The Ultimate Island Location

‘We believe a deep connection
and a sense of place is nurturing to the soul.’

Nestled between two gulches, you will find Hōkūnui Maui surrounded by green, rolling hills with majestic 360 degree views of the ocean, West Maui mountains, Molokai, Haleakala, and Pu’u Pi’iholo – just upslope of Makawao town. Makawao literally translates to ‘forest beginning’. Hōkūnui belongs to the moku of Hāmākuapoko, one of 12 land divisions on the island of Maui. Within the moku is the ahupuaʻa of Makawao, of which Piʻiholo is the region where Hōkūnui is located. This area was renowned in ancient times as a place where royalty would visit the ponds of Kalena (at the base of Pu’u Pi’iholo) to swim and relax in the pleasant upland temperatures and where the native forest thrived.

Embrace the Maui Lifestyle

Hōkūnui Maui’s ideal location offers close proximity to the island’s top schools and wealth of activities, both active and urban. The community is tucked into the temperate hills of Upcountry Maui minutes from the charming town of Makawao. Within minutes, be on a hike in the nearby Makawao Forest Reserve, or simply explore the neighborhood’s private trail network, traversing peaceful pastures and flourishing forests. Maui’s pristine North Shore has some of the world’s most beloved beaches only fifteen minutes away.

Makawao Town

Located on the rural northwest slope of Haleakala on East Maui, the community is known for being the hub of “Upcountry” and Paniolo (cowboy) town. Walking the historic streets, it’s plantation past and contemporary thriving arts merge to create a lovely quaint community.


Within a 15 minute drive of Hōkūnui are many of the island’s top schools, both private and public, ranging from pre-K to high school. Your family has convenient access to the island’s best education system, within the most abundant natural setting.

Parks, Hiking & Forests

Mountain bike or hike in the nearby Makawao Forest Reserve, or explore one of the many waterfalls Maui has to offer in under 30 minutes drive. Endless nature reserves, forests, botanical gardens, and more are nearby.

Organic Farms & Markets

While Hōkūnui offers farm raised, grass fed sheep and beef, there is also a small community garden to harvest from. 

In the neighboring area, there is an abundance of Farmer’s Markets and local farms where you can find the finest quality food grown with love.


Maui is known worldwide for its iconic beaches and at Hōkūnui, they are in your backyard. Within a short drive is access to Maui’s North Shore, featuring miles of spectacular, undeveloped beaches, dramatic rugged shoreline, world-class surf breaks, and off-the-beaten paths.

Equestrian Trails

Hōkūnui offers an ideal place for equestrian activities. There are ample farm roads available for riding.