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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“ The Whalers Village is located in Ka`anapali, just behind the walkway on Ka`anapali Beach. This open air mall features over sixty stores and restaurants, and is a wonderful place to spend the day. Because of the close proximity to the beach, Whalers Village is all the more exciting as a destination. There is something special about shopping the day away, and looking out over the beautiful blue Pacific. Tommy Bahama, Roxy, Louis Vuitton, and Honolua Surf Co are just a small sample of the stores at Whalers Village. What better way to end your day than to enjoy a wonderful meal from either Hula Grill or Leilani`s on the beach? Both restaurants sit directly across from the beach. Live music, incredible food and jaw dropping views bring visitors back again and again. Whalers Village has a parking structure for your convenience, and offers six hours of free parking with validation.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a reservation as it’s always busy! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Market
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“I walk down here week day mornings and pick up fresh fruit and pastries for breakfast. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beachside eatery is a sandy hub for pupu, fish tacos, tropical drinks, live music & people-watching.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Food Court located on the lower level of the mall. Home to lots of shopping!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We buy most of our fresh fish and seafood from here and often pick up fish and chips as a treat. The fish is fresh,fresh,fresh and the staff is very helpful with cooking tips etc. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located directly on the beach walk, this oceanfront, award-winning Hawaii Regional Cuisine features, long-line caught fresh fish, delivered daily, and all-natural cuts of meat prepared island style. Always served with a genuine sense of aloha. Live entertainment daily.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Strong cup of morning brew. Right across the street from Paki Maui. Grab a cup and enjoy the sunrise from Honokowai Beach Park. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Very good breakfast spot. Strange decor for interesting dining experience. Short drive from place.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“pretty great beach with snorkeling have lunch or dinner at the Sheraton and watch the torch lighting ceremony at sundown”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Ka`anapali Beach stretches over three miles, and is considered by many to be one of the most pristine beaches on all Maui. Once named "America`s Best Beach," Ka`anapali has something for everyone! Seven resorts and The Whalers Village are all located along Ka`anapali. A shoreline walking path will take you from one end of the the beach to the other. This action-packed beach offers beach goers a chance to partake in all kinds of water activities, or to simply relax for a bit of people watching. During sunset, be sure to watch one of Ka`anapali`s most famous attractions -the cliff diving ceremony. Each evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along Black Rock and then dives off the cliff`s edge. This beautiful ceremony is not to be missed! A parking garage is located at The Whalers Village and provides hourly parking. Do not forget that with a purchase from The Whalers Village, you can validate your parking ticket for three free hours of parking.”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Yes, I know they serve food here. But the fancy umbrella drinks are just too good!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great beach for morning meditation, afternoon sunbathing, or catching a beautiful sunset at night. If you like to go for walks, there is a boardwalk that stretches all the way down past the Westin. You will find Dukes restaurant at the North end.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“ This fabulous cash only eatery is usually filled with locals. If you are not looking for it, you will probably will miss it. Located in a small shopping center on Lower Honoapiilani Rd, this small eatery is one of the best hidden gems on the island. Okazuya serves primary local dishes, served with the classic side of rice and mac salad. Their Mahi Mahi Lemon Caper Sautee is to die for! Also, try their famous Chicken Katsu or Korean Style Chicken B-B-Q. Take a break from all the fancy restaurants on Maui, and see where the locals eat! We can promise you this will be one of your new go-to eateries.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This is where we like to rent bikes. They have all kinds of diving and snorkel gear to rent too. If you're into surfing, you can rent boards. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a reservation as it’s always busy! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Beachside eatery is a sandy hub for pupu, fish tacos, tropical drinks, live music & people-watching.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We buy most of our fresh fish and seafood from here and often pick up fish and chips as a treat. The fish is fresh,fresh,fresh and the staff is very helpful with cooking tips etc. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located directly on the beach walk, this oceanfront, award-winning Hawaii Regional Cuisine features, long-line caught fresh fish, delivered daily, and all-natural cuts of meat prepared island style. Always served with a genuine sense of aloha. Live entertainment daily.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Very good breakfast spot. Strange decor for interesting dining experience. Short drive from place.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Yes, I know they serve food here. But the fancy umbrella drinks are just too good!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“ This fabulous cash only eatery is usually filled with locals. If you are not looking for it, you will probably will miss it. Located in a small shopping center on Lower Honoapiilani Rd, this small eatery is one of the best hidden gems on the island. Okazuya serves primary local dishes, served with the classic side of rice and mac salad. Their Mahi Mahi Lemon Caper Sautee is to die for! Also, try their famous Chicken Katsu or Korean Style Chicken B-B-Q. Take a break from all the fancy restaurants on Maui, and see where the locals eat! We can promise you this will be one of your new go-to eateries.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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