Where to Stay on Maui – 2024 Guide
In 2022 we wrote a blog post about where to stay to surf with us. After the fires of August 2023, there were so many changes to accommodations that we had listed, it was time to just start fresh with a new accommodations guide. For ease of travel to our surf location, we’ll only be including South Maui, Central and Upcountry accommodations. If you already have accommodations booked on the West Side, go ahead and keep them! If you have not booked your stay yet, check from the following options below!
We’ll break it down based on average room rates (snapshot as of Sept 14, 2023, so they may change!) and we also include driving distance to Ukumehame Beach Park, where we run our surf lessons.
Stay: Howzit Hostel
Location: 2028 West Vineyard Street, Wailuku
Special Notes: This hostel offers FREE guided tours and activities for their guests, including the Road to Hana, Beach Days, Snorkel or Hiking Trips, Margarita Madness and Trivia Nights!
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 20 minutes
Great For: People who are looking to stay in an environment that cultivates friendships, laughter, fun, and adventurous experiences.
Starting Price per night (2023): mixed dorms starting at $60/ night
Stay: Maui Seaside Hotel
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 22 minutes
Great For: The location is convenient to the OGG airport, almost any Maui activity, plus shopping!
Starting Price per night (2023): $399
Stay: The Hale Pau Hana
Location: 2480 South Kihei Road
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 27 Minutes
Great For: Hale Pau Hana is situated right on Kamaole Beach II. All units feature full ocean front lanai, with one, two and three bedroom units. Enjoy snorkeling right off the beach, live Hawaiian music on Thursday evenings, and free parking!
Starting Price per night (2023): $427/ night
Stay: AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea
Special Notes: A new hotel in Wailea, it’s not on the beach but you could walk there if you are really motivated. It has a pool…
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 29 minutes
Great For: Enjoy posh Wailea at a slightly better rate than the beach-front hotels.
Starting Price per night (2023): $637
Stay: Hilton Grand Vacations Club Maui Bay Villas
Location: 575 S Kihei Road
Special Notes: one- or two-bedroom suite, each with a kitchen, living area, and balcony.
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 19 minutes
Great For: Bring the kids when you stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club Maui Bay Villas in Kihei and they can enjoy the free kids’ club. You can go for a morning swim at the outdoor pool and visit the fitness center for a workout. In-room conveniences include washers/dryers and fully equipped kitchen.
Starting Price per night (2023): From $673/ night
Stay: Hotel Wailea
Location:555 Kaukahi Street, Wailea
Distance to Ukumehame Beach Park: 30 minutes
Great For: The only luxury adults-only resort in Hawaii, this peaceful retreat is nestled within a lush tropical hillside perched 300 feet above the sea, with convenient access to island adventures by day – from beaches, water sports and golf to restaurants and shopping – and luxurious tranquility by night.
Starting Price per night (2023): $999 /night
Stay: Fairmont Kea Lani
Special Notes: Experience the Hawaii vacation of your dreams on Maui’s coveted Wailea coast at our all-suite and villa luxury resort and spa.
Distance from our primary beach: 33 minutes
Great For: Wailea offers golf, spas, high-end restaurants and some of the best swimming beaches on the island. The suites and villas are perfect for anyone wanting resort luxury, but a bit extra space than a typical hotel.
Starting Price per night: $1,129 per night
Stay: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Special Notes: Immerse yourself in the island spirit with regional farm-to-table dining, direct access to Mokapu Beach, and rooms boasting tropical views. Explore the exotic Polynesian culture and history of Maui during the resort luau experience, featuring an authentic ‘ohana-style meal and cocktails during the Feast at Mokapu.
Distance from our primary beach: 32 minutes
Great For: Couples or adults seeking a relaxing vacation, without being surrounded by kids and families in the hotel & pool areas.
Starting Price per night: $1,132+ per night
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