Top 20 Places to Stay on Maui

Alexandra MitchellLast updated: October 18, 2018

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Aloha Nui Loa, and welcome to Pride of Maui’s 2018 Top 20 Best Places to Stay on Maui blog. Maui is one of the most popular islands in the world. We have created an awesome list of the best places to stay while you’re on vacation in Maui. With our valuable insider’s perspective, we have conjured up the Top Maui accommodations on each corner of our gorgeous island; South Maui, West Maui, the North Shore, Upcountry and East Maui.

When planning your holiday accommodations, there are many choices, locations, and even price points to consider. Maui visitors have the ability to stay at a vast range of accommodations on the island. They all offer something different and amazing for a perfect Maui vacation home base.

With a host of 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 star treatment to stargazing in East Maui in your own private vacation home, you can experience it all! Create the best Maui vacation experiences yet, and check out our recommendations for Maui’s Best Places to Stay.

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South Maui Accommodations

1. Four Seasons Resort in Wailea

Remaining at the top of our list, Maui’s Four Seasons Resort Wailea is still the most ahh-mazing! It is hands down, definitely one of the best resorts in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The Maui Four Seasons is nothing short of island-fabulous with everything a guest could need and more with a classic Hawaiian palace feel.

Four Seasons Resort

As soon as you step into the lobby at the Four Seasons in Wailea, you know that you’re about to experience something special. The resort is impeccably designed inside and out, with phenomenal art adorned throughout all parts with gorgeous original pieces created by Hawaii-inspired artists. Guest will enjoy soft tropical breezes, perfect lighting, gorgeous water features, the most extraordinary views of South Maui’s the Pacific Ocean, the neighboring Island of Lanai and the West Maui Mountains. From all parts of this resort you feel like you’ve stepped into a dream, or at the very least, a very precious watercolor painting.

Accommodations at Maui’s Four Seasons are high-end and spectacular with Ocean View Rooms, Mountain-Side Rooms, Garden-View Rooms, Club Ocean-View Rooms, Small Suites and Executive Suites. Just as to be expected at a Four Seasons Resort, all rooms are gorgeously furnished for your ultimate vacation pleasure. They offer three impressive pool areas to enjoy. The Fountain Pool is heated to a perfect temperature with complimentary pool cabanas for all. The Children’s Pool is complete with a slide, waterfall and pool toys. The newest edition is the Serenity Pool. This gorgeous 21+ only pool is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the first-class service for a quiet and relaxing day on Maui.

Maui Four Seasons

Amenities at the Four Seasons in Wailea are out of this world. Fine dining opportunities on the property are endless with Ferraro’s, DUO and Spago easily within arms-reach. The concierge can make your dreams come true, and the staff is possibly the most engaging and friendly resort staff in all of Maui. The Four Seasons in Wailea is truly spectacular and highly recommended*

For more information, please visit our in-depth review of the Four Seasons Resort Wailea.

2. Andaz Maui

Opening its doors in 2013, Andaz Maui is one of the most incredible oceanfront destinations in Wailea.

Andaz Maui Resort

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 from standard garden view, mountain view or deluxe ocean view guest rooms, poolside or premiere Andaz Suites, and Villas with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms for their stay on Maui. All rooms include private lanais with modern décor, rain showers, bathtubs, Kauai Bath toiletries, plush robes and so much more.

Andaz Maui Resort

Every part of Andaz Maui is impeccable with fabulous interior design elements fused with contemporary Hawaiian-styling. The architecture is modern with clean lines and calming colors. Adorned with a sand pit in the center lobby, visitors can enjoy live acoustic music while taking in the spectacular view that overlooks the amazing multi-level infinity pools. Just steps away from Mokapu Beach, guests can fully decompress poolside or be treated to an apothecary experience. Enjoy a blissful traditional Japanese healing process offered at the spectacular Awili Spa and Salon. Here, you can take pleasure with a relaxing massage or an invigorating body wrap. At the Awili Spa, services are individually tailored to meet your needs. Guests are able to customize oils and scents used for their services featuring the local elements of Maui. This indulgence is sure to renew your spirit.

