Best places to go shopping on Maui
Is there a more perfect gift to bring your loved ones than a piece of one of the most beautiful places on Earth? We have compiled the most up-to-date list of the best in-the-know spots for buying Maui souvenirs. Whether you are looking for more common Hawaiian-style tourist gifts or something with a bit more soul, we’ve got you! Read on to find our list of the 10 Best Places to Buy Souvenirs on Maui.
Although there are many individual places where you can shop and peruse, this is a list of winners across several regions on Maui. No matter what, please make your visit to Maui the very best! This island is truly magical, and not everyone gets the chance to see our shores. Please, come with grace, and visit us with love and respect. The Island of Maui is, as they say, No Ka Oi (The Best)!
There is just so much to say about the beautiful and bohemian Town of Paia. This “Shopper Paradise” offers way more than your eye can see! The Historical Town of Paia has deep roots in Maui’s agricultural history. To this day it is still garnished by old store fronts and easy beach town country vibes. Once the Counter Culture Revolution of the 1960’s left San Francisco, there’s no doubt that the real deal hippies set sail for Maui.
Maui Swap Meet
Since 1981, the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului has been the largest of its kind on the Valley Isle. We love this market for so many reasons, but it’s most well known for its wide range of souvenirs and gifts. You can find all of the kitschy Hawaiian-style souvenirs you could want to bring back for friends and family. They have keychains, coconut postcards, false flowers for your hair, and so much more!
In Upcountry on the slopes of Mount Haleakala is where you’ll find Maui’s famed cowboy country! Since the days when Spanish and Portuguese settlers first laid their roots on Maui, Makawao has become a town known for its paniolo (Spanish cowboy) nature. Without a doubt, Makawao is the most charming and laid back community on Maui. In Makawao Town, guests will find an array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and healing centers.
Just 6 miles before Hana Town, right around Mile Marker 29, you’ll find the Nahiku Marketplace. Over the past 8 years or so, the Nahiku Marketplace has transitioned from a place with a few local vendors to a mini village full of tropical fun.
Shops at Wailea
On Maui’s South Shore, visitors will love the location of The Shops at Wailea. Seated in the heart of one of Maui’s most luxurious resort communities, this is the perfect place to shop in paradise for all your souvenir needs. This beautiful open-air, two-story mall is home to more than 70 diverse boutiques, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Artists’ Showcase at the Four Seasons
The Artists’ Showcase at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea is one of the most fabulous and intimate ways to discover art on Maui. Pore over local artist vendors while strolling through an ocean breeze-filled resort walkway.
Front Street Lahaina
Front Street in West Maui’s Lahaina Town is the epicenter for Maui souvenir shopping! Here, you can find it all! From rare art pieces to one-of-a-kind clothing designs and the usual Hawaii crafts, Front Street has everything you could hope to find.
Our absolutely favorite thing about Front Street is that it’s one of the richest historical locations on Maui, full of adventurous activities with a direct Pacific Ocean view! When you plan out a time to check out Front Street in Lahaina, you should actually plan for a whole day excursion.
Kalama Village Shopping Center is on South Kihei Road in front of Kamaole Beach. The actual address is 1941 South Kihei Road, but you’d have better luck if you just look for Kihei Caffe or Local Boy Shave Ice from the road. There is plenty of parking behind Kalama Village, or you can find run-off parking across the street in the strip mall where Foodland is.
At Whalers Village in Ka’anapali, guests can enjoy the beach and shopping all in one day! Whalers Village is actually pretty amazing because it’s both indoor and outdoor, just steps from the sand, and close to a host of dining and leisure options. If you’re traveling with a large group, Whalers is perfect because not only is the beach just steps away, but there are always a bunch of activities going on.
If you happen to find yourself looking for a place to eat after adventuring through Iao Valley, or if you’re just cruising around Central Maui, definitely make time to stop and shop in Wailuku Town.
Here, you can see old colonial architecture, Maui County’s downtown buildings, and historic churches. While you’re at it, make sure to check out Main Street. Main Street is a super cool place for souvenir shopping on Maui because it’s like a melting pot of small businesses. In just a few short blocks, visitors can find vintage clothing, tattoo shops, a variety of pawn shops, rare boutiques, music stores, yoga studios, farmers’ markets, art galleries, and more.
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