There’s no place like Maui to spend your summer vacation. Of course, there really isn’t a “bad” time to visit Maui. But during the summer months, you’ll have a vacation to remember during fall and winter. The busiest time to visit Maui is July through September, one of the “high seasons” for visitors. There’s definitely a lot happening on The Valley Isle right now.
The temperature ranges from the 70’s to 80’s year-round, so whatever you do, you’ll experience warm temperatures. Note that whale watching isn’t until the “winter” months, mid-December through March. You won’t be able to do any parasailing or jet skiing during that time. Right now, the weather is, of course, hot, humid, and muggy, but the trade winds help with that.
So what does a Maui summer vacation look like? We’ll give you a glimpse of it.
On The Water
Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, and no Maui trip would be complete without some beach time. Whether you’re swimming, surfing, snorkeling, or just hanging out, any beach is a good beach for it. Surfing and other water sports are a year-round activity here, along with scuba, snorkeling, paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking/canoeing, and fishing.
The Molokini Crater is not to be missed if you enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving.
Remember that all beaches in Maui are public beaches, so it’s important to respect the property while you’re there.
Festivals And Other Activities
You can attend any number of festivals during the year, but a summer vacation in Maui should include at least one of them. This online event calendar lists many of the upcoming festivals you and your family can plan to attend. More listings are available in a search.
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului has activities all year long, as well as online streaming for previous events. Their calendar lists all of their upcoming events, and you can also sign up for their emails. (Note: if you decide to come in November, Hall & Oates will be stopping at the MACC on November 9th.)
Want to listen and find out what’s happening ahead of time? Stream and listen online to Maui’s local Mana’o Radio (KMNO 91.7 FM) before you head here. This all-volunteer radio station plays a wide range of curated music for the local audience. Check out Mana’o Radio on Facebook to find out more about their activities and activities in the community, as well as the Events page on their website.
Don’t forget to find a luau to enjoy while you’re on The Valley Isle to learn about the Hawaiian culture and taste some traditional local cuisine.
Locally Grown Produce
If you love avocados and mangoes, you can literally eat up on your Maui summer vacation. It’s the time of year when both are ripening on the trees and getting ready to harvest. Fruit stands on the side of the road will have plenty for you to enjoy during your trip, especially on the Road to Hana.
A ripe, buttery Maui avocado needs nothing more than a light sprinkling of Hawaiian pink salt right before you eat it. And a mango? Cut it any way you like to enjoy the soft, tree-ripened sweetness without anything added—unless you like coconut, too.
The Garden Of Eden
For visitors not interested in surfing—and how can you not be?—Maui has plenty of other activities for you.
Actually called The Garden of Eden, Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and it’s on the Road To Hana at mile marker #10.5. With 26 acres of trees, plants, and flowers from the South Pacific, and a walking trail to make sure you don’t miss any of it. Breathtaking views and incredible botanical diversity make The Garden of Eden a must-see. The Garden hosts over 700 unique plants, all labeled, in a beautifully landscaped park.
Not all of the plants are native to Maui, and many are from outside of Hawaii. The late George Harrison of The Beatles was a resident of the Northshore and donated several plants to the Garden.
The Garden of Eden is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is 26 miles from Kahului. Admission is $20 per person (16 and up) and $10 for kids (5 through 16), with free admission for children 5 and under. Discounts are available for military, students, AAA members, Hawaii residents, and parties of 5 or more.
Maui Summer Vacation At Hana Kai Maui
Whatever your summer vacation looks like to you, we’d love to have you. With fully furnished and comfortable condos featuring a full kitchen and a lanai, every unit is just steps from the beachfront.
When you’re ready to visit Maui, call to book your next 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 begin reserving your visit to Hana Kai Maui.