Spending time with your family and loved ones is the best way to spend the holiday. It’s a great time to relax and have fun with the people most important to you. But if you want to experience a different way of spending the holidays, you can try going on an island holiday getaway in Hawaii!
Bring the whole gang, soak up the warm Hawaiian sun, catch some waves and experience the amazing island hospitality that will welcome you with open arms as soon as you arrive. To get you started on your Maui vacation planning, here are some helpful travel tips that you might want to take note of.
When Preparing Your Travel Itinerary…
Make the plans together!
If you are traveling with your friends or family, be sure to have everyone together to discuss the whole travel as one group. You will need to plan the whole trip per everyone’s schedule, availability, funds and physical ability (in the event you are traveling with young kids, the elderly, pregnant or someone with a disability). This really is one of the best ways to keep everyone happy while on vacation!
Make a list of activities that everyone can be a part of.
One of the top ways to be a good travel companion is to make the trip collaborative from start to finish. So since you are traveling as a group, it would be a great idea to join and attend activities that everyone can enjoy. For families with kids and the elderly, you can sign up for boat trips, luaus, museum or walking tours, or even farm and beach trips in Maui. The island has loads of exciting things to do that are perfect for people of all ages.
On the other hand, if you and your group prefer to sign up for more adventurous activities, why not try a surfing safari trip, mountain climbing or trekking, snorkeling or scuba diving, or even dare the famous Road to Hana. The possibilities for unique things to do on Maui are seemingly endless, so make sure to create a flexible itinerary that fits everyone’s bucket list!
When Booking Flights, Cars, and Accommodation…
Check for low airline fares months in advance.
Airlines usually offer ticket sales months or weeks before the upcoming holiday. If you want to save money on plane tickets, you might want to constantly be on the lookout for these sales and get alerts on when the low fare sales are scheduled so that you can book tickets for cheaper rates.
You are going to want to book early.
For those not familiar with how to travel during the holidays, it is important to remember that oceanfront vacation condos and car rentals usually get booked up. You don’t want to be one of those guests who are left with nowhere to stay in or no car to use while visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Thus, you should book your West Maui vacation rentals as far in advance as possible (we suggest at least 3 to 4 months prior), so that you can guarantee a vehicle that appropriately accommodates your group and also home away from home that is close to the beach as possible!
How to plan an affordable Hawaii vacation…
Buy snacks and easy-to-prep meals from a grocery in Maui.
If you want to save some money, you might want to stock up on some supplies by buying from one of the groceries and supermarkets in Maui. This way, you won’t have to keep bringing the whole group out for a meal or a snack, since you can just grab from your personal stash and munch on.
And if possible, cook your own meals.
Nothing beats home-cooked meals, especially when enjoying it in paradise! If one of you in the group won’t mind preparing some meals for everyone, you might want to snag some ingredients for some home cooking sessions in the fully equipped kitchen that is a part of our resort amenities. The opportunity to enjoy a tasty meal of your favorites while the ocean gently crashes and the sun dips below the horizon is just one of the reasons why you should stay at a Hawaii resort over a hotel!
Of course, you can still eat out with the whole group so that you can taste some of the wonderful meals served in by some of the top restaurants on the island. But if you are on a budget, eating out is something that you might want to do sparingly.
Research in advance to find great yet affordable restaurants on the island.
If you want to try some mouthwatering island flavors and experience some of the world-famous food and drink from some of the top restaurants in Maui, you can do your research in advance to find out where to eat lunch or dinner without burning a hole in your wallet. Many local restaurants offer delicious, filling meals at affordable rates.
How to Make the Most of Your Island Vacation…
Relax and laze around the beach.
The best place to visit in Maui? The beach, of course! And if you want to watch well-known sunset in Maui, then you might want to try spending an afternoon around the west side beaches on the island. Most West Maui beaches, Kaanapali Beach, for example, are some of the most family-friendly beaches to spend some time in.
Plan your own tour around town.
If you have decided to plan your Maui vacation all on your own, you can bring the whole group to some of the tourist spots around town and just walk around and enjoy the view. You can take a walking tour around the town to discover the best things to do in Lahaina, visit the Kula Lavender Farm, or even taste Maui gold on a pineapple tour.
Another way to make your Hawaii vacation unforgettable is to book one of the best places to stay in West Maui. Located just outside the bustle of Kaanapali and Lahaina, Kahana Village offers its guests luxurious vacation homes with peace, quiet, the beach and oceanfront views! Here, you can enjoy the sunset every day and make the most of your holiday getaway with your loved ones.