Lahaina, Maui is located on the beautiful island of Maui in the west section. The population is just over 9,000 but can rapidly change to over 40,000 during the peak tourist season and is known as the “Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
One of the most interesting attractions in Lahaina is the massive banyan tree that spreads out over 66% of an acre. The tree is also maintained by volunteers due to its sheer size.
There are also a nice selection of restaurants that have a vast array of delicious foods. One of the major events in Lahaina is Halloween where 20,000 to 30,000 people gather and a Parade consisting of the local children begins.
There is also an amazing PGA golf course located here and is host to the Mercedez Benz Championship during the month of each January. Lahaina is also a great place to go surfing as there are all kinds of people looking to go to Lahaina specifically for the great waves found on the beaches of Lahaina.
Whale watching is also another popular activity that visitors enjoy as the area is home to several large Humpback whales which can reach up to 45 feet in length and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Some boats do have a glass bottom so that you can see the fish and whales underneath the boat. It is an amazing natural spectacle.
If you would like to see Hawaii from above you can also take a helicopter tour which is an enthralling 45 minutes and gives you a bird’s eye view of the 3 Islands in Hawaii.
There are a variety of surfing vacation rental in the area and offer a cheaper alternative then a hotel.