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.
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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.
Reachable only by boat tour, this less-visited and remote coastal area hides deliciously creepy sea caves and secret snorkeling coves.
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.
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.
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.
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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts on the islands of Hawaii and Bermuda have become part of the local communities here, providing world-class hospitality and cultural quirks. White domes and life-sized Hawaiian murals set the tone for your stay at The Kea Lani Maui Hotel, while... More
The Royal Lahaina Resort is a family-owned complex of traditional tower hotel rooms and plantation-style beach huts beneath swaying coconut palms. Thanks to the lush 27-acre property size, there's nothing to interfere with views of those mesmerizing ocean waves and... More
Montage Kapalua Bay celebrates art and artisanship in many forms, from architecture and local art to culinary and spa offerings, all inspired by the rich surroundings and culture of Hawaii. Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, the 24 acre-resort features Montage... More
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Sunny Kihei beachfront condo offers perfect views onto paradiseThe Sugar Beach Resort is backed by the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and sits so close to the water that guests in oceanfront units fall asleep to the sound of waves. The five-mile-long beach is... More
Soft Hawaiian music drifts on the breeze, welcoming you to the tropical seclusion and lush beauty that make the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua a paradise. Relax by one of three languid, tri-level pools, indulge in a beachside massage, and savor fine island cuisine. Surrounded by... More
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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner This Wailea golf resort with a country club feel is centered on 11 acres, amid the 18-hole Wailea Blue Golf Course. Select from garden view, partial ocean view or golf front suites along the 6th, 7th and 8th holes,... More
An open-air lobby overlooks the Pacific Ocean at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, welcoming guests in dreamy Hawaiian style. From the lushly floral grounds to the private balconies, the entire hotel feels spacious, while the Mandara Spa offers treatments to ease... More
Paki Maui is an idyllic oceanfront condominium resort located in the heart of the Kaanapali Coast. Spacious condominium suites feature one- or two-bedrooms with views of lush tropical gardens or the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Each unit is comfortably furnished... More
Welcome to Mana Kai Maui, "Where Heaven Meets Earth", with the mile long Keawakapu Beach at your doorstep. We do things differently here at Mana Kai. Why? Because we were designed around one very simple idea ~ to cater to your needs. Because we never forget why... More
Exclusive boutique hotel overlooks Wailea and the nearby seaNestled on 15 acres of lush landscaping about one mile up from the beach, the boutique Hotel Wailea Maui offers sweeping views of Wailea, the ocean and three offshore islands. With only 72 rooms -- each an... More
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A moderately easy 4-mile roundtrip trail through tropical rainforest, including groves of bamboo, and ending at the spectacular Waimoku Falls.
One of Maui’s best loved sunning beaches, Makena Beach (also known as Big Beach) offers an endless white-sand paradise unfettered by development.
Visit Maui’s most colorful and honky-tonk town. Once a whaling seaport, now chockfull of historic tidbits, tchotchke shops, art galleries and cafés.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.