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Where to stay in Maui

Resorts and Hotels in Maui

If you are looking for where to stay in Maui , you can find a very good offer of hotels and resorts in the different areas of the second largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago.The main cities on Maui are Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua on the southwest coast, Kahului and Paia in the center, and Wailea and Kihei in the south.It is the part that attracts the most tourists, especially the city of Lahaina , the largest urban center, in this area you will find some of the most beautiful beaches and the best shopping, restaurants and some of the best hotels on the island.

In South Maui you will find Wailea and Kihei , two cities where you will have the same good climate of the southwest coast all year round, but many options to stay at lower prices.The third option is to stay in downtown Maui, where the cities of Kahului and Paia are located.

If you are interested in hotels and resorts in Maui , You may also be interested in hotels and resorts in Honolulu, hotels and resorts on Oahu, hotels and resorts on Kauai and hotels and resorts on the island of Hawaii.

Best places to stay in Maui

Maui is an area of just over 4,000 square miles and one of the five counties in the state of Hawaii.It was founded in 1905 and currently attracts thousands of tourists looking to bathe in its crystal clear waters, enjoy its good climate and do all kinds of tourist activities such as diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, whale watching, horseback riding, hiking or biking routes. Because of its beauty it is also known as «the magic island».

Southwest Coast of Maui Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua

Although all areas have their own attractions, for the tourists that seek have all the services and the experience plus luxury, the better is than is host in the coast southwest, where are Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua. Some of the advantages of to stay in this area is that is has an excellent climate during all the year and by its popularity has one very good communication with others zones .

Lahaina is the main city of the three – although it has only 10 thousand inhabitants -, known for its famous «front street» with many options to buy or drink something.Lahaina’s charm doesn’t end with its picturesque beaches, exquisite restaurants and natural activities. The island’s shopping center is one of the best in the world. There are shops that offer Hawaiian clothing and local jewelry along with the most exclusive boutiques you see on 5th Avenue in New York or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.For those who enjoy art, Lahaina Galleries was founded in 1979 and has since cultivated a stellar reputation for offering the best works of renowned local and international artists.

Five minutes from Lahaina is Kaanapali Beach.In this city of less than 2,000 inhabitants, there are two good options for accommodation, the Aston Mahana, where you can sleep listening to the waves breaking on the shore and the Kananapali Alii which offers large apartments overlooking the sea.

There are also options for water sports such as windsurfing and jet skiing. Kaanapali is home to the Black Rock (Puu Kekaa), a sacred site in Hawaiian mythology where souls passed from the human kingdom to the spiritual realm, and is one of the best places to snorkel or swim.

Another option within this area of the coast is Kapalua, the smallest of the three options with less than a thousand inhabitants, where you will find the spectacular The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Wailea and Kihei (South Maui)

Located to south from the island from Maui, in Wailea and Kihei you will find also some advantages for stay. The variety of beaches is minor, but also with much quality. Here we find the luxury Hotel Wailea, the better option if we want a stay quiet in the mountains with excellent views to sea.

It is an excellent area for those who want to practice surfing and are not yet very experienced, as in the Makena Beach or Big Beach you will find a mile of orange sand beach and famous for its good waves.», ‘Therefore, it is not a good option if you are visiting with children or inexperienced swimmers, as it can be dangerous. In the south we also find one of the most famous nudist beaches: Little Beach.

Perhaps some disadvantages with respect to Lahaiana is that you will not have as much variety to shop for, only small shops.

Kahului and Paia (central Maui)

The part central of Maui includes a lot diversity that goes from the communities residential and the offices the government state to the plantations of sugar and pineapple. many travellers decide to stay in other areas but to others les result convenient stay, already that there are interesting options. By example, is the Paia Inn Hotel, than is the better option of accommodation in this zone. located in front of sea, but in the center of the village of Paia, us allows to enjoy everything him that this village of minus of 3 thousand inhabitants us offers.

Paia is a good place for windsurfing, even the town of Paia is known as «The Windsurfing Capital of the World» If you are looking for surfing, you should go to the nearby beach of Kahului Port, however, it is important to mention that it is only recommended for advanced level surfers.

Being in the center you will be located near any of the other areas and you will be able to move around easily and find good golf courses, parks, shopping areas and much more.

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