The gorgeous island of Maui in the state of Hawaii is known for its incredible golden beaches, diverse landscape, and sun-filled days. Outdoor adventures include opportunities to hike, surf, and snorkel. Spend a breathtaking vacation at one of the many Maui vacation rentals available to you in this magnificent region, and take your pick from exciting adventures versus relaxing beach days.
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Use filters to find an offer fitting your requirements among the 22,194 rentals in Maui. Maui is the right place to book an accommodation if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you never miss an episode of your favorite show, as the most frequently offered amenities are "Internet" and "TV." You can even compare and find rentals if you want a rental with a fireplace (456 rentals include "Fireplace" in Maui) or if you travel with your pet (205 rentals in Maui include "Pets allowed").
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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.
What to Pack for Your Maui Vacation
Hawaii is world-renowned for having an incredible climate, with warm winters and beautiful summers. Maui is a perfect place to make the best of this good weather, with its fantastic beaches, clear temperate water, and amazing hiking paths. Be sure to pack plenty of clothes that are well-suited to outdoor activities, as well as a good number of bathing suits! The island lifestyle is laid-back and relaxed, so you can leave your formal wear back home.
3 Places to See Turtles and Dolphins Close to Vacation Rentals 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.
The Best Activities For Families in Maui
Beach Sports in Maui
West and South Maui have the best selection of beaches and equipment rentals for various water sports. With activities such as surfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and snorkeling, there's a number of companies that offer guided lessons and excursions. Visitors can also rent the equipment they need and head off on their own independent adventure.
Learn About the Island
Nurture your children's minds with an appreciation for the outdoors at the Maui Ocean Center, a walk around the dormant volcano at the Mars-like Haleakalā National Park, or a submarine tour at Laihana.
Music, language, dance, and food have just as much significance in Hawaiian culture as the natural surroundings do. Visit the Old Lahaina Luau, located in the heart of the historic island town, for a lesson in traditional Hawaiian culture and customs.
Vacations in Maui With Babies
With perfect weather all year round, a family-oriented culture, and plenty of activities for all ages, Maui is a great choice for a vacation with your children and babies. Many conveniences such as car seats, strollers and cots/cribs are readily available to use at accommodations and public areas such as restaurants, or to hire out from rental companies for the duration of your trip.
The choice of a condo or apartment with multiple rooms means plenty of space for friends and family to join in, allowing everyone to save on costs and the opportunity for parents to have a little time to enjoy the island on their own. Many complexes have amenities such as swimming pools for young children who need a break or a warm-up to swimming at the beach.
Many of the island’s vacation rentals come with a full kitchen, which is handy for families who want the flexibility of dining at home with their children. For the times you want to head out to dine, there are plenty of restaurants that provide children's menus, games, or coloring books, and most places will also provide high chairs.
The 3 Best Places to Surf 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.
Where to Snorkel in Maui
1. Maluaka Beach
Shielded from trade winds, Maluaka is the best snorkeling beach south of Wailea. It's one of nature's beautiful masterpieces featuring golden-sand on the shores; clear, calm, warm waters; and colorful marine life including Hawaiian green sea turtles, crustaceans, octopuses, and tropical fish.
2. Honolua Bay
Walk through a forest, cross a stream, and then swim to this spot where you stand the chance to spot humpback whales playing from a distance as you snorkel alongside fish, turtles and other sea creatures.
3. Kapalua Bay
While the right side of the crescent of this sheltered cove is calm and clear, the left side (Lahaina) is not. Lahaina is ideal if you want a challenge, are adventurous, and great at navigating through rocks and reefs.
Rent a Car to Explore the Many Sides of Maui
Maui, the so-called “Valley Isle” with its lush vegetation surrounded by the sparkling Pacific, appeals to travelers of all ages. Renting a car is the most convenient way to discover the island's different faces, from the lively entertainment spots and beach resorts in West and South Maui, to the more peaceful, lush and exotic eastern side.
Visitors can enjoy beautiful drives like the scenic road to Hana, and take part in outdoor adventure activities like hikes, snorkeling, and zip-lining. Some activities have a minimum age, height, or weight requirement, so check ahead for more details.
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
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Maui?
The price for Apartment rental and House rental in Maui is $105 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Maui?
There are currently 22,194 vacation homes in Maui to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Maui?
Most travelers search for Internet, TV, and Pool when booking a vacation rental in Maui.
How many vacation rentals are in Maui?
Maui has 22,194 Apartment rental and House rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Maui?
Yes, there are 209 vacation homes in Maui that allow pets, with an average price of $1,626 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Maui?
Maui has its warmest time of year around August and July, with average nightly prices being around $105.
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