Maui is a mecca for shopaholics. Maui shopping centers offer a variety of art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, gift and boutique shops, restaurants, and cinemas. A large concentration of upscale shopping centers is found in Kahului, Lahaina, and Kihei. However, the best shopping in Maui can be experienced in these shopping centers.Lahaina CenterIf you’re in the old whaling of Lahaina and would like to do some shopping or dining, head to 900 Front Street. Lahaina Center offers an eclectic mix of culture, restaurants, department stores, shops, boutiques, and a four-screen movie theater. Inside there’s a replica of ancient Hawaiian village featuring three thatch huts made of ohia wood, pili grass, and handwoven coconut twine. On Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm, the Hilo Hattie Fashion Center features free Hula shows.
Kukui MallAt 1819 S Kihei Road stands the only retail center that includes the only cinema theater in south Kihei. Kukui Mall is home to 21 stores and services including Starbucks, Tony Roma’s, Thailand Cuisine, and Coconut’s Bakery and Café. The mall covers a total area of 40,974 square feet and is comprised of four one-story buildings. Kukui Mall is a just a few minutes away from the resort
towns of Wailua and Makena.Lahaina Cannery MallAnother shopping destination in Lahaina at 1221 Honoapiilani Highway is the Lahaina Cannery Mall (the mall was once the site of Baldwin Packers plantation cannery, hence the name). The Lahaina Cannery Mall boasts of being the only fully-enclosed and airconditioned shopping center in the district. The mall has 50 shops and restaurants. If you’re hungry, try the local and International
cuisines at Pineapple Court, Lahaina Cannery Mall’s foodcourt. You might even be lucky enough to see a free Hula show, Polynesia revue, or other live entertainment that the mall sponsors. Parking is also free at the Lahaina Cannery Mall, which is open everyday from 9:30 am to 9 pm.