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If you’re anything like me, staying at a nice beach resort is just about the best vacation you can imagine. Lucky for you, Maui has no shortage of amazing beach resorts ranging from super luxury to family friendly to great “bang for your buck.” Here are Maui’s best beach resorts (in my opinion) broken down by location. Click through the links to check pricing and availability for your travel dates.
Not super familiar with Maui? Read this post to help you get the lay of the land and decide which area of Maui is right for you.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa: If you want the best “Maui” experience and it’s in your budget, stay on Ka’anapali Beach. The Westin would be my pick. It’s got a great pool area, nice rooms, its spot on the beach is not too crowded and it’s just a couple of resorts down from an outdoor mall where there are several dining options. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa: The Sheraton on Ka’anapali is also a great option. It’s right in front of Black Rock so some of the best snorkeling on Maui is literally right outside your door. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa: The Hyatt is at the opposite end of Ka’anapali Beach (it’s a three mile beach) and while you won’t be right in the middle of the action (or close to snorkeling at Black Rock), it is a quieter option and a very nice resort. Bonus…they have penguins! Click here to check pricing and availability.
Marriott Ocean Club: The Marriott has a great location on Ka’anapali Beach that will keep you in the middle of the action while still staying at a familiar property (if you track points through Starwood or Marriot, that may be of interest to you). Click here to check pricing and availability.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa: If you want to be in the Ka’anapali area but slightly removed from the crowds (or the prices) try the Honua Kai Resort and Spa. It’s just north of Black Rock but still technically in the Ka’anapali resort area. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Napili Kai Beach Resort: For beautiful beaches, cheaper prices, and a taste of “old resort Maui” try the Napili Kai. It’s not as big or new as some of the ones in Ka’anapali but that’s part of its charm. And it has a great location right on Napili Bay where sea turtles are commonly spotted. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua: If you’re looking for luxury in West Maui, you’ll find it in here. This golf oriented resort community is about as far north as you’re likely to stay in West Maui. The Ritz-Carlton sits overlooking D.T. Fleming Beach and is pretty much the epitome of luxury. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Montage Kapalua Bay: This luxury Maui resort is actually all condos (one to four bedrooms) so while the prices may seem sky high, you may be getting a lot more bang for your buck. Click here to check pricing and availability.
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Mana Kai Maui: Kihei is mostly condos or but it does boast one nice beach resort and that’s the Mana Kai. It’s pretty far south in Kihei (almost to Wailea) so it’s not super crowded, but it’s often much cheaper than the nearby Wailea beach resorts. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Four Seasons Maui: My favorite place to stay in Maui is definitely Wailea, and if I could stay anywhere I wanted, it would be the Four Seasons every time. This place is crazy luxe and the perfect spot for a Maui honeymoon or any vacation where you’re looking to just really unwind. Click here to check pricing and availability.
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Grand Wailea Resort & Spa: If you want grand, try the Grand Wailea. It’s long been Wailea’s flagship resort and it’s perfect for kids since they have a nice little waterpark. They also share a beach with the Four Seasons. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Hotel Wailea: One of the highest rated resorts in Wailea is Hotel Wailea, which isn’t on the beach but instead sits up a bit on the slopes of Haleakala offering super cool views and bit of a break from the people. It’s pretty swanky (also adults only) and they offer shuttles down to Wailea Beach (and they have umbrella/chair set up there too). Click here to check pricing and availability.
Fairmont Kea Lani: The Fairmont Kea Lani is the only resort on Maui that is exclusively suites so you’ll get quite a bit of space for a pretty penny. It’s located on beautiful Polo Beach, which is connected to Wailea beach and Ulua beach via a walkway. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Andaz Maui: The Andaz Maui is one of the trendier places to stay on Maui and its beach is pretty fabulous. It’s also fun to celebrity spot around the pool. If the Four Seasons or the Grand Wailea seem a bit “much,” head here. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott: And if you’re a points tracker, of course there’s the Wailea Beach Marriot. The nearest beach is a bit of a stroll, but the resort sits right on the water. Click here to check pricing and availability.
Travaasa Hana: The only resort in Hana is the Travaasa Hana and boy is it a resort. It’s very “off the grid” and you won’t find Wi-Fi or cable TV but to be honest, you won’t need it. It’s a super luxurious resort that feels very in touch with the nature that surrounds it. The spa and pool is incredible and you can’t beat the views. Click here to check pricing and availability.
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