Destination guide

Fun in the sun: say hello to Hawaii and marvellous Maui

Spend your days dreaming of that island getaway? Well pack your bags – paradise and perfection await you in Maui. Explore every facet of the Hawaiian coastline, from its world-famous sandy beaches to its majestic cliffs. Frolic under sunny skies as you swim, surf and sunbathe the day away. If you prefer your adventures on land, hike through the island's lush green valleys dotted with rainforests, volcanoes and waterfalls. Maui vacation rentals place you near the numerous villages sprinkled across the island, many of which feature cosy spas, shops and restaurants.

Things to do

Haleakala – you couldn't lava more if you tried

Maui's own Haleakala National Park is no ordinary walk in the park – the untouched region is home to Haleakala, a 3,055-metre volcano and the island's highest peak. Hike to the rim of the crater or explore the base of the volcano dotted with cinder cones and old lava flows. If you're staying in a Maui vacation rental with kids, they'll love a trip to the Maui Ocean Center, an aquarium with interactive exhibits, including a touch tank tide pool. Maui Tropical Plantation is an active farm where tram tours offer insight into how farmers grow sugarcane and pineapples.


Come on in – the water's fine and plenty of fun!

Life's a day at the beach in Maui, where the Pacific Ocean provides excellent conditions for surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, swimming, snorkelling, kiteboarding and paddle boarding. If you prefer your thrills on land, hike your way across the Iao Valley before cooling off in a swimming hole, or drive across the famed Hana Highway, where hairpin turns include breathtaking vistas of rainforests, waterfalls and beaches. Quaint island villages offer laid-back living in the form of boutique shops and galleries, while high-end experiences across the island include elite golf courses, spas and gourmet restaurants.


Soak up the sunshine in magnificent Maui

There's one constant when it comes to the weather in Maui – it's pretty much always spectacular. The island enjoys mild temperatures and sunshine throughout the year, including during the winter, when highs typically top out around 23 degrees Celsius. August and September are usually the hottest months of the year, as temperatures climb to the low 30s, but even then, you'll get relief from ocean breezes. Rain is common year-round, but downpours are rare. Keep in mind, Maui vacation rentals fill up quickly from mid-December through mid-April, the island's high season for travellers, so book early.

Natural highlights

How green was my valley – rainforests reign supreme

Maui's most famed natural setting are its beaches, where crystal blue waters crash on white sand beaches and rocky outcrops. There's even more beauty under the sea, including the partially submerged Molokini crater, where snorkellers and divers swim alongside colourful fish. Back on land, the Iao Valley is covered in rainforests, while the majestic West Maui Mountains serve as dramatic backdrops for sprawling farms and ranches. Haleakala National Park is famously home to endangered Hawaiian geese, while migrating humpback whales swim off the coast from December through May. Enjoy stunning sunrise and sunset views from elevated spots in Halekala.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Maui

The nearest airport is in Kahului, HI (OGG), located 8.7 mi (13.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Hana, HI (HNM), which is 21.4 mi (34.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station or Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay near Maui?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,190 holiday rentals near Maui. From 544 Houses to 6,922 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Maui for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Maui?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Maui. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kihei: 4,451 holiday rentals
  • Lahaina: 8,689 holiday rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 521 holiday rentals
  • Wailea: 4,310 holiday rentals
  • Honua Kai Resort & Spa: 345 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Maui! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Maui?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Maui with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Kihei: 4,451 holiday homes
  • Lahaina: 8,689 holiday homes
  • Wailea: 4,310 holiday homes
  • Hana: 70 holiday homes
  • Kaanapali: 4,604 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Maui?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Maui are:

  • Kapalua Airport (JHM): 5,370 holiday houses
  • Kahului Airport (OGG): 9,135 holiday houses
  • Hana Airport (HNM): 97 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Maui?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Maui. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Honolua Bay: 5,065 holiday rentals
  • La Perouse Bay: 4,322 holiday rentals
  • Wailea Emerald Golf Course: 4,483 holiday rentals
  • Pools of Oheo: 65 holiday rentals
  • Whalers Village: 6,027 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maui listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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