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Holidays in Lahaina

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Top hotels in Lahaina

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$630 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,315 reviews)

"Pools, beach, view was great. Great location to local village and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$387 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,172 reviews)

"I liked the location, gardens and beach. Hotel is old and need remodeling. Pool is pretty crummy"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Royal Lahaina Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI
The price is AU$598 per night from 4 Nov. to 5 Nov.
4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice room and beach. Room service menu was limited. Water machine on our floor was broken."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Lahaina

Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop
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Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop

AU$201
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Sunset Sailing with Dinner & Open Bar
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Sunset Sailing with Dinner & Open Bar

AU$134
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Adventure
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Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Adventure

AU$202
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Lahaina Holiday


The former capital of Hawaii was once the heart of the global whaling trade. Today, it’s a popular beach city and starting point for whale-watching tours. You can still get a sense for the old Lahaina by taking a walk down Front Street, the town’s main artery. This street is lined with well-preserved timber-framed homes that date back to the early 19th century. Today, these houses are restaurants, art galleries, T-shirt stores and trinket shops.  

Lahaina sits between the Au'au Channel and the peaks of the West Maui Mountains on Maui’s northwest coast. After King Kamehameha conquered Maui at the turn of the 19th century, he made Lahaina the seat of royal power. It remained in ascendancy until 1845, when the Hawaiian capital was moved to Honolulu.  

During its the peak of the whaling industry, from 1825 to 1860, hundreds of ships were berthed in Lahaina’s harbour each year while their sailors took shore leave in town. One such sailor was Herman Melville, author of the classic American novel Moby Dick.

Whales are no longer hunted from Lahaina, but you can still get up-close to them. Set sail on a whale-watching tour from the town’s harbour. The tours last between two and five hours and the best time to see the mammals is between December and May.

While you are visiting Lahaina, grab the opportunity to sit under the shade of the colossal banyan tree in Front Street. It’s of the largest banyan trees in the world.

At night Lahaina, many of Front Street’s stores and galleries stay open late. Book a seat at the Maui Theatre for the Ulalena Show, a performance running most nights of the week that tells the story of Hawaii’s people through a combination of song, dance, and acrobatics.

Lahaina is a good base from which to explore the rest of Maui. The island is approximately 45 miles (72.4 kilometres) at its longest length and 23 miles (37 kilometres) at its longest width. Journey through the 'Iao Valley State Park for a close-up view of the 'Iao Needle. This colossal lava formation is one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks. Swim in the freshwater pools at Kīpahulu and enjoy spectacular views from the mountain peaks of the Haleakalā National Park. For some gentle relaxation play a round of golf or laze on the sandy beaches at the luxury resort of Kapalua.