As one of the most popular islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, Maui can at first seem a bit crowded when arriving in Lahaina, but finding a comfortable and secluded Maui hotel is easy. Whether you are in the mood for a luxury beachfront high-rise within walking distance to the best shopping in Lahaina, or a quiet bungalow tucked amongst the palms, Maui hotels are tailored to each vacationers personal style and budget.
If you have come to Maui for a golf holiday, the Maui Prince Hotel located at the secluded Makena resort offers an idyllic getaway. Built around an Asian meditation garden, this Maui hotel is fronted by a private white sand beach, and set at the foot of the 30,000-acre Haleakala National Park, home to the largest dormant volcano in the world. The Maui Prince Hotel is home to the world renowned Makena Golf Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., this 36-hole course is as challenging as it is beautiful, and among the best golf courses on Maui. Besides golfing, tennis, and an endless list of massage, aromatherapy and fitness options, each of the 310 guestrooms at the Maui Prince Hotel has an ocean view and a private deck to relax at day's end.
Kaanapali Beach Hotels
As the largest town, and the main point of entry on Maui, Lahaina has a wide variety of Maui hotels to choose from. If you are looking for a Maui hotel for a perfect destination wedding, the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, located on the pristine Kaanaplai Beach, is one of the best hotels in Hawaii to say, "I do". Billed as Maui's "most Hawaiian hotel" the Kaanapali Beach Hotel offers beachside luaus, ukulele lessons, instruction in hula dancing, and daily classes in lei making. These traditional activities, combined with whale watching excursions, snorkeling and surfing lessons all combine to make the Kaanapali Beach Hotel one of the most traditional and authentic Maui hotels.
Travelers searching out the more private hotels Hawaii has to offer, should head to Kula and the Bloom Cottage. A classic bed and breakfast surrounded by constantly blooming roses and island flowers, the Bloom Cottage is the perfect retreat if privacy, solitude and utter relaxation are the only things on your Maui Hawaii itinerary. Built in 1906, the Bloom Cottage is one of the oldest hotels in Hawaii. The main cottage has three rooms decorated in a "ranch-country" motif. While there are accommodations for four to six people, the cottage is one of the best hotels Hawaii has to offer for a romantic honeymoon. Indeed, from your deck you can take in the spectacular view of the West Maui Isthmus and soak up colorful sunsets and peaceful sunrises of Maui Hawaii.
So whether you've come to Maui Hawaii for world class golfing and luxury accommodations, a family focused vacation, or are just looking to get away from it all with a romantic stay at a mountain retreat, the island of Maui offers the widest range of hotels Hawaii has to offer and some of the most luxurious, and most intimate hotels in Hawaii.