As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, it’s not just the pretty pictures on your calendar that tells you it’s time to start planning your holiday vacation; it’s the way you dread the thought of cooking and cleaning for days, only to have the Thanksgiving feast demolished in a matter of minutes; it’s how you feel about doing your Christmas shopping in the same old stores you’ve shopped in for the last 10 years of your life; and finally, it’s the reluctance you feel when you imagine spending New Year’s Eve wearing a parka over your evening gown and suffering the after effects of yet another winter cold. If this year you’re thinking you should be doing it all different, this guide to what makes Maui one of the most warm winter vacations will be a nudge in the right direction—especially when you choose Quam Properties for your holiday escape!
No matter which holiday you choose to visit paradise, our properties offer a warmth and cheer that signifies that the holidays have arrived! Fully equipped kitchens that make guests happy to create a Thanksgiving feast, comfortable furnishings that invite you to sink in and enjoy your favorite Christmas movie playing on the state of the art televisions, and balconies overlooking the beauty of the ocean surrounding our island properties for your New Year’s Eve pleasure. And although the balconies don’t really have anything to do with the holidays, they do add wonder to a vacation shines brighter with each second that passes!
There’s more to Maui than breathtaking sunsets and gorgeous beaches, so why not take a holiday break to discover all the reasons you will never want to go anywhere else? Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at Fleetwood’s on Front Street, found at 744 Front Street in Lahaina. And yes, it’s owned by THAT Fleetwood, so you know the live entertainment will be extraordinary! Do your Christmas shopping at Ali’i Kula Lavender or watch Santa arrive by outrigger canoe instead of a sleigh drawn by reindeer at Wailea Beach. Finally, attend the Drums of the Pacific Luau held on New Year’s Eve at the Hyatt Regency in Lahaina. Every holiday offers something new and different to experience during your unforgettable Maui getaway!
You’ve been dreaming about a vacation in paradise for so long, isn’t it time to make those dreams come true? Contact Quam Properties today to book your stay in one of our luxurious vacation rentals!
While it would be difficult to have a mediocre vacation on Maui—our island is simply too beautiful to be anything less than wonderful—there are still ways to improve your stay in our tropical paradise. When you start by renting one of our well-appointed Quam Properties vacation homes, well, there’s nothing else left to do but sit back, relax, and be awed by the wonder of this getaway! The scenery is everchanging, but our desire to make our Maui rentals stand out from all the rest guarantees that your upcoming Hawaii vacation will be one you never forget!
If you find yourself wondering if we took a peek inside your brain to discover exactly what you thought would be the perfect home, we’d just have to say with a wink, we’re good, but not that good! Our years of experience in the vacation rental business has, however, taught us what travelers love, and we use that experience wisely! Our properties are constructed to bring the outside in, offering generously sized windows that allow for unobstructed views of the beauty that is Maui. Comfortable furnishings, spacious rooms, state of the art electronics, and everything you could need for the perfect getaway—these are just a few of the things you can expect from our luxuriously appointed properties! And because these properties are located exactly where you need them to be, your getaway will just keep getting better.
Luxury amenities are just another way we show our guests they are treasured, and we think we do it well! We offer concierge services that help to ensure you don’t miss out on a single adventure during your stay, plus access to community activities that include onsite restaurants, pools, hot tubs, and barbecue grills that are perfect for cooking up your catch of the day. Every minute of your trip will be filled with fun and adventure! Even the quiet nights spent on the balcony watching the sun set over the blue waters of the ocean seem more special when you stay in a Quam Properties vacation rental; the memories made with us will last a lifetime!
As you can see, there are many qualities that set our Maui rentals apart from the others, but the one quality we never forget? Our mission to ensure that your stay with us is better than a dream come true! Contact us today to reserve your Maui rental!
We understand that not everyone gets to live in paradise. Your hometown is a place you love, but you don’t wake up to sunshine and ocean breezes every morning of your life, and that’s ok; It just makes you appreciate the beauty of our island even more, especially when you choose to spend your 2019 Thanksgiving here in Maui sipping Mai Tais and avoiding cranky relatives who just add to the tension and stress of a holiday that is supposed to be dedicated to thankfulness. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning your 2019 getaway for a Maui Thanksgiving, and this guide will help!
