“Jewel in the Crown of Maui”
Lahaina is a popular vacation destination on the west coast of Maui nestled between the calm waters of the Au’au Channel and the peaks of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui mountain range. This eclectic tourist town is a Maui hot spot with great restaurants, cafes, unique shops and an active nightlife. Lahaina is the gateway to the famous beaches of Kaanapali and Kapulua. Dive off the high volcanic cliffs of Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach, swim, snorkel and scuba dive the calm water with bright tropical fish and sea turtles. Kapaulau Beach is tropical perfection with excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. Experience nature’s best with a sighting of breaching humpback whales from the shoreline, or take a whale watching tour from the Lahaina Harbor. Travel from Lahaina to Kaanapali on the historic Sugar Cane Train to recall the old Hawaii sugar cane days.
Art & History
The art capital of the Pacific, Lahaina has over 40 fine art galleries showcasing the creations of world-renowned artists. Experience Art Night every Friday and explore the many galleries with local entertainment. Enjoy Art in the Park under the shade of the well-known Banyan Tree, one of the largest in the US at 60 feet high. Lahaina is a historic town with deep roots and a rich history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the history of Lahaina is not immediately visible but stroll down Front Street and to the Lahaina Historic District for a glimpse into times past. Visit the historic U.S Seamen’s Hospital, the Pioneer Inn, Baldwin Home Museum and the Lahaina Prison (Hale Paaho). The Carthaginian II is a 19th century whaler ship that is now a submarine and divers attraction.
Come sunset, experience true Hawaiian culture with an Old Lahaina Luau, known as one of the most authentic Hawaiian luaus. Explore Front Street, ranked as one of the “Top Ten Greatest Streets” and the hub of Lahaina’s vibrant night life, abuzz with entertainment and activity.
Travel south to explore the vacation destination of Kihei.
Lahaina is a tropical getaway well worth a visit.