With our ever-changing world, travel is challenging and tricky to navigate. If you need a break, but the thought of organizing an overseas trip is daunting, consider a staycation right here on the Valley Isle.
Go South. Rent a condo in Kihei and savor the easy beach life. If you plan it right, you can minimize driving. Most condos are within walking distance to the beach and stores in this tourist haven. It’s easy to see why! Kihei has it all—cafes, restaurants, bars, clothing shops, surf rentals. Don’t forget, south and west swells often hit the shores in Kihei in the Summer months, so there’ll be waves to ride!
Go East. Hana is truly a slice of heaven with its red and black sand beaches, waterfall hikes, and lush tropical rainforests. This East Maui spot revitalizes and energizes all the senses. Don’t be put off by the scarcity of options for eating out. The local style BBQ and Thai food stand are tasty and well-priced. Shop at roadside fruit stands or carts and landmark Hasegawa General Store for all your needs.
Go West. The world-renowned Ka’anåapali Resort area has fun activities, championship golf, luxury shops, and top restaurants. There’s also a wide range of accommodation options in the area, from high-end Maui vacation home rentals to affordable hotel condos. It’s perfect for romantic getaways or families and groups of friends who want to stay on the property and take advantage of the lush tropical backyard where you can have private get-togethers and enjoy BBQ dinners.
Go Up. Maui has acres of beautiful upcountry waiting to be enjoyed. Why not head up to the cool, crisp air where quietness and solitude can provide a welcome break from your routine? Check out the short-term rental market for reasonably priced accommodation. Take in the breathtaking views from the summit of Haleakala, sip a glass of local wine at the vineyards at Ulupalakua, or grab brunch at Kula’s much-loved Grandma’s Coffee House. Upcountry is not short on adventures and fun activities for the whole family.
If you want to save on stress this Summer, then take advantage of an island staycation. Whether you’re going for a getaway with your special someone or create lasting memories with your friends or family, Maui has options for every budget and vacation style.—RG