The sound of silence, punctuated by the splash of ocean waves against the beach, is all the noise you will hear on your first Maui Thanksgiving. Unlike at home, you won’t need to wake up early and rush to start the first of millions of chores. In Maui you can pull the pillow over your head and get in a few more minutes of sleep or fix a cup of coffee to enjoy on the patio. As the sounds of the ocean grows louder, your children and your spouse may just find their way out to visit you in your favorite spot. Quiet conversations, happy chatter, and more moments of silence are definitely something you will be thankful for.
Choices are something to be thankful for as well, and when you stay with us, your meal choices are plentiful! Our fully equipped kitchens allow you to create a feast that compares to the one you might have made at home. Purchase all the ingredients you need at the local Safeway, or, if cooking is not your idea of fun, you can still go to Safeway and purchase a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner instead! Offering everything from bread to side dishes and turkey to dessert, clean-up is easy; refrigerate the leftovers and toss the containers! And finally, many of the resorts where our rental properties are located will offer Thanksgiving feasts, but if you really want to celebrate island style, check out the special holiday luaus that can be found throughout the island; the Royal Lahaina and Grand Wailea luaus are two of our favorite examples!
Now that the excitement of your day is drawing to a close, it’s time to end it as it began, with the sounds of the ocean. Let the moon light your way across the sand as you continue the morning’s conversations, only this time with the sand between your toes. And before you get sad about the end of another holiday, just remember that the best part of your day is about to happen when you return to the comfort and serenity of one of our Quam Properties Thanksgiving escapes—reserve yours today!
Making the most of a Maui getaway can mean many things depending on the traveler. For some, Maui is a Hawaiian destination that’s best explored through flavor. For others, it’s a place perfect for time spent soaking up the sun and relaxing in island style. Whether you’re a visitor that can’t get enough of history, architecture, culture or captivating views, Maui is a vibrant location with a little something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a comprehensive look at all that makes Maui an amazing place to visit, be sure to book a tour that gives you a taste of the authentic island. Here are a few of the best Maui tours that offer no matter what time of year you arrive.
Maui is brimming over with beautiful vistas, but there’s no better way to start your island day than with a mountaintop sunrise view. Booking a spot on the Mountaintop Sunrise Tour in Haleakala National Park provides participants with options to see the sunrise over the sea from 10,000 feet up in the air. This is an 8-hour tour starting at $176 per person that provides options for driving through stunning landscapes and learning about the history and culture that define this impressive national park.
Hop aboard a luxurious catamaran and enjoy a romantic sunset dinner cruise when you’re in Maui next to the one you love most. This cruise lasts 2.5 hours and makes the most of the captivating coastline of Ka’anapali which encompasses the western border of the island. A world-class chef waits to greet guests with a delicious dinner that’s made all the more savory with the addition of an open bar. Grab a glass of champagne as the sun goes down and enjoy a beautiful moment in Maui. This tour departs regularly from the beach in front of Leilani’s Restaurant at Whalers Village.
The rainforests, volcanoes, and waterfalls that make up the landscape of Maui are well-worth exploring and made that much more exciting when viewed from above. Booking this 75-minute Hana rainforest helicopter tour is an amazing way to see the sights the island offers up with a side of adrenaline-pumping thrills. Begin the tour with a bit of hiking on foot before jumping into a helicopter alongside a knowledgeable pilot as you soar over incredible natural features including Jurassic Rock. Helicopter tours depart from Kahului Airport and are sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
There’s no need to wait when Maui is calling. Make it an incredible visit by booking accommodations with Quam Properties. Our team is here to make sure you’re living your best island life from the moment you arrive. Contact us for more information on our portfolio of options today!
As you begin your culinary explorations of our island, you may be tempted to stick to haute cuisine, but you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you did! The Maui coffee shops that dot the landscape are where you will find the foods that most exemplify our way of life, and the prices are reasonable enough to fit into even the tightest of vacation budgets. Doing more than just filling your stomach, these places will make your hearts happy as they feed your soul—don’t be surprised if you find yourself returning more than once!
