Banyan Tree in Lahaina on West Maui
The town of Lahaina on the west side of Maui hosts one of the largest and oldest Banyan Trees in the United States. Planted in 1873, the tree covers the whole block and is covers over 225 feet. It is over 60 feet in the air.
The Banyan Tree is located in the heart of Lahaina Town, and is right across from the harbor. Lahaina Town is a historic, whaling community that is know for shopping, art galleries, jewelry stores and restaurants.
The Banyan Tree has 12 major trunks coming from just one central tree, and the branches spread-out in all directions forming a mushroom-like canopy over the park.
When visiting Maui, take a day and visit the Banyan Tree in the National Historic Landmark town of Lahaina. It’s a great way to spend the day or evening!
* Get an ice cream cone and sit in the park and enjoy the view
* Do not feed the birds!
* Go during the day – at night the birds are nesting
* Visit the Lahaina Harbor & The Wharf Cinema Center on both ends of the Banyan Tree park.
Aloha – Enjoy Maui!
Beaches. Maui has some of the best beaches in the world. Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina. Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite. Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.
Top 10 Lists. Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants. There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.
Eating & Drinking. Oh, yea. You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui. Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café. For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.
In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and Makawao Steak House. Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.
Ever been in a rainforest? Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest! Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back. Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!
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