Holo Holo Kolōa Scenic Byway – Preparation of Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan
Holo Holo Kōloa Scenic Byway is situated on the South Shore of the island of Kauaʻi in the State of Hawaiʻi (in the historic Old Kōloa Town, running down and through the Poʻipū Beach resort area.)
Here, there are many scenic, natural and recreational qualities that travelers along the Byway may experience and enjoy. Along the coastal area of Poʻipū there are popular beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba or sunset watching.
But the focus of interest along the Holo Holo Kōloa corridor is the region‘s history and the role this area played in helping to shape Hawaiʻi‘s socio-economic past, present and future. As noted in the book The Kauaʻi Album, “The history of Kōloa is in many ways Hawai‘i’s history in microcosm.”
Holo Holo Kōloa gives the traveler a look at the historic and socio-economic evolution of the Hawaiian Islands. Here many “firsts” took place that ultimately guided this transformation. This is a corridor with many stories to tell, under the backdrop of its impressive scenic beauty.
This Holo Holo Kōloa Corridor Management Plan (CMP) is a guide to call attention to and protect the area’s significant historic, archaeological, cultural, natural, scenic and recreational resources. Local Hawaiʻi Scenic Byway Committee, Mālama Kōloa, Kōloa Community Association, Poʻipū Beach Resort Association and Hoʻokuleana LLC were awarded the 2012 Historic Preservation Commendation from the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation for the project.