We hope you've saved room in your suitcase. With our shopping guide, you can find the top shops for everything "Maui grown," from lilikoi (passion fruit) jams and fresh pineapples to koa wood bowls and swimwear. Style hunters can get their fill of bohemian-resort chic in Paia, luxury brands in Wailea, and paniolo (cowboy) threads in Upcountry's quiet Makawao town. And before packing up your plunder, conjure up some Zen by soaking in Maui's natural resources at one of the island's top spas.
If you're seeking authentic Hawaiian artistry, check out the handcrafted instruments at Mele Ukulele and Maui Divers' jewelry designs. Splurge on an heirloom Niihau shell lei found in art galleries around the island or score pretty puka charms from the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului. Maxed out on your luggage weight? No problem. There’s Hello Makana (www.hellomakana.com), a subscription service that curates food and gift items from high-quality local artisans and ships to your doorstep. Although the cost of basic goods might be higher on the Islands, keep in mind that the state has a much lower sales tax (4%) than the mainland.
To unwind on your trip, you can rejuvenate in a yoga class and then enter one of the island's world-class spas. Most treatments use ingredients indigenous to the Valley Isle, like kukui nut, coconut, ginger, and eucalyptus. With coveted beauty lines like Eminence or Epicuren sharing the shelves with locally made Ola Hawaii, you're bound to find a spa product or two to bring home.