Good to Know | Mauka and Makai17 May 2020, Posted by Blog in
If you ask directions from a local, you’ll likely hear something like, “After you pass the third stoplight, the store is on the mauka side of the street.” Don’t panic! Just remember:
Mauka – Sounds like “mountain”. Look or turn towards the mountain / land.
Makai – Uses the Hawaiian word “kai” (sea). Look or turn towards the ocean.