Lahaina Maui, Hawaii
Lahaina is one of the prettiest towns in all Hawaii, with timber-frame buildings, sailing ships bobbing in the harbor, coconut palms and the mountains of West Maui dominating the skyline. Lahaina enjoys dry days with lots of sunshine. Sunsets at Lahaina are unforgettable.
Lahaina is great if you are a beach person, you will absolutely love Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach. Lahaina is an old whaling village turned into a tourist Mecca yet it still retains the flavour of a south seas town.
Lahaina is lively and by Maui standards inexpensive, with a huge range of activities and little rainfall, but above all it's the only town on Maui to offer lodging, sightseeing, nightlife and an abundance of restaurants within easy walking distance of each other. Popular shore excursions include a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Things to see and do
* Kaanapali Beach
* The Banyan Tree
* Mt. Haleakala's crater by helicopter
* Sailing, fishing, diving, surfing and water skiing
* Lahaina's historic Pioneer Inn
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 18.1 km²
Population – 12,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT/UTC minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 (USA) + 808
Port Location – Lahaina is a tender port and the ship anchors up off downtown Lahaina. It is a good distance from the ship to the tender wharf and it can be bumpy.
Transport Links – Kahului Airport (OGG) is the main airport for the island of Maui. Several major U.S. airlines also provide non-stop service to Maui from the West Coast and beyond. Ferries run 5 times a day between Lahaina and the island of Lanai.
Maui doesn't have much of a public transportation system so you'll need to rent a car.