Maui

Maui Travel Guide

Located in the Whalers Village Shopping Center, the aptly named Whalers Village Museum explores the history of Lahaina’s biggest industry in the 1800's.

Established in 1910, the Hasegawa General Store, a sundry shop, is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Maui. The small store has survived both a fire and the never-ending challenge of transporting supplies on the winding road to Hana.

Located in an old clapboard building in Paia, Mana Foods is a health food store that offers organic, international, and gourmet foods and health care products. Island-grown produce such as lychee and durian are available; the butcher also offers local seafood, beef, and chicken.

Longtime Maui resident Pono Fried, an extremely knowledgeable guide and teacher of Hawaiian culture, reveals the unseen island on privately guided, custom-designed tours.

At a bright green, wooden roadside stand outside the small former-missionary village of Kahakuloa, family members sell Julia's banana bread, a famously moist treat made daily from organic local bananas.

Located on Baldwin Avenue in the art and rodeo town of Makawao in Maui, the Hot Island Glass Studio is owned by artists Chris Richards and Chris Lowry.

Sample Maui Blush, Ulupalakua Red, or the Hula O Maui sparkling wine, made from sweet local pineapples.

This venue is closed.

A variety of half- and full-day excursions are led by one of 15 experienced Maui guides.

Hookipa Beach Park on the north shore of Maui, near the former plantation town of Paia, is famous worldwide for its windsurfing and kitesurfing, and is home to the Aloha Classic competition.

With the aim of education and protection of marine life, the Pacific Whale Foundation's staff of marine biologists offer whale watches, snorkeling trips to Molokini crater, dolphin encounter trips, and sunset cruises.

From a look at the records available in the old prison, Hale Paahao (“stuck-in-irons house”), built by King Kamehameha III to detain unruly sailors who refused to return to their ships by sundown, it’s easy to see which group prevailed more often than not.