March Hot Picks: Where To Stay on Maui
The Hawaiian Islands and Maui County are starting to see many COVID-19 restrictions lessen, and travel excitement across the nation has risen to record-breaking levels. It’s time to take out your vacation planning notes and start enjoying the world again! We’ve got some great book-direct places to recommend on Maui and are excited to share our Hot Picks for March.
South Maui: Kihei & Wailea
The South Maui town of Kihei is lined by long stretches of white sandy beaches and offers an abundance of shopping, dining, and activities. Kihei accommodations provide comfortable, affordable stays with plenty to do within walking distance. Learn more about Kihei in our 8 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Kihei blog. The luxurious Wailea area is situated in an upscale resort community surrounded by world-class golf courses, fine dining, fabulous shopping, and some of Maui’s loveliest beaches.
Nestled among palm trees and hibiscus, Hale Kamaole Resort is in the heart of Kihei, right across the street from Kamaole III Beach and walking distance to shopping and dining. The large (853 to 1277 sq ft), well-equipped one-, two-, and three-bedroom units here are likely the best value in South Maui. Book directly with the management company to get the best price possible!
Mana Kai Maui is a unique beachfront property in Kihei offering the best of both worlds – a resort where you can choose hotel OR condominium accommodations. Guests can opt to stay in air-conditioned hotel rooms or one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominiums with full kitchens, all situated on Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. Book directly with the resort to get the best price possible!
Hale Hui Kai is situated directly on beautiful Keawakapu Beach, just a short distance south of the Wailea Resort area. This property is a traditional three-story island-style architectural design featuring two-bedroom condos. The beachfront setting, spectacular sunsets, and peaceful, easygoing “old Hawaii” ambiance make Hale Hui Kai a favorite with honeymooners, families, seniors and anyone seeking a laid-back beach hideaway. Book directly with the management company to get the best price possible!
Maalaea is a peaceful little village situated on a scenic boat harbor, central to just about everything. Halfway between Kahului and Lahaina (just 10 minutes and 15 minutes respectively), Maalaea is also home to the Maui Ocean Center, one of Maui’s top attractions. Learn more about staying in Maalaea in our 8 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Maalaea blog.
A great place to stay on Maui is Maalaea Banyans 111, a one-bedroom condo that sleeps up to four people. Enjoy the luxury of being miles from crowded high-rise resorts yet convenient to all the preferred island activities. There are spectacular oceanfront views of Maalaea Bay from your private spacious lanai. You can walk to the Maui Ocean Center, Maui’s world-class aquarium, and a small, charming outdoor shopping center that features an array of boutique shops and island dining. Book directly with the management company for the best deal!
West Maui: Kaanapali, Kahana & Napili
A stay in West Maui offers gorgeous white sand beaches, as well as beachfront resort areas and quiet nooks with a more secluded feel. Famous Kaanapali Beach extends for nearly three miles along the West Maui shoreline. Read more about 8 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Kaanapali. Napili and Kahana offer lovely beaches at the northern end of West Maui. The ambiance here is laid-back, and the peaceful setting of hotels and resorts in Napili and Kahana provides guests with a sense of being off the beaten path, nestled on the bay.
For a laid-back Maui accommodation with absolutely gorgeous beachfront views, stay at The Mauian on Napili Bay. This small (44 units), charming property was built by a Hawaiian family in 1959, but the units have been renovated and beautifully upgraded with designer accents, fully equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, and private lanais. Book directly with the resort to get the best price possible!
Napili Kai Beach Resort – DEAL ALERT!
Stay 5 nights in an Ocean View Studio or Oceanfront 1-Bedroom Suite and get your 6th and 7th nights FREE! Napili Kai Beach Resort is a low-rise, Hawaiian-style beach resort situated on ten oceanfront acres of landscaped grounds on Napili Bay. Napili Kai offers four swimming pools, two 18-hole putting greens, a full service bar & restaurant on property, and a charming boutique. Book directly with the hotel for the best deal, and ask for their 7th Heaven Special!
Ginger Residence at Montage Kapalua Bay is individually owned and privately managed, offering 3,500 square feet of luxuriously appointed indoor and outdoor living space. With three bedrooms, this accommodation sleeps up to eight people and is a wonderful way to experience Maui with family or friends! Enjoy this prime, third-floor beachfront location, providing panoramic views of the Pacific and the neighboring islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i. There was still a vacant week in March at the time of this writing, so book directly with the management company to snag those dates or any future stays!
We look forward to seeing more visitors return as travel restrictions ease up. Be sure to review our Visiting Maui During COVID blog for everything you need to know before traveling to Maui. We update this blog frequently, as regulations change often.
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