Andaz Maui is home to five delicious dining options onsite featuring the islands freshest local flavors. Morimoto Maui is acclaimed celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto’s beachfront restaurant. Morimoto offers the freshest local fish, sushi bar, and authentic island fare. Other eateries located within Andaz Maui are Ka’ana Kitchen, known for its amazing farm to table dishes. Bumbye Beach Bar is a great place to relax and unwind located on the edge of the lagoon pool. The Lehua Lounge offers casual dining with beautiful beach views and Mokapu Market is conveniently opened 24-hours featuring grab-and-go island made items.

Guest can also explore new adventures including kayaking, surf lessons, Maui snorkeling, and much more easily within arms-reach.

For more information, please visit their website at Andaz Maui.

3. Hotel Wailea

Located in a less traveled area of South Maui, Hotel Wailea is a peaceful adults-only retreat, offering gorgeous panoramic views in an intimate setting that still gets you close to the beach without any of the beach traffic or noise. With sweeping 180 degree views of neighbor islands, Haleakala Volcano and 15 acres of Zen-inspired landscaping, guests can lavish in cascading waterfalls and tropical gardens. You’ll also enjoy the serene luxury at this unique boutique hotel, just 300 feet above the ocean. It is easy to see why this amazing hotel was voted “#1 Hotel in Hawaii” by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, 2017.

Hotel Wailea Hotel Wailea

There are 72 one-bedroom suites on property, including Ocean View, Partial Ocean View and Garden View suites, all featuring separate bedroom and living areas, soaking tubs, kitchenettes and private lanais with chaise lounges and stunning views. Hotel Wailea offers complimentary transportation to Wailea beaches, shops, golf, and restaurants. They also have yoga classes in their relaxing facility several times per week. This gorgeous Hotel was completely renovated in the Fall of 2014. Renovations included transforming their already-beautiful suites, spa, and pool area to elevate the 72-room boutique to a new level of “barefoot luxury.” Guests can also enjoy Hawaii’s first and only Relais & Chateaux restaurant, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea. This amazing eatery features the islands most romantic setting, breathtaking sunsets, craft cocktails and delicious cuisine prepared with the freshest local and seasonal products from the restaurant’s own garden and farming operations.

For more information, please visit Hotel Wailea.

4. Fairmont Kea Lani Resort

The beach at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort.

Hands down one of our favorite places to stay on Maui, The Fairmont Kea Lani is Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury oceanfront resort. This outstanding resort exemplifies the authentic spirit of aloha. At the Kea Lani, you will find an exceptional Hawaiian cultural program, an award-winning spa, and four amazing restaurants for your dining experience.

Guest will appreciate the luxurious accommodations at the Kea Lani. Relax and enjoy the extra space that these 860-1100 sq ft. all-suite rooms offer. The staff will most definitely comfortably accommodate your family’s needs. For larger family needs, the resort offers Luxury Beach Villas, just steps away from Polo Beach. These two and three bedroom villas offer 1800 and 2200 sq. ft. of well-appointed living space. Featuring full entertainment systems complete with multiple flat screen TV’s, a full gourmet kitchen with dining area, and a fully furnished private courtyard with a BBQ and plunge pool.

The Lobby at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort.

Amenities here are amazing. They offer three swimming pools including an adults-only
pool and two activity pools connected by a 140-foot waterslide. The award-winning
Willow Stream Spa is a state-of-the-art luxury retreat. It offers locally inspired
treatments accompanied with the latest technology. Children will enjoy the Kids Club
with lots of fun activities to experience. Daily fitness classes are offered as well as a 24-
hour fitness center. With nearby championship golf, tennis and plenty of boutique
shopping, there is something for everyone.

Savor island-inspired cuisine and cocktails at Ko restaurant, voted “Best Hawai’i
Regional Cuisine (Gold) in Maui No Ka Oi Magazine 2018. The Kea Lani Restaurant
serves up a delicious breakfast buffet to start your day, and guest can enjoy lunch and
dinner poolside at AMA Bar & Grill. If you are on the go, pick up homemade salads,
sandwiches, and treats for your island excursions at Caffe Ciao Bakery.

For more information, please visit the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort.

5. Kohea Kai Resort

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Located in Kihei, the Kohea Kai Resort is an oceanfront family-friendly resort on the
southwest shore of Maui. It is just a few steps away from Mai Poina ‘Oe la’u, an
incredible five-mile white sand beach.

