Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation? Times are bit off ever since 2020 threw us a curve ball and sadly getting yourself to a tropical island isn’t as easy as it used to be. Fortunately for you there’s a simple solution to finding paradise without having to leave the United States and that solution is Hawaii.
I’ve been lucky enough to call Maui my home for the past decade so you can trust me when I say that Maui is truly a paradise on Earth. I compiled a list of the dreamiest Airbnb’s in Maui that will have you packing your bags in no time. In no particular order here are 10 of the best airbnbs in Maui.
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The Best Airbnbs in Maui
If you want a stay at a luxurious bed and breakfast close to one of Maui’s best beaches then Noah’s Hideaway is one of the best airbnbs in Maui and the stay for you. Located in West Maui overlooking the Ka’anapali Golf Course, Noah’s Hideaway is walking distance to the beach, high end shopping and all the must eat restaurants in Ka’anapali.
The modern stay is elegant in decor and has all the amenities that you could ask for including mini fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Plus the en-suite bathroom will make you feel like the queen (or king) that you are.
The highlight of the stay has to be the hosts but the pool, hot tub and sauna are also enjoyable.
If you run out of things to do in Maui (which you won’t) you can hang out at the entertainment deck (BBQ, Pizza Oven, Prep Area including sink, refrigerator, dining area) or you can enjoy the indoor gym or pool table. You can’t go wrong with booking a stay at Noah’s Hideaway.
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The Paradise Cabana is the creme de la creme of Airbnbs in Maui. This 4 bedroom/3 bath house has 3 bedrooms in the main house and a 1 bedroom in the pool house. Yes this stay comes complete with a private pool and cabana!
If you want seclusion in a private oasis surrounded by fruit and palm trees with an ocean view then you’ve hit the jackpot with this spot. This is the ultimate entertaining stay in Maui. There’s a built in BBQ, custom finishes throughout the home, coi ponds, a large open yard, a secluded pool, cool or warm dip spa and multiple outdoor showers.
Relax in luxury with views of the ocean, West Maui Mountains and Lahaina. Launiupoko beach park is a short jaunt away which is a great beginners surf spot.
Just South of Lahaina and a short 10 minute drive you’ll be by all the best restaurants that Lahaina has to offer.
If price isn’t a problem or you’re traveling with a large group go for it and splurge on this slice of paradise.
Kula Star Dome
If you enjoy star gazing, you can’t get closer to the stars then a stay at the Kula Star Dome. Located at 2600 ft. elevation on the way to crater of Haleakala National Park, this is a unique experience to comfortable be able to watch the stars with an unobstructed view.
You stay in a heated, clear dome bubble hut that allows you to view the stars from the comforts of your own air bed. It does get cold at night (yes it even snows on Maui) so the skylight loft with a king bed is included with the stay if you don’t want to spend the whole night in the dome bubble.
Of course the stay comes with all the modern amenities including Wifi, breakfast, parking and coffee. This is the perfect Airbnb in Maui to stay at that gives you a short drive to witness sunrise atop Haleakala and to explore Upcountry Maui.
Suite Van Maui
Van life is all the rage right now and what better way to explore Maui than in a home on wheels. The Suite Van Maui is a fully equipped van that comes with everything you need including a kitchen, a shower and a toilet!
The best part about this tiny home on wheels is how eco friendly it is. The van is solar powered and has a water filtration system on board to minimize the use of plastic bottles. The van also comes equipped cookware, beach towels, beach chairs and even a portable grill on request. Did I mention it also has WiFI?!
If you’re short on time but want to get as much exploring in as possible the Suite Van Maui is the way to go. It’s easy to drive, even on the iconic road to Hana and up to the top of Haleakala Crater for sunrise. Maui has several scenic campgrounds all over the island including Camp Olowalu, Waianapanapa State Park, and Hosmers Grove perfect parking over night.
This is a perfect option if you are traveling Maui on a budget.
