During your stay on Maui, there will come a time, in between basking on the beaches and traveling around the island sightseeing, that you will need to do some shopping. Whether you are looking to stock up on essentials or want new beachwear or are looking to buy souvenirs to take back home with you, you can rest assured that you will find everything you need in one of the many malls on Maui. Here is a look at some of the best places to go shopping while vacationing in Maui,
If you are in Maui’s Upcountry Makawao, Baldwin Avenue, the only main street in the town, is lined with a ton of wood-floored country stores, gift shops, art galleries, and stylish fashion boutiques, housed in the vintage architecture of a historic, wild west-themed town. From a Starbucks coffee bar to a Japanese toy store to upscale European linens and exquisite glass-blowing demonstrations, Makawao has everything you need.
In Central Maui town Kahului, you should find everything you need in Maui Mall, which about five minutes from the airport, and Queen Ka’ahumanu Centre. Maui Mall has a multitude of shops as well as a 12-screen movie megaplex. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Centre, which is the third-largest complex in the state, offers houses well over 100 shops and restaurants. Both centers provide clothing, shoes, electronics, home accessories, books, surfwear, and a variety of island-style and ethnic foods.
Wailuku, which is in Central Maui, is slowly emerging as one of Maui’s top shopping destinations. The town offers a take-your-time-and-check-every-store shopping style. Casually stroll down the town’s Market Street and lose yourself in contemporary gift shops and edgy art galleries as well as shops with tons of unique treasures.
One of the best shopping complexes on Maui is Whalers Village in Ka’anapali. The complex, which is right off one of the most beautiful beaches in Maui, is a shopping goldmine. Whaler’s Village houses various shops from Louis Vuitton, Coach, and other designer boutiques; aloha wear and surf shops; quality made-in-Hawaii and import handicraft goods shops; and so much more. When shopped out, relax and unwind in one of the complex’s oceanfront restaurants or tour the whale museum.