The Kohea Kai Resort offers a span of accommodation choices for a range of
experiences; the Ocean Front Penthouse, the Ocean View Penthouse, the Pool View
Penthouse, the Full Suite, the Junior Suite, the Suite and the Standard. Guest will feel
at home in spacious accommodations that are fully equipped including full kitchens with
dining areas. You can relax in the privacy of your separate master bedroom or soak in
your indoor Jacuzzi tub in the well-appointed bathroom. The upscale comforts and
modern décor make this boutique hotel a great choice for your Maui lodging.

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There are some great amenities at this hotel! Here, guests have access to the oceanfront, dining at the Kohea Kai Bistro which features free breakfast as well as 24-hour food selections, the pool, WiFi, concierge, an event space and more.

One of the best values at the Kohea Kai Resort is the Ocean View Penthouse which boasts views all the way from Haleakala to the South Pacific Ocean. This amazing Maui hotel also features private, intimate spaces that are perfect for parties, wedding receptions or meetings such as a private rooftop patio with a wet bar and stunning views as well as a tropical garden patio, complete with gas grills, that is ideal for entertaining up to 50 guests.

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There are some amazing amenities at this hotel! Here, guests have access to the ocean
with complimentary use of beach chairs, coolers, snorkel equipment and everything else
to make your day at the beach enjoyable. Kohea Kai Resort Maui includes accessible
services and amenities for those with limited mobility, hearing or other disabilities. Guest
will enjoy waking up to a free breakfast buffet at The Kohea Kai Bistro, featuring many
morning favorites like eggs, bacon, and bagels. They also have a pool with hot tub, free
WIFI and concierge.

This incredible Maui hotel features private, intimate spaces that are perfect for parties,
wedding receptions or meetings. They have a private rooftop patio with a wet bar,
stunning views, and tropical garden patios complete with gas grills (ideal for entertaining
up to 50 guests).

kihei maui resort

Though you’re sure to be pleased with Kohea Kai’s in-house bistro for breakfast, it’s
also only a short drive from local favorite restaurants like Monkeypod Kitchen, Coconuts
Fish Cafe, and Morimoto Maui for lunch and dinner options.

For more information, please visit the Kohea Kai Resort.

West Maui

6. Montage At Kapalua Bay

Swimming Pool at the Montage Kapalua Resort.

If you love staying at luxurious residential-style accommodations while on vacation, then
you’ll absolutely adore the Montage at Kapalua Bay. This high-end residential-style
resort has everything you could ever ask for and more than most comparative Maui
resorts. At the Montage in Kapalua, guests will be surrounded by a luxurious lifestyle
from the time of booking until departure. Montage Kapalua offers oceanfront housings
infused with aloha. Spacious one, two, three and four bedroom residential-style
accommodations with expansive living space, private lanais, luxurious bathrooms and
fully equipped gourmet kitchens.

Ocean front view at the Montage Kapalua Resort.

One thing that totally stands out about the Montage Kapalua is the element of
specialization that they integrate with all of their customer service offerings; guest
check-in, concierge, dining, activities, events and more. For example, after booking with
the Montage Kapalua, the concierge will tend to all needs and go above and beyond to
make sure that you are happy. If you are traveling with kids, your children will also
receive a personalized attention. Guest ages 5-12 will enjoy a mix of creativity and
adventure that they will experience in “Paint Box;” the Montage Maui resort’s unique
children program. They will love the planned days of games, crafts, pool time and beach
activities offered every day of the week in full and half day sessions.

The Maui Montage Resort is located in the supreme setting, overlooking the blue azure Pacific Ocean, and taking advantage of all island-style possibilities. With daily live
music, performances, various dining choices, excellent guest amenities, art shows,
beautiful swimming pool and relaxation areas, proximity to the beach, and all the
additional luxurious conveniences provided by the Montage at Kapalua Bay, no guest
will ever be left unattended to.

For more information, please visit the Montage at Kapalua Bay.

7. The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas


Sitting 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

Guests will surely enjoy sleeping in the “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 aesthetic

Guest will enjoy the amenities here with six heated lagoon pools surrounded with
cabanas, four hot tubs, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness workout studio, outdoor BBQ
grill stations, three restaurants and two markets, all in arms-reach.

