Bringing The Whole Family To Maui? Why It Makes Sense To Rent A Condo For Your Hawaiian Vacation

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means less time to treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable vacation before the kiddos have to go back to school. If you’ve had your eye set on Maui, then you have excellent taste. Maui’s Gold Coast area of Kihei and Wailea-Makena offers pristine beaches, azure ocean waters, and plenty of activities that will appeal to children and adults alike. But before you can start curling your toes into the warm sands, you first have to decide on accommodations.

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Condo vs. Hotel

When booking travel for a relaxing getaway to Maui, your first instinct might be to start looking at hotels. While Maui offers many fine hotels, have you ever considered renting a condo in South Kihei, North Kihei, or Wailea-Makena instead? A condo rental offers many benefits that seasoned and first-time travelers can appreciate.

Gold Coast Makena

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Your Home Away From Home

No matter how beautiful a hotel is, it still feels like…well, a hotel. A condo is literally like a home away from home. This is a private homestead where you and your family can rest and relax between adventures. Condos offer privacy and a more natural living environment.  With more space, you can spread out, unpack, and feel at home.  If you’ve got really little ones, you’ll want multiple rooms.  A room to put them down for naps separate from your own space.  At night, it’s good to have a room and lanai where you can make a little noise while the littles sleep.

Kihei Resort Mauian

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Your Own Kitchen!

If you plan on staying in Maui for more than a couple of days, you may not want to go out to eat for every meal. The beauty of a condo rental is that you can enjoy a fully functional kitchen. No more poorly stocked breakfast buffets (and timing them correctly!) A kitchen means you can eat when you feel like it and cook your own meals. This can be particularly important if anyone in your family has food allergies, or if you want to stick to a specific diet plan.  And having a real refrigerator means you can save the leftovers from your meal out and still have room for more than just one bottle of water – try that with a mini-fridge!


We tend to do breakfasts in, pack lunches for being out and about (just in case), and plan an early dinner somewhere great. When planning for just one lunch or one dinner per day out, you save a ton of money, which can then go towards better activities and a better condo!  Meals add up quick!

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Keep The Family Together

You probably want to keep your children close but not too close during your vacation. Hotels may not be able to accommodate all of your needs. For instance, do you want to pay for a second, even a third room to give your children privacy? Those costs will add up quickly. On the other hand, your vacation might be a little cramped to say the least if you try to fit your entire group into a single hotel room. A condo rental can keep all your family members close while also giving you each the space you need. Your children will be able to enjoy privacy while still being under your watchful eye. A condo rental is also a great idea if you want to bring along an extended family member or a nanny for the children.

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Amazingly Affordable

Bringing an entire family down to Hawaii isn’t cheap! You want to have a good time but also be smart with your funds. Many families assume that private condos are much more expensive than hotel rooms and don’t even bother looking at condo options.

The truth is that condo rentals can be amazingly affordable, and the benefits they offer more than make up for the cost difference between hotels. Depending on when you book and the specific location you request, you can rent a 2 bed / 2 bath for less than 1/2 what you’d pay for 2 rooms at a hotel (and don’t forget the added savings when eating out less.)  Check out some of our deals here at Ali’i Resorts.

At Ali’i Resorts we offer beautiful rental condos in prime locations all along the coast in Kihei and Wailea-Makena. We can work within most budgets.

If you’re coming all the way to Maui for a vacation this summer, make it a true treat. Consider renting a condo so you have a luxury “home away from home” during your time here.