Glamping in Maui Guide (2020)

by | Jan 30, 2020 | Maui, Planning, Where to Stay

Glamping in Maui creates a story to tell. The best of escapism to a tropical island combined with adventure recreation. Enjoy the Maui outdoors with modern luxuries. 

There are a few locations to glamp when visiting Maui. The most popular is Camp Olowalu in West Maui. Stay in a canvas sided, raised wood floor tentalow within a 100-yards of the beach. Camp Olowalu provides the best glamping experience in Maui. 

Manage your expectations before arriving at glamping sites in Maui. Glamping here isn’t a Coachella $25,000 fully furnished yurt with champagne service.

After Erica and I have glamped in the Morrocan desert and the English countryside, Maui glamping is more island-style than luxurious.

Expect a very comfortable night’s rest with amenities like hot water and a clean bed in your tentalow. Best of all, you don’t need to pack anything special for clamping, like camping stuff.

Escape a beige, expensive Maui resort and opt for a Maui yurt or a Maui tentalow. Here is what you need to know before you go glamping.

 

Maui Glamping Locations and Price

Resorts are where your parents stayed in Maui. You want to try eco-tourism or, more realistically, you just want to save money. There are cheaper options than glamping. 

There are a handful of campsites in Haleakala National Park and Upcountry. There is even legal beach camping on Lanai and Molokai. A bit creepy at times but we enjoyed the experience.

There is a rumor that you can sleep on Maui beaches if you have a fishing line in the water. I can’t find a law on it but good luck if you dare. 

While the weather is perfect in Maui, you may not want to get as rustic as tent camping during your stay in paradise. Plus, why bring all the equipment across the Pacific? 

No, the best camping on Maui is glamping. Bring your sense of adventure and leave the rest to the glamping site to provide. 

Glamping Locations

There are only a few glamping destinations on Maui. Camp Olowalu is the most popular and our recommendation for the most unique glamping experience. Camp Olowalu is in Olowalu, a 14-minute drive (7-miles) south of Lahaina on the West Maui coast. 

You know you have entered Olowalu Town as you will have a thick monkeypod canopy over your head.

You can stay in a Maui Yurt in Hana, in East Maui. Luana Spa Retreat offers a 16-foot diameter yurt on their Hana property that is everything you would expect in a Maui eco-retreat, including an outdoor shower.

Airbnb advertises glamping locations but they are difficult to pin down. A Maui Yurt exists on Airbnb at Magic Lotus in Hana Tropical Garden but they are no longer taking guests.  We have trouble finding other glamping options available on Airbnb or Vrbo.

Maui Glamping Locations Map

Glamping Nightly Rates

With the average hotel rate of $205/night in 2019 for a Maui hotel, glamping is a reasonable alternative. While far more expensive than a $25 a night plot of dirt for your tent or sleeping bag, glamping offers so much more for your Maui experience.

With those bookends in mind, glamping is worth every dollar per our experience.

Camp Olowalu charges $140 per night for two adults in a single tentalow. 

A tentalow is a raised platform with a canvas tent on top. They include a hot, private shower under the stars in the back of the tentalow. A hot-water sink and mirror are also included. See below for more details on Camp Olowalu facilities. 

Bring the family with you for glamping in Maui. A family tentalow at Camp Olowalu is $195 per night for 4 adults (maximum occupancy is six people).

The glamping tentalows are spacious as you can rent a cot with linens for children aged 9 to 17 years. Cots are $25 per night. Children aged 8 years and under are free unless a cot is required. Our toddler stayed in our tentalow comfortably.

Add 4.166% Hawaii General Exercise Tax and 10.25% Hawaii Transient Accommodations tax onto the quoted rates, same as you would with a hotel rate.

The yurt in Hana at Luana Spa Retreat is available for $150 per night or $135 per night for two or more nights. The same taxes apply. 

Maui Glamping: What to Expect When Glamping in Paradise

Roosters at 5:00 in the morning. Yes, you may have a rude awakening. Wild chickens and roosters are running all over Maui and your glampsite will be no different. Glamping is all about being outdoors, not to escape it so Maui is the place to go.

Maui is the ideal place to go glamping. I’m surprised there are not more glamping options on the island (business opportunity?). 

Glamping is peaceful. It is a well-deserved respite from your mainland life.

The glamping locations provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is no need to pack camping equipment, a flashlight, towels, or soap. They provide it all.

