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Where to Stay to Surf on Maui

We get this question a lot – We want to come surf with you on Maui but we aren’t sure where to stay? 

In fact, we get it so often that we’ve decided to write a blog about it.  

The hard part is that Maui has so many different styles of accommodations, so we’ll break it down according to price.  Our main recommendation is that no matter what time of year you are coming to Maui, accommodations book up quickly, so when you find the spot you want, book it immediately!  

  • Stay: Tiki Beach Hostel
  • Location: Front Street, Lahaina 
  • Special Notes: “Our home-style living areas create a sense of community, and you may end up leaving the island with a few more friends than you arrived with. With weekly activities such as Friday night BBQs, the beach just steps away, and new travelers always passing through, there’s always something happening at the Tiki Beach Hostel.”
  • Website: https://www.tikibeachmaui.com
  • Distance from our primary beach: 15 minutes 
  • Great For: Adults seeking a fun vibe in a convenient location to Lahaina activities. 
  • Starting Price per night (2022): $74+ per night, for tent or single bed 
tiki beach hostel maui
The Entrance & Women’s Dorms at the Tiki Beach Hostel, Lahaina, Maui


  • Stay: Camp Olowalu  
  • Location: Olowalu 
  • Special Notes: “Camp Olowalu offers four affordable camping experiences: 35 campsites, 21 Tentalows, in your vehicle, or with your group in our six cabins. Whether you are visiting Maui or kama’aina, Camp Olowalu offers a unique experience for any adventure seeker!”
  • Website: https://campolowalu.com
  • Distance from our primary beach: 6 minutes 
  • Great For: Families or couples seeking an alternative accommodation with oceanfront access. 
  • Starting Price per night (2022): Tentalows start at $145+ per night 
Camp Olowalu Maui Campground
Glamping in Style in Camp Olowalu’s Tentalows



  • Stay: Menehune Shores (Condo) 
  • Location: Sugar Beach, Kihei
  • Special Notes: “All units are ocean front, with spectacular views from the balcony or lanai.  We offer 1, 2 and 3-bed superior condos from ground level to the 6th floor; each with fully-equipped kitchens, free Wifi and in-unit washer/dryer.”
  • Distance from our primary beach: 24 minutes 
  • Website: http://www.menehunereservations.com/menehune-shores
  • Great For: Families or couples that would love a kitchen, plus centrally located for exploring Maui. 
  • Starting Price per night (2022): $200+ per night 
menehune shore maui condo
Centrally located, Menehune Shores condos offers convenient access to the whole island!


  • Stay: The Old Wailuku Inn  at Ulupono (bed and breakfast) 
  • Location: Wailuku 
  • Special Notes: “Built in 1924 by a wealthy island banker as a wedding gift for his daughter-in-law, the “Queen” of historic Wailuku homes was lovingly restored by her island-born and raised proprietors. Down to the smallest detail, it represents 1920s Hawai’i at its very best and has combined the conveniences and luxuries modern travelers require. Each of the ten distinctive guest rooms is dedicated to a different Hawaiian flower.”
  •  Website: https://mauiinn.com
  • Distance from our primary beach: 20 minutes 
  • Great For: Guests who appreciate the history of old Hawaii.   All guests are required to be fully vaccinated. 
  • Starting Price per night: $284+ / night 
Wailuku bed and breakfast
Enjoy the charm of Old Hawaii at the Old Wailuku Inn!


  • Stay: Puamana Nani (condo) 
  • Location: Puamana, Lahaina 
  • Special Notes: “It feels like you’re far from civilization as you relax at pool’s edge and gaze out over the Pacific just a few feet away, or the magnificent mountain backdrop. But, in reality, you’re only a few blocks away from the enticements of bustling Lahaina town; an historic whaling center chock full of great restaurants, shopping, and galleries.”
  • Website: https://www.vrbo.com/4487468ha
  • Distance from our primary beach: 15 minutes
  • Great For: Have a surfer in your party?  Imagine waking up and walking out to surfing right at Puamana!  
  • Starting Price per night (2022):  $428+ /night
Puamana condo lahaina maui
If you have a surfer in your party, you can’t beat the location of Puamana !



