Top ChoiceBeach in Kahului

Kanaha Beach Park

Well, you can’t judge a beach by its cover. Wedged between downtown Kahului and the airport, and hidden behind a strip of ironwood trees, this mile-long stretch of sand is kitesurf city, with scores of brilliant...

Bird Sanctuary in Kahului

Kanaha Pond Bird Sanctuary

You wouldn’t expect a wildlife sanctuary to be so close to the main road, but a short walk leaves the traffic behind. This shallow marsh is a haven for rare Hawaiian birds, including native coots, black-crowned...

Gardens in Kahului

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

For botanophiles interested in native Hawaiian plants, this garden on the grounds of a former zoo has a wealth of knowledge. An excellent new audiotour ($5 on Saturday, free with admission Monday to Friday)...

Museum in Kahului

Schaefer International Gallery

This art gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has a number of exhibitions per year, ranging from native Hawaiian arts to contemporary local artists working in all mediums.

Harbor in Kahului

Kahului Harbor

Kahului’s large protected harbor is the island’s only deep-water port, so all boat traffic, from cruise ships to cargo vessels, docks here. But it’s not all business. Late afternoon you might see outrigger-canoe...