Maui – When to Go

You’ll find Maui’s warm tropical weather to be fairly consistent and pleasant throughout the year. Daytime highs range from the mid-70’s in the winter months to the mid-80’s in the summer months. At the coastal resort areas, evening low temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees F in the winter. I’ve been to Maui all seasons of the year and I’ve always found the weather to be great.

Kaanapali Beach in the Morning from Maui Sheraton

Kaanapali Beach

Maui tends to receive the most rain between the months of November through March. That being said, rain generally falls in short bursts followed by a rainbow and sun. See this chart that shows average temperatures and rainfall.

The best Maui hotel deals are offered in the months of April, May, September, October, November and early December, with the exception of holidays. Typically these months are cheaper to visit Maui because the demand for hotel rooms is down. So, I should note that these months are much less crowded. Another bonus to visiting Maui during these months with¬† less demand and crowds, is that you’re more likely to get an upgrade.

In the winter months of January through March, humpback whales migrate to Hawaii to mate and give birth in the warm, sheltered waters. You can also see humpback whales in December and April, though not quite as many. Whale watching is truly amazing from Maui, in particular.

Considering the weather, demand, and hotel bargains, the ideal months to visit Maui are April, May, September, and October. If you add in the opportunity to see humpback whales, perhaps April is the best month to visit Maui.

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