Accommodation Maui, Hawaii
is an invaluable resource for finding the perfect vacation rental to meet your needs, dreams and budget - from exclusive, world-class resorts, to tropical cottages and bungalows.
Although Maui vacation rentals are generally more expensive than other islands, the current economy has kept rates reasonable enough to fit any budget. The same is true for Maui hotels, even 5-Star resorts like the Grand Wailea, Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton. This means savings for you, especially when booking extended stays of two weeks or more.
Maui offers the most diverse climate and environment of all the Hawaiian islands. From its famous pristine beaches to the lush, tropical rainforests and the small local towns in between, Maui really is everything you've imagined Hawaii to be … and more.
South Maui and West Maui
West and South Maui on the warmer, leeward side of the island are home to exclusive resorts, vacation villas, private estates and beachfront condos. The gorgeous beaches of these areas - Makena, Wailea, Lahaina, Ka’anapali and Kapalua, offer the perfect tropical setting for sunbathing, relaxation and leisurely water activities, as well as a a wide selection of well-known hotels, fabulous Maui condos, luxurious vacation homes.
After a round of world-class oceanfront golf, embark from Lahaina or Maalaea harbors for snorkeling, whale watching and sailing tours, sport fishing, sunset cruises and parasailing. Shopping at upscale boutiques with distinctive island treasures, plus dining at world-class restaurants is also part of the visitor’s unforgettable experience on this side of Maui.
North Shore and East Maui
North Shore and East Maui, on the cooler, breezier side the island, offer fantastic water sports, sightseeing and hiking. Driving the Road to Hana and beyond to the remote village to Kipahulu, is where you'll find spectacular waterfalls and lush rainforests. From the luxury Hotel Hana Maui to comfy bungalows, there is a great range of available vacation housing here.
The North Shore is most famous for the surf town of Paia, and its nearby, well-known beaches: Baldwin, Ho’okipa and Kanaha, which offer windsurfing, kite boarding, standup paddling and surfing. Here you will also find eclectic shops, wonderful eateries and accommodations ranging from small B&B’s in Paia, Haiku and Huelo, to lavish ocean-front estates in the nearby neighborhood of Spreckelsville.
Finding the perfect place to stay on Maui can be a daunting task for newcomers and for repeat visitors alike; however, it pays to do your research! Here are some explanations and tips that might just make your search a little easier.
Beginning in 2007, the county closed a stunning number of short-term rental homes on Maui, from small Bed and Breakfasts to million dollar vacation homes! Hundreds of such rentals went out of business, a few lucky ones are still permitted and others are in the arduous process of applying for the necessary permits.
However, many beautiful vacation rentals are available. Most travel agencies are still offering such vacation homes, and we have high hopes that such a sad story will have a happy ending for this once vibrant, alternative to the usual resort experience. Ask any of your friends, relatives and co-workers who have visited Maui previously. The best advice usually comes from those who have been here before. You will probably hear a wide variety of thoughts and ideas that had possibly never occurred to you. Experience of people you know will usually tell you much more than any other informational source.
Use this guide to find Maui Vacation Rentals, Luxury Vacation Rental, and Best Maui Activities. From here you can also explore the Valley Isle with stunning Maui Pictures, and don't forget to download the free, 2010 Maui Travel Guide.