Dragon’s Teeth Maui
Dragon’s Teeth Maui Rock Formations
Dragon’s Teeth is an area of natural rock formations on the north end of West Maui. Very few tourists know about it, even though it is less than half a mile from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kapalua. To find it, go to the north end of Lower Honoapiilani Road, where it meets Office Road. From that corner, go northeast on the tiny road that leads two hundred feet to a small parking lot. Park there and walk on the trail around the end of the golf course toward the ocean.
This area of strange rock formations is composed of lava that has been smoothed and shaped by the wind and the ocean, bleached by the sun, and colored by salt spray and embedded minerals. Along the ocean’s edge, many of the rocks resemble huge teeth as they might appear if you were standing in a dragon’s mouth. Walking along these rocks is tricky, so wear closed-toe rubber-soled shoes and watch your step.
A bonus of coming to the Dragon’s Teeth area is the surrounding beautiful views. Waves are crashing against the rocks. The Bay golf course is behind you. An ancient Hawaiian burial ground is on one side. The Ritz Carlton hotel is visible in the distance. DT Fleming beach glistens across the bay.
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