Bright, colorful, exotic and delicious, everything about Café Mambo is designed to make its patrons happy! The walls are filled with the artwork of local artists, beautiful and vibrant, while the tables are topped with dishes that are bound to be your new favorites! Featuring everything from the local cuisine of Loco Moco to juicy burgers and sweet and savory seafood dishes, everyone who visits becomes a part of the Café Mambo family.
If you’re in the mood for white tablecloths and fancy décor, Betty’s may not be for you, but if you enjoy good food and great views served in comfortably simple surroundings, stop on by! Featuring a full bar and happy hour specials that will make your wallet sing, the atmosphere is friendly, and the food is simply delicious. Whether you order the Lobster Benedict, thick and juicy burgers, or happy hour pupus (appetizers) that are refreshing and locally sourced, you can’t go wrong with anything purchased at Betty’s!
This charming spot is decorated with a cool farmhouse vibe, offering a mixture of crisp white and barnwood planked walls, wood furnishings, and outdoor seating to be enjoyed every day of your stay in paradise. In addition to serving tasty breakfast pastries and sandwiches, their inventory of lavender merchandise is available for sale in the café, and once they get their website up and running, it will be available online as well.
Starbucks isn’t the only place in town to get your coffee fix, and when you’re looking for the best in Hawaiian coffee, 808 Grindz is guaranteed to perk you right up! Serving the best breakfast on the island, this is where to go to try Hawaiian specialties, Loco Moco or Spam and Eggs, and of course, to feed your coffee addiction. Family owned and locally sourced, it’s easy to become a regular here!
The only thing better than enjoying a great meal on vacation is staying in a Quam Properties vacation escape. Comfortable, stylish, and designed for today’s traveler’s needs, you won’t want to sleep anywhere else ever again. Reserve yours today!
Not all of us were lucky enough to grow up in paradise. Some of us migrated here after years of cold, snow, and bad weather in the northern states on the mainland, a fact that makes us appreciate our new hometown even more! No more icy streets in winter or having to wear our winter coats under our Halloween costumes in the fall; Maui has perfect weather year round, and if you happen to be considering a Halloween escape to paradise, this guide to our Maui Halloween events will ensure that every minute of your stay will be memorable, exciting, and of course, spooktackular!
Ok, we do know that breakfast isn’t exactly a Halloween event, but we’ve got a big day in store for you and it’s important that you are sufficiently fueled for this day of fun, tricks, and sweet treats! Known for their American style comfort food, it’s their pancakes that will help you start All Hallows Eve out the right way, and because they have a build your own pancake bar, it’s quite possible you can create a spooky goblin shaped cake on the built-in griddle at your table!
The Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului is the spot for the cute little keiki (children) in your life! Sponsoring a parade and costume contest with a theme that will be announced soon, the opportunity to win a $100 gift card while having holiday fun makes this event one of the most popular on the island!
You’ll notice we said that the costume contest listed above is ONE of the most popular in Maui. Well, now it’s time to talk about the most popular Maui Halloween event, or quite possibly in all of Hawaii. Halloween in Lahaina is a day-long event that makes all other bashes pale in comparison. During the day, families can run mild through the streets and enjoy a keiki costume parade that starts at 4 PM. When the parade ends at 5:30, however, the streets belong to the adults, and the hijinks grow wild! Offering live entertainment and some of the best Halloween costumes you’ve ever seen, the view from any of the two-story bars in the area allow you to see the best of the best as you enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two! Dress up in your own favorite costume and join in the fun, or simply wander through the streets taking pictures of the innovative designs. Halloween in Lahaina is the only place you want to be on October 31st!
As the night draws to a close, the best part of your evening is about to begin: your stay in one of our Quam Properties Halloween escapes! Reserve yours today and experience the best part of Hawaii with our warm and welcoming vacation getaways!
