Chillin’ in Lahaina

The town of Lahaina, Maui, was once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a major whaling center. Now it’s a mix of great shops

Lahaina

maui cruiser

and restaurants where you can have lunch and look at this view of the island of Lanai:

view of Lanai from Lahaina

It was so nice to eat lunch and dinner outdoors! I am really missing that now.

So, Lahaina has lots of bright colors,

maui aloha sign

reminders of days past,

carving

friendly wood carvers,

wood carver

a chilled-out saxophonist

maui saxophonist

and hibiscus in the parking lot:

yellow hibiscus

Although some think Lahaina has gotten too touristy, I have fond memories of the town from my first visit to Maui six years ago. I still like it.
We also went to a luau in Lahaina, but I’ll save that for another time.

Hope your week’s going well. I am going away (again, I know!) for a few days, but will try to upload at least a photo while I’m gone.

{carole}

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16 Responses to Chillin’ in Lahaina

  1. TBM says:

    Enjoy the time away and you are really making me miss Maui, even though I was only there once. Such a beautiful place.

  2. Lady Jennie says:

    I was so happy in Hawaii.

  3. Caroline says:

    Aren’t you spoilt, all that going away… I need to urgently sort out the cat situation (having nobody whom I trust enough to take care for a few weeks if both of us a re going) -or I’ll never go on any trips anymore. If it hadn’t been for visa reasons I could have gone to Russia. Grrrr.

    • Ohhh, that is tough, Caroline. Russia is another place I want to see. Hope you get things sorted out soon.
      This is more of a business trip, but it will be in California, which is nice.

      • Caroline says:

        It would have been a business trip that’s why it’s not going to happen. A colleague applied long before and is still not sure to be on time with the visa. They are quite complicated… Yeah well…

      • Didn’t realize the visa situation was tricky there now.

  4. Jackie Cangro says:

    This brings back a lot of fond memories. I stayed in a little condo in Lahaina when I visited Maui. I know what you mean by touristy, but I didn’t mind one bit after seeing the beautiful ocean and feeling the breeze.

    • Yes, that’s the great thing about Hawaii: you can choose what kind of environment you want and just go there. I like visiting little beach towns and looking at the ocean too. I could never get tired of the latter.

  5. fishandpoi says:

    Great pictures! We’re starting an online store with Maui goods and one of our carvers has a booth on Front Street. Hawaii Fever? Love your pictures ~ if you love and miss HI as much as we do – check us out on FB or our blog. http://www.mainlandkamaainas.com! ALOHA!

  6. Great shot of the saxophonist.

  7. Lynn says:

    these are wonderful photos..so colourful, I really like the close up of the carver…

  8. Well I have to credit your photos for making me consider a vacation in Maui sometime next year. We typically go to the Caribbean but after doing that for so many years I feel as though it may be time for a change. I hope you have a safe trip to CA

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