When you visit Maui, the second-largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, you never run out of things to do. Experience the traditional Old Lahaina Luau, see a humpback whale with your own eyes, or watch the sun rise and set on the Haleakala Crater. The best way to experience Maui is to keep coming back for more. Thanks to the Kahului Airport, the second-largest commercial airport of the state, you will have no trouble getting to Maui no matter where you come from. Maui villa rentals offer an affordable luxury that cannot be found in a typical hotel stay. You will get more privacy, freedom, and a feeling of authenticity.
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Popular Rental Amenities Maui
Many vacationers spend more time comparing the vacation rentals providing a pool. Nearly all of the accommodations have one there. In addition, rentals with pools Maui have an average price of $1,223 per night. Most of the available accommodations with pools are condo. If you would ideally like to be close to the water, nearly all of the accommodations with a pool are located within 2 kilometres of the waterfront.
Price and Availability Index in Maui
Vacation Rental Price Information Maui
In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation homes & apartments Maui. $1,116 is the highest price average in the next twelve months. Prices decrease in a week of April (4/29 - 5/6), where average prices are $733.
Rental Availability Information Maui
The availability graph shows the percentage of available rentals Maui. So far, the week with the least available rentals Maui is in December (12/24 - 12/31). It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of July (7/15 - 7/22), as 84% of the rentals are still available.
The Weather Maui
This is the climate diagram Maui. On average, the warmest month is August. February is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 18°. It may rain 15 days in January while it typically rains only 7 days in October.
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The Top 3 Places to Eat in Maui
The delectable bites to sample in Maui include laulau (oven-baked tender, juicy pork, fish or chicken wrapped in taro leaves), kalua pig which is smoky and more like the American pulled pork, except that it's not tangy, and chicken long rice–a mix of ginger-flavored chicken and clear mung bean noodles. The best places to find these are:
1. Mama's Fish House
Enjoy generous portions of seafood and exotic Hawaiian meals overlooking the ocean. The taste and experience is great, sometimes you have to book for dinner or lunch three months in advance.
2. Poi by the Pound
Both a door-to-door poi delivery business and a competitor among the best restaurants in Maui, Poi by the Pound is a staple of Hawaii. It's hard to have enough of their poi and other Hawaiian delicacies. They know it and that's why their Hawaii plate is bigger than average; with servings of lomi salmon, poke, pork laulau, kalua pork, poi, some chicken long rice, rice, and mac salad.
3. The Mill House
Here food comes straight from the farm to your plate. This picturesque dining destination sits at the heart of the Maui Tropical Plantation, offering vis itors a chance to savor fresh traditional and modern delicacies overlooking a calming lush plantation and the breathtaking Waikapu Valley.
3 Places to See Turtles and Dolphins in Maui
There are 3 pods in Maui. The most common species are the spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins, and the Pacific bottlenose dolphins. For an up-close encounter (50 yards), take a boat ride. Turtles are also commonplace, especially Hawaiian green turtles, and here's where to find them:
1. Punalu'u Beach Park
Turtles love basking on this black sand beach. While the ocean is a little rough for snorkeling, walking on the shore (wearing swimming shoes is a good idea) or joining the turtles for a sun bath can be fun.
2. Lāhainā and Lāna‘i
Watch hundreds of spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) popularly known for their acrobatic spinning, aerial flips, and leap antics. You'll also find them on the West Maui coastline, and occasionally, at Honolua Bay.
3. La Perouse Bay
Encounter the rare, curious, overly social and intelligent Pacific bottleneck dolphins in a pod of 5-20.
Maui's Arts and Culture
To learn about Maui’s past, visit the Whalers Village Museum where you can discover Maui’s agricultural history or its whaling industry. At Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center or Maui Arts and Cultural Center, various exhibitions and events are frequently organized to celebrate Maui’s rich culture through the talents of local artisans and artists.
In ancient times, Hawaiian people held luaus to honour their gods or celebrate auspicious occasions. Through luaus, they share their prosperity with family and friends. Today, visitors can learn about the history of luaus at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Who can say no to traditional Polynesian food such as the mouth-watering kale pig? You can find authentic luaus at Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency, or the Royal Lahaina Resort.
Recommended Kid-Friendly Activities in Maui
Quality Family Time at the Beach
Considering you have nearly 200km of shoreline and over 80 sensational beaches to choose from, it's unlikely you'll ever be at a loss for things to do on a family beach vacation in Maui. However, that's not to say that this idyllic Hawaiian island doesn't have its fair share of activities worthy of a trip in and of themselves. It does.
Family Friendly Hikes in Maui
To begin, don't miss the amazing volcano at Haleakala National Park, sitting over 3000m above sea level. By driving to the on-site car park, even those visiting Maui with babies can access the summit, peer into the gigantic crater, and enjoy breathtaking views. Come early for an unforgettable sunrise, then traverse child-friendly trails through the national park. The local ranger station even has a ""Junior Ranger"" programme.
