Maui State of Mind
Maui and Hawaii in particular, captivate and attract many people across the world. There are numerous reasons to visit Maui because of the diverse set of experiences located all on one island! Visitors never have to worry about timing the weather because it is always the same year round.
Due to peak travel seasons, there are gaps in visitor time frames that create a more ideal time to visit.
Finding Budget Friendly Airfare & Accommodations
Awesome view of Maui from Upcountry, picture courtesy of our friend Dominick Marino
In general, flights to Hawaii are most popular and expensive during: the winter months of December and January; spring months of March and April; and the summer months. However, if you plan far enough ahead, February, September, and October might present itself as ideal times.
According to Hopper, an app that helps travelers find the best deals, forecasts hotel rooms as the most price conscious from September to mid December. Another option might be to turn to sites like Airbnb and VRBO which are able to offer slightly lower rates, do not charge resort fees, and are still able to offer hotel like amenities.
Sourced from Current Results for Weather and Science Facts
As far as weather is concerned, visitors should be happy to know you can always find warm weather on Maui because of the consistent temperatures throughout the year. During the day, and especially in South Maui, the temperature will consistently surpass 80 degrees in winter, spring, summer, and fall; so in any season, there isn’t much of a swing in temperatures.
Most of the rain Maui receives comes at the end of fall and remains until just about the beginning of spring; essentially, November through March is Maui’s rainy season. Although we have a rainy season, certain parts of the island get more rain than others where the showers are short and are followed by rainbows. Because of the geography of the island, rain clouds will get trapped in certain mountain ranges and you can always escape to the other side of the island to find the sun!
Avoiding Peak Season
Baby Beach on the North Shore, picture courtesy of our friend Dominick Marino
If you prefer to measure the best time to visit is in terms of the least amount of visitors, then statistically speaking, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, July and December received the most amount of visitors in the entire year of 2017. We strongly suggest staying away from those 2 months, the last week of April and the first week of May.
Also, when there are less visitors, demand for accommodations/transportation are down, so there is a better chance at cheaper room rates, less expensive airfare, and more opportunity to try the popular activities.
Timing Whale Watching Season
Many other visitors choose to visit Maui during the winter because they hope to catch glimpses of the creatures that call Maui home on a seasonal basis, the humpback whales. They sometimes arrive as early as November, but you can expect them to visit more around January to March as they migrate down from Alaskan waters. Hereon Maui, they mate, raise their calves, and birth their young. Maui has the best opportunities for whale watching in the entire state!
Contact a South Maui Real Estate Specialist
We’d like to extend an invitation to you to stop by our on-site Ho’olei real estate information office, which is open daily, before the reservation desk, from 9:00AM–5:00PM.
Our team has been blessed with the opportunity to have been part of this luxurious community since its infancy stages back in 2005. We’ve been in the in house sales team for the past 9 years. It truly brings a smile to my face when I see first time guests, return visitors, and full-time residences who embrace and wholeheartedly love their Maui lifestyle.