Best places to go shopping on Maui
What a fantastic gift to bring your loved ones a piece of such an incredibly beautiful place on Earth! We have compiled the most recent in-the-know locations for buying Maui souvenirs. Whether you are looking for common Hawaiian-style tourist gifts or something with a little bit more soul, we’ve got you! Below, you’ll find a list of the 10 Best Places To Buy Souvenirs On Maui.
Although there are many individual locations to shop and peruse, this is a list of winners across several locations on Maui. No matter what, please make your visit to Maui the very best! This island is downright magical, and not everyone has a chance to grace 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 bohemian-style 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, and 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.
Since 1981, the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului has been the largest of its kind on the Valley Isle. We love this market for many reasons, but it’s best noted for a variety of souvenirs and gifts. You can find all the kitschy Hawaiian style souvenirs that you want to bring back for friends and family, such as keychains, coconut postcards, false flowers for your hair, etc., but that is definitely not the extent of goods you’ll find!
Located Upcountry on the slopes of Mount Haleakala is Maui’s famed cowboy country! Since the days when Spanish and Portuguese settlers 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.
On Maui’s South Shore, visitors will love the location of The Shops at Wailea. Situated 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 seventy diverse boutiques, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Front Street in West Maui’s Lahaina Town is totally 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 it all.
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 planning a time to check out Front Street in Lahaina, you should actually plan for a whole day excursion.
Kalama Village Shopping Center is located 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 located.
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 a) indoor/outdoor, b) steps from the sand, and c) close to a myriad 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, historic churches, and 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.