Maui is home to many beautiful, world-renowned resorts and hotels. Many of these boast their own special features, such as golf courses or breath-taking beachfront views, and range from clean and simple, to lavishly decadent. Whatever your tastes and price range, there is somewhere for you to call a temporary home in Maui. Condominiums and vacation rentals are also available for those with larger families or for extended periods of time and are available in many of the different locations of the island.
For those looking for a quiet and intimate surrounding, a bed and breakfast may be the best option; these private residences host a quiet place to stay at night with an early morning breakfast. These cozy residences are located all around the island, many with great shoreline access and picturesque views. If you are looking for a more natural way to visit, cabins and campgrounds are available. One great place to stay is at the Haleakala National Park, where you can visit the Haleakala Crater. If a cabin sounds particularly interesting to you, be sure to reserve one well in advance, due to the fact that they are limited in number and very popular.
East Maui Hotels
The tranquility of east Maui offers visitors a glimpse into the old ways of Hawaii and its people. Hana is one beloved area that can offer an overwhelming sense of peace and quiet, but has only one hotel and a limited number of vacation rentals so accommodations should be booked well in advance. Traveling along the Road to Hana is something that everyone visiting Maui should include in their vacation.
North Maui Hotels
Although there are not any high-rise resort hotels on the north side of Maui, it does not mean that an amazing vacation cannot be had here. You will be transported to the more rural side of Maui, with cozy bed and breakfasts and a more rustic experience. With consistent trade winds and wintertime waves, the great outdoors are greatly valued. A visit to the pastoral Upcountry of Maui is also a favorite thing to do in northern Maui. The northern shores are convenient to many of Maui’s most adventurous destinations, such as Hana and Haleakala, as well as the quaint towns of Paia and Makawao. For those preferring the road less traveled, the northern shores of Maui is definitely the perfect destination.
South Maui Hotels
Known as the “Gold Coast,” the sunny southern side of Maui offers a wide range of accommodations to fit every desire and budget. From Kihei and Ma’alaea condominiums for rent, to bed and breakfasts or hotels, or the 5-star opulence of Wailea and Makena, Maui’s southern side has a place to stay for everyone. Complete with beautiful beaches, plenty of sunshine, and many activities available, this is the ideal vacation spot.
West Maui Hotels
Maui’s west side offers visitors a complete range of accommodations for everyone and boasts some of the best views on the island for the yearly visit of the Humpback whale. The Kapalua area is more high-end, with resort hotels, condominiums, and plenty of golf and tennis within minutes of the resorts. Honokowai provides many different vacation rentals along miles of white sand beaches, complete with everything else one might need within easy reach. A mile of long, breathtaking beach is in front of Kaanapali, the first planned destination area on Maui. Amongst the shops, restaurants, and activities offered here, you will find several lovely condos and hotels. Nearby is the old whaling town of Lahaina, where several beachfront vacation rentals, condos, and small, picturesque hotels are located. A multitude of restaurants and shops makes this an attractive hotspot on Maui.
On the exclusive island of Lanai, hotel choices are for those wanting the ultra-luxurious experience. With only a few select hotels, reservations are a must, but offer many opportunities for visitors. From hiking and biking, golf and tennis, or even spa appointments are available for guests. You can be pampered like royalty or have a day spent with the locals – the choice is yours.
If you are looking for the Hawaii of yesterday, Molokai is the island for you. “The Friendly Isle” boasts strong cultural values and a look into the glorious past of Hawaii, but offers limited accommodations, so be sure to make reservations early.