Our good friend Socrates once said, “There’s something special about Lahaina.” Or did he? Perhaps it was Plato. Whichever wise man made the remark, we agree with him — and you will, too. Lahaina sits between the gleaming blue waters of the Pacific and the towering green majesty of Puu Kukui, and one breath of its sweet tropical air will have you agreeing with those sage thinkers. Line up cheap hotels in Lahaina to experience the philosophy of leisure.
Whalers used to make Lahaina their port of call, and it’s still a fine place to see these gentle creatures of the deep. Stow your bags at one of our Lahaina hotels, board a vessel and head into the Pacific to watch the humpbacks frolic…or maybe you’ll be exceptionally lucky and spot a rare melon-headed whale. Despite their name, they do not in any way resemble cantaloupe.
Your journey continues in Lahaina Courthouse Square, much of which sits in the shade of a gigantic Indian Banyan tree. Initially planted in 1873, the tree’s twisting branches now go on for a seeming eternity — or at least an impressive half-acre. Today, its roots lie deep in Lahaina’s soil – and perhaps in your heart.
While you could spend your vacation in one of the hotels in Lahaina, the outdoors beckons. Or maybe that’s just the sound of the breeze moving along the Kapalua Coastal Trail? With the mountain looking over one shoulder and the Pacific whispering to the other, you’ll have no better chance to meet the “spirit of Aloha” than here.
The tropics wait for no one, so let Travelocity be your guide to paradise. Whether you need a rental car in Lahaina or plan to explore the rest of the island from Maui hotels, Travelocity is here to make your adventure happen. Pack your bags and set sail for the South Pacific: a Banyan tree is waiting for you.