Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Maui or our services? Please review our frequently asked questions below to get the answers you need. If you don't find what you are looking for below, please Contact Us. We're here to help!

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How early should I book my condo reservations?

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You should book your condo as soon as possible, especially if your time is not flexible. Some of our reservations are booked 18 months in advance. When you decide to come, start researching and reserving. Many first time Maui visitors are shocked when they see how early South Maui books. We don't have lots of high rises here and the condos are usually larger than in other areas so they really are a limited resource and book out early.

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What's the Weather like? Is there a rainy season?

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In South Maui resides Kihei known as the sunniest place on the planet. An average year's rainfall is 10 inches. Wailea and Makena are really more of the same as South Maui is a desert. Temperatures generally range in the 80's during the day and the 70's at night.

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What should I pack?

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Pack your bikinis and board shorts; sun dresses and Hawaiian shirts; plus skirts, shorts, Capri pants, and t-shirts; bring moisture absorbing cotton. Leave the sport coats and ties at home. Maui is casual. For men it's especially so. Some ladies, however, still enjoy and want to DRESS: wear jewelry, designer clothing, etc. especially if they plan to dine gourmet. You will see cotton shorts to silk dresses no matter where you choose to go. Of course golf wear is always good even if you don't play.

Think casual, breezy, and comfortable. Most importantly pack your darkest sun glasses, highest number sun lotion, sandals, walking shoes and hats. Of course all of this can be rounded up at your first Saturday Swap meet for less than the second bag of luggage so pack light and buy a bag here to take back all your treats, gifts and special purchases!

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What can I do on Maui?

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There's so much to do, see, and eat on Maui that residents here don't ever run out of new things to occupy their time. The activities can revolve around whatever you fancy: the beach; the ocean; the culture; the sea life; the arts, crafts; or health and wellness, etc. You can do it on your own with a little research; sign up for a tour, trip, or tickets; or easiest for a fee, use our recommended concierge.

Take advantage of the annual activities happening weekly such as the Music Festival, the Film Festival, Seabury Halls' Craft Fair, the Hui No'eau Jewelry Show, the Makawao Rodeo plus all the events at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC). And if you want to play or watch golf... Trust us, you'll never run out of things to do; all within reach if you choose South Maui. Use our link to Maui calendars on our Vacation Planner page to find out what's going on when you're on island.

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Should activity reservations be made prior to arrival?

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It'a always a good idea to book in advance if you know what activity you want. Just in case, check the cancellation policy. As a convenience to our guests, we've checked out concierge services and have found one we recommend. It's not the cheapest or the most expensive, but we believe this concierge will be found to be extremely helpful.

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Can I visit other islands?

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Yes. The Big Island (Hawaii), and Kauai can be reached by air usually going first to Honolulu (Oahu). The inter-island ferry that was so controversial is no longer running but you can reach the island of Lanai by taking a ferry from Lahaina.

Add other islands, or stays at a second location on Maui, to the beginning or end of your trip to maximize the time of your stay. Please note most condos charge extra (usually by having you pay the cleaning fee) if you book a "short stay" (Less than 7 nights) so if you are planning on visiting multiple locations, try to minimize short stays to get your best rates. Our group availability calendar makes it easy for you to see open days between bookings for all our condos. Sometimes when an owner has an opening like that, they waive or split the cleaning fee.

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Do you offer Travel Insurance?

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Trip insurance is available from Travel Guard at (click below)TravelGuard-wideor by calling Travel Guard at 1 (877) 249-5376. The State/Province you reside in is required for accurate information. CLICK HERE to learn more about how Trip Insurance can help safeguard your travel investment?

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