Many visitors to the Hawaiian islands consider adding an additional island to their first-time Oahu visit. While each island has much to offer, distinct from the others, Maui is often dismissed as costlier than other islands.
Indulgent experiences on Maui are available at a value. Many spa, golf courses and sights are world-acclaimed but not exclusive to a few with big budgets. You can stay in a vacation rental and still access most of the amenities offered by expensive resorts.
Guests seek challenging golf experiences and a chance to play facing some captivating landscapes with soft winds blowing. Dramatic and deep ocean blues, native Hawaiian flora and fauna and perfectly manicured courses are not just for a few golfers with grand travel budgets. Twilight tee times, unlimited golf time (before a certain time or after a certain time), or sharing a golf cart gets you on the course that might be a once in a lifetime round of golf, at a great value.
Spas on Maui are similar to golf courses in that there are several world-acclaimed places to visit. Guests can indulge in deep relaxation mode without worrying about the prices; it is possible. Traveling as a group for a destination wedding, girlfriend getaway or extended family makes it easy to get a group rate at many places, including a spa, if you’re flexible on services and times. If you’re traveling solo, try day spas that are independent and locally-owned. If you’ve been wanting to experience the grand spas at the major resorts, you’ll find value there too, even though you’re not staying at the hotel. You’ll enjoy access to their upscale spa areas—pools, steam baths and relaxing lounges created for indulgent relaxation.
Staying in a vacation rental already guarantees indulgent value but you can now live like a Hawaiian royal without spending your whole travel budget in the first two days.
Here are some Maui vacation rentals we recommend:
Staggering views of the mountains and sea, Pulelehua House in Kapalua is one of the most indulgent stays in Maui and a true value for group of 10 guests. Located nearby are two world-class golf courses and this home sits upon Pineapple Hill, aptly named for a space that guests find among lush native trees and the promise of safety and luxury within the home. A gourmet kitchen, spacious living and sleepin areas, fine furnishings and your own spa-like atmospheres include a jetted tub, Jacuzzi and private pool.
Hale O Wailele
Waterfalls over lava rock walls, garden views and ocean views create the perfect setting for indulgent living. Step outside the vacation rental home to be treated to special times with family lounging in the private pool and hot tub. Nearby are plenty of activities from active watersports to gentle beach strolls. The gourmet kitchen and intimate atmosphere is perfect for a couple or small family.
Wailea Elua Village 1604
A resort within this vacation rental home, guests can take advantage of the location, with a five-minute walk to shops and a five-minute drive to sports activities. Two swimming pools, a Whirpool spa and a private entrance are a few amenities in Wailea Elua Village, make this vacation rental much like your own indulgent island resort. Nearby are plenty of places to experience Maui through spa or sport.