The average low temperature along the Maui shoreline was 69 degrees Fahrenheit and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in Hana in 2019. The tradewinds are always blowing providing a breeze and keeping the palm trees swaying. The climate is perfect for glamping.

You will fall asleep to the wind blowing through the palm fronds and the crash of the waves. 

Hiking trails are out your backdoor and snorkeling is outside your front door. Fresh fruit is growing all around for you to pick and there is freshly brewed coffee to greet you in the morning.

Maui Glamping Place to Stay

The glamping tent we stayed in on Maui.

As this is Maui, the bar is high for comfort as glamping competes with the resorts. They don’t compete with rustic campsites. Therefore the tents are clean, the service is friendly, and the bathrooms are welcoming.

Glamping in Maui provides a welcome escape from reality. Isn’t that why you left the mainland for Maui? There is no TV or other electronics in the Hana yurt and the Olowalu tentalows. Solar lights are provided so you can see and read at night. The places are designed to relax, read a book, cook dinner around your tent or go to a nice restaurant nearby, make a campfire, and enjoy the Maui climate.

I would take glamping over many of the midscale and economy hotels in Maui. I am just saying.

Hana Glamping Temperature 2019

Camp Olowalu Temperature Glamping

Glamping Verse Maui Hotels

Glamping is still more expensive than a midscale or economy hotel in Maui. Glamping at $140 per night is more than the Maui economy hotel average nightly rate of $135 in 2019

Glamping in Maui also comes with free parking and no resort fees. That is huge. Resorts fees and parking fees can cost $40 to $70 per day.

I would argue that glamping provides a cleaner and more luxurious stay than a price comparable hotel. For example, Camp Olowalu glamping tents are within 100 yards of a beach with spectacular sunsets and world-class snorkeling. You can’t get that from a budget hotel, even in Maui.

Personally, the experience of glamping will provide an unshakable memory of your time in Maui.

Glamping in Maui Tents

Olawalu Camping Review: Glamping in Tentalows

Camp Olowalu can get a bad wrap. Camp Olowalu’s TripAdvisor reviews can get downright nasty and they don’t reflect the stay we had in their glamping tentalows. 

Camp Olowalu provides four types of camping:

🍍 Tent Camping

🍍 Tentalows

🍍 Car Camping

🍍 Cabins 

While all within close proximity to each other on the campgrounds, they each provide a very different experience. A review on car camping is not a review on a glamping tentalow. 

This review is on the glamping tentalows. 

We stayed for two nights with our 21-month toddler and our Jack Russell terrier Hattie in December 2019. My 64-year-old mother-in-law also joined us but stayed in her own tentalow as a family tent wasn’t available. We live on Maui so this was a weekend escape for us. We were not sponsored or paid by Camp Olowalu for this review.

While we stayed at Camp Olowalu, Maui local families were also enjoying the tentalows during their Christmas holiday. 

Pets are allowed at Camp Olowalu! While I don’t expect tourists to be bringing their pets from the mainland, this is a huge benefit for locals or those just moving to Maui. It cost $4 per night for your furry friend to go glamping. They must be leashed while roaming the grounds.

We had a wonderful time but did have some learnings and experienced the trade-offs of glamping at Camp Olowalu.

To get your bearings while I describe the features of Camp Olowalu, here is a downloadable map of the camp for you.

Download a Map of Camp Olowalu campsite grounds.

Erica at Camp Olowalu Tentalow

Erica and our dog Hattie on the lanai of our Camp Olowalu tentalow in December.

Camp Olowalu Amenities

What does $140/night plus tax get you at Camp Olowalu? Enough to call this place glamping. 

Below is a list of the amenities that come with your tentalow.

  • Twin bed each with pillow & mattress protector (stored in a plastic box under the beds, you must make your own bed) 
  • Complete set of linens per person: fitted & flat sheet, pillowcase, blanket, and hand and bath towels. The towels are soft and clean.
  • Private outdoor hot/cold showers. This was my favorite as I could shower under the stars. Very clean, I didn’t feel the need to wear sandals.
  • Pedestal, sink, mirror & dressing area in the back of the tentalow
  • Hot water from an on-demand boiler (propane tank)
  • Adirondack chairs on the front lanai (porch)
  • Bottle opener on patio post
  • Interior LED solar lights
  • Soap
  • Large cooler to store enough food and drinks for 2-days
  • Secure and large wooden chest (locks available for sale)
  • Laundry service available for $15 per linen set
  • Ice for sale and delivered to your cooler during the day

The Camp Olowalu tentalow is 100 feet long by 50 feet wide.

