posted by Alexandra Mitchell   |
April 15, 2014

10 best places Best Places to Stay on MauiAloha, and Welcome to Pride of Maui’s Best Places To Stay on Maui article! We have created an awesome list of the best places to stay while you’re on vacation on the best Island in Hawaii. With a valuable resident perspective, we have conjured up the two best places to stay in each corner of the gorgeous Island of Maui; South Maui, West Maui, the North Shore, UpCountry and East Maui.

When planning your holiday accommodations, there are obviously many choices, locations, and even price points to consider. Visitors have an ability to stay at a range of differing levels of accommodations that all offer something different for your perfect vacation home base. With a host of infamous 5-star resorts, intimate bed & breakfasts, privately owned inns and hotels, and super private vacation rentals, Maui has it all. From all-inclusive resort living with the stars, to stargazing in East Maui in your own private tree house, you can have it all! Create the best Maui vacation experience yet, and check out our recommendations for the Best Places to Stay on Maui.



South Maui


Andaz Maui


Andaz Maui is the newest resort on Maui, and one of the most incredible oceanfront destinations in Wailea.

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2014 04 11 0009 Best Places to Stay on MauiHere, guests will surely lavish in luxury at this 15-acre Maui beachfront resort, abundant in a myriad of high-end amenities and services. Guests can choose deluxe Guestrooms, Andaz Suites and Villas for their stay on Maui.

Every part of Andaz Maui is impeccable, with fabulous interior design elements fused with modern Hawaiian.Just steps away from Mokapu Beach, guests can fully decompress poolside at the many tiered infinity pools or at the spectacular Andaz Spa. Explore new adventures and enjoy kayaking, surf lessons, Maui snorkeling, and much more easily in arms reach.


For more information, please visit Andaz Maui at Wailea or call (808) 573-1234.



The Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort


Since 2011, The Maui Sunseeker has been consistently awarded the prestigious “Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor. The Sunseeker is the premiere Hawaii LGBT hotel/resort complex in Hawaii. It has been featured on reality T.V. shows, and Hotel Impossible. The Maui Sunseeker prides itself on being #1, “About the Experience.” Here, guests can relax and unwind while on vacation in Maui with beautifully landscaped gardens, saline pools, hot tubs, friendly and knowledgable staff, and an excellent concierge for Sunseeker Activities.

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2014 04 09 0015 Best Places to Stay on MauiWhile vacationing in South Maui, savor the weather, positive vibes, and an environment that is open-minded. Clothing is optional at the pool, hot tub areas, and the rooftop deck. Hawaii is officially the 15th state in the nation where same-sex marriage is legal, equal, and fully accepted. Say, “I Do” at the Sunseeker, and create a lifetime of memories that will not be soon forgotten. The Maui Sunseeker is a great accommodation to choose for romantic vacations in Hawaii, and for those who desire solace, beauty, privacy, and relaxation during their next trip to Maui.


For more information, please visit Maui Sunseeker Resort or call (808) 879-1261.



West Maui

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas


kaanapalibeach Best Places to Stay on MauiSitting upon approximately 26 acres of Ka’anapali, the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is the place to be. In line with the extraordinary reputation of Westin vacation properties international, this is one of the very best places to stay in all the Hawaiian Islands. Guests will surely enjoy sleeping in the infamous “Heavenly Beds,” and awakening to the smooth rolling sounds of calm Pacific Ocean waves tempting the shoreline. Whale watch from your own private lanai during the Winter months, and enjoy all the wonderful advantages of oceanfront Maui luxury living. “The Villas,” are a mastermind of comfort. They are impeccably designed, and beautifully furnished with a long list of vacation amenities. Spa Helani at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas is one of the overall best spas in the Hawaiian Islands. Guests will surely feel revitalized and at ease while they enjoy their customized treatments. Plush accommodations most definitely surround you while enjoying all the superior spa services, with a multitude of massage and esthetic offerings.

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For more information, please visit The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas or call (808) 667-3200.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa


The Honua Kai Resort & Spa is set oceanfront to the incredibly gorgeous Ka’anapali Beach. When at the Honua Kai, guests will marvel in fantasy with fantastic Pacific Ocean views, and the outer island of Lana’i set center front stage.

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2014 04 10 0002 Best Places to Stay on MauiHere, guests have many lodging options ranging from 595 sq. ft. Studio suites to 2,650 sq. ft. Specialty Suites. The Honua Kai Resort & Spa is one of the most laid back accommodation choices in West Maui; perfect for a quiet vacation for two, family holidays, weddings, and large group vacations in Hawaii. During the Winter months, visitors have optimum positioning for watching the incredible Humpback Whales breach and frolic upon the oceans’ surface. Ka’anapali Beach offers a very convenient selection of restaurants, spas, shops and nightlife for year-round guest enjoyment. At the beach, guests can easily venture on a sunset cruise, snorkel tour, or stand up paddling and parasailing adventures.


For more information, please visit Honua Kai Resort & Spa or call (855) 718-5789.



North Shore

Inn at Mama’s Fish House


Most visitors are well informed about the infamous Mama’s Fish House Restaurant in Kuau, Maui. It is hands down, the BEST restaurant on Maui. But, most people don’t even know that Mama’s also offers amazing vacation accommodations. Located just steps away from one of Maui’s most beautiful white sandy beaches, the Inn at Mama’s is a dream.

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2014 04 09 0005 Best Places to Stay on MauiIt is a perfectly exclusive, and conveniently located private vacation destination. Just like their restaurant, the Inn is charming and warm; all about the guest experience. The Neo-Polynesian decor is inviting, and the accommodations are definitely casual luxury. Guests have an option to choose from their Beachfront Cottages, Garden Cottages, or Luxury Junior Suites. They are all more than reasonably priced, and a huge value for those that desire a vacation rental style privacy with expert services and a multitude of amenities included.


