Solo Female Travel in Maui

Maui, the second-largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago of the United States, is renowned for its illustrious beaches, diverse landscapes, and warm, welcoming local culture. The island is nestled in the Central Pacific, boasting an awe-inspiring mix of geologic and climatic zones that offer everything from lush rainforests and towering waterfalls to starkly beautiful volcanic areas and sun-soaked sandy beaches. Maui is famously known for Haleakala National Park, home to the world's tallest dormant volcano, and its historic Lahaina town filled with art galleries and shops. Whether you're scaling the heights of the majestic Haleakala, driving along the scenic Road to Hana or watching the breathtaking sunrise at Haleakala summit, Maui never fails to enchant its visitors with its endemic charm and exotic allure.

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Is Maui good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Maui is relatively safe for solo female travelers. The locals are often friendly and helpful. The majority of the island feels safe, even when walking alone at night in tourist areas. Be conscious of your surroundings and secure your personal belongings to avoid petty theft, which can occasionally occur. Always use your own discretion and take standard safety precautions as you would in any other place.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Although Maui doesn't have an extensive public transit system, it can still be navigated with relative ease. In general, most areas of interest, such as dining venues, shopping centers, and recreational sights are well-concentrated in popular towns such as Lahaina and Kihei. There are also ample shuttle services, taxis, and rental cars available. It's advisable to rent a car if you plan on exploring the island beyond the tourist centers, especially if you want to take the road to Hana or visit Haleakala Crater. As always, ensure you feel comfortable and confident driving, particularly on the island's windy and often narrow roads.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Maui, provides a wealth of activities for any solo female traveler. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the island's natural beauty, with options such as hiking in the Haleakala National Park, snorkeling at Molokini Crater or West Maui, or enjoying long walks on the Kaanapali beach. There are also wellness spas and retreats throughout the island, and plenty of opportunities for yoga and meditation. On top of that, the local Hawaiian culture is rich and welcoming. Numerous galleries and crafts shops can be found in the charming town of Paia or the historic whaling village of Lahaina, both offering a feeling of local life. However, the island can have limited nightlife options, which is why it doesn't reach a perfect score.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Maui offers an exceptional culinary experience. The island's diverse cultural heritage and abundant local produce contribute to a food scene that's vibrant, colorful and exciting. You can find everything from traditional Hawaiian cuisine, including seafood dishes, to a variety of international flavors. Maui is also known for its farm-to-table dining options, where you can enjoy meals that are as fresh as they get.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Maui can be somewhat budget-friendly if you plan accordingly. Accommodations can be on the pricier side, especially in resort areas, but there are affordable options available out there. Costs can be significantly reduced by choosing to cook your own meals, leveraging public transportation, and focusing on enjoying natural attractions such as beaches, trails, and parks, which are free of cost.

Is Maui worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 7 experiences

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

3.8/5

Budget-friendly

3/5
Flo

Flo

Australia

Solo travel experience

Maui is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend it as a solo traveller as I felt very safe and Hawaiians are very nice people. The must do in Maui are the Haleakala volcano for sunset or sunrise! You go by car all the way to the very top above the clouds and see the sun setting or rising- depending at what time you go. Be mindful to bring warm clothes and blankets as it gets very cold up there! The other must do activity is the Road to Hana! A beautiful drive along the coast with many huge waterfalls, hikes and banana bread around🙌🏼

Posted: July 18, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Paige

Paige

Canada

Solo travel experience

Maui is an incredible island with endless opportunities to explore! I feels very safe just ensure you are being respectful to the locals, especially on the road to hana. There are endless views to admire including waterfalls, endless hills of palm trees, tons of wild chickens, black sand beaches, ect. Be sure to try some seafood while youre there, fish tacos were my favourite:) Hawaii is a state in the USA so it is fairly expensive so make sure you budget properly, even hostels are around $50 a night! We opted for a truck with a camper in the back that we found on airbnb! With 3 ppl it was about $50 per day. You definitely need a car if you’re wanting to explore the island so this was definitely the best option for us:)

Posted: June 10, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Marla

Marla

United States

Solo travel experience

Definitely need to do a whale watch! Love Kiehi as my favorite town to stay in, especially The Hale Pau Hana Resort. A very walkable town but a car is helpful to get outside the beach area. This is my happy place!

Posted: March 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip to Maui. It was amazing and I never felt unsafe. I stayed at a hostel where they offered free tours, which was a great way to meet new people and explore interesting places on the island. I highly recommend this trip.

Posted: June 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Paia is located just before the start of the road to Hana. Visit this place on your way back to the hotel. At the beginning of the road to Hana, there is a beach where you can usually see many turtles. Make sure you are respectful and keep your distance. If you want to see turtles in the ocean, the black rock area in front of the Sheraton at the northern end of the hotels is always a great place where you are most likely to see sea turtles. I really enjoyed Haleakala at sunrise - you need to book it in advance. If you do, make sure you bring warm clothes.

Posted: October 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Maui is a great place for snorkeling and relaxing on the beach! There are many diving excursions. We liked Hookipa Beach in Paia, where you can see sea turtles. The road to Hana is long and a bit boring. If you're going there, stop often to see the waterfalls and the Bamboo Forest. Don't book this through resorts - it's more expensive.

Posted: September 26, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

Snorkeling near Black Rock is a great place to admire turtles - you can also rent surfboards there! A must-do is dinner at Mama's Fish House! You absolutely must try fresh banana bread on the way to Hana. For a few dollars, an audioguide is available, which is really cool and tells you what to pay attention to as well as the history during the drive!

Posted: May 31, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Rachel

Rachel

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Hi! I’m a 21 girl from Maui, HI currently solo traveling Europe til August 5th! I love surfing, sailing, diving & traveling!

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Ivanna

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Hi ! I am Ivanna and i am 29 years old. I am from Argentina and i have been travelling for the past three years. What i enjoy most is knowing new places, cultures and languages; i am open to adventures and sharing time in nature!

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Rachel

Maui

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3 days

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Hi! I’m a 21 girl from Maui, HI currently solo traveling Europe til August 5th! I love surfing, sailing, diving & traveling!

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Sharon

Sharon

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Hi there! I’m Sharon, 25 years old, and I’m an Au pair in Chicago. I’m originally from the Netherlands and will return here in the end of August. I love being outdoors, hiking, running, playing sports, traveling, meeting new people, immersing myself in new cultures, reading, and so much more! I would describe myself as very open minded and love getting to know new people

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