What To Do in Lahaina & Ka’anapali, Maui
Maui has been called one of the best islands in Hawaii for years. Its lush, mountainous forests, waterfalls, pristine bays, and turquoise waters make it a place that even the most experienced travelers want to visit. Lahaina and Ka’anapali, two of the best towns on the island, are both on the west coast. Find out why the west side has become such a popular place to go, from the small, historic town of Lahaina to the beautiful bay of Ka’anapali.
Things to do outside
Hawaii, with its location on the Pacific Ocean, is a great place for outdoor activities like water sports and snorkeling. The towns of Lahaina and Ka’anapali are no different. You can take one of the many boat tours to see the island from a different angle, watch whales, sail along the coast, try deep-sea diving and snorkeling, or go on a romantic dinner cruise. Thrill-seekers won’t be bored because there are so many things to do, like zip lining, parasailing, ATV tours, horseback riding, and jet skiing. If it’s your first time, you should spend a day at Ka’anapali Beach and Black Rock, which is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There, you can snorkel, sunbathe, and swim with turtles. If you like to play golf, don’t miss the beautiful Ka’anapali Kai and Royal Ka’anapali courses.
The old west side of Maui
Lahaina, which was once the royal capital and dates back to the early 1800s, is a popular tourist spot with historic buildings and a Front Street with restaurants, bars, and shops. Head to Banyan Tree Square to see a tree that was planted in 1873. You can also learn about Hawaiian military history at the Lahaina Fort, which was built in 1832, or visit the Baldwin House, which was the home of the Maui chief who was in charge at the time, Kahekili, and is now a museum with Hawaiian artifacts. Choose the submarine tour of the “Carthaginian II,” a 19th-century whaler ship that was turned into a museum and sank a half mile off the coast of Lahaina in 2005.
If you like to go on adventures or just enjoy being outside, Maui is full of natural wonders. For local adventures, try the Pali Trail, a 10-mile hike in Lahaina with views of the valley and coast, or the Waihee Ridge, a short hike along the ridges of Ka’anapali with views of lush, tropical forests 1,500 feet above town. Those who are willing to take a short drive should go to the Pools of Ohea, also known as the Seven Sacred Pools. They are up a winding road in eastern Maui’s Haleakala. This trek is a beautiful adventure filled with waterfalls, streams, and tiered pools. In the middle of Maui, you can see Iao Valley, which is one of the island’s most famous natural sights. In the southeast, you can find the Haleakala volcano and 33,000-acre national park, which has views from 10,000 feet up.
The culture of Hawaii
Even if you’ve been to Maui before, a typical trip to the Hawaiian Islands is not complete without going to a luau. There are many to choose from, but the Old Lahaina Luau and the Feast at Lele are two of the most popular. Expect hula danced to traditional Hawaiian music, traditional luau food like kalua pig (pork cooked in the ground) and lomi salmon, and a look into the past of ancient Hawaii.
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