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KAHULUI/WAILUKU

Kahului – Many visitors land at the airport in Kahului and then take off for Kihei or Lahaina, not taking the time to return to explore what the city has to offer which is a mistake. Kahului is where one-quarter of Maui’s population lives and is where you’ll find movie theaters, malls, restaurants, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. It has a deep-water port where Maui’s sugar and pineapples are shipped out and other commodities are shipped in. Watch Maui canoe races in the harbor. The Kanaha Beach County Park has good swimming and is a favorite of windsurfers. It’s the best place to learn sailboarding.

Wailuku – Wailuku has been Maui’s county seat since 1905. It earned its name which means “Water of Destruction” from a ferocious battle fought by Kamehameha I against Maui warrior in the ‘Iao Valley which is just outside of Wailuku. The slaughter was so intense that more than four miles of the ‘Iao Stream ran red with blood. Missionaries arrived in 1832 and founded a school for girls. After converting Queen Ka’ahumanu to Christianity, they built a church that was named after her. The original adobe church eroded in the rains, and a new church was built. The white church with green trim and a lofty spire is a dramatic landmark in Wailuku’s historic district. The Baldwin House Museum has many interesting objects from Maui’s colorful history and should not be missed by island visitors.


ACCOMMODATIONS
Banana Bungalow - 310 N. Market St. Wailuku - (808)244-5090 / (800)846-7835

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS
Bike Down the Volcano with Maui Downhill Bicycle Safaris - 199 Dairy Rd. Kahului - (808)871-2155 / 1-800-535-BIKE
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - 1 Kahului Airport Rd., Hangar 105 Kahului - (808)871-8844 (808)871-1107
Maui Arts & Cultural Center - One Cameron Way Kahului - 808-242-2787 808-242-SHOW
Maui Busy Bee - 333 Dairy Road, Suite 113 Kahului - (808)873-0009

ENTERTAINMENT
Ka`ahumanu Theater - Queen Ka`ahumanu Center Kahului -
Movies (808)873-3137 / Center (808)877-3369
Maui OnStage - Iao Theater - 68 N. Market Street Wailuku - (808)244-8680 - (808)242-6969 for box office

RESTAURANTS/CATERING
Denny's Restaurant - 430 Kele St. Kahului - (808)871-7790
The Hideaway Restaurant - 500 N. Puunene Ave. Kahului - (808)873-6555

WEDDINGS/EVENTS
Bright Light Productions - P.O. Box 84, Wailuku - (808)283-2488 / (808) 871-8996

SHOPPING
Costco - 540 Haleakala Hwy. Kahului - (808)877-5241
Down to Earth Natural Foods - 305 Dairy Rd. Kahului - (808) 877-2661
Kuge & Sons Jewelers - 737 Lower Main St., Suite C1, Wailuku - (808)244-4961
Latitudes - 261 Lalo Street, A-2 Kahului - (808)893-0650
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center - 275 West Ka'ahumanu Avenue Kahului - (808)877-3369
The Pet Shop - Maui Mall Kahului - (808)877-3040
Wal-Mart - 1011 Pakaula St. Kahului - (808)871-7820

TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION
Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Kahului Airport Kahului - (800)736-8222 (808)871-6982
Maui Busy Bee - 333 Dairy Road, Suite 113 Kahului - (808)873-0009

HEALTH/WELLNESS
Central Maui Animal Clinic - 87 South Puunene Ave. Kahului - (808)893-2579
Zoee Crowley - 1023 Makamua St., Wailuku - (808)242-9162

BUSINESS SERVICES
Hawaii Feng Shui - P.O. Box 2030, Wailuku - (808)242-1397

EDUCATION
Maui Community College - 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului - (808)984-3500

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Iao Congregational Church - 2371 Vineyard Street, Wailuku - (808)244-7353
Kahului Union Church - 101 West Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului - (808)871-4422
Unity Church of Maui - 483 S. High St., Wailuku - (808)244-9327