For more information, please visit the Westin Kaanapali.

8. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Entrance.

Maui’s Hyatt Regency Resort is surrounded by 40 fabulously gorgeous oceanfront
acres. Awarded with a AAA Four Diamond Rating for over 20 consecutive years, this
place is paradise. Recently renovated, the Maui Hyatt is one of the most in-demand
resorts to stay at in West Maui. Popular for adults, this resort is the perfect setting for a
magical Maui vacation for two. It is easy to see why it was voted as one of the Top 10
Most Popular Honeymoon Resorts in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler.

Rooms at the Hyatt vary in size and price, just like most resorts in Hawaii. Guests can
choose from rooms with a mountain or ocean view, deluxe view rooms, regency club
rooms, suites and ADA rooms (‘Americans With Disabilities Act’ compliant guest
rooms). What makes the Hyatt stand apart from other resorts on Maui is the hotel
positioning. Even standard rooms can offer an ocean view here with a private lanai. In
addition, the Maui Hyatt also offers a really good kama’aina rate (w/HI State ID).

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa ocean view swimming pool.

Resort amenities and conveniences are aplenty at the Hyatt. Guests have access to
many vacation activities at the Activity Center, tennis lessons, lei making classes, the
Drums of the Pacific Luau, the Marilyn Monroe Spa, Golf, a beautiful half-acre fantasy
swimming pool area with waterfalls, exotic wildlife and incredible dining opportunities at
Japengo, ‘Umalu, Son’z Steakhouse, Swan Court, Honolulu Coffee and the Grotto Bar.
Reserve one the Regency Club Rooms and receive exclusive admission to the Regency
Club Lounge where guests enjoy daily continental breakfast and evening appetizers
served on the outdoor lanai offering gorgeous ocean views.

For more information, please visit Hyatt Regency Resort on Maui..

9. Honua Kai Resort & Spa

The Honua Kai Resort & Spa is set oceanfront to the incredibly gorgeous Ka’anapali
Beach on 38 lush tropical acres. When at the Honua Kai, guests will marvel in fantasy
with fantastic Pacific Ocean views, and the outer island of Lana’i set the center front

Swimming pool of the Honua Kai.

Here, guests have many lodging options ranging from 595 sq. ft. Studio suites to 2,650
sq. ft. Specialty Suites with up to three bedrooms. The Honua Kai Resort & Spa is one
of the most laid-back traditional Hawaiian vacation resort accommodation choices in
West Maui; perfect for a quiet vacation for two, family holidays, weddings, and large
group vacations in Hawaii. Honua Kai Resort & Spa is situated within two buildings that
include the Ho’ola Spa and two restaurants, Aina Gourmet Market Café and Duke’s
Beach House. This resident-style resort offers luxury hotel amenities such as full-service
concierge and housekeeping, yet guest can enjoy the comforts of home with full
gourmet kitchens and in-room washer and dryers.

Honua Kai Resort

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
tours, stand up paddling and parasailing adventures.

For more information, please visit the Honua Kai Resort and Spa.

10. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

kaanapali beach hotel

Known for embodying the true spirit of aloha, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is a charming
beachfront hotel. You can’t beat this location! Situated on 11 lush tropical acres along
Ka’anapali beach, it’s truly one of the worlds most gorgeous beaches. From the tropical
interiors to the adornment of Hawaiian artifacts throughout, this laid-back traditional
Hawaiian hotel is one of the few resorts where guests can still experience true Hawaii.
The staff happily teaches guests Hawaiian traditions and history and exudes the values
of the Hawaiian culture. Guests can also enjoy free daily classes and activities in the
surrounding native gardens. On Monday nights, the hotel presents the “Legends of
Ka’anapali Luau,” which is held in the hotel’s Tiki Courtyard and is rated one of Maui’s
Top Luau’s. There is also free Hawaiian entertainment in the courtyard every night for
your enjoyment.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel boasts 432 guest rooms in four oceanfront buildings. Rooms
here are categorized by views; tropical garden, pool, partial or full ocean and
oceanfront. All rooms offer a private furnished lanai where you can relax and take in
your lush tropical surroundings. Rooms are decorated with tropical island motifs, rattan
and wicker furniture that lend to an authentic Hawaiian setting. Hotel amenities include
air conditioning, mini-fridge, coffee maker with complimentary tea and coffee and free

