North Kohala Tide Pools. These cliffs and lava flats stretch for quite a way with beautiful views of Maui beyond. Access is through rolling green agricultural pasture and forest, with clean air sweet with the scent of mollases grass. Winter waters pound these cliffs and whales breach and birth here. Just a tiny example of what 'is' Kohala. It's not the resort. It's not sandy beaches and swaying palms. It's rugged and raw. Birthplace of king Kamehameha. His strength and tenacity is reflected in these surroundings. Larger than life. Self assured. Rich in spirit. Creative.