About WailukuOur Wailuku condos provide the ideal place for your Maui vacation with elegance and comfort amidst the beauty of the Islands. Set at the base of the scenic West Maui mountains, Wailuku was once a major sugar plantation town and today retains its historic charm with homes reflecting the architecture of another era.
Things To Do
Many of Wailuku's historic buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and you can view these structures on a self-guided walking tour called "Rediscover Wailuku."
To learn about the many immigrant cultures that have a rich history in the Wailuku region visit the county park called Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens with exhibits of traditional dwellings of the many immigrant workers who came to Hawaii from Portugal, New England, China and the Philippines to work on the sugarcane plantations.
An important ancient Hawaiian cultural site in Wailuku can be seen at the Halekii-Pihana State monument. Wailuku is also considered the gateway to the scenic Iao Valley and its iconic Iao Needle which rises up steeply 1,200 feet from the valley floor. The Hawaii Nature Center in Iao Valley offers hands-on exhibits to learn about the area's unique native plants and animals.
Eat and Shop
Wailuku offers interesting shops, bakeries and restaurants including many family owned and operated establishments in and among the historic buildings with their charming wooden storefronts.
For some hearty fuel for your Maui adventures try the Main Street Bistro in Wailuku which offers "refined comfort food" focusing on Maui-grown ingredients. Try blackened chicken and shrimp pasta or the slow-cooked baby back ribs with mustard glaze - delicious! Also notable is the Ranch beef burger on a Maui onion bun with a salad made from fresh Kula lettuce.
On the way to Iao Valley is the Waikapu Grill at the Maui Tropical Plantation (look for the windmill), a nice place to stop for lunch with exceptional sandwiches and burgers such as char-broiled Maui Cattle burger. Vegetarians will enjoy the Gardener with an assortment of fresh local veggies served with herb aioli on a ciabatta roll. You can also tour the 60-acre plantation and take the tram ride to learn about the region's agricultural history.
A rental car is recommended when staying in Wailuku condos so you can explore the island's many interesting sights and attractions from Iao Valley to Haleakala volcano and "Heavenly Hana." The Kahului Airport is located about ten minutes east of Wailuku