As the gateway to one of the two main resort areas and home to many of the island’s tour boats, you’re bound to pass through this bustling town for one reason or another.
And since you’ll find yourself there anyway, the question is whether this little town is worth more of your time than just a quick pit stop at the ABC store for more sunscreen. Lahaina was named the first capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom by King Kamehameha I in 1802 and remained so for 50 years.
A lot of the flights coming into Kahului originate from Honolulu International Airport (HNL); the route from Honolulu to Kahului is one of the busiest in the United States. Hogg, a Hawaiian Airlines pilot respected for his work in the aviation industry.
Airlines that have a major presence in Kahului include Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air and Pacific Wings.
Although medical marijuana was legalized in Hawaii in 2000, it took 17 years for the first dispensaries to open their doors to patients.