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Kahului is the largest town and commercial center of the island of Maui in Hawaii.

Map of Kahului

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The main commercial street in Kahului is Kaahumanu Avenue (state route 32), which passes by the main shopping malls of Queen Kaahumanu Center and Maui Mall. Hana Highway (state route 36) intersects Kaahumanu Avenue near Maui Mall. Dairy Road (state route 380) is the road which runs to Kahului Airport from the major tourist centers and along which Maui's major big-box retailers lie.


  • 1 Maui Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, +1 808 242-7469. Tu-Su 11AM-5PM. Completed in 1994, the Arts and Cultural Center is one of the island's best venues for both visual and performing arts. The Schaefer International Gallery is Maui's only museum-quality art gallery, while several performance venues including the Castle Theater and Alexander and Baldwin Amphitheater provide space for concerts and plays. Free admission for most exhibits in the Schaefer Gallery.
  • 2 Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, +1 808 249-2798. M-Sa 8AM-4PM. Seven acre site focused on flora of Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i and Kaho'olawe.
  • 3 Kahana Pond Bird Sanctuary (Haleakala Highway, 0.1 miles west of Hana Highway). 143-acre wetland preserve that is home to the Hawaiian Coot (ʻalae) and the Hawaiian stilt (aeʻo). Free. Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary (Q6360306) on Wikidata Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary on Wikipedia
  • 4 Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, 3957 Hansen Rd, +1 808 871-8058, . 9:30AM–4:30PM, closed Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Indoor and outdoor museum exhibits documenting the history of the former sugar industry in Hawaii. The former sugar mill can be seen across the street from the museum. Adults: $7, 60+: $5, 6-12: $2, 5 and under: free, Family Rate: $20, Military (active, veterans and retired, with family members): $5 per person.


  • 1 Kanaha Beach Park (Kite Beach), Amala Place (take Amala Place west to the end, about 1.5 miles from Hobron Ave.), +1 808 270-6139. A mile-long stretch of beach located adjacent to the Kahului Airport, this park is also known as Kite Beach for its excellent windsurfing conditions. Free.
  • 2 The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course, 1333 Maui Lani Parkway, +1 808-873-0422. Clever hole designs and rugged terrain. Golf Digest named the Dunes at Maui Lani one of the four "Best-Kept Secret" golf courses in America when it opened in late 1989.

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  • 7 Ki Ho'alu Slack Key Guitar Festival, 1 Cameron Way, +1 808 242-2787. Annual celebration of slack key guitar music. Takes place in June.
  • 8 Maui Ukulele Festival, 1 Cameron Way, . Music festival featuring ukele music. Takes place in September.
  • 9 Na Mele OMaui, 1 Cameron Way. Annual choral festival featuring songs in native Hawaiian. Takes place in December.


  • 1 Maui Friends of the Library Bookstore, 275 W Kaahumanu Ave, +1 808 877 2509. M–Sa 10AM – 6PM, Su 10AM – 5PM. A non-profit bookstore that helps fund local libraries. Has many books related to Hawaiian history and culture. Some new books but mostly used. Only a few small stools around to sit on but volunteers don't seem to mind if you read books on them. < $5 for used books.


  • 1 Tasaka Guri-Guri, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave #C13 (in Maui Mall), +1 808-871-4513. M-Th AM - 6PM, F 9AM - 7PM, Sa 9AM - 5PM, Su 10AM - 4PM. A long-time fixture on Maui, this shop keeps things simple and serves up a classic old-style Hawaii flavor: it sells a classic sherbet in only two flavors, strawberry and pineapple. The Tasaka family has been doing this for over 90 years, and for many visitors to Maui, no trip is complete without a visit here. They will also pack it for the plane ride. Cash only.
  • 2 Zippy's, 15 Ho'okele St, +1 808 856-7599. 24 hours. This location has two sides: a quick service counter and a table-service restaurant with a bakery counter in between. Hawaiian and American food are the specialties.
  • 3 Acevedo's Hawaicano Cafe, 190 Alamaha St, +1 808 871-7766. Family owned eatery in an industrial area near the airport serving Hawaiian food with a Mexican twist.



There are only three hotels in Kahului, all of them on the budget to midrange end of the scale. All are centrally located in Kahului not far from the airport and provide clean and comfortable accommodations, but if you're expecting amenities on the scale of properties in Kaanapali or Kihei, you will be sorely disappointed.

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