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Maui Condo Rentals – Tips To Ensure You Aren’t Disappointed

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No one wants to spend a substantial amount of money on a condo rental only to be disappointed once they finally arrive at their vacation destination! Unfortunately, some will become the victims of some type of scam such as a person or company making the vacation rental appear to be much nicer than it actually is. Our Maui condo rentals are spacious, well appointed and provide countless amenities, but we want to share some tips to ensure yours actually lives up to your expectations.

Look for genuine reviews. It’s easy these days to find reviews, but unfortunately some are fake. When you see dozens or even hundreds of reviews, it’s a good indication most of them are authentic. A vacation rental with only three or four “five star” reviews could be a little shady; after all, it isn’t hard to have your sister, aunt, dad and cousin write a great review. Really look closely at the reviews and how many there are.

Get the details confirmed. Considering most people book accommodations online today, it isn’t hard to confirm the details of your rental. An email can be printed out and is confirmation of the terms agreed to. If you do talk to someone on the phone, be sure to get his/her name, email address and any other pertinent information. You should confirm via email if you do book your rental over the phone. Regardless of how you book, be sure to get it in print.

Are there great photos you can browse? Those who are reputable will make photos of each rental available so you can see precisely what you’re getting. If there are listings without photos, be very suspicious!

When you’re spending your hard-earned money on vacation, you want the best possible accommodations to ensure your family and/or friend are relaxed, comfortable and have everything you need. Our Maui condo rentals are beyond ordinary – check them out for yourselves and read our stellar reviews!

Vacationing In Maui Is A Blast – But Bad Behavior Can Ruin It For Everyone

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Of course vacation time is a time to relax and leave the stress of everyday life behind, and Maui is the place to do it. Our Maui condo rentals provide spacious, luxurious surroundings you’ll enjoy when you aren’t out exploring or getting in some beach time. While we want you to have the time of your life, there are some things you shouldn’t do. Bad behavior can ruin a good time for everyone, and we’re not pointing our fingers at tourists; locals shouldn’t behave badly either.

Most of this is just common sense.

As in every other state, you shouldn’t indulge in one too many adult beverages and get behind the wheel. This puts everyone in danger!

Don’t litter. Cigarette butts last almost forever and so does plastic. Whether it’s a paper cup, plastic water bottle, fast food bag or anything else, dispose of your trash the proper way or take it with you to dispose later if there’s nowhere to put it.

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, stick to safe trails with signs. Going off trail puts you in danger. You could get lost, or a flash flood could occur.

Scooters and motorbikes are a great way to explore, but don’t drive like a madman. Sure it’s fun to scoot around without having to wear a helmet, but have common sense. It’s probably a better idea to wear one and use your noggin when driving!

Don’t try to take a little piece of the beach home with you. People love to scoop up a handful of sand or collect all of the coral or shells they can find, but think what Maui’s beautiful beaches would look like if every person who vacationed on the island took their own little piece, too! Not good.

Rein your kids in. Of course kids get excited when vacationing in Maui, just as adults do. However, rowdy kids can get on other people’s nerves whether on the beach or in a shop or restaurant. Help everyone who lives on or is vacationing on the island relish the experience by keeping your children under control.

Avoid trespassing, a big problem on the island. Not only could trespassing leave you in a dangerous situation due to flash floods or rock slides, locals don’t appreciate anyone – tourists or locals – trespassing on their property. With so much to see and do there’s no reason to venture into areas you shouldn’t!

These are a few examples of behavior that isn’t appreciated when you vacation in Maui. You can have a wonderful time simply by using good sense and following the rules. If you’re ready to take some well-deserved time off and indulge yourself in relaxation and fun, be sure to book one of our beautiful Maui condo rentals located right on Ka’anapali Beach!

How To Make Your Maui Vacation More Affordable

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We know a Maui vacation can cost a small fortune, and that many are interested in learning how they can have a great time without going over budget. Our first recommendation is that you choose one of our Maui condo rentals so you have a kitchen available and can avoid eating every meal out. You may not realize it, but eating out is a major expense! You can save a bundle by enjoying dinner out in the evenings, and preparing a packed lunch to take along during the day while you’re enjoying all of the fun activities and adventure.

Another way you can save is by traveling with other families or couples, depending on your situation. Lots of people travel in groups, which helps tremendously as you can split the costs of accommodations, car rental, even groceries. Imagine if you were to rent a condo that costs $400 per night and you split the cost with another couple or even two other couples; you’ll save a boatload of money!

If you intend to rent a car, choose one that gets super gas mileage. Gas is high in Hawaii, so go with economy instead of looks. Who cares what you’re driving? You’re in Maui to have a great time!

Use common sense and do your best to avoid getting injured. The last thing you want is a hospital bill, so be careful when engaging in any activities that could result in injury. Whether you’re hiking, surfing, kayaking, biking or enjoying other adventures, always be cautious.

Enjoy all of the things you can do for free on the island. Fun doesn’t have to cost money. Swimming, soaking up the sun on the beach, taking in a gorgeous sunset or sunrise, watching the whales, hiking, snorkeling – there are countless activities that don’t cost a dime.

Finding restaurants with lunch specials and other deals, visiting Maui during the off seasons when everything is cheaper, shopping craft fairs or swap meets for souvenirs; when you make an effort, you can literally save hundreds or even more on your vacation without sacrificing a great time.

If you’re planning on visiting the island in the coming months, be sure to book one of our Maui condo rentals now before they’re gone! We hope to see you soon.

Enjoy Your Maui Vacation Even More With These Safety Tips

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Hopefully you’ve already booked one of our spectacular Maui condo rentals and are well on your way in terms of your travel plans. A Maui vacation is a dream come true for many people, however it’s important to consider safety wherever you go. The people on our beautiful island are friendly and welcoming, the recreational opportunities everywhere you look. We want to help you enjoy your vacation to its fullest with these tips!

There are plenty of places you’ll want to enjoy a walk through, but you’ll probably be glad you rented a car. No matter what your vehicle preference or budget, there’s something suitable so you can travel to areas on the island that aren’t within walking distance. When you have your own vehicle it’s more convenient and you enjoy exploring the island on your own time table. Another benefit of having a rental car is that you can put your valuables in the trunk so they’re out of sight.

There are some wonderful remote areas you may want to explore including the coastal Kipahulu region and the Summit Region, but keep in mind that those who have respiratory problems may not do well at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Haleakala National Park’s Summit Region has been known to drop in temperature to the mid 30’s, although most of the island never gets cooler than 80 degrees. It’s also important to note that the very remote regions are about 45 minutes away from the nearest town.

Love to camp? There are private and public parks in Maui where you’ll be able to experience nature and the relaxation you can only find with camping, and it’s safe – especially if you camp with a friend, spouse or group of people.

Because it’s a tropical paradise that beckons you to spend as much time as possible outdoors, you’ll want to bring along plenty of sunscreen! Whether browsing the shops, lounging on the beach, kayaking, hiking or playing a round of golf you’ll be exposed to the sun. The last thing you want is to spend your vacation with a painful sunburn.

It’s good to know as much about the island and all of the events, activities and experiences you can expect to enjoy. If you’re considering a Maui condo rental, be sure to check out the luxurious accommodations we have to offer!