Accommodation in Lahaina
Lahaina is a small bustling seaside town with great nightlife and restaurants. Lahaina is very compact and easily explored on foot. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hot spot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
Visiting an authentic Hawaiian Luau is a great experience while your here, enjoy traditional dancing, food and music. Or take the Sugar Cane Train to beautiful Kaanapali beach.
From here it is best to hire a car to explore the many nearby beaches, hikes and sites.
Lahaina encompasses the coast along Hawaii Route 30 from a tunnel at the south end, through Olawalu up to the CDP of Napili-Honokowai to the north. During the heavy tourist seasons, the population can swell to nearly 40,000 people.
Until permanently moving to Honolulu, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. In the 19th century, Lahaina was the center of the global whaling industry with many sailing ships anchored in at its waterfront; today a score of pleasure craft make their home there. Lahaina’s Front Street has been ranked one of the “Top Ten Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association.