Local Style and true sense of place. Stay in the most charming historic neighborhood of Maui. In an Inn recognized by the Hawaii Visitors Bureau for its superior Hawaiian feeling. Experience the real Maui, feel its sense of place.
Maui's best shopping! The third largest shopping center in the state, Kaahumanu Center is located 5 minutes from Wailuku. In addition the Maui Market Place, Costco's and two other shopping centers are all located just minutes away. These stores offer lower prices then resort shops with infinitely greater selection. For real bargains check out our local crafters swap meet on Saturdays.
Sea Life, Snorkeling Sport fishing, Dinner cruises. The new Maui Ocean Center (and Aquarium) and Ma'alea boat harbor are just 6 miles from the Inn. Charter a deep sea fishing boat, take a Molokini snorkel trip, or evening dinner cruise
Maui's Golf and Tennis. Golf at Sandalwood, Maui Lani or municipal course Waiehu all less than three miles away, and at better value than resort courses. Wailuku is only 30 minutes to any of the other 12 resort and municipal courses on the Island. Wailuku has 11 municipal lighted tennis courts. Play for free at the six courts in Wells Park only a five minute walk from the Inn.
Get that Taste of Maui! Great "local restaurants and hole in the walls," dine on plate lunch to gourmet meals. The best include Saigon Café, Sam Choy's, Silk Road, Norms, Ichiban, Sam Sato's, Tasty Crust, Ramon's, Siam Thai, The Waterfront Restaurant and Tokyo Tei. All central Maui Restaurants feature great food at great value. Maui's famous Mochi and Manju are made in Wailuku too, great for take home omi-yage.
Beaches, Windsurfing. There are beaches five minutes away but even Maui's finest resort beaches are less than 35 minutes away. We can advise you which are best and even what time of day to visit them. Windsurfing at hot spots, Kanaha, Hookipa, or Kalepolepo are only minutes from the Inn.
Hiking Rain forests etc. Check out the Hawaii Nature Center interactive exhibit, Hike into Iao valley rain forest, walk to the Iao needle (Maui's most visited site). All located in Wailuku. Or get a half hour head start on the rest of the visitors on a drive to Hana.
Helicopter Tours/Airport. Only 4.7 miles to the Kahului airport and Heliport. When you arrive on Maui it is only 8 minutes from the airport. You're settled and on your vacation in less than a half hour after arriving on the Island. Early morning helicopter trip? No sweat! you're there and back in 15 minutes.
Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Culture, Arts Pre western Contact sites include Kepaniwai site of the battle in which Maui became part of Kamehameha's united Islands, the war god temple platforms of Pakukalo. Take in Bailey House Missionary Museum ( 1833), the Kaahumanu Church, and the Alexander House in a historic walking tour of Wailuku from the Inn. Neighboring Kahului houses the Sugar Plantation Museum. In addition the new Central Maui Park is home to Maui botanical garden. Visit the Maui Culture and Arts Center's Castle theater for a production of a Hawaiian Epic like E holo Mai Pele, the amphitheater for a concert by Bob Dylan or Na Leo Pilimehana, or McCoy theater for a production by a local theater company.
Central Maui has a flavor of its own, it is convenient and has a lot to offer. Visitors rarely spend a lot of time at their hotel or the beach in front of it. Rather during the day they are off on activities or shopping. Save time, and money while maximizing the value of your visit by staying at the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
It has been named the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono and, down to the smallest detail, it represents 1920's Hawai'i at its very best, intertwined with the conveniences and luxuries modern travelers expect. The overall theme of the inn and its impeccably landscaped grounds pay tribute to Hawai'i's poet laureate of the 1920's and '30s, Don Blanding.
Each of the seven distinctive guest rooms is dedicated to one of the flowers in his "Old Hawaiian Garden". Hawaiian quilts, in the design of each room's flower, set each room apart.
Cooled by gentle breezes, this large comfortable room features native hardwood floors, oversized bamboo furniture, local artwork, reading materials and other entertainments.
"There are no days throughout the year without some sort of flowers here..." wrote Don Blanding. The verse holds true for the gardens at Ulupono. Exotic and fragrant wild ginger in the front yard, the intoxicating bouquet of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow at the back door, the owners' rose garden, too, charm the senses. "No color, tint or-shape is missed, in Nature's wondrous gift..."
Bird of Paradise Room
Elegant Eucalyptus floors and the original elliptical shower stall are the special features of the soft blue Bird of Paradise Room. Securing the corridor door it shares with the Ulu Room creates a two-bedroom suite.
Inspired by Maui's natural beauty, the Lokelani Room is dedicated to the island's pink rose. Morning sun gives a particular glow to the exquisite Hawaiian ohi'a wood floors. A sweet evening scent emanates from the exotic miulana flourishing outside the south window.
The views of the West Maui Mountains and Iao Valley from the moonlight gray Mokihana Room are as lush as the mountain tops on which the coveted forest plant lives. The old glass-doored cabinets showcase the owners' eclectic Oriental art collection. The bath features a whirlpool tub.
The Hibiscus Room and Lehua Room each has its own lanai and private walled garden. These adjoining rooms may be combined into a larger suite by opening their connecting doors. The fragrances both inside and out of these garden rooms are tantalizing.
The Hibiscus Room and Lehua Room each has its own lanai and private walled garden. These adjoining rooms may be combined into a larger suite by opening their connecting doors.
Its old parchment walls and vivid Ilima quilt combine to make the Ilima Room one of the inn's most beautiful. The whirlpool tub is open to the bedroom; the inn's logo is based on this room's original arched windows.