For more than 20 years, Maui has been voted “Best Island” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Maui, a part of the Hawaiian archipelago, well-known as the “Valley Isle,” of Hawaii, is a collection of charming little towns, artist collectives and national parks featuring volcanoes, waterfalls and sun blessed beaches. Maui is the perfect Hawaiian destination for a longstay vacation and we’ll tell you why it is so here.
There is so much to discover and explore on Maui and a short week is not enough time. For example, the Big Kahuna, a hair-raising drive along the Hana Highway which travels up colossal cliffs and down into jungle valleys, thrills you with an estimate of 600 twists and turns. It’s a scenic and a breathtaking experience revealing Hawaii’s diverse landscapes and geology, one should not miss it.
There are so many activities to enjoy and only a Hawaii longstay will give you more than enough time to discover Hawaiian history and culture, its tasty, authentic cuisine and its natural rainforest and volcanic landscapes. Maui’s stunning beaches, and its sunrises and sunsets, you’ll want to see more than just of couple of them. By renting a car and you can enjoy traveling around the Island to many of the attractions independently.
Other tourist attractions to enjoy are the sacred Iao Valley rain forest, or experience whale watching of the migrating humpback whales or enjoy a sunset from Maui’s highest volcanic peak, the Puʻu ʻUlaʻula in Haleakalā National Park.
For a Hawaii longstay vacation, we think Maui is most definitely the best destination in Hawaii. Apart from the numerous tourist attractions and activities, the tropical weather is ideal. There are two seasons instead of four. Note, the best months to travel to Maui are from April and May, and September to November.
For avid golfers, Maui presents some of the top ranking golf courses throughout the Hawaiian archipelago. For example, the Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course, the Wailea Golf Club Gold Course, and the Emerald Golf Course are a few of the best greens for a game, but there are many others to be found on Maui.
Where to stay in Maui? We recommend Napili Village, a charming Hawaiian resort not far from the Napili Bay beach, found on the north of Maui on the Lahaina resort side. It is ideal for a long stay vacation because it offers spacious studio and one bedroom vacation condo rentals as accommodation options. At Napili Bay, you’ll enjoy magnificent sunsets on the beach between the islands of Lana‘i and Moloka‘i.
Best accommodation options for a long stay holiday? Reserve a studio suite which comes with a king size bed with queen sleeper or two twin beds, a fully-equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Napili Village provides a free continental breakfast served every Friday included in the cost of the hotel suite. Staying in a studio suite with a kitchen enables you to shop locally and prepare your own meals like a local or go out to the nearby restaurants to enjoy local fare. The housekeeping comes five times a week. The WiFi is free. It’s a short walk to the beach, and shopping and restaurants are nearby. When you are not busy exploring all that Maui has to offer, enjoy easy time relaxing by the swimming pool, under the swaying green palm trees.
Not to be missed on your Hawaii longstay vacation, is the traditional Maui luau, the Hawaiian/Polynesian feast filled with dancing, “fire dancing,” music, and entertainment. The Maui luau, is one of the most exciting features of the culture and people of the “Valley Isle,” Maui. Don’t miss it!