The holiday season is around the corner, and we are all planning a long escape. None of us want to waste this time of the year sitting in a hotel room because of the unfavourable weather outside. Instead, plan a Maui road trip because the weather here is favourable all year round. So, there’s no bad time to come. The temperature during summer and winter differ only by a few degrees, so Maui’s Valley offers an enticingly-warm beach view escape at any time of the year.
Maui Island lies close to the equator. As a result, there’s comparatively less variation in day hours across the year. Resort sunset ceremonies start between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm with the sounds of conch shells, followed by tiki torches and traditional chanting lighting.
With such slight differences in the weather, deciding the right time to go on the best road to Hana tours will usually reduce the chances of enjoying particular activities.
The experience from Stardust Hawaii provides the best guide to Maui experience to their guest. If you don’t want to hassle in a place that is new for you, rest assured of us. We will do everything to make your Maui road trip a memorable one.
Here’s what Maui has to offer month by month.
While January is a “rainy” month, umbrellas are rarely needed. Strange, isn’t it? This is because, on average, rain falls on only six days during this month. The Sentry Tournament of Champions, Chinese New Year- a stop during the Maui Tour, comes to Kapalua.
Usually, February is the coolest month of the year. Daytime highs average 27°C, while the overnight temperature is still as pleasant as 18°C. The Maui Whale Watching Festival is practiced with a range of activities to protect and celebrate the humpbacks that winter here.
The mild weather lasts as the winter peak season starts to end. Your guide to Maui will tell you the significance behind the Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival while on your trip to Maui.
The rain slows down as the month rolls on. So we suggest you leave the big resorts and head to the island of beautiful Hana for the East Maui Taro Festival. Your Maui road trip will give you the chance to see Native Hawaiians cherishing their traditions at the famous Celebration of the Arts, celebrated annually.
At the beginning of the summer peak season, temperatures will rise slightly. On May 1, locals of Hawaii celebrate Lei Day by making and distributing lei (flower garlands) in honour of the spirit of aloha – the Hawaiian tradition of fellowship. This state holiday attracts visitors and locals alike to the destinations across Maui.
June is sunny, warm, and dry – a busy time of the year. Outrigger canoes were responsible for bringing the first Polynesians to Hawaii, so it’s obvious that these vessels are in the spotlight during the Waa Kiakahi Canoe Festival at the beachfront.
The hot, dry weather endures at this busy time of the holiday season. Included in a bounty of fresh, locally-sourced fruit while understanding more about why these fruits are so nutritious during the Maui Fruit Festival.
The warm weather stays. While you are on your Roads to Hana hike, don’t forget to pack some breath mints and have fun in the Maui Onion Festival at Whalers Village to enjoy some creative dishes, including island’s-raised veggies.
At this time of the year, they have county fairs in Maui. You must go to the festival only if your health allows it because Maui County Fair in Kahului draws a huge crowd. The weather is dry and warm, but as the schools reopen, the number of tourists starts to fall.
Temperatures are slightly lowering from summer highs and drop slightly as the fall arrives. The state’s best foodie celebration, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, joins almost all the islands, including Maui.
Though the drizzle increases, the surf season starts, and whales begin their migration process to Maui. It’s a peaceful time for tourism; you can watch Maui’s kid strut their hula dancing moves in the Hula O Na Keiki, a children’s hula competition.
There’s more rain, but the temperatures remain between 81°F. And it’s the best time for whale-watching. Then, cherishing the season with the lighting of Lahaina’s huge banyan tree, Santa welcomes the youths in a Hawaiian shirt and holiday shopping.
If you are driving, drive to the cowboy town of Makawao to visit festive boutiques.
Now you can increase the flexibility of your Maui road trip experience with our private tour. All groups of Hana will be provided with the luxurious Mercedes Sprinter Minibus that seat 12 to 14 people. The road is small, and the corners are tight, so let our professional drivers do the driving for you. We have experience handling the road, even for those who get motion sickness. You can also spend your afternoon and morning on the road to Hana hikes through the thick jungle in search of beautiful waterfalls. This family-friendly Hana hike will let you explore Mother Nature’s beauty without taking up the whole day.