What Are The Best Times Of The Year To Visit Maui?

While Maui is a great place to visit any time of year, there are periods where a Maui visit is ideal. If you’re planning a wedding, a family vacation, or any truly special visit, here’s when you should come for an optimal Maui visit.

Best Times Of The Year To Visit Maui?

Visiting During The First Quarter

January, February and March see slightly cooler weather and occasional rainstorms on the island. But the benefit is that the extra precipitation helps the waterfalls along the Road To Hana.

If you’re interested in whale watching, this is a great time to visit Maui. Humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warmer, safer waters of Maui to mate, calve, and give birth during this time of the year. February is the prime month for whale-spotting. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of these magnificent animals during your visit.

Second Quarter Visits To Maui Are Less Expensive

April and May are off-season, and considered an ideal time to visit Maui. The winter visitors have left but the summer crowds won’t arrive until June, meaning it’s also less crowded. You’ll have the benefit of the warm weather as well as finding great rates for hotel rooms, rental cars and other amenities. Ironically, it’s also one of the best times to visit.

But be aware that the last week of April is a series of holidays in Japan, known as “Golden Week.” Three Japanese holidays occur at that time, and you must book all of your reservations well in advance.

Summer Is Peak Season

It’s no surprise that June, July and August are peak tourist seasons, bringing families to the Islands. Swimming is easier for younger visitors due milder currents, and there are numerous summer events, such as the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Everyone is on vacation and kids are out of school, making this period the busiest of the year. Rates will be higher, and some amenities may not be available.

Third Quarter Fall Visits, September Through Early December

After summer, this is a great time to visit with beautiful weather, less crowding and lower prices. While winter months tend to have more rain, September usually has less of it.

If you’re making a trip on the Road To Hana, this is also a great time to visit because there are less tourists in the area. Temperatures stay in the 80’s. Stronger currents return, so it’s also a great time for surfing for the advanced.  

Fourth Quarter Visits

Because fall temperatures are much the same as the rest of the year, and the summer tourists have gone home, October, November and early December are also ideal times to visit Maui. Book in advance to get the best available rates.

But mid-December until the end of March is also a peak season, due to mainland “snowbirds” heading west for a few days of warm weather and sunshine. Prices are also some of the highest, and most hotels and resorts are fully booked well in advance.

The Christmas period is very busy with snowbirds aching to leave the cold and feel the sun’s warmth for a few days. Expect to pay premium rates for hotels, rental cars, and other amenities during the last two weeks of December.

So When Is The Best Time To Visit Maui?

The best time to visit is whenever you decide to come. Whatever interests you the most is when you should visit. There are a number of festivals and events throughout the year that make a trip to Maui a great idea.

Whether you’re looking to spend less on your visit, spend time away from the cold, or anytime you want to feel our warm sand between your toes is the right time.

Weather Considerations

Maui’s climate is consistent throughout the year, with daytime highs of 75F to 85F, and nighttime lows of about 60F, even during the winter months. While rainfall is frequent, especially during November through March, it’s typically brief showers followed by sunshine. The only time Maui has unpleasant weather is during a rare winter storm that covers the island with clouds and rain.

Hurricane season runs from June through November. While Maui doesn’t see a large number of these, it’s still important to be prepared if you visit during that period.

But because of the varied topography of the Island, Maui also has a wide range of microclimates. Ask before your trip so you can be prepared.

Hana Kai Maui Is Ideal All Year Long

Hana Kai Maui’s comfortably designed beachfront condos on Waikaloa Beach are ready to meet you no matter when you come to visit. Whether for a weekend or a week, Hana Kai Maui is both a journey and a destination you’ll always remember.  

Call to book your next reservations at 1-800-346-2772, or book directly online. We’re open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Hawaii time to answer all of your questions.