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Welcome to the ultimate in Maui luxury vacation rentals and information about luxurious vacations in the Islands. Hawaiian Beach Rentals has assembled this collection of Maui luxury home rentals based on exquisite locations, extravagant amenities, and beautiful natural surroundings. Our Maui luxury home rentals include a variety of amenities from private hot tubs, spas and saunas to the unique architecture and lush landscaping. No detail is too small in the design of these exquisite homes and the planning of your luxury Maui vacation.
Below is information about everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay on Maui including private jet service, the top restaurants, personal chefs, luxury car rentals, the best adventures, beaches and natural attractions, private yacht charters, helicopter tours and high-end shopping. Also noted are some of Maui's famous residents and visitors as well as annual Maui events where you can experience authentic Hawaiian culture, entertainment and food as well as an abundance of the "aloha spirit" in the kindness of Maui's residents.
Private Jet Service To and From Maui
Luxury private flights to Maui are available through numerous companies with exclusive and first-class service. Paramount Business Jets provides private jet service to and to Maui with a choice of aircraft including the popular Gulfstream IIB and Challenger 604 as well as economical turboprops. They also offer discounted empty leg flights, and up to 75% on one-way and empty leg flight listings if a flight is not sold until the last minute. ElJet offers private jet service to Maui with a selection of aircraft and itineraries, and they accommodate special requests. ElJet has access to a large network of private jets and FAA Part 135 approved operators with discounted empty leg flights ideal for one-way travelers.
Maui's Finest Restaurants
Maui is home to many five-star chefs who create innovative and delicious cuisine at various locations around the island. Mama's Fish House on the North Shore is notable for its fresh fish as well as its lovely interior design and gorgeous sunset views. Try the Ahi Sashimi Salad with wasabi goat cheese and pohole ferns, and lilikoi chocolate mousse for dessert. Merriman's Kapalua is located on the scenic West Maui beachfront and serves up an award-winning farm-to-table style menu. The Peppercorn-garlic rubbed pan seared Ribeye is excellent, as is the toasted macadamia nut brioche. Acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto serves up sushi, steak and more in Wailea with great views of Mokapu Beach.
The luxurious Duo Steak & Seafood is located in Wailea at Four Season's Resort, and is the place to go for an exceptional brunch buffet with great ocean views. The Plantation House at Kapalua Resort is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast try the Kula spinach omelette, and for lunch the hearty Hawaiian Ranchers Cheddar burger. The dinner menu is particularly impressive including such culinary delights as Duck Confit L'Orange with arugula and madras lentils.
Alan Wong's award-winning Amasia Restaurant at the Grand Wailea Resort offers an innovative menu featuring cuisines of Asia, Peru and Spain. One of West Maui's finest restaurants is the award-winning Japengo at the Hyatt Regency serving Pacific Rim cuisine including world-class sushi, seafood and steaks as well as specialty cocktails in a stylish, modern ambiance with expansive ocean views and gorgeous sunsets.
Personal Chef Services on Maui
Maui has many superb chefs who will cater to your every culinary need including finding the finest local produce and seafood to arranging whatever food service you desire including romantic sunset dinners, breakfast on the beach, meals cooked in your accommodation or delivered to you ready to eat. Honu Cuisine Personal Chef Services offers casual or formal meals for family gatherings, small weddings and parties. They work with local organic farmers for the freshest of produce, and also offer interactive cooking lessons.
CJ's Deli & Diner Kaanapali Restaurant also offers personal chef services and will prepare gourmet dinners at your vacation accommodation. They also specialize in outdoor barbecues, and have served many notable clients including Clint Eastwood and Tiger Woods.
Maui Chef Jana McMahon offers a family-friendly personal chef service utilizing local produce and fish as well as grass-fed Maui beef and free range organic poultry. Jana will accommodate special requests including Kosher cooking, and also offers pantry stocking services for your vacation accommodation.
