Maui

Hotels in Maui

With everything from beach bungalows to luxurious resorts, hotels in Maui have something for every traveler. Whether you need to unplug in a secluded hideaway, get the finest spa treatments right on the beach, or find the best water sports the island has to offer, Maui hotels have your the ideal vacation on the tropical island. Accommodations on the island are notoriously gorgeous with amenities to fit any vacationer’s needs.

Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea is right on the beach. The five-star property is easily one of the best hotels in Maui, with a saltwater infinity-edge pool and excursions for scuba diving and canoeing, to get up close and personal with sea turtles. Choose a garden view room for the best scenery. The Fairmont Kea Lani is a dramatic hideaway on sprawling grounds with views of the mountains and the ocean. Also near Wailea, the opportunities to explore the ocean’s wildlife are exceptional. The award-winning restaurant, Ko, was recently renovated. Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas are just a few yards from one of the best beaches in Hawaii, Ka‘anapali Beach. The resort is simple and luxurious, and just a few minutes drive from the best golf courses on the island. On Maui’s southwest shore, the Grand Wailea is a sprawling 40-acre property complete with a lazy river pool and the largest spa in Hawaii.

The hotel, centrally located near shops and restaurants on the south shore, has 72 streamlined suites—all of which are 900 square feet, with soaking tubs and private lanais.

Formerly Hotel Hana-Maui & Honua Spa

For a sprawling resort, the Westin Ka’anapali manages to exude calm. This is in part due to the lone (though large) pool—a marked contrast to the aqua-playground of sister property the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

Until recently, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's buttoned-up European look was strangely out of touch with its tropical surroundings. After a $180 million renovation completed in 2008, the hotel has lost the chintzy curtains, faux Renaissance artwork, and yes, the fireplace in the library.

A traditional lei greeting accompanied by Hawaiian punches and treats sets the tone upon arrival at Wailea Beach Villas, an exclusive island retreat on Maui.

Owner Donna Stafford began renting eco-friendly accommodations in 2001, and her cottages, houses, apartments, and B&Bs range from smaller lodgings for one or two people to groups of 20.

Pure Maui, a luxury travel agency, assists clients in planning customized vacations. The company has a selection of more than 25 private residences, ranging from an eight-bedroom estate on the beach to a bungalow with a private pool.

Moorish-inspired hideaway (domes, dramatic archways, and whitewashed walls) on 22 tropical acres. Brave a 140-foot waterslide, string orchids into leis, and golf with a view of mountains and ocean.

Inside, calm and collected. Outside, aquatic uproar: five pools, slides, waterfalls, and a broad swath of Kaanapali Beach, with sucba, parasailing, and snorkeling at coral-crusted Black Rock.

On Maui’s southwest shore, a sprawling 40-acre resort with a 2,000-foot lazy-river pool and the largest spa in Hawaii. Art Highlight: Seventeen bronze sculptures by Fernand Léger, one of the largest collections outside the Musée National Fernand Léger, in Biot, France.

Maui’s Lahaina Town area provides the setting for these house-style rental condos. Offering an alternative to the “big box” hotels, these private locations range from studios to a two-bedroom, two-bath suite.

A favored hideout for Hollywood types in search of a Polynesian interlude, the 380-room resort caters to every pleasurable whim. The rooms are decorated in tropical Hawaiian patterns and face the Pacific or the dramatic Haleakala volcano.

Kaanapali's first resort claims Maui's best ocean setting. And that means beach activities from morning dives to astronomer-led stargazing.