Lavender Farm and Petting Zoo Adventures
Another high-country family activity is the fun, free scavenger hunt at Alii Kula Lavender Farm, where kids can scramble through flowers and fruit trees searching for lavender cookies, while parents enjoy lovely views and a gentle stroll through these colourful, fragrant grounds. Just down the road from the lavender farm is Surfing Goat Dairy, where kids can pet-friendly goats.
Hawaiian Luau Festivities
Attending a traditional Luau (or feast) is a tasty way to immerse kids in Polynesian culture. These fun evenings showcase artisan crafts like wood carving and palm weaving, traditional live music and hula dances, with a gigantic buffet featuring authentic local delicacies like slow-roasted kalua pig, raw fish poke, or familiar kid-friendly meals like fried rice and chicken.
Fun After Sundown in Maui
Maui is home to 81 beaches, so you are sure to find one that satisfies your taste. Some popular ones include Waihee Beach Park, Kite Beach, Kanaha Beach Park, Honomanu Beach, or Makena Beach. While you are at the beach, do not miss a chance to watch the sunset. Pack up a blanket, beverage, and snacks, then spend some relaxing time with your loved ones watching the sky change colours.
If you are in love with local Hawaiian tunes, do not miss a chance to enjoy live music at many free events such as the Shops at Wailea’s live music evening, or the music night that happens every Friday in Kihei. You can even learn the ukulele for free when signing up for lessons at the Lahaina Cannery Mall.
The most famous tree on the entire island is perhaps the banyan tree in Lahaina. Planted in 1873 by Sheriff William Owen Smith, the Indian banyan tree has witnessed numerous historical events and still stands tall to this day.
Top 3 Surf Spots in Maui
1. The Cove at Kalama Beach Park (Kihei)
This break is perfect for beginners. It is easy to access, safe, and clear of obstacles, the waves are under 3 feet high; the people are welcoming (something you really need as a beginner), and there are a ton of surf shops.
2. Ho'okipa Beach
An advanced wave-rider will love the Ho'okipa breaks. On this world renowned North Shore beach, you have obstacles to overcome including rip tides, rocks, and reefs, and sets of unrelenting waves. Take a stroll thereafter while watching turtles sun bathe.
This surfing break, Maui's biggest, has a treat for the daring advanced surfers seeking an adrenaline rush, a new challenge, a new personal best surfing record, or the tow-in experience. Aptly nicknamed 'Jaws', it features massive and fast waves reaching up to a world-record-breaking 77 feet. According to Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Contest, Jaws is a world-winning break.
Sights and Events near Maui
The PGA TOUR’s Tournament of Champions is held on Maui every year. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, Maui is the ideal location to hone your golfing skills. 14 award-winning courses offer scenic surroundings and spectacular ocean views, having been designed by world-renown architects such as Ben Crenshaw.
During December to May, you have the highest chance of seeing humpback whales swimming in the shallow waters as they migrate from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii to breed. During this period, there are various ways to spot the magnificent creature: on a boat, paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or even from a helicopter, however, the best spot is Auʻau Channel - the shallow waters between Lanai, Molokai, and Maui. Whales have cultural significance in Hawaiian culture and are referred to as "kohola" in the local language. They are treated with great respect as Hawaiian people regard them as guardians of the island.
5 Must-See Attractions on Mauai
1. Haleakala National Park
Visit one of the most unique national parks in the world, featuring trails leading past lava fields caused by the park's dormant volcano. Ornithologists might also be lucky enough to spot a Nene, an endangered Hawaiian goose.
2. Wai'anapanapa State Park
This beautiful park is characterized by its glistening freshwater streams and pools. Camping facilities are available for those who wish to explore the park's natural environments and black sand beach over multiple days.
3. Ka'anapali Beach
No trip to Maui is complete without exploring some of its gorgeous coastline. This beach was once named America's best, with its crystal waters and white sandy shore stretching for three miles.
4. Red Sand Beach
Another fantastic natural location is the amazing Red Sand Beach, also on the eastern end of Maui. Though you need to hike here, the effort is worth it, with blood-red sand and lovely warm Pacific waters.
5. Maui Ocean Center
If you wish to get up close to the region’s wildlife, be sure to check out the expansive Maui Ocean Center, with a tide pool, underwater tunnel, and shark tank, ideal for observing the state's marine life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Maui?
The starting price for House rentals or Apartment rentals Maui is $216 per night.
What is the typical availability of House rentals Maui?
July has the highest availability of House rentals Maui, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Maui?
When looking to book a vacation home Maui, the most requested amenities include Internet, Pool, and Barbecue.
How many House rentals and Apartment rentals can I find Maui?
Maui has 21,834 House rentals and Apartment rentals available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals Maui?
Yes, there are 206 pet-friendly vacation rentals Maui, with an average nightly price of $2,148.
What's the best month to visit Maui?
The warmest time of year Maui is August and July, with the nightly price of a vacation home starting at $216.
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