If you’re looking for a break that includes sun, warmth, and plenty of fun, no matter what time of year you come, you’ll want to make sure you consider Maui. When you sit down to plan the ultimate Maui retreat, you’ll want to consider things like places to go, things to do, where to stay, and every little detail you can think of before you go.


Wherever you are on Maui, you’re not far from the beach and ocean. An island vacation means plenty of beach time, and you’ll want to plan accordingly. Make sure to pack your beach essentials like sandals and swimsuits, and get the rest – like sunblock and water toys – once you arrive. Our beaches are the best when it comes to all things water and sand, and you’ll definitely want to spend some time at our iconic black sand beaches.

Haleakalā National Park

The Hawaiian Islands have many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, and Maui is no exception. Visit Haleakalā National Park in Kula during your next Maui retreat. It’s a special place packed with both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park is also a home for several endangered species, some of which exist only in Maui and nowhere else in the world. Take in views of stark volcanic landscapes and our sub-tropical rain forest and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry.

Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving

Head out into the Pacific for a chance to swim and discover what lives beneath the waves. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, fish, as well as whales and dolphins swimming nearby. Some charters spend the whole excursion in one spot, while others may take you to a variety of locations around the island. Make sure to pick up a disposable underwater camera to get fun shots of the sea life you swim with, and develop the pictures before you head home to get the sharpest and truest quality. Keep in mind SCUBA divers must be certified before attempting any dives outside of a tour.

Have Cash

While most travelers may not have much cash on them, either for safety or the declining need for it day to day, you’ll want some on-hand. Tips for drivers, valets, activity guides, other servicepeople are appreciated. These people don’t have the ability to swipe a credit or debit card, unlike servers and desk agents with computers and card readers.

Book Popular Activities in Advance

With so much to see and do just walking outside around the area of your rental, you won’t be short on things to do and see. If you want more structured activities, make sure to book popular excursions like snorkeling and SCUBA, marine life spotting tours, and more before you arrive. 

Another must-do is an authentic Hawaiian lu’au. Those will also need to be booked well in advance. There are many scattered across the island, hosted by hotel resorts as well as private businesses, but they sell out fast. Even guided tours of the Road to Hana fill up fast, so advance reservations for your most sought-after activities are a must.


No matter what time of year you visit Maui you’ll experience sun and warm temperatures. Winter highs are in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Summer turns up the heat providing highs in the high 80s and lows in the 70s. With less than an inch of rain on average in the wettest months, you can be rest assured to have good weather whenever you plan your Maui escape.


This usually goes hand-in-hand with weather. You’ll want to pack your favorite clothes, weather-appropriate outdoor gear, and other essentials. Keep in mind each vacation rental provided by My Perfect Stays includes bedroom and bathroom linens, and a welcome kit that includes a starter pack of laundry detergent, and a few other conveniences. In-unit laundry means you can pack just your favorites and have the ability to wash and dry them throughout your trip. Our rentals are close to local stores, so you can leave toiletries at home and pick some up when you arrive on-island.

Road to Hana

Pack up the rental car and go on a must-do sightseeing excursion. The 64-mile Road to Hana, it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and numerous blind spots. If it’s your first time, you may set out on the journey thinking the 25-mile-an-hour speed limit is a bit slow, but you’ll be thankful for it as you make your way through the twists and turns. 

The road to Hana isn’t just driving! Pull off with the many other vehicles and hike to beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites including Charles Lindbergh’s grave site.

Top Tip: Book with My Perfect Stays

The best “thing to know” of all we can provide is awesome accommodations! Take it from us that there’s no better place to stay than a relaxing home away from home in a vacation rental provided by My Perfect Stays. 

Book a cozy studio-style unit for a solo or sweetheart island retreat, all the way up to a 3-bedroom home for island fun with the whole family. No matter which home you choose, enjoy expansive living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen and more.

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