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Discovering the Coastal Town and Surroundings of Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina, Maui


The island of Maui lies midway between Big Island and Oahu, two of the better-known Hawaiian islands. However, pass by Maui, and in particular Lahaina, and you will be doing this corner of paradise a huge disservice, as well as missing out on multiple opportunities for wonderful places to see and exciting things to do, which is what a vacation is all about, isn’t it?


The town of Lahaina is located on the north-western shores of Maui and offers some of the most spectacular views from any of the Hawaiian islands. Look out to see and unlike many other seaside locations, you won’t just be looking out over endless miles of empty sea. No. Instead you have the three smaller islands of Moloka’i to the north, Lanai to the west, and Kaho’olawe to the south, the latter being the largest generally unpopulated Hawaiian island.


What is there to do in Lahaina?

Where do we begin? So, you are on vacation and let’s be honest, what is one of the most popular pastimes when on vacation? That’s right, some retail therapy, especially to buy some new clothes to help you embrace all that is good about Hawaii. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Front Street where you can enjoy visiting numerous art galleries, check out local arts and crafts, enjoy an ice cream while you sit down and take in the view across the Pacific Ocean to nearby islands, or to give you an idea of just how special this place is, why not check out Cheese Burger in Paradise – the name says all you need to know about Lahaina.


Let’s not forget what lies inland from Lahaina

lahaina atv tour overlooking maui landscapeIf you are just visiting Lahaina for the day, there Is more than enough to see and do within the town, but if you are staying here on vacation, or in the nearby town of Kahului, the island’s main commercial centre, then now is your chance to discover what is so special about Maui. By the way, as you will soon discover in any of the islands of Hawai’i, rarely is the term ‘as the crow flies’ used when referring to distances between towns, basically because of you have two towns there is no direct straight-line road connecting them because there will be a giant volcano in the way. Thus, all journeys involve taking a detour! As an example, the straight-line distance between Lahaina and Kahului is 20 miles, but the road connecting the two towns covers a distance of 25 miles!


So, what is there to do inland? How about an ATV tour as with the rugged terrain covering most of the island, this is the perfect mode of transport? Let’s be honest here as when it comes to sightseeing, it’s a lot more fun when it also includes some off-road adventures in a 4×4 that has been designed to cope with most uneven terrains!


Your fabulous choice of water-based tours and experiences from Lahaina

a man holding a fish swimming under waterYou can’t ignore the sea, wherever you are staying on any of the Hawaiian islands, and where Lahaina is concerned, there’s a great choice of tours that set out, seawards, from the harbor in the town.

Want to make your vacation as memorable as possible when vacationing at Lahaina. That’s easy, just book yourself on the Quicksilver Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise. Not only will you have the chance to see dolphins, but at the right time of year, you may also get to see the remarkable sight of breaching humpback whales. We’d best not forget to mention the delicious food that you will be served, with such delights as rosemary roasted prime rib or local fish such as Mahi Mahi.

If you prefer to see your fish swimming in the water rather than in lemon and caper butter, then how about going on the Lanai Snorkeling Cruise & Dolphin Encounter which sets out from Lahaina Harbor? Thereafter you can experience the delights of snorkeling in crystal-clear water over a coral reef teeming with marine life at Shark Fin Rock, while pods of bottlenose dolphins abound in these waters to complete a memorable experience.


You can’t come to any of the Hawaiian islands and not attend a luau

myths of maui dancersA luau is a Hawaiian feast featuring lively music and vibrant cultural performances, and that is exactly what you will get when you attend the Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort, situated on the magical oceanfront at Ka’anapali Beach on the western shores of Maui. Enjoy the rhythm of Polynesian drums, dancing, singing, swirling flames and, of course, no luau would be complete without a roasted pig, or Pua’a as it is called on Maui.


If you are planning to come to any of Hawaii’s beautiful islands, at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available. We strongly recommend you book your tickets as soon as possible for the Holiday Lights Tour as it is remarkably popular, and you will soon discover why and if you would like to find out more about any of our other recommended tours as well, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.