Where to stay on Maui? That's a good question if you're planning a visit to the Valley Isle. Maui is divided into a couple of areas where the major accommodations are located, though as a whole the island offers a large range of accommodations, from budget hotels to condominiums - 5-star hotels to bed and breakfasts. Many of the major beach resorts are along the south west coast near Ka`anapali. A few major resorts also exist in south Maui, especially in Wailea. This includes the wedding location at the Grand Wailea Resort. In either of these locations you're bound to find beautiful beaches and good weather no matter where you look. In south Maui, Kihei is also a popular place to stay, boasting a wide assortment of condominiums in the area.


Southwest Coast (including Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua)

Highlights Great weather throughout the year!
Highlights Great selection of beaches available.
Highlights Great variety of stores and shops.
Detraction Can be quite touristy in most locations.
Detraction Can be very crowded, especially during the holidays.
Detraction Can be rather far from the Hana Highway and Haleakala.

South Coast (including Kihei and Wailea)

Highlights Great weather year-round!
Highlights A lot of cheaper accommodation rentals.
Highlights Decent selection of beaches over much of the coastline.
Detraction Not as much shopping available, just small stores.
Detraction Not as many upscale restaurant options available.
Detraction Can be rather far from the Hana Highway and Haleakala.

Northeast Coast (including Hana and near the Oheo Gulch)

Highlights Great proximity to the sights of the Hana Highway and Oheo Gulch.
Highlights Small, but beautiful, variety of beaches.
Detraction Can be very wet, especially during the winter.
Detraction Is geographically very isolated, a great distance from all other attractions.

Central Maui (including Lahaina and Paia)

Highlights Decent variety of shops available.
Highlights Great proximity to most of the island, including the Hana Highway.
Detraction Limited accommodations are present in these areas.
Detraction Paia can experience a good bit of rain.
Detraction Not very scenic in most of central Maui.
Detraction Limited selection of beaches.

Upcountry Maui (including Kula)

Highlights Great scenery and proximity to Haleakala
Detraction Lack of accommodation options.
Detraction Very limited variety of stores or restaurants.
Detraction No beaches.

Suggested Accomodation Locations:

The Grand Wailea
Hotel Wailea

Honua Kai Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui
Westin Kaanapali
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