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Kauaʻi's Scenic Byways

The island of Kauaʻi is the oldest and northernmost of the eight major islands in the archipelago, making it the first island sighted by Captain Cook in 1778 and Captain Vancouver in 1792. Graced with time-worn cliffs and lush rainforests, the Garden Isle is filled with miles of roads to explore and stories waiting to be told.

Holo Holo Kōloa Scenic Byway
In Hawaiian, the term holo holo means to go for a drive or a ride, so if your travels take you on the 19.5-mile Holo Holo Kōloa Scenic Byway, you know it was meant to be. This story begins on the Maluhia Road with a magical passage through a tree tunnel that transports you into the old sugar plantation town of Kōloa, and even further back into time to a recently discovered ancient Hawaiian village named Kāneiʻolouma Heiau. You’ll also discover salt ponds, world-class Poʻipū Beach, a sacred hula mound named Pāʻū a Laka and National Tropical Botanical Garden with the largest collection of endangered plant species in the world, as well as many other historically significant sites.

The Holo Holo Kōloa Scenic Byway is sponsored by Hui Mālama o Kōloa. For detailed maps and information, visit Hawaiʻi Scenic Byways at