Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea 4.5 out of 5.0
Set amid waterfall gardens and a meandering canyon of pools, this grand island resort is within a mile of championship golf, a tennis center, and upscale shops; ...
Pool is located right next to the beach. Both the pool and beach are within a minutes walk from your room. Beach chairs and umbrella are included in your resort fee. Nice little cafe on the 4th floor for a quick breakfast or lunch.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated on 40 lush, beachfront acres, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is across from Kaanapali's 2 championship golf courses, a half-mile from Whalers Village ...
Everything was great! Staff was great! Food was pretty good in places and great in other places. I just wish I had know the place was under construction and I really wish I had know it was going to rain like crazy ALL WEEK! Other than that it was awesome!!!
Royal Lahaina Resort2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina 3.5 out of 5.0
Royal Lahaina Resort is set on 27 acres and arrayed along 2 championship golf courses. The resort faces a scenic stretch of West Maui's famed Kaanapali Beach; ...
When we checked in, our relatives were already in a cottage near the golf course. We mentioned this to the front desk and were asked if we wanted the cottage next to them? Since our beautiful neice was with them we of course said yes. The cottage was very nice. The amenities, pools, restaurant and ...
Maui Seaside Hotel100 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului 2.5 out of 5.0
Across from Kaahumanu Center, the hotel is within 3 miles of the airport, downtown Kahului, and Wailuku, and within 7 miles of Kihei beaches. The hotel is also ...
Very friendly staff,made me feel very comfortable.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina 4.0 out of 5.0
Set on a white sand West Maui beach, this oceanfront Ka'anapali resort is adjacent to Whalers Village, within .5 miles (.80 kilometers) of 2 golf courses, and ...
Excellent guest service,beautiful resort and great location close to everything. Free shuttle service with a/c to Lahaina shopping areas . Loved the pools and always found a lounge chair or two morning and afternoon. We ate lots at Relish restaurant at the resort teenage boys loved the ...
Maui Coast Hotel2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei 3.5 out of 5.0
Surrounded by shops and restaurants, this seven-story hotel is across the street from Kamaole Beach Park I, 3 miles from upscale Wailea, and 7 miles from Maui ...
Friendly and helpful staff, enjoyable stay, central location
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea 5.0 out of 5.0
Located on Maui's sunny south shore, this resort faces the wide, crescent curve of Wailea Beach, with its sugar sands and calm waters. The Wailea Blue golf course ...
We had stayed at the four seasons 10 years ago and loved it and this trip was no difference. You can not bet the personal attention you get from the staff at four seasons. From the moment you drive up til the moment you leave you are catered to. All the restaurants are amazing!! The food, the service, ...
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina 4.0 out of 5.0
This 23-acre beachfront resort offers access to Kaanapali Beach. Guests can snorkel within steps of the resort, walk to Whaler's Village shops, or golf at Kaanapali's ...
The room we received was not what we booked, we eventually were upgraded to a much nicer room and given voucher for free breakfast.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Kaanapali, this beachfront condominium resort is in the historical district, 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Black Rock, and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kaanapali Beach. ...
unfortunately, the rooms were never cleaned, we had to ask for fresh towels. Furthermore, they did not give us a wheelchair to go to the pool, but only to go to the room and back to the lobby...
Kaanapali Beach Hotel2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina 3.0 out of 5.0
Called Hawaii's "Most Hawaiian Hotel," the 11-acre beachfront Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a quarter-mile from Whalers Village, a half-mile from Kaanapali Golf Course, ...
We were delighted to stay here again. We love the nearness to the beach and Black Rock for snorkeling. The hotel is also walking distance to Whaler shopping. They have a lovely property that when the sun is too much, you can retreat to the hotel and sit in the shade by the pool and relax.
Eden-like lands and endless activities await visitors to Maui
Ask a local which Hawaiian Island is the best, and you'll likely hear the Hawaiian phrase “Maui no ka oi,” or “Maui is the best,” and it's hard to disagree if you love the ocean, world-class dining and lush tropical foliage. Greener than the volcanic Big Island but more developed than rural Kauai, Maui combines the best of both: special scenery and accommodations for those who simply wish to kick back, and action-packed activities for thrill-seekers with a taste for adventure. Snorkel in the mornings; taste the sea at mid-day with specialties like crab, shrimp, mahi mahi or swordfish; and round off your day with a leisurely stroll along the island's sandy shores.
Where to stay
Most visitors to Maui stay on the leeward, or western side, of the island. Split between the northwestern regions of Lahaina and Kapalua and the southern hubs of Kihei and Wailea, this is where you'll find the majority of the island's hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir stores.
When you're dreaming about the quintessential Hawaiian getaway– complete with beachfront living, live music at traditional Tiki bars and moonlit luaus –Kaanapali is the place to be. Located just minutes away from the historic whaling town of Lahaina, it's close to dining, nightlife and shopping hotspots, while still retaining its relaxing beachside vibe. Lining a beach path with direct access to the waterfront, the hotels here are situated on a prime slice of beautiful Kaanapali Beach, one of the most famous in Hawaii.
To get the best bang for your buck, head down south to Kihei where there are affordable accommodations, family-friendly activities and fine white-sand beaches. When you need a break from catching the rays by the ocean, hop in your rental car for an unforgettable island tour–most of Maui's best-known attractions, like Haleakala National Park and Hana Highway, are closer to Kihei than to its northern neighbors.
If money is no object, look even further south to the wealthy resort enclave of Wailea. Some of the most luxurious Maui hotels are located here, along picturesque coconut tree-lined beaches and impeccably-groomed golf courses. Like Kaanapali, Wailea's hotels are connected with a scenic beach path, a great go-to for fine dining and sunset strolls.
Things to see and do
From untouched rainforests to pristine beaches and hidden waterfalls, Maui's ever-changing landscape is the ultimate playground for nature lovers, as well as the kind of place to plan your personal version of a dream getaway. Whether your idea of fun is riding a bicycle down the steep side of a dormant volcano, or kicking back with a poolside piña colada at an all-inclusive resort, Maui is the ideal destination. But no matter how you choose to travel, don't miss these highlights:
Iao Valley State Park
One of the best reasons to make your way to Central Maui, Iao Valley State Park features incredible views of the Iao Needle, a volcanic rock formation that rises 1,200 feet above dramatic green hills and serene waterfalls.
Haleakala National Park
Home to Haleakala Crater and the highest peak in Maui, a trip to the Haleakala National Parkis a great chance to see the otherworldly, cloud-wrapped terrain of the world's largest dormant volcano.
Road to Hana
More of an adventure than an attraction, the road to Hana is arguably the most famous highway in all of Hawaii. Winding along Maui's lush windward side, Hana Highway is surrounded by waterfalls, dense jungles and near-perfect views of the ocean.
While it's possible to score direct tickets to Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG), most flights make a stop on the neighbor island of Oahu–home to Hawaii's capital city of Honolulu. From there, you'll need to catch a quick interisland flight. To see the best views of the island from the air, try for a seat on the left side of the plane on your way into Maui, and on the right for your way home.
To get the best deals on Maui hotels and activity packages, come during the low season, which runs from approximately mid-April to mid-June and September to early November. Late summer and the holiday season are busy but worth a splurge if you're craving a stress-free summer vacation or a well-deserved break from hostile winter weather.
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