The Fisher’s Hana Hale
If you don’t spend a few nights in Hana then you never get to experience all that Maui has to offer. Hana is filled with incredible things to do and staying at the Fisher’s Hana Hale puts you in the perfect location.
The Fisher’s Hana Hale is walking distance to Hana Bay, Hana town and the infamous Red Sand Beach. This Airbnb in Hana, Maui is the entire bottom unit that sleeps up to 4 people. The best part may be the kitchen as finding places to eat in Hana isn’t as easy a task as you’d imagine. Most restaurants & food trucks close early (5 pm) in Hana so having a kitchen to prepare your own meals after a long day of adventuring is clutch.
Costing only $150 a night you can’t beat the price, location and amenities. If you’re on a budget, check out the best places to stay in Maui on a budget.
Oceanfront 3 Bedroom home in Kahana
If you’re traveling in a large group where you can split the cost or with a large family this is the perfect stay for you. This is one of the best beachfront condos in Maui and offers some of the best views that West Maui has to offer.
The 3 bedroom/3 bath is a corner penthouse condo that is luxury at its finest. Each room has its own balcony, bathroom and large closet. Can we say whale watching from the balcony? The condo comes equipped with every amenity you could need including A/C which is always necessary in West Maui.
The property has access to 2 pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, nearby restaurant, 2 workout rooms and BBQ grills by the beach and pools. Located about 15 minutes North of Lahaina town, you’ll love the location of this penthouse condo set in West Maui.
The Palms at Wailea
The Palms at Wailea stay is as stunning and luxurious as they come. The 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo was renovated last year and it has all the modern appliances, furniture and decor.
Wailea is upscale area in South Maui filled with some of Maui’s best resorts, restaurants and the best beaches. The open design and ocean views will make you never want to leave. Sunset views from the lanai is the perfect way to wind down the day after sightseeing around Maui.
Dare I say the best beach on Maui, Big Beach is less than 10 minutes down the road.
If you want a prime location in the heart of historic Lahaina town with a resort atmosphere then hands down Aina Nalu is the perfect stay for you. Located on a back street in Lahaina you are just steps away from Front Street, the main drag of Lahaina. Check out Top 20 Things to do on Front Street.
This stay is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath stay has everything you could want in an Airbnb. large swimming pool, hot tub, A/C, modern amenities and kitchen. Plus its walkable to all the best that Lahaina has to offer including the best restaurants, the harbor, shopping, surfing, the beach and the infamous banyan tree which spans almost an entire block.
This is the perfect place to stay if you are traveling with your partner and another couple as splitting the cost would run you about $50 a night. This is also a family friendly alternative for housing and walkable to that bucket list luau you’ve always wanted to attend 🍹. You won’t be disappointed with the location or pool in the paradise oasis.
Romantic Hana Hideaway
If you’re looking for seclusion, serenity, adventure and tranquility all wrapped into one then you must spend a few nights in Eastern Maui. The Romantic Hana Hideaway is nestled on the Hana coastline between Hana town and the Kipahulu entrance to Haleakala National Park.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath house comes with amazing views, a covered lanai (porch) and a modern kitchen. This stay is 2 miles away from Hamoa Beach and all the adventures to have in Hana.
Stay here to relax, be in nature, have amazing views and reconnect with yourself or others!
House at Puanmana
Located steps away from the beach on the south end of Lahaina is where you’ll find this stunning Airbnb in Maui at Puamana, The house at Puamana is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath house that can accommodate up to 5 people. This is a great Airbnb for a family.
The grounds itself are like staying at a resort. There are 3 pools, 1 of the pools being an infinity pool directly on the ocean, a tennis court, club house and for a small fee ($10) you can use the fitness center on property.
There’s a great surf break directly out front and this stay has boogie boards, surf boards and stand up paddle boards at your disposal. Lahaina town is less than a 5 minute drive and Ka’anapali Beach, one of the best stops while exploring West Maui is 10-15 minutes North by vehicle.