How to get from Kaanapali to Lahaina Town?

What’s the best way to get to Lahaina from the Kaanapali resort area?

It’s easy to get to Lahaina! 

If you’re staying in the Kaanapali Resort Area and want to get to the west Maui town of Lahaina, there are several ways to do it – taxi, shuttle, city bus, or walk.

But the easiest and cheapest way is to catch the city bus to Lahaina from Whaler’s Village.  The bus leaves Whaler’s Village at the top of the hour and is $2.00 per person each way.  You can get an unlimited day pass for $4.00 per person.

Please Note:  The Kaanapali Trolley does NOT go to Lahaina.  It is only for travel between the resorts in the Kaanapali Resort area and Whaler’s Village.  It does not go out to Hwy. 30.

Take Route #25 – the electronic sign on the city bus will say “Wharf Cinema Center”.

There are 3 stops – the first stop is at Lahaina Cannery Mall with Safeway and Long’s Drug Store as anchors.  The second stop is on Papalaua Street in Lahaina on the north end of Front Street and across from the Outlets Of Maui shopping complex.  The third stop (and best stop) is at The Wharf Cinema Center, which is across the street from the famous Banyan Tree.

Maui's bus system is a good way to go from the airport to Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii.

The Maui Bus is a cheap way to get to Lahaina.

Fun Things To Do On Maui!

Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s.  There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town.  Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.

Looking for a great breakfast?  Try The Gazebo in Napili.  Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.

My Top 10 Lists – Top 10 activities on Maui, Top 10 attractions on Maui, Top 10 restaurants on Maui, and my Top 10 burger places on Maui.

Here’s a few West Maui beaches to enjoy:

Kapalua BeachPapalaua Beach – Airport Beach – Napili Beach – Baby Beach

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

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.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

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.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

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.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

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.

Recent Maui Tourist Guide Posts!

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!

Spend some time in Lahaina on the west side of Maui, and certainly check-out the Hawaiian scrimshaw at Lahaina ScrimshawSpanky’s Riptide is a great sports bar in Lahaina, too.

The Kaanapali Trolley is a free, convenient way to move about the Kaanapali Resort area.

Whale watching tours?  Captain Steve’s Rafting provides one of the best whale watching experiences on Maui.

Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui, Hawaii.

Baldwin Beach

HDR photography on Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakala Crater

Baby Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii is a family friendly beach.

Baby Beach in Lahaina.

Honolua Bay is an incredible snorkel loaction on Maui, Hawaii.

Honolua Bay

La Perouse bay is a nice snorkel, swim and hike location on Maui, Hawaii.

La Perouse Bay

Sunset on Maui, Hawaii is an awesome, incredible experience on the island of Maui.

Incredible Maui Sunset

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai across from Maui, Hawaii.

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai

Black Rock is a great snorkel spot on Maui and good to see gian Sea Turtles.

Giant Sea Turtle At Black Rock

Welcome To Maui  Tourist Guide

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

HAVE FUN!  Take a look at the article categories, review my recent posts, and send me any questions or comments you might have.

I know you’ll love Maui — as much as I love her! 

Steve 

 

 

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