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 2000 Census, the CDP population was 3,651.
A fringing reef extends off the shoreline. There are several beaches and beach parks in Hauʻula, including Hauʻula Beach Park, ʻAukai Beach Park, Kākela 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.