What will the weather be like during our stay?
On average, temperatures range from the mid 70’s to the mid-high 80’s during the day with occasional spikes either way. At any time of year it can be heavy rain in Haiku/Hana and gorgeous on the beaches of Kihei. The South Maui area (where we are) is mostly a desert-like zone and noticeable humidity is rare.
What kind of clothing should I bring?
Most people wear shorts, slippers or sandals, Hawaiian shirts and/or sundresses. Oh, and plan on spending a lot of time in swimsuits! Except for a possible “fancy” dinner night, you will find Maui is very laid-back and casual. If you are planning to go up Haleakalā please make sure to bring warm clothing including a jacket, jeans etc.
Do I need to rent a vehicle?
Most people prefer to rent a vehicle while on Island. However, the town Kihei is best explored by bike! There are plenty of local restaurants, bars and supermarkets within walking distance. If you decide to rent a vehicle you may want to consider using Turo where you can connect with locals that are renting their vehicles.
Are there transportation options other than renting a car?
We have Uber and Lyft on Maui. These services can provide transportation to most places though there are some areas such as Hana that would require a car. Or, if you would prefer not to drive the twisty roads of Hana, you can arrange a tour with a local company to drive for you.
What are the nearby options for eating?
Nalus – open-air, counter service with locally sourced recipes. Live music & nightly specials
3’s Bar & Grill – happy hour is the time for cheap drinks and excellent food
Eskimo Candy – fish and chips, great food at reasonable prices.
Roasted Chili’s – delicious Mexican food and margaritas
Maui Brewing Company – locally brewed beer and lots of tasty food options
Food Trucks – behind the Azeka parking lot, variety of foods