Budgeting Your Maui Vacation

So you are planning your Maui vacation, but you are on a budget. Here are some tips to help you:

1. If you want to cut your vacation spending, you have to first decide what your limit is, and then you have to commit to sticking to it! Plan your vacation ahead of time. That includes more than the airfare and the lovely Maui accommodations you plan on booking. There are also activities to consider, and food, along with whatever shopping you want to do. If you have kids, it can be pretty easy for spending to spiral out of control, particularly where meals are concerned, so plan and stick to your budget.

2. While you are planning your vacation ahead of time, do some research and look for airfare, activity and vacation rental specials. There are still some spectacular deals out there now, and there's no telling how long they will be around for.

3. It is possible to cut costs by keeping your travel dates flexible, particularly if you are booking online. Many websites will show you a window of dates around the ones you've chosen, and you can compare prices between those dates. Booking early also helps, particularly if you are choosing a busy time of year to travel, such as the holidays or the summer.

4. As mentioned earlier, the cost of food is a big challenge in the budget department. Eating out a lot is expensive. Many of our Maui vacation rental condos come with fully equipped kitchens, so you can run to the grocery store and get what you need to make your own meals. If you have to eat out, remember that lunch is much more affordable than dinner, generally speaking.

5. As for our final tip, remember that most of the best things to enjoy on Maui are free, or they don't cost more than the gas that you need to get there. The beaches, waterfalls, sunsets, mountains and most of the sight seeing can be done without having to pay a dime! So bring your camera, and plan to enjoy yourself by exploring the island. We can help you with an affordable rental car.

That's it for our tips on cutting your Maui vacation costs. We hope you enjoy yourself no matter what you do! You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page if you need any assistance. Mahalo!