Camp Olowalu Tentalow Tour

The inside of our tantalow #4 before we made the beds.

The glamping tentalow has a sink, mirror, and shower in the back enclosed by walls but no roof. It makes for a relaxing and close-to-nature vibe in the back of the tent.  It is also a good place to store extra luggage. We had our son’s toys back there and cooler with food.

Camp Olowalu Tentalow View

The view from the back dressing area of our tentalow.

We brought food from our local Island Grocery Depot, the cheapest supermarket in Maui, to cook while we stayed. It worked out perfect to keep everything cold in the cooler, like our son’s milk.

The grill and cleanup station was 25-yards from the back of our tentalow so that was convenient. Other families were cooking and hanging out there too making for an entertaining dinner. 

Camp Olowalu BBQ

We felt safe and secure during the day and night in our tentalow. A hotel safe was located inside the wooden chest. We didn’t need it, but for additional secure space, the wood chest can be locked. You can bring a lock or buy one there.

Three solar-powered LED lights were perfect to navigate the tentalow at night and read. They activate with a pull string and lasted for a few hours.

The tentalow was very clean for our stay. One can tell they hose the tents down for cleaning as the wood floor has slats. The sink, mirror, and shower were all spotless. We saw two sets of cleaners and also maintenance staff roaming the grounds in their golf carts all day keeping the place tidy. 

Below is a list of shared amenities for all the people in the campsite:

  • 2 charging stations for phones, laptops, etc. (situated in the shade)
  • 12 bathrooms, with toilet, sink, mirror, hand soap, and paper towels and toilet paper
  • Picnic benches – covered and uncovered
  • BBQ grills – propane and charcoal
  • Fire pits
  • Outdoor dishwashing stations
  • Internet WiFi at the check-in building (we could log in from our tentalow)
  • Trash and recycling stations throughout the grounds
  • Designated parking
  • Vending machines
  • Large, grassy common area for our son to run-around all-day

 

The common amenities are kept in good working order and clean. The fire pits were cleaned out from the previous night, the BBQ grills were ready for cooking, and most importantly, the bathrooms were kept very clean.

Camp Olowalu Toilet Review

A Camp Olowalu toilet and sink facility.

Camp Olowalu Toilet Example

No glamping review is complete without a toilet picture.

The campsite was full but it never felt full. There is plenty of amenities and space for people to stretch out and not feel crowded.

People left their phones at the charging stations. We did and we didn’t have an issue. If you don’t want to leave your phone unattended, there is a picnic table in the shade to sit at and use your phone while it charges.

Vending machines are available during the day but do get locked up at night. There is also food like snacks and drinks available for sale next to the check-in building. They also sell kiawe firewood for $5 a bundle. The food is expensive but you are paying for convenience.

Camp Olowalu Common Ammenities

Firewood for sale in the foreground and the morning coffee stand in the background.

They provide coffee, no tea, for free in the morning near the check-in building. It is a nice perk when one wakes up groggy and doesn’t want to walk to Leado’s Kitchen or Olowalu General Store a half-mile away.

We could access the WiFi from our tentalow. It was spotty at times but reliable enough to work and browse the internet without cussing. 

Our favorite part was the large, open areas in the campsite. The gardens around the tentalows were well manicured. Our son loved playing and running around the grass. Our dog also enjoyed the freedom. This is hard to get at a resort. 

Camp Olowalu Picnic Area

Camp Olowalu Parking

There is free and sufficient parking for the tentalows at Camp Olowalu. After check-in, you drive another 100-yards to park in the back of the tentalow area. It is a 20-yard to 150-yard walk from your car to your tent, depending on the location of your tentalow. 

Camp Olowalu is not gated so I would recommend taking valuables out of your car during the night. We felt very secure but it is best to play it safe.

Camp Olowalu Sign

Overall Maui Glamping Experience

Our overall experience glamping in Maui was delightful. We are planning on doing it again. As locals and as a visitor, glamping provides an adventurous way to experience the true Maui island-style living.

Here is our list of the pros and cons that stood out to us. We hope these help you understand the glamping experience in Maui, the good and the bad, so you aren’t surprised.

