Kahului, Maui

Experience Kahului, Maui’s largest city, where history meets adventure. Discover the Sugar Museum, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and windsurf at Kanaha Beach Park.

Kahului is a Town located in the city of Kahului on Maui, Hawaii
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  • Overview: Kahului, located on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, is the island’s largest city and transportation hub. It’s a must-see for visitors to experience the local culture, shopping, and natural beauty that sets Maui apart.
  • Highlights: Kahului is home to the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, which showcases the history of sugar production in Hawaii, and the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, a stunning display of native Hawaiian plants and Polynesian-introduced species.
  • Activities: Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, a large shopping mall with local and international brands, or explore the Kanaha Beach Park, a popular spot for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and beach volleyball.
  • Information: Most attractions in Kahului have varying opening hours, so it’s best to check their websites for the most current information. There are no entrance fees for the beach park and botanical gardens, but the Sugar Museum has a small admission fee. The best time to visit Kahului is during the dry season, from April to October.
  • History & Significance: Kahului has a rich history as a major sugar plantation town and harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, it serves as the primary gateway to Maui, with the Kahului Airport and harbor welcoming visitors from around the world.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Kahului, rent a car to easily explore the surrounding areas, such as the scenic Hana Highway and Haleakala National Park. For an authentic culinary experience, visit the local farmers’ market or dine at a nearby food truck offering traditional Hawaiian fare.

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