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The year-round sun and warmth of Maui are what make it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year you come,  Cinco de Mayo activities on Maui adds a little extra Mexican flavor and flair to your getaway. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is in honor of the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862 and is a perfect time to gather loved ones and experience Mexican culture with a Hawaiian twist on a visit to Maui. There is plenty to see and do, from year-round activities to special celebrations. 

Cinco de Mayo Activities in Maui

Bars and restaurants across Maui will be offering discounted food and drink specials throughout the day. Neighborhoods and some restaurants even offer other activities with a kid-friendly twist. You may even find a parade or festival to take part in. 

Beach & Water Activities

There are plenty of things to do and see during an island Cinco de Mayo vacation, but you’ll find yourself at the beach nearly every day. Change up your exercise routine with a walk or run on the beach or swim in the Pacific. You can choose to lay out in the sun, have a beach picnic, or try a new activity like surfing or stand-up paddleboarding. The Hawaiian Islands are also an excellent spot for snorkeling and SCUBA diving, with a myriad of coral and artificial reefs that are home to a variety of sea life. Find swimming companions like fish, dolphins, and turtles. Don’t forget an underwater camera to capture pictures above and below the waves! 

Haleakalā National Park

Hawaii has many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, and one of those national parks is on Maui, Haleakalā National Park in Kula. It’s a special place full of both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture, as well as a place that cares for several endangered species, some of which exist only at the park. See stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rain forests, and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry. 

Lahaina Banyan Court Park

If you need to take a break from the sun, bask in the shade under the oldest tree on the island. Head to Lahaina is a historic town just off the harbor and home to the oldest living Banyan tree on the island. Lahaina Banyan Court Park hosts the now giant tree, which was planted on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries. At the time it was only a single eight-foot-tall tree, but it now stands 60 feet tall, with a crown spread of more than 225 feet across a dozen main trunks that cover a 2/3-acre of land. 

Road to Hana

Often considered a “bucket list” item for visitors, this Cinco de Mayo you’ll want to pack up the rental car and head out early. The Road to Hana is “only” 64 miles, but it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots, so obeying the seemingly slow 25-mile-an-hour speed limit and being extra observant is crucial to enjoying the unique path. The road to Hana isn’t just a scenic drive you take in from the car. There are hikes to breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s grave site. You can brave the road on your own and make your own stops for a fun-filled day, or you can join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way. However, as you navigate the path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera. 

Spa Day

This Cinco de Mayo you’ll be spending plenty of time out and about in the warm Hawaiian sun, but you’ll also want to take the time for a little pampering. Maui has several spas to choose from, with a myriad of services offered for men and women. Get all the kinks worked out with a massage that offers total relaxation during the rest of your trip. You can also choose from body scrubs, facials, mani/pedi services, and more. Some spas even offer packages designed especially for men and their unique needs. 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Maui

From a cozy one-bedroom condo to a three-bedroom for a celebration with friends and family, Quam Properties has a vacation rental that’s just right for your Cinco de Mayo trip. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and the feeling of Aloha wash over you, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a Cinco de Mayo meal or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or romantic movie. Multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and your own bedroom mean you can retreat to privacy whenever you want. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more. 

Call us today to start planning a Cinco de Mayo island adventure to remember for years to come! 

From amazing scenery to eventful attractions, Hawaii boasts a wide range of ideal areas for a romantic getaway. One of these parts is Maui, colloquially known as The Valley Isle, considered the most romantic island among the Hawaii Islands. Holding such a feted reputation is no surprise since the island offers breathtaking sunsets, sugar-sandy beaches, and stunning scenery. These fascinating features make the area perfect for romantic excursions and adventures. Whether for a honeymoon, Valentine’s, or wedding, this tropical paradise offers sensual touches to influence your getaway romantically. Here’s how this Hawaiian island ensures you and your partner experience romance along the Pacific. Read on to see all of the romantic things to do in Maui this Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Things to Do in Maui this Valentine’s Day

According to Hawaiian culture, sea turtles (honu) symbolize long and good life. These fascinating marine animals swim across the turquoise waters of the Pacific, and you can easily see them with the naked eye while boating in these waters. Another option that gets you close to these amazing sea animals is snorkeling to swim next to them. 

You can hire the services of one of the operators plying Ulua Beach, Honolulu Bay, or Turtle Town. These snorkeling tour services take you directly to the spots swarmed by these marine animals. Besides steering you to these turtle-filled spots, the guides help novice snorkelers wade through these waters. You can manifest good luck in your relationship by snorkeling in these areas. 

Numerous Beaches

Hawaii is famous for its tropical lifestyle, thanks to the numerous beaches stretching along its islands. These powder-soft beaches make the perfect grounds for a relaxed atmosphere and photo ops. The island of Maui is particularly fabled for these exquisite beaches that are better than those on the other islands. You can take a drive along the island’s coastline, experiencing its beaches and the excellent spots lying along the way. 

Beaches like D.T. Fleming are typically quiet and less crowded, making ideal grounds for a romantic picnic. You can enjoy your picnic on the beach’s amenities, including tables facing the ocean. For those who prefer a wild experience, Makena Beach is the perfect place to explore, as it’s more vibrant than D.T. Fleming. 


