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Found in the Upcountry region of Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala.
Located in the central part of the island, Kula is also at the center of its culinary resurgence, with much of the exotic produce served at Maui’s best Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurants grown right here in the rich, volcanic soil.
The fertile fields of Kula are an ideal place to stir up your appetite by taking a farm tour. Pick a Maui onion at Oo Farm, smell the sweet lavender and marvel at the stunning views at the Alii Kula Lavender Farm or see the protea at the Shim Coffee and Protea Farm Tour. The region is also home to a vivid introduction to the kind of plants you won't find growing on the mainland of the United States. Kula Botanical Gardens is filled with blooming carnations, birds of paradise and orchids covering six acres in a multi level, hillside terrain. Easy paths let people experience 2,000 types of indigenous plants as well as an excellent display of proteas, one of the leading plants in Maui's floriculture industry.
Kula’s most notable landmark is the brilliant white, octagonal Holy Ghost Church. This was a gift from the king and queen of Portugal to the island’s Portuguese plantation workers in 1894, and it has been recently restored. Kula also offers the best views in Upcountry Maui, with sweeping views of Maui and the Pacific Ocean.