Pros for glamping at Camp Olowalu in their tentalows:

✅ The camp was quiet during our stay, during the day and night we rarely heard or saw others even though the camp had no vacancy.

✅ Beach was excellent for snorkeling and watching the sunset

✅ No camping supplies required. We used the flashlight on our phone to get to the toilet, that was the most we needed compared to a hotel stay.

✅ Clean tentalow, beds, linens, shower, and pillows

✅ Staff was friendly, hospitable, and made us feel at home

✅ Hot shower and sink in our open-air dressing area was luxurious

✅ Pets allowed

✅ Plenty of parking

✅ Coffee is served in the morning

✅ Leoda’s Kitchen is a quick walk down the drive-way

✅ No one bothered us, we felt very relaxed and alone during our stay

Cons for glamping at Camp Olowalu in their tentalows:

❌ It gets hot! This was our biggest discomfort during glamping. Even in December, it gets hot in Maui. The tent had a breeze through it but our toddler had a hard time napping and we weren’t comfortable being in the tent during the day. At night, the temperature was perfect. During July and August, West Maui gets into the 100s so beware when glamping.

❌ Windy, it can get windy in Olowalu. The canvas is on tight but the doors can flap making for a loud night. It can also blow in leaves and dirt if it is super windy.

❌ Bugs can get inside. There are screens on the doors and windows but the door flaps are not tight to the ground and the floor is slatted. We had our lights on and didn’t notice bugs but they do exist. Olowalu is not prone to mosquitos. 

❌ Roosters and chickens are everywhere. Welcome to Maui. The roosters are awake at night making their calls. You will get this at resorts and condos also but in a tent, it is hard to not hear them.

❌ Mattress and pillow are basic but comfortable. Don’t expect Starwood Hotel Collection linens and pillows but I found them comfortable and we slept well.

❌ Pebbly beach in Olowalu. Olowalu is not known for its beach but they have one, albeit with pebbles and some sand. We walked the beach barefoot without discomfort.

❌ Tentalows are close to each other, you could have a loud neighbor. 

❌ Kiawe trees (an invasive species) grow along the beach area providing shade but also thorns. The tree has large thorns so stay on the paths to the beach. 

Camp Olowalu Rooster Problem

A notorious Maui roosters glamping at Camp Olowalu.

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Spending the Night in Camp Olowalu

We slept well. Our tent neighbors were there but we didn’t know it. Our tent was about 15-feet away on one side and 30-feet away on the other.

We thought we were the loud ones as we have a toddler who shrieks at times and doesn’t sleep well in his pack-n-play. But our neighbor said they didn’t hear a thing from us. 

The second night was windy. The door flapped a lot causing a lot of noise. My mother-in-law put a suitcase on her flap to stop it. We dealt with it. The wind quieted down by 10:00 and we were fast asleep.

Perhaps we are used to the roosters after living on Maui. They were loud but not more than normal from our home.

If you are a light sleeper, glamping may be a problem for you. There are a lot of things that go bump in the night, even in a glamping tent. 

A Day in Camp Olowalu

Even though it is glamping, we noticed everyone still rises early. The camp is a buzz by 7:00 am with morning coffee runs, people reading on their Adirondack patio chairs, or walking the beach. 

Camp Olowalu Review Tentalows

The sun rises slowly over the West Maui Mountains making for a beautiful sunrise beach walk. 

We stayed around the camp the first day to go snorkeling via kayak, BBQ, and play around the grounds with our son. The camp becomes a ghost town during the day as everyone heads off for activities around Maui. It was nice to have the place to ourselves.

Camp Olowalu Glamping Great Views

Staff Service

Part of the reason why we enjoyed our stay was the service from the Camp Olowalu staff. They were very helpful and courteous to us.

First, the booking process was easy to do through their website. We had to change our dates a few times and it wasn’t an issue. 

You can pick your tentalow! Want to be close to the toilet for a late-night run? Or would you prefer a view of the beach through the trees? Pick the tentalow you want, subject to availability.

The cancellation policy is pretty fair. They will refund your money outside of 7-days from your reservation for the tentalows. But they charge a $25  administrative fee. We moved our dates around without an issue or a charge as it was more than 7-days from our check-in date.

The staff at check-in were very friendly and patient with us. We had a lot of questions. They showed us the ropes, gave us some tips on staying in the tentalow, and sent us on our way to enjoy. 

Our dog was off-leash a few times while we mulled around the tent. The manager saw us but played it cool. I respect that. Our dog weighs 10-pounds and doesn’t pose a threat.

