Waioka Pond

NileGuide Expert Says:

The most beautiful place anyone would ever wish to see, no less swim.


Hana Hwy Mile Marker 48
Maui, HI 96713


The Venus Pool is a natural swimming hole, formed on the shoreline by a series of waterfalls and pools. Legends say it was used by the "ali`i" or Hawaiian royalty. It is unmarked and the easiest way to find it is to look for numerous cars parked along the left of the narrow Rte. 31 road to the Kipahulu Visitor Center of Haleakala National Park, near mile marker 48. Unfortunately, after some impolite tourists tore the fence and left their trash, the landowner, Hana Ranch, has threatened to enforce trespassing laws. If you see NO TRESPASSING signs, definitely proceed no further. If not, it is a short walk to the shoreline and a shorter hike (or jump) down to the pristine blue water.


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