Maui

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ALI'I KULA LAVENDER
1100 Waipoli Rd.
Kula
Tel: 808-344-8535
aliikulalavender.com

It’s said that lavender soothes the soul, elevates the spirit, and arouses passion. See for yourselves at this upcountry Maui lavender farm, which grows 45 varieties of that flowering member of the mint family. The gift shop is chock-full of all things lavender, including lavender honey, jelly, shortbread cookies, coffee, tea, candles, body butter, bath gel, body spritzer, scented note cards, incense, aromatherapy oils, and even aromatic satin eye pillows. Take one of the five daily walking tours of the grounds, or better yet grab a map and take a self-guided tour, allowing yourselves time to relax in one of the hidden nooks along the way. The private, wide-open farm, with its sweeping view and lovely gazebo, is a great place for a wedding.

MAUI TROPIX
786 Front St., Lahaina
Tel: 808-661-9296
215 Piikea Ave., Kihei
Tel: 808-879-6868
261 Dairy Rd., Kahului
Tel: 808-871-8726

The surf shops of Maui, like surf shops from Memphis to Montreal, make a heck of a lot more money selling surf apparel than surfboards. This one stands out for its Maui Built line of T-shirts. With their bold Hawaiian graphics and sometimes pointed slogans—"My Island," "Maui Built: This Ain’t the Mainland"—Maui Tropix shirts are wildly popular with locals. Some, like "Hana: Keep It Hawaiian," may be too inside-baseball to play back home. But everyone everywhere will get "It’s All About Me." You can, by the way, buy surfboards here too.

SURFING GOAT DAIRY
2651 Omaopio Rd.
Kula
Tel: 808-878-2879
surfinggoatdairy.com

German immigrants Thomas and Eva Kafsack brought the know-how of Old World cheese makers, along with a herd of 80 pampered goats from the Big Island, to the green pastures of upcountry Maui. You’ll find the results crumbled atop salads, melted into cream sauces, and sitting on postprandial cheese trays in restaurants all over the island. Or you can pick some up right at the source, at the 42-acre farm on the slopes of Haleakala. Stop by the rustic thatched-roof pavilion and sample some of the 25-plus cheeses. Some of the more exotic varieties are flavored with jalapeños, Thai dragon chilies, Malabar peppercorns, or Buddha’s Hand citron—and any of them would make a lovely late-night snack.

WHALERS VILLAGE
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy.
Tel: 808-661-4567
whalersvillage.com

Maui’s premier beachfront shopping mall has more than 90 shops, ranging from sunglass and T-shirt vendors to upscale retailers like Louis Vuitton, Coach, and luxury jeweler Baron & Leeds. Set among the Kaanapali resort hotels just steps from Kaanapali Beach, the mall is also home to the Whalers Village Museum, which has the 40-foot skeleton of a sperm whale and a rich collection of artifacts that shed light on the heyday of whaling and whalers in Lahaina. After you’ve shopped enough to drop, there are two open-air beachfront restaurants to kick your feet up in—or you can just stretch out beneath a shady palm tree along the beach. There are also evening hula performances on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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