kaanapali beach hotel

At the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, you will enjoy authentic and delicious Hawaii Regional
Cuisine that is prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. The hotels
Executive Chef Tom Muromoto wouldn’t have it any other way. Famous for their Sunday
Champagne Brunch, it features live Hawaiian music and a bountiful array of brunch
items and Hawaiian specialties. They also offer a poolside Tiki Bar and Grill where
guest will enjoy tropical cocktails and pupus (appetizers), a grab & go café and deli-convenience store, offering a range of travel essentials and more.

For more information, please visit the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.

11. Lahaina Shores Beach Resort

Lahaina Shores Aerial Photo.

Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is a particularly unique place to stay in Maui. In fact, it is
the only beachfront vacation condo resort located right in Lahaina Town, and that’s
pretty cool! Just within a short walk away, Lahaina Shores guests can peruse
restaurants, shops, cafe’s, and art galleries on the Lahaina’s Historic Front Street. This
Maui condo resort is also super close to Lahaina’s wharf area where visitors can find
snorkel tours, sport fishing charters, whale watching tours and Maui sunset cruise

There are many accommodation options to choose from at Lahaina Shores Beach
Resort; studios with mountain views, premier studios with mountain views, oceanfront
studios, premier oceanfront studios, one-bedrooms with mountain views or an ocean
view, mountain view penthouses, and finally the tour de force, the oceanfront

This awesome oceanfront Maui condo complex offers an abundance of vacation
conveniences and amenities. Condos include fully equipped kitchens, central AC,
private lanai’s, 27” TVs, and more pending your accommodation choice. Additional
services include a concierge team, a 24-hour front desk, daily maid service,
complimentary continental breakfast on the morning after your arrival, free WIFI, laundry
facilities, dry cleaning and on-site parking.

The property also has a beautiful swimming pool and outdoor lounge area, a whirlpool
spa Jacuzzi, and poolside BBQ gas grills. Let’s not forget that it is beachfront, so you
can enjoy swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean every day!

For more information, please visit Lahaina Shores Beach Resort.

North Shore

12. Pa’ia Inn

paia inn

Paia Inn is really a one-of-a-kind experience. Boutique hotels do not get any better than
this. With the location in the heart of the trendy bohemian Town of Paia and a stone’s
throw from a 3-mile-stretch of the soft golden sand beach, done and done! We can’t
recommend this super chic hotel enough. This hotel is amazing and the staff never
misses a beat.

Each room is impeccably decorated and adorned with contemporary island-inspired art,
hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and so much more. Choose from guest rooms with
town views, suites with garden or partial ocean view, or the top of the line three bedroom
beach house. The Beach House has lovely ocean views and offers a private
furnished patio, hot tub and a short path to the beach. All guests have private access to
the beach and use of water sports equipment.

Guest will also enjoy Paia Inn’s Garden Café. Here, you’ll find a delicious and classic
gourmet brunch that is made from only the freshest locally sourced ingredients. We love
the made to order smoothies, local coffee, and fresh pressed juices. The best part is the
ambiance in this little haven tucked away from the noises from the main street. This is
the perfect venue for private parties, events or a casual gathering.

For more information, please visit the Pa’ia Inn.

13. Inn at Mama’s Fish House

Mama's Inn

Most visitors are well informed about 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. It is a perfectly exclusive, and conveniently located private
vacation destination.

Mama's Inn

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 a casual
luxury. Guests have an option to choose from their Deluxe Beachfront Cottages,
Garden Cottages, Luxury Junior Suites, and studios. 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 like daily housekeeping, complimentary WIFI,
beach towels, beach chairs and a business center with computers.

The Inn at Mama’s Fish House is near Paia, one of Maui’s trendiest towns. Visitors love
to meander through Paia Town while enjoying its diversity of restaurants, shopping, art galleries, coffee shops and night-life. Also, we’d never forget to tell you about Mana
Foods, Maui’s most amazing organic grocery store.