One of our favorite things about living in paradise, and there are many things we love, is the weather. Never turning too cold and rarely becoming uncomfortably hot, it’s pretty much perfect here year-round. But there will be days that are warmer than others, summer days where the promise of something cool and refreshing may bring a happy smile to visiting guests, and on those days, this guide to cool treats to beat the heat during a Maui summer will be your best friend!
The simplest treat of all is the taste of an ice cream cone hurriedly lapped at before it melts in a sticky mess on your hand and wrist. While there are plenty of delicious spots to be found on the island, one of our very favorites is Lahaina Ice Cream Parlor at 693 Front Street in Lahaina. Offering a giant selection of ice creams, sorbets, shaved ice, yogurts, and smoothies, if you can’t find a flavor that appeals to you here, you probably never will!
Whether this is your first trip to the islands or your hundredth, one cool treat that should be at the top of your itinerary is a sip of a cold and frothy tropical beverage like the ones served at Tommy Bahamas, located at 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive in Kihei. It may be somewhat surprising to learn that Tommy Bahamas sells more than colorful Hawaiian shirts, but you’ll soon discover that their restaurant in the Shops at Wailea is very popular. Could it be because of their Coconut Cloud Martini? We suspect this is so, and when you take that first sip of summer, you’ll fall in love! Just be sure to abstain from driving after; there’s a LOT of alcohol in this seemingly innocuous drink!
The absolute best way to stay cool on a sultry summer day is with a visit to the beach, and Maui’s beaches are world famous for their beauty! Stake a claim on your own stretch of sand at your favorite beach, slather on the sunscreen, and prepare for a day of fun in the turquoise waters of the Pacific. You can bring a book and read under an umbrella, or you can rent a jet ski, snorkeling equipment, or an entire boat and never have to leave the cool waters!
As the sun sets on another day in paradise, the quiet moments spent with family and friends will be the coolest ones of all. Reserve your Maui summer stay with us today and discover the joys of comfortable furnishings, incredible views, and much more!
Summertime is still one of our favorite times of the year, even as we have grown into adults with jobs and responsibilities. Waking up every morning to the scents and sounds of another day in paradise and on weekends and vacation days knowing we have nothing more strenuous to do than a quiet walk along shore’s edge. Living on Maui, we get to experience summer year-round, and when you visit during the solstice, this guide to Maui summer attractions will make your getaway one you will never forget!
If we didn’t have the rain, we wouldn’t have the lush and verdant landscape that makes our island the paradise it is, but a rainy day can wreak havoc with summer plans. Visiting Hali’imaile Distilling Company, however, can make that rainy day the most memorable of your Maui escape! Located at 883 Hali’imaile Road in Makawao, this sweet spot offers tours and tastes of their extremely delicious vodkas, whiskeys, rums, and gins. Famous for creating a vodka that is made from pineapples, their tours last approximately $45 and cost $10 per person. The best part? Their online store allows you to continue purchasing your favorite beverage even though you may live thousands of miles away; this vacation keeps on giving!
Historically important and offering dramatic views, the ‘lao Valley is the site of one of the biggest battles won by King Kamehameha, the Battle of Kepaniwai a few centuries ago. Easily reached by car, a hike along the paved path offers opportunities to take some of the most stunning pictures you have ever taken in your life. The mountains, streams, and waterfalls found along the way will be a sight you never want to forget, and the photographs you bring home will help keep the memories alive!
Our history is very important to us, and if you spend anytime at all with a native Hawaiian, you may find yourself immersed in stories of our past. But if you really want to fall in love with our island nation, watching Ulalena’ at the Maui Theater is the surest way to do so! Hawaii’s story is told through dance and song in a visually stimulating performance that keeps viewers entranced from beginning to end. Located at 878 Front Street in Lahaina, your Maui summer attractions list would be missing something if you skipped this fantastic performance!
Your Quam Properties summer escape is destined to be the star attraction during your exciting island getaway! Offering comfort and modern style with more than a touch of classic Hawaiian décor, every night will be better than the last—reserve yours today!
