January Hot Picks feature

January Hot Picks: Best Places to Stay on Maui this Winter

While most of the continental United States battles snow, ice, and freezing temps, there’s nothing but sunshine and cool breezes in January on Maui. Well…most of the time. Winter is Hawaii’s wet season, and showers in January aren’t uncommon. That being said, most visitors agree- a rainy day on Maui is better than a sunny day back home, especially if you stay in one of this month’s Hot Picks. Find out the best places to stay on Maui this Winter. If the weather report looks less than favorable, check out this helpful list of Maui rainy day activities.

East Maui Hot Picks

East Maui: Hana

The world-famous Hana Highway winds around the coastline of East Maui to the historic Hana area, providing a leisurely drive through lush rainforest and spectacular scenic outlooks.  This magnificent area is isolated and relatively undeveloped, and a Hana vacation rental will provide a truly unique “get-away-from-it-all” vacation experience. This winter, here is one of the best places to stay in East Maui.


Hana Kai Hot picksHana Kai Maui

Hana Kai Maui features first-class studio, one- and two-bedroom condos set on exquisite oceanfront grounds. Amenities include beachside barbeque facilities, fully equipped kitchens, private lanais, and free wireless internet service. Many of Hana Kai Maui’s condos have panoramic oceanfront views allowing you to experience incredible sunrises and moonlit nights while turtles swim nearby in the surf. Book directly with the resort for the best rate!



South Maui Hot Picks

South Maui: Kihei/Wailea

Winter ain’t got nothin’ on South Maui. The average daily high is about 82 degrees, and sea temperatures hover around 76 degrees- downright heavenly. While winter is technically the rainy season, Kihei’s rainfall average is only 2.6 inches in January. There are few better things to do in South Maui on sunny January mornings than head out to sea on a kayak or tour for a snorkeling adventure/whale watch.


Maui Kamaole Resort hot picksMaui Kamaole Resort

Enjoy great values at Maui Kamaole Resort with the best of both worlds – the pricing of Kihei hotels at a Wailea-like property. This moderately priced luxury resort at the quiet south end of Kihei offers spacious accommodations in a low-density setting. Specially selected, updated one- and two-bedroom condos sit on 23 acres of tropical grounds, and most feature fabulous close-in ocean views. Book directly with the condo owners to skip the inflated commission fees!


Kihei Bay Vista hot picksKihei Bay Vista

Kihei Bay Vista offers spacious one-bedroom condos in north Kihei, across from Kalepolepo Beach Park. All units feature full kitchens with dishwasher and microwave, a washer/dryer, air-conditioning, extra large lanais, and a queen-size sleeper bed that allows the condos to comfortably accommodate up to four people. Book your condo with the owner directly for the best rate!


Maui Magiac at Wailea Elua hot picksMaui Magic Villa at Wailea Elua Beach Resort

Maui Magic Villa 2108 at the beachfront Wailea Elua Village Resort, situated on the second (top) floor, has 2 generously sized private bedrooms and 2 full baths. This South Maui villa is fully remodeled and redecorated with all-new extra-large island oasis replete with gorgeous elevated views of the ocean, off-shore islets, and lush tropical gardens. At sunset you can gaze directly out towards the water and enjoy stargazing at night as well! Book directly with the property management company for the best price!


West Maui Hot Picks

West Side: Ka’anapali/Kahana/Napili

Whether you opt for a stay in the string of resorts at Ka’anapali Beach or a laid-back beachfront condo in Napili, you’ll likely be bumping elbows with some of the greatest golfers on earth. Each January, the PGA Tour season opener takes place at the Kapalua Plantation Course. If you’re not a golf fan, don’t fret- there’s still plenty to do and see in West Maui, including whale watching, nightly live music, and great shopping. Find some of the best places to stay on Maui this Winter.


Whaler 456 hot picksWhaler Resort #456

Whaler Resort 456 is a beautiful island home that sits just one unit back from the ocean front spot in Tower II! Sitting on world-famous Ka’anapali Beach in West Maui, this one-bedroom condo offers an exceptional view of this infamous beach and miles of ocean. The wide stretch of soft white sand reaches all the way to one of the most well known snorkel and scuba diving site on Maui, called Black Rock. Book directly with the management company for the best deal!


Kulakane hot picksKulakane

The Kulakane is a low-rise West Maui condominium resort featuring one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, all situated beachfront in Honokowai. Every condo is just 50 feet from the ocean, offering fabulous 180-degree panoramic views of the sea. The spaciousness of the accommodations makes them ideal for families or couples on vacation. All units feature enclosed bedrooms, separate kitchen, living room, and private lanai. The two-bedroom condos have two full bathrooms. Book directly with Kulakane for the best deal!


Kaanapali Plantation 41 hot picksKa’anapali Plantation #41

The resort is situated between two golf courses and offers large open spaces and beautiful grounds with mature trees and low-rise buildings. This 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath two-story condo features many upgrades. Kaanapali Plantation 41 has two private lanais to lounge out on— off the living room and the master bedroom. Enjoy the resort’s recreational pavilion with heated pool, BBQ area with kitchen cabana, shuffleboard and soft-top tennis court. Book directly with the management company for the best deal!

In January, a visit to the Valley Isle will make all your winter worries melt away. We look forward to seeing you on Maui this month!


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