  • Stay: Ho’oilo House (bed and breakfast) 
  • Location: Lahaina 
  • Special Notes:   “We are a 6-bedroom luxury B&B located just south of Lahaina.  It is common in many parts of the country to have a “summer house” where the family heads on those beautiful summer days. However, having come to Maui via Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, we have always been in search of the perfect “winter house.”  “Ho’oilo” is Hawaiian for winter and Ho’oilo House is the perfect place to escape your winter days…or any days for that matter.”
  • Website:https://hooilohouse.com
  • Distance from our primary beach: 12 minutes
  • Great For: Adults wanting something different from the traditional resort experience (no children allowed). 
  • Starting Price per night (2022): $499+ 
hooilo bed and breakfast maui
Enjoy all Lahaina has to offer, then enjoy the peace and quiet of this relaxing B&B, Ho’oilo House.


  • Stay: Honua Kai Resort & Spa (vacation ownership / resort) 
  • Location: Kaanapali 
  • Special Notes: Honua Kai Resort & Spa provides the space you need with luxury studios, one, two, and three-bedroom suites. Enjoy the convenience of full gourmet kitchens with Bosch appliances, large lanai’s, and in-room washers and dryers. Located directly on Kaanapali’s North Beach. 
  • Website: https://www.honuakai.com
  • Distance from our primary beach: 24 minutes 
  • Great For: Anyone wanting the luxury of a resort + convenience of in-unit kitchens, washers and dryers. 
  • Starting Price per night: $619+ / night 
Honua Kai Kitchen
For large parties that will be cooking a lot, you can’t beat Honua Kai Resort in Kaanapali!


  • Stay: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa 
  • Location: Kaanapali 
  • Special Notes: Enjoy Hawaiian hospitality with stargazing and a traditional nightly lu’au on-site, stay loose on the links with oceanfront golf, or unwind at our beachfront spa.
  • Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hawaii/hyatt-regency-maui-resort-and-spa/oggrm 
  • Distance from our primary beach: 23 minutes 
  • Great For: Great for families with young kids… fun pools and activities, plus there’s penguins! 
  • Starting Price per night: $799 + per night 
Did we mention they have penguins???


  • Stay: Westin Nanea Ocean Villas (vacation ownership/ resort) 
  • Location: Kaanapali 
  • Special Notes: Spacious villa rentals at our Lahaina resort include luxuries like a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and generous living and dining areas.
  • Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oggwo-the-westin-nanea-ocean-villas-kaanapali/
  • Distance from our primary beach: 23 minutes 
  • Great For: Our resort is perfect for family vacations to Lahaina, with an outdoor children’s pool and other fun beach activities.
  • Starting Price per night: $969 per night 
westin nanea resort reviews
Beaches, Pools, you’ve got it all at Westin Nanea!


  • Stay: Fairmont Kea Lani (resort) 
  • Location: Wailea 
  • 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.
  • Website:https://www.fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui/
  • 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: $985+ per night 
kea lani wailea private pools
Do we need to say anything more than private plunge pools if you book an oceanfront villa???


  • Stay: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort 
  • Location: Wailea 
  • 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.
  • Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hawaii/andaz-maui-at-wailea-resort/oggaw
  • 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: $1,309+ per night 
The Andaz Wailea is a great choice for high-end resorts that are geared towards adults..


If you are still searching for more ideas:

  • Search: HiChee.com 
  • What: Compare Prices on Vacation Rentals and Condos (for Maui – and beyond!) on multiple booking sites quickly and easily. Know the True Nightly Rate (the site adds up all the fees and taxes for you) and search for all the Airbnb and Vrbo rentals in one map view.
  • Great for: Anyone that wants to know that they are getting the best price for their vacation rental.
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  • Stay: TropicalBound.com Condo Rentals
  • Website: https://www.tropicalbound.com
  • Starting Price per night: Varies by unit & location
  • Location: search south Maui and West Maui 
  • Special Notes: Enter your dates and how many guests, and they will search hundreds of properties from Wailea to Kapalua for your perfect stay! 
  • Starting Price per night: Varies by unit & location 

**Disclaimers:  Any covid-restrictions and regulations are subject to change without notice.   Prices and drive times were based off internet searches in May 2022 and are also subject to change.   Please do your own research for accommodations and drive times.    

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