As summer draws closer, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do for the holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and our personal favorite, Independence Day. Symbolizing all that is wonderful about our country, 4th of July is all about ice cream, fireworks, and that wonderful little thing called freedom, and when you spend your long weekend with us (July 4th is on a Thursday this year, so why not get away for four days or more and really whoop it up?), your tropical escape will really make you proud to be an American. Follow this guide and prepare for the party of the decade with a Maui 4th of July!
Whether you want to make it yourself in the fully equipped kitchen of your Quam Properties getaway or simply want to be comfortably served at the restaurant of your choice, an all-American breakfast is the perfect way to start the celebration. Slappy Cakes, found at 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road #701 in Lahaina, offers an ever-changing menu of special batters for special occasions. Does that include the opportunity to make your own red, white, and blue ones? You’ll just have to stop by and see for yourself!
Birthdays are fun to shop for, even if it’s an entire country you’re shopping for, and the July 4th Weekend Sale at the Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street in Lahaina, allows you to save some money as you shop for gifts, souvenirs, or that sweet little something you never knew you needed until you saw it in the window! The sale lasts all four days of the long weekend, leaving you plenty of time to chill at the beach!
Starting at 10 AM on the Maui 4th of July and lasting late into the night, the entire day is set aside for celebrating, featuring more shopping, live entertainment, delicious food, and after the sun has set, a fantastic fireworks finale that can be viewed from anywhere in town—including the balcony of your Hawaii holiday escape, should yours happen to be facing the correct way!
This year, the only thing better than the “birthday party” Maui throws for our country is being able to stay in one of our Quam Properties luxury vacation rentals! Rent yours today and celebrate your freedom with class and style in spaces designed to not just meet today’s traveler’s needs, but to exceed them in ways you never dreamed possible!
Not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy a week-long vacation. Some or our hardest working guests can only get away for a few days at a time, but that doesn’t mean a Maui escape is not in their future! While you won’t get to see and do everything our island paradise has to offer, if you follow this guide, you’ll see the best Maui attractions and experience a trip you won’t ever forget in just three days!
Since you only have three days to spend in Maui, sleeping in late is not an option; you’ve got places to go and things to see! Start with breakfast at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon, 142 Hana Highway in Paia, where the Flat Iron Steak and Eggs are locally sourced and the Bloody Marys offer a happy start to the day. Just have one, though; we want you to remember your island getaway! Fully fueled and ready to go, your first day is going to be all about the Road to Hana. From a trip to the black sand beach to the Puohokamoa Falls to a swim in Ching’s Pond, your adventures on this well-traveled road will be exciting ones! Ending your tour with a visit to the Seven Sacred Pools will be the cherry on the top of your very delicious sundae, and something you won’t ever forget. It’s definitely one of the best places to visit when you’re trying to see the best Maui attractions!
The beauty of the Maui landscape can only be surpassed by the breathtaking magic found under the sea, and the best way to truly appreciate this is by snorkeling. Anywhere you choose to snorkel in Maui is guaranteed to be thrilling, but the top three snorkeling spots, in our humble opinion, are Kaanapali Beach, Molokini Crater—where the water is amongst the clearest in the world—and Honolua Bay. There’s so much beauty in the waters that surround our island, it’s no wonder that snorkeling is the number one tourist activity. Finish up day number two with a sunset cruise with Sea Maui; if you’re visiting from December through April, whale watching is a part of the show!
As you prepare to leave paradise, your last day will be spent discovering Maui history. You could potentially spend the entire day at the Bailey House Museum(2375 Main St A, Wailuku), being as it is the largest and the oldest museum on Maui, but you might want to leave room for a visit to the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum at 3957 Hansen Rd, Puunene, often termed the most popular museum on the island.And as the sun begins its slow descent into the sea, we’ve saved the best adventure for last:an evening spent at a traditional luau. You’ll have many options, but our favorite has always been the Old Lahaina Luau.Honoring the customs of our ancestors, there are no fire dancers, but this luau is the most authentic one and is the perfect way to end your day of history on Maui.
Your adventures in Maui will be enhanced when you choose Quam Properties for your vacation accommodations. Comfortable, stylish, and designed for families, couples, friends, or any combination of the three, reserve yours today for the perfect Maui getaway!