5 Unique Maui Getaways You Didn’t Know About
For most Maui visitors, staying in a luxurious resort or vacation condo is the status quo. But for intrepid travelers— or repeat visitors seeking a change of pace— typical Maui accommodations just don’t cut it. Interested in getting off the beaten path? We’ve found some of the most remarkable stays on the island— from quaint plantation houses in Hana to stylish Upcountry B&Bs. Here are five unique getaways on Maui you didn’t know about.
Iao Valley Inn
If unplugging is your goal, then set your sights on Iao Valley Inn. This family-owned B&B an cottage is set on 37 lush, ultra-private acres, just two miles from the splendor of Iao Valley State Park. This tranquil property invites relaxation. Spend your mornings wandering the verdant grounds, meditating by the waterfall and Wailuku River, or listening to the birds while you sip coffee on the lanai.
The private cottage for two creates the ultimate getaway for those trying to connect away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Completely detached from the Bed & Breakfast rooms, the cottage provides ultimate privacy. Have a romantic soak in the hot tub with misty mountain views all around you, or swap massages using the gazebo’s provided massage table.
This accommodation also offers two Bed & Breakfast rooms as well.
Hana Guest Houses
Isolated and remote, a stay in Hana is a true escape. Settle into island-style living at one of Hana Guest Houses’ two plantation-style cottages: Hale Ulu Lulu and Hale Manu. The one and two-bedroom cottages sit just three miles from Hana Town, a stone’s throw from the glorious Hamoa Beach. With fully-equipped kitchens, washers/dryers, WiFi, and stylish Hawaiian-style interiors enjoy a comfortable getaway in one of the most secluded and serene locations in Hawaii.
North Shore Lookout
At North Shore Lookout, the best of Upcountry is at your fingertips. This five-suite B&B is a very unique Maui getaway just minutes from quiet hiking trails, stunning North Shore beaches, and great shopping and dining in Makawao and Paia— although it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from the property’s to-die-for views and tasteful suites. On down days, relax by the pool, explore the property’s nine acres, or kick back in a hammock on your private lanai.
Coral Gardens Estate at Makena Bay
This lavish beach house in South Maui offers luxury in spades. The palatial four-bedroom estate boasts direct ocean access, an elegant infinity pool, a personal concierge, and 4,800 square feet of modern magnificence. The luxury even extends beyond Coral Garden’s walls: championship golf courses, five-star restaurants, and designer shopping is located just a short drive north. And in case you need reminding that epic snorkeling is just steps from your door, large windows and an open-air great room frame picturesque ocean views at every turn.
The Plantation Inn
If you’re seeking a quiet retreat— but prefer to stay in one of Maui’s buzzy beach towns— The Plantation Inn is the perfect selection. This charming, 18-room B&B is located near the heart of Front Street, within walking distance from Lahaina’s best shops, restaurants, activities, and beaches. After a long day on the go, retire to The Plantation Inn’s serene adults-only property, complete with a tranquil pool/jacuzzi and timeless plantation-style digs. Be sure to cancel your breakfast plans during your stay here— The Plantation Inn puts the ‘breakfast’ in B&B.
Are you planning on staying at one of these unique Maui getaways? We look forward to seeing you here on the Valley Isle!
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