Whalers Village Kaanapali
For a truly unique and scenic shopping and dining experience located right on Ka’anapali Beach, ‘Whalers Village’ Kaanapali is the island's Premier Oceanfront Retail Center. The three-level, open-air venue has 85+ different specialty boutique and upscale retail stores, restaurants and cultural activities the whole family can enjoy, while watching the sunset and maybe seeing a humpback whale…
Whalers Village Kaanapali first opened in the year 1970 and since then; over 3.5 million people now visit the popular Oceanfront Retail Center per year – to shop, eat dine and enjoy the beach and sunshine.
In addition to over 85+ retail store and restaurants, Whalers Village is home to the Whalers Village Museum, a museum dedicated to the Hawai’ian history and cultural significance of whales when the area was a busy whaling harbor in the 1800’s, as well as the future of whales, today.
In 2015, the Whaling Museum was ranked the third most-visited attraction on the island of Maui, hosting exhibits such as whaler’s living quarters, models of whaling ships and whale fossils.
Although the Whaling Museum no longer exists, one of the crowning exhibits is the skeletal remains of a 4-foot Sperm Whale. It can be seen at the entrance to the Shopping Center.
A spectacularly beautiful three-mile stretch of beach with white sand and crystal clear water, Ka’anapali Beach has been touted “one of the best beaches on Maui”, and even in America.
The swimming is glorious and there is plenty of space to surf and sunbathe, so you can meander between shopping, eating or drinking whilst overlooking the sunset at one of the many oceanfront restaurants.
Enjoy picture-perfect sunset ocean views of Moloka’i and Lana’i while dining at any of the Oceanfront Restaurants at Whaler’s Village…
Hula Grill offers the freshest line-caught local fish, all-natural meats and Maui grown produce from over 40 family-owned farms.
Monkeypod offers everything from live local music, culinary cocktails, day boat fish or a slice of cream pie - there's something for everyone.
Leilani’s on the Beach offers ward-winning Hawai’i Regional Cuisine such as long-line caught fresh fish, all-natural cuts of meat prepared island style, seafood, cocktails and craft beers.
Casual Restaurants & Other Specialty Foods
There is also an assortment of other quick-service dining options at the Mauka Food Court and throughout Whalers Village…
There are around 70 retail shopping stores at Whaler’s Village, including designer and larger apparel brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tommy Bahama, Pacsun, Lilly Pulitzer, Honolua Surf Co., Volcom, Billabong, Ripcurl and Quiksilver/Roxy.
Activities and Events
Whalers Village offers a variety of complimentary activities, classes and events inspired by Hawai’ian tradition - from ukulele lessons to hula shows and traditional Hawaiian lei making.
Hotels near Whaler’s Village
There are many great places to stay around Whaler’s Village, including resort hotels like the Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Sheraton, Westin and the Kaanapali Beach Hotel – or condominiums such as the Kaanapali Alii the Whaler and the Outrigger Eldorado Resort.
Whaler’s Village also offers a variety of other services and amenities – from free wi-fi to children’s play areas and stroller rentals – to ensure you have a relaxing experience.
Whaler’s Village is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday nights are open until 8pm.
From Kihei / Maalaea /Lahaina / Kaanapali: Take the Honoapiilani Hwy (30) North / West. After traveling through Lahaina, look for the light at Kaanapali Parkway. Take a left at Kaanapali Parkway Road and drive approximately a quarter mile. Destination will be on the left, Whalers Village
There are many ways you can get to Whaler’s Village, including…
Kaanapali Trolley / Bus
Catch the complimentary Kaanapali Trolley (808-667-0648) or get on the Maui Bus Public System, “Ka'anapali Island #28 route”. Bus routes are $2 per boarding.
Whaler’s Village is just a 5 minute drive from Kapalua West Maui Airport, and 10 minutes from the historic town of Lahaina.
Entrance to the Whaler’s Village multilevel parking garage is located on Ka`anapali Parkway, where over 500 parking spaces are available at a rate of $3 per 30mins.
However, you can get up to 3 hours of complimentary parking with validation from any of the stores or restaurants.
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