Fairmont properties are always a win (you can check out our stay at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda here), yet the Fairmont Kea Lani receives far less fanfare than it deserves. The hotel rooms at this Maui resort are 100% oceanfront suites, and it offers exceptional value for the money. For families, suites offer a great way for the adults to get a little privacy from the kids, which we all know is very much deserved. Fairmont Kea Lani also boasts a wonderful pool and waterslide to boot.
East Maui is for adventure lovers. This region of Hawaii is most commonly associated with the famous Road to Hana, where the town of Hana marks the point where most road-trippers turn around and head back.
Hana is incredibly remote, with just a single two-lane highway with endless switchbacks and one-lane bridges. So while East Maui is arguably the most beautiful Maui area, full of waterfalls, black sand beaches, lava tubes, and more, it’s also the least visited.
In fact, most travelers who brave the Hana Highway don’t even stay in Hana. Instead, they return to the more popular areas of the island. Which, if you check out my article on where to stop on the road to Hana, you’ll find a big mistake.
Although there are very limited places to stay in East Maui, there are still a few worth checking out.
When it comes to where to stay in Hana, Maui, Hana Resort sits at number one. Not only does it offer the best accommodation experience, but this Hana resort in Maui also has one of the town’s best restaurants.
This is a resort for quiet relaxation. You won’t find clocks or televisions in the rooms. But you will have access to an incredible on-site spa, guided nature walk, and loads of incredible cultural activities.
Situated near Hana Bay Beach Park, Kailana Suite at hand Kai Resort offers a comfortable place to relax and unwind in the town of Hana. The rooms are bright and airy, with ceiling fans for comfort.
Kailani Suite is a comfortable condo stay in Maui that will soothe the senses. It offers easy access to the town of Hana and everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay, whether for one night or a 5-day Maui itinerary.
This studio apartment is one of the few locations in Hana that actually offer WiFi and cable TV. But you probably won’t find yourself using them that much, thanks to the gorgeous covered terrace and plush wicker dining room.
Our guide will help you choose where to stay on Maui. Discover the best areas, regions, and hotels on Maui for your next vacation.
When you choose where to stay in Maui, it’s good to know what kind of experience you are looking for. The island of Maui is divided into six main regions. The main regions of Maui are West Maui, South Maui, Central Maui, North Shore, Upcountry, and East Maui.
Ka’anapali Beach is lined with great Maui resorts, including our favorite, the popular Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. The beach is lined with shops and restaurants and tour boats shuttling visitors out for whale watching and Maui snorkeling tours.