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Island transportation

Tennessee
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Island transportation

We're in the midst of planning a couples trip (6 adults) to Maui for June. Is a rental car suggested? We would go off the property for meals, shopping, etc. But are there rideshare options on the Island?

Thanks in advance.

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ON, Canada
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1. Re: Island transportation

Yes ... a car is recommended (probably 2 for your group). Maui is awesome for exploring scenery!

There are taxis, uber (maybe Lyft?), airport shuttles and tour companies ... but I think you'd enjoy the flexibility (and economy) of having vehicles.

How long are you going for?

Maui
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2. Re: Island transportation

Where are you staying, too?

Tennessee
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3. Re: Island transportation

We'll only be there for 5 nights. And we're narrowing on a vacation rental where we can all be together.

Maui
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4. Re: Island transportation

Please consider posting any rentals ***before*** booking. If you are looking for houses, cottages, or "off the beaten path" places, they are often illegal rentals. That can mean all kinds of problems.

If you are looking at condos in south or West Maui, you're *prob* looking at legal ones. But some places prohibit short term rentals in their CCR's. It can again result in huge problems for you.

With six people and luggage, you really need 2 cars. Shuttles aren't cheap, and neither are cabs. Yes, uber is here-Lyft too, but for 6 you may end up needing the higher priced options with them.

Minnesota
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5. Re: Island transportation

Also consider that if you get just 1 condo..some will only allow 1 parking spot...

Maui
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6. Re: Island transportation

Also, are you visiting other islands? If so, which ones and what are you planning on them/it?

What do you want to explore on Maui?

Tennessee
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7. Re: Island transportation

Oh great this is very helpful. We're looking at condo rentals in Wailea and Kapalua, both south Maui I think. We've seen a few on vrbo and through Luxury Retreats. Thanks for the watch out!

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8. Re: Island transportation

No, Kapalua is in NW Maui :-). Either area would be great.

Tennessee
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9. Re: Island transportation

Only going to Maui, this time. Looking for a good luau and snorkeling for sure. Open to any other suggestions.

Tennessee
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10. Re: Island transportation

Ooops! Thanks. :-) Is one area recommended over the other?

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