miles of sunny south and west-facing shoreline were perfect
for developing a new visitor industry. These shores are
sheltered from the prevailing northeast Tradewinds; the
warm sun is predictable, the waters calm, the rains infrequent,
the sunsets sublime; and the outlying Islands - Moloka'i,
Lana'i, and Kaho'olawe - give scenic depth to the horizon.
While Kapalua Resort is rife with golf courses, tennis
clubs, luxury hotels, bed & Breakfasts and Condominiums,
Front Street in historic Lahaina Town still retains much
of the charm of the old whaling days.
Be sure to visit the Lahaina
Restoration Foundation offices
for a self-guided walking tour of 31 designated historic sites.
Wayside Park -
Located about three miles south of Lahaina Town, right off
Honoapiilani Hwy. you'll find this little spot. A nice grassy
lawn with picnic facilities, and restrooms. Swimming is best
when the tide is high, there is a breakwall that provides a
safe swimming spot for younger children.
Beach Park -
Located between Wahikuli State Wayside Park and the Hyatt
Regency Maui. The Beach fronting the park is the beginning
of the long stretch of sand that runs for a mile to PU'U
KEKA'A or Black Rock in the center of Ka'anapali. Facilities
in the park include picnic pavillions, restrooms, showers,
paved parking, and canoe storage sheds for the OUTRIGGER
CANOE CLUBS who use the park as a practice site.
The Reatta season runs from May to October, you'll want
to visit the park any saturday during this period.
State Wayside Park -
Just 2 miles south of Lahaina, right off Honoapiilani
Highway you'll find this quaint beachside park. Puamana
offers awesome views, shade, and nice surfing during
the summer months. Good for picnics, snorkeling, and
just plain relaxing.
Providing nice views of Kaho'olawe, Lanai, Molokai, and
the West Maui Mountains, Baby Beach is a fine spot to
spend a few hours. Its white sands gently caress the
delicate blue of the warm pacific ocean making for great
swimming & snorkeling. To find this treasure, follow
Front Street north roughly a half mile from Lahaina.
On Puunoa Place turn left, and continue down to the beach.
Wayside Park -
This narrow area of sandy shoreline sits between Lahaina
and Kaanapali. Though often crowded, it is quite beautiful.
Tune out the crowds & focus on Lanai's & Molokai's
distant coastlines reflecting in the crystal clear waters,
and you'll understand why you came! Swimming is excellent,
snorkeling is adequate at best. Located off Honoapiilani
Hwy. between Lahaina and Kaanapali.
Inn - 127
Lahainaluna Road, 1-800-669-3444, "One of the best country
Inns" as rated by Glamour Magazine
Pioneer Inn -
658 Wharf Street (800) 457-5457
Islander Hotel -
660 Wainee Street, Lahaina 667-9766, 1-800-367-5226
Shores Beach Resort -
475 Front Street, Lahaina 661-4835
(¢ = inexpensive, ¢-$ = moderately priced,
$ = expensive, $$ = take out a loan before dining here)
O - Contemporary
pacific cuisine "LIVE JAZZ"
505 Front Street. 667.4341 $
Gifted Chef James MC Donald must have been born underwater.
This man knows fish. His inventive presentations have garnered
rave reviews and numerous awards. Pacific'O Restaurant is right
on the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating make dining here a
truly authentic Maui experience. Mellow live Jazz music Thursday
Contemporary Cuisine "Speaking Menu"
888 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 667.2288 $
Longhi's is one of those special restaurants in the world that
almost defies description. Open air with ocean views from either
upstairs (dinner only) or downstairs (breakfast, lunch and
dinner). The menu is verbal with a wide array of choices from
seafood appetizers to pastas and fresh Maine lobster. 14oz.
New York Steaks, fresh fish and an abundance of fresh salads
and vegetables compliment your meal. Longhi's was created by
a man that loves to eat. The ambiance is exceptional and dress
730 Front Street 661.0700 ¢$
Located in the former home of the legendary Blue Max, BJ's
Chicago Pizzaria is a true local favorite. Great views of the
ocean and Lahaina Harbor combined with their award-winning
pizza make this a fun spot to be (kids love this place). Their
pastas, sandwiches and signature salads are also worthy of
consideration. Live recording artists nightly and perhaps the
best MAI TAI on Maui add to the good-time atmosphere.
Seafood, Steak, Grog
845 Front Street 661.4811 ¢$
Kimo's is a local landmark. On the ocean in the heart of Old
Lahaina Town, this casual restaurant has been delighting visitors
for over 20 years. Their Prime Rib is 32oz., seasoned, and
slow cooked in a special oven. Kimo's is also a favorite watering
hole, with live music on the weekends. If you're shopping in
Lahaina, this is a good choice for lunch. Dinner reservations
recommended. Also make sure you pick up one or two of Kimo's
T-shirts available within, Kristel will be glad to help you.
Chez Paul -
Olowalu Village Rd. 661.3843 $
Chez Paul has been enchanting visitors and food critics alike
for over 19 years. The owner, Lucien Charbonnier, is originally
from Belgium and his European touch makes this cozy French
restaurant both romantic and intimate. Their exceptional classic
French cuisine will delight your palate, complimented by an
impressive wine list.
Cannery Mall -
Market Place -
Front St. 667-2636
844 Front St. 661-8351
707 Front St. Lahaina 661-7923
of Hawaii -
815 Front St. Lahaina 661-4009
709 Front St. 661-8616
707 Front St. 661-0208
703 Front St. 661-1078
1295 Front St. 661-7873
Hat Company -
703 Front St. 661-8230
699 Front St. 661-5561
Paradise Lahaina -
718 Front St. 667-7547
Original Red Dirt Shirt -
Pearl Connection -
1013 Limahana Place. 667-7096
Lassen - 844 Front St. 667-7707
697 Front St. 661-0590
Ginger Designs -
1221 H'piilani Hwy. 667-5433
Body & Bath -
710 Front St. 661-1076
900 Front St. 667-9117
Wicks and Water -
opening May 98' Front St.
Wharf Center 661-4573
Safeway open 24hrs. -
1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina
Lahaina Square Shopping Ctr.
General Store -
Lahaina Square Shopping Ctr. (Near McDonalds)
Nights are Art Nights on Front Street!!! HardRock Cafe -
900 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 667 7400 - Need we say more???
Brews - 900 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 667-7794 -
Island Bistro and Nightclub
844 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 667-7758 - Music, Dancing till
in Paradise -
811 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 661.4855 - Live entertainment
888 Front Street Lahaina, Maui; 667-2288 - Live Music, dancing.