Makaluapuna Point in Maui: Discover Hawaii's Dragon's Teeth & Kapalua Labyrinth by Fiona Whiley

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Makaluapuna Point in Maui: Discover Hawaii's Dragon's Teeth & Kapalua Labyrinth

You will find the Dragon’s Teeth – also called Makaluapuna Point – on the northwest coast of Maui, just past Kapalua. The Dragon’s Teeth are jagged formations that look like a row of large teeth (hence the nickname) on the side of an old lava flow stretching into the sea, shaped by the forces of nature in the form of the lower jaw of a dragon.

We walked down along the side of a golf course, and carefully avoided the ancient Hawaiian burial ground, to pick our way down and out along the lava flow point, walking in the jaw of the dragon. It was fairly windy out there and easy to see how the lava could have been shaped by the wind and sea into the tooth-like points.

There is a small car park at the end of Lower Honoapiilani Road, where you will find the start of the dragon tooth trail. A little further out onto the flow you will find the Kapalua Labyrinth, which is a small circular pattern on the ground. While you are there, you can also visit D.T. Fleming Beach or Oneloa Bay, which are on either side of the Dragon’s Teeth.

Photo: Kapalua Labyrinth

Photo: D.T. Fleming Beach (Mauiguidebook.com)

Photo: Oneloa Bay (Mauiguidebook.com)

Photo: The Dragon's Teeth in Maui (Fiona Whiley)

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This looks amazing, Fiona Whiley ! I have only been to Hawaii once and hope to get back there someday!
Fiona Whiley
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds - Thank you. Yes, it was really interesting.
Michael Kennedy
SO funny- We stay at the resort hotel above DT Fleming regularly and have never caught this! It's now on our list! You rock! (See what I did there?)
Fiona Whiley
That's great! Something new to see next time. Just go around the ancient Hawaiian Burial ground, which will be between you and the access path to the teeth. :)
Sheri B Doyle
This looks beautiful! I can't wait to make it to Hawaii and check this out. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to spend more time in Hawaii Fiona Whiley

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