is the industrial center of the island. While the looks of the
town may not be what most expect, every part of Maui is diverse
and has its own special charm.
What Kahului may lack
in lush tropical beauty, it makes up for in other ways. You
will find the basic necessities a bit cheaper here than on the
other areas of Maui.
which is situated at the foot of the West Maui Mountains,
is considerably older than its neighbor Kahului.
You'll find State &
County government offices are located here, along with the historic
Market Street area. Lined with antique stores, pawn shops, fascinating
boutiques and the landmark Iao Theater; old Wailuku Town provides
a glimpse back to an earlier time in Maui's history.
Maui - Sites To See:
Pond: As you
are coming out of the airport following Kaahumanu Ave (Route 32)
you'll see The Kanaha Wildlife Sanctuary somewhat ironically situated
between retail outlets on one side and a petroleum refinery on
the other. Here the endangered Hawaiian Stilt & Hawaiian Coot
fight to repopulate their species. Stop by for a chance at an
excellent photo opportunity.
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy 244-7643 - From Wailuku take Hwy 30 (Honoapiilani)
South, and in the midst of empty fields with the West Maui Mountains
as a backdrop you'll come upon rows of papaya trees, banana plants,
palms, and more. With a restaurant, souvenir shop and tours of
the plantation it's well worth the visit.
Kahului Follow Route 32 through Wailuku and head straight towards
the West Maui Mountains or if you are coming from Honoapiilani
(Route 30) travel straight into Wailuku, and turn left at the
stoplight at W. Main Street. Along the way you'll pass the Bailey
House Museum, filled with artifacts and bits of history from Maui's
colorful past. As you continue up the road stay to the right and
head into the lush valley. There's also a couple of nice places
to stop along the way. Once you're there you can walk the trails
and view the "Iao Needle". Simply Gorgeous!
Kaahumanu Ave. - Over 100 stores, restaurants, theaters, and more.
270 Dairy Road, Kahului. - Great outlet stores, along with Borders,
Starbucks, Restaurants and more.
Mall. 70 E Kaahumanu
Ave. - More than 40 shops and restaurants, many locally owned
- Costco. 424
Dairy Road. - Moments from the Airport. A good place to stop by
& stock up on goodies after arriving in Maui.
Wailuku, Maui - A historic street on Maui filled with antique
shops, and stores.
1826 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku , Maui - Hand-crafted soaps. lotions
and scents made in Hawaii. Worldwide shipping, group amenities,
weddings, personal gift baskets. Toll free 1-800-414-3310.
Maui Beach/Palms Hotel.
170A Kahumanu Ave., Kahului.
1.800.367.5004 On Maui call 877.0071
Clean rooms, basic amenities, restaurant on site, adjacent to malls
& shops. Reasonable rates make this low frills lodging very
appealing for the budget conscious adventurer.
Maui Seaside Hotel.
100 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului
1.800.367.7000 On Maui call 877.3311
Consists of two complexes featuring a pool, restaurant & lounge.
The newer complex offers slightly larger, more attractive rooms
that make paying for the upgrade from the older complex well worth
Old Wailuku Inn.
2199 kahookele, Wailuku. 244.5897
Just 10 minutes from the airport, nice amenities, full breakfast,
all in a beautifully restored historic home.