Maui Port Guide

Maui Port offers visitors a lot of beach and water sports opportunities. Shopping is also a popular activity here. At the Maui port of call, ships dock at Kahului. All of the major attractions you'll want to see are within easy walking distance. It's also easy to book a shore excursion through your cruise line and find more ease of travel.

Shopping

Many of the stores convenient to the port are located in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. The mall includes a Macy's and a Sears as its flagship stores.

Maui Divers Jewelry has unique offerings ideal as gifts. Seredipity Boutique has good selections for women. My Pillow Pets is ideal for pet lovers.

Things to See

The Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum is a good introduction to the history of the sugar industry in Hawaii. It's conveniently located downtown. sugar cane fields are found outside the city, and can be seen for several miles around.

Maui Arts and Cultural Center offers three unique venues in one area. Schaefer International Gallery includes free admission to most exhibits, with fine art collections. Alexander and Baldwin Amphitheater is a good place for concerts, while the Castle Theater hosts plays. All 3 places make the cultural center one of the most popular attractions.

Kana Beach County Park is a favorite destination for water sports enthusiasts, with good-sized waves. Sunbathing and swimming are great experiences here. The adventurous will want to try kite boarding, sea kayaking, and sail boarding. A nice golf course is located in the area.

Kanaha Pond State Sanctuary is a great place for birdwatchers. The endangered coot and stilt are commonly seen here. Several other migratory species are reguarly spotted. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens are situated on a 7 acre site and let visitors experience the area's beautiful plants. Hiking-based ecotours are growing in popularity.

Tours by plane and helicopter are good ways to see Maui and the other nearby islands. Most of these are an hour's duration. It's also possible to rent mountain bikes in order to get a good look at the volcanoes. Canyon tours are offered for those who enjoy climbing.

Wailuku, the county seat, is located fairly close by. A museum there is dedicated to the missionary period, and several historical buildings still stand. Iao Valley State Park is in close proximity to Wailuku. It has numerous hiking trails as well as The Needle, a 2,000 foot rock pillar.

Local church offerings include Christ the King Church, Kahului Union Church, and Emmanuel Lutheran.

Restaurants and Bars

Bangkok Cuisine offers good Thai food with great service. Ba-Le serves Vietnamese cuisine. Da Kitchen Kahului offers burgers and Hawaiian food in generous portions. Las Pinatas is recommended for good and healthy Mexican food. Amigo's is also commonly recommended for Mexican food. Ruby's Diner is a very popular place with locals and tourists.

Maui Coffee Roasters offers good coffee and quick breakfasts. Tasaka Guri Guri Shop offers plenty of sweets to satisfy your cravings. Broke DA Mouth Cookie Co. has all kinds of sweet treats.

The Ale House is a popular sports bar. Genki Sushi offers something a little different. The Hang Loose Lounge is a popular place.

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