Whalers Village

Phone (808) 661-4567
4 stars from 12 reviews
Address 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
Open air shopping mall. Over 90 stores and restaurants. Right on Ka'anapali Beach.

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• Mall / Center

Matt Anderson's Take
Whalers Village is an open air shopping mall located right in the middle of Ka'anapali Beach and has over 90 stores and restaurants. There is plenty of parking here and it's right on the Ka'anapali beach walk so it's an easy walk from the nearby Ka'anapali resorts.


It's a good place to do some shopping if you are staying in this area but it's hardly a destination all by itself. While there are some good and unique shops it's also full of a lot of fluff (Sunglass Hut, Oakley, Sephoria, and so on) and really isn't nearly as large as you might think.


On the flip side, there aren't tons of shopping malls like this on the west coast of Maui so it's nice that there is something here and having some extra restaurant options beyond the nearby hotels is also great.


It has three oceanfront restaurants which are Hula Grill Ka'anapali, Leilani's on the Beach, and Maui Fish & Pasta as well as a food court (Dragon Wall Express, Nikki's Pizza, Mr. Sub/Mr. Taco, & Subway).


There is also The Whale Center Of Hawaii, which is a museum covering Hawaii's whaling era, and they have activities including Hawaiian arts and crafts, free lei making classes, Polynesian hula shows, outdoor movie night, Maui Onion Festival and Sunset Jazz Night.


They offer a free shuttle service from your hotel to the village. Just check with your hotel concierge for schedules of pick-up times and location. If you are driving in you'll find a multilevel garage adjoining the Whaler's Village. With a minimum purchase, you get three hours of parking validated. For more on parking in this area, see Ka'anapali Beach Parking Guide.
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Erik G
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 32
Likes Received: 1
Great location right on Ka’anapali beach. Many good shops and a few locations to grab a bite to eat. If you are staying in the area then it is very convenient to stop by and check things out.
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Aimee T
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 0
Excellent mall with plenty of food and shops. If you're staying on Kaanapali Beach you'll be here a lot.
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Brett D
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 56
Likes Received: 1
Since we stay nearby it is an okay shopping area. It is set up nice and does have a few places that are nice to grab a bite to eat. It just needs a little more interesting shops in my opinion, too many common shops. With that being said I did find a nice glass figurine there for my mother that is unique and have not yet found elsewhere. I just wish I could remember the name as would like to order her another one.
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Sharon W
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 25
Likes Received: 0
Wonderful place to shop and eat. Go there all the time while there. Beautiful there and so many places to shop and eat!
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 108
Some of the shops are typical of any mall which I find annoying. Would be nice to see a larger selection of unique stores selling unique and Made In Hawaii items. Still, it's a really nice place to walk around and do some shopping. When you get bored, the beach is literally steps away.
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Lisa F
Joined: Jan 2017
Reviews: 48
Likes Received: 13
A great place to get anything you want. Touristy items to artwork to clothes to just anything! We spent a whole afternoon and probably more money than we should have. There are regular mainland stores mixed with local ones. Have fun and bring your wallet!
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Vickey W
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 123
Likes Received: 46
Since we stayed at The Whaler we walked a lot to Whalers since it is right off the beach and easy to walk to. It had some unique stores to browse through. Loved the outdoor areas that allowed you to sit, rest, relax, and observe. Had some nice little places to grab something to eat or drink. We got our daily walk in by going here daily. All the shops we went into had friendly staff.
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Reggie
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 29
Likes Received: 8
A very nice open area for convenient shopping at Kaanapali. There is a large variety of somewhat unique Hawaiian items. At times, the pearl sellers can be a little aggressive. But just forget them and try for some traditional Hawaiian food. There is also a unique museum in here of the whaling trade with historical videos. Enjoy scouting.
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Stephanie--2094
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 67
Likes Received: 2
Whalers Village has a lovely atmosphere, but it wasn't anything to jump up and down over. It has your run of the mill high-end stores, your required ABC store, and a small food court. We ate in the food court and it ended up costing as much as a sit-down meal would have. In hindsight we should have eaten at one of the restaurants on the beach instead of the food court, it probably would have been a similar price.

I really liked that the mall opened up to the walkway along the beach. It kind of had a "resort" type feel to it, and of course beware of the people trying to get you to go to time share presentations. They are friendly, and I know they're just doing their job, but you're on a beautiful island trying to enjoy the walk along the beach. I didn't feel the beach walkway was the place for that type of advertising.
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Heather M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 8
This place is a good spot to kill time and get some shopping done, but I prefer local shops and vendors in comparison so most of the chain stores that are in the Village.
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