Lahaina, which in Hawaiian means “cruel sun”, is rich with history and known for oceanfront shopping, restaurants and nightlife. In the early 1800’s, Lahaina was once the the royal capital of Maui Loa, the fifth king of Maui. The Hawaiian people thrived in the hot, dry climate, fishing, surfing, and trading with neighbors.
Today, Lahaina Harbor remains a bustling port. Whaling ships have been replaced by whale watching vessels, ferries to Moloka’i, and Lana’i, parasailing outfitters, and sail boats. Front Street remains the focus of the town full shopping and dining while parks, churches, and homes built by missionaries are sprinkled throughout the ten block destination.
Parking in Lahaina
Free parking is elusive in Lahaina. Arrival early for free spots (limited to three hours) from the corner of Front Street, Shaw Street, and Luakini Street. Scattered around town are paid lots from the mountainside of Front Street.