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.