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Historic Church on Maui - Kaulanapueo Church in Huelo

Kaulanapueo Church in Huelo Maui Hawaii 96708

Kaulanapueo Church in Huelo, Maui, Hawaii

Along the winding Hana Highway is a community known as Huelo, which is really a part of Haiku, Maui.  A well known landmark is the Door of Faith Road, which brings you to the Kaulanapueo Church in Huelo.  This historic Protestant church was established in 1853 and is still used for worship, with services in the Hawaiian language.  The church walls are made of stone, creating a cool interior for a comfortable experience while attending services. 

Haiku is on Maui's north shore, where the tradewinds bring refreshing rains to nourish lush growth.  Coconuts palms, banana plants, and tropical flowers are plentiful in this rich environment.  Garden enthusiasts enjoy planting and growing crops all year round, and you'll find a lot of organic farms here.

 

Kaulanapueo Church wall - Huelo Maui

 

 

This community has seen a lot of changes over the decades, when this area transitioned from a sugar and pineapple growing region, then to cattle farming, up to the present day.  Nowadays there a many smaller farms as well as homes which range from humble shacks to multi-million dollar oceanfront estates.  For the most part, residents here enjoy a more natural lifestyle than you will find in the resort towns... natural beauty is everywhere you look, and people are very laid back. 

Some find the deeply spiritual atmosphere much to their liking, and would not choose to live anywhere else.  Here in Huelo, it seems you are a little more connected to the a'ina (the land), the water, the plants, and the history of Hawaii.

If you're driving the Hana Highway, be sure to take this detour if you're interested in something unique and historical on Maui.

Kaulanapueo Church - Door of Faith Rd - Haiku Maui HI 96708

Comment balloon 10 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • July 08 2008 05:41PM

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Hi Georgina,

You can almost feel the peace and tranquility that emanates from the building.

All the best

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 9 years ago

Hi Kevin - you're right, it's a quiet country setting.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

Aloha Georgina,

Huelo and Haiku are very special places to live. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Peace,

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) about 9 years ago

Hi Kimo,  Yes, this area was once a highly populated area before "you know who" came to the islands.  There's a lot of history here.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

A little history goes a long way.......I personally love the combination of history and real estate! Great post!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 9 years ago

BJ - Hawaii is filled with historic churches - the native inhabitants really embraced new religions when they were introduced - of course they were encouraged to, and often times they were banned from practicing their own beliefs.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 9 years ago

huelo is beautiful place like no other place on earth

Posted by a l almost 9 years ago

Yes it is.  There is a lot of mana there.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 9 years ago

THERE IS ALOT MORE HERE.MY OHANA IS BURIED UNDER THOSE STONES.

Posted by MOKE JR (KAHIAMOE) over 8 years ago

Aloha Moke Jr!  Thanks for much for reading my blog and making a comment.  Please feel free to add more comments that I can include in the post. 

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago

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