Give that Fading Tan a Boost

By Kathy Englert

As the temperature and leaves begin to fall, many of us miss the long, warm days. The very best treatment for the cold weather blues is a vacation on Maui. Winter vacations on Maui provide a chance to whale watch in addition to the year-round ocean activities like snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and diving.

Unfortunately for would-be visitors, November is the beginning of our peak season. This means that many Maui vacation rentals are already booked and hotel prices are higher. If you are planning a warm weather escape this winter, plan ahead and book your condo today. Even though many of our South Maui vacation rental condos are already booked through the holiday season, if you are wishing for a “Maui Christmas” we still have a few units available. The last of them are going fast! If you aren’t in a hurry to get to the beach, we still have a wide selection of condos available for March and April.

Winter vacations on Maui are not to be missed. As the weather cools slightly and the rainfall increases the entire island looks exceptionally verdant, lush, and fresh. The waterfalls become more robust and many of the islands trees bloom. This is the time of year when mangoes and avocados are flowering and setting new fruit. The exotic tropical flowers at the botanical gardens bask in the gentler sun and frequent cloudbursts.

Be prepared to be flexible with your schedule, frequent rains mean that some days will be better for hanging out at the beach in South Maui because of rain in Paia or Upcountry. Just check out Maui Information for weather updates and find nearby beach parks under the Recreation section.