Hauʻula is a census-designated place and rural community in the Koʻolauloa District on the island of Oʻahu, City & County of Honolulu. In Hawaiian, hauʻula means "red hau" (hau is a type of tree: Hibiscus tiliaceus). There is a small commercial center. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 4,148.
A fringing reef extends off the shoreline. There are several beaches and beach parks in Hauʻula, including Hauʻula Beach Park, ʻAukai Beach Park, Kokololio Beach Park, and Mahakea Beach. Sugarcane was once grown along the narrow coastal plain inland from the highway.
The U.S. postal code for Hauʻula is 96717. There is a two-bay fire station located on Kamehameha Highway.
Hauʻula is located at 21°36′50″N 157°54′49″W (21.613850, -157.913543). The town is located north of Punaluʻu and south of Lāʻie along Kamehameha Highway (State Rte.