Wailea is predominately a few resorts, e.g. Four Seasons, Grand Wailea, Condos of Ekahi, but in between the developers slipped in the Shops at Wailea. Mostly high end shops like Rolex, Tiffany's, some high end jewelry shops, several art galleries including one the specializes in pieces done by celebrities....They are very friendly, but became suspicious when I told the folks at the Rolex store that the clasp on the wristband had stuck and it was impossible to open. I offered them all my pocket change, plus my pocket fluff.
The Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, named in honor of the wife of King Kamehameha I, is not unlike most American shopping malls. Here you will find big department stores like Macy's and Sears. There are countless apparel, jewelry, and electronic stores, and there is a multi-screen cinema within the complex. And of course, the mall has a large food court with several fast food establishments. Nothing out of the ordinary in regards to this. But the mall's design is what DOES stand out amongst other malls on the mainland U.S. Like a lot of places on the islands, this mall is open-air, and even has a view of the West Maui mountains. If you are in the vicinity of the airport, and in need of a shopping mall fix, this is your best option!
The tour company with whom we booked our vacation (GoGo Travel) provided us with a free breakfast at Longhi's. One of the tips provided to us talked about places to shop.
Since Maui is a tourist destination, you and your money can be separted very quickly...what you buy may not be the best quality. The surprising news is that you can find many items at great prices by shopping at Long's Drugs.
What to buy: You can purchase Hawaiian shirts, lotion, macadamia nuts, candles, glasses, food, drinks, etc.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy, but you can save tons of money and get good quality stuff.
While eating a delicious breakfast at Longhi's Restaurant, we were told that the best place to buy souvenirs, knick-knacks, etc. while saving money was at Long's Drugs.
What to buy: Macadamia Nuts, Hawaiian Shirts, lotion, etc.
What to pay: Better quality products and less than what you would pay at other tourist areas.
Nice looking jewelry, but not well made - When the gemstones fell out of the ring I purchased, they refused to stand behind the product and were quite rude
What to buy: nothing from this store in Whaler's village
What to pay: they will negotiate quite quickly on price, but no amount is worth defective merchandise
Cache is another women's apparel shop that you can find in most shopping centers throughout the US. They carry a nice selection of women's clothing like dressy party tops, dresses, pants and formal wear. They also carry a nice selection of jewelry and accessories.
I occassionaly will purchase something that really catches my eye and during our trip to Maui I was looking for a summery evening dress. The sales women was very helpful trying to help me find exactly what I was looking for which I did find. The dress was on sale for about $69 and was a perfect fit.
What to buy: Women's clothing and accessories
What to pay: Quite reasonbly priced
What a very nice shopping center right next to the beach! And, some nice restaurants along a walking path with great view right along the ocean. What more can you ask for? I especially like this store called Totally Hawaiian. A gift shop with beachy things but nice quality items that you would want to buy for your home.
The ABC store is just amazing. This is where you will pick up those souveniers for your family and friends and it won't cost you an arm and a leg! I didn't buy many souveniers on this trip but in the past, the Hawaii nail clippers were cheap and a big hit with my co-workers. I kept a few pairs for myself and I use them regularly. The snacks are even pretty good such as the dried mangos. This one is in Lahaina but I'm sure there are more of them here and there in Maui.
Westside Copy & Graphics is a shipping, photocopying and internet access store up in Kaanapalii (Lahaina). I needed to check in online with the airlines and then print our boarding passes for our return trip home. Most of the internet access places I found did not have the capability to print our boarding passes.
I had a problem with one of their printers not working and the lady behind the counter had to set me up on another computer and did not charge me for the time I spent trying to get the computer to interface with the printer.
What to pay: The charges vary for internet usage depending on how much time you spend using it; anything you printed was .50 per page.
The internet charges were a bit high but hey this is Maui where everything is a bit more costly.
I don't know if they are necessarily always the cheapest but it's an easy place to buy most of your souvenirs at one time at fairly reasonable prices. They are all over Maui.
What to buy: I bought tshirts, a dancing hula girl for my husband's trinket collection and a Christmas ornament. You can stock up on a variety of products made with macadamia nuts which always make good souvenirs.
If you are staying in a condo and want to save a little bit of money, there are several places to buy groceries on Maui.
Safeway-I didn't go in but the others said this was overpriced in West Maui
Star Markets-close to our condo, biggest selection, cheaper than Safeway
Long's Drug Stores-a combination drug store/food market, we found chips, coffee and candy well priced here, we stopped in several different ones including the one in the Lahaina Cannery Mall.
KMart-close to the airport, the others said this was the cheapest place to buy groceries
We originally saw "Ah Fooks" on our honeymoon in 1993. We quickly took a picture and drove away. When we returned this past May 2004, we were determined to find "Ah Fooks" again. In 2007 we did find Ah Fooks but it had moved to a smaller building. Perhaps with all the big grocery stores moving in to the area there is too much competition. Nevertheless one can still find items moderately priced here in Ah Fooks.
What to buy: We bought some local fruit and local juices as well as bread and milk and locally made yogurts in flavors like Lychee, Guava, and pappya.
What to pay: Very reasonable pricing on most foods especially fruits and vegetables.
While shopping for goodies to bring back home, check out the yummy cookies. Pineapple shapped shortbread cookies in a variety of flavors. Dipped in chocolate, or with small pieces of fruit. Plenty of samples to pick out your favorites; in a variety of box sizes.
What to buy: It's all about the cookies here! I fell in love with the Kona flavored coffee cookie dipped in white chocolate!
What to pay: It depends on the size box you select, but I thought the prices were reasonable.
Shops at Wailea is the most sophiscated shopping in Maui. Located at Wailea, the richest area in the island and in there you can find big brands stores like Billabong, Quicksilver, Tiffany, Rolex, Starbucks and others.
It's very popular among rich people and TV stars. Be prepared to spend some money because everything there is more expensive than the average.
What to buy: - Women's clothes
What to pay: As much as you have
Whalers Village is a very nice shopping center located right along the walkway on Ka’anapali Beach. Many upscale companies have locations here, including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Coach. Also here are several shops that sell surfing gear and apparel, and a few different choices for restaurants are available. The museum within Whalers Village is a great place to learn about the history of whaling that took place here during the 19th century, and there are many family activities and presentations held throughout the year. It's location is perfect for people staying in one of the many hotels along Ka'anapali.
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