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July Hot Picks: Best Places to Stay on Maui this Summer

July is one of the liveliest months of the year on Maui. In July, the island is bustling with summer crowds and 4th of July celebrations– from the Makawao Rodeo and parade that pays homage to the town’s Paniolo culture to the firework shows that light up Wailea and Front Street. Whether you’re looking to retreat to Maui on a relaxing getaway or plan on getting amongst the fun, we’ve got a slew of accommodation options for every type of traveler. Here are the best places to stay on Maui this July.


Hana East Maui Hot Picks

East Maui: Hana

Discover the tranquil beauty of East Maui by staying in Hana, where the Road to Hana concludes. Instead of rushing back to your accommodations, embrace the full experience by waking up to a serene morning before the tour buses and hordes of cars arrive. With limited lodging options, Hana offers an intimate and peaceful atmosphere that allows you to connect with the local culture and explore hidden treasures. Immerse yourself in the authentic charm of East Maui and create unforgettable memories in this enchanting coastal retreat.


Hale Manu Cottage Hot PicksHale Manu Cottage

Hale Manu is a charming two-bedroom guest house in Hana with stunning ocean views and a playful atmosphere. Renovated in 2018, the house features vintage Hawaiian decor, including original artwork and a 1930s rattan living room set. Guests can relax on the spacious deck with a gas BBQ, outdoor dining area, and teak lounge chairs, enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the gardens and the breathtaking sunrises. Book directly with Hana Gust Homes for the best rate!



Wailea Beach drone photo ocean

South Maui: Kihei/Wailea

Local life and luxury mingle in South Maui. While Kihei is dotted with visitor accommodations, it is also one of the biggest population centers on Maui. As a result, the town is steeped in local character, which manifests in locally-owned shops, restaurants, and a laid-back ambiance. Meanwhile, the Wailea area is dripping in luxury. This upscale community is surrounded by golf courses, high-end resorts, upmarket shopping centers, and fine dining. Learn more about South Maui in our 8 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Kihei post. 


Kihei Kai Nani 125Kihei Kai Nani 125

This affordable condo is a welcoming first-floor, one-bedroom, 723-square-foot unit at the popular Kihei Kai Nani complex, located across from beautiful Kamaole II beach (pictured) in Kihei. Kihei Kai Nani condo 125 is recently updated, fully furnished, and equipped with full kitchen, queen-size bed and a fold-out full-size sofa-bed. Accommodates up to four guests. An assortment of snorkel and beach gear is even provided! Skip the inflated fees by booking directly with owner Liz. 




Ho'olei Wailea Beach Hot PicksHo’olei Wailea Beach Villa

This townhome villa offers a luxurious resort experience with 3 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a space larger than four hotel rooms! Ho’olei Wailea Beach Villa features a private elevator, elegant interior, attached garage, and provides guests with the privacy and living space of a single-family residence, while still having access to nearby resort hotels. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views and sunsets from the villa’s covered lanais, which include a BBQ area and top-of-the-line amenities. The floor-to-ceiling retractable lanai glass doors can be completely opened and hidden, creating a seamless blend between indoor and outdoor living. Book directly with owner Gila for the best rate!



Hale Hui Kai 112 Hot PicksHale Hui Kai 112

Hale Hui Kai 112 is a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom condo in a charming oceanfront property in South Maui, offering a serene and tropical ambiance. Just 10 steps from the lanai to world-renowned Keawakapu beach, guests can indulge in various water activities or simply relax on the white sandy shore. This ground-floor condo provides direct access to the ocean, sleeps up to 4 people, and has a fully outfitted kitchen and stunning dining room table to utilize for nights in or breakfasts before a big day. Book directly with Martha’s team at Beach Breeze, after checking your dates on the VRBO listing.



Central Maui Hot Picks

Central Maui: Iao Valley/Wailuku/Kahului

Central Maui serves as the main entry point for travelers arriving in Maui to the Kahului Airport. The area not only houses a large local population but also offers a wide array of affordable shopping, dining, and businesses, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an authentic Maui experience. One of the highlights of Central Maui is the majestic Iao Valley, nestled within the West Maui Mountains, providing a stunning backdrop for the entire region. The beauty of Central Maui lies in its strategic location, with all the major tourist attractions, beaches, and charming shopping towns just a short 20-30-minute drive away. By staying in Central Maui, you’ll have the perfect hub to explore the island while enjoying a peaceful distance from the overcrowded resort towns. 


Iao Valley Inn Cottage Hot PicksIao Valley Inn Cottage

Romance and solitude await at Iao Valley Inn’s Cottage! Immerse yourself in an authentic Hawaiian experience with a private and secluded mountain-side retreat in Maui. With stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and the soothing sounds of the nearby Wailuku River, this detached 1-bedroom cottage provides a tranquil setting for relaxation. Indulge in the fully-equipped kitchen, private gazebo, and Hot Tub for two, allowing you to fully unwind and embrace the beauty of Maui away from tourist-filled resorts and beaches. Book directly with owners Bob & Tamara!


Kaanapali Beach sunset

West Maui: Ka’anapali/Kahana/Napili

July in West Maui is teeming with energy- particularly around July 4th. A stay in West Maui will put you near the biggest Independence Day party on the island on Lahaina’s Front Street. The road closes to traffic to accommodate the masses, who gather to enjoy the festivities- including live entertainment, keiki activities, and a spectacular fireworks show. Kaanapali resorts are only a ten-minute drive to Front Street, while Kahana and Napili are between 15-20 minutes. The rest of the month, West Maui offers visitors amenities at their fingertips, with shopping, dining, snorkeling, and golf courses in abundance. Here are the best places to stay in West Maui this July.


Kahana Reef 419 Hot PicksKahana Reef 419

Enjoy stunning views from this cozy one-bedroom unit, perched on the fourth floor of Kahana Reef in West Maui. This oceanfront condo offers a peaceful retreat with convenient amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, free parking, and a swimming pool with oceanside BBQ grills. Take advantage of nearby sandy beaches, shops, and restaurants all within walking distance and experience the best of Maui in a comfortable and picturesque setting. Be sure to book directly with Maui Beachfront Rentals to skip the Online Travel Agency (Airbnb, VRBO) fees.



Montage Kapalua Bay Ocean Dreams Villa 2203 Hot PicksMontage Kapalua Bay–Ocean Dreams Villa 2203

This unit at Montage Kapalua Bay is a luxurious private oceanfront vacation villa with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. With over 3,300 square feet, 3.5 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms, it can accommodate up to 8 guests. Offering high-end amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen, multiple HD flat-panel televisions, gaming consoles, and even a television in the master bath. The spacious veranda provides a perfect outdoor dining and lounging area with breathtaking sunset views over the pools and palm trees. Book directly with Private Paradise Villas to get the best rate!



Papakea ResortPapakea Resort

Papakea Resort consists of 11 four-story buildings on 13 tropical acres of stunning gardens and expansive ocean views – the largest amount of acreage of any condominium project on north Kaanapali Beach! Condominium accommodations include guest studios, one, two and three bedroom suites all of which offer private, furnished balconies or lanais. With July vacancies still left for some studios, 1-bedrooms and 2-bedrooms, be sure to book directly for the best service and price.



We hope you enjoy your time on Maui this July! After all, there’s no better place to spend summer than on the Valley Isle. Have fun and stay safe this 4th of July.


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