Take a drive North on Hwy. 30,...
Take a drive North on Hwy. 30, you'll see Honolua Bay and some awesome waves.
Also, in Lahaina stop by Dan's Greenhouse. You'll find anything from baby pot bellied pigs to plumeria plants. His plants are all certified to take back to the US Mainland.
The Banyan Tree
A large banyan tree resides in Courthouse Square in downtown Lahaina. It was planted in 1873. Originally only eight feet high when it was imported from India, it now stands over 60 feet high. Its twelve major trunks spread out to cover almost an entire city block. It is one of the world's largest banyan trees. Not only is it a sight to see, its shade provides a nice place too cool down in the tropical heat.
After spending half a week in the very touristy, Disneyish, city of Honolulu, going to Lahaina was like a blast of fresh air. Gone where the semi-dirty beaches of Waikiki, replaced with the sandbox feel of the well managed beaches of Maui. The waves were far more intense than Honolulu as well so the surfing was far more intense...even the body boarding was tough! The small, yet cozy town of Lahaina provides lots of evening entertainment and plenty of places to eat and shop. Lahaina is mix of locals and tourist so you get the snobby local attitude along with the helpful local attitude as well but overall I would much rather have spent my entire vacation in Lahaina. The views from the surrounding hillsides are breathtaking and even the public beachs have a resort feel to them. Everything is weell maintained. There are some beautiful drives around the Island of Maui and there are world class Golf Courses as well. Lahaina seemed much more like Hawaii then Honolulu, though I'm sure had I asked around I would have known that before I went!
Random Lahaina Candids!
"Just random freaky jpgs of Lahaina"
Lahaina on Halloween. I had heard stories for the 12 years I've lived in Honolulu. FINALLY, I went. It was PACKED and folks were BUZZING for a good time. I'm still a tad REELING from the Night. It was fun, but I tell you, the costumes REALLY were something else. Lahaina should be PROUD of what they got going on!
"They block the street off from car traffic"
Everyone is walking on the street and it's PACKED.
Paul makes nice with some devilish types
You have heard of money growing on trees? Well, look REAL closely at what grows on this tree! Be sure to CLICK to enlarge!