At some point during your Maui vacation, in between tackling the road to Hana and sunning yourself on the beach, you’ll need to go shopping. Whether it’s to stock up on souvenirs for the family members you’ve left behind, buy yourself more beach clothes or pick up the items you forgot to pack, you are sure to find what you need in one of Maui’s Malls.
There are 5 main shopping malls on Maui. Each Maui mall has a slightly different vibe and emphasis, and so what you want to buy will determine where you should head.
We’ve put together a guide to Maui’s malls so you know what to expect from each one before you make the trip.
Kaanapali/Lahaina – West Side of Maui Malls
Whalers Village is really more than just a shopping mall. With a variety of restaurants and hotels nearby, and access to the beautiful Kaanapali beach you could easily spend a day here.
There are lots of clothing, shoes and jewelry stores at Whalers Village. Being right on the beach there are plenty of places to buy beach wear and surf gear (e.g. Honolua Surf Company, Ripcurl and Volcom.) Head to Sand People for Hawaii themed gifts.
The parking prices reflect its popularity so be careful as you could rack up quite a parking fee.
Location: 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761
Opening Hours: Every day 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Parking: Whalers Village offers over 500 parking spaces at a rate of $3 per half hour. Up to 6 hours of complimentary parking is available with validation.
Events: Weekly Ukulele lessons, Lei making classes twice a week and regular entertainment (hula and live music.)
Once a Pineapple Cannery, there are now some decent clothes and gift shops here, but nothing to entice you to stay for much more than about an hour. That is, unless you’re desperate to be out of the sun, as this is Maui’s only fully enclosed and air-conditioned mall.
Across the road from Lahaina Cannery Mall is Lahaina Gateway which is home to various other stores including a large Barnes and Noble complete with its own cafe.
Incidentally, this is the best place to park for the old Lahaina luau which is located just behind the cannery mall.
Location: 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 9 pm (7 pm Sunday)
Cinema: No cinema
Events: Weekly Ukulele and Hula lessons, and you can often watch a hula show here too.
Kahului – Central Maui Malls
As the biggest mall on Maui, in the heart of Kahului you’ll find this a popular place for locals to shop. There are a good range of shops here, and it is home to the island’s only Macy’s. Queen K isn’t great for restaurants but there is a large food court if you need a quick bite to eat before resuming your shopping.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays you’ll find a Farmer’s market in the middle of the Mall. We love the inexpensive banana bread they sell there!
Location: 275 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Cinema: Yes – Consolidated Theatres
Events: They currently have “Maui Made Sundays” which showcase products that are manufactured, grown, created or made in Maui County. This involves local music and hula to watch too.
Maui Mall boasts the best cinema on the island of Maui, so this is the place to head to if you want to catch a movie.
The other main attraction here is Whole Foods (a popular grocery store specialising in healthy and organic foods.) It has a large deli area if you want to pick up some ready made food.
For a mall, there aren’t a whole lot of stores here so don’t come for the shops unless you have somewhere specific you’re going to.
Location: 70 East Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
Opening Hours: Monday -Thursday and Saturday: 9 am -6 pm, Friday – 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
Cinema: Yes, Regal Cinemas, Maui Multiplex
Events: Hula dancing you can join in with on a Sunday morning!
Wailea – South Side of Maui Malls
The shops at Wailea are an attractive place to wander up and down.
There are plenty of clothing and jewelry stores as well as good places to pick up gifts. We like SoHa Living for stylish Hawaii gifts and home decor.
You will find more upmarket luxury brands in this elegantly designed mall, such as Gucci and Prada in amongst high street brands like GAP and Billabong. Built in the heart of the Wailea resort community, it is a popular place for tourists staying on the South side of the island.
It is also boasts free WiFi and is home to the well reputed (but also pricey) Tommy Bahamas restaurant.
Location: 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI 96753
Opening Hours: Everyday: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Parking: First Hour Free – Then validate for further hours.
Events: Ukulele lessons, Island Wood Carving, Hula, Coconut Frond Weaving – among other things!
We hope you find what you’re looking for at one of Maui’s malls. Where is your favorite place to shop in Maui? Let us know in the comments section.
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