You’ve Booked Your Maui Condo Rental, Now How To Pack?

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Our Maui condo rental choices are unmatched in terms of quality, luxury, and amenities, and hopefully you’ve already booked yours well in advance of your trip to the island. As the time grows nearer, you’ll be wondering what and how to pack for your much anticipated vacation! We’ve got a few tips we think you’ll find helpful in those weeks and days prior to leaving for Maui.

First of all, write out a packing list so you can check it off before the day of departure. You don’t want to forget anything important! This list should include things like:

 

 

 

  • Travelers checks, credit cards, medical insurance cards
  • Any tickets for shows/activities, itineraries, and reservation confirmations
  • Driver’s license
  • Cell phone (and don’t forget the charger!)
  • OTC and prescription medications
  • Maps & directions
  • Contacts, sunglasses, solutions for contacts
  • Cameras, thumb drives, film
  • Toiletries, cosmetics
  • Sunscreen or sun block

One thing you don’t want to do when planning a trip to Maui is overpack; who wants to lug around two or three suitcases? Think “light” and tropical. When on our beautiful island, you’ll need shorts, tank-tops, t-shirts, a pair of flip flops and maybe a pair of jeans or a lightweight cardigan for an evening out. A light summer dress or skirt is good for the women as well, should you have any plans that require a bit more “dressing up.”

Of course you’ll want to bring along a swimsuit or swimming trunks for the beach, along with sunglasses, a sari, and hat to protect your hair/face from the sun. Also think of clothes that can do double duty, such as t-shirts that can be worn during the day or to sleep in at night.

When it comes to the bulkier items like coolers, baby strollers for shopping or the beach, even cribs, you can rent or purchase most of these items locally. It’s a huge hassle (and expense) trying to fly these items over along with all of your other bags!

Located on Kaanapali Beach, our Maui condo rentals provide all of the comforts of home and luxurious surroundings, whether your party consists of two people or 10! As the newest and finest condominiums on Maui, we invite you to reserve your vacation rental today at Honua Kai’s Finest.

Investing In A Maui Condo Rental For Vacation? Frugal Tips

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Most people who plan to vacation in Hawaii believe a hotel is a better (read: cheaper) way to enjoy vacationing than renting a condo. The fact is, if you’re bringing along several people, it’s actually a smart move financially to choose a Maui condo rental rather than pay for two, three, or even more hotel rooms to accommodate everyone in your party!

The truth is Hawaii hotel rates can be fairly steep, and most people know where they choose to stay is often the largest portion of their vacation expense. Considering you can comfortably accommodate 6, 8, or even more in a spacious condo vs. three or four in a hotel room, you do the math! There are several advantages to choosing a Maui condo rental over a hotel room, including the fact that you have a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of space, a living room where everyone can stretch out, and all the amenities of home.

Other than choosing a condo over a hotel room when vacationing, there are many ways you can be frugal including:

Cooking lots of meals in your condo, rather than eating out. Everyone knows that fast food or even eating at an elegant restaurant costs more than preparing your own food. When you choose to stay in a condominium, you can buy groceries and prepare your own breakfast, lunch, or dinner when you so choose. It can literally save you a bundle, depending on how long you’re vacationing.

If yours is a gluten-free family, consider bringing food from the mainland. Today, lots of families choose a gluten-free diet for health reasons. While these foods are priced higher, regardless of where you purchase, bringing along food from the mainland will save you over purchasing them in Hawaii. Think pancake mix, granola bars, and even pods or laundry detergent you can get at a better price. It all adds up!

Where better to spend your time than at the beach? In Maui, and on other islands in Hawaii, there are plenty of tourist activities that can quickly zap your budget. While you may want to consider one or two of these activities, many families enjoy hanging out at the beach and looking for seashells or building sand castles most of all – and you won’t spend a fortune! Rent a boogie board, enjoy a gorgeous sunset; there’s no shortage of things to do at the beach.

If you do decide to go snorkeling, watch the whales, or take a boat excursion, do your homework and search for special deals or coupons online. By comparing prices and finding the best vacation deals, you really can save a considerable amount of money.

Don’t stress too much about souvenirs to bring home. The most enjoyable memories will be those of time spent with your family, and while souvenirs often seem like a “must have,” consider that the best you could have are those precious photos or videos of your time spent on the island that you can relish for decades to come. Relax, enjoy, and go with the flow!

