Kauai's Scenic Byways

The island of Kauai 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, this “Garden Island” is filled with miles of roads to explore and stories waiting to be told.

Holo Holo Koloa, Kauai


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 Koloa 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 Koloa, and even further back into time to a recently discovered ancient Hawaiian village named Kaneiolouma Heiau. You’ll also discover salt ponds, world-class Poipu Beach, a sacred hula mound named Pau 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.

Spouting HornThe Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway begins on State Highway 520 and leads you through historic Old Koloa Town to sunny Poipu on the southern part of Kauai.

The Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway is sponsored by Hui Malama o Koloa. For maps and information, visit Hawaii Scenic Byways at www.hawaiiscenicbyways.org.