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Historic Makawao Town

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“cute shops”(5 reviews)
“cream puffs”(4 reviews)
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Baldwin Ave & Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
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All reviews cowboy town cute shops cream puffs rodeo general store upcountry maui malasadas lots of history old west the mexican restaurant komoda bakery worth the short drive worth a visit both sides day trip up country galleries browse
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband, daughter her boy friend came to Makawao since another daughter is studying to be a masseuse. Settled by Portuguese Cowboys there is an interesting history. The only odd thing are the mixtures. Some craft but lots of boutique type stores like you'd find...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visit Maui, I love the drive to upcountry Maui and visiting Makawao. The bakery (Komodo) is the first stop...known for their cream puffs. Bought couple cream puffs to eat there and then bought apple turnovers and coconut danish for eating the next morning....More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little town w assorted arts and galleries stores. The bakery cream puffs are delish!! Cute little coffee shops as well as Mexican, Italian etc restaurants. I ate at Polli’s which was very tasty. Small craft market. One could see it all in approx 3...More

Thank Wings298
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The town is small and you can probably spend about three hours and see it all. There is kind of a cowboy feel to this little place. Everyone was really pleasant and very helpful. There are lots of little shops where you can find a...More

Thank bubbleheadout
Reviewed 20 June 2018

It's a pleasant drive up the mountain to this cute little town with great shops, restaurants and bakery. On the way back down the mountain you can actually see both sides of the island ocean at the same time. It's really cool.

2  Thank bmason
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I only visited once but, my initial impression of this town is that the aloha spirit has been sucked out of it :(

1  Thank stephelga
Reviewed 11 May 2018

A small upcountry town that embraces its cowboy roots. There are numerous boutique shops willing to have you part with your dollars and surprisingly a couple of good restaurants are located here. This is not someplace you would make a destination, but if you are...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Not having a car I decided to explore by city bus. $4 gets you an all day pass! First bus got me to the large shopping mall/transit center, then a transfer to the library in the heart of Kakawao. Lots to see, Restaurant & shop...More

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Town reminded me of a town from the old west with the wooden building facades often seen in old western movies. Spent an hour checking out some of the shops and art galleries along two main streets of this neat town. Did miss our chance...More

2  Thank 44statesandcounting
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you have ever been to a seaside boutique town then you have been to Makawao. Not much there but boutique shops a good coffee shop and a bakery that was closed when we visited. If you are out this way then maybe stop for...More

1  Thank Valerie H
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Kris M
24 April 2016|
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Response from Jim D | Reviewed this property |
Yes Most restaurants and stores and galleries are open seven days a week. It's fun little town. Great Mexican at Polli's. Great drinks and food also at Casa Nova. Enjoy! Maui no Ka Oi Maui is the Best!