Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Maalaea

The ocean views and wildlife provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Maalaea. This romantic city is known for its aquarium, seafood restaurants and whale watching. Kaanapali Beach and Maui Ocean Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Maalaea

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like whale watching and snorkeling. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Maalaea a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Maui Ocean Center (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Kapalua Golf Club Plantation Course (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • The Dunes at Maui Lani (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Maui Nui Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Wailea Blue Golf Course (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Wailea Emerald Golf Course (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Maalaea

Travelers enjoy Maalaea for its snorkeling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Maalaea

Travelers enjoy Maalaea for its seaside and island views. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Maalaea is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kaanapali Beach (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Iao Valley State Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Wailea Beach (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Hookipa Beach Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • D.T. Fleming Beach Park (16.7 mi / 27 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Maalaea

The nearest airport is in Kahului, HI (OGG), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), which is 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Maalaea?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,415 holiday lettings near Maalaea. From 3,863 Condos/Apartments to 237 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Maalaea is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Maalaea?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Maalaea:

  • Montage Kapalua Bay (Residences at Kapalua Bay): 462 holiday homes
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 516 holiday homes
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 285 holiday homes
  • Downtown Lahaina: 411 holiday homes
  • Haiku: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Maalaea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Maalaea. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge: 9,066 holiday lettings
  • Lower Paia Park: 5,415 holiday lettings
  • Kanaha Beach Park: 9,104 holiday lettings
  • La Perouse Bay: 4,324 holiday lettings
  • Whalers Village Museum: 5,992 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Maalaea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Maalaea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,863 Condos/Apartments in Maalaea. Our other popular types of Maalaea holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 237 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 92 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 40 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Maalaea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,884 holiday homes with pool available in Maalaea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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