Best Places to Stay in Maui, Hawaii

We’ve visited the island of Maui more than a dozen times over the years, staying in all the main areas of the island. And we’ve just returned from another delightful Maui trip.

If you don’t have a car, you’ll want to be in an area where you’re walking distance to beaches, restaurants and activities. As for the best part of Maui for your stay, that will depend on your interests and budget.

Here’s our definitive guide to the best places to stay in Maui – together with recommendations for the best Maui hotels, condos, and resorts in each area (34 resorts in total).


A strip of first-class hotels and condominium villages line a beautiful three-mile-long stretch of gold sand beach.


One of Maui’s most deluxe resort areas. It has an idyllic shoreline, lined with some of Hawaii’s most spectacular beaches, and five picture-perfect bays.




The vibe is less glitzy than both Ka’anapali and Kapalua. The condos are less fancy and less expensive.



Check out historic attractions like the Baldwin Home Museum, fun shops, art galleries, many of Maui’s best restaurants and the wonder of the town – Maui’s oldest living banyan tree.



It lays claim to some six miles of coastline, with about a dozen golden sand beaches. Framed by swaying palm trees, they offer great swimming and boogie boarding.



Renowned for its luxurious mega-resorts, cool South Maui hotels, first-class condos and celebrity homes.


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