Centrally located, historic whaling village that has been restored with many fun shops and great places to dine with lots of things to do. Lahaina is West Maui's center for boating and diving activities. It has a "real" downtown with many things to do. It is very crowded and bustling. Parking is not easy in Lahaina so come to town early in the morning to find the best spots. Front Street is exciting and energetic and a good place for a stroll. The old world view of Hawaii comes through in Lahaina. Go to Lahaina to eat, shop, buy and talk. As an old whalers' port, it is no surprise that there are many boating activities originating from Lahaina. There are few places to stay in Lahaina but there is an abundance of exciting night-life and many restaurants.
Be careful of the sun in Lahaina. The word actually means "cruel sun" and it can quickly give you a memorable burn to take home.