One of Maui's most popular destinations, receiving two million visitors annually, Lahaina is something special. This old fishing Town is known for many shops, galleries and great restaurants sitting right on the water. This getaway destination offers a vast array of outdoor activities including fishing, sailing and scuba diving, allowing visitors to fully experience the area's natural beauty. Golfers can head to the Kaanapali Golf Course for a day on the links, while all visitors will enjoy observing and participating in a number of cultural activities including hula dancing, tiki carving and coconut husking at a local luau. The Whaler's Village Museum charts the the area's whaling heritage through historical artifacts, murals and exhibits.. Historically a culturally diverse town, Lahaina welcomes travelers eager to appreciate its spectacular scenery and vibrant history.
Haleakala National Park is located near Kula. The park serves a primary purpose of preserving the features of the Haleakala Crater, as well as the ecosystems of Kipahulu Valley, many endangered species and the pools along Oheo Gulch. A few marked trails lead into the wilderness of Haleakala National Park.
This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rain forest and the unforgettable experience of hiking the backcountry.
La Perouse Bay lies directly south of the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. Fishing is prohibited within the reserve, which is home to many endemic and other fish species, marine mammals, green sea turtles, and coastal plants. The area contains many archaeological sites, including fishing shrines, salt pans, and heiau, or religious platforms. The road ends at the parking lot/entrance to the seashore and marks the start of the King's Highway, a trail that circumnavigated the island, originally built by Pi'ilani and later improved by Governor Hoapili, sometimes called the Hoapili trail.
Maui's southwestern shores are home to many extraordinary beaches and Makena Beach, also known as "Big Beach," is one of the island's best.
This is one of the largest beaches in Maui, with golden sands extending nearly 2/3 of a mile long and 100 yards wide. Visitors can swim or snorkel in these pristine waters, picnic in the shade, or simply sunbathe on the seemingly endless expanse of sand.
Big Beach is located south of Wailea near the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and provides a secluded alternative to more crowded beaches in Kaanapali and Lahaina. Nestled between two black-lava outcroppings, Makena offers protection from the trade winds and provides great views of the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe. Picnic facilities and restrooms are also available.
Ho'okipa Beach Park is located on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. It is perhaps the most renowned windsurfing site in the world, The waves here are largest during the winter, and break across a system of reefs that extend across the bay. During the summer the waves are smaller. Ho'okipa is ideal for windsurfing because of its large well-shaped waves and strong winds. The name Ho‘okipa means "hospitality" in Hawaiian. While ever-present strong winds and powerful currents do not make the beach a place for beginners, experienced surfers and windsurfers continually flock to Ho'okipa for both recreation and windsurfing competitions.
"Jaws" (Pe'ahi) is the name given to a big wave surfing reef break on the island of Maui. It is located on the northern side of the island between mile markers 13 and 14 on the Hana highway and sits at the base of rolling sugar cane field hills. The surf break, a deep water reef break, is called "Jaws" due to the size and ferocity of the waves. The waves at "Jaws" can reach heights of 70 ft (21.3 m) on the face of the wave, moving as fast as 30 mph (48.3 km/h).
Hana is located at the eastern end of the island of Maui and is one of the most isolated communities in the state. It is reached mainly via the Hana Highway, a long, winding, 52 mile long highway along Maui's northern shore. Near Hana are several swimming holes in the Haleakala National Park.
All very affordable, our favorites.
PAIA FISH MARKET
There is no better way to experience the bustling beachfront community of Paia then eating at the Paia Fish Market. Definitely the quintessential North shore dining experience, this consistently packed corner market restaurant serves up some of the freshest fish on the Island. Meet all pro surfers and windsurfers right here.
Paia Flatbread Co. unique restaurant with high quality health conscious food and strong community values. Their wood oven fired pizzas are creative with exceptional flavors, utilizing local foods and organic farmers to create gourmet masterpieces in a colorful, lively environment.
exceptional health food store with organic fruits and vegetables, incredible hot and cold bar and many products only found in Europe.
MAMA’S FISH HOUSE
Everything about Mama's, from the decor to the service to the amazing cuisine, is first-class. Locals and visitors consider it to be the ultimate special occasion restaurant. The path leading up to the restaurant is lit by torches and lined with palm trees. Candles light the dining room, and most tables feature an ocean view. Appetizers include Tahitian Poisson Cru, Sashimi Salad, and Shrimp Won Tons with macadamia nut dipping sauce. The Mama's fishermen catch fish daily and everything is delicious. The stuffed fish is unbelievably tender and flavorful. The wine list is an award winner.
For real East Coast pizza on Maui, stop by Gianotto’s and order up one of their pizzas to go, or try number of subs and salads, along with a selection of freshly baked Italian desserts.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
From our cafe's quiet garden-style oasis, drink in majestic Pacific vistas, get a close-up glimpse of whales on their migration paths, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the airy look and feel of our glorious open beam, A-frame ceiling. Marvel at our various island-inspired memorabilia, including an entire wall dedicated to surfer greats Derek Ho, Brock Little, and Kelly Slater. So when the surf's down, or even when it's up, get on over to our most exotic location around- the Hard Rock Cafe Maui!
COOL CAT CAFÉ
What makes a Cool Cat Burger the Best Burger on Maui? They have made their burgers the same way for over 19 years. First they start with fresh, never frozen, 100% certified Angus beef, hand pattied to 6.5 ounces, then garnished with a special blend of herbs and spices and cooked to order. Add a fresh baked bun and top with crisp garden fries.
has a 28-year history of showcasing great food and service. There are three locations on the island. All with outstanding views, an extraordinary menu and vibrant and exciting nightlife.
CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
With the spectacular waterside views and lively atmosphere, Cheeseburger in Paradise is one of the most popular spots in Lahaina. Seating is first-come first-served.
POLLI’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
A lively cantina that is often packed, brings a family-style, upcountry charm to its renditions of Mexican comfort foodalong with steaks, best ribs on the island, vegetarian selections and plenty of margarita options.
ALEXANDER’S FISH & CHIPS
Is the perfect stop, if you are in the mood for a quality basket of seafood. Fresh mahi-mahi, ono, grilled or fried, with multitude of side options.
ESKIMO CANDY SEAFOODMARKET
A seafood market offering fresh local fish, meats and cheeses at whole sale prices, Eskimo Candy also features a deli serving pupu platters and plate lunches. Their menu includes items like shrimp-n-chips, fish tacos and low-carb wraps.
Serving awardwinning pizzas, New York stile heroes and Philly cheese steaks, calzones, salads, homemade garlic bread and meatball sandwiches.
HAWAIIAN MOONS NATURAL FOODS
Exceptional health-food store and mini- supermarket with one of the best selections of Maui products. Great hot and cold bar.
Enjoy the exotic cuisine of Greece on the enchanting open-air lanai. They serve reasonably priced authentic Mediterranean cuisine.