The Best Time to Go to MauiUpdated: June 21, 2021
Anytime is always the best time to go to Maui!
As a tropical island, Maui’s climate makes it possible for visitors to visit all year round. In fact, its daytime highs during summer and winter range from 75-85°F (23-29°C). The only time that the weather becomes unpleasant is during winter storms, which are infrequent, so it shouldn’t be much of a concern.
Basically, when planning to go to Maui, you must look at its seasonal information, including weather and peak periods that will help you plan your budget better.
THE WINTER MONTHS (January to March; Low Season)
While the weather is colder and rainstorms are more common, there are three highlights of the winter season in Maui. First, it’s a low season which means that the demand is low and prices are also low. Second, for those who’d like to tour around the Road to Hana, this is the best time to do so since the rain enhances the falls along the highway. Finally, this is also the best time of the year to catch a glimpse of humpback whales that migrate down from Alaskan waters.
Other events include the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions, which takes place in Kapalua with some of the best golfers in the world.
THE SPRING MONTHS (April to June; Shoulder Season)
In between the low and peak season is the shoulder season. This is the time where the island is not filled with too many tourists, and prices are also low. In fact, we consider it as the best time to go to Maui if you’d like to avoid crowds and if you are on a tight budget. You’ll find that it’s during this season that flights are at their cheapest!
Other events include East Maui Taro Festival, Maui Steel Guitar Festival, and more.
THE SUMMER MONTHS (July to September; Peak Season)
Watch out for the crowds and high prices! Since school is out during the summer season, this is usually the time when Maui is filled to the brim with visitors. Overall, it’s both the warmest and busiest season of the year in Maui. This is also the perfect time to learn about Maui’s history since it’s when the Aloha Festivals and Ukulele festivals which honors native Hawaiian culture and music, take place.
However, if you still want to visit the island during the summer season but want to avoid crowds, the best time to go to Maui is in September.
THE FALL MONTHS (October to December; Low Season)
And we’re back to smaller crowds, lower demands, and prices! The fall season brings with it pleasant weather, which gradually becomes wetter until mid-November. While December falls into the low season as well, this isn’t exactly true come the holidays. There’s a surge of tourists during Christmas and New Year. So, if you’re trying to enjoy the season without spending too much, try and avoid the holiday dates.
Some of the events during the season are the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Made in Maui Festival, and more.