For more information, please visit the Inn at Mama’s Fish House.

14. Lumeria

Buddha Statue at Lumeria Wellness Center.

Lumeria is Maui’s premiere wellness retreat center. It is the perfect place to rest, retreat
and recharge your body, mind, and spirit. Although Lumeria is primarily an education
center, you do not have to participate in a retreat to stay at this fabulous property.
Located in between Paia and Makawao Town, Lumeria is set on an incredible location
with gorgeous views and luxurious accommodations.

Lumeria offers 24 individually designed guest rooms; all beautifully designed, furnished
and decorated with pieces created by locally inspired artists. Guest rooms at Lumeria
feature housekeeping service twice a day, luxurious bathrooms, organic linens, and
bathrobes, AVEDA bath products, a safe, a mini-fridge, complimentary bottled water, and WIFI. Guests of Lumeria receive many perks like access to daily classes, activities, and events, complimentary breakfast, free parking and so much more. Lunch is
available to eat on the property or get it to go for a picnic for your island excursion. Dinner is
served nightly with a constantly evolving menu that depends on what is fresh from the
Lumeria gardens.

Beautiful Garden at Lumeria Wellness Center.

Lumeria Maui is a really special place to stay on Maui, and also a great place to hold an
event. In addition, the Spa at Lumeria offers guests many singular healing arts
opportunities with a variety of incredible practitioners; a variety of massage therapists
and healers, acupuncturists and herbalists, hydrotherapists, psychics, meditation
teachers, weekly yoga classes and more.

For more information, please visit Lumeria Maui.

15. Mangolani Inn

Exterior of the beautiful, relaxing 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.

The Mangolani is the perfect destination to choose for those that want to feel fully
immersed in Maui’s North Shore culture. Guest will enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this
properties beautifully landscaped and very well cared for grounds, offering a host of

Mangolani Living and Common area.

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, coffee 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.

16. Maui Tradewinds

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Maui Tradewinds is commonly considered one of Maui’s best tour de force bed and breakfasts. This locale is sure to be your dream home away from home while on the Valley Isle. Whether you’d like to explore Maui’s North Shore and Upcountry areas, take in gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, or see Mt. Haleakala from your suite, Maui Tradewinds is simply unparalleled.

In the words of owner David Dantes, Maui Tradewinds is “a romantic honeymoon vacation retreat on Maui’s beautiful North Shore.” Here, guests can have the best of both worlds while being tucked away from tourist crowds and commercialized development, yet still be conveniently situated for exploring the entire island. The property is a rare combination of gracious island lifestyle, unspoiled natural beauty, and the privacy of being the only guests. Experience panoramic views, brilliant rainbows, sunsets and an exclusive Jacuzzi spa that overlooks Maui’s untouched rain-forest. Enjoy a tropical garden, cozy kitchen, a luxurious bath and so much more. This spot is highly rated by many respected travel authors in media outlets like Frommer’s, TripAdvisor and Best Places to Kiss.

For more information, please visit Maui Tradewinds or call (808) 573-0066.


17. Kula Lodge & Restaurant

The spectacular island views from the outdoor seating at the 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

The handsome and elegant Kula Lodge.

For 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. The Kula Lodge restaurant seats up to one hundred and fifty guests, with breathtaking views and a unique outdoor seating area that is nestled in a beautiful lush garden. This is a perfect location for a family gathering or wedding party or to stop with the family after watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater for a delicious breakfast.

A stay at the Kula Lodge is most definitely an experience that will not soon be forgotten. The Upcountry 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 Maui Wine just within a short drive away.

For more information, please visit the Kula Lodge & Restaurant.

18. Hale Ho’omana Spa

The various services offered by 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.

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.

Located 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 are fully equipped with private kitchens and bathrooms, and most notably recognized for the serene location and customized environment provided amongst two acres of beautiful herbal gardens and tropical fruit trees. Many say that this home-away-from-home upcountry heaven’s climate lulls them into their best night’s sleep while visiting Maui.

For more information, please visit Hale Ho’omana.

19. Hale Ho’okipa Inn

Hale Ho'okipa Inn sign in front.

