Hawai’i is paradise made up of eight major islands. Nushaw and I went to Maui to visit my college roommate onour way to Thailand. Maui is one of the more expensive islands, being that it is the most attractive island to tourists and honeymooners. It can be expected to not interact with many locals unless you’re doing a tour if you’re just visiting. Because Nu and I stayed with a friend, we saw a completely different side of the island. We were instantly welcomed into a crew, shown locals only spots and had an absolute blast. If you read any of my blog, you know this is the way I prefer to travel.
Maui Lava Fields
Accommodation – Maui is expensive. There is no avoiding it unless you know someone who will let you couch surf.
Food – Food is expensive. There is no avoiding food costs. If you are a local, you can get a discount on some food items at the store with your Hawai’ian ID card. For the visitors… well it’s an island. Expect to pay island prices.
Transportation – Nu and I rented a car to get around. Looking back we probably didn’t need to rent one for the entire time, as our friends all had cars and preferred to drive. Rental cars on Maui all start with the same license plate numbers, so they get broken into frequently. If you are staying at a nice resort, your tour package or resort should be able to provide you with transportation. You can also Uber.
Suggested daily budget – $100 USD a day minimum.