Your Maui vacation
Get into the “Maui wowie” groove, from sunrise at the top of the 10,000-foot volcano Haleakala to sunset at Kaanapali Beach. An island used to the “celebrity disappears into the jungle” and “hippie girl takes it all off on bombshell beach” routines, Maui rebalances with vintage towns, serene spas, pristine beach coves, spring-fresh pastures and petite art galleries. No wonder Condé Nast Traveler readers call Maui the “Best Island in the World.”
Orbitz takes you inside the ultimate Maui vacation, from great hotels to must-see highlights and secret scoops. With Orbitz, your best trip ever is in the bag.
Best time to take a vacation to Maui
A winter-phobe’s dream come true, Maui sports sea-level summer all year and sunny beaches both west and south. Even humpback whales take a Maui vacation December through April, playing offshore throughout the season. Bring a jacket for the top of chilly Haleakala.
Paradise is most peaceful – and most affordable – in early summer and fall. Or, time your Maui travel for a special event such as January’s golf-star-studded Tournament of Champions or April’s Hawaiian-culture Celebration of the Arts. June heats up with the renowned Maui Film Festival and Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. Halloween in Lahaina is an experience to remember.
Insider tips for Maui travel
Explore an oceanfront native-plant paradise surrounding a massive ancient Hawaiian temple mound. One of Maui’s secret gems, just off the highway in Hana.
Rarely visited and better for meditating than swimming, this hidden foliage-lined beach has dark volcanic sand, a cinder-cone hill and a far-from-the-world feel.
A “regular Joe” façade keeps this Island-style Kaanapali Beach poolside café from the swarms. A list of more than 500 wines makes it your immediate destination.
Reachable only by boat tour, this less-visited and remote coastal area hides deliciously creepy sea caves and secret snorkeling coves.
Maui Crafts Guild
A local-artist owned and operated co-op in seaside Paia, the Guild is the right place to score handcrafted ceramics, prints, jewelry, textiles and other treasures.
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Maui Vacation Packages
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Sit back and relax on the shores of paradise right off the runway when you stay at the brand new Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport. This Maui airport hotel features the latest, contemporary Courtyard hotel design and exclusive amenities. You'll find easy-to-use technology... More
Value rooms and pool just a stroll from Hawaiian beachesThe locally owned, family-friendly Maui Seaside Hotel offers a range of bright accommodations - ideal for those on a budget. All rooms have a spacious, relaxing vibe, with ample access to either a balcony or lanai... More
Discover old Hawaii grace on golden-sand west Maui beachThe Royal Lahaina Resort spreads across 27 tropically landscaped acres fronting Maui’s famed Kaanapali Beach, one of Maui’s best winter whale watching sites. The hotel embraces Hawaii’s beloved plantation era with... More
The Nalu Kai Lodge offers the best Maui North Shore vacation rentals. Centrally located in Paia Town- Nalu Kai is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants- unique shopping experiences and sun-drenched beaches. Under new ownership and recently remodeled the... More
Beachfront paradise resort offers 4-diamond style and services The 4-diamond Westin Maui Resort & Spa sits oceanfront on Kaanapali Beach, Maui’s most prestigious and spectacular stretch of golden sand. Guests enjoy views of the islands Lanai and Molokai, plus... More
Centrally located, value priced hotel near Kahului airport and harborA value priced low-rise hotel near Kahului Harbor and Maui's main airport, the Maui Beach Hotel is an ideal choice for visitors connecting to a cruise ship, stopping overnight on Maui or seeking a... More
The Wailuku Guesthouse is a clean, inexpensive vacation rental with 5 different rooms, all nicely appointed with private baths, a swimming pool, free wifi, and other amenities. No breakfast is served, but otherwise the character is just like a small bed and breakfast, and... More
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Secluded, sunny Makena offers beachfront luxury and privacy Find sanctuary at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, a 1,800-acre beachfront getaway in sunny south Maui's prestigious Wailea. Backed by the 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala and fronted by golden sand, the resort... More
Paradise found at golf course and oceanview executive homes in KapaluaThe Kapalua Villas offers the luxury of executive residence accommodations with views of a championship fairway, Oneloa Bay or Kapalua Bay. Units range from a one- to three-bedroom villa and guests... More
Modestly priced accommodations on one of Maui’s most luxurious beachesThe Aston Kaanapali Shores is a 3 diamond condominium/hotel that fronts famed Kaanapali Beach, with views of Molokai and Lanai in the distance and incredible whale watching in winter. On-site amenities... More
Haleakala National Park
In case you never make it to Mars, the interior of this 10,000-foot volcano crater may do. Inside, an otherworldly landscape of cinder cones and strange plants unfolds.
Maui’s most famous beach is both family friendly and babe-alicious. Find golden sand, gentle waves, exotic neighbor-island vistas and plenty of whales in winter.
Road to Hana
Bust out the Dramamine and brave the curves on Maui’s legendary coastal drive to Hana, with dramatic ocean views, lush tropical landscapes and trickling waterfalls.
Molokini Marine Preserve
Take snorkeling or scuba diving to psychedelic levels with a boat trip to Molokini, a semi-submerged volcanic crater marine sanctuary just off the coast.
Old-Hawaii cowboy meets New-Age yoga guru in the rustic and spring-fresh pasturelands of Upcountry. The wee town of Makawao is café and art-gallery perfect.
Thrill your friends with stories of up-close encounters with 45-foot humpback whales. Pacific Whale Foundation offers some of the best small-boat tours.
Visit Maui’s most colorful and honky-tonk town. Once a whaling seaport, now chockfull of historic tidbits, tchotchke shops, art galleries and cafés.
One of Maui’s best loved sunning beaches, Makena Beach (also known as Big Beach) offers an endless white-sand paradise unfettered by development.
A moderately easy 4-mile roundtrip trail through tropical rainforest, including groves of bamboo, and ending at the spectacular Waimoku Falls.
Iao Valley State Park
Explore a serene Jurassic Park tropical setting just outside of Wailuku, also the scene of an epic battle in 1790 for control of Maui.