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Lahaina was once the capitol of the Kingdom of Hawaii before Honolu and was once the leader in the whaling industry. Lahaina was a big port for whaling vessels and ships that were headed to trade routes throughout and across the Pacific. The whaling and trade ships are long gone but now are replaced with cruise ships and a huge influs of international tourists.

Old Town Lahaina has many historic sites and houses to visit that bring back the old whaling days of the island. It's a nice step back in history to see how this area once was and how much it has develop since.

My wife and I first visited this area in December 2013; as one of the many stops on our Hawaiian cruise. We had a great time exploring some historical sites, shopping, enjoying the beach and dining at some great restauants.

We briefly returned in October 2014 for a day trip as we were staying mostly in Wailea. We are booked to return here soon and cannot wait to explore this area a bit more.

Lahaina has some great shopping and dining options. Front Street is full of great shops and restaurants; many places have great water views. The Whalers Village is a nice outdoor shopping mall that has soem great local shops as well as some dining options such as Hula Grill and Leilani's.

As for hotels and resorts; this area has many to choose from especially along Kaanapali Beach. The Hyatt, Sheraton and Marriot are some of the big name hotel chians you will find here.

  • Last visit to Lahaina: Oct 2014
  • Intro Updated Aug 5, 2015
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