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Destination guide

Paradise at Lahaina vacation home rentals

Lahaina is a historic town that was once the capital of Hawaii, but is now a trendy and popular vacation destination with unique stores, restaurants, and with plenty of affordable Lahaina vacation rentals; perfect for a family-friendly Hawaiian hideaway. Lahaina was also an important whaling station in the mid-1800s, and you can still get a feel of old Lahaina as you stroll around its designated historic districts. Lahaina is also the gateway to a pristine Polynesian paradise of clear waters, sandy beaches, and a wide variety of activities at sea and on land for the whole family.

Things to do

Attractions near Lahaina vacation rentals

Lahaina vacation rentals offer all the best in beach resort comfort and activities. In town, the Lahaina Historic Trail will guide you through Lahaina’s fascinating past, just don't forget to jump into the Lahaina Heritage Museum on the way. Afterward, why not grab a bite at one of the top-class restaurants along the ocean front? Lahaina is also the gateway to the well-known beach resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua to the north, where there is a whole variety of family-friendly fun with watersports of all descriptions.

Activities

Things to do near Lahaina vacation homes

The sunny climate, oceanfront setting, and superb Lahaina vacation rentals provide the perfect backdrop for an exciting family-friendly Hawaiian vacation. There’s also great beaches with ample opportunities for surfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, and much more for the whole family to enjoy. Whale watching is also especially popular, either from a boat or even from the beach if you're lucky. Or why not take a trip on a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe? Of course, if you prefer more land-based activities, there’s plenty to do in Lahaina itself. Take a stroll down beautiful and historic Front Street for a spot of retail therapy.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lahaina vacation homes

Lahaina and the west coast of Maui County have several different microclimates. It is generally classed as having a tropical semi-arid climate with warm temperatures all year round. The historic district around Lahaina itself is the driest and calmest. Further north, Kaanapali has double the annual rainfall and is windier, then it gets even rainier in Kapalua, which has 4 times as much rain as Lahaina itself. August is the hottest month with average temperatures of around 88°F. It cools down slightly in January with averages of a cooler 65°F.

Natural features

The different landscapes of Lahaina and West Maui

West Maui and Lahaina enjoy a great variety of landscapes from sandy beach, to forest and mountain. Most visitors spend time on the many superb beaches, and also on and under the sea, surfing sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving to enjoy the great variety of marine life. Whales love Lahaina, too, with the channel just off the coast a favorite haunt. Tired of the beach? The West Maui Mountains offer spectacular views over the ocean, although hiking is not for the fainthearted. However, there are guided tours through the lush rainforests and volcanic landscape.

Beaches

Best beaches near Lahaina vacation homes

Lahaina has gorgeous beaches that are perfect for a day of relaxation in the sun. Vacation homes are available near places like Baby Beach, a tranquil ocean spot with calm waters and vibrant wildlife for snorkeling, and Lahaina Beach, a serene beach that’s popular with families. There’s also Black Rock Beach, a popular, sandy beach with a landmark lava promontory.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lahaina

The nearest airport is in Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kahului, HI (OGG), which is 15.7 mi (25.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station or Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station and explore the city from there.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Lahaina

Couples looking for a romantic retreat can enjoy an array of idyllic locations in Lahaina. Vacation homes are available near places like the Lahaina Gallery, a gallery with local and international fine art and events, and Maui Dragon Fruit Farm, an eco-friendly produce farm and event venue with agricultural tours and activities. You'll also like the West Maui Mountains, a picturesque natural area with volcanic peaks, waterfalls, and rare native plants and animals.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lahaina?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 8,982 vacation rentals around Lahaina. From 406 house rentals to 6,921 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lahaina?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lahaina:

  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 607 vacation rentals
  • Montage Kapalua Bay: 478 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Lahaina: 455 vacation rentals
  • Plantation Estates: 29 vacation rentals
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 294 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lahaina?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lahaina. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whalers Village: 6,209 vacation rentals
  • Lahaina Harbor: 8,514 vacation rentals
  • Black Rock: 5,978 vacation rentals
  • Honolua Bay: 5,310 vacation rentals
  • Outlets of Maui: 8,432 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lahaina listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lahaina?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 406 Houses in Lahaina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lahaina include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6,921 rentals available
  • Villas: 494 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lahaina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7,721 vacation rentals with pool available in Lahaina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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