West Maui Area (Kahana, Kaanapali, Lahaina)

West Maui Area (Kahana, Kaanapali, Lahaina)

  • Lahaina—the name of this historical town means “cruel sun” or “relentless sun” and has been popular since the eary 1800s.  See the 50 foot tall, 200 foot wide gigantic banyan tree with 12 major trunks planted in 1873.  There are art galleries, restaurants and nightlife, including “Fleetwood’s” restaurant owned and operated by Mick Fleetwood.  The Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina was the residence of missionary Dwight Baldwin.
  • Other places to visit in Lahaina include: LahainaHarbor, Fort on the Canal, The courthouse, The Prison, The Wainee Cemetery, the MariaLanakilaChurch, The Wo Hing Temple, The Jodo Mission.
  • D.T. Fleming Beach Park is quiet and famous of the white sand and view of Molokai.  Ironwood trees provide shade.
  • Kaapalani Beach has 3 miles of grain golden sand, great for swimming.
  • Black Rock is a sacred location where souls of the dead transcended from the human to the spiritual realm, and has good swimming and snorkeling.
  • Kapalua Bay has good snorkeling in the north side of the beach.
  • Kapalua Resort  provides access to the Village Walking Trail and the Maunalei Arboretum Trail.
  • Whalers Village Museum displays the fascinating history of the 19th century whalers.
  • The MauiGrown Coffee Company provides free self-guided tours of the estate.
  • Further north is Honolua Bay which is good for snorkeling when the water is calm.

Check the Maui Excursions section for specific beach trip information and pictures of locales, such as Kapalua Bay Beach and D.T. Fleming Beach Park  that we have enjoyed.


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