The Pools At Oheo are one of Haleakala National Park’s most popular attractions, located on the eastern part of Maui about 40 minutes past Hana. They are formed by Pipiwai Stream, which creates a series of pools and waterfalls on it’s way to the ocean. And, when weather conditions are favorable, it’s a great spot for swimming!
Haleakala National Park
The other tour companies must bypass this incredible stop on their road to Hana tours because they’ve wasted all of their tour time at the more crowded stops and restaurants along the way. Valley Isle Excursions’ tour guides love to take people here because it has so much to see and do. On nice days, our guides like to stop here for an hour or more so you can enjoy the Pools At Oheo and even hike a little bit upstream. You’ll definitely need more time than the tour can provide to thoroughly explore Haleakala National Park. Why? Well, it boasts treasures like; a bamboo forest, 200ft + waterfalls, numerous swimming pools, which, in some instances, you can actually enjoy by yourself, and of course there is the fantastically surreal Haleakala Crater. The Pools At Oheo are perfectly nestled, right next to the ocean and they’re pretty easy access, which may be one reason why it’s the most popular destination in the park.
The Pools at Oheo and Beyond
We know that when you come to Maui, you come with an impressive bucket list. You definitely want to check off as many of your tropical dream experiences as possible. Perhaps visiting the rainforest and enjoying a swim under a beautiful waterfall is on your list? The Pools of Oheo allow you to enjoy swimming in natural pools of fresh, cool, clean water and they’re just steps from the Pacific Ocean on the eastern coastline of Maui.
Hana and the surrounding areas are so impressive, with so many unique, fascinating nooks and crannies, a repeat visit for a more in-depth adventure on your next trip to Maui is a must. Unless, of course, you are going to be in Hana, either at one of the hotels, B&B’s or campgrounds for an extended stay, you probably won’t be able to see everything the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park has to offer on a single day trip. It’s just too big, with too much to dazzle and distract you. Valley Isle Excursions offers a great introduction to some of the most amazing, accessible, and oftentimes the least visited, but most beautiful, parts of Hana and the surrounding areas in just one full, long, fun day.