Best Places To Stay On Maui For Adults

From the thriving bar scene of Lahaina to the quiet intimacy of the northwest coast, romantic, scenic, and serene Maui can offer adults the trip of a lifetime.

In this guide, we’ve taken a look at the best places for adults to stay on Maui. 

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Best Places To Stay On Maui For Adults

West Maui

West Maui encompasses the coastline from the furthest tip of Kapalua, down past Ka’anapali and Lahaina, and just along to Ma’alaea.

At the center is Lahaina, a bustling town that was once the capital of Hawaii, and is now a cultural hub. To the north is Ka’anapali, a resort town with a spectacular beach and a family friendly vibe.

Carry on up the coast, and a laid-back, vintage charm characterizes the beachfront towns.

Known for good weather year-round, and excellent winter whale watching, West Maui appeals to adults who want a touch of old school Hawaii.

So, where are the best places on West Maui for adults to stay?

The Mauian

Napili has a quiet charm, minimal major development, and one of the best beaches on Maui. The Mauian hotel offers a chance to unplug and unwind away from the crowds of nearby Ka’anapali.

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

While the families flock to the resorts of Wailea and Ka’anapali, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua tends to attract a more mature clientele. On an isolated stretch of coast, it provides a chance to get away from it all.

Hotel Lahaina

Lahaina has a thriving bar and restaurant scene, and when you step out the door of the adults-only Hotel Lahaina, you’ll be right at the heart of the town.

This is a modern boutique hotel that will appeal to anyone who likes to get out and about.

The Plantation Inn

With an on-site restaurant and pool, The Plantation Inn offers a touch of resort convenience from a central Lahaina location.

Not strictly adults-only, the Plantation Inn prefers to welcome adult guests, and the historic setting is fantastic for those interested in exploring the culture of Maui. 

South Maui

South Maui is where vacationers will find the best of the Maui weather, with sunshine and limited rainfall throughout the year.

This is also where some of Maui’s best beaches are: the coast from Wailea to Makena is spectacular at every turn. Wailea is the gem of South Maui, a luxury town with most of Maui’s most opulent resorts.

Kihei attracts the families, with many lower-cost condos providing a budget-friendly way to discover Maui.

So, where are the best places on South Maui for adults to stay?

Hotel Wailea

If you’re looking for romance on your vacation, then you can’t go wrong with Hotel Wailea. South Maui’s adults-only luxury resort.

Nestled 300 feet above the sea, Hotel Wailea provides panoramic views from an intimate, elegant setting.

Andaz Maui

While Andaz Maui isn’t strictly adults-only, this Wailea resort has a reputation for best serving couples and solo travelers.

The four cascading pools provide ocean views without the crowds, and Andaz Maui is home to one of the best spas on the island.

Four Seasons Maui

Located on gorgeous Wailea Beach, Four Seasons Maui is a sprawling resort with something to appeal to everyone.

Adults will enjoy the tranquil 21+ Serenity Pool, the numerous romantic restaurants, and the ample size of every room.

Central Maui And The North Shore

Central Maui has been overlooked by travelers in recent years, although as this is where Kahului Airport is located, most visitors at least get a glance at the town.

Central Maui doesn’t have the unspoiled beauty of West and South Maui, but don’t let that put you off. In recent years, Wailuku and Kahului have become foodie destinations.

Central Maui is also excellent for adults who want to explore.

The North Shore is best known for the winter waves, and this is where most of the best surfing on Maui occurs. The surfer lifestyle has infused the coast, giving Paia, the major town, a quirky charm.

Hip and trendy, Paia attracts couples.

So, where are the best places on Central Maui and the North Shore to stay?

Maui Beach Hotel

Enjoy the ease of a stay at Kahului with Maui Beach Hotel, a spacious hotel with exceptional grounds and an attractive swimming pool.

At the heart of Maui, this hotel is perfectly placed for discovering the island. 

Paia Inn

A trendy boutique at the heart of Paia, Paia Inn provides guests with modern and comfortable rooms just steps away from the beach. Cozy and romantic, Paia Inn feels like a home away from home.

The Old Wailuku Inn

Set in a historic plantation property, The Old Wailuku Inn gives visitors a glimpse into old school Hawaii. The private setting provides guests with a relaxing stay, with a homely appeal infused with Maui aloha.

East Maui And The Upcountry

The famous Road to Hana slinks along East Maui, the most wild and untamed part of the island.

Hard to reach but with an isolated beauty, East Maui is an excellent destination for couples hoping to find some tranquility.

Upcountry is where most of Maui’s farms are located, on the slopes of Haleakala. Without immediate beach access, the Upcountry is less developed, and one of the least touristy parts of Maui. 

So, where are the best places on East Maui and the Upcountry to stay? 

Hana-Maui Resort

Discover East Maui from Hana-Maui Resort, a Hyatt property located along the Road to Hana.

Secluded on the beautiful east coast, Hana-Maui resort provides guests with an escape from it all. The perfect place to unplug and unwind. 

Kula Lodge

A stay in the Upcountry is a Maui vacation with a difference, and at Kula Lodge, adults can find privacy, romance, and adventure.

The lodges at Kula Lodge are spacious and luxurious, and the island view setting is hard to beat. 

Final Thoughts

Adult guests can enjoy the serenity and romance of Maui from luxury coastal resorts, isolated boutique hotels, or comfortable rooms at the heart of towns.

We hope this list will help you plan the perfect Maui vacation. 

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