Exotic and Luxury Car Rentals on Maui
Tour Maui in style with upscale car rentals. JN Exotics offers a wide variety of luxury and exotic car models on Oahu including Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, Lotus, Audi and Ferrari, and allows you to customize cars to your liking. AllSave Car Rental Maui offers luxury and prestige cars including full-size high-end sedans and many other choices. Hertz also rents a wide variety of luxury cars including its Prestige collection.
Maui's Finest Vacation Adventures
Beauty and adventure abound on Maui from the posh resort areas of Kaanapali, Kapalua and Wailea to the lush landscapes and waterfalls of Hana and the stunning landscapes atop Haleakala Volcano. Scuba diving or snorkel on colorful coral reefs with myriad fish and marine life or fly above it all on a helicopter tour.
Maui has more than 80 beaches to enjoy including a lovely golden crescent of sand at Kapalua Beach and an expanse of golden sand at Kaanapali Beach with great snorkeling at Black Rock. Drive the scenic road to Hana for breathtaking coastal views and many waterfalls along the route. Just past Hana is the lower section of Haleakala National Park with thundering waterfalls at Kipahulu where you can also hike through a bamboo grove and swim in the Pools of Oheo which many call Seven Sacred Pools. More great hikes can be found near the summit crater of Haleakala Volcano with sweeping vistas of the island as well as rare native birds in the high forests.
Pamper yourself with luxury spa treatments at Wailea Resort and enjoy the pristine white sand beaches and world-class golf courses. Just south of Wailea is the expansive Makena Beach set between two lava rock points and fringed with palm trees.
Just a few miles offshore of this coastline is the crescent-shaped islet of Molokini Crater which is a premier snorkeling and scuba diving site where you can see a fascinating array of marine life. During the winter months these waters are the best place in Hawaii to see humpback whales, an amazing sight as the 40-ton giants breach from the water and land with a thunderous splash. You can see them from shore or on whale watching excursions.
Private Yacht Charters on Maui
Chartering your own private sailboat, sailing catamaran or motorized yacht is a great way to enjoy Maui's beautiful coastline. Pride of Maui offer private charters in Maui waters aboard luxurious yachts. Enjoy sunset dinners or cocktails, evening cruises, parties or whatever your itinerary requires. The Pride of Maui accommodates up to 149 passengers on two decks while her sister ship Leilani accommodates up to 49 passengers. Island Star Excursions offers private sailing around Maalaea Bay including an onboard chef with dinner prepared in the full galley below decks. Guests are encouraged to take the helm of the 57-foot Columbia sailing yacht.
Hawaii Sailing Adventures offers crewed sailing and luxury yacht charters including monohull sailboats and luxury catamaran with itineraries designed for both accomplished sailors and beginners. Tour the Islands or simply stay in a harbor and enjoy your home base with sleeping and cooking amenities. Work the sails or just relax and enjoy the Hawaiian day while feasting on fine cuisine prepared by your chef.
Maui Helicopter Tours
A Big Island helicopter tour is a great way to see the island from a birds-eye view. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers 30-minute and 50-minute tours of Maui including Haleakala National Park, Hana and excursions to Molokai. Flying Eco-Stars and customized A-Star helicopters, Blue Hawaiian offers amenities including Bose noise-canceling headsets, 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording and two-way communication with the pilot who is also a certified Hawaii tour guide.
Air Maui also offers helicopter tours of West Maui, Hana, Haleakala and the spectacular Molokai seacliffs. Their A-Star helicopters feature air conditioning, digital stereo music and noise-reducing headsets with a MultiVision video system to record the tour along with pilot narration and background music.
Maui's Finest Shopping Experiences
Maui has a wealth of great shopping from the upscale boutique gift shops at the posh resorts to high-end shops scattered in small towns throughout the island. The Shops at Wailea on the southwest shore includes designers like Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci as well as fine jewelry at Na Hoku. More upscale shops are found at Whalers Village in Kaanapali including Louis Vuitton and designer brands, fine apparel and elegant aloha attire at stores like Tori Richards, Kahala, Cinnamon Girl and Sand People.
