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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed at Camp Olowalu for the entire duration of our stay in Maui (9 days). Originally we intended to camp or find a cheap condo to rent until we found the perfect alternative in the Tentalows. The place is gorgeous and the facilities almost brand new. We initially hesitated to book because of the bad review but they have... More 

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5 Thank Nadia M
Lahaina, Hawaii
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I stayed in a Camp Olawalu tentalow over a Thur/Fri/Sat stretch during the busy whale-watch season. At last minute, I needed to change my reservation by advancing it a day and greatly appreciated the flexibility and understanding of the manager(owner?) I spoke with on the phone. As a West Maui resident, I was somewhat familiar with the property and aware... More 

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Thank 1mauivanessa
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Camp Olowalu just got new owners. It is an interesting place. The new owners have cleaned up the place a lot and are building tentalows which seem really cute. Tent camping is decent. They still have the disgusting chemical toilets that other campsites have. They do have nice outdoor cold water showers. The campsites have picnic tables, which are very... More 

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3 Thank Rose B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I tent camped at Camp Olowalu for two weeks and had a wonderful time. The snorkel diving is awesome, saw tons of tropical fish and some big sea turtles. The camp is well run, clean and everyone who works there is kind and helpful, especially Sebastion. Highly recommended!

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3 Thank Ronnie Burch W
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We have been there 4 nights. This campground was recommended from a friend who have been there last year. We were very disappointed with the facilities....what facilities??? There's an outside cold shower (never cleaned- dirty) and a little Lean-To style building with a sink (where people wash everything- teeth, clothes, shoes, dishes). We were happy there was a washing machine... More 

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2 Thank Belanger L
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We stayed here years ago and it was fine--basic, but OK. I'm sad to report it has gone downhill, while the price has gone up. It's a terrible value for the price you pay, and no longer worth it--we actually moved to a condo unit instead. Camping is under thorny trees, dusty but really not too bad if the rest... More 

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1 Thank Rosemary S
Mojave, CA
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Lots of bare dirt- we were there on a windy night, and it went everywhere. The trees have thorns and shed lots of twigs with more thorns. The portajohns were quite rank, but to be fair, not notably more so than any others in the tropical warmth. The site is less than a hundred yards from Highway 30, the main... More 

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Thank RocketPlumber
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. The campsites are clearly marked and some do have great views of the ocean. One of the few campsites with with showers and toilets. There is also a power outlet strip near the laundry. The campsites were nice and clean except for the dead trees everywhere. There are centipedes and scorpions everywhere so beware.

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Thank Jacob H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

This place is filed with Peoria smoking meth all night long! It's all you can smell and it's enough to make a billy goat puke! There are centipedes an scorpions everywhere once it's dark and you shine a light on the ground. The porta potties were full and terrible. The guy that works there is not friendly and the vibe... More 

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2 Thank Jensinejean
Central Point, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This place is busy! Probably a result of the limited camping options on this island. We found a spot about 20 paces to the ocean. Great place to watch the stars and awake to the sound of waves. It's a bit of a walk to the restrooms. Didn't try the showers, but they looked decent. The campsites were clean, though... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Camp Olowalu is an affordable alternative to hotels while being even closer to nature. Visiting this rustic retreat is like visiting Hawaii the way it used to be - a peaceful and fun tropical paradise year-round. Experience some of the best whale watching, snorkeling, and kayaking Maui has to offer right off our beachfront property. Hike multiple nearby trails and discover the traces of ancient Hawaii. Adventure is waiting for you right outside your camping grounds. We offer our cabins for group events and tentalows and the camp sites for individuals ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Olowalu

Address: 800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9702
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Camp Olowalu Hotel Lahaina
Camp Olowalu Maui/Lahaina
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“Tent site #33 by the beach!! Bring hand sanitizer & soap; large, tough tarp to prevent tent puncture from Kiawe thorn.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavidl2014, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember to bring bug dope (organic) and flashlights!”
 of 5 bubbles jeanim2016, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Sebastian”
 of 5 bubbles kimcL6961NN, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The tentalows are incredibles. I highly recommend them!”
 of 5 bubbles JulieC461, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles RocketPlumber, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
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