Whalers Village

Whalers Village – A Fantastic Collection of Popular Stores and Restaurants in Lahaina
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want to shop your heart out without leaving the oceanside, just jet on over to Whalers Village. Located right off Kaanapali Beach, this open-air mall features nearly 100 popular stores and sit-down restaurants, plus a small food court. Fun activities abound as well, like hula lessons and visits to the whaling museum.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

For a shopping extravaganza right on the beach, set your sights on the ever-popular Whalers Village. This open-air mall stretches along the beautiful Kaanapali Beach, making it easy to spend the whole day kicking around the area.

You can start your day with a dip in the refreshing water, and then get an early lunch when the restaurants open up at 11:30am. After that, the sky is the limit in how you spend the rest of the day.

With more than 100 venues to visit, you’d be hard-pressed to stop by them all within a single day, although you could definitely try. If you prefer to jet out on additional adventures mid-day, Sea Maui will happily take you out on the water to explore all the greatest sights around the island.

Either way, put the onsite museum on your itinerary for an in-depth look at their namesake of sorts, the magnificent Humpback Whales. They even have a huge whale skeleton hanging overhead, so you can marvel at their massive size.

Many visitors move between the beach and the shopping mall at their leisure. If you need a new pair of flip flops, want a bite to eat, or just feel like it’s time to get out of the sun for a while, the mall is the perfect place to go.

If you’re just looking for a place to rest, head over to the courtyard and find a seat. There’s a small place for kids to play plus various activities going on at all times of the day. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a stunning hula performance nearby.

The stores located at this collection:

  • ABC Stores
  • Alex and Ani
  • Anjazac
  • Beachy Boutiki
  • Beauty on the Beach
  • Billabong
  • Black Rock Bikes
  • Blue Ginger
  • Blue Ginger Kids
  • Cariloha Bamboo
  • Chapel Hats
  • Choice Health Bar
  • Cinnamon Girl
  • Crazy Shirts
  • Crocs
  • Cruise
  • Da Nani Pirates
  • Del Mar Jewelry
  • Dior Café
  • Flip Flop Shops
  • Glass Mango Designs
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Hawai’i Wildlife Discovery Center
  • Hawaii Jewelers
  • HDEP International
  • Henna Lounge
  • Hilo Hattie
  • Honolua Surf Co
  • Hula Grill
  • HWDC Gifts
  • Iris Impressions
  • Island Vintage Coffee
  • Joey’s Kitchen
  • Johnny Was
  • Kaialoha Supply
  • Keani Hawai’i
  • Leilani’s on the Beach
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Logowear Maui
  • Louis Vitton
  • Lululemon
  • Mahina
  • Malibu Shirts
  • Martin & MacArthur
  • Mashka Jewelry
  • Maui Divers Jewelry
  • Maui Escape Rooms
  • Maui Island Carvings
  • Maui Poke
  • Maui Waterwear
  • Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
  • Na Hoku
  • Nikki’s Pizza
  • Oakley
  • Olukai
  • Ono Gelato Company
  • Pacsun
  • Paradise Lahaina
  • Pearl Factory
  • The Penny Men
  • Quicksilver
  • Rip Curl
  • Sea Maui
  • Sephora
  • SoHa Keiki
  • SoHa Living
  • Soul Lei
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Tech Armor
  • Tickets for Less
  • Time Share Resales Hawaii
  • Tommy Bahamas
  • Tori Richard
  • Totally Hawaiian
  • Tourneau
  • Travis Matthew
  • T-Shirt Factory
  • Volcom
  • West Maui Resort Partners
  • Whalers Fine Jewelry & Watches

Even if you just stop by all the top spots, it’s easy to spend hours upon hours exploring the village. Thankfully, you can restore your energy quite easily by going to any of the eateries onsite. With their food and drinks in your belly, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running and continue on your adventures.

Prefer to skip the sit-down restaurant experience? Well, you don’t have to walk away hungry thanks to the onsite food court. In that area, you can find several high-quality restaurant stands selling their most popular items. You just have to choose between all the offerings, and then grab a table nearby to enjoy your selections.

If you do end up spending the day here, you could potentially pay an arm and a leg for parking. The rates go up every 30 minutes you’re there, after all. Thankfully, it’s easy to get your parking ticket validated. All the stores and restaurants will validate up to three hours of parking time when you spend their minimum amount listed.

You just have to give them your ticket when you pay for your goods and services, and they’ll put a sticker on it waiving your first three hours at the mall. Unless you make fast friends with the shop owners, you’re unlikely to get more than one parking sticker per visit.

Insider Tips:
-Plan to circle around the village parking garage for a bit before finding an open spot.
-Want free parking all day? Try to arrive at the public beach access parking lot off Nohea Kai Drive before 8:30 am.
-If you’d like to get a table right away at any of the sit-down reservations, book a spot well in advance. Barring that, check in right when you get there because it could be an hour wait or more.
-Stop by the visitor center to see if they have any discount deals for activities you want to enjoy on your trip to the island.