Before the Saturday morning rising of the beautiful Maui sun there is a bustling that can be heard in Kahului. Like a well orchestrated routine, vendors, artists, creators & masters, have begun the process of setting up shop. Crates, boxes, bins, baskets, bags, brimming with treasures beyond your imagination are making their way to displays that defy what you had in mind when you imagined the Maui swap meet.
Perhaps the most gratifying $ .50 you will spend on Maui is the admission into this collaboration of island inspired uniqueness. The Maui swap meet is the perfect spot to find local, handmade, home grown, one of a kind items to enjoy on island or to take home for yourself or to share with family and friends.
You’ll find handmade jewelry that adorn bits of Maui sea glass, Aloha shirts made of lightweight fabric in the islands beautiful colors, hats in all shapes, styles, sizes and colors that making it impossible to choose just one. Perhaps a piece of local pottery catches your eye, maybe a delicate Christmas ornament that you can picture on your Christmas tree at home, island exclusive hot sauce; plenty to choose from, and who doesn’t love a t-shirt that every time you wear reminds you of your time in Hawai’i. Have you ever had shave ice for breakfast; now’s your chance. Fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown; doesn’t get any better. And not to worry if you purchase more items than your current luggage can handle; you’ll find many brightly colored luggage choices at incredibly reasonable prices! Shop away……and talk story with the artists you meet along this adventure.
When you support small business you are not only supporting a dream, you are feeding the heartbeat of our community and the spirit of our island. Go Rent A Car Maui is a local family run business. We believe in supporting our community & neighbors.
What to bring: Reusable shopping bag, quarters, small bills, sun block, water, hat. Go early to beat the heat and find best selection.