Olowalu is viewed as a small community on the west part of Maui. It is full of history and there are many archaeological sites found throughout as well as beautiful flora, lush valleys and green slopes. It is a natural environment with rich wildlife, streams, and the beach. The real estate is in development in this area, with some new sites for future homes being constructed. You can also enjoy some diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, overall, beach activities.
Guide to Olowalu
Olowalu is a sustainable community that has existed for quite some time in Maui. It is similar to nearby towns such as Paia, Makawao, Wailuku, and Lanai City. The town is equipped with various kinds of amenities such as shops and restaurants to meet the needs of the residents. A large tract of agricultural space surrounds Olowalu real estate community.
This is the site where a great massacre occurred in 1790. Captain Simon Metcalfe set out on a sea voyage for a maritime fur trading. Two ships are used to carry out the maritime fur trading business including Eleanora and Fair American. It happened that the Spanish captured the Fair American ship because of the Nootka Crisis. In 1790, the Eleanora ship arrived at the Kealakekua Bay. The chief Kameeuanoku heard about the arrival of the ship and went to welcome them. It appeared that Simon Melcafe had been angry with the chief because of something he did. One day, a small boat that belonged to Melcafe was stolen. At that same night, a watchman was killed. Melcafe was angry so he fired cannon into the village. The people told him that it was the people of Olowalu that had taken the boat. When Melcafe reaches Olowalu, he discovered that the villagers dismantle the boat so that they can take the nails. Nails are treasure to the people because of the lack of smelting technology. Melcafe directed his soldiers to fire the cannon so that 100 Hawaiians were killed. Eventually, King Kamehameha I took revenge and killed Simon Melcafe’s son, Thomas Melcafe. Simon Melcafe left the island finally.
After the massacre, the site no longer has a thriving community. Olowalu used to be a town where refugee can run for help. In the past, the chiefess Kalola governed the town. Today, Olowalu has a sparse population. Olowalu real estate community provides various types housing such as single family, and multi family houses. The houses in Olowalu are affordable and suitable for people who receive all range of income. Many people have volunteered to restore the Hawaiian plants. They also help to rebuild the taro fields. While in Olowalu, you can pay a visit to the petroglyph. The Olowalu petroglyph shows a few figures assembling together to signify as one family. The chief is represented by the human figure with large body. The figure with stick like body is a commoner. In addition, the petroglyph features animals, canoes and etc.
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