When you’re ready to be officially on island time, there’s only one trip to take—Maui. And there’s so much to get into on Hawaii’s second-largest island that you’re going to need a car rental in Maui to get it all done.
You’ve got to make some waves while you’re here, but where to first? Get gassed up and say “aloha” to these spots to get Maui wowed on your tropical getaway. You’re ready for some fun, so go coco-nuts on the Valley Isle.
Tropi-call of the Wild: This island is packed with natural wonders to behold, and that Maui car rental you booked is the perfect vessel to help you explore. For some blooming good vibes, head to the Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm. It’s over 13 acres of lavender varieties set on a mountaintop with unreal views, floral food, and drink options to savor. Or get almost otherworldly and see the Dragon’s Teeth at Makaluapuna Point, where jagged rocks were formed from wind and molten lava. This site’s got some bite.
In the Mood for Some Island Food: When you’re digging into the Maui food scene, fresher than fresh seafood is a menu must. Start at the legendary Mama’s Fish House for an ever-changing menu of daily catches. When in Hawaii, you’ve got to eat like the locals, and that means snacking on some Spam Musubi. You can find this island staple nearly anywhere, with some of the best coming from convenience stores like Minit Stop and 7-11. For sweet treats, Leoda’s Kitchen is known for its killer coconut cream pie, and for something even cooler, trying the best shave ice around is mandatory. (Tip: Ululani’s Shave Ice Shop is a Maui favorite.)
Wave to the Faves: Sometimes you want to feel like a local, but other times, you’ve got to ride that tourist wave. Hitting the beach tops everyone’s Maui-must-do list, including the popular shores of Kaanapali Beach or the more unique Wai’anapanapa Black Sand Beach. Another popular favorite for Maui visitors is the Old Lahaina Luau, a traditional Hawaiian ceremony with hula, fire-dancing, and Hawaiian dishes like kalua pua'a, mahi-mahi, and poi. And if you want to get in on the action yourself, you can find hula lessons and surf instruction all over the island.
Surfing the Streets: Make the most of your cheap car rental in Maui and hit the highway for some gorgeous road trips. The most popular scenic drive on the island (for good reason) is the Road to Hana. You can expect incredible coastal views on your 65-mile trek, as well as looks at lush jungles at the same time. There are tons of sweet spots to stop along the way, making this little drive one of the best and most unique in the country. If you want to take your rental to new and exciting heights, go for a meandering drive up the winding road to the peak of Mount Haleakala, the giant dormant volcano that makes up most of Maui’s landmass. From the top, early birds with a reservation can catch unbelievable sunrises at the summit.
After you’ve booked one of the best car rentals in Maui, it’s time to score a hotel deal that’s sweeter than shave ice. You can keep plenty of snack cash on hand by booking a Hotwire Hot Rate last-minute Maui hotel. Worried you’ve waited too long? No such thing—you can still save a ton on your last-minute hotel in Maui. In fact, the longer you wait to reserve your place, the more you save. You could get up to 60% off versus booking a listed rate two weeks earlier. With rates for your Maui hotel as low as , operation “eat a bucket of shave ice” is a go.
If you’re looking for cheap car rentals in Maui, Kahului, and beyond, but you still want a ride from the best car rental companies on the island, good news—booking a Hotwire Hot Rate car rental in Maui, Hawaii gives you the best rate in paradise from the top brands. Best of both worlds? Sure. You’re in Maui, after all.
You’ve got cheap car rentals in Maui on your mind, and Hotwire has the perfect solution. When you book a Hotwire Hot Rate, you can get Maui cheap car rentals with just a few clicks and end up saving big-time bucks—like up to 60% off kind of savings. You’ll find great wheels for as low as $245, saving you tons of cash and time so your Maui trip can be a total wow-y.
Considering the latest COVID-19 closures and reopenings, you may be wondering is it safe to travel to Maui right now? When you want to book your last-minute trip to Maui, be sure to check out the most recent information on Maui’s safety measures, recent closures, and guidance on traveling during the coronavirus.
*Savings are based on actual Hot Rate® car rentals made from airport pick-up locations in the previous 12 months as compared with the lowest published rates found on leading retail travel sites.
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