Hang in an Off-island Culture Club
Travel to Kahului, and find another Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician’s bar and grill. SAMMY HAGAR’S BEACH BAR & GRILL is a spot for those seeking the sweet life—and a sip of Sammy’s famous Beach Bar Rum, which is fused with pure cane for a kick. The feel of the islands is evident throughout the décor and tasty fare. With Sammy’s passion for food and drink, you never know when he may drop in to nosh on an burger. Find Sammy’s ‘ahi at the Kahului Airport. Visit sammysbeachbarandgrill.com.
ROCK & BREWS is also celebrating rock elite (à la great cuisine) in Pa‘ia Town. Legendary rock promoter DAVE FURANO and a couple KISS MEMBERS, GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY, teamed up to wow crowds of Maui diners with rockin’ cuisine reflecting the flavors of Hawai‘i and sounds of the stage. Familyfriendly, casual and fun, sip on a selection from the full bar, and pair your pint to freshly baked pizza—a crowd favorite. Visit rockandbrews.com/paia.
18. INDULGE IN RETAIL THERAPY
Though famous for its scenery, climate and cerulean blue sea, Maui harbors another little gem— SHOPPING. Some of the best browsing comes in the form of walking up and down the streets of towns like Makawao, Pa‘ia, Kihei and Lahaina. Not only do you get to soak up the sunshine between stops, you also get to experience each town’s unique character and local clientele.
In the quaint Upcountry town of MAKAWAO, you’ll find just what you’ll need to dress like a real Hawaiian (cowboy). The paniolo historic whaling village of LAHAINA is a mixed bag of upscale boutiques, scrimshaw and fine arts. Surfer vibes mix with island fashion and healthy, tasty food in PA‘IA.
If what you’re looking for is more upscale and exclusive, Maui boasts numerous LUXURY SHOPPING destinations that offer a mix of well-known designer boutiques, galleries and shops featuring artisans from Maui and around the world. And ALOHA WEAR can be found island-wide in both THRIFT SHOPS and upscale DEPARTMENT STORES showcasing designer inspirations. AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER, located on South Kihei Road, is the largest shopping center in Kihei with more than 50 shops and restaurants.
KIHEI KALAMA VILLAGE, 1941 S. Kihei Road, resembles an open-air arts-and-crafts fair with more than 40 specialty shops offering island treasures at reasonable prices.
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL is Maui’s only fully enclosed airconditioned shopping mall. There are more than 50 shops and restaurants, plus free parking.
(children) shows and Keiki hula Polynesian dancers can be seen during regular live performances.
MAUI CLOTHING COMPANY in Kihei Gateway Plaza boasts island resortwear, swimwear, souvenirs and gift items for men, women and children. Find the outlet retailer along Pi‘ilani Highway.
MAUI MALL in Kahului is a premier shopping center boasting more than 30 unique, locally owned stores. Here you’ll find entertainment, a movie theatre and free Zumba and shows hula among popular retailers like Whole Foods Market. MAUI MARKETPLACE on Dairy Road in Kahului is the place to find popular chain stores like Starbucks. THE OUTLETS OF MAUI, located oceanfront in historic Lahaina, offers storefronts for top brands such as Banana Republic, Carter’s and Coach. Sate your appetite at eateries such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Pi Artisan Pizzeria. You’ll even find entertainment ( magic show). Warren & Annabelle’s
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER is the largest mall on the island. Located in Kahului, the center has a movie theater, retail shops and a food court.
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA is a highend destination with a collection of more than 70 island-chic shops, galleries and restaurants. You’ll find a diverse range of stores from Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta to Maui-exclusive boutiques.
WHALERS VILLAGE at Ka‘anapali Beach features more than 50 shops ranging from local favorites and designer boutiques to fine-dining restaurants and free entertainment.
WHARF CINEMA CENTER, located at 658 Front St., is bright, breezy and any shopper’s dream, complete with a variety of stores, restaurants, a postal station (mail those souvenirs home!) and a movie theater.
19. MAKE A JEWEL OF A FIND
The Hawaiian Islands have a tradition and (spiritual mana power) of their own, which visitors get a taste of while watching performances, sightseeing hula on tropical tours and savoring local dishes. LOCALLY INSPIRED AND CRAFTED JEWELRY offers a permanent way to transport that experience back home. You may have heard of or even seen many (locals) kama‘aina sporting a piece of HAWAIIAN HEIRLOOM JEWELRY. This style of jewelry, typically made of yellow gold featuring scrollwork and Old English lettering, harkens back to the days of the HAWAIIAN MONARCHY. Today, pieces— bracelets, pendants and rings— are given to ladies at milestones such as birthdays or graduations. Another form of island jewelry highlights shells. These may be