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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in one of the tentalows. It's Maui's best kept secret. I had two nights at the Hyatt mid week because the tentalow was booked and I could not wait to return to the private tentalow on the private beach. My favorite was the private outdoor shower with hot water. The resident manager was helpful and nice. Can't wait... More 

Thank Heather W
Canmore, Canada
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camping at Olowalu has a lot going for it, and while this lovely location has potential to be a perfect seaside getaway it ultimately comes up short. They are in the midst of major site development, which could lead to significant improvements; however, we had some issues with this provider. Our main concern about sanitary health, shared by other patrons,... More 

3 Thank Dr David L
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this place is! Maui is such a touristic Island that sometimes it feels like you cant scape the flamingo pictures and resort restaurants. If you're looking for something unique, and something that makes you feel like you're exploring the real Maui, definitely stay at this camp! The tentallows are perfect. Each bed... More 

Thank Carol P
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We really enjoyed this place in Olowalu. The only disappointment were that there aren't more places like this all around Maui. Fortunately, the weather wasn't great at the crater or the north east of the island the entire week we were in Maui so we stayed at Olowalu all but one night of our trip. We camped for 4 nights... More 

Thank LSybil
Jefferson, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

we rented the tentalows for 10 days, all but one, and a cabin and a tent spot. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on camp olowalu! the tentalows are awesome, especially the very comfy beds and the shower !If you keep your tentalow screens zipped up, especially at night, you don't have a bug issue, but Maui... More 

Thank Jeani M
Sitka, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I spent the week van camping and using campgrounds in Maui. On our final night I wanted to 'splurge' and have a private shower and a real bed to sleep in so I took a Tentalo for the evening. All was well and wonderful during the day, the shower was great, the space was just enough but then we woke... More 

3 Thank bethany g
Camp O, Manager at Camp Olowalu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Camp Olowalu. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. We have addressed the “biting flying problems” seriously, spoken with the employee in question, we contacted previous and after guest, our crew entirely inspect not only your Tentalow but all, we have not had any... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My whife and me have booked a tent place for 3 Nights which was canceled due to a storm. The Camp Manager tried to contact us the days before, but we missed his calls and didn't call back. So we arrived at the camp being surprised about the cancellation. As for that night it would be to dangerous to camp... More 

Thank Kim C
New England
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This campground is located on the water but is protected within trees. Some sites have a picnic table while others do not. The shower is outside but has four walls and is pretty basic. The bathrooms are port-a-potties, but they are well taken care of and even have a light inside. There is a covered area for washing dishes, filling... More 

1 Thank ExploringCuriously
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

So, we were there for 10 days (with a small budget). The first 5 days, we were on the "real" camping area : tents are on mud, no grass!, the toilets are horrible and the showers are ok, but cold. So after 5 days, we decided to pay ourselves a little luxury and try the tentalo and then, boum! Everything... More 

2 Thank Julie C
Camp O, General Manager at Camp Olowalu, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate your review, I feel like I wanna talk with right before you left, that would be even more appreciate it, it really help us grow. I'm not sure what did you mean with Horrible and "lost", we have brand new portable toilets with solar lights, and we keep them really clean, please forgive us if there was... More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great weekend campout/surf camp with friends. I have driven past this place numerous times without noticing the cool campgrounds. Rented a "tentalo" for a weekend. Wow! It was awesome. The tent cabins are as deluxe as can be, you have your own private hot shower, sink, King bed, pillows, sheets, cooler and even a safe to lock... More 

4 Thank topcatus

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Camp Olowalu is an affordable alternative to hotels while being even closer to nature. Visiting this rustic retreat is like visiting Hawaii the way it used to be - a peaceful and fun tropical paradise year-round. Experience some of the best whale watching, snorkeling, and kayaking Maui has to offer right off our beachfront property. Hike multiple nearby trails and discover the traces of ancient Hawaii. Adventure is waiting for you right outside your camping grounds. We offer our cabins for group events and tentalows and the camp sites for individuals ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Olowalu

Address: 800 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9702
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Camp Olowalu Hotel Lahaina
Camp Olowalu Maui/Lahaina
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“Tent site #33 by the beach!! Bring hand sanitizer & soap; large, tough tarp to prevent tent puncture from Kiawe thorn.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavidl2014, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Remember to bring bug dope (organic) and flashlights!”
 of 5 bubbles jeanim2016, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Sebastian”
 of 5 bubbles kimcL6961NN, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The tentalows are incredibles. I highly recommend them!”
 of 5 bubbles JulieC461, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles RocketPlumber, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
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