The essentials: When you arrive in Maui, go directly to a real surf shop and buy yourself a cool surfer tee-shirt and some proper baggies (board shorts), and some slippers (flip-flops, sandals, thongs, you know). If you are going swimming and snorkeling a lot buy yourself a Lycra shirt called a “rash guard”. Get some good waterproof sports sunscreen, and buy some sunglasses. Get polarized sunglasses. they do not have to be too expensive, A $20.00 pair, is better than nothing. For $50-100.00 you get you a decent level of protection, but if you can afford it you should buy the “Maui Jim’s” they are the best. Shop for fun: Front street Lahaina has a great variety of shops and art galleries. Lahaina Cannery Mall, Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului, Kalama Village, Paia town is great for arts, crafts, hippy clothes, jewelry, etc. Friday night is “Art Night” in Lahaina. A walk down front Street will take you to many surprisingly sophisticated art galleries. Meet the artists, wine tasting and some music. Also try the Whalers Village especially if you are staying on the upper west side.