Best Things To Do In Lahaina
Lahaina is one of the most fun places to visit in Maui. The little oceanside town in West Maui is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. There are a ton of great things to do in Lahaina, and you are bound to fall in love with this quaint town.
What To Do On Lahaina's Front Street
Front Street is at the heart of Lahaina. This oceanfront road is lined with a wide variety of shops, including boutiques, galleries, general stores, clothing stores, local artisans, and most anything else you could want. If you're looking to buy a little something that reminds you of Maui, Lahaina is one of the best places to do so. The shops that line Front Street offer a huge variety of items to meet all your shopping needs.
While strolling down Front Street, the ocean will never leave your sight. Lahaina is the very definition of oceanfront! You can enjoy the path right along the ocean overlooking the beautiful, blue water. If you're finding yourself getting hungry, there are some restaurants on Front Street with amazing ocean views.
Restaurants On The Ocean
One of the best parts about eating in Lahaina is there are restaurants right on the ocean! There is nothing better than eating a great meal with the waves right next to you. Kimo's Restaurant Maui has great food and sits so close the ocean you may feel the mist from waves crashing. If you're looking for great burgers, Cheeseburger In Paradise is your place to go. Lahaina Fish Co. is another delicious option with fresh seafood. Fleetwood's on Front St, which offers a higher-end dining experience, is right across from the ocean but still has amazing views.
Lahaina's Banyan Tree
Lahaina's Banyan tree is something you will not want to miss. This magnificent tree will amaze you! This tree was planted in 1873 and has already sprawled across an entire city block in the heart of Lahaina off Front Street. The original trunk of the tree has shot off, forming 16 new trunks. When walking through the park, it looks like there are tons of trees around you, but you can trace every trunk back to the central base of the tree.
Baby Beach is an incredible beach in Lahaina. If you enjoy bright turquoise water, soft sand, and calm waves, this is the beach for you! This beach just off Front Street is one the prettiest beaches in West Maui. It's a safe beach for all ages and a nice long strip of soft sand.
Lahaina Harbor is just past the Banyan Tree and is a good place to kick back and watch the boats come in and out. Many great boat tours and experiences leave from this harbor. You can book a whale watching tour, sunset cruise, submarine trip, fishing expedition, parasailing trip, scuba tour, and more from this harbor. This is also where the ferry to Lanai departs from.
What To Do Past Lahaina
If you're looking to drive a little bit beyond Lahaina, there are many more great things to do. Kaanapali is a nice resort area a little bit past Lahaina. Kaanapali Beach is a long stretch of beautiful sand lined with high-end resorts and oceanside restaurants.
Beyond Kaanapali is Kapalua. We suggest you check out the Kapalua Coastal Trail, which is a wonderful 2.5 mile coastal walk with a wide variety of things to see. If you do the coastal trail, you'll walk past Kapalua Bay, which is a lovely sandy beach with some good snorkeling.
If you want to do a little exploring on a scenic drive, head past Kapalua on highway 30. This roads winds through rural West Maui right along the coast. You'll see ocean-side cliffs, beautiful bays, and if you keep going, you'll end up in the lush green mountains. On this road, you will pass Honolua Bay, which is one of Maui's best snorkeling spots. You will also pass Nakalele Blowhole, which is a spectacular natural feature you won't want to miss!