In the travel industry, Maui is to the “Best Island in the World” category what Meryl Streep is to “Best Actress.” After Maui secured the title for a staggering 17th time in the latest Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, it’s hard not to sympathise with its fellow nominees. We take a look at six notable Maui vacation rentals that illustrate why this island is still at the top of its game.
Luxury Retreats Picks: Maui Vacation Rentals
LR Pick for… a PGA Getaway
Avalon by the Sea
Overlooking the 18th green of the PGA Tour’s Plantation Course, this 4-bedroom villa is a golfer’s dream. After a challenging day on the course, unwind in the ocean-view infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Wrap up the evening with an alfresco meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen or on the outdoor gas grill.
LR Pick for… Outdoor Activities
Hale Makena Maui
With snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding all just a two-minute walk away, this 4-bedroom villa is an ideal base for experiencing Maui’s great outdoors. After a day’s exploring, relax and take in the dramatic ocean sunsets from the villa’s heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi or poolside bar.
LR Pick for… Beachfront Bliss
Turtle Beach Villa
Right on the beach yet within easy walking distance of Lahaina’s historic neighborhoods and attractions, this villa benefits from a truly enviable location. An airy design and tasteful use of natural materials give this 3-bedroom property a distinctly Hawaiian feel. Outdoors, you’ll enjoy numerous features including an oceanfront pavilion, lap pool and Jacuzzi.
LR Pick for … Sensational Sunsets
This 5-bedroom beachfront villa comfortably sleeps ten guests, making it a popular choice for larger families and groups. The smooth stone terrace is ideal for entertaining and features a freeform pool, Jacuzzi and plenty of outdoor seating. While the ocean views from South Beach are beautiful at any time of day, you won’t want to miss this villa’s unbelievable sunsets.