Maui Vacation Travel Blog

Maui, Hawaii is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Both guests and residents of our island paradise take pride in its diverse landscapes and all it has to offer. We offer Maui travel tips, area spotlights, activities, events and more!

Calling All Foodies - Maui Pineapple Tours

A unique private tour that will satisfy your curiosity and have you learning and experiencing Maui in a new light!
September 14, 2018

You’ve probably heard of every tour and activity imaginable before booking your next vacation to Maui. Let us guess, you’ve considered going on another Road to Hana jaunt or, yet again, a boat trip to Molokini? Well if you’re looking for a unique private tour that will satisfy your curiosity and have you learning and experiencing Maui in a new light then read on.

Currently on Maui there’s a one-of-a-kind private tour option you’re going to love. This unique option just happens to be a special Maui Pineapple Tour! That’s right. You read that correctly. The Maui Pineapple Tour is spearheaded by Akina Tours & Transportation and is an innovative option for those of you who enjoy an excursion that is both educational and fun. Not only that, but as a private tour for of up to 8 people, it’s on a more intimate and relaxed level. Bonus, leave all the transportation to them as they come pick you up and drop you off right at your vacation rental.

Take off on an amazing expedition that will give you the opportunity to visit a real pineapple plantation and see just how these famous and tasty fruits are grown on the island. From learning about the growing cycle to how the pineapples are cultivated in mass amounts, you will leave the farm knowing so much more about a fruit you already love. There is fruit tasting throughout the trip! After visiting the pineapple farm, you’ll head to the nearby Haliimaile Distilling Company and see how those exact same pineapples are being used to create some tasty adult spirits. Yum!

After a trip to the distillery, you and the rest of the private tour group will move along to a Maui restaurant staple known as the Haliimaile General Store. Here you can enjoy lunch off the menu, or, if you’d like, let the Maui private tour company know what you’d like so you can enjoy a catered lunch next to a hidden waterfall. It’s all customizable! We recommend going with the waterfall option if weather co-operates.

You may also choose to continue the fun with a not pau tour option where you can head into Makawao town and/or the surfing town of Paia and enjoy a little shopping and exploring. The tour runs Monday through Fridays with pick up starting between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. depending on your location.

We hope you give this island adventure a chance during your next Hawaii vacation and let us know how you liked it. If you still have to book for a place to stay during your Maui vacation, then make sure to take some time to look at what rentals we have available. From vacation homes on Maui to  resort condos for rent, we have something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out our vacation rental specials. You can always contact us with any questions! We look forward to hearing from you and hope you consider Vacation-Maui for your next vacation rental today.

How to Plan for Your Holiday Travel to Maui

We know that flying during the holidays can be a real challenge, but it doesnt have to be!
September 07, 2018

If you’re planning on travelling on Christmas and/or New Years this year and are dreaming of ways to relieve any stress that comes with flying during the holiday season then don’t worry, we have some tips that will surely help you make your journey a successful one. We know that flying during the holidays can be a real challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on for inspiration on how to make your trip seem less daunting and more of one that you might even enjoy.

1. Follow the Deals: The holiday season can put a number on your wallet even without the added cost of purchasing a plane ticket. We don’t have to tell you that every penny saved is helpful so that’s why it might be worth looking into different deals ahead of time. Whether your go-to website is Google Flights with price change notifications or somewhere else, don’t make them your only choice for searching out plane tickets to Maui. Sometimes even checking direct with an airline can be worth a try. There are also apps that also help you price-check like hopper, that offer great deals from time to time. Just be sure to start early enough to give yourself enough time to find the best deal.

2. Pack Smart: Do not underestimate the power of packing smart. Have you ever seen that guy or girl at the airport who is stressed out and carrying a million bags only to find that he or she forgot something and now has to dig through their underwear and toiletries just to find it? Don’t be that person. Pack like you know where you’re going and what you’re doing. Avoid packing any Christmas gifts and try to shop local when you get to Maui. Be reasonable and bring a reusable water bottle with you and always pack a first-aid kit.

3. Bring Your Own Entertainment: We are all so used to having our phones with us 24/7 but unfortunately not all flights come with wifi or entertainment so it’s helpful to have a back up. Bring your kindle or an actual book, crossword puzzle, some kid-friendly games or coloring books for the kids and you’ll be all set for your long trip to Hawaii.

4. Make a List: And check it twice! Making a list isn’t just for Santa, you can benefit by getting ahead of the game and getting organized so you know exactly what to pack, at what time you need to leave, where you’re going, the number of the car rental on Maui and the time you’re checking into your vacation rental. It never hurts to be prepared.

5. Bring a backup: Have an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses? Bring those. Have another phone charger, computer charger or set of earphones? Pack it all. You would be surprised how easy it is to lose sight of some of our most important and useful devices during long flights. It definitely helps to ease the pain of losing your favorite reading glasses when you know you have another pair in your luggage.

We hope you take this information to heart and travel smart this holiday season. If you are still looking for a great deal on a vacation rental on Maui then you came to the right website. Here at Vacation-Maui we have an extensive list of great vacation rentals on the island and would love to help you and your family ring in the New Year in an amazing oceanfront rental on Maui. So contact us today with any questions you may have. You can find some of our latest vacation condos and some of our vacation rental specials on here as well. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll see you soon.

