Once known as Lele, which signifies "persistent sun" in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a noteworthy town that has been changed into a Maui tourist attraction with many craftsmanship displays and an assortment of novel shops and eateries.
Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century, Lahaina was likewise a notable whaling town amid the whaling blast of the mid-1800's. Up to 1,500 mariners from upwards of 400 boats took depart in Lahaina including Herman Melville, who defied the period in his excellent novel Moby Dick.
Today, Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can even now get a vibe for old Lahaina as you walk around energetic Front Street and visit notable stops like the U.S. Sailors' Hospital, Hale Paaho (Lahaina Prison), the Pioneer Inn and different destinations on the Lahaina Historic Trail. Roughly 55 sections of land of old Lahaina have been put aside as noteworthy areas.
Lahaina's sunny atmosphere and oceanfront setting additionally give the ideal background to an assortment of exercises and stimulation. Get a new taste of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Lahaina's fine eateries. Get your tickets to some of Maui's best shoreline luaus where you can eat, drink and watch the customary moves of Polynesia. The honor winning show Ulalena at the Maui Theater offers a Broadway-gauge creation showcasing the way of life of Hawaii.
What's more, amid the winter months, bear in mind to set sail from Lahaina Harbor on a remarkable whale watching visit. The divert off the shore of Lahaina is one of the best places on the planet to spot humpback whales. Indeed, even these brilliant animals can't get enough of Lahaina.
A Brief History on Lahaina and Why It's Popular
Lāhainā is the biggest Census-designated Place (CDP) in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, the United States, and the portal to the renowned Kaanapali and Kapalua shoreline resorts to its North. As of the 2010 statistics, the CDP had an inhabitant populace of 11,704. Lahaina includes the coast of Hawaii, Route 30 from a passage at the South end, through Olawalu, and to the CDP of Napili-Honokowai