With temperatures ranging between the upper 60s and upper 70s throughout the entire year, Maui is the perfect vacation spot, and Lahaina is in the center of the action. While island visitors typically enjoy surfing or swimming, there is plenty more to do in this former capital of Hawaii.
Lahaina was once known for its participation in the global whale trade in the 1900s. Those days are long gone, but guests can still visit the Whalers Village Museum in town.
We loved walking around the markets on Front street. Here you will find an incredible Banyan Tree that spreads over the entire park. Also while in Lahaina, the young and young at heart might like to try their hand at Maui Paintball. Visitors can also catch Elvis impersonators at the Burn’n Love show or view the diner theater performances at Warren & Annabelle’s Magic. For a more traditional version of island life, the Old Lahaina Luau is another option. Indeed, there are a variety of show options to choose from in this city.
For those who want to get an island overview in the literal sense, the Papawai Scenic Lookout is a good place to do just that. A short drive around Maui will bring guests to either Wai’anapanapa State Park or Haleakala National Park, both good choices for a day trip. Of course, there are always the nearby swimming spots at Napili, Kahekil, and Ka’anapali Beaches.
Accommodation is abundant in Lahaina, but if you are looking for a true Hawaiian hospitality experience, look no further than Outrigger Aina Nalu.
A home away from home, Outrigger Aina Nalu is an award-winning luxury residential-style vacation complex. The team at Outrigger has thought of just about everything in each condo, including free cable TV in all the rooms. All 1- and 2-bedroom condos not only include comfortable, modern furniture, but each condo has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. Common kitchen appliances such as blenders, coffee makers, toasters, and more basic cooking utensils are provided for guest usage.
Being constructed with vaulted ceilings, the upstairs rooms allow a lovely fresh breeze to pass through. There is air conditioning in both the living area and the bedrooms; however, most days the breeze will be enough to keep the condo at a perfect temperature.
Although this isn’t a hotel, the desk staff is both helpful and friendly, as are the service personnel. The reception desk is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for checking in and out of the condos. There are two swimming pools, a whirlpool, shaded cabanas, and barbeque facilities available for guests to use. For trips to the nearby beaches, chairs and umbrellas are provided for guests to take with them.
The Outrigger Aina Nalu condos are situated off the main street, yet the facility is only a short, two-block walk from all the action on Front Street. There are supermarkets located nearby as well. A small beach can be found within walking distance, but most of the more popular shorelines are more easily reached by car.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Outrigger Aina Nalu and would visit again without hesitation. The extra room that a condo offers is a blessing, especially if you are traveling as a family. If you are looking to be in the heart of Lahaina without being too close to the action on Front Street, this is the perfect solution. Whether you are after a pool with a view, time to worship the sun gods, or if you simply want a central base to explore all that Maui has to offer, you can’t go wrong with Outrigger Aina Nalu.