Lahaina Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 89%History Buffs
- 52%Local Culture
- 52%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (58)
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Feb 27, 2014
Lahaina is really a little more touristy than I like. Te streets are lined with little schwag shops. There are some nice art galleries and still worth a stop.
I recommend eating away from first street and going to star noodle or the pie shop for really good grindz. The banyan tree was very interesting although the drunken homeless people who were arguing under it kind of killed the ambiance.Recommended for:History Buffs
- LahainaNov 06, 2013
Sorry, I think Lahaina is overrated. Pricey restaurants, art galleries, and crowds. If you want to see something special, go to the nearby Buddhist temple complex, cemetery, and "baby beach" (gentle waves on a lovely beach behind the cemetery). If you stay off the main streets, the eateries and shops are more interesting.
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
The most happening town on Maui!
Lahaina has an abundance of restaurants and bars.
It is also where you will catch the ferry to go to another island.
If you want a bit of fun in the evening's then you should stay in Kaanapali which is only a 5 minute drive from Lahaina Town.
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 4Oct 18, 2013
Just love it here - last time I was here on Halloween !!! Tons of fun & great food
Take it easy & slow down
- LahainaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 27, 2013
Lahaina reminds me of Monterey Cannery Row. Former small fishing town now converted to a tourist town with museums, eateries, crafts shops, little inns, yet still full of history and life. Take a lively stroll along the streets, stop at a shop to check out local craft, sip a mai tai at one of the ocean view restaurants, and watch the sunset turn beautiful shades of purple, pink, and orange.
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Sep 24, 2013
Amidst all the fancy beach resorts is an interesting twist. Lahaina was an old missionary village. Now full of t shirt shops and other stores, it still retains it's old architecture, reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans.
- LahainaApr 23, 2013
Front Street in Lahaina is a must-see, must-walk-around destination. Park at Hilo Hattie's at the north end, or the city lot at the south end, and stretch your legs. Yes, there are tacky T-shirt shops, and even tackier "art galleries", but there are also a number of unique shops, with apparel, decorative items, and vacation essentials (sun screen, soft drinks, beach mats and all that). You'll also enjoy the people-watching, like the guy with all the parrots who will take your photo adorned with tropical birds for a fee.
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Apr 11, 2013
This place felt like the Santa Barbara of Maui. Front Street felt like State Street. Nice restaurants and shops and walking. The tourist center of Maui. I would rather stay in other parts of the island, but this is a great place to visit and hang out.
- LahainaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 19, 2013
Lahaina is on Maui's leeward western side, meaning it's got the driest calmest weather and seas on the island. Maui is a small island. If the weather is good, you can take day trips to take in the sights and northern beaches. If it's raining in Haiku, it may well be sunny in Lahaina.
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