How to sensibly plan your dream Maui vacation

It’s no secret — a leisure trip to Hawaii isn’t cheap…but there are ways to make it more affordable and enjoyable. Here are a few super helpful tips to get you on your way to a memorable, worry-free Maui vacation:

Air – Google Flights

By far the best way to compare prices and track flights to Maui is with Google Flights. Here you don’t have to waste your time with multiple open tabs on different airlines or worse yet – the endless distractions and popup ads on travel sites like Orbitz and Travelocity.

Google Flights gets the job done with an simple user interface, travel timing tips to save money and a price tracking feature that emails you when a price changes.

Lodging – Sunny Maui Condos (of course)


Sunny Maui Condos offers the best value and service in condo vacation rentals in Kihei and Wailea. Every guest who stays in one of our immaculate, fully-furnished units gets the highest level of service and genuine Hawaiian hospitality.

But that’s not all! We also offer complimentary, resort-style concierge services to help you plan your entire vacation, including:

  • dinner reservations
  • personal recommendations to celebrate special occasions
  • guides to explore the island
  • activity booking with our preferred vendor

… and much more!

Alternative lodging


If you prefer other types of lodging, you can also try this list. Keep in mind that costs go up and down with the travel season.

  • Hotels – Maui offers some of the most luxurious resorts on the planet.
  • Home exchange – instead of paying money to rent a place, why not just trade places? Not too many people know about Home Exchange, but those that do swear by it (and it saves you a ton of money).

Car rental


We offer discounts on rental cars through Budget and Avis. Check out the link to claim your discounted rental. Claim your discounted rental – click on the logo of Avis or Budget in this link.

Things to do

Hawaiian hula dancer

Maui is yours to explore — have fun! If you’re booking through us, be sure to download our Island Guide Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Download mobile app for FREE

Or call to chat with us for some local, insider tips on places to visit, restaurants and more. At Sunny Maui Condos we take care of you all the way!

And don’t forget — we’ve blogged about tons of things to do on Maui, such as:

Check out our blog for everything else.

Beyond Maui


Since Hawaii is geographically positioned halfway between the North America and Australasia, it’s easier (and sometimes more affordable) to continue your adventure beyond Maui.

From Hawaii, you can fly direct to most major cities in Japan, Korea and China, as well as the South Pacific (Tahiti, Samoa, Guam) and Australia (Sydney and Brisbane).

There are, of course, the neighbor islands to explore — each of which are unique and incredible in their own right, and only a 40 minute plane hop away.

Be open to serendipity!

Bonus: all the major airlines and non-stop cities served by Kahului Airport


Our preferred airline is Hawaiian Airlines, serving Honolulu, Kona, Hilo, Lihue; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and New York City

Other Airlines serving Kahului, Maui (OGG):

Air Canada: Vancouver, Calgary
Alaska Airlines: Anchorage, Bellingham, Portland, Seattle, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego
American Airlines: Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose
United Airlines: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver
Delta: Los Angeles, Seattle
Westjet: Calgary, Vancouver
Virgin America: Los Angeles San Francisco

We would be delighted to be part of your next Maui vacation. If we can assist you with planning your perfect Maui vacation, please contact our Sunny Maui Vacations’ team at or at 808-240-1311 Extension 21. Let us help you reserve your vacation rental condo in South Maui and assist you with island recommendations and activity planning through our in-house Concierge at 808-240-1311 Extension 71.

Image credits: vint7, honeybeegHawaiian Airlines, Home Exchange, Google Flights

Need a hand with your next Maui vacation? Please contact the Sunny Maui Vacations team at or call 808-240-1311, ext. 21. We’ll find you the best vacation rental condo or rental home in South Maui and help you with any and all recommendations and activities across Maui.