There are many things to prepare for your holiday in Maui, which is why it’s important to plan it early. Aside from booking your flights, you need to coordinate the vacation schedules and look for suitable accommodations. If you are trying to save money, booking a vacation rental in Maui is your best bet.

Vacation rentals are cheaper than five-star hotels, yet you will experience the same level of comfort and many resort amenities. In fact, vacation rentals are in high demand these days, especially for families and groups of friends. Since we’re in the middle of a pandemic, most travelers would prefer to stay in accommodations that are better equipped for longer stays and will keep them isolated from the crowd.

Aside from being a cheap and affordable alternative to a hotel, you would be able to save even more money for your accommodation if you take advantage of these top discount promotions that are currently running. To help you sift through the options, here are some of the Maui vacation rental specials to take advantage of in 2021.

Kauhale Makai #330 – $125/night

This vacation rental property in Maui sleeps up to six guests, so it’s perfect for families and groups of friends. Located in Kihei, on Maui’s sunny south coast, Kauhale Maki vacation rentals are only a walking distance away from the golden sands of Kamaole Beach. This 2-bedroom unit is complete with amenities including a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook delicious meals. There’s a tennis court on-site, as well as a barbecue area and swimming pool. But if you prefer to swim at the beach, you can go to the nearby Kamaole Beach Park II. The Wailea Resort and golf course is only 5 minutes’ drive away. For a limited time, you can book this property for as cheap as $125 per night.

Kihei Bay Vista C-205 – 40% Off

The Kihei Bay Vista is a wonderful beachfront property located in Kihei, Maui. When you book this one-bedroom property, you will have access to various amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, washer, and dryer. The bedroom has a queen-size bed that can sleep up to two guests. In the living room, there’s a sofa bed that can sleep a couple more guests. All in all, this 1-bedroom condo can accommodate up to four guests. Right across the property, there’s a whale sanctuary as well as a long stretch of beach that’s perfect for surfing. You can take advantage of the 40% discount if you will book this property before April 14, 2021.

Maui Parkshore #313 – 20% Off

If you are a group of five, this Kihei 2 Bedroom condo rental in Maui Parkshore is highly recommended. This property has flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, ideal for long-term stays. There’s a king-size bed in the master’s bedroom and two twin beds in the guest room. A full-size sofa bed is also available that can be converted into a bed to accommodate more guests. One bathroom has a walk-in shower while the other has a shower and tub. Kamaole Park is a walking distance away from this property and there are beaches and shops nearby. If you book this property before April 14, 2021, you can avail of a 20 percent discount.

Wailea Ekahi #45-E – $175/night

If you’re looking for accommodation in Wailea, this luxury vacation rental at Wailea Ekahi Village is worth checking out. This one-bedroom unit can sleep up to four guests. It has a fully-equipped kitchen and a terrace that opens to gorgeous views of the ocean. Situated inside a 34-acre beachfront complex, guests will also have access to swimming pools, a pavilion, and a barbecue area. The famous Wailea Beach Walk is right across the property, and some of the best beaches in Maui are only a few minutes’ walk. Rent this property for only $175 per night if you book before July 31, 2021.

Palms at Wailea #1507 – $319/night

Located within the world-famous Wailea Resort community, this charming Palms at Wailea condo opens to the panoramic views of the Wailea landscape. This one-bedroom unit can sleep up to four guests, perfect for small families and couples on a romantic getaway. This fully air-conditioned unit has a modern kitchen and other amenities, so you will feel right at home while vacationing in Maui. Best of all, the property is only a short walk away from Keawakapu beach, as well as a 5-min drive to the famous golf courses of Wailea. If you book your stay between April 15 and September 30, you can rent this unit for only $319 per night!

Maui Kamaole #J-219 – $279/night

This incredible two-bedroom unit is located within the upscale Maui Kamaole. A great choice for couples or families, this unit is spacious enough to accommodate up to four guests. Both the master bedroom and guest room are equipped with a queen-sized bed. Within the property, you will have access to the gorgeous pools with hot tubs and water features. If you want to go to the beach, just walk for a few minutes and you will find the Kamaole Beach III, which is just across the street. This property will only cost you $279 per night if you book in January and February 2021.

Wailea Ekolu #805 – 20-30% Off

This 2-bedroom sits inside the Wailea Blue Golf Course, making it a perfect accommodation for those looking to chip a few balls during their Maui holiday. Equipped with an air conditioning system, flatscreen TV, high-speed internet, and two bathrooms, this property will surely make you feel at home. Aside from the golf course, there’s also a tennis club within the property. The beaches of Mokapu and Ulua are a short drive from Wailea Ekolu and there are good restaurants and shops just down the hill. As part of the Winter Special, avail of a 20 – 30 percent discount for bookings until April 14, 2021.

Island Surf #601A – $79/night

This cheap and economical studio unit is located on the sixth floor of the Island Surf building and opens to the picturesque views of the mountains. It has a full bathroom and a mini kitchen as well as a king-sized bed that can sleep two guests, perfect for couples on honeymoon. Located in the heart of Kihei, this property is just across the street from Kalama Park, a beautiful park known for its gorgeous sunsets. The property itself has plenty of restaurants and shops. There’s also a salon and spa, a pool, sundeck, and barbecue areas. Book this unit in January or February and pay only $79.

When it comes to booking vacation rentals in Maui, you need to consider some important factors, such as the location and amenities. The property should be easily accessible to the beaches and other attractions in Maui. If you’re traveling with kids, choose a property that has kiddie pools and other child-friendly amenities. For long-term stays, it is best to book a unit with a kitchen so you can cook your meals. And if you want to save money on accommodation, book your stay as early as possible to take advantage of the exclusive deals and promotions.

* All prices are accurate at the time of the posting of this blog.