How much should you allow for your travel budget?
When figuring out your travel budget there is many things to take in consideration.
1. Type of accommodations
2. View type required
3. Length of stay
4. What size vehicle works best for you?
5. It is best not to include your tours, activities or meals into your travel package budget.
6. When giving a dollar figure for your budget please do not give a per person rate.
"No Frills Hotel": This option is not suggested for honeymooners! This would be your basic hotel room with limited choice of bedding. Often times with 2 twin beds.
Condo (budget-deluxe): Condominiums are a great option for people who enjoy cooking while they are on vacation. They will offer either a kitchenette or full size kitchen depending on the size of your unit. Some properties will also have a shared BBQ on premises. All of the condos we offer will also include daily maid service.
Resort Hotel (moderate-luxury): A resort or a hotel will offer more in the way of amenities or services than a condo. All properties quoted by Travel to Maui will include daily maid service. Hotels do not offer a kitchenette or cooking facilities. Other amenities offered at select properties in the deluxe-luxury category would be: fitness center, luxury day spa, and a concierge floor or club level.
Luxury Home Rentals or Villas: With this option you will find the finest in furnishings, amenities and location. They generally allow from 4-10 people maximum depending on the property. Normally a week stay is the minimum required, in addition to cleaning and security fees.
Hawaii has a state fire law about the maximum people allowed in any condo/hotel. All properties follow this law as they can be fined if they have more than the maximum allowed in that particular unit. Everyone is included in this head count including infants.
Budget: Geared towards those seeking the lowest prices possible. 1-2 star rating.
Moderate: A modest property with comfortable rooms and simple amenities, 2-3 stars.
Deluxe: Accommodations that offer upgraded furnishings or amenities within a resort, hotel, and/or a condo. This will be a 3-4 star rating.
Superior-Luxury: The highest level of service and amenities found within the best locations. This rates 4-5 stars.
View types will vary depending on the location, but here are the most common types you will encounter:Standard: The least expensive option available. This would be a very basic view, including parking lots, nearby buildings, etc.
City: This view type is offered only on Oahu. Not advisable for light sleepers as you will likely hear road noise.
Garden: Within a tropical setting of plants and/or flowers, usually on the ground floor.
Mountain: A glimpse of the mountains.
Partial Ocean View: The view of the water is normally from the balcony (or lanai) and there will be some type of obstruction (tree, building, across the street from the beach, etc) limiting the view.
Ocean View: An ocean view room will offer a better view than a partial ocean view, usually from a higher floor.
Oceanfront: An oceanfront room will be directly facing the water. This is also the most expensive view. It is normally $100-$400 more per night than the least expensive view.
Overwater bungalow: This option is available only in Tahiti where whole resorts are built on stilts over the water.
Our advice here at Travel to Maui is always to go with the best view type your budget allows!
Monday to Thursday are the least expensive days to fly. Friday-Saturday-Sunday are the heaviest travel days making lower fares harder to find. Plus the airlines also impose a weekend surcharge. It is good to be flexible, but in order to give you an accurate quote we will need exact dates of travel. Please keep in mind that many airlines have "hidden airline fees." For example charging you for all checked baggage, meals, seating requests and more. These fees will be paid directly to the airlines and will not be included in your quote.
Economy: This is a small 2 door vehicle that will hold a maximum of 2 adults & 2 children with very limited trunk space. Kia Rio or similar.Compact: This 4 door will hold 2 adults & 2 children. Dodge Caliber or similar.
The car agency will advise you regarding the maximum number of passengers allowed per car type. Hawaii state law will require a seatbelt for each passenger.
Child seats are mandatory to a certain age/height.
Drivers must have a valid driver's license, be at least 18 years old, and have a major credit card in their name. Drivers between 18-24 years old will pay an underage fee directly to the car company (this will not be included in the quote).
You must pay directly to the rental car company the cost of fuel, overtime hours, additional driver charge, optional insurance, and any drop fees if necessary.
You will also be required to have a valid hotel/condo or permanent residence on the island to rent a car. NO camping is allowed when renting a car!
If you would like a quote, please take a few minutes to fill out our Travel Quote Request form. Once this form is entirely filled out, we will have all the information we need to create the custom package that will perfectly fit your tastes and budget. All travel packages must originate in the United States or Canada.
Travel to Maui is a Maui travel agency, Tahiti Tiare Specialist and a Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor & Convention Bureau! We are also a proud member of the Hawaiian Visitors Bureau.