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Olivine Pools

Kahekili Hwy, Maui, HI 96761
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Beautiful and dangerous

We visited this location after visiting "Blow Hole" which is nearby. It was a very windy day and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hksimpson2017
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Pacific Grove
Awesome, but Use Some Caution

We learned about the Olivine Pools from "Maui Revealed", the best guidebook ever. On the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hruter
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“be careful” (18 reviews)
“deeper pool” (4 reviews)
“rogue waves” (4 reviews)
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Kahekili Hwy, Maui, HI 96761
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"be careful"
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"deeper pool"
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"rogue waves"
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"wore water shoes"
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"due respect"
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"low tide"
in 6 reviews
"common sense"
in 6 reviews
"bring snorkel gear"
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"tennis shoes"
in 5 reviews
"loose rocks"
in 2 reviews
"cool experience"
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"cool spot"
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"rocky trail"
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"mile marker"
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"climb down"
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"running shoes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this location after visiting "Blow Hole" which is nearby. It was a very windy day and waves were crashing over the edge into the pools, we way stayed clear of the pools themselves, but were still able to take in the beauty of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about the Olivine Pools from "Maui Revealed", the best guidebook ever. On the northwestern side of the island, a bit difficult to find, but well worth it. All the words of caution are correct, but some a bit overstated. The hike down to...More

Thank hruter
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Stopped on our way driving around the western side of Maui. Beautiful to look at, but we did not want too chance it and go in the water. We heard too many stories of people getting injured and even dying when waves crash unexpectantly into...More

3  Thank cindyluwho2
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Olivine tide pools have always been a favorite of my kids. We try to go at low tide so less risk but there is a climb down and back up and the ocean is always unpredictable so you need to be careful. After a...More

1  Thank Dean B
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We go every year to the olivine pools but we stand at the top for a few minutes to see how big the waves are before we go down or go back to the car. It is a beautiful sight from the top if you...More

3  Thank gregfrazier66
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

These are only deadly if you have no sense of caution. There are a few different pools. I wish someone would map them out but really awesome to have waves crashing around you while sitting in a still pool.

2  Thank Rickbuck4
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

After reading about the danger of the pools, we were a bit skeptical. However, it was the highlight of our trip to Maui! Wear shoes you can get wet & hike in. The hike looks daunting at first but it’s not bad at all. It...More

2  Thank dawgpndgirl
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

First off the the drive there is awful, the roads are narrow and tiny, we drove slow but people were still riding our tail. Once we arrived it’s a LONG/STEEP walk down to the pools. We had our 6 and 10 year old, it was...More

3  Thank Simmonsfamily623
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were on our way from the blowhole to olivine pools and heard sirens. Tragically, a man drowned while rescuing his 15 year old daughter who was swept in by a large wave. It’s a pretty view from above and safe. Maui Revealed needs to...More

4  Thank seticrandall
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We were told about this place by the concierge at our hotel, without any warnings. Upon arriving, there was an ambulance and 2 police cars at the top of the trail. A girl was sitting in a car with a badly mangled face. My wife...More

4  Thank Andrew H
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Rachel623
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Response from Hung N | Reviewed this property |
Wow..Best of luck to your daughter, and especially to her friend's family. It could be a devastating experience.
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