West Maui vs South Maui - Where to Stay for Your Hawaii Vacation

West Maui vs South Maui – Where to Stay for Your Hawaii Vacation

West Maui vs South Maui – Where to Stay for Your Hawaii Vacation

If you are trying to figure out where the best place to stay in Maui, Hawaii, you might want to consider looking checking out the Maui beach house rentals offered on the west side of the island. Maui, being the second largest of all the Hawaiian islands, offers a wide variety of island activities and locations to visit. But with a land area of 727 miles, you definitely have a lot of ground to cover if ever you want to get the most of your Hawaii vacation.

To make sure that you can squeeze in as many activities as you can during your Maui vacation holiday, you might want to consider staying in one of the best beachfront vacation home rentals in West Maui over the southside of the island. Here are some of the reasons why this island destination will be more ideal for your lodging accommodations over that of South Maui.

Some of the BEST Island Activities

The west side of Maui hosts a wide selection of activities, locations, tour agencies and other tourist spots that are a MUST see while you are on the island. Whether you are here for some of the best snorkeling beaches, a luau, surfing, sunset sailing, golfing, whale watching, or just plain old beachside picnicking and swimming, West Maui has it all for you!

On this side of the island, you can find some of the must-visit locations such as the historic town of Lahaina and the Banyan Tree Park, Maui Ocean Center, the scenic West Maui Mountains, the beaches of Kaanapali and Black Rock, as well as the West Maui Forest Reserve. There is a good mix of vacation activities that you can do to immerse in the beauty and culture of Hawaii. You’ll find you’re coming to this side of the island a lot anyway, so why not make it your top pick of travel accommodations?

Wander Down the Famed Front Street

Not sure where to start when it comes to filling your travel itinerary? Take a stroll alongside the sparkling blue and discover the many shops and Maui restaurants of Lahaina Town’s Front Street. This beachfront shopping mecca is home to many locally owned boutiques that make it incredibly easy to take a piece of Maui home with you. And with all the tasty restaurants to choose from, this is the perfect place to recharge before heading to your next island adventure.

And if you happen to be on Maui during “Second Friday”, the monthly block party is definitely not something you are going to want to miss! Plus the Lahaina Harbor is just a quick walk away from the main road, so if you are hoping to launch an ocean activity then Front Street is a must stop!

Tee Off on Championship Golf Courses

And since we are on the topic of island activities, West Maui is a sort of heaven for avid golfers. Between the lush, green fairways of the Kaanapali Golf Courses and the dramatic tropical backdrops of the Kapalua Resort Golf Courses, the opportunity to play a round on one of the best courses in the world is something you just can’t pass up.

More Transportation Options to Get Around the Island

There are many options for you to travel around the island of Maui. You can make use of the taxi, tour bus, shuttle services, or public bus transit system that are available on the island. But for you to make the most of your stay in Hawaii, plan your island activities accordingly, and stick to your timetable. In most cases, because it is much more convenient, renting a car tends to be the top choice for transportation. Be sure you check your with your hotel, vacation rental or resort about parking and any fees related to it. Just a note, here at Kahana Village, there are NO parking fees and your car is not off at some other lot that you would need to be shuttled to.

There is a wide selection of car rental providers in West Maui, most of which are within the airport premises, which makes picking up your car rental much easier. You may want to book your car in advance so you can get exactly what you need for your many island adventures.

Closer to the Urban Areas on the Island

West Maui is an ideal location to stay, considering the many resort amenities available on this side of the island. It’s also abundant with urbanized locations, with an array of restaurants, shopping, spas and even local town parties to visit. You won’t get bored on this side of the island as you have a plethora of things to do, places to visit, delicacies to try and local island products to buy.

Top Maui Surf Locations

One of the must-try activities when you visit Maui, Hawaii is surfing. On the west side of the island, the various beaches and locations offer surfers a selection of ideal surfing conditions, whether you are a beginner or an expert surfer. Beginner surf lessons are offered along the coasts of West Maui, mostly in beach parks and surf breaks such as the Cove, Launiupoko, Breakwall, Kaanapali Beach and many more.

For the pro surfers who are looking for bigger waves to catch, West Maui has some amazing spots to offer them, too. Lahaina Harbor, along with the Olaowalu, Honolua Bay and Honokohau Bay will be perfect for those who would like to ride some cool waves. In fact, if you are looking for one of the best surfing spots in the world, Honolua Bay is the place to go.

Breathtaking Hawaii Sunsets

One of the most breathtakingly beautiful sceneries of Hawaii is its amazing sunset that you can enjoy at its grandeur, especially if you are seeing it on the west side of the island. Nothing beats lazing around on the beachfront, relaxing and sipping on some cocktails while you watch the sun bid goodbye to the day.

We may be biased, but where else can you witness this natural and beautiful phenomenon than at some of the best beachfront vacation rentals in Maui? If you stay on West Maui, you are closer to some of the best places for sunset viewing, including our secluded beach here in Kahana, the beaches of Kaanapali and Beach Rock, as well as the Kahekili Beach Park.

Top Beachfront Vacation Accommodation

And if you are looking for a beautiful place to call your own while you are on vacation in Maui, you might want to consider checking out some of the 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom beachfront vacation houses that Kahana Village has to offer. With some condo villas as close as 40 feet from the beach, we offer you sanctuary with unlimited access to beautiful sunsets during your stay in the paradise island of Maui.

Whether you are looking for a fun and adventure-filled vacation or a more laid back and relaxing stay in Maui, the west side will definitely be a great choice over staying on the south side of Maui. With more activities to try, top holiday getaway lodging, world-class golf, great local food choices, fun shopping and beautiful sunsets to behold, you are off to a wonderful vacation along the west part of the island. And Kahana Village might just be the best place for you to stay in during your tropical island vacation. Contact us to learn more about the beautiful Maui beachfront rentals that we have available.


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