For more information, please the Inn at Mama’s Fish House or call (808) 579-9764.


Mangolani Inn


The Mangolani Inn is well regarded as “a Tropical Sanctuary in Paia, Maui,” and that is exactly what it is. Recently remodeled, this location offers all the comforts of home with free WIFI, a BBQ area, hot tub, beach gear, picnic areas, and surfboards and bicycles available for rent. Several units are available at the Mangolani, including a 4-bedroom Upstairs House, the Mango Treehouse, and a Large, Medium and Small Studio.

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2014 04 09 0008 Best Places to Stay on MauiThe Mangolani is the perfect destination to choose for those that want to feel fully immersed in Maui’s North Shore culture. The property is beautifully landscaped and very well cared for, offering a host of conveniences. Just a 5 minute walk down the road, guests can feel completely integrated with the energy of the Historic Town of Paia; chic bohemian style boutiques and gift shops, a health store, post office, gas stations, bank, yoga and massage studios, surf shops, and a unique collection of restaurants and cafe’s.


For more information, please visit Mangolani Inn or call (808) 579-3000.




Kula Lodge & Restaurant


One of the very best panoramic views of the elusively gorgeous Island of Maui is from a prime vantage point in Kula, Maui. Lucky for the Kula Lodge and Restaurant, they have the most optimum piece of Up Country Maui property for the most incredible view of the Valley Isle. Without a doubt, this location is magical. From here, guests can see the most southern part of the South Maui coastline stretch as far as the West Maui Mountain Range, and even further through the Central Maui Mountain Valleys.

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2014 04 09 0013 Best Places to Stay on MauiFor years, the Kula Lodge has been a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike. The 5 “Chalets,” are the accommodations provided by the Kula Lodge, and are a perfect home-style place to stay for those that crave solace, comfort, and the closest lodging proximity to the Haleakala National Park. A stay at the Kula Lodge is most definitely an experience that will not soon be forgotten. The Up Country areas of Maui are diverse in topography, rural Maui country culture, and unique offerings. Enjoy the many splendors of the Haleakala National Park, the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, or the Maui Winery just within a short drive away.


For more information, please visit Kula Lodge & Restaurant or call (808) 878-1535.


Hale Ho’omana Spa


The Hale Ho’omana Spa is one of Maui’s best kept secret gems, and one of the greatest vacation hideaways on the planet. The intention of Ho’omana’s mission is “to bridge ancient values embraced as a way of life for generations with the modern cultural rhythms of the present times.” Hale Ho’omana is the Hawaiian Experience, offering a truly healing selection of spa services, including Lomi Lomi Nui Massage.

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2014 04 14 0004 Best Places to Stay on MauiLocated in Olinda, on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala, the Ho’omana Spa is in the most supreme area for those seeking personal reflection and spiritual wellness. Lodging offered at the Ho’omana Spa is rare and extremely private. Here, guests can choose from accommodations for up to 13 guests for groups, family, and personal retreats. Cottages offer private kitchens and bathrooms, and most notably recognized for the serene location and customized environment provided.


For more information, please visit the Hale Ho’omana Spa or call (808) 573-8256.



East Maui

Travaasa Hana


Voted #1 Boutique Hotel by Hawaii Magazine, and No.1 Resort Spa in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers Choice Awards, Travaasa Hana totally meets all competitive challenges.

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2014 04 09 0018 Best Places to Stay on MauiLocated off the beaten path in the sleepy Hana Town of East Maui, Travaasa offers unimaginable experiences for all that lay foot on their grounds; a deluxe Hawaiian style spa, 5-star dining, and the option of all-inclusive or inclusive accommodations.This fabulous boutique hotel is beautifully designed amongst one of the most gorgeous natural settings in all of Hawaii. At this locale, guests can fall back in time, and worry of nothing. Savor euphoric days of sunshine, solace, and an overall calm at Travaasa Maui. Within moments away guests can explore waterfalls, freshwater swimming holes, hiking, pristine beaches and horseback riding.


For more information, please visit Travaasa Hana or call (888) 820-1043.


Tree Houses of Hawaii


Yes! You can stay at a tree house on Maui! What a fabulous idea to create a simple and streamlined holiday on Maui, not far fetched from indoor camping. Invoke your childhood dreams amongst Maui jungle living, and have the time of your life.

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2014 04 09 0010 Best Places to Stay on MauiThe Tree Houses of Hawaii in Hana, Maui, are out of this world. Accommodations vary based upon treehouse, but offer linens and basic necessities. Be prepared for a bit of the rustic life, but clean, magical, and one of the best experiences you’ll ever have in Hawaii. Residents and visitors alike love staying at the Treehouse in Hana. The tree houses are a great choice for those that are so-to-speak “raising the bar,” or prefer a roof over their head and an accessible bathroom versus the common tribulations of camping.


For more information, please visit Tree Houses of Hawaii or call (808) 248-7241.



Mahalo Nui Loa for reading Pride of Maui’s Best Places to Stay on Maui article. We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about some of Maui’s top accommodations, and sweet vacation hideaways. No matter where you choose to stay during your vacation on Maui, you can feel confident knowing that you are about to embark on one of the best vacations of your life! Enjoy all of Maui’s beautiful offerings, and remember to check back with us for all the most current information about everything on Maui. Where are your favorite places to stay on Maui? Please comment below… A hui hou kakou, until we meet again!