Driving Directions from Honolulu International Airport:
NOTE: past guests have experienced problems with GPS systems and by following directions other than ours below. Please follow our driving directions for the fastest and most beautiful drive to Hale Ko’olau.
As you’re leaving Honolulu International Airport take the Interstate H-1 (West) to Waianae Exit. Stay on H-1 (West) until you reach the Interstate H-3 (East) Exit to Kaneohe. Take H-3 over the Koolau mountains to Kaneohe Town. As you are coming down H-3 into Kaneohe you will see the Exit #9 to Kaneohe via SR63 (North) also known as the Likelike Highway. Take SR63 (North) to the SR83 exit also known as the Kahekili Highway exit. Stay on the Kahekili Highway going North towards La’ie. At the town of Kahalu’u Kamehameha Highway merges into the Kahelkili Highway and becomes Kamehameha Highway for the duration of your drive. (There is a local market “The Hygenic Market” and a Seven-Eleven at this intersection).
Keep going North towards La’ie on Kamehameha Highway. You will not have to make any further turns from this point. Just sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Windward coast and the Ko’olau mountains. You will arrive in the town of Hau’ula in approximately 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. You will know you are approaching Hale Ko’olau when you pass by the beach pavilion in Hau’ula on the makai (ocean side). There is a seven-eleven across the street on the mauka (mountain side). Please note that there is a similar beach pavilion with a seven-eleven across the street in the town of Ka’a ‘awa, two towns before Hauula…keep going to Hauula.
At the end of the Hau’ula Beach Park homes begin again on the makai. Hale Ko’olau is located within this group oceanfront homes. The properties are surrounded by six-foot tall wooden fences with palms & spider lilies growing along the roadside. There is no glaring or flashy sign along the road, only the street number so keep an eye out.
Please follow the parking & arrival instructions which have previously been emailed to you.
Parking space is limited not only at Hale Ko’olau, but around the island, therefore we advise our guests to avoid renting large SUVs and Vans.