Often called the crown jewel of Maui, Lahaina Hawaii is a destination that is experienced by two million people annually, 83 percent of all Maui visitors. Lahaina town is the second most visited spot on Maui after the island’s famous beaches.
Until permanently moving to Honolulu, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and its Historic District is a National Historic Landmark. Traditional Hawaiian luaus, surf lessons and tours on horseback are fun, but you wouldn’t be in Hawaii if you didn’t want to go to the beach. Try Ka’anapali Beach, one of Maui’s best. Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hot spot with numerous of art galleries and an array of unique shops and restaurants.
As the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800’s. Up to 1,500 sailors from as many as 400 ships took leave in Lahaina including Herman Melville, who immortalized the era in his classic novel Moby Dick.
Today, Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can still get a feel for old Lahaina as you stroll down lively Front Street and visit historic stops like the U.S. Seamen’s Hospital, Lahaina Prison, the Pioneer Inn and many other interesting sites on the Lahaina Historic Trail – around 55 acres of old Lahaina has been set aside as historic districts.
Maui is known as the “Valley Isle,” the island is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migrating humpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, it’s not surprising Maui was voted the “Best Island” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 19 years.
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