For an all day trip take the...
For an all day trip take the road to Hana. This road has 58 one lane bridges and 617 blind curves. This is no autobahn. Beautiful yes, full of small beaches (a photo of a black sand beach previously posted) waterfall, and macadamin nut trees. well worth the trip but it was a cloudy, rainy day for us. Past the town of Hana is the Seven Scared Pools. I took this one photo and barely made it back to the car before a real downpour.
There are several 'pacific rim...
There are several 'pacific rim cuisine' restaurants in Lahaina that serves really good food for pretty high prices. If you want to try some good food, seek these places out. Ask around as to which restaurants are the 'best'. There are a lot of places to eat otherwise, from McDonald's to 'Cheeseburger in Paradise'. We even still have a Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina. The variety is endless.
Atlantis Submarine Tour
The Atlantis is an actual submarine in which you can ride through Maui's tropical reefs. From the wharf at Lahaina, a small ferry shuttles passengers out to open water for a rendezvous with the Atlantis . The passengers then board the submarine and descend up to 100 feet below the surface for a good close look at Maui's marine life in their natural environment.
"Hot men on the strip in Lahaina"
Okay, only one hot man!
Lahaina was a whaling town, now the only whale hunting being done is by the tourist. Whale cruises are BIG business in Maui, Lahaina being the biggest port for the tourist boats.
I was told that Lahaina means "Cruel Sun" in Hawaiian, as it is usually sunny and hot.
"Lahaina Maui Sailboats - Tipsy Turvey"
"Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me.." That is the song that came to mind looking out toward Lanai'i from Front St. in Lahaina. If you notice, one boat is tipped over, that one would be mine if I tried to sail.
A friend of mine that was in Lahaina this past November told me the story behind this tipped over sailboat. Seems that last Halloween, after a night of too many mai tai's, a tipsy partyier borrowed his friends boat and because he was seeing double, thought the streetlights were the stars, grounded it. Of course the owner wasn't happy and now the locals aren't either. But in typical Hawaiian laid-back style, as of January 2005, the boat has not been removed from the harbor as it continues to cause damage to the sea bed. "Bartender! Another round while we discuss this matter further." I think the tipped over boat adds additional charactor to the harbor.