One of the State of Hawaii's best-loved historic towns
Lovely Lahaina is a hugely popular holiday destination, catering for more than two million visitors every year. The town offers a remarkable experience with more than a thousand years of fascinating history to discover, the official capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii between 1820 to 1845. It's stuffed with excellent attractions including the brilliant Front Street, voted one of the Top Ten Greatest Streets by the American Planning Association. Scenic? Oh, yes!
Sign up at the harbour for whale-watching tours. Or watch whales from the beach... any beach.
Take a tour of the town on foot and find out all about the amazing feasting events that used to take place here, and about the dark days when whaling was the island's main industry.
Join tens of thousands of revellers for the annual autumn Mardi Gras of the Pacific
Explore Lahaina harbour
Go local and taste a fab Ululani's Shave Ice
There are also all sorts of historic landmarks to discover. Follow the Lahaina Historic Trail which takes you to some of Lahaina's finest national landmarks, including the Baldwin Home, the Hale Pa'ahao and the Wo Hing Temple.
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Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan vibes of LA and party till dawn on Sunset Strip before retreating to the island of Maui with its dramatic vistas and sun-drenched beaches. Top off your trip with a stay in San Francisco and soak up the city’s eclectic culture and ico....
Take a helicopter tour of the stunning West Maui Mountains, West Maui and Molokai, the amazing Haleakala Crater and more. Or visit The Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation for live music from the best local bands.
West Maui's shallow sea channel makes this one of the best places on earth to watch whales
Head for Hawaiian Paddle Sports for a cool tour in a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe
Grab a private surfing lesson off the beaten track, or go snorkeling from a kayak and watch the rich sea life doing its thing
You can pick up a multitude of boat tours from West Maui, including a trip to see Ka'anapali at sunset, picnics on Lahaina, and snorkelling and sailing adventures to nearby Lanai.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers aerial tours of the entire island, a breathtaking way to see the town in a wider setting with island, mountain, ocean and urban views to die for.
The Mill House is your destination of choice for monthly outdoor movie screenings, sunset cocktails and excellent cuisine at the Mill House Restaurant with its award-winning chef. Take a night dive to experience the sea floor after dark, a whole new world of underwater wonders. Or learn how to Scuba dive and get properly Padi qualified. No diving experience? No problem – you can still enjoy a discovery dive. Take a private customised tour of the best the town and island have to offer, lots of stunning secret places off the beaten tourist track. Halloween is big on the island, and the celebrations are something to behold with costume competitions, live entertainment and a keiki parade.
Skyline Eco-Adventures are enormously popular, voted the best zipline run in the State. Pick a Classic Adventure Tour in Ka'anapali, ziplining speedily through the West Maui Mountains for eye-popping veiws of the sea. Or choose the Maui Zip and Dip Tour, complete with swimming in a gorgeous, cool, clear mountain pool. Treat yourself to a professional outdoor massage Hawaii-style for total, utter and complete relaxation in the blazing sunshine. Then take a walk through Lahaina Town to explore the excellent Wo Hing Museum, Lahaina Jodo Mission, Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina Heritage Museum, Lahaina Lighthouse, Hale Pa'ahao and more.
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