With a romantic charm and relaxed welcome, the Plantation Inn could be the bed and breakfast for you.
Hotels on Maui are often sprawling resorts or tiny guest houses, but the Plantation Inn is a perfectly mid-sized property. Particularly popular with couples, the fantastic location blends convenience with seclusion.
Before you book your stay, read this guide to find out what to expect at the Plantation Inn.
What Is The Plantation Inn?
A charming bed and breakfast just blocks away from vibrant Lahaina town, the Plantation Inn is an adults-only accommodation on West Maui.
The Plantation Inn isn’t cheap, but it is an option for the budget savvy. Home-style comfort is the focus of the rooms, rather than lavish opulence. If you often feel overwhelmed by the larger resorts, the Plantation Inn offers a welcoming alternative.
Every morning at the Plantation Inn begins with a fresh breakfast prepared by the on-site chef. Using classic French cuisine combined with Hawaiian ingredients and an island twist, breakfast in the sunshine at Plantation Inn is a motivating start to the day.
A colonial style building that is packed full of charm, the Plantation Inn attracts couples and honeymooners. A romantic atmosphere permeates the property, and the serene location adds an air of peace.
What Are The Rooms Like At The Plantation Inn?
No two rooms at the Plantation Inn are the same, although they all use vibrant decorations to create an aloha welcome.
The Plantation Inn is a boutique style hotel, with only 18 accommodation options—14 guest rooms, and 4 suites.
Guest rooms at the Plantation Inn use a mixture of bold decorations and classic architecture. Expect pineapples and flower prints alongside wooden furniture and Art Deco shapes.
Most rooms can accommodate up to two people, with the upstairs rooms including a balcony. The lanai rooms connect to a covered lanai, which is the perfect space for enjoying a warm Maui evening.
The rooms are cozy rather than spacious, but a decent size for a loved-up couple. The suites are similarly decorated, but significantly more spacious. Bathrooms are decorated in a relaxed style, and feature a pedestal sink and shower stall.
All rooms have a daily maid service, air conditioning, and access to free Wi-Fi.
There is no elevator, but many of the rooms are accessible on the first floor.
What Can You Do At The Plantation Inn?
In such an incredible location, just a short walk from Lahaina, the first thing to do is explore the historic Front Street. Use the self-guided historical walking trail to discover all the important sites of Lahaina.
When you’ve tired yourself out around Lahaina, head back to the Plantation Inn and enjoy a dip in the pool. Or spend some time in the outdoor jacuzzi. The private location includes shaded areas, where you can escape the heat of the Maui sun.
Of course, you want to spend some time on the sand. The Plantation Inn is located close to two beaches: Puamana and Launiupoko.
- Puamana is the more private of the two, with a thin strip of golden sand lapped at by blue waves. A great place to take a picnic, the summer swells are good for surfing.
- Launiupoko is a popular family beach, with a protected paddling area drawing those with young kids. On a weekday morning, the vibe is laid-back and carefree. Weekends get much busier, but stop by to grab a bite to eat from the Launiupoko farmers market across the road.
Want to try something different? There are numerous activities held at the Plantation Inn’s sister property, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
At the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, guests can learn crafts and cultural experiences based on the traditional Hawaii lifestyle. Plantation Inn guests are welcomed at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
How Do You Get To The Plantation Inn?
The Plantation Inn is very conveniently located next to the historic town of Lahaina. Less than two blocks away from the iconic Front Street of Lahaina, the Plantation Inn is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants on Maui.
Lahaina is roughly 24 miles from the airport at Kahului. A journey by car should take about 45 minutes, and cost about $60. There’s free on-site parking if you choose to rent a car.
Can The Kids Come?
The Plantation Inn prefers to be a child-free hotel, which is either very good news, or very bad news. The property is designed for couples, with romance at the heart of the inn.
Families with children are better off heading to the Plantation Inn sister property, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
Other Places To Stay In Maui
We’ve written quite a bit about all of Maui’s available lodging, and continue to do so, but we wanted to share a few more places to stay from our friends at Booking.com.
A Resort Stay: The Four Seasons Resort in Wailea is the cream of the crop of resort stays, with restaurants, ocean views, an on-site spa, and the Shops at Wailea are just down the road. Couples particularly love The Four Seasons!
Bed and Breakfast: Sometimes, it’s all in a name, and Adventure in Paradise is exactly what it sounds like, located in Haiku on Maui’s north shore. Wake up to a 180 degree view of Haleakala summit every morning from your private patio.
Hotel: The highly rated Maui Sunset hotel combines laid-back atmosphere and the beach of Waipuilani Park. Also, it’s only 1.7 miles from the Elleair Maui Gold Club!
Vacation Home: Find your home away from home at Puu Koa Palms, six minutes from Hookipa Beach, and near the Hana Highway. Also particularly great for couples!
Villas: If you’re looking to vacation in style with your own villa try the Andaz Maui, which include all the expected amenities along with grills and plunge pools.