4 Reasons You Should Choose Maui Vacation Rentals Over a Hotel

Step one of planning the perfect vacation to Maui, Hawaii is choosing the right accommodation for your stay. There are so many to choose from, including hotels, resorts, and Maui vacation rentals. Each option offers a distinct experience, so it is important to do your homework and pick one that will cater to your vacation needs. 

The first thing to come to mind when thinking of a luxe retreat to Hawaii is staying in a resort or hotel, however, we always encourage guests to dig a bit deeper. Vacation rentals can offer so much more that you might miss if you choose a hotel. 

You might think Maui vacation rentals are limited in what they can provide, but it is quite the opposite. There are so many rentals to choose from, and each one is unique. View the photos on our site and choose the perfect home away from home for your travel party. Everyone loves looking at the photos and picking out which room will be theirs! 

To elaborate on why vacation rentals are better than hotels, we have listed four characteristics to pay attention to below.  

4 Reasons You Should Choose Maui Vacation Rentals Over a Hotel
4 Reasons You Should Choose Maui Vacation Rentals Over a Hotel


When you stay at a resort, you will be surrounded by other guests. In the lobby, by the pool, and if it is beachfront, the shoreline will be scattered with visitors. Booking a vacation rental in Maui allows for a private space where you can unpack, relax and enjoy quality time with no interruptions. Speaking of interruptions – when you stay in a vacation rental, you won’t have to worry about room attendants entering your space at random times throughout your stay!  

You might ask, “Will a VTrips vacation rental in Maui have all the amenities I’m looking for?” The answer is yes! From beautiful views to luxurious amenities such as pools and spas, our Maui vacation rentals have it all.  

Localized Experience 

For those looking to experience a one-of-a-kind retreat to Hawaii where they can learn more about the culture, a vacation rental is the right choice. Hotels can give you tunnel vision ensuring you eat at their restaurants, book excursions that benefit them, and leave you with a “cookie-cutter” vacation experience. Staying in a vacation rental will immerse you in the local cuisine, benefit small businesses and showcase the overall beauty of the island.  

Picture this: You grab breakfast at a local restaurant and start talking to a Hawaiian native who recommends this incredible hike to a waterfall. They say this hike isn’t overcrowded and leads to breathtaking scenery. You check it out and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you otherwise would have missed staying in a hotel.  

Save Money 

Taking a vacation to Maui might incur many different costs, including multiple flights, renting a car, making sure food is taken care of, excursions, and more. It is helpful to save money wherever you can. When you choose to stay in one of our Maui vacation rentals you can often find a lower rate per night per person than hotels or resorts. What’s better than a more economical accommodation that also features everything you will need for a memorable stay? As mentioned above, you are also likely to enjoy a more localized trip, which is going to be more cost-effective than eating, drinking, and booking excursions through a resort.  

More Space  

No matter if you are traveling with your entire family or taking a couple’s retreat, hotels never provide enough space to unpack and unwind. In fact, the average space available in a typical hotel room is only 330 square feet, and it’s filled with beds, a bathroom, and furniture.  

On the other hand, vacation rentals typically come equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, closet space to stow your gear, an entire living room, and private bedrooms and bathrooms. This makes it easy for guests to get comfortable. Not to mention, we have options for all travel party sizes! This means you won’t have to split up into multiple tiny hotel rooms and can spend quality time reconnecting with your crew. 

Whether you are looking for a luxurious retreat focused on relaxation or a memorable stay filled with adventure, Maui vacation rentals are the right choice for you. At a Maui vacation rental, you will have greater privacy, enjoy an experience that will immerse you in the local culture, save money per person in your travel party, and have extra space to hang out with family and friends. 

Book your stay today and start packing for an amazing getaway to Hawaii. Need ideas on how to fill your stay with fun? Check out our things to do in Maui blog for some vacation inspiration.