Lahaina, Hawaii: What to See, Eat, and Do!

Nkeiruka Medani
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Lahaina is one of the most vibrant spots in all of Maui! Here is a guide

shopping & exploring

Lahaina’s Front Street: Reminiscent of North Bay’s Sausalito, Front street brings vibrancy and liveliness to Maui. We visited multiple times during our stay and loved experiencing something new each visit!

Visit a Luau: Definitely one of the most traditional excursions to do while in Hawaii! There are many Luau options to choose from, and we booked tickets for Royal Lahaina Luau and found it was the cheapest of the bunch and also highly rated amongst the rest! Search "Royal Lahaina Luau" to find the reservation page. The ticket includes a complimentary lei, all-you-can-eat assisted buffet, open bar, and a 90 minute live Luau performance & fire show!

Sargent’s Fine Art: A gorgeous art gallery in the heart of Front Street. We had so much fun walking through and reading about all the pieces of work and artists who are housed in there!


Ironwoods Beach: We drove by this beach which looked so stunning! We did not get to swim here but the views were incredible!


Belle Surf Cafe: The cutest cafe in Maui! We ordered their bagels, coffee, and smoothie! Everything tasted so fresh! The cafe’s interior and the exterior were stunning!

Honolulu Cookies: The famous cookie shop sits on Front street and always has a long line to enter! I went for the first time back in 2018 and highly recommend it! We ordered some home this time around!

Ululani’s Shave Ice: This is a popular shave ice spot with a long list of fun flavors and combinations to try! The line is always long so give yourself time to get there and expect at least a 20 minute wait.

Star Noodle: My favorite restaurant in Lahaina, hands down! It is asian fusion cuisine, and they do it so well! We got broccolini, pad thai, chicken wings, and more smaller appetizers, and wanted to (and could have) eaten a whole lot more! Reservations are required here and I recommend booking at least a week in advance!

Cool Cats Cafe: This restaurant sits right above Down The Hatch. It is an American style diner that emphasizes burgers and milkshakes. There is an option to add liquor to the milkshakes for more adult fun! We put our names down and grabbed a drink downstairs before our buzzer was called to sit.

happy hour/drinks

Merriman’s: Come here for the most beautiful view of the water and oceanside! We also got a bonus viewing of whales right from our table! In addition to the beautiful views, they are also known for their Mai Tai’s! This place is very popular, and reservations are highly recommended. Note that reservations are required for inside seating and not required for outdoors. We walked in and sat outside.

Down The Hatch: This was my by far my favorite bar in all of Maui! This place was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! It is a large open-air space, full service bar, restaurant, and has live music performances, nightly! There is also a beautiful coy-fish pond in the middle of the bar! Their cocktails are super good and they always have a rotating special going on!

Waikiki Brewing Company: We stumbled upon this brewery while walking towards the edge of Front street. They had a wide selection of beers and we tried a flight and a few pints! The atmosphere was welcoming and chill and its definitely a nice hangout spot! I suggest calling to ask for day-of availability and I would also suggest going for happy hour!

I hope you enjoyed my post and found it helpful for your upcoming trip! Please comment thoughts and questions below, and share with your friends and family! Thank you for your continued support!

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