How to Have a Discount
Maui Vacation

Save Money on Flights, Accommodations,
Rental Cars, Activities, and Dining Out

Want to have a discount Maui vacation, and have a blast while saving tons of money?

No problem!  It's totally doable and anyone can use these easy tips to lower the cost of a trip to "The Valley Isle!"

Here are some of the things that have saved us a ton of money, without compromising on fun and comfort, that you can use for your next trip!  These tips will save you money on flights, accommodations, rental cars, activities, and dining out!

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Best Time to Go for a Discount Maui Vacation

Poolenalena beach, Maui

When you travel to Maui is a huge factor in determining just how much money you can save! 

High season runs from the middle of December until the middle of April. So, if saving money is a big priority for you, do your best to NOT travel to "The Valley Isle" during this time - you'll pay a premium to vacation at this time.

The absolute cheapest times to travel to Maui are from mid-April until the end of June or from September to mid-December. The next best time is during the summer in July and August - this tends to be a bit more expensive than spring and fall due to the higher numbers of people taking their family vacation when their kids are out of school, but still tends to be less expensive than high season over the winter.


How To Find Discount Maui Vacation Accommodations

Condo Rentals

Accommodations are one of the biggest expenses of any trip to Maui. We used to stay in hotels and resorts, but have since switched to condo rentals.

Not only do you get a lot more space in a condo, but it's usually way less expensive than staying in a comparable hotel suite.  Combine that with booking your Maui family vacation during the slower season, and the savings are HUGE!

condo rental in maui

Read my top tips for getting a deal on your condo rentals in Maui! (including how I doubled the length of our stay and only increased the cost by 19%)

Then, read these important tips on how NOT to get scammed when booking your Maui condos for rent! (I always use these tips, and I've never been disappointed in my condo rentals!)

And, if you're ready to see what's available for rent right now, browse condo rentals here.

Resorts and Hotels

Whenever I've had to book a hotel or resort stay in Maui (or anywhere in Hawaii for that matter), I always check prices in my Hawaii Entertainment Coupon Book - I've never found a lower price anywhere else.

The book comes out every year, and when you consider how much it can save you on a hotel booking, it's worth every penny.  It costs only $35 when it first comes out, and the prices drops more and more over the life of the book (15 months.)

They have numerous ways to save throughout the book - here is a sampling:

  • Direct-to-Hotel bookings save you 50% off the rack rate, or 10% of the lowest available rate.  This is what I always use for my 3-star stays.
  • Options for saving 10% off the lowest available rates, powered by well-known companies including Expedia and Orbitz
  • Entertainment Hotel Bucks - when you sign up you get $300 hotel bucks deposited in your account - I was recently able to find a steal of deal on a night at the Sheraton Waikiki this way, for a stopover on Oahu

Buy the Entertainment Coupon Book

entertainment book hotel deals

My 3 Favourite Ways to Save on Attractions, Activities and Dining Out

1) Half-Price Tickets with My Favourite Discount Card

A3H Gold Card

The A3H Gold Card is, in my opinion, the best deal on the planet! 

I just bought one for our next trip, and have already saved $402 on activities by purchasing half-price tickets with this card - it's easy to use, and you can do the same! 

And how much does the card cost?  Only $30.  A true steal of a deal!

Click here to find out how you can save money with the A3H Gold Card.

Buy Your Gold Card

2) Discount Tour Outlets

After you buy everything you can for half-price price with the A3H Gold Card, you should check out the prices with my favourite discount tour outlet. Advantages of this discount tour outlet:

  • no membership fee to book from them
  • you can book all of your activities in one place
  • I particularly love their low-price guarantee - be sure to take advantage of it!

Book Your Activities

3) Hawaii Entertainment Book

Hawaii Entertainment Coupon Book

My favourite way to save money on restaurants is to use the Hawaii Entertainment Book. All of the 2-for-1 discount coupons add up to a LOT of savings, easily surpassing the cost of the book! There is a great selection of coupons: everything from high-end fancy restaurants to fast food joints.

Buy the Entertainment Coupon Book


How to Save Money on Airfare to Maui, Hawaii

view from airplane window

Airfare is almost certainly one of the largest expenses of a discount Maui vacation.  Being sure to travel during low season will save you significant dollars. But there are other ways to save even more money!

Whether you book your flights last minute, or a year in advance, start with these tips for trimming the price of your airfare to Maui, Hawaii that anyone can use.

Then, check out these ideas that will help you max out your chances of getting that elusive prize: travel to Maui with cheap airfare.


How To Save BIG With Discount Car Rentals in Maui

driving in upcountry maui

Ok, so you know that you ought to get a car rental for your Maui vacation, right? (Getting Around: Why a Car Rental in Maui is a MUST!)

For most people seeking to save money and have a discount Maui vacation, trimming the price of the vehicle rental is a big priority. I know it was for us!

After searching high and low, I am finally satisfied that I found the very best place to find a bargain rental vehicle.

Click here to find out how YOU can save BIG and find Maui discount car rentals!

Priceline Rental Cars up to 40% Off


Bonus: 17 Free Things to Do on Maui

piggybank on beach

So, you've saved a ton of money with the tips on this page, but why not take it a step further and add even more value to your discount Maui vacation?

Be sure to check out The 17 Best Maui Activities on a Budget of Zero.




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