Trying to figure out the best time of the year to visit Maui? There are several factors to consider, such as airfare, weather, island events, and a few others. Read on for a general guide to these things and more.
Lets start with the cheapest times to visit. Summer and winter are busy seasons, so airfare is usually highest during those periods, and many accommodations are as well. We've provided a Maui condo rental availability calendar for our units to help make your planning easier. Spring and fall are generally cheaper times to go, although when schools have their spring break, there can be a spike. Also, in the fall, you want to wait until most education systems have begun their new school year. Prices will generally be more expensive around the holidays, including Halloween, but that one may be worth it, as the festivities on Front Street in Lahaina can be a lot of fun.
Concerned with weather? Well the fun thing about being located close to the equator is that their isn't much in the way of weather variation throughout the year. Typically, Maui gets most of its rain between December and March, but even then, rain is inconsistent unless there happens to be a real storm. Temperatures are slightly cooler in the winter, but still a far cry from the US mainland. To see snow on Maui is extremely rare, and when it shows up, it only does so at the top of Haleakala, which is 10,023 feet above sea level. Where big storms such as hurricanes are concerned, Maui has quite a history... of being missed by most of those that show up near the islands.
What about the whales? You might not have considered Maui's migratory humpback whales, but if you are remotely interested in marine wildlife, these creatures are worth seeing! Humpbacks are the most acrobatic of the baleen whales, and display all kinds of interesting behaviors above the surface. They have entertained visitors and locals alike throughout history with their charismatic charm and astonishing size. There's nothing like seeing a 52 foot, 80,000 lb animal come flying out of the ocean with the greatest of ease! These marvelous creatures give birth to their calves during their stay here, and you will often see little ones alongside their mothers. Of course by little we mean 20 feet long and 4,000 lbs, which isn't little by the standard of any other animal than an adult whale. Another fun tidbit about these animals is that if you are underwater on a calm day, you can sometimes hear them singing. Their voices are adapted to carry for miles and miles. You'll be most likely to see them from December to May.
Hopefully now you have some helpful information to consider when making your decision about when you want to visit Maui. As for your Maui vacation accommodations, we hope you'll explore our website and take a look at our many gorgeous beachfront condo rentals in Kaanapali. If you need any assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!