The 5 Steps of Planning a Trip to MauiUpdated: March 6, 2021
Planning a trip to Maui? We at Hoaloha Jeep Adventures have prepared five steps you can follow to have a successful and memorable trip to Maui.
Step 1. Decide on a date
When deciding on a date, there are actually multiple considerations to take into account. It’s not just about selecting a year, month, and duration of your stay. Here are a few tips you can follow when deciding on a date for your trip to Maui.
Budget. From around the end of March to May, and from September to November, are the usual off-seasons of Maui. During this time, tickets and rooms are cheaper, which is great if you’re on a budget.
Weather. Hawaii has two seasons, summer and winter. It’s best for those living in colder climates to visit Maui during winter, and summer is best for those living in humid climates.
Step 2. Plan where to stay
If you’ve done your research, you’ll find that there are many towns in Maui that offer various accommodations. When choosing where to stay, you need to consider first where you will land. Personally, we prefer landing in Kahului over Kapalua since it’s relatively cheaper and gives you a breathtaking view of the coast while driving along for an hour. Below are towns you can stay at while enjoying Maui:
South Maui (Wailea, Kihei, Makena). The desert side of Maui that ensures you 100% of sun with stunning beaches, restaurants, and other activities.
West Maui (Kaanapali, Lahaina, Kapalua, Napili). Another desert side of the island with big resorts, golf courses, and local shops.
East Maui (Hana Town). Hana is a town that boasts a peaceful natural setting. There aren’t many places you can stay here, but there are a few hotels with great accommodations.
Upcountry Maui (Makawao, Kula). If you want a cooler climate with breathtaking views, then staying Upcountry is the best for you. It’s definitely far from the beaches, but it compensates through its beautiful landscapes.
Step 3. Book a jeep tour
There are plenty of sights and adventures in Maui, and the best way to experience those is to book a jeep tour. Furthermore, with experience guides driving you around the island, you have the chance to fully immerse yourself in it without having to worry about directions and getting lost. Check out our highly recommended jeep tours you can book today:
Hana Highway (Road to Hana) Private Tours. Experience the most famous highway of Maui and what it has to offer. We also offer a Halfway to Hana tour for those who want a sample of Hana Highway without having to spend the whole day on the road.
West Maui Mountain Private Tours. Another excellent jeep tour, especially for those staying in Ka’anapali or Lahaina Town eager to experience the ocean and mountains surrounding the West Maui Mountains.
Volcanoes of Maui (Haleakala) Private Tour. Explore the Upcountry area of Haleakala with its stunning sunset and sunrise views, extraordinary forests, and amazing landscapes.
Step 4. Find out what other things you can do in Maui
While you will experience many things in our private jeep tours, it’s always great to find out what other things you can do in Maui. For instance, resorts where you’ll experience luaus, massages, snorkeling, golfing, and even beach portraits. There are also many adventure activities you may check out while planning a trip to Maui. This includes ziplining, scuba diving, sports fishing, kayaking, parasailing, and, of course, volcano biking.
Also, don’t forget to enjoy the food by locals! As a top tourist destination, it’s really no doubt that you’ll find award-winning restaurants in Maui.
Step 5. Pack essentials!
Finally, planning a trip to Maui is not complete without creating a checklist for the essentials. As such, here are items you must bring with you during your most-awaited Maui trip:
Cash (because not everybody here takes cards)