Romance Hawaii Guide : Romance Hawaii Guide 2018
The Hawaiian Islands: Maui 32 ROMANCE HAWAI‘I SHOPPING ON MAUI Small businesses along Pā‘ia’s main street. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson From Lāhainā to Hāna, you never know what special treasures you’ll uncover on Maui. Overlooking the emerald waters of Kā‘anapali Beach, the Whalers Village shopping center has a range of shopping gems, from Kate Spade and Oakley to local shops with Hawaiian shirts and other colourful Aloha wear. Find more at the upscale Shops of Wailea and the shopping malls of Central Maui. WEST MAUI Lāhainā Front Street in Lāhainā is lined with colourful shopfronts and American flags. Stores include Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and Calvin Klein, and surf shops Billabong, Quiksilver, Hurley and Rip Curl. There’s also Lahaina Cannery Mall and the Old Lahaina Center. Lāhainā Second Friday, on the second Friday of each month, is a great time to visit, with live music, the chance to meet artists and specials at many restaurants. Shuttles run regularly from Kā‘anapali resorts. Outlets of Maui Find big savings at brand name stores, including Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Crocs, GAP, Guess, Hard Rock Cafe, Maika‘i Woods Hawai‘i, Maui Sunglasses, Michael Kors, Perfumania, The Luggage Factory and Watch Station. There are also great restaurants and free ‘ukulele lessons on Tuesday from 11am to midday and ‘ukulele concerts every first and third Friday at 5pm. Whalers Village, Kā‘anapali Step straight off the beach into this shopping complex, with designer boutiques including Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade New York, surf shops Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy and Rip Curl plus Hawaiian favourites such as Tommy Bahama, Honolua Surf Co. and Maui Resort Wear. CENTRAL MAUI The Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Maui’s only department stores, Sears and Macy’s, can be found at this Kahului shopping centre, along with more than 100 other stores and restaurants, from island-style boutiques to national names including American Eagle Outfitters, Pacific Sunwear and Forever 21. Wailuku Town Find hip boutiques, authentic Hawaiian artefacts, antiques and “ma and pa stores” on Market St, Wailuku. On the first Friday of every month, Wailuku First Friday has a great vibe, with food booths, live music and street vendors. Maui Mall Across the road from Kahului Harbor, five minutes from the airport, Maui Mall features boutiques, casual eateries, gift shops and a movie theatre, with free hula shows every Sunday at 11am. UPCOUNTRY Makawao Town This former pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town has colourful storefronts filled with clothing boutiques, gift shops, jewellery stores, galleries and wellness centres. People line up outside Komodo Bakery Store for fresh bread every morning. Visit on the third Friday night of the month for discounts and great entertainment at Makawao Third Friday. Pā‘ia This charming old sugar plantation town established in 1896 has unique boutiques, surf shops, arts and craft galleries and homewares stores. Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm The gift shop at this picturesque farm has a great range of lavender skincare products. SOUTH MAUI The Shops at Wailea Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Tiffany & Co are among more than 70 stores at this high-end shopping complex, in addition to art galleries, Hawaiian favourites, jewellery stores, free cultural shows and activities such as wood carving.
Romance Hawaii Guide 2017