Karen Lei’s Kahakuloa Gallery

Adventuring through West Maui and you’ll stumble upon a true gem located in a remote part of the island. Karen Lei’s Gallery is a pristine respite from the windy roads and offers some relief for weary drivers.

Karen Lei’s Gallery, formerly known as Kuakini Gallery.

The artist and jewelry maker has gathered quite the collection of unique finds, beautiful jewels and delightful gifts for friends, family and perhaps yourself. From paintings, to sculpture, arts and crafts, to one-of-a-kind accessories and local snacks this stop is impressive to say the least.

More than 100 local artists and jewelry makers are featured.

Separated into jewelry pieces, art, beach-inspired interior designs and tropical creations more than 100 local artists, artisans and crafters are on display at this inviting store and gallery. The home which doubles as a storefront is perched atop of majestic mountain top with breathtaking views mauka to makai.

This gallery and gift shop showcases everything from paintings, to jewelry, to glass and wood art pieces.

I was initially captivated by the Tahitian pearls, then eye-catching sunset paintings and mermaid themed crafts. As a kamaaina I love seeing local people highlighted and showcased for visitors to see. Much of the artwork is beautiful, well composed and depicts what it really means to embrace Hawaiian island life.


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A cute stop for snacks too.

Located at 7093 Kahekili Highway, the quest to find this destination is a special journey to say the least. There is also a newer location in Kaanapali, but this Kahakuloa gallery is such a hidden gem I would recommend making a day out of it and exploring Maui’s northwest side. (Please drive with care).

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Car Rental provided by Advantage Rent A Car Kahului

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About Olena Heu

Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University. An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.

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