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Maui Travel Planning Tips

25 FREE Things to Do in Maui

Yes, there ARE Maui activities that won't break your budget! Here are 25 suggestions for free things to do in Maui. Many of these are long-time ongoing activities, but schedules do change so when you're here please reconfirm the dates and times just to make sure you don't show up for...

10 Most Affordable Condo Rentals in West Maui

If Maui hotel rates have you— and your wallet— feeling exasperated, you're not alone. Some Maui hotel prices have more than doubled since 2019, leaving travelers desperate for affordable accommodation. We're here to tell you affordable Maui stays are still out there! For travelers heading to West Maui, take a...

Top 35 Maui Activities & Attractions

From snorkeling to ziplining and everything in between, it's easy to feel lost in a sea of things to do and places to see when planning a trip to the Valley Isle. While there are countless amazing activities on the island, we've narrowed down the top 35 activities to enjoy...

What You Should Know When Booking A Maui Vacation Rental

Booking Maui vacation rentals can be a great alternative to busy, high-priced resorts. Some visitors gravitate towards vacation rentals because many offer full kitchens, washer/dryers, and a homey atmosphere that hotels often lack. But Maui has a long, sensitive history with vacation rentals, particularly those operating without permits. In early...

Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in West Maui

Whether you're a self-proclaimed "foodie," or are just looking for the best places to eat in West Maui that are reliably good and worth the price, we've got you covered! World-renowned chefs and culinary teams have built a distinct food scene here on Maui, integrating Hawaii's unique agriculture and produce...

The Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets and Fruit Stands on Maui 

Fresh produce just tastes different when it doesn't travel thousands of miles to get to you. Here in Hawaii, an estimated 85% of our food is imported! It is a terrible shame, as our 'aina (or land) is plentiful for harvesting some of the most delicious fresh fruits and vegetables...

Top 10 Maui Vacation Travel Tips

There is always a learning curve when visiting a new place- and despite being part of the 50th state, Maui is no different. There are unspoken rules and hidden dangers that some first-time visitors aren't aware of. Be an informed visitor with these top 10 Maui vacation travel tips. (more…)

Visiting Maui During COVID: What You Need To Know

Planning a Maui trip during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what to expect if you’ll be visiting Maui during the COVID era. (Updated July 5th, 2022) IS MAUI OPEN TO VISITORS? YES! Maui’s tourism industry closed in late March 2020 when the Hawaiian islands went into lockdown to curb the virus....

How Your Maui Vacation Can Make You Healthier!

Maui is a place of healing and rejuvenation. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. It's no wonder those of us who live in Hawaii have the longest life expectancy of any other U.S. state! It's possible to enjoy a healthy Maui vacation, too. Our island's clean air, easygoing pace, inspirational natural beauty, and year-round...

8 Reasons Why You Should Stay In Lahaina

The oceanfront town of Lahaina in West Maui is a great choice for visitors who want to stay in an area with plenty of things to see and do within just a few blocks –  an easy walk. Here are some reasons why you should stay in Lahaina and make...

20 Hawaii Aerial Shots That Will Blow Your Mind

  Millions of people flock to Hawaii every year to enjoy the turquoise waters, lush rainforests, and balmy breezes. Take a look at these jaw-dropping Hawaii aerial shots, and get ready to explore some of our islands' most gorgeous spots from the air!      #1:  La Perouse Bay, Maui The...

How To Choose Where To Stay on Maui

Need help deciding where to stay on Maui? Where are the most popular visitor areas on Maui? Is a "beachfront" resort the same thing as "oceanfront?" What’s the difference between a hotel and a condo, or a condo and a villa? Is it possible to rent a house for a...

The Best Time to Visit Maui

People often ask me “When is the best time to visit Maui?” My answer? “It depends.” Why are you coming to Maui? What do you want to do here? If your primary goal is to thaw out during the winter months in a warm climate, then by all means winter...

Maui Map, Regions and Towns

Maui can be divided into a half-dozen island regions, each with a unique character and personality. Below is a Maui map and brief description of each of the island's regions, towns, and neighborhoods—a quick overview to orient you to the island. For additional help, see How To Choose Where To Stay...

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