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Once a Historic Whaling Village

Lahaina is the principal town on the west shore of Maui. Lahaina is historic whaling town. In the 1800s, this town was the center for the Pacific's whaling industry. However, whaling has long been replaced with tourism as the town's main livelihood. Located just south of most of the major resorts on Maui, this is a great spot to visit. Its marina offers many adventures like whale watching and snorkeling. The picturesque streets of downtown offer shops, nightlife, and dining. Lahaina is the largest, and by far, most interesting town on the western shore of the island and has become the heart of West Maui.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:This is the town with the most going on at Maui's western coast.
  • Cons:Parking downtown can be tough.
  • In a nutshell:A nice town on Maui.
  • Last visit to Lahaina: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 20, 2007
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