Baby Beach


A nice swath of sand just north of Lahaina's center proves there's no reason to stay in Kaanapali for beachy pleasures. Its reef-protected waves are family friendly.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lahaina attractions

1. Lahaina Jodo Mission


A 12ft-high bronze Buddha sits serenely in the courtyard at this Buddhist mission, looking across the Pacific toward its Japanese homeland. Cast in Kyoto,…

2. Seamens' House & Hospital

0.27 MILES

Kamehameha III had this building erected in 1833 to give seamen and whalers a place to congregate away from the baleful stares of the missionaries in the…

3. Wo Hing Museum

0.52 MILES

This three-story temple, built in 1912 as a meeting hall for the benevolent Chee Kung Tong society, gave Chinese immigrants a place to preserve their…

4. Pioneer Mill Smokestack

0.71 MILES

The hard-to-miss Pioneer Mill smokestack is a local icon. Outdoor exhibits spotlight equipment and vehicles used on the company's sugar plantation, in…

5. Hauola Stone

0.78 MILES

Well, that doesn't look entirely comfortable. At the northern shoreline of the small plaza behind the Lahaina Public Library, look beneath the water’s…

6. Masters’ Reading Room


Built in the 1830s, this coral block and stone building was used by ship captains as a club for hanging out between seafaring adventures. Restored in 1970…

7. Brick Palace

0.81 MILES

The first Western-style building in Hawaii, the Brick Palace was erected by Kamehameha I around 1800 to keep watch on arriving ships. Despite the name,…

8. Lahaina Public Library Grounds

0.81 MILES

The gardens here were once a royal taro field, where Kamehameha II toiled in the mud to instill in his subjects the dignity of labor. Today they offer a…