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Kahului
Travel Guide

Kahului featuring landscape views, mountains and general coastal views

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.

Maui Beach Hotel
Maui Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
170 Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI
The price is CA $253 per night from May 17 to May 17
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! (1,076 reviews)
"Food was mediocre at best. Everything else was great"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Maui Beach Hotel
Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
3 out of 5
532 Keolani Place, Kahului, HI
The price is CA $398 per night from May 12 to May 12
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! (989 reviews)
"Location was perfect for our personal needs. Service was friendly and accomodating. Parked in handicap stall right in front of entrance, very convenient. Was assigned a handicap room with large bathroom however pull down seat in the shower looked moldy and bed was too high for me so I struggled to ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2021

Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport
Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel
2.5 out of 5
100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI
The price is CA $279 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
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.
4/5Very Good! (1,760 reviews)
"How clean and cute everything was. It may be an older building but they have made everything feel so modern in the lobby area. The local Tante’s restaurant located off the side of the hotel was something we went to daily for breakfast & lunch. We had no problem getting towels or toilet paper. My ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2021

Maui Seaside Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
3 out of 5
5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $300 per night from May 18 to May 18
Nestled on the beach, this Napili aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Napili Bay Beach and Napili Bay. Kapalua Beach and West Maui Mountains are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (426 reviews)
"It was very nice , no tv but was a quiet place to stay and right next to the beach, I would stay there again"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

The Mauian - Boutique Beach Studios on Napili Bay
Kahana Falls Maui
Kahana Falls Maui
3.5 out of 5
4260 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI
This family-friendly Lahaina condo resort is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Kahana Beach and West Maui Mountains. Napili Bay and Kapalua ...
3.8/5Good! (609 reviews)
"Great location, great price, had a mini fridge, dishes, microwave and all the things I needed to eat cheap for the traveler on a budget."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Kahana Falls Maui
Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
4.5 out of 5
3800 Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI
Located in Wailea, this beachfront condo resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Shops at Wailea, Ulua Beach, and Ulua Beach Park. Mokapu Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)
"We loved the unit, spacious, high-quality finishes and fabulous view. Loved the service and the grounds. The cooktop was difficult to use, no directions. Otherwise perfect!!!!"

Reviewed on Dec. 18, 2020

Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kahului

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3/5 - Okay

HappyTraveller

Feb 8, 2020

The shuttle driver at the Maui Beach Hotel was awesome. He went above and beyond to help others.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 6, 2020

It was for staying the night until we could check in to our condo in Kihei. Got some shopping done there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 19, 2020

We just stayed one night as it was close to the airport & we got in late the night before. Would stay here again though. It had a free shuttle.

4/5 - Good

R.

Nov 23, 2019

Nice little hotel for a few nights. Good location and lots Around in the form of groceries and shopping.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 16, 2019

Not very many restaurants :)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 9, 2019

Great place close to airport.

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