Maui's Ancient Kalepolepo Fish Pond and Menehune Shores
Archaeological reports date Kalepolepo Fish pond located in North Kihei, Maui to be after AD 1488-1643. They were able to discern this by the pollen found in the coring samples.
There are reports that the walls that make the fishpond was built by the Menehunes. Legend says the Menehunes were superbly skilled craftsmen. They were supposedly short in stature and had great strength. Each one of them would be uniquely skilled and would come out at dusk to build something in one night; if they did not finish it in one night, they would abandon it.
Kalepolepo fishpond is about 3 ocean acres. It has been written that fish was gathered here for the Hawaiian monarchy. Reports have noted that repairs have been made through the hundreds of years. Today the water is typically so calm and gentle in the morning. It is not highly trafficked and in some sense a "secret spot". Although Menehune Shores Condominium is basically right in front of it, it is not a highly visited area, compared to Kamaole Beaches in South Kihei.
The photos were taken by me at the rooftop of Menehune Shores. The rooftop area has bbq grills and outdoor dining tables for owners and guests. What a great utilization of space. During whale season, this is a great viewing area. My listing at Menehune Shores 403 has glorious ocean and views. Two bedrooms with two bathrooms and beautifully remodeled. You can call me for more info and also take the 3D tour here. www.Menehune403.com