At Honua Kai’s Finest, we help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest by providing luxurious Maui condo rentals you will enjoy as much as you do your own home. Enjoy the beach, tour the island, do whatever suits your budget – but at the end of the day, enjoy a true home away from home.

Vacationing In West Maui? Top Restaurants To Satisfy Your Taste Buds

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While finding the perfect Maui condo rental is likely your top priority if you’re visiting the island over the holidays, you’ll likely want to know what the “hot” spots are in terms of great food. When you’re traveling, isn’t the food you enjoy along the way one of the most important factors? Of course it is! We have a few suggestions we think you’ll appreciate when vacationing on our beautiful island.

The Fish Market Maui is where you’ll enjoy soups, salads, fish market plates, burritos, tacos, sandwiches, and more. The “catch of the day” is a big draw, so don’t miss it! Nothing’s better than fresh fish, so arrive early or order take out by visiting FishMarketMaui.com.

If your passion is pizza, you won’t want to miss out on The Pizza Connection, where you’ll find The Flyin’ Hawaiian and other favorite thin crust options. This place is actually a wood fire brick oven that’s mobile, but you’ll find waiting a bit after placing your order is definitely worth it!

Ready to try out local cuisine? Duke’s Beach House is where you’ll want to go for island fare that will satisfy your hunger whether at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some favorites include the breakfast skillet, panko crusted calamari, Korean sticky ribs, rocket salad, and other meals sourced from local Maui farms.

Whether you’re in the mood for Korean beef tacos, a burger, fish tacos, or grilled corn you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the Shark Pit food truck, a true local hidden gem.

The Hula Grill Kaanapali is where you’ll find Hula grill traditions including Kiawe rotisserie chicken, Cantonese lamb chops, pan seared Hawaiian snapper, shrimp pasta carbonara, a pupu and raw bar, and many more selections that celebrate Hawaiian culture.

If Italian food is your passion, you definitely won’t want to miss Pulehu, where you’ll find antipasti, salads, pasta, flat breads, and other mouth-watering selections cooked over an open flame.

Experiencing a wide array of local foods is one of the most enjoyable factors when you’re vacationing or traveling! Sure, you want to explore as many adventures and activities as possible when you visit Hawaii – but what’s more satisfying than enjoying a delicious meal when it’s time to replenish those calories you’ve spent? At Honua Kai’s Finest, we make sure your stay on our magnificent island is one that offers all of the conveniences and amenities of home. Our Maui condo rentals make it possible for you to surround yourself in luxury and comfort at the end of the day!

Maui Condo Rentals – Spending Christmas On Maui Is A Great Idea

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Temperatures are getting colder by the day on the mainland, with some states getting their first snow of the season. Sure, building a snowman is fun and the flakes falling are beautiful – at least for a while. But while your teeth are chattering and your toes are frozen, imagine escaping to a place where the temperatures are warm and the fun plentiful – Maui! Our Maui condo rentals are spectacular, but there are other reasons to consider spending Christmas on this wonderful piece of paradise.

Where else can you scuba dive, snorkel, fish, surf, or just lay in the sun and soak up the warmth in December? Whether you want to windsurf at Kahana Beach Park or snorkel at Kaanapali Beach, there’s no shortage of warm-weather activities to indulge in!

Enjoy a real treat when you watch the humpback whales! If you’re on the west section of Maui, December is the perfect month for whale watching. You can also hop on a tour if you want to get a glimpse that’s truly up-close and personal.

Romantic and family-friendly. You rarely find both in one place, but Maui’s where you can enjoy a game of golf on a world-class course, go for a romantic sunset stroll on the beach, visit the Maui Ocean Center aquarium, or for those who really like an adrenalin rush, take a zipline tour or go skydiving. It’s all here!

You can relax – really. Think about it; when you stay at home over the holidays, what do you get? An amazing amount of stress considering the holiday parties, traffic, crowded shops and stores, constant holiday ads in your face, etc. Why not just relax on the beach or even enjoy a massage? Of course if you love shopping for the holidays, there’s no shortage of charming shops and boutiques.

Enjoy amazing food. From calamari, sushi, and lobster to escargot, a juicy New York Strip, sashimi and coconut ice cream, the food is out of this world.

Christmas is just around the corner, does a trip to our fabulous island sound like the ideal way to spend the holiday? Be sure to book one of our Maui condo rentals now, while you still have options!