The small towns of Makawao and Paia on the north side of the island have lovely shops to browse in a historic, old-town setting. Paia's quaint wooden buildings house local designers and fine boutiques for gifts, clothing and accessories. Large malls are found in Kihei town as well as Kahului including the Maui Mall and the Queen Kaahumanu Center. Amidst the vintage architecture in Wailuku you will find charming shops including antiques and authentic Hawaiian gifts.
Lahaina town is the place for art with many galleries as well as surf shops, clothing stores and jewelry shops. Every Friday evening is "Art Night" with live entertainment and a festive atmosphere. Also along Front Street is Outlets of Maui with more than two dozen shops including Calvin Klein and Kay Jewelers. The Lahaina Cannery Mall at the north end of Lahaina town is set in an old pineapple cannery that is now is home to many shops and restaurants.
Maui Celebrities & Stars
Maui has long been popular among celebrities and other famous folks including Oprah Winfrey who bought a large ranch on the slopes of Haleakala Volcano and more land in Hana on the east shore. Kris Kristofferson also lives in Hana. Steven Tyler purchased a luxury home in Kihei, while Clint Eastwood built a beachfront home in South Maui and refers to the island as his "adopted second home." Woody Harrelson's home is on the north shore in Huelo, near Willie Nelson's bar called Charley's Restaurant & Saloon in Paia, where he sometimes performs unannounced. Owen Wilson bought a north shore Maui home in 2009. Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood own's a restaurant on Lahaina's Front Street called Fleetwoods. Frequent visitors to Maui include Matthew McConaughey, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Elton John, Mike Myers and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Maui's Annual Events
In January the PGA Championship is held at Kapalua Resort. February is the Ocean Arts Festival in Lahaina including live music and hula to celebrate the humpback whale migration. The East Maui Taro Festival is held in April in Hana town including hula, music and crafts as well as lots of poi! The four-day Celebration of the Arts takes place in April at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Also in April the spring Polo season begins in Upcountry Maui. May 1 is Lei Day with a celebration of Island flowers in Wailea.
The Maui Onion Festival is held in May at Whalers Village in Kaanapali. In June is the Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. King Kamehameha Day celebrations occur in June, as does the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. The Maui Film Festival occurs at Wailea Resort over five days in June including premier films as well as hula, live music and Hawaiian storytelling. July is also time for the old-fashioned Independence Day celebration in Lahaina including children's activities, live music and fireworks. Also in July is the Makawao Parade & Rodeo, as well as the Bon Dance & Lantern Ceremony.
The annual Tahiti Fete takes place in Wailuku in August featuring arts, crafts and food as well as a Tahitian dance competition. A Taste of Lahaina is held in September at the Lahaina Civic Center showcasing the culinary creations of Maui's premier chefs as well as live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and wine tasting. Also in September is the Maui Marathon starting in Kahului, and the Maui County Fair in Wailuku. The Hawaii International Film Festival is held in November, and Maui's Festival of Lights is held in December with a parade down Front Street in Lahaina featuring marching bands and floats.
Planning Your Luxury Maui Vacation
Hawaiian Beach Rentals offers luxurious places to stay in all of Maui's most desirable areas for a vacation you will remember the rest of your life. Our goal is to make sure you have a perfect vacation by assisting you in your selection of an outstanding luxury Maui vacation home that meets and exceeds all your needs and desires.
Please browse through our listings to get an understanding of the many different amenities and property features that are available. We take pride in offering the largest selection of high-quality luxury rental properties on Maui and list only the best of the best properties on our site. If you have any questions about luxury vacation rentals on Maui or which area is best suited for you, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
For more information about Maui shopping, dining, beaches and activities please see the Maui Vacation Rentals page as well as our feature pages on Beaches, Things To Do, Golf Course and Hikes. If you need any help or recommendations when planning the Maui luxury vacation of your dreams, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you any way we can.