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I will be meeting my husband in Honalulu in July and traveling to Lahaina to meet family. What do you recommend for transportation to Lahaina from Honalulu? This is out of my element. PLEASE HELP with ideas and suggestions?
Lahaina is in Maui and Honolulu is in Ohau. They are two different islands. The easiest transport is via air either Hawaiin Airlines or Mukalele Air. You can look on either one for air fares. From the airport in Maui, Lahaina is about a 35-40 minute drive so your will need a car to get around. You can also rent this on line as well.
Take Island Air from HNL to JHM. JHM is 10 minutes from Lahaina and a lot better airport to fly in/out of to that side of the island. It is a small airport and very laid back. If you get there an hour before your flight you will probably be the only person in the airport.
If you are not going to do any driving, take a taxi into Lahaina for about20 and save the car cost. If you want to drive around then still take the taxi and then rent a car for the days you want to explore. Rental cars can be expensive so I wouldn't rent one if I didn't need to.
We travel to that area frequently so let me know where you are staying and I can give you some ideas on where to eat. Our most favorite is Mala's on Front Street just behind the Safeway. Also, Io's and Lahanina Grill are good. Kimo's is great for prime rib, biggest cut of prime rib I have ever seen.
James is correct regarding flying into Kapalua Airport just a few miles from Lahaina. I lived in Lahaina for several years and I can give you a ton of information on Lahaina, and the rest of my Maui. Maui no ka oi. (Maui is the best). Holla if you need more information.
Aloha nui loa