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Lahaina is an old whaler’s village that was settled in the early 1800’s. Fishermen were attracted to the natural calm harbor that Lahaina had to offer and many of their buildings are still intact today. Due to Lahaina's rich history, there are many cultural sites to see around the town.
Lahaina is located on the western beaches of Maui, perfect for sunsets, in between the Auau Channel and the mountains of the Mauna Kahalawai. Once known as Lele, meaning “merciless sun” because of the hot days and little rain fall, Lahaiana has become the top tourist location in all of Maui due to its world renown restaurants, resorts, beaches, shopping and much more!
When visiting downtown Lahaina, go to the famous “Front Street” for all of the shopping, dining and nightlife you can handle. If you get tired, head for the “old banyan tree” and cool off under the shade. The “old banyan tree” is the world’s largest banyan tree at over 60 feet tall and covering almost one acre. Need to relax? Head over to the miles of beaches of and watch the ocean and surf for hours. Do not look to close or you may spot a few humpback whales. Whale watching season is at its best during the winter season.