Planning a Family Trip to the Island of Maui, Hawaii

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Planning a Family Trip to the Island of Maui, Hawaii.

Maui is located in the state of Hawaii. It has been known to be a popular tourist island destination over the years among families, couples, business associates or even destination wedding guests. The island of Maui, is the second largest of the Hawaii islands and the 17th largest island in the United States.

Maui is the largest of Maui County’s four islands, which include Moloka?i, Lana?i, and unpopulated Kaho?olawe.The island of Maui has experienced rapid population growth through 2007 till present. Economically,the major industry on Maui is tourism. Other large sectors include retail, health care, business services and government. Maui also has a significant presence in agriculture and information technology.

Every now and then , travelers ask the question on what it takes to plan a family trip to Maui owing to its popular vacation destination ?. How much does a family trip to Maui cost?
What are the best times to visit Maui ? etc

We shall be answering some of these questions and also green-lighting some of the most fun things to do when in Maui so you can anticipate to plan your trip accordingly.

The first question you want to ask is, is it worth it to take a trip to Maui as one of your vacation destinations ? without mincing words, the answer is yes , Maui is definitely worth the visit. Maui also known as the Valley Isle offers you the sight of the beautiful world class beaches, breathtaking scenery of nature, snorkeling spots and a myriad of adventure opportunities with nature. For those who have never visited the beautiful state of Hawaii, Maui is the destination to travel to if you want to experience the true spirit of Hawaii and appreciate the sights and sounds of Hawaii’s breathtaking nature.

How Much does it Cost to Embark on a Trip to Maui, Hawaii ?

The average price of a 7-day trip to Hawaii is $2,023 for a solo traveler, $2,986 for a couple, and $4,371 for a family of 4. Hawaii hotels range from $96 to $433 per night with an average of $177, while most vacation rentals will cost $270 to $810 per night for the entire home.Prices also differ on the time of the year you plan to visit, for the most part summer periods are more expensive due to hotels and resorts being overbooked. To get the best prices, you want to plan your trip early preferably with a travel booking agent who can advise on the perks on getting best deals with hotels and resorts on the islands including dos and dont’s especially in this era of the Covid 19 pandemic.

What are the best times to visit Maui, Hawaii ?

Just to be clear, there is no bad time to visit Maui, Hawaii is welcome to tourists all year due to its wonderful weather all year, however the best times to visit Maui are April through May and September through November. Summer and Winter naturally attract lots of tourists to the island so you want to take advantage of the those other times of the year if you’re looking for good deals.

Fun things to do in Maui, Hawaii during your visit

Now you have an idea on how much a Hawaii trip costs and what time is best to visit, the next question you probably want to ask is what are fun things i could do on my visit should i decide to embark on the trip ?

Here is a bucket list of fun things the Island of Maui has to offer :

Road to Hana1. A trip to enjoy the cuisine of Mama’s fish house in Paia. Paia is a 17 km drive to and from Hana. However, be sure to make a reservation as with most restaurants in Maui, cos tables get filled up quick and due to the pandemic , they are limiting amount of patrons in the restaurant. Road to Hana is usually a full day trip so be prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride .

2.Bike down Haleakala early in the morning and experience the sunrise,then bike down the hill. Just make sure, to include this in your reservation early when you are planning to book the trip so you can get your ticket to enter the park.

3.If you decide to book your trip to Hana, also add exploring the Venus and Olivine pools in your bucket list.

4. We recommend Feast at Lele if you are a foodie, the price is somewhat on the high side but the service is worth it.Other restaurants to visit among others include Vana Paia at the Paia Inn and Mala Ocean Taver. Sunset at the Mala Ocean Taver is gorgeous! There are also great meals in Downtown Lahaina. If your are looking for a fun snack, Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice is also a nice place to go.

Hawaii maui Beach5. Other fun things to do are snorkeling excursion, submarine excursion, the luau, stay on kaanapali beach If you like whale watching that’s another fun thing to do as there should be whales. Wait to book your Whale Watching trip until you get on the excursions because a lot of the excursions have trained marine biologist on board and you will see whales only during whale season!

6. If you choose to stay at the Hyatt Regency , there were so many amazing places to eat between the hotel and Whalers Village!

What to Bring and what to Buy on your Trip

1.Outfits : Do not bring lot of options. The whole island is relaxed and you can wear flip flops to most of the restaurants. For the volcano tour, you will need a coat and possible a hat.
2. Buy : Costco is the best option boards, snorking, beach chairs. You will need those if you plan to visit beaches outside your lodging. Check with the concierge as well as many guest probably left some behind.

Buying Groceries – You can get groceries at Costco including wine and beer. Times supermarket is another good option around the island. Safeway is a little bit more expensive except the gas station that it is the cheapest in the island.

Where to stay on your Trip
The best areas to stay are Wailea or Kaanapali. Make sure to check if the accommodation has beach access.

Car Rental: you will need a car for all your stay or at least two days for the trip to Hana and the volcano. Keep it in your budget as car rentals are expensive.

Places to Avoid

Stay away from Makena Beach – its beautiful BUT not a thoroughly safe place for tourists.

Finally, make sure to download the Aloha Safe Alert App as we want the safety and security of all travelers to Hawaii.

For more info on planning your destination trip to Maui, Hawaii , we are travel advisers and consultants and you can book your entire all inclusive package with us at affordable rates. Contact us for more info on our website at Horizine Travels.