Why May is a Perfect Time to Visit Maui
Maui in May has a special appeal for travelers. May is a great time to visit Maui as it is known as the “shoulder season,” since it’s in between peak visiting times. It’s also before hurricane season. Hurricanes and tropical storms are generally rare events but if we do get a hurricane, it likely happens during June through November.
Why Visit in May?
Our average temperatures in May is from the ’70s to the 80’s. The winter tourists have gone home, and the summer tourists have yet to arrive. May isn’t *quite* as popular a month as the summer or winter months. So, Maui is a little less crowded than usual, so you may have an easier time finding good deals on airfare and hotels.
The best chances for good weather, with little to no rain, is also in May. Although a lovely rain storm can actually be a beautiful event, most visitors prefer clear days for beach fun and sight seeing.
Though whale watching season is over, there are lots of other great reasons to come to Maui in May. The Island is in bloom with the beautiful flowers that permeate the landscape and May 1st is Lei Day throughout the Valley Isle. Though you can enjoy the traditional native lei anytime. Leis are garlands constructed of flowers and other greenery and are a symbol of Hawaii and its welcoming attitude to visitors.
Surfing is another great May activity with wonderful waves and beautiful beaches. Consider booking a lesson to learn to surf while in Maui.
Maui is a busy place all year long with luaus, cultural events, and festivals, but in May specifically is:
• The Annual Maui Brewer’s Festival is slated for May 15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI) from 9 am to 2 pm. It’s the MACC’s annual fundraiser. More information is available by calling (808) 242-7469.
• The Maui Classical Music Festival begins on May 13th from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Makawao Union Church on Baldwin Avenue. In its 40th year, it takes place in three different historic Maui church venues with a bonus event on Sunday, May 22nd. The May 18th concert is at the Wananalua Congregational Church, right here in Hana.
Some activities are still being scheduled after the end of the COVID-19 restrictions.
NOTE: as of March 26th, Hawaii’s mask mandate for indoor activities has ended, and proof of vaccination or negative antigen tests are not required for outdoor events.
Let Hana Kai Maui Host Your Maui Getaway
Maybe we’re biased, but we think anytime is a good time to visit Maui. Let us know what you’re interested in doing while you’re here and we’ll help you add it to your vacation visit.
When it’s time for you to experience Maui, call to book your visit at any time of the year that works for you. Book your reservations at 1-800-346-2772, or book directly online. We’re open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Hawaii time to answer all of your questions. Get in touch today to reserve your vacation to Hana Kai Maui.