The Valley Isle
Enjoy one of our Maui villas and experience what is known for her world-famous beaches, sacred Iao Valley, humpback whale migration (winter months), gourmet farm-table food scene and Haleakala National Park. Maui is known as the Valley Isle and is the second largest Hawaiian island.
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Take a break from your Maui vacation rental to seek an adventure; Maui is a playground for anyone on the island. Locally run boutique stores are found in central Maui along with the island’s airport. The Hana Highway on the eastern edge will get your blood pumping with hairpin turns, narrow bridges, and extraordinary views of rainforest, waterfalls and exotic beaches. On the southern shores, you’ll find Kihei, Makena, and Wailea beaches – and a world-class golf opportunity. The west side is home to three full miles of ocean adventure and relaxation at Kaanapali Beach. Interested in learning where the farm-table eateries supply? Take a drive away from the luxury of your Maui villa rental and visit upcountry near Haleakala’s peak where you’ll find Hawaii’s arid lands and local food supply.
This island offers memorable and out of the ordinary adventures for everyone. Of course there are beaches galore, experience the beach out the steps of your Maui villa rental or head to another island gem. Guests are sure to find watersports or relaxation, the perfect point to your get-a-way. Not wanting to stray far from the water? Try a sailing trip to Lanai or Molokini, book an excursion from your Maui vacation rental and go for a snorkel or scuba trip. Surf experiences for all levels – beginner through advanced are available as easy as walking down the steps to your personal Maui villa beachfront. A truly one of a kind experience takes you down under the leagues with a submarine tour of the tropical reefs and ship wrecks. Rent bicycles and view a sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala and glide through some spectacular sights. There are numerous other adventures our villa specialists can help you with: rafting, sportfishing, ziplines, paddle boarding, native expeditions, and more – just tell us what you are dreaming of!
Grab your clubs and be whisked away from the paradise of your personal Maui villa rental to one of the 14 golf courses on the island. PGA Tours Tournament of Champions is held on the island every year, so depending on when you come, you may get to see a pro while visiting the clubhouse. Golfers of every level will appreciate the beauty in the ancient lava flows, palm groves, greens, rainbows, and ocean scenery. Guests will find bicoastal views at the King Kamehameha Golf Club (Wailuku) whose clubhouse was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Kapulua (Lahaina) offers deep valleys, expansive greens and other large scale terrain features. Kapalua Bay Course (Lahaina) is a championship course with 68 bunkers, 8 water hazards, and sits at the Pacific edge. Kahili (Wailuku) features newly installed turf grass putting surfaces and GPS equipped golf carts all with dramatic views. Wailea Emerald Course (Wailea) offers superb scenery and conditions while hosting one of the country’s top pro shops. Wailea Gold (Wailea) has formerly hosted LPGA SKINS GAMES and boasts spectacular ocean views. Wailea Blue (Wailea) is an award-winning course with a classic Hawaiian layout designed by Jack Snyder. Royal Kaanapali is home to the 2008 Wnedy’s Champion SKINS GAME and comes with 45 years of history. Kaanapali Kai is newly renovated and offers a distinctive and demanding game requiring the utmost strategy.
When to Go
If you’d like to see the whale migration, you should come during the winter months. Every island offers tours to get up close and personal. The temperature on Maui’s coast rarely dips below 60° during the coldest winter day. The weather is consistently in the 70°-80°s. The majority of the rain the island sees comes during the winter (November – March) where rains are quickly followed by sunshine and rainbows.
- Kahului Airport is the island’s main airport with two smaller commuter airports: Kapalua (West Maui) and Hana (East Maui). Many airlines offer direct flights to Maui, though a Honolulu connection is just a short 30-minute jump away.
- Generally, the west side of the island is wetter than the eastern shore.
- It is best to rent a car while visiting your Maui vacation rental.
- You will need to go through Agriculture Quarantine before departing from your Maui villa rental. It is best not to bring fruit or other plants back home without documentation showing you are allowed to export.