Best Places to Stay in Maui

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Best Places to Stay in Maui
Curator’s statement

Maui is an enchanting Hawaiian island known for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes and vibrant culture. The island offers diverse accommodation options to suit every traveler's preferences. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure or a combination of both, here are some of the best places to stay in Maui for an unforgettable experience.

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa

Upscale beachfront resort with seven restaurants and bars set in 40 acres of lush tropical gardens.

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  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Expect spot-on service, a mix of upscale restaurants and a prime location overlooking famed Wailea Beach.

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Fairmont Kea Lani

A family favorite on Polo Beach thanks to the multi-room Villas, three pools and a twenty-two-acre beachfront.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Ka'anapali & Kapalua: Beachfront Bliss

Located on the West Shore of Maui, Ka'anapali and Kapalua are renowned for their stunning beachfront resorts and vibrant atmosphere. These resort areas offer a variety of upscale accommodations, from luxurious beachfront resorts to comfortable condominium rentals.

Best Places to Stay in Ka'anapali & Kapalua:

- Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa: Discover the lush gardens, a network of waterfalls, and a fantastic aquatic playground at the Hyatt Regency. It's an excellent choice for families.

- The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua: Indulge in the luxury and exceptional service of The Ritz-Carlton.

- The Westin Maui Resort: Enjoy direct access to Ka'anapali Beach and multiple swimming pools. The Westin is known for its oceanfront dining and breathtaking sunset views.

- Sands of Kahana: Sands of Kahana offers spacious condominiums with stunning ocean views, a relaxed beachfront setting, a pool, tennis courts, and an on-site restaurant.


Wailea: Luxurious Paradise

Situated on Maui's sunny southern coast, Wailea offers an upscale experience for travelers. This resort area boasts a collection of high-end hotels and condos, including the Four Seasons and the Fairmont Kea Lani. Enjoy world-class dining, championship golf courses, and impeccable service in this pristine coastal paradise.

Best Places to Stay in Wailea:

- Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea: A world-class resort with impeccable service and oceanfront views. It's a perfect location for honeymooners.

- Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort: Luxurious accommodations, a stunning spa and a beautiful beachfront location.

- Fairmont Kea Lani: Luxurious accommodations, a stunning spa and a beautiful beachfront location.

- Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort: This stylish resort offers modern accommodations, a rooftop pool and a variety of dining options.


Hana: Secluded Retreat

For a remote and serene Maui experience, consider Hana on the island's eastern side. Hana offers accommodations like the Hana-Maui Resort, where you can wake up to the sound of crashing waves and lush rainforests. Hana is an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty.

Best Places to Stay in Hana:

- Hana-Maui Resort: This oceanfront resort located at the end of the famous Road to Hana offers a variety of accommodations, including hotel rooms and Waikaloa condos.

- Hana Kai Maui: This property provides cozy, oceanfront condos with picturesque views and a relaxing atmosphere.


Kihei: Budget-Friendly Option

Kihei is a popular destination for budget-conscious travelers. It offers an array of affordable condos, vacation rentals, and hotels. You'll still have access to beautiful beaches, water sports, and local eateries without breaking the bank.

Best Places to Stay in Kihei:

- Maui Coast Hotel: This modern hotel offers excellent value, with comfortable rooms, a great pool area and easy access to Kihei's beautiful beaches.

- Aston Maui Hill: Experience the comfort of spacious condos with fully equipped kitchens at Aston Maui Hill, ideal for families or those looking for extended stays.

- Mana Kai Maui: Mana Kai Maui is a beachfront resort offering a variety of accommodations, including hotel rooms, suites, condos and villas. Guests can enjoy beach access, ocean views, and convenient amenities.


Paia: Bohemian Vibe

If you're a free spirit seeking a bohemian atmosphere, Paia on Maui's north shore is the place to be. This charming town offers eclectic accommodations like boutique inns and unique vacation rentals. Enjoy the town's quirky shops, vibrant art scene and proximity to the famous Road to Hana.

Best Places to Stay in Paia:

- Paia Inn: This stylish inn embraces Paia's artistic vibe by featuring local artwork and offering colorful, comfortable rooms and suites. During your stay, take a dip in the pool and unwind in the hot tub.

- Mangolani Inn: This unique accommodation offers cozy and distinctive rooms, reflecting the eclectic spirit of the town, a tranquil garden and an outdoor seating area to relax and soak in the bohemian atmosphere.

Need to Know

Maui is an incredible destination for honeymooners, couples, families and solo travelers. Whether you're seeking beachfront luxury, a secluded retreat, a budget-friendly option, or a bohemian vibe, there's a place for you to stay in Maui. Let me find the perfect place for stay that suits your preferences and needs.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Maui. Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out Eliza Jameson's guide, The 5 Best Places to Stay in Key West and Beyond.

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