Planning a Maui vacation along with your family may sound daunting. If you aren’t used to organizing activities for a group of people and are not very familiar with the island, planning a family trip that is affordable and keeps everyone happy can be a huge challenge. But by making use of the power of information and with the right guidance, you can pull it off without a hitch!
If you don’t know how to begin but are chomping at the bit to get started planning everything, then following these top tips can be a good starting point as you start organizing your upcoming vacation to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.
Take Advantage of Airfare Sales
Vacations can come with a hefty price tag, especially if you are traveling a long way to Maui and with your whole family. But the good thing is you can always take advantage of airfare sales, like the one that Southwest hosted when launching their flights to Hawaii, offered by various aircraft companies.
Rent a Beachfront Home Rental Instead of a Hotel Room
If you are traveling to Hawaii on a budget, it will be a great idea to find a place to stay where you and your whole family can be together. The island of Maui hosts a variety of vacation houses, one of which is Kahana Village which offers some of the best vacation home rentals in West Maui has to offer. In addition to the resort amenities, our two and three-bedroom oceanfront condos for rent provide accommodations for up to 6 guests making it the perfect home away from home for a family vacation in Hawaii!
Shop Local and Cook Your Own Meals
Maui is a haven for a wide selection of food and drink with amazing foodie experiences. Being a tropical paradise, the islands of Hawaii boasts a variety of fresh ingredients grown in and harvested from local farms or caught from the ocean.
Outfitted with a fully equipped kitchen, our Hawaii vacation villas allow for you to whip up a tasty meal that showcases Hawaiian flavors without the price! You could even take the meal to the private lanai for a beachfront experience! And if you are looking to get a taste of Hawaii but don’t want to chef it up, many Maui restaurants apply the farm to table or sea to table philosophy where you can enjoy ono (delicious) bites of paradise!
Plan Your Travel Itinerary Wisely
To make the most out of your Hawaii vacation, it’s best that you plan everything accordingly. Think about the amount of travel time involved between each activity spots on the island. With so many things to do and places to visit in Maui, you should see to it that you are maximizing your time.
Depending on the length of your vacation in Hawaii, you should only schedule activities that you can conveniently get to without wasting too much time traveling from one place to the other. As much as possible, schedule as many activities as you can on one part of the island so that you won’t have to keep moving around.
Book Package Deals for Activities and Attractions
With so many Maui activities to enjoy, the options can be almost overwhelming. Which is why it is a good thing that there are a lot of island adventure agencies that offer package deals and discounted rates for group activities. Depending on what activities you’d want to sign up for, you can check out the different packages offered by some of the travel companies around the island. You can also book these activities in advance so that once you are on the island, everything will be ready for you and your family to enjoy.
Enjoy Free Beach & Resort Activities
If you would like to stick to less expensive activities, there are a lot of things to do in Maui on a budget. If you prefer to spend a more laid back vacation with your family, you can simply stay in our Maui beachfront condo rentals! This way, you can just laze around or go on a picnic by the beachside, let your kids play on the sand or splash around in the water. Our vacation rentals include beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, and coolers!
Rent a Car in Advance
While Maui is an island, it is not as small as you might think it is. The Valley Isle has a land area of 727 miles and hosts a large selection of activities, restaurants, and tourist spots. If you want to visit different places from one point of the island to another, it’s best that you rent a car in advance, so that once you arrive on the island, you can just drive the whole family from one place to another and make the most of your time on the island.
Plan What to Bring to Hawaii
Packing is one of the biggest challenges of planning a Hawaii vacation. The challenge is packing as much as you need in as little space as possible. The trick is making a list of all the things that you need and preparing them in advance so that in case you’ve forgotten something, you will still have enough time to add more things into your luggage. And if you are looking for more tips on what to pack for your vacation, we have put together the ultimate Hawaii packing list for you to use as a guide!
Make the Most Out of Your Vacation
Relax and make the most out of your vacation with your family. This is a great opportunity for you to bond with your kids and your spouse to make your Hawaii vacation unforgettable! Enjoy the wonders that nature has to offer on the island and let the whole family enjoy their tropical vacation.
We look forward to your upcoming Maui getaway, we hope that you have a blast!