Maui is one of the most beautiful islands of Hawaii. While there’s always something beautiful to see and do on the island regardless of the time of the year, visiting in spring can come with many benefits. During this time, the weather is excellent. It’s not hot, but warm enough to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities. There are also few tourists in Maui in spring, allowing you to enjoy the island with fewer distractions.
When you visit Maui in spring, you will also have the wonderful opportunity to participate in some fun festivities, especially if you base yourself in South Maui. The area includes the coastal towns of Kihei and Maalaea and the thriving resort communities of Makena and Wailea. There are also a lot of vacation rentals in South Maui, giving you plenty of options for a beautiful place to stay.
If you’re coming to Maui in spring, you might want to check out one of these festivals.
Maui 5K Marathon
The Maui Ocean Center presents the annual Maui 5K marathon every first week of March. Those who want to join this marathon can choose between the timed 5k race and the untimed 1-mile run/walk race for adults and kids. The event aims to raise funds for the school. It will take place in the town of Maalaea, in South Central Maui. The area is famous for its great selection of affordable oceanfront vacation rentals.
Easter on Maui
Celebrating Easter on Maui is fun, and you’ll have several great options where you can celebrate this religious event. Catholic churches like the Saint Theresa Church in Kihei offer Easter Sunrise Service, and you can enjoy Easter Sunday brunches afterward. Several resorts and restaurants in Maui serve up a fantastic Easter Sunday brunch. Others also offer easter egg hunt and brunch combo, so better check these out, especially if you travel to Maui with kids.
One of the most popular spots to enjoy Easter Sunday brunch in Maui is the Grand Wailea Resort. If you happen to stay at any of the vacation rentals in Wailea, then this would be the perfect place for your brunch. Wailea is a beautiful area to base yourself in Maui. Although it’s incredibly upscale, you will find plenty of vacation rentals in Wailea that are budget-friendly.
End of Whale Watching Season
Spring marks the end of the whale season in Maui. Although you can still spot some whales in the waters of Maui during this time, their numbers are significantly fewer compared to the peak season. Because of this, most operators that offer whale watching expeditions will only guarantee a sighting of whales until April 15. The good thing about this is that whale watching tours are offered at discounted rates, and the boats will not be too crowded. If you happen to visit Maui after April 15, you can try the shore-based whale watching spots like the Pali Overlook, which is about 3 miles west Maalaea Harbor. Another spot is at the ocean path of Wailea Beach Resort, across from the Grand Wailea.
If you want to try your luck at shore-based whale watching, you should stay in the areas of Wailea or Maalaea. The Maalaea Bay Vacation Rentals, located along Maalaea Bay, is a great property to book for whale sightings. Whale watching tours are incredibly popular in the area, especially in the winter season. In spring, the gentle giants might still appear, but the chances of seeing them are low compared to winter.
Earth Day Festival
Maui celebrates the annual Earth Day festival, and it usually takes place around the third week of April. It’s a free, family-friendly event happening in the bustling town of Kahului, the hub of business on Maui and where the main airport is located. During the festival, local environment groups would gather at the Keopuolani Park. Here, you can learn about the island’s most pressing environmental issues and interact with environmental activists, local farmers, and community groups. You can also eat lots of organic foods, listen to live music and do fun activities.
If you want to stay close to Kahului, you should consider staying in North Kihei. The best thing about staying in this area is that you will find numerous oceanfront vacation rentals lining its white sandy coastline. Best of all, these vacation rentals are more affordable compared to the accommodations in the more upscale areas of Maui.
Mother’s Day on Maui
Like the rest of Hawaii, Mother’s Day is a big thing in Maui. After all, Hawaii is all about ohana (family), and coming to the island to celebrate this special occasion is definitely a good idea. There’s no shortage of ways to make your mom feel special as you celebrate Mother’s Day in Maui. You can treat her to a relaxing spa at some of the most luxurious resorts on the island, spend some quality time on the beach, or indulge in a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.
One of the most popular spots for a Mother’s Day brunch on the island is Gannon’s, a beautiful restaurant in Wailea. It’s located along Wailea Golf Club Drive, which is also home to some of the best vacation rentals in Maui. One of these is the Wailea Ekahi Village, which overlooks the stunning Keawakapu Beach.
Lei Day in Maui
May marks the end of the spring season in Maui. If you happen to be here on May 1st, you will have the opportunity to witness Lei Day. It’s a unique tradition celebrated across Hawaii and celebrates the practice of making and wearing “lei,” a traditional garland or wreath. This event is celebrated in various areas in Maui, and some of the larger resorts will throw in Lei Day celebrations that are free and open to the public.
The Maui Historical Society usually hosts the Lei Day Heritage Festival every May 1st at Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Visitors can participate in free museum tours, lei-making workshops, and more. If you happen to be staying at the vacation rentals in North Kihei, Wailuku is only 10 min drive away.
If you’re looking for a little spring getaway, Maui is the place to be. With events happening throughout the island all season long, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re into outdoor activities, cultural celebrations, or just want to relax on the beach, Maui has it all. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now!