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KahuluiUnited States of America

The seat of Maui County is home to plentiful beaches, great weather and the amenities and convenience typical of an urbanized area.

Backed by the West Maui Mountains and next to a seemingly endless expanse of shore, Kahului, Maui is a big draw for visitors. Stroll along the shores under swaying palm trees or pay to fly over them on a helicopter tour of the island.

Like much of Hawaii, Kahului has its origins in the cultivation of sugar cane. Investigate this staple and the unique array of other Hawaiian plant life at the Maui Nui Botanical Garden in the center of town. This garden specializes in plants native to Hawaii. Relax on a calm walk through the garden while you develop knowledge of the plants you’re bound to see in the area.

Stop at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Here you will find the Schaefer International Gallery, which houses one of the island’s largest collections of publicly displayed art. Check to see whether an event is being performed at the center during your visit.

While you’re here, stop at the Aloha Friday Farmer’s Market for fresh treats. This is one of the best places in Maui for local produce and especially varieties of mushrooms, jellies and many other sweet products. On Saturday mornings, save a few hours for the Maui Swap Meet. Buy souvenirs for friends and family here, as the prices are less expensive than in other locations.

Detour to a wildlife refuge perfect for passing a sunny day, the Kanaha Wildlife Sanctuary. Spot endangered water birds including white-billed Hawaiian coot and brown koloa duck or simply take a solitary walk enjoying the saline air of the marshlands.

To get here, fly directly into Kahului Airport, the main hub of air travel for all of Maui. Rent a car at the airport to take advantage of the city. For more of an adventure, take a boat into Kahului Harbor.

Top Hotels in Kahului

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maui Beach Hotel
Maui Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
170 Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI
The price is $138 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24

Located in the heart of Kahului, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Maui Nui Botanical ...

3.6/5Good! (1,217 reviews)

"We love this place. Sure its not the most modern but has nice family-owned feeling. Helpful & friendly people at front desk. Housekeepers are nice and clean well. Hotel is near shopping center and has its own beach. Clean. We love it!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Maui Beach Hotel
Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
3.5 out of 5
532 Keolani Place, Kahului, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $238 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ho'aloha Park and Kahului Bay. Maui Arts and Cultural Center is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

4.4/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"Nice and clean rooms, near airport and centered between Lahaina and Hanna"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ho'aloha Park and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Kahului Bay is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

3.9/5Very Good! (2,179 reviews)

"Liked the place a lot. Only thing we didn't care for was that we had to pay por the parking. Besides that, everything pretty good! Front Desk staff was helpful and polite, cleanliness was on point too."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Maui Seaside Hotel

Popular places to visit in Kahului

Kanaha Beach Park
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Kanaha Beach Park

5/5(5 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Kanaha Beach Park during your travels in Kahului? Amble around this family-friendly area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

The Dunes at Maui Lani
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The Dunes at Maui Lani

Play a round of golf in Kahului at The Dunes at Maui Lani, and enjoy other activities such as surfing. In the area, take in the great live music and beautiful sunsets.

Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the great outdoors at Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, a lovely green space in Kahului. Visit the area's shops or amble around its beautiful beaches.

Ho'aloha Park
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Ho'aloha Park

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Ho'aloha Park during your travels in Kahului. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Kaanapali Beach
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Kaanapali Beach

4.5/5(2,521 reviews)

As one of the highest-ranking luxury beaches in the U.S., this stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear water is lined with high-end hotels and shops.

Whalers Village
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Whalers Village

4.5/5(1,446 reviews)

When you visit Whalers Village, a favorite shopping spot in Kaanapali, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this romantic area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Kahului

Maui Explorer Loop Hop-On Hop-Off
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Maui Explorer Loop Hop-On Hop-Off

$20
Per adult
Mountain Valley Loop Hop-On, Hop-Off from Kahului
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Mountain Valley Loop Hop-On, Hop-Off from Kahului

$26
Per adult
Private Beginner Kiteboarding Lesson
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Private Beginner Kiteboarding Lesson

$266
Per adult
West Maui Hawaiian Scooter Tours
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West Maui Hawaiian Scooter Tours

$104
Per adult
60-Minute Massage Delivery
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60-Minute Massage Delivery

$131
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Maui "Loop" Road To Hana Audio Driving Tour
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Maui "Loop" Road To Hana Audio Driving Tour

$10
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Kahului

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
159
5 - Excellent 39.55223880597015%
4 - Good
187
4 - Good 46.517412935323385%
3 - Okay
54
3 - Okay 13.432835820895523%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.4975124378109453%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 29, 2020

Very friendly to be at!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Nice place. Kihei/Lahaina/Paia are more tourist oriented.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Kahalui isn't exactly a destination town given the other amazing places around Maui, but it is a good place to start each day on your way to explore all of the other wonders of the island.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

You should go visit JOLIBEE in Kahului

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

I enjoyed the area.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 5, 2020

Love the central location, local feel.

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