Why You Should Book a Maui Vacation for the 2020 Holidays

White sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and delicious foods are some of the best reasons why you should go for a Maui vacation for the holidays. This gorgeous Hawaiian island has been consistently named the best island in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s one of the few places in the United States that enjoys warm weather all year round, and vacationing guests are treated with a warm aloha the moment they arrive. If you need more reasons to visit Maui for the holidays, check these out.

Affordable Vacation Rentals

A great thing about visiting Maui is that there are plenty of affordable options for Maui vacation rentals. So even if you will spend a week or even a month on the island, you won’t have to worry about spending a fortune on your Hawaii holiday accommodation. 

Staying at all-inclusive resorts and hotels is still the best way to enjoy your holiday in Maui. But for long-term vacationers, staying in a vacation rental condo is a more practical choice. Besides, some of these properties are fitted with amenities similar to a luxury hotel resort.

A vacation rental in Maui is also a great option for a large family or groups of friends. You can rent an apartment, townhouse, condo, or even a house at the beachfront. These properties have plenty of rooms to accommodate everyone and are equipped with a living room and a kitchen where you can hang out and bond after a whole day of exploring the island. Be sure to check out the latest Maui vacation rental deals!

White Sand Beaches

Maui has plenty of swimmable beaches compared to the other islands in Hawaii. From the secluded beaches in the quiet neighborhood of Makena to the cabana-lined shores of glitzy Wailea, the island’s 120-mile coastline has plenty of options for everyone. Regardless of where you are on the island, you could literally go to the beach for only a few minutes.

The tranquil waters of Napili Beach are home to sea turtles and schools of colorful tropical fishes, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling and swimming. If you want to socialize and party with other beachgoers, hit up Wailea Beach. It’s also the best place to spot some Hollywood celebrities. Kapalua Beach is one of Hawaii’s most popular beaches. It has calm waters, so it’s ideal for families with kids. And if you’re heading to Maui to surf, check out Ho'okipa Beach and Lahaina Reefs.

Better yet, why not rent a vacation home on the beach like our popular No Ka Oi Hale an idyllic plantation home is located on a beautiful white sand swimming beach on the North end of Lahaina Town? Or the Okika (Orchid) Hale an elegant tri-level three-bedroom vacation home located just steps away from two of Maui's most beautiful beaches and the world-famous Kapalua Resort.

Delicious Hawaiian Cuisines

As one of the epicenters of traditional Hawaiian cuisines, Maui is, no doubt, a great destination for traveling foodies. It’s home to great restaurants run by world-famous chefs who are constantly pushing for innovative culinary trends. With the increasing popularity of farm to table fare and the availability of a wide variety of fresh produce, you can bet that you’ll taste only exceptional homegrown flavors when dining out in Maui.

In addition to visiting the local breweries in the islands, the farms and ranches are also worth checking out. Head to the Upcountry where you’ll find several acres of farmlands spread along the volcanic slopes of Mount Haleakala. Check out the local produce stands and have a taste of freshly picked tropical fruits.

Maui’s vibrant food scene is evident in its wide range of fine dining restaurants and food trucks. The Maui Fresh Streatery is popular on the island, thanks to its award-winning menu prepared by chef Kyle Kawakami. Food connoisseurs should stop by the Mill House at the Maui Tropical Plantation to discover its exceptional culinary fares. No two menus are the same, so you’re guaranteed to sample only the freshest ingredients that Maui has to offer.

Incredible Natural Attractions

Maui is home to unique and beautiful natural wonders. Some of which were formed as a result of lava extrusions coming from two volcanoes that erupted some years ago. The Upcountry area that sits on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano makes up 75% of the island. It’s home to several natural attractions, such as the Haleakala National Park. Sitting high above sea level, the park opens to the gorgeous views of volcanic landscapes. It also has bamboo forests, camping sites, and hiking trails.

The Wai’anapanapa State Park may not be as popular as the other tourist attractions in Maui, but it’s certainly one of the most scenic places you’ll ever find on the island. It’s a small wilderness area that’s home to a natural stone arch, blowholes, sea stacks, and a unique beach with black sands. Don’t forget to drop by the Dragon’s Teeth, a unique lava formation that was formed as a result of the molten lava coming from the Haleakala volcano.

Exciting Road Trips

Driving around Maui is the best way to discover everything that the island has to offer. With an area of over 727 square miles, Maui is the second-largest island in Hawaii. Although some roads are not easy to drive, with patience and determination, you’ll find that driving around Maui is actually exciting and fun. Along the way, you’ll come across hidden beaches and other secluded areas that are free of tourist crowds.

There are various routes that you can take when going on a road trip to Maui. You can drive from Kihei to La Perouse Bay, starting at the city of Kahului. Driving along the Haleakala Highway going to Haleakala National Park will reward you with spectacular views of the Haleakala volcano crater.  

Fun Ocean Activities

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, then Maui is the best place to go. The beaches of Maui are truly a playground for water sports enthusiasts. Although the island is famous for surfing, it’s also a great spot for kite surfing, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking, and diving. The number of different water sports that you can indulge in Maui can be overwhelming that you might not want to leave the island at the end of your holiday!

If you are into snorkeling, you can go to places like Molokini Crater. Ride the waves at Kīhei, Kā‘anapali, or Lahaina and get your hands at windsurfing or kitesurfing. There are also surfing schools that offer weeklong lessons for visitors who want to learn the sport. Standup paddleboarding is also a popular water sport activity in Maui, which is best enjoyed in the morning hours when the ocean water is still calm.

Awesome Shopping Experience

If you love shopping, then you have more reasons to visit Maui. The island offers plenty of shopping options, from farmer's markets and boutique stores to modern department stores and malls. When roaming around the market, you’ll have the opportunity to try some of the local produce and goods! Thus, even window-shopping in Maui is a fun and exciting experience in itself!

What’s great about shopping in Maui is that you will find plenty of items that you would not find in some other islands of Hawaii. Aside from the local crafts and traditional souvenirs that are unique to the island, you can also find things like locally made coffee beans, dark chocolates with macadamia, Kula onions, and specialty cookies. Handcrafted jewelry and bags are some of the most popular souvenirs to buy.

There are plenty of shopping places scattered all over Maui that cater to different kinds of shoppers. If you want to indulge in a bit of luxury shopping, check out the fancy boutiques in Wailea. The Lahaina Main Street is a mile-long street lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. If you prefer to shop in comfort, head to the Lahaina Cannery Mall, a fully enclosed and air-conditioned mall that was once a pineapple cannery.