We believe the most cost effective form of housing is choosing to rent a private home/condo/apartment.
There are many properties in the Wailea/Makena/Kihei area that are close to the wedding venue. These properties are also going fast.
Private rentals and beautiful hotels are also available on other areas of the island, but due to the nature of the roads, the commute can be upwards to an hour with traffic.
We are currently working on some hotel blocks. Please check back soon for updates and rates.
Please see current links below to help you find accommodations.
Maui Condo offers over 200 condo rentals located in some of Maui's best
areas, including Kahana, Kapalua, Kihei and Wailea. From affordable
studios to 3 bedroom condos that sleep 8, our affordable rates and great rental specials will get you into the perfect rental for your trip.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to welcome your guests to Hotel Wailea! Below are step-by-step instructions on how to access the discounted rates.
Guests can also either call or e-mail:
Reservations can be made at the resort directly at 808-874-0500
Or our Central Reservations Office in Honolulu at 800-800-0720
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a room immediately on our website, please go to: www.hotelwailea.com Where the home page says “Book Now” enter the desired dates of stay, and enter “marieandandrew” (the rate code is case sensitive) in the field marked “Corporate/Promo” and click on “Check Availability”
The link to the website has group rates for weddings as instant books. Hotels blocks aren't being held, but the discounted rates will apply if you book through this link. There are many options for hotels in the area through here.
Kahului Airport (OGG) is the primary airport on the island of Maui and
receives both overseas and interisland flights. On Maui you’ll
find beautiful beaches, exciting water sports, Haleakala Crater, the old
whaling town of Lahaina, blue skies, great dining and the Aloha
spirit. We look forward to welcoming you to the Valley Island.
Do You Need to Rent a Car?
In general, yes, you need a car. The bus system is limited, taxis are expensive, and the shuttle services can be slow since they often make multiple stops. Just getting to your hotel from the airport will cost $40-70+. Beyond monetary costs, without a car you're restricting your options. Read "When Is it better to not rent a car?" and "Where can the bus take visitors?".
When Should You Book a Car?
NOW! Most car rental reservations are complimentary/courtesy/fully cancellable with no penalty. All they require is your name, no credit card or payment info. The bargain-hunter strategy is to secure a cancellable reservation as soon as you've booked either air or hotel, then track that regularly and cancel/rebook if the price drops. Once you're two months out, follow a little closer. Methods for checking prices quickly/automatically are covered below.
When Is It Better to Not Rent a Car?
Sometimes, for some people, a rental car is not ideal:
- Those that don't drive and don't have personal car insurance.
- Those expecting to spend their entire vacation at a resort.
- Those who will have all of their excursions pick them up at the resort.
- Those who want just a few days to explore via car, and are staying at a resort with local shuttle service, or are at a resort with access to the Kaanapali Resort (free) Trolley.
- Those who don't feel comfortable driving on the right side of the road or using the stearing wheel on the left side of the car.
Some Kaanapali resorts offer free transportation to Lahaina and other resorts in the area. In Wailea, the Fairmont Kea Lani and the Makena Golf and Beach Resort have limited free shuttles too. These are always subject to change, so do your homework about current status before depending on such possible services.
Where Can the Bus Take You?
The Maui Bus system is much better than it once was! It does not allow luggage, though, unless it's of a size you can hold on your lap. It isn't designed for in/out of the airport, either; the routes would make for a very long and out of the way trip to OGG.
The Bus costs $2.00 per person, per boarding. In other words, no transfers are given from one bus to the next.
- Glass-bottom viewing room
- Shady main cabin and upper decks
- Full breakfast with coffee, scrambled eggs, ham, donuts, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, and juice
- BBQ lunch with chicken, pulled pork, and vegetarian entrees
- Ice-cold juice and sodas
- 3 restrooms
- Professional, experienced, friendly, safety-conscious captain and crew
- Historical and informative narration
- High quality snorkel gear
- Optional wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals
- Flotation aids
- Easy access into and out of the water
- 2 water slides
- A jumping-off point on the second deck
- Freshwater showers
- Fun Jimmy Buffet music
Valley Isle Excursions takes you on one of the most breathtaking drives on Earth through Maui's tropical rainforest on the Road to Hana.
Lahaina, the former Hawaiian capital, was the center of the global whaling trade, and its Historic District is a National Historic Landmark.
In the Upcountry region of Maui, nestled on the slopes of Haleakala (House of the Sun), is the mystical Ali`i Kula Lavender farm. Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Renewal are all held in this magical place that the spirit calls home!
Created by Agricultural Artist and Horticultural Master, Ali'i Chang, AKL's 13.5-acre farm resides at an elevation of roughly 4000 ft. and is home to approximately 55,000 lavender plants and 45 different varieties of lavender. Olive trees, hydrangea, Protea, succulents and an exceptional variety of other plants can be found on the farm, which offers the first and only Lavender Lifestyle experience on Maui.
Haleakala National Park is home to Maui's highest peak. Rising 10,023 (3,005 m) feet above sea level, Haleakala means "house of the sun" and is where demigod Maui lassoed the sun, slowing its passage so people had more time to dry kapa (cloth) and grow food. The dormant volcano's "crater" is actually a valley carved by erosion.
Sunrise at the summit of Haleakala has been a visitor attraction since the late 1800s when Samuel Clemens wrote: "It was the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed, and I think the memory of it will remain with me always."
The park's Summit District begins at 7,000 feet (2,134 m) of elevation and reaches 10,023 feet (3,055 m). The summit's high elevation, the lack of light, and environmental pollution, and dynamic weather patterns make it an ideal and popular place to view the sky.
Due to the popularity of sunrise viewing at the summit and limited parking, Haleakala National Park now requires reservations for each vehicle entering the park before sunrise (3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.).
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Paia, Maui reflects its heritage as a unique Hawaiian
plantation village that originated in the latter half of the nineteenth
century. The first mill was constructed in the 1870’s as the sugar
industry took hold on Maui. Paia Town was established later in 1896
with the founding of a company store for plantation workers.
In recent decades, Paia has become a laid back town with local businesses and a coexistence between longtime residents and those attracted by the area’s world windsurfing. The unique blend of shops, boutiques, and restaurants that make up has become a destination in its own right, nestled along some of Maui’s best beaches and still surrounded by sugar cane.