Lahaina, the largest census designated place in west Maui, is located in Maui County in the state of Hawaii. It forms the gateway to the famous Kapalua and Kaanapali beach resort towards its north. This location, from statistics, is experienced by more than 2 million people every year, an approximate of 80% of all the tourists who visit Maui per year. It has more than 1000 years of rich history, having been once the capital of the Hawaii Kingdom between the year 1820 and 1845. It offers some of the best attractions, ranging from restaurants to beaches.
Lahaina has gained a lot of reputation as a popular art market, having dozens of art galleries. Among the most popular galleries are the Old Jail Gallery which is a home to 185 member artists and Village Galleries which showcases the acclaimed local artists. You can also add on the fun by checking out the pop art and the kinetic sculptures at the Martin Lawrence Galleries.
The oceanfront setting and the sunny climate of Lahaina gives it the perfect backdrop for a variety of entertainment and activities. You can experience the diverse and rich Hawaiian culture by attending the some of the entertainment events such as the traditional dances. The Maui Theatre offers a production in the standards of Broadway, showcasing the culture of Hawaii. We saw Ulalena show there.
Lahaina has some fine restaurants that will let you treat your taste buds to fresh Hawaiian cuisine. More varieties of these dishes can also be found at some seaside Luau where they are coupled up with lots of other types of entertainment.
|The Banyan Tree|
|The historic Courthouse in Lahaina|