Located in one of Maui's most exclusive resort districts, this shopping center provides excellent browsing for upscale tourists. It is located next to the world-famous Grand Wailea, within walking distance of a handful of five-star resorts. The center caters toward the many wealthy, sophisticated tourists who visit Wailea each year. Retailers include Na Hoku, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu. Several Hawaiian specialty shops are also on the premises. Longhi's and East Wing Cafe are two of the on-site restaurants.
This is the only oceanfront shopping area on the island. Lushly landscaped and quite convenient to the Ka'anapali resorts, this is a popular West Maui tourist destination. Between 60 and 70 shops and restaurants are in the village, ranging from Waldenbooks to Chanel. Cinnamon Girl, Maui Dive Shop and Lahaina Scrimshaw are just a few of the local merchants you will find. Favorite dining spots include the Rusty Harpoon and Hula Grill. Shuttles transport tourists from various locations in West Maui to the shopping center. Credit card acceptance varies by merchant.
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is the island’s premiere shopping and entertainment destination. The home of Maui’s only department stores, Sears and Macy's, plus more than 100 shops and restaurants, from cool island-style boutiques to such national names as American Eagle Outfitters, Pacific Sunwear, Foot Locker and Borders Express. It's the place where Maui folks and Maui visitors get going with a gourmet cappuccino, savor fabulous cuisine at Ruby’s Diner or Koho Grill & Bar, or chow down on fun international fare in the Queen’s Market Food Court. And it's where you can enjoy hot Hawaiian music on the Queen’s Stage, and treat yourselves to an ice-cream and a movie. So join them for some real local aloha.Steppingstone Playhouse, home of Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA)is located on the second floor near the Macy's home department.
Small, quiet and charming, this is much more of a neighborhood mall than neighboring Ka'ahumanu Center is. Locals come here to pick up new books, music or sundries. After a recent facelift, the mall is more appealing to the crowds of cruise ship passengers who visit weekly. There are specialty shops and a few eateries, including an International House of Pancakes.
Yet another of Lahaina Town's charming shopping destinations, this place is a favorite stop for tourists on the Front Street tour. It is located just across from the enormous Banyan Tree, and a mere few blocks from both Lahaina Centers. More than 50 shops and restaurants, including Tuna Luna and Tropical Artware Maui, are located in the Center. The namesake cinemas feature first-run films. The West Maui Shopping Express shuttles guests from Ka'anapali and Kahana to the Center several times a day. Credit card acceptance policy varies by merchant.
Located in historic Lahaina Town, this former cannery has an authentic Island flavor but is home to a number of chain stores as well. It is the only fully enclosed shopping center on the island and features more than 50 shops and eateries. Live entertainment is showcased weekly in the center of the mall. Shops include a plethora of Island originals including Serendipity, Maui WaterWear, and Hawaiian Island Gems. Grab a drink and dinner at Sir Wilfred's Coffee or Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill. Credit card acceptance varies.
Located adjacent to the Kula Lodge on the slopes of Haleakala, this shop is a colorful and inviting spot for anyone to find unique items, crafts, jewelry and more. The large parking lot is located on the down slope side of the Kula Highway. There is lots of free parking for those who want to browse. Once inside, you'll see shelves filled with local jams, jellies, dressings, coffees, cookies and other wonderful, tasty items. The shop also offers wonderful hand-crafted items, clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Some of the best pottery and paintings from local artists can be purchased here, too. -Lottie Tagupa
Located in the small town of Pukalani, this neighborhood grocery store is a wonderful spot to pick up everyday items without having to pay resort prices. The grocery has been open in the same location for more than a generation. Refurbished and modernized, it has become the center of the Pukalani community. On any given day one will see area residents chatting and socializing while in line with milk, beer and bread. There are many unique island products available along with favorite national brands. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Parking is a bit difficult in the afternoon. -Lottie Tagupa
Local artist Sherri Reeve is known for her vivid watercolors depicting Hawaiian marine life. Original paintings, prints, gift cards and even designer T-shirts are available in her Upcountry store. Sherri's work can be seen in various other galleries and shops, but this store has the widest selection by far. Brightly colored yet somehow gentle, her style is very different from most local artists'. It focuses on simple beauty rather than hyper-color surrealism.
If you want to buy some lavender based products for personal and beauty care, then shop at Aii Kula Lavender. They have products for bath, body and aromatherapy that can be used on daily basis. The products are really good and the prices are pocket-friendly. They also have culinary products like lavender herb tea, culinary lavender and lavender dark chocolate bar. Patrons praise the store for the friendly service by the staff.
The brainchild of internationally-acclaimed artist Ryan Staub, his store Moana Glass stocks an impressive selection of glass-blown showpieces that were handcrafted by the master himself. Most of their pieces seem to resemble marine life such as green sea turtles, humpback whales, and jellyfish. If you're willing to learn the delicate art of glass blowing, enroll yourself for one of their courses and craft glossy masterpieces by yourself.
This company lets adventurers create a trip. With four options to choose from, you tailor your own excursion to your tastes. Provide your own transportation up the mighty Haleakala Crater (bike racks will be supplied), and you can ride down the crater at your leisure for a fee. Or, ride up in the courtesy van and get the "sunrise special," which includes a tour of Haleakala National Park. No guides—you are on your own.