Lahaina, on the west end of Hawaii's Maui island, is a popular tourist town full of souvenir shops, restaurants and nightclubs, not to mention some amazing golf courses, and the only train in the whole of Hawaii. Close to some of Hawaii's most amazing beaches, Lahaina is the perfect place for a family holiday. If money saving is a priority, you can shop around for deals on self catering accomodation in Lahaina including some fantastic apartment rentals.
There is more than enough to do in Lahaina and on Maui to fill a family holiday. First of all there is the beach, almost certainly just minutes away from your apartment rental, wherever it happens to be. But keen golfers will also enjoy the Plantation Course at Kapalua, which hosts the PGA tour every January. If you would like to do some sightseeing, the Banyan tree, which is so big that it occupies an entire city block of Lahaina, is an essential destination and photo opportunity with the whole family, as is the Carthaginian 2 down in the Lahaina Small Boat Harbour - a replica of a whaling ship which makes for a fascinating tour that tends to be of great interest for the kids. You can also take a whale watching trip from the harbour. There are various boat cruises available, from dinner cruises to fishing trips, and also trips to the nearby island Lanai. During whale season you will almost certainly see whales during all of these excursions, so be slightly wary of spending too much on a bespoke whale watching trip!
There are a huge number of villa and apartment rentals in and around Lahaina. And with prices starting as low as £650 for a week's rental of an apartment large enough to accommodate a family of four or more, rental homes can work out as a low cost option compared to the cost of booking hotel rooms. The extra privacy and space mean that these apartment rentals are great for kids – the younger members of your family can run around and let off steam without worrying about disturbing the neighbours! And with private pools, tennis courts and views of the ocean, rental homes in Lahaina will never feel like a money saving option!