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!
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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.
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Although the weather pretty much stays the same year round on the Hawaiian Islands, spring’s arrival still arouses excitement, anticipation, and joy in visitors and residents alike. And when you plan a Spring Break getaway to Maui, while it may not be as rowdy and wild as the ones from your college days, we can promise a trip that will still be exciting and memorable—especially if you follow this guide to the best things to do in Spring Break in Maui!
Water antics and Spring Break go hand in hand, and when you visit the beaches of Maui, you’ll soon understand why! Frolicking in the surf, tanning on the sand, or simply walking along the shore’s edge are so much more fun as an adult, and since we’re not really a location to where college Spring Breakers flock, you won’t have to fight for your square of the soft golden sand!
Remember when you could party all night and not feel worse for it the next day? That is not the case today, but when you still want to shimmy into a sexy Hawaiian-print dress and your favorite platform flip flops (casual is key on Maui!),you can dance the night away at the Vibe Bar Nightclub,1913-H S Kihei Road in Kihei. The DJs at Vibe spin the hottest tunes every night of the week and their drink specials will make you wish you had spent your college Spring Break in Maui! It’s one of the best things to do in Spring Break in Maui!
Music was an integral part of any occasion during our college days, but even more so during Spring Break!At the pool, at the beach, late at night, and all day long—whatever we did was accompanied by the throbbing drum beat of our favorite groups played at the highest decibels! Today, we may turn it down more than we turn it up, but if your Spring Break getaway takes place in April, The Steel Guitar Festival offers a unique look into the music of the islands and you’re invited! Costing nothing to get in and held at the Outlets of Maui on April 12th and 13th, the music plays continuously and the magic lasts until the last note dies away in the night air.
The one thing we don’t miss from our college Spring Break days is cramming as many people as we could into one questionably hygienic hotel room. Instead, stay in one of our Quam Properties beachfront escapes, enjoying all the luxury amenities you never dreamed existed back then! Reserve yours today and discover the Quam Properties difference.
There are endless reasons to visit the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Along with gorgeous beaches and sights, one of the most important of these reasons comes with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind culture. One of the best ways to do this is to take part in countless amazing events taking place throughout the island. The following are three upcoming Hawaii events to check out throughout Maui.
This is the premiere celebration of these incredible creatures in the Hawaiian Islands. From February 15th through the 18thin 2019, some of the top whale experts, photographers, and scientists gather in Maui. Throughout this time, you can enjoy captivating presentations, incredible art, and of course, whale watches. The event is free with a suggested donation to help support research and conservation efforts. Find the fun at The Ritz-Carlton.
This is one of the local favorite festivals because it is a celebration of the traditional foods of this island like taro. You will find so many great examples of the most authentic food you can find in Hawaii. While this is at the center of the festivities, you can also enjoy some of the most talented local musicians, traditional arts and crafts, hula halau, farmers’markets, and countless food booths. The dates for these have not been announced yet, but it is happening in April. It’s definitely one of the best upcoming Hawaii events to see!
On April 12ththrough the14thcomes one of the most energetic and beloved festivals in Maui. This is the premiere celebration of a huge part of this culture in music featuring the steel guitar. You will be captivated by some of the best musicians to play the instrument along with workshops on how to play it, open jam sessions, and much more. Find it on Friday and Saturday at the Maui Outlets and on Sunday at The Queen Ka’ahumanu.
There are many events to take part in, but there are many more amazing places to call home while you are here. There are so many beautiful moments to be found throughout the island, but when you book with Quam Properties, the simple moments spent in your vacation home always have the potential to be amazing. This is provided by beautiful design, luxurious furnishings, incredible views of your surroundings, and much more. Make it the Maui vacation of your dreams with Quam Properties.
Get ready for another exciting year in Maui, Hawaii with a variety of incredible festivals taking place. No matter what time of year you plan to travel here, there will be an event to enjoy. Here are some upcoming Maui festivals that you need to attend:
Some of the best whale watching in all of Hawaii can be done just off the shores of Maui. The Maui Whale Festival makes sure to celebrate these majestic creatures before the winter season comes to a close. The Maui Whale Festival has been going strong for over 30 years with live music, parades, games, children’s activities, and plenty of food and drinks. Get ready for the 2019 Maui Whale Festival happening this February.
If you love canoeing or boating, you must check out the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival. Each year, attendees share the art of sailing that started with ancient Polynesians on the island. You can even learn all the tricks if you have never been sailing before! Check out the Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival each year during the month of June.
Enjoy the best of cinema with the exciting Maui Film Festival. This annual event is one of the best festivals held each year, allowing you to enjoy the perfect summer weather. Local venues with open air and ocean views hold cinema screenings for the public. This Maui festival includes the Opening Night Twilight Reception a Capische with delicious food stations. Additional parties and events can be found all over the island for an unforgettable season to celebrate cinema and the arts. Check out the Maui Film Festival during the month of June every year.
Come experience a local favorite at the annual Maui County Fair. This exciting event is held each year at Wailuku where you can find delicious treats, impressive exhibits, all of your favorite fair rides, and so much more. The Maui County Fair has been running strong for over 43 years and continues to get bigger and bigger. The Maui County Fair takes place in September every year. Don’t forget the funnel cake!
Start planning your Maui getaway by booking your vacation rental today. Our rentals include luxury amenities and incredible home features that make it easy to kick back and relax during your stay. You will be just a short distance away from all of these exciting festivals happening this year in Maui.