Rent a Cozy Two Bedroom Maui Oceanfront Condo at Pohailani Resort

Are you ready to explore Hawaii like never before?
August 31, 2018


Are you ready to explore Hawaii like never before? If you’re looking for a great condo rental on Maui that’s affordable, tropical and comfortable then you’ll want to take a moment to look at the townhome cottages at Pohailani Resort.

Inside this tropical oasis is the perfect blend of residential and resort living with 9 acres of flower filled botanical wonders, two refreshing pools, a tennis court, basketball court, clubhouse and multiple BBQ areas. This oceanfront condo complex is ideal for those of you who love to spend time outdoors. Sit back on one of the area’s relaxing lounge chairs or have a packed lunch at one of the nearby picnic tables while listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shore.

Another beautiful aspect of these West Maui vacation condo rentals are the privacy they offer. Unlike booking a stay at one of the many busy resorts in Hawaii, choosing to stay at Pohailani Maui Resort is choosing to avoid the hassle of crowds and strangers. Instead you’ll be having your own little escape in paradise to give you plenty of physical and mental space to sit back and truly relax and reflect. And while you’ll certainly enjoy some peace and quiet here, Pohailani Resort is near plenty of activities and things to do on Maui. You won’t be far from the island’s popular west side town of Lahaina where you can walk by the harbor, do a little shopping or eat at one of the many established restaurants. You’ll also be close by Kaanapali, Napili and Kapalua Bay where some of the island’s and the world’s greatest beaches can be found. Bring your snorkel, a good book and your towel and you’re all set.

So if a stay at Pohailani cottage townhomes sounds like something you and your family would enjoy, then please don’t hesitate to book a night here today. We have great options to choose from for your next vacation to Hawaii. If you’re interested in the ultimate in privacy then be sure to check out our Maui vacation homes for rent!

Looking for a special deal on a Hawaii vacation rental? We have that too. Our website offers easy access to all things you need for your holiday getaway including adventure activities, car rentals, and so much more. We hope you make Vacation-Maui your go-to spot for finding the best places to stay in Maui. Contact us today with any questions you have and we hope you consider Pohailani condo rentals for your next sweet escape.

Celebrate the Festivals of Aloha this September on Maui

Discover the warm and generous essence of Aloha
August 24, 2018

Almost anyone visiting, living or returning to Maui is attracted to the island’s warm and generous essence of Aloha that is felt through the heart of the local people and the island culture throughout the islands.

Every year this spirit is acknowledged and celebrated during the annual Festivals of Aloha event that brings together various Hawaiian cultural practitioners and leaders to share music, food and more throughout the island. You are invited to join in the fun during a special event on Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului. The Queen Kaahumanu Shopping center is located just down the street from the Kahului airport and is kid-friendly and inviting. This event in particular will be free to the public and include a day of Hawaiian music, dance (hula), education and more. This year’s theme for the Festivals of Aloha event is E ulu mau i ke aloha ʻāina which means “Be ever inspired by the love of your land.”

According to the Festivals of Aloha website, the mission of this annual event is to honor Native Hawaiian culture and traditions from generation to generation, and to share this knowledge with visitors to Hawaii and with people from the surrounding community. This year’s Queen Kaahumanu event is just one event in a long-list of incredible immersive opportunities to help you learn and grow in your relation to the island’s unique culture. Click here to view the upcoming schedule of events.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Lokahi Pacific, Inc., Hasegawa General Store, Queen Kaahumanu Center, Pulama Lanai, Travaasa Hotel Hana, KPOA 93.5 FM, Pacific Media Group, Lanai Heritage and Cultural Center, Moana’s Florist, Moana’s Hula Halau, Friendly Market, Misaki, Imamura Store, Rawlins Chevron, Island Refuse, Inc., Hokunui Maui, LLC., Manae Goods & Grinds, Lahaina Town Action Committee, Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club, Wailuku First Friday, Alamo Rent-A-Car, Destinations Molokai Visitor Association, Goodfellow Brothers and Old Lahaina Luau.

We hope you look into participating in the 2018 Festivals of Aloha celebration this fall. If you’re planning on visiting Maui in the next few months and were hoping to find a wonderful vacation rental for you and your family to stay in, then make sure to take a few minutes to look through some of our latest specials. From amazing vacation homes on Maui to Hawaii condos and time intervals, there’s no shortage of great locations to choose from. Continue your search today and contact us with any questions you may have about booking your next stay in Maui.

Blogs for September 2018

Calling All Foodies - Maui Pineapple Tours

Posted on September 14, 2018

You’ve probably heard of every tour and activity imaginable before booking your next vacation to Maui. Let us guess, you’ve considered going on another Road to Hana jaunt or, yet again, a boat trip to Molokini? Well if you’re looking for a unique private tour that will satisfy… Continue Reading

How to Plan for Your Holiday Travel to Maui

Posted on September 07, 2018

If you’re planning on travelling on Christmas and/or New Years this year and are dreaming of ways to relieve any stress that comes with flying during the holiday season then don’t worry, we have some tips that will surely help you make your journey a successful one. We… Continue Reading

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