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3 miles to Kahului Airport • Complimentary luggage storage • Real-time flight departure monitor • Complimentary wi-fi • Refresh at Maui Beach Hotel Hospitality Rooms • FREE luggage tags with ad mention

CENTER INFORMATION

275 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue
Kahului,   HI 96732           MAP IT


Guest Services   808.877.4325
Security               808.877.0718
Management      808.877.3369

CENTER HOURS

Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday                     10:00am – 5:00pm

QUESTIONS?

DIRECTIONS

FROM WEST SIDE (KAPALUA, KA’ANAPALI, LAHAINA)
From Kapalua, Bay Drive:  Head east on Bay Drive to HI-30E
From Ka’anapali Parkway:  Turn right onto Ka’anapali Parkway to HI-30E
From Lahaina:  Take Front Street to HI-30E

Turn right on HI-30E, travel 16.5 miles
Turn right onto HI-380, travel 3.9 miles
Turn left onto Maui Lani Parkway, travel 0.6 miles
Turn right onto South Kamehameha Ave, travel 0.6 miles
Turn left onto South Papa Ave, travel 0.4 miles
Turn right onto Onehee Ave, travel 0.7 miles
Continue onto Kea St, travel 0.1 miles
Arrive QKC

FROM EAST SIDE (PAIA, HAIKU)
Head southwest on HI36 toward Baldwin Ave, travel 6.8 miles
Turn slightly left onto E. Ka’ahumanu Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn left, arrive QKC
 
From Makawao (Central)
Head northwest on Baldwin Ave
Turn left onto Hali’imaile Rd, travel 2.6 miles
Turn right onto HI037, travel 4.7 miles
Turn left onto HI36, travel 2.9 miles
Turn slightly left onto E. Ka’ahumanu Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn left, arrive QKC

Travel directions vary based on your exact location.

We recommend using your preferred global positioning system (GPS).

FROM SOUTH SIDE (KIHEI, WAILEA, MAKENA)
From Makena:  Head northeast toward Makena Alanui
Turn left on Makena Alanui, travel 0.8 miles
Continue onto Makena Rd, travel 0.5 miles
Continue onto Wailea Alanui Drive, travel 1.6 miles
Turn right onto Wailea Ike Drive, travel 0.6 miles
Wailea Ike Drive turns left & becomes HI-31, travel 7.2 miles
Continue onto HI-311N
Turn left onto W Wakea Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn right onto Kea St, travel 0.1 miles
Arrive QKC

From Wailea:  Turn left on Wailea Alanui Drive, travel 0.2 miles
Turn right on Wailea Ike Drive, travel 0.6 miles
Wailea Ike Drive turns left & becomes HI-31, travel 7.2 miles
Continue onto HI-311N, travel 7.1 miles
Turn left onto W. Wakea Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn right onto Kea St, travel 0.1 miles
Arrive QKC

From Kihei: From South Kihei Rd, head north
Turn right onto Keonekai Road, travel 0.5 miles
Turn left onto HI-31, travel 5.4 miles
Continue onto HI-311N, travel 7.1 miles
Turn left onto W. Wakea Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn right onto Kea St, travel 0.1 miles
Arrive QK

FROM UPCOUNTRY (KULA, MAKAWAO)
From Kula:  Head north on HI-37, travel 7.7 miles
Turn left onto HI-36, travel 2.9 miles
Turn slightly left onto E. Ka’ahumanu Ave, travel 0.8 miles
Turn left, arrive QKC

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Maui’s Remarkable Queen

Born in a cave on the remote coast of Hāna in 1768, Kaʻahumanu was destined to become one of Hawaiʻi’s most important and influential queens, the favorite wife of the warrior chief who conquered and united the Islands, a woman who defied tradition and defined her times.

A child of aliʻi (nobility), Kaʻahumanu learned from her earliest years to be a queen. She was still a child when she caught the eye of Kamehameha. Within the year, she had been pledged to him. They married when she was thirteen. By then Kaʻahumanu already displayed keen political insight.

As kuhina nui, Kaʻahumanu created laws to protect her people from the foreign influences inundating the Islands in the early 1800s. It was she who recognized the advantages of literacy, and who encouraged it among aliʻi and commoner alike. In a single generation, Hawaiʻi achieved one of the highest rates of literacy in the world.

Kaʻahumanu’s most enduring act was to dissolve the kapu – the system of laws governing early life in Hawaiʻi. Her efforts ushered in a new state of relations between chiefs and commoners, one of more mutual trust and affection.

Having overthrown the ancient gods and kapu, Kaʻahumanu converted to Christianity shortly before her death in 1832. Her public endorsement of the missionaries and their religion swayed other chiefs, as well as thousands of Hawaiians, to follow her lead, forever transforming the Islands and their people.

A Word on Protocol

Please be respectful of the queen’s statue and surrounding area. The only items you may properly place in her hands are fresh flowers or fresh lei (please do not leave money there). Lei for the Queen’s head or neck should be taken to our Guest Service Center, and we will have them placed on the statue. Out of cultural respect, we also ask you not to stand on the benches or rock wall, and refrain from wading in the pool or casting any items other than coins in the water. Your kōkua is greatly appreciated.

In the spirit of Queen Kaʻahumanu, we collect all coins tossed into the pool and donate them to a different local non-profit organization each month.