Local Attractions

West Maui is known for its natural beauty with its beautiful beaches, native forests and mountains. It is a prime destination for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and history buffs.

DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND PEOPLE OF HAWAII

Cultural Activities

Old Lahaina Luau: Maui’s most authentic Hawaiian Luau

Old Lahaina Luau: Maui’s most authentic Hawaiian Luau

Enjoy a sunset view while experiencing Maui’s most authentic Hawaiian Luau at the Old Lahaina Luau. Each guest is greeted with a fresh flower lei and served tropical cocktails and beverages throughout the evening. Dinner includes a 5-course feast featuring traditional Hawaiian and Pacific Rim Cuisine with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Cultural demonstrations are presented…
Maui Historical Society at the Bailey House

Maui Historical Society at the Bailey House

The Bailey House and museum was built in 1833 and museum was named after the home of the missionary teacher Edward Bailey. The house was built on the royal compound of Kahekili, last ruling chief of Maui and is now home to the Maui Historical Society and Hale Hōʻikeʻike. It The museum houses a 2000-piece…
Lahaina Historic Walking Trail

Lahaina Historic Walking Trail

The Lahaina Historic Walking trail is a (free) self-guided tour of 65 significant historical sites, museums and buildings that represents 500 years of the town’s history and culture. The tour starts at the Baldwin Home at Dickinson and Front Streets and offers three trails, ranging from 30 minutes to 1-hour of walking time. Or you…

EXPERIENCE MAUI’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Outdoor Activities

Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours

During the winter months, West Maui is one of the best whale watching areas on the islands. Roughly between October through March, Humpback whales make their migration through the North Pacific Ocean. Whales travel through the warm waters of Hawaii to breed, give birth and raise calves. While you may be able to see whales…
Golfing in Kaanapali

Golfing in Kaanapali

Kaanapali offers some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in the Hawaiian islands. Kaanapali Golf Courses at the Kaanapali Resort features two 18-hole courses: The Royal Kaanapali Course and the Kaanapali Kai Course. Both offer panoramic views of the ocean, neighboring islands, and foothills and feature historical plaques that tell the history and…
Snorkeling in Kaanapali

Snorkeling in Kaanapali

Get up close and personal with sea turtles, schools of tropical fish, and swim over corals when you snorkel at Kaanapali Beach. The beach is known for some of Maui’s best snorkeling and is one of the top things to do while staying in West Maui. The resort’s Beach Activities Desk has boogie board, beach chair…

EXPLORE MAUI’S NATURAL TREASURES

Nature

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

Haleakalā National Park is a scenic national park known as “House of the Sun.” It extends from the 10,023 foot (3055m) summit of Haleakalā down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kīpahulu coast near Hana. The park features a dormant volcano and diverse landscapes ranging from lush waterfalls and streams to red deserts…
Pools of Oheo

Pools of Oheo

Known as the “Seven Sacred Pools,” the Pools of Oheo features tiered pools that are fed by waterfalls and streams. The Pools are located in Oheo Gulch, on Highway 31 on the lower slopes of Haleakala National Park. Because the Pools of Oheo are part of Haleakala National Park, park fees include access to both…
Pali Trail

Pali Trail

The Pali Trail is a challenging 5-10 mile hike with stunning panoramas of the central valley, Haleakala and the Maalaea coastline. In the 1800’s this trail was hand-built for horseback and foot travel between Wailuku and Lahaina. Do not be surprised when you encounter steady and strong winds during this hike — The trail winds…

FIND UNIQUE ITEMS TO REMEMBER YOUR VACATION

Shopping

Karen Lei’s Gallery at Ka’anapali Shores

Karen Lei’s Gallery at Ka’anapali Shores

Karen Lei Noland the artist-in-residence at Karen Lei’s Gallery. Her artwork is inspired by the beauty of nature that she sees in the remote areas of the West Maui Mountains. She shares her little slice of paradise in her paintings, ceramics and jewelry such as her Tahitian black pearl strands. Located in the lobby of…
Whalers Village

Whalers Village

Conveniently located right on the Kaanapali Parkway, Whalers Village is Maui’s premier oceanfront shopping mall that features over 90 shops and restaurants. You’ll find great men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, locally made jewelry, and many specialty stores. For more information and mall hours visit https://www.whalersvillage.com. Whalers Village is located at:2435 Kaanapali ParkwayLahaina, HI 96761
Maui Gift & Craft Fair

Maui Gift & Craft Fair

On Sundays, visit West Maui’s largest gift and craft fair. The craft fair hosts over 50 vendors with a variety of offerings from local artists and sellers. Find unique photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts and more. It is a one-stop-shop for your gift-giving needs. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking.…

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Recommended Restaurants

Java Jazz

Java Jazz

Java Jazz is a quaint restaurant that features live music and a great atmosphere. Located conveniently across from Kaanapali Shores.