Maui Travel: Getting to "The Valley Isle"
How to save money on your flights, what to expect from the island's airports, and more travel tips you won't want to miss!
Looking for a way to get to Maui? Travel to this beautiful island can be easy if you have the right information!
My Fave Way to Get to Maui: Travel By Plane!
Since Maui is in the middle of the Pacific, most people get there by catching a plane!
Most people arrive at the largest Maui airport, located in Kahului. However, if you're staying in West Maui, flights to Kapalua airport are worth checking out since you won't have as long of a drive to your resort or condo rental.
Save Money on Flights to Maui and
On the other hand, if you're not the average traveler, and you're able to fly at the last minute to Maui, cheap airfare is sometimes available - especially if you're flexible on your travel dates.
Are you already on one of the other Hawaiian islands?
Here are a couple of options for you to consider then, as you plan your trip to Maui...
Travel there via an inter-island flight...
Take a Hawaiian cruise that makes a stop at Maui.
My personal preference is the inter-island flight.
Why is that, you ask?
Well, most cruise ships will only stop on Maui for a few days at best - but there is so much to see and do on Maui, that you'll never fit all of it into just a few days. Since I believe you need a minimum of 1 week to see the best of Maui, the interisland flight is the best option. By flying to Maui, YOU get to choose how long you stay, rather than a cruise line.
Have you heard about the
This used to be an option as well, but they were shut down due to concerns about their impact on the environment. Whether or not this is good news or bad news depends on your perspective I suppose...
Especially since a trip to Maui doesn't happen very often for most of us, we want this special trip to go smoothly. Here are some great Maui travel tips to help with that:
1) Flying to Maui? Travel Tips for Your Journey to "The Valley Isle"
These are my best Maui travel tips for surviving your day of air travel to Maui. You'll find these tips especially helpful if you have up to 17 hours or more of hopping on and off planes like we do.
2) My Top 5 Maui Travel Tips for Packing
Especially if you've never been to Maui, you'll find our tips helpful. Heck, even if you HAVE been to Maui before, you may pick up a good idea or two!
3) Planning a Trip to Maui? Travel Tips to Ensure Your Vacation Goes Smoothly!
These are my top Maui travel tips for ensuring your vacation goes smoothly... you won't want to leave for Maui without them!
4) Taking the Kids to Maui? Travel Tips to Keep 'em Happy on the Plane!
We now have 2 kids of our own, so we just had to find out how to make the long day of getting to Maui go more smoothly!
So... how was your journey to Maui?
Do you have a great story to tell?
How did you survive the trip to get there?
If you have any Maui travel tips for us, I'd LOVE to hear them! (I'm sure the other visitors to this page would love to hear them too!)