For some Maui locals, this may come to no surprise: Kula has been named the best place to escape to in Hawaii.
The travel website Expedia recently published a list of the best places in each state that offer peaceful retreats and great places to relax. From quaint small towns to nature preserves, the travel site picked its favorite places where people can go to enjoy tranquility and quiet while being surrounded by pristine nature.
The travel site emphasized locations where visitors can go to recharge and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. In Hawaii, Expedia’s top pick was Kula, a rural town that sweeps across the slopes of Haleakala.
This Upcountry ranch spans 3,285 acres over some of the most pristine forests and rollings hills that gaze down the slopes of Haleakala to the coast.
“An upcountry town on the island of Maui with sweeping views of both the island and the Pacific Ocean, Kula is a prime spot to help erase stress,” the article stated.
From indulging in a farm-to-table organic lunch at O’o Farm to breathing in soothing lavender aromas at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Expedia listed its favorite relaxing activities to enjoy in one of the most calming regions on Maui.
Kula is home to dozens of ranches and farms, including this nursery that's one of the top producing in the state.
“Gaze upon the world from atop Haleakalā volcano,” the article stated.
Drive to the summit of the volcano or stroll through 8 acres of colorful flowers, tropical trees and waterfalls at the Kula Botanical Garden. In Kula, there are countless ways to escape from the business of daily life and instead retreat to lush rolling pastures and forests that gaze upon Maui’s coasts.