When you Google “Holiday Trip to Maui” you get millions of results in less than a second. Many of these results help you find a place to stay on the island or offer deals that will make you want to arrive in sunny Maui tomorrow. But besides booking a flight and hotel, there are lots of other things to think about when you are planning a holiday family vacation to Maui.
The first thing to ask yourself is what your family likes to do while on vacation. We can help you plan your trip based on how you and your family want to spend your time in Maui.
Does your family enjoy soaking up the sun on the beach or would they rather be catching some sun rays while flying almost 50 miles per hour through the air?
Maui has lots of beautiful beaches to hang out on but we also have lots of exciting activities on our island as well. The weather on Maui in November and December averages in the low 80s and the water temperature is around the high 70s.
If you plan on spending lots of time on the beach you will find prime surfing conditions and you might even catch a glimpse of a Humpback Whale! Winter is when we see the biggest waves on Maui because of the trade winds that hit the island. Also, Humpback Whales migrate down to the islands from Alaska to use Hawaiian waters as a nursery and breeding ground, making it a prime time to see them.
Do you want to eat at the resort during your trip or would you rather eat where locals rave about getting the best food on the island?
Many hotels and resorts offer delicious multi-course meals that are specifically designed with holiday traditions in mind. This means you can find an amazing meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve without even having to leave your hotel! Check with your hotel or resort for more details on what meals they offer during the holiday season.
If you want to go out and about to find a holiday meal there are lots of options to choose from and you will be able to find something that fits into every budget. Check out OpenTable’s website to find some great options for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and make a reservation online.
We recommend trying island-style turkey while you are here for the holidays. The traditional way to cook a turkey in Hawaii is using an underground oven called an Imu. After trying your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey island-style, you will never want to have it any other way!
Do you want to see the sunrise on Haleakala or venture along the Road to Hana? Or do you maybe want to do both?
Depending on how long you plan on staying on Maui, the possibilities are endless for what you can see during your time here. November is part of the rainy season on the island so the waterfalls around the island and on the Road to Hana will look even more amazing since they will be flowing at full capacity.
You could also wake up early to see one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world on top of Haleakala. We offer a variety of sunrise tours so you can choose the one that is exactly what your whole family is looking for!
No matter how you spend your holiday vacation on Maui, you will find holiday cheer everywhere you turn. The Hawaiian Christmas Song (Mele Kalikimaka) by Bing Crosby is just one of many favorite Hawaiian Christmas songs that you will hear joyfully playing around the island during this time of year.
If you are planning on visiting in December, be sure to check out the annual Banyan Tree lighting in Lahaina. This event happens every year on December 2nd. You will not want to miss the sight of the famous Banyan Tree wrapped up in beautiful Christmas lights.