What You Won’t Want To Miss If Vacationing In Maui In July

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July is just a month-and-a-half away, so if you plan on vacationing in Maui it’s time to secure one of our Maui condo rentals and begin scheduling other reservations! July is one of the most popular months to vacation on this gorgeous island, and it’s no surprise considering there are so many fun things to do (many that don’t cost you a dime). What’s better than fun in the sun in the middle of summer? In our opinion, nothing at all!!

Here are some of the fun and exciting things you’ll find to do on Maui in July.

Independence Day celebration in Lahaina on July 4th. With tons of festivities, live bands and magnificent fireworks over the ocean, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Many of the eateries in Lahaina also offer specials on food and drink, so grab your place on the sand and get ready for a spectacular time!

Also over the 4th of July weekend you’ll find the Makawao Rodeo and Paniolo Parade (a paniolo is a Hawaiian cowboy). This year’s rodeo takes place from July 6th to the 8th and features the Bull Bash, parade, and two rodeo show times, one on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Country Knights band will be performing Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Maui also features Friday Night Town Parties every Friday night, each in a different town. If you’re staying in one of our condo rentals in West Maui, the Lahaina Town Party falls on the second Friday in July. These parties are super fun and feature entertainment, vendors, local food and more.

Friday Night Town Parties are free, and of course you never have to pay on any of our beaches to enjoy the water, take a swim or simply soak up some rays. Other free things to do are walk the Lahaina historic trail, enjoy a hiking trail, stroll the Ka’anapali Historical Trail or of course take a road trip including the well-known Road to Hana. If you’re eager to try out hula, free one-hour lessons are offered on Thursday evenings at the Lahaina Cannery Mall.

So much to see and do, so little time! We hope you have a fantastic vacation on our beautiful island and create memories that will last for a lifetime. Don’t forget to book one of our Maui condo rentals now if you’re planning a July vacation!

Questions About Vacationing In Maui? We Have The Answers!

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When you’re planning a vacation in Maui you have lots of questions – where to stay, how to get around, what to bring along, what to do, etc. While our specialty is Maui condo rentals, we know plenty about the island and can answer many of the most commonly asked questions.

Many wonder whether it’s best to rent a hotel room or condo. You may think a condo’s more costly, but when you factor in all the added expenses a hotel builds into their rates along with the fact condos are like a home with a fully equipped kitchen so you can enjoy meals you cook yourself instead of eating out two or three times a day, hotels aren’t really all that cheaper. This is especially true if you split the cost with friends or another couple/family!

What is the best airport to fly into? Flying into the Kahului airport is the best option, as you won’t have to endure a two-hour layover in Maui for a 30 minute connecting flight.

How will you get around once you arrive? While it’s most advantageous in terms of you being able to go wherever you like to obtain a rental car, there are also buses and taxis that can transport you locally for dining, shopping and other activities. A rental car gives you the most freedom.

What about the time difference? Maui doesn’t observe daylight savings time, so according to the time of year on the Mainland, Maui will be 2 to 3 hours behind the West Coast or 5 to 6 hours behind the East Coast.

What to do on Maui? While there’s more than you could possibly do in a week’s times, your top priorities should be getting into the water whether to swim, snorkel or surf. You’ll also want to drive the Road to Hana, visit the Haleakala volcano at sunrise, consider a sunset cruise and hike the Iao Valley Park. Of course there are tons of tourist attractions you’ll want to experience in Lahaina!

Where are the bests places to eat? While some people prefer to dine at the resort where they are staying, you absolutely want to experience local food! While there are plenty of opportunities to dine while enjoying an ocean view, be careful as some of these restaurants charge a premium price. The best dining options and delicious food choices can be found here if you’re staying in the Ka’anapali area.

At Honua Kai’s Finest we provide Maui condo rentals that not only provide luxurious and comfortable amenities, but fantastic ocean views and close proximity to all of the shops, dining and other activities that make vacationing in Maui so enjoyable and exciting. Have other questions? Give us a call today.

Is The Road To Hana On Your List Of To-Dos When Vacationing In Maui?

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For many vacationing in Maui, the Road to Hana is the highlight of the trip. It’s best to make it a two-day trip if you can, simply because there’s so much to see and experience. If you can’t spend the night in Hana and need to make the trip in a single day, we’ve got some tips you’ll need to keep in mind.

Leave early in the day, as you don’t want to be driving the Road to Hana at night. With endless curves and cliffs, it’s a dangerous trek at night. If you can get to Pa’ia by 7 a.m. you can do more along the way and avoid some of the heaviest traffic.

Take a long a poncho, mosquito repellent and sneakers. Small showers can pop up at any time, and the wet climate on this side of the island attracts mosquitoes. Be prepared, and you’ll have a great time no matter what the weather brings.

With hundreds of curves and more than 50 bridges, you’ll want to be cautious when driving and keep your eye out for tourists. Obey traffic signs and drive slowly – besides being dangerous, if you drive too fast you’ll miss all of the natural beauty and other attractions!

Don’t detour off path. There are lots of hazards if you get off the path, so don’t do it. Stay on the trails along the Road to Hana as most are in good shape, but always pay close attention.

The waterfalls are plentiful, but be safe when splashing in the water. It isn’t a good idea to get directly under a huge waterfall, as things besides water can come rushing over the edge. Enjoy the beauty, but from a safe distance.

Some of the places you’ll definitely want to stop at along the way include the Garden of Eden, the Honomanu Bay Lookout, and Keanae Peninsula and Village. Be safe, and enjoy the experiences along the Road to Hana!

If you’re staying on the west side of the island we recommend our Maui condo rentals for the ultimate in lush comfort, service, amenities and fantastic ocean views. Located on Ka’anapali Beach, there’s plenty to see and do in gorgeous surroundings.

Vacationing In Maui This Summer? Put These Things On Your To-Do List!

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June is just weeks away, which means it’s the beginning of summer in Maui! If you’re headed to our island paradise, be sure to secure one of our Maui condo rentals well in advance – they go fast. Vacationing in Maui in the summer is great, as there are tons of festivals and annual events going on in addition to everything else there is to do including water activities, picnicking on the beach, hiking, shopping, dining, golfing, taking the Road to Hana, etc. We’ve listed a few of these festivals and events below.

June 24th is when you can enjoy the annual Hawaiian Slack Key (Ki Hoalu) Guitar Festival. A free outdoor concert, this festival will keep you entertained for the entire afternoon. Craft booths, great food, and of course some of the best slack key guitarists in Hawaii! This festival takes place in Kahului at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

If you’re staying in West Maui you won’t want to miss the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival June 1st through 3rd! An exciting event and one that’s beautiful to watch, the festival takes place on Ka’anapali Beach and includes demonstrations, canoe races, and sailing-canoe rides. This festival celebrates ancient Hawaiian canoe sailing and the dozens of watermen and women who do it best.

June 16th and 17th is the Kamehameha Day Celebration where you’ll enjoy a day long festival in Lahaina’s Banyan Tree Park that includes Hawaiian music, craft booths, food, hula and a wonderful parade. Kamehameha Day is a state holiday in Hawaii (June 11) that honors the state’s first king after uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.

Other events and festivals during June include the 37th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival June7th through 10th, and the Maui Film Festival in Wailea June 13th through 17th. This isn’t a complete list, it’s just a sampling of all there is to do on our beautiful island!

Save the dates, and be sure to book one of our luxurious Maui condo rentals where you’ll enjoy unwinding in comfort and the incredible ocean views at the end of the day.