Maui Shopping Tourism: Souvenirs to Sculptures

Published on:
August 5, 2022

Vacations are all about relaxing at the best condo resort units in Kihei, Maui. But after a few days soaking up the sun and sipping cocktails on your lanai, you’ll probably be ready to venture out! How about some shopping? This Hawaiian Island features traditional shopping malls and open-air markets that showcase the best of Maui's local crafts and products. This week we’ve rounded up where to find everything from locally crafted souvenirs for friends and family to that perfect piece of island art for your home. So pack light — you might need extra room in your suitcase!

Is There a Lot of Shopping for Tourists in Maui?

Maui is a shopper's paradise, offering an extensive variety of shopping experiences across the island, from West Maui to Central Maui and beyond. Visitors can explore a wide range of options, including luxury brands at upscale boutiques, unique finds in art galleries, and Hawaiian treats at local farmers markets.

Whalers Village and Queen Ka'ahumanu Center are among the key shopping destinations, providing everything from national chains to local specialty shops. They've got the latest fashion from major brands like Louis Vuitton, items for the perfect Hawaiian gifts, and exotic international food from Maui's top food trucks. Maui's shopping centers cater to every taste and need. For those interested in more unique and personalized shopping experiences, areas such as Lahaina Town, Kihei Kalama Village, and the historic Baldwin Avenue offer numerous galleries, boutique shops, and clothing stores.

With beach essentials available at convenient locations near Kaanapali Beach to artisanal handmade pieces found in the quaint shops along South Kihei Road, Maui ensures that shoppers can find a wide variety of items at affordable prices. Whether it's exploring the largest mall on the island or discovering the charm of a flea market, Maui provides an unmatched shopping experience that combines the island's culture with the convenience of modern department stores.

Let's explore more shopping sites in Maui to include in your itinerary!


Is There a Lot of Shopping for Tourists in Maui? Courtesy Joëlle C. Gallery in Lahaina.
Courtesy Joëlle C. Gallery in Lahaina.

Find a bargain at the Maui Swap Meet

Locals and visitors alike love this local flea-market. Held every Saturday since 1981, the Maui Swap Meet is set to reopen in May 2021 and with over 200 vendors you’ll see just about everything you’d expect — crafts, food, flowers, art, wood carvings — and probably some surprises! Get there early to beat the mid-day heat, and when you need a lunch break you’ll have plenty of food trucks to choose from.


Maui Swap Meet

Stock up on souvenirs at Kihei Kalama Village

Looking for gifts to bring home to your friends and family? There’s something for everyone at Kihei Kalama Village. This covered, open-air market is the perfect place to find locally crafted soaps, tee-shirts, pottery, jewelry, wall hangings, sundries, candles, and more. It’s just down the road from Hale Pau Hana so you can walk over after your morning swim!


souvenirs at Kihei Kalama Village

Visit the working artists in Makawao

Known for local, working artists and eclectic art, Makawao makes for a great day trip. Not only will you see incredible art, you can watch the artists at work and learn more about their craft and Hawaiian culture. Textiles, blown glass, and mixed media pieces are just a few of the treasures you’ll discover Upcountry.


Courtesy Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
Courtesy Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

Buy local at the Maui Crafts Guild

Just down the road from Makawao you’ll come across Paia. Equal parts surfer and artist village, it’s where you’ll find the Maui Crafts Guild. While many stores and galleries on the island carry work from Hawaiian artists, the guild is exclusively Maui made. So if you’re looking to buy local, this is the place. And you won’t want to miss grabbing some tacos at Paia Fish Market before you head back to the beach!


Buy local at the Maui Crafts Guild

Discover that perfect centerpiece in Lahaina

Ready to bring some Maui home? If you’re looking for a painting to hang above the fireplace or a sculpture for the entryway, head to Lahaina. Stroll down Front Street for a selection of high-end galleries while taking in the gorgeous ocean views. Once you find that perfect piece, treat yourself to dinner at sunset.

Courtesy The Village Galleries Maui in Lahaina.
Courtesy The Village Galleries Maui in Lahaina.

Are you planning a visit to Hale Pau Hana? Check out our Activities page for more ideas of what to do around the island. The Hale Pau Hana Condo Resort in the scenic Kihei of South Maui, is a prime spot for early risers and evening adventurers. Our condo resort combines luxury, comfort, and authentic Hawaiian vibe, providing the perfect stay for families and kids to witness the natural scenery of Maui Island.

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