Prime Maui Winters
An absolutely stunning picture of Big Beach courtesy of Dom Marino
Winter days on Maui and Hawaii in general are only about 2 hours shorter than days in the summer. Even the temperatures are not dramatically different unless you are climbing elevation quickly in places like Kula (on Maui) or Mauna Kea (on the Big Island).
Although you won’t be able to tell much of a difference between a summer and winter day, there are some tips out there to make sure you are making the most of your winter on Maui.
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As mentioned earlier, temperature and weather between winter and summer are not dramatically different like it is on the mainland. The great thing for visitors is that the Maui weather is rather stable and does not fluctuate depending on the season. It is pretty much the same year round (except if you visit Haleakala/Upcountry in the winter)!
So if you like to plan ahead, leave the pants and layers behind! Maui’s warm tropical climate is consistent throughout the entire year. In the daytime, especially in South Maui, highs will hover around the mid to upper 80’s during the summer and the low 80’s in the winter, so in either season there is not much of a drastic difference.
Keep in mind, along the many coastal resorts at sea level, temperatures will be slightly cooler from the ocean breeze. The only time Maui’s weather is undesirable is if a winter storm covers the island with clouds and rain, but those are infrequent and shouldn’t be of much concern.
Maui Winter Weather
The majority of the rain Maui receives will fall in the tail end of Fall to the just about the beginning of Spring, so November through March is recognized as our “rainy” season. Rain showers are typically short and are quickly followed by more sunshine, and, if you’re lucky, rainbows. Rainbows are always said to be a sign of good luck in the islands, meaning you’ll return one day if you spot one.
Always Use Sunscreen!
Just because the sun isn’t out, doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen! It is important to always apply sunscreen when possible because even on cloudy days, you can become a sun burn victim. If you are planning to be out in the sun for a long period of time, reapply sunscreen every two to three hours. There are also plenty of daily moisturizers on the market with sunscreen already in them. However, it is also important to try and buy reef friendly sunscreen if you do go to the beach. In fact, as of 2018, it is illegal to buy anything that isn’t reef friendly! But don’t worry, plenty of retailers including the gas stations will have what you are looking for.
Haleakala Sunrise or Sunset
Above the clouds sits Haleakala courtesy of Dom Marino
In this case, the Haleakala sunset can be a transcendent experience only found on Maui! Haleakala which roughly translate to “house of the sun” is well known for its tall peaks and glorious sunrise/sunsets is also regarded by many as having some of the best hiking trails in the nation. Because Haleakala occupies many different elevations, it is home to a variety of microclimates with their own characteristics and vegetation; something you can experience yourself through camping trips or day hikes.
Haleakala is Maui’s own 10,000 foot volcano and is regarded as the largest dormant volcano in the world; to put it in perspective, the entire area of Manhattan could fit in the crater of Haleakala alone. Haleakala Crater is actually a caldera with the summit spanning 21 miles across and 4,000 feet deep. Mount Haleakala is a staggering 10,023 feet exactly and is regarded the largest dormant volcano in the entire world. What is known as
Where Are Maui’s best beaches?
The island has over 30 miles of white, yellow, red, and black sand beaches. In fact, Maui has more miles of accessible beach than any of the other Hawaiian Islands. Not bad for the second youngest island in the chain! Check out our suggestion on South Maui Beaches, West Maui Beaches, and North Shore Beaches.
Beach Ownership Rights
According to state law, not one person or entity has the legal right to own a Maui beach nor do they have they the right to restrict access, including “exclusive” beach resorts. All beaches on Maui are open to the public; so no matter where you are on Maui, anyone can enjoy which ever beach they please.
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