Recent Maui reviews
"Just returned from Maui and this fantastic property. I have to tell you that I don't think I would ever stay in a hotel again after staying in this condo. Everything was perfect. The views are unbelievingly breathtaking . What a gem. Can't wait for our next trip back."Guest: Ginger C Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014View listing
"The condo was clean and comfortable. The beachfront location is the perfect setting for fabulous views. The owner made the process easy for renting. The owner also was available for questions. The size of the condo was perfect for my husband and I."Guest: Denise D. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014View listing
"We were fortunate to have spent 10 days in this beautiful villa. Reading the previous reviews, I can't really add to the positive comments other than to agree 100%. This villa is wonderful in every respect featuring superb location, beautiful view, comfortable furnishings and comes equipped with everything one could need. There is easy access to the pool, beach, Kapalua resort area, great restaurants and the nearby luxurious 35,000 sq. ft. Spa at Montage. The Kapalua Villas grounds are lush and well tended, the deep swimming pool directly in front of the villa (there are 3 pools in the Bay Villas group) is one of the most pristine I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. An attendant visited the pool daily for over an hour making sure the pool and lounge area were in perfect order. Another attendant would arrive every few days to clean and maintain the two Weber BBQ's. Our overall experience over 10 days was flawless. Our property management contacts were extremely helpful and professional, I would not hesitate to recommend this property and services to anyone seeking a romantic, tranquil vacation surrounded by Kapalua's vistas and natural beauty."Guest: Myrna & Jossef Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 27, 2014View listing
"This was a fantastic condo for our family! My husband, myself, our son and daughter in law and 18 month old grandson had plenty of room and all the amenities were great. The kitchen is well stocked and will definitely recommend to any friends who happen to be heading to Maui! Thank you again!"Guest: Beth Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
Maui Travel Tips
The Pleasures of Maui Condos Found on Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii is not all about resorts with high-priced beach rooms. You can also find modest accommodations with Maui vacation rentals. The rentals can offer you enough space for a few couples or an entire family to enjoy the sunsets and relax on the beaches nearby. This tropical paradise provides more in a vacation than you might be able to fit in, with canopy tours, snorkeling, beach days, natural parks, and shopping. Each day, it is possible to wake up and enjoy a different sort of fun no matter your pleasures.
The Tale of the Lassoed Sun
Like much of the world, there are always origin stories in how a land formation formed and Maui is no different with the tale of the Island. It is said the Demigod Maui used a magic fishing hook to pull the Hawaiian Islands up one by one from under the sea. This magic was also used to gain more daylight hours from the sun. By lassoing the sun. Maui persuaded it to offer more light so that the crops would grow and make his people prosperous. Of course, it is just a tale, a slightly romantic and beautiful story, though the truth is much different. Nonetheless, you as a tourist can always help protect Maui's unique ecosystems by supporting American Reef Coalition-MAUI.
Maui has the volcano Haleakala which erupted many times to form the mountainous island. The last eruption of Haleakala was in 1790. It has formed Hawaii's 728 square miles, making it the second-largest island. During the year, about 128,000 residents remain on the island along its west coast and northern shores. At the height of tourist season, Maui can see millions of visitors travelling by cruise ships and plane.
Points of Interest by Maui Lodging
Travel to Maui would not be complete without stopping at some of the points of interest found near Maui lodging. The first place one might wish to travel from Maui condos would be Hakeakala National Park. You may want to use the kitchen offered at your accommodations to fix a picnic lunch, as it is a majestic spot to eat and watch the wildlife surrounding you. Hawaii is nothing if not verdant with forests and inhabited by numerous wildlife species both on land and in the water. The national park is a 27-mile drive through plantation and ranch land, where one reaches 7,000 feet above sea level. Hakeakala is considered the “House of the Sun,” where you can view the crater below that is characterized by cinder cones and black lava. The park grounds are open daily for 24 hours, allowing you to arrive early in the morning for the sunrise and to remain for the sunset.
The best beaches for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving are found on the western and southern shores of Kapalua vacation villas. They are the safest, as well as wonderful for shelling. The Ocean Activity Center at Wailea and Sports Centers at Kihei lodging are well known for their water activities including boating, wind surfing and much more.
Anyone who visits Maui should take advantage of the available helicopter tours, Pineapple Express tour, and the volcanic tours to be found on the massive island. Even a canopy tour to see the island in a different light is a must.
Cuisine on the Island of Maui
Maui has a greater influence from Asian countries than it does from America in regards to cuisine. When visiting Maui, one can find numerous restaurants offering sushi, Japanese, and Chinese cuisines. Even to a certain degree, the cuisine will offer top Filipino choices. Thailand cuisine is also a favorite among local residents. For those staying in Maui vacation rentals, it is possible to make numerous fresh dishes with the fish you catch and the fresh food markets spread throughout the island. If you do not find the Hawaiian cuisine to your taste, you can always stick with what you enjoy.
The Importance of Climate in Hawaii
For those who have not yet travelled to Hawaii, it can seem interesting that they do receive snow in the winter months. This is kept in the higher elevations and thus makes the climate in Maui important to your travel plans. Maui has mild temperatures and a great deal of rainfall. For the most part, you will experience tropical weather but the wind can be a factor, often making for the best surfing.