5-5393A Po Box 231
Kauai, HI 96722
tel: (808) 826-6253
The colorful stained glass windows glow here when the light is right, bursting like sun rays in the middle of the dark green clapboard and shingle Wai'oli Hui'ia Church. The church is only yards inland of Kuhio Highway, and provides a great photo opportunity. In 1834 the congregation was established and the church was built in 1912 on land given to the congregation by the governor of Kaua'i.
They style is somewhat American Gothic, and shares a resemblance with many New England structures. Part of a mission station that also included a home for the preacher, a school for Hawaiian boys, and a home for the teacher, it stands proud in Hanalei and is a reminder of the town strong history.