Located in Makawao Town, Hale Ho’okipa Inn is a beautiful plantation era property. This Maui bed and breakfast is a perfect place to stay if you’re looking for solace, and convenience to North Shore and Upcountry areas.
Built in 1924, Hale Ho’okipa Inn is listed on the National Historic Register. It’s not often that you get a chance to stay at a historic site in Hawaii, so this is a great place for those that want to learn a bit more about Maui’s unique history. At this Maui B&B, guests can choose from four separate rooms; The Hibiscus Room, The Jasmine Room, The Rose Room and The Kona Wing.

Hale Ho'okipa Inn entrance and sign.

The Hibiscus Room is a sweet accommodation garnished in Hawaiiana. This room for two is outfitted with a queen-sized bed, cable TV, a private en-suite bath and shower, and a separate lanai area with views of Mt. Haleakala. The Jasmine Room is appropriately named with a calm breeze carrying the scent of jasmine flowers through the bedroom. This room is suitable for three guests with a queen bed, a full-sized day bed, an en-suite bath with a shower and cable TV. The Rose Room is furnished with a queen bed, a day bed, a sofa, a private bath (with a shower and a claw foot tub), a small fridge and cable TV. This room also has a private lanai* Last, but not least, the Kona Wing is perhaps the best value at Hale Ho’okipa. This two-bedroom suite has a master bedroom, a queen bed, a private lanai with a cozy rocking chair, a den/second bedroom with a double bed, a futon sofa bed, a private bath (with a shower and a claw foot tub) and cable TV. The Kona Wing is a great choice for small families or those on an extended vacation. Use of the large kitchen at Hale Ho’okipa is also available to guests of the Kona Wing*

Within minutes from Hale Ho’okipa, guests can visit Haleakala National Park attractions, visit the Historic Makawao Town, stroll the coastal Town of Paia, and check out a myriad of North Shore beaches and activities. This is a great place to stay on Maui if you want to experience a little glimpse of what it is like to live on Maui.

For more information, please visit Hale Ho’okipa Inn.

East Maui

20. Travaasa Hana

The Ocean Front Pool at the Travaasa Hana Resort

Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, ‘#8 Resort in Hawaii’ in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Obviously, Travaasa Hana totally meets all competitive challenges.

The Ocean Front Grassy Hills at the Travaasa Hana Resort

Located off the beaten path in the sleepy Hana Town of East Maui, Travaasa offers unimaginable experiences for all that lay foot on their grounds, including a deluxe Hawaiian style spa and 5-star dining. This fabulous boutique hotel is beautifully designed among one of the most gorgeous natural settings in all of Hawaii. At this locale, guests can fall back in time and worry about nothing. Savor euphoric days of sunshine, solace, and an overall calm at Travaasa Maui.

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

21. Hana Kai Maui

hana resort

Perfectly set on Waikoloa Beach, Hana Kai Maui is definitely a cool spot to know about. They offer a variety of oceanfront vacation rentals including studios, one and two bedroom units.

Hana Kai’s private vacation rentals are equipped with kitchens, lanai’s and free WIFI. Surrounded by breathtakingly panoramic views and lovely landscaped grounds, everyone will love a Maui vacation at Hana Kai. In addition to their cozy accommodations, Hana Kai also provides amazing convenience amenities; daily housekeeping, beach towels, continental breakfasts, emergency medical services and activity bookings

beach resort mauiWhen in Hana, guests can truly appreciate the calm, and natural serenity that Hawaii has to offer. This means no television or air condition needed. Hana’s cooling tradewinds are all you need. In their absence, there are ceiling fans for your comfort. Hana Town is small and quaint, and the community surrounding is charming and full of aloha. Visitors can check out weekly farmer’s markets, visit artist galleries, hike to waterfalls, see black sand beaches, go surfing or stand up paddling, sleep in late, and without a doubt enjoy a vacation of relaxation. There’s no place like Hana!

For more information, please visit Hana Kai Maui

Mahalo Nui Loa for reading Pride of Maui’s 20 Best Places to Stay on Maui blog review. 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)!

Written By  Alexandra Mitchell

Alexandra is a marketing professional with a passion for writing about travel to the Hawaiian Islands, vacation rentals, and luxury real estate. She exposes readers to glimpses of 'Old Hawaii,' new destinations to explore, local events, and all the best things to do on Maui.