Central Maui

A community-oriented vibe and a home-grown feel persist throughout the area.

Welcome to Central Maui - Wailuku | Kahului

Friendly residential communities with excellent recreation and natural beauty

Wailuku and Kahului are scenic neighborhoods in the Central Maui region of Maui County, Hawaii. As the place where most local residences and local government are found, a community-oriented vibe and a home-grown feel persist throughout the area. Many families and professionals live here, attracted by the abundance of upscale amenities and a peaceful atmosphere. Properties throughout the picturesque streets are well-maintained and up-to-date, ranging from chic condominiums to luxury estates.

From recreational facilities to delicious restaurants to trendy shopping, the Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods of Central Maui have something for everyone. The lush lands of the West Maui Mountains and Lao Valley are an oasis for nature lovers. As two of the most popular communities in Maui County, Wailuku and Kahului are lovely places to call home. 

What to Love

  • Lush mountains and beautiful scenery
  • Community-oriented neighborhoods with down-to-earth atmospheres 
  • Delicious restaurants and trendy eateries 
  • Fabulous shopping with high-end brands
  • Recreational facilities and ocean excursions

Local Lifestyle

Life in the Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods of Central Maui is fun and down-to-earth. Residents have everything they need within the communities without ever having to stray too far from home, and there are plenty of places to attend for entertainment, recreation, and leisure. Most people lead an active lifestyle, and the quality of life is very high. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods of Central Maui host a fantastic variety of venues and establishments to attend. The region has an amazing restaurant scene with an array of delicious cuisines. Fresh farm-to-table cooking can be found in the delectable family-owned Cafe O’Lei at The Mill House in the Maui Tropical Plantation. Another hotspot in the neighborhood is Casanova Restaurant, which puts an innovative spin on Italian classics in a laid-back setting. Seascape Maalaea Restaurant in Maui Ocean Center is one of the most bustling eateries in the community. Serving island-inspired dishes and creative cocktails in a scenic space with views of Ma’alaea Bay, it’s an excellent place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

As far as shopping goes, residents of the Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods have many great options. There are plenty of department stores, pharmacies, and supermarkets conveniently located throughout Central Maui for general items and groceries. For fresh produce and artisan goods, The Country Market at Maui Tropical Plantation is a hidden gem that locals love. The communities have many trendy boutiques and specialty stores, like Paradise Now for stylish apparel and Native Intelligence for homemade gifts. There are also great retail complexes, such as the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, which features a fantastic directory of stores in its airy environment.

Things to Do

The Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods of Central Maui have endless activities for residents and visitors. Lovers of the ocean often flock to Maalaea Harbor, which offers magnificent sailing, snorkeling, sport fishing, whale watching, shopping, and dining. There are plenty of green outdoor spaces to explore in the area, like Iao Valley State Park and Kepaniwai Park, and athletic centers like the Central Maui Regional Sports Complex. Golfing is a popular pastime amongst the communities, and there are many outstanding places to play a round, such as The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. Those interested in learning more about the island’s marine environment and biological ecosystems can visit the fascinating Maui Ocean Center, which features a fantastic aquarium. For a truly unique cultural experience, Maui Tropical Plantation is a working farm that offers an inside look into how fruits and plants grow in the region. On top of its restaurant and market, it hosts tours and activities on-site.


Residents of the Wailuku and Kahului neighborhoods of Central Maui have a blend of public and private schools to choose from. Students attend public schools operated by the Hawaii State Department of Education, the primary district throughout the state. Options include:




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