Hiking in Maui is different compared to most parts of the world. The area’s topography is full of thick bamboo vegetation. Hana, a forested area located east of Maui, is full of trails winding past tall bamboo. You and your partner can hike through this area to experience its enchanting beauty and that of the wildlife inhabiting the area. The climax of this hike occurs at a beautiful waterfall entangled deep in the forested area. 

The experience takes you and your partner past clear pools leading to a dense forest of tall bamboo trees. Chiming sounds caused by the wind blowing on the bamboo poles emanate from the forest, creating an eerie and fascinating phenomenon. As you proceed past the trees, the striking 400-foot-high Waimoku Falls appears in your vicinity. The waterbody’s view amidst the lush, vegetative cover is worth experiencing.  

Enjoy a Couple’s Massage

A romantic getaway in Hawaii is not complete without a couple’s massage session. Unlike most resort areas, kneading your body in Maui is a wholesome experience. Subtle factors such as amazing weather, scenic surroundings, and an accommodating atmosphere make the experience worthwhile. 

You and your partner can enjoy amazing massage services from Maui Deep Tissue Massage, one of the top massage therapy services on the island. Skilled therapists will attend to you and your partner by tenderly kneading your muscles. By the end of the session, your body will feel better and ready for more exploration. 

Candlelit Dinner

Nothing spells out a romantic vacation more than a candlelit dinner in Maui. Numerous restaurants in the area offer diverse options for dining. Establishments like Mama’s Fish House, located on the north shore of Maui Island, offer amazing seafood. You can try the restaurant’s Mama’s fish curry, a signature dish made of salmon, Ahi tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon or any other romantic occasion in Maui, add this amazing restaurant to your list of where to eat. 

For those that prefer alfresco dining while taking in ocean views, book a candlelit dinner at Wailea Beach Resort. You and your partner can enjoy every minute of the night as a private attendant tends to your needs. Make reservations early to book your oceanfront table beforehand. 

Hover Over Maui

Maui’s striking landscape is worth viewing on a helicopter as the lush green vegetation intertwines with unique natural attractions. You and your partner can enjoy this scenery on one of the helicopter tours offered on the island. The experience is generally a bonding one and connects you to your partner. 

Book Your Luxurious Vacation Rental

A visit to Maui for a romantic getaway inspires love in many ways. You can hike the island’s terrain, swim in its turquoise waters, enjoy the amazing cuisine of some of its restaurants, or enjoy a spa session. Our vacation rentals add luxury to this romantic experience through their excellent amenities. Contact us today to book one of these rentals for your romantic getaway. 

Because not all vacations have to take place in the summer, your winter getaway to Maui promises to be the one that changes the way you look at vacations forever. Offering sunshine and palm trees and more than a few magical events that will ensure your January or February escape to the tropics is filled with fun and excitement, it only gets better when you choose Quam properties for your accommodations! We’ve compiled this guide to some of our favorite events in Maui to make sure you don’t miss out on a single second of fun during your magical vacation rental escape.

The 12th Maui Oceanfront Marathon in Lahaina, January 19th

Ready, set, RUN! The 12th Maui Oceanfront Marathon is the perfect way to get a little sun, work off some extra holiday pounds, and possibly catch sight of a pod of whales if you’re looking in the right direction! Also offering a 15K and a 5K for less ambitious runners, the views of the ocean, mountains, and of course, those whales may just take away a little of the pain caused by running!

Legends of Kāʻanapali Lūʻau in Lahaina, January 27th

The best way to experience the magic of the Islands is by attending a luau, and the Legends of Kāʻanapali Lūʻau is guaranteed to not just be fun and exciting; it’s also the most authentic one available! Offering hula dancing, delicious Hawaiian foods, and the stories that have made our piece of paradise the place it is today, you don’t have to choose this luau, but you may be a little disappointed if you don’t!

Kevin Brown Ohana – Maui’s Own Slack Key Legend in Lahaina, February 5th

Music is the international language of love and happiness, and Kevin Brown Ohana, our hometown hero, speaks the language fluently! You have the choice of dinner and a show for $95 per ticket or show only for $38 when purchased ahead of time online or $45 at the door. Learn the story of Kevin’s life and the stories of the islands as you take in this authentic show on a warm winter’s night in Maui.

Art Affair 2020 in Makawao, February 22nd

Although island life is primarily a casual and laidback experience, we can still dress up and throw a great party with the best of them, and the Art Affair 2020 is the perfect example. Offering silent auctions, gourmet food, and breathtaking art, this event is Maui’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds going towards helping aspiring artists make their creative dreams come true.

Enjoy These Events in Maui and our Maui Vacation Rentals

Our winter wonderland may look a little different than yours thanks to our sandy beaches, blue waters, and palm trees swaying in the ocean breezes. Come discover the difference and reserve your Quam Properties winter escape today! We offer a wide selection of vacation rentals, including our Papakea properties.

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.

Whale Tales

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.

East Maui Taro Festival

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!

Maui Steel Guitar Festival

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.

Find a Beautiful Place to Call Home Between These Upcoming Hawaii Events

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. We offer a wide selection of properties, including rentals at Hololani Resort!

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:

Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational

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.

Relax Outside In Maui This Winter

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.

Maui Sunday Market

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.

Entertainment Shows At The Maui Arts & Cultural 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!

Maui Open Studio Weekend

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!

Book a Stay with Quam Properties in Winter this Maui

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 rentals, including ours at Papakea Resort, 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.