Hawaii may be America’s favorite tropical destination, but many would argue that Maui is the island chain’s gem (or perhaps its pearl). Less developed and traveled than the Big Island, and lacking the towering high-rises of Honolulu on Oahu Island, Maui offers its own charm in the form of volcano-forged natural treasures. Combine them with small villages filled with history, lip-smacking local cuisine, and soothing tropical breezes, and you have a recipe for vacation time well-spent—especially if you spend it in one of our Maui vacation rentals.
What sort of adventure will you have in Maui? Start your day hiking Waihe’e Ridge for some of the island’s loftiest views, and you may find yourself racing down the West Maui mountains on a zipline. Landscapes of porous black rock peek out from a seemingly endless rainforest canopy that draws nutrients from rich volcanic soil. In other areas, palm trees sway over glistening stretches of white sand beaches.
With natural wonders such as these, it’s no surprise that life here is lived largely outdoors. Discover the island from the lanai of a mountaintop villa while enjoying your morning cup. An afternoon swim in the ocean in front of a secluded beach house that’s all yours could be the best part of your stay. That, or stepping outside your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates in Lahaina to refuel at an oceanfront tavern.
Speaking of eateries, that sensational food truck won’t be parked just around the corner forever, so make your move for some fresh local seafood on wheels. Enjoy flavors, views, and local charm you might otherwise miss by staying in a short-term rental. You’ll have all the comforts of our hotels in Mauai, plus you’ll get to see a side of the island that many never do. Mahalo!