If you are looking for some of the best locations to snorkel around the Hawaiian Islands, look no further than Maui. This incredible vacation spot features some of the best beaches that include an underwater universe that must be seen to be believed. Maui is often visited by majestic creatures such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish that can be viewed during the right time and with the right guide. Here is what you need to know about the best snorkel spots in Maui:
When it comes to finding the best spots, it is as easy as asking the locals for where to go. The top-rated spots for snorkeling around Maui include Molokini Crater, Black Rock, La Perouse, Honolua Bay, Coral Gardens, and more. These specific locations are chosen due to their high visibility underwater and the abundance of sea life swimming around. Most of these locations can be enjoyed just by swimming out from land and diving underwater. Some are best reached by booking a snorkeling guide that will take you where you need to go. It is best to keep to the south and west-facing shores so you can stay in calmer waters.
Maui has tons of local guides and cruises that will take you around these snorkeling hot spots. When trekking to Molokini Crater, check out the professionals at Molokini Snorkeling Adventure. Their cruise aboard the Calypso will take you on a five-and-a-half-hour journey through the Molokini Crater where you can see over 200 different kinds of fish. For a more intimate experience, Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail will take you to Honolua Bay in their compact sailboat for five hours. The search for the right snorkeling guide for the best snorkel spots
Snorkeling cruises and guides will often provide you with all the gear needed for your adventure. But if you instead want to go snorkeling on your own, stop by the Maui Snorkel Store for all your needs. You can select from some of the best rental gear in the industry and rent by the hour.
Enjoy your upcoming trip to Maui in one of our luxury vacation rentals found around the island. You can enjoy a variety of amenities and home features that will have you relaxing during your time not splashing around the water. Book online or let us help you find the perfect vacation rental for your next Maui adventure.
Why leave the Maui, Hawaii excursions to just the summer months when you can enjoy an endless supply of activities and events during the winter? Maui continues to be a visitor highlight for the Hawaiian Islands and features exciting things you need to try out. Here are some of the best activities and events to check out during winter In Maui season:
Come see some of the best high school and college level rugby teams battle it out on the field for the annual Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational. This exciting event lets you watch high-stakes rugby games, check out the local colleges, and even meet the coaches! The Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational will take place over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend from January 17-19, 2019.
The weather during the winter season is perfect for relaxing outdoors with temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to lows in the 60s. While some might consider this to be sweater weather, you can easily relax outdoors for hours on end at the beach, hiking up one of the many local trails, or on one of the several beachside restaurant patios with a beverage in hand.
Every Sunday afternoon from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, you can explore the popular Maui Sunday Market. This weekly event showcases local island vendors from food purveyors, crafters, and artisans to live entertainment. Check out the Maui Sunday Market at the Kahului Shopping Center.
Take a break from exploring the beautiful outdoors of Winter in Maui and relax to a night of live entertainment. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has an exciting lineup of musicians and comedians this winter season including Slightly Stoopid, Anjelah Johnson: More of Me Tour, and David Sedaris. This goes on and on at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, so book your tickets before they sell out!
Take a self-guided tour of local artist exhibits and studios during the Maui Open Studio Weekend. You can view local artists as they are engaged in their craft or listen to what inspires their journey. The event also includes live demonstrations, live entertainment, and even complimentary refreshments are certain studios. This event is perfect for anyone who is in love with the arts!
Come see why Maui continues to be a winter paradise with a trip this holiday season. You can find the perfect vacation rental for your stay this Winter in Maui from Quam Properties. We offer a variety of luxury vacation homes that are perfect for families of all sizes and are close to all of the exciting activities found on the island. Make your Maui getaway one to remember by choosing Quam Properties for your travel plans.
You can find one of the best tropical vacations on the exotic island of Maui, Hawaii. From the crystal blue waters surrounding the white sandy beaches to the luscious tropical forest inland of the island, you will find a beautiful travel destination. Maui also tends to bring plenty of tourists during the year, making popular attractions even more crowded. Luckily, there is a variety of Maui off the beaten path activities you and your family can have loads of fun with. Here are some hidden spots that only locals know about:
You will find an exquisite bamboo forest on the mountain side of the island, approximately 7 miles towards Hana. This hidden gem is full of incredible beauty, bamboo trees, clean swimming holes, and beautiful waterfalls. Most locals go to this destination to find peace and tranquility. Make sure to check out the bamboo forest when it is dry and not raining!
For a more traditional hike, check out the Kahakapao Trail found in the Makawao Forest. You will find a quiet destination that is perfect for a hike through the nature of an exciting bike ride. This 5.2-mile trail also makes for the perfect picnic spot on a cool summer day. Once you are done checking out the forest, make sure to head into Makawao Town for unique shops and incredible restaurants; you will find the perfect souvenirs to take back home with you! This is one of the best places in experience Maui off the beaten path activities.
One of the most incredible beaches in all of Hawaii belongs to Paako Cove, otherwise known as the Secret Beach. This hidden gem can only be accessed by lava rock walls on the south side of the island. Locals who know how to access the Secret Beach can be seen surfing just off the coast at all hours of the day. You will not find a more romantic beach to take your loved one to in all of Maui.
If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime enjoying Maui off the beaten path activities, look no further than the travel experts at Quam Properties. Our exclusive listing of privately-owned vacation rentals is second to none in the entire island. You will find a variety of rental sizes and luxurious amenities inside each property. You can book your next trip online with our easy to navigate booking system. Let us help you find the perfect vacation rental today!