As summer comes to a close, the temptation to squeeze in a tropical getaway only intensifies. And where better to plan a last-minute beach vacation than Hawaii. With its sublime coastline, volcanic peaks affording visitors some of the most exciting outdoor recreation in the archipelago, and cultural and culinary scenes beyond compare, Maui is the island of choice for many travelers. Lucky for Valley Isle lovers, it’s not too late to snag a hotel for a late-season trip. Here are six scenic, idyllic boutique hotels in Maui you can still book this summer.
1. Lumeria Maui
Lumeria Maui is more than an accommodation. The historic property brands itself as an educational retreat center with a focus on well-being. Backdropped by five acres of lush gardens in the Upcountry region of Maui’s North Shore, guests can sign up for classes on topics ranging from yoga, meditation, healing arts, and metaphysical studies to Hawaiian culture, horticulture, movement, and dance. After finding enrichment, guests will enjoy farm-to-table nourishment at the on-site Wooden Crate restaurant and supreme rejuvenation at the healing hotel spa.
Price: From $386 per night
2. Montage Kapalua Bay
This five-star Montage resort sits on 24 acres of Maui’s northwest coast. Nestled in Kapalua Bay, whose namesake beach has been called one of America’s finest, the property offers more than 50 residential-style suites and grand residences, plus five on-site restaurants, four bars, and a full-service spa. When they’re not lounging at the beach club or by the pool, guests can take hula, ukulele, or lei-making classes or attend a “talk story” session. The resort’s cultural ambassador can also arrange activities for kids and teens, from tide pooling to beach volleyball.
Price: From $2,186 per night
3. Ho’oilo House
Simple yet luxurious, Ho’oilo House is the stuff of Hawaiian bed-and-breakfast dreams. The property’s West Maui Mountains location is hard to beat, with easy access to downtown Lahaina and idyllic Kaanapali Beach. The sleepy surroundings are perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway. But Ho’oilo House also caters to active types, with hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, and golf at their fingertips. Guests can even rent a helicopter for an aerial tour of the island before retiring at the on-site spa.
Price: From $422 per night
4. Paia Inn
A hit with surfers and trendsetters, Paia Inn puts a global spin on the classic Maui-style lodging. The property was designed with Balinese architecture in mind, and the on-site restaurant, VANA, captures Hawaii’s multiculturalism with a Japanese-heavy menu that serves everything from sushi to tapas crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Every room comes with private beach access, and guests are gifted guest passes to the nearby Fuzion Fit gym, which they can enjoy when they’re not doing downward dog on the shore or relaxing at the on-site spa.
Price: From $599 per night
5. The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
The Old Wailuku Inn prides itself on offering guests a local experience in a relaxed, residential neighborhood of West Maui. The inn’s 10 guest rooms are cozy yet well-appointed. Each is equipped with a whirlpool tub where guests can wind down after busy days exploring Wailuku at the doorstep of the sacred ‘Īao Valley. Nature lovers can also visit Haleakala National Park, home to Maui’s highest peak, located roughly an hour and a half southeast on Highway 378.
Price: From $289 per night
6. Hotel Wailea
An adults-only Relais & Châteaux resort that’ll make any couple’s trip feel like a honeymoon, Hotel Wailea boasts unparalleled island views from its hilltop perch 300 feet above the ocean. The 15-acre property is a maze of lush, serene spaces, from the sunset lawn to the tropical gardens and on-site waterfalls. Guests can sip tropical drinks at the alfresco cocktail lounge, sample seasonal ingredients and fresh-caught seafood at the open-air restaurant, and retreat to waterside cabanas when they want some private time. Better yet, the in-suite spa menu ensures a perfect end to any day spent exploring gorgeous Wailea Beach.
Price: From $857 per night