If you want to score bargain prices for vacation rentals on Maui, summer is the time to do it. It can add up to big savings. You'll have to do the math.
West Maui vacation rentals set seasonal rates. There is a mid-winter peak season, when rates are at their highest. And slow summer and fall seasons. If there are bargains to be had in Maui, it's in the summer.
Peak Season, Dec. to April, in Maui coincides with the cold winter months on North America's mainland and with the migration of the humpback whale to Maui's waters. Typically, airfares are low in mid-winter.
Summer's challenge is snowbirds are happy where they are. The whales have left Maui's waters. And airfares tend to soar. But it's still the same amazing Maui with everything but the whales to lure you. If you can find the cheap airfares, this can really work out.
There are other savings to consider to keep your Maui vacation affordable. It is perfectly possible to enjoy your stay on Maui without a rental car.
- Shuttle buses are available from the airport (OGG) to West Maui. http://hawaii.gov/ogg/ground-transportation/shuttle-services
- Public transportation is convenient to resort locations and attractions. http://www.mauicounty.gov/index.aspx?NID=605
- You can easily rent a scooter or bike for sightseeing. http://www.yelp.com/biz/ohana-bike-rental-lahaina
- There are tours, like the one to view sunrise on Haleakala, that will pick you up at your door and drop you off after. http://www.viator.com/tours/Maui/spectacular-Halekala-Maui-sunrise-tour
Traveler's can make the math work for a summer vacation in Maui. You can enjoy Maui with fewer fellow tourists around. And you can rent some truly amazing places at their best rates. You need to shop for airfares. Get out your calculators. You might find that dream vacation to Maui is closer to reality than you thought.