Top things to do in Kahului

Top Choice Beach 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 surf city, with scores of brilliant sails z…
Top Choice Seafood in Kahului

Geste Shrimp Truck

Beside Kahului Harbor, this small white food truck – emblazoned with a giant shrimp – serves the tastiest shrimp on Maui – maybe even the world! A dozen costs $13 and you'll get a scoop of crab mac salad and rice to…
Top Choice Market in Kahului

Maui Swap Meet

Don’t be misled by 'swap meet’. This outdoor market is not a garage sale, nor a farmers market, but an arts and crafts show of the highest order. Scores of white tents, set up behind Maui College, are chock-full of …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Kahului

Bistro Casanova

An offshoot of the popular Casanova in Makawao, this is Kahului’s classiest dining option, with happy hour offers on wine, beer and cocktails (from $5) between 4pm and 6pm. On the dinner menu the seafood and steaks …
Top Choice Music in Kahului

Ki Hoʻalu Slack Key Guitar Festival

Top slack key guitarists take the stage at this fun event, held on the lawn of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center each June.
Museum in Kahului

Story of Hawaii Museum

This quirky place offers a fascinating look at the history of Hawaii as told through centuries of maps. The collection encompasses early explorers, the monarchy, territorial days, WWII, statehood and the golden era …
Japanese in Kahului

Tin Roof

The latest venture from celebrity chef Sheldon Simeon proves a restaurant can be successful no matter the venue – in this case a tin-roofed outlet next to Payday Loans. Be prepared to queue for his tasty kau kau tin…
Bird Sanctuary in Kahului

Kanaha Pond Bird Sanctuary

You wouldn’t expect a wildlife sanctuary to be so close to a main road, but a short walk leaves it behind. This shallow marsh is a haven for rare Hawaiian birds, including native coots, black-crowned night herons, a…
Concert Venue in Kahului

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

This snazzy performance complex opened in 1994 and boasts two indoor theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. As Maui’s main venue for music, theater and dance, the MACC hosts everything from ukulele jams to touring ro…
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 audio tour ($5 or free with admission) brings it to life. Don’t expect th…