They delivered fresh ice every day to our cooler as we requested. That was great as we were out and about a lot and not thinking of our food spoiling. 

My favorite part was we were left alone. The staff didn’t bother us as we kept to ourselves. We felt at home walking around the grounds. All making for a great glamping experience.

Activities and Historical Sites Nearby

Camp Olowalu is well located on Maui. There are far more activities and beaches nearby Olowalu compared to the upcountry camping sites. While you are not in a resort area like Ka’anapali (probably a good thing), you have similar things to do in your backyard.

Olowalu is a tiny town. There are plans to develop the town but for now, it is a row of a fruit stand, juice truck, general store, and a restaurant. All under a monkeypod tree canopy. The entrance to Camp Olowalu is across from the shops, but then you drive down a half-mile, palm tree-lined driveway to the camp. 

  • Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop is a ½ mile walk from Camp Olowalu. This place has a cult following and for good reason. Their pies, sweet and savory, are worth the trip. Try Maui flavors like pineapple mac nut and coconut cream. Also, their breakfast is a welcome treat with chicken and waffles and banana pancakes.

Leados Pie Things to do Maui with Kids

  • Olowalu General Store – family-owned and operated since 1932, this is a classic Hawaiian general store. Serving shave ice, hotdogs, musubi, and other snacks. An easy place to get snacks for camping or a cheap lunch.
  • Olowalu Fruit Stand and Juice Truck – Selling fruits and vegetables in a farmer’s market type setup. Local’s don’t shop here but you can get a refreshing snack. 
  • Hiking – there are nearby hiking trails from Olowalu and a short drive to other trails on the westside. One of my favorites is the  Lahaina Pali Trail, located 5.8-mile south on Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30). The trailhead is near Papalua Beach Park. Another trail is behind Leoda’s and up the hill. A rocky 1.1 miles to the Olowalu Petroglyphs
  • Olowalu Petroglyphs – more than 100 Hawaiian petroglyphs dot the basalt rock cliff about a quarter-mile up from the main road. You can drive or hike to the petroglyphs. 
  • Olowalu Massacre – a massacre of Hawaiians on the Olowalu beach in 1790. A fur-trader got in a dispute with locals after his small boat was stolen. The boat remains were found at Olowalu. So Captain Metcalfe, the fur trader, called out the Hawaiians to trade and instead met them with cannon fire. 100 Hawaiians were killed. The Hawaiians got their revenge in the end. 
  • Olowalu History – The ancient Hawaiians made Olowalu Beach and the upland valley their home. It used to be home to one of the largest populations on the island. The valley was full of life and the rains from the mountain would keep this dry area active with life. The loss of sandalwood trees on the hillsides and plantation farming changed the eco-system of the area.
  • Snorkeling – Olowalu reef is one of the most pristine reefs in Hawaii. Also called Turtle Reef, the reef has hundreds of years old coral heads, a rare manta ray cleaning station, and a blacktip shark nursery. Some of the best snorkeling on Maui will be outside your tentalow. The first ½ mile is well protected from the waves making it an ideal place to snorkel with kids. The marine life gets better as you go out farther.
  • Kayak Olowalu – Journey out into the reef for epic snorkeling from a kayak. Erica and I did this and saw more turtles and marine life than anywhere else on Maui. Kayak Olowalu operates from the beach at Camp Olowalu. I highly recommend doing this during your glamping stay.

Olowalu Kayak Snorkeling

  • Pick fresh fruit and sugar cane – Camp Olowalu has an abundance of fruit trees on the property. The camp welcomes you to help yourself to whatever is in season.
  • Whale Watching from Shore – Situated on the Au’au Channel, the camp’s beach is well-positioned to see whales. As the reef extends out, you may need your binoculars to see the majestic humpback whales when they migrate to Maui from December to April.
  • Beaches Along the Maui Coast – if Olowalu beach isn’t to your liking, there are beaches littering the side of West Maui within a few minutes’ from camp. You can go to Ukumehame Beach Park, Awalua Beach, Kulanaokalai Beach, and Launiupoko Beach. Launiupoko Beach is the best for kids because it has a protected cove.

There is no shortage of things to do in West Maui. Lahaina is 7-miles up the road, a quick Uber or Lyft ride away from Camp Olowalu. Lahaina is full of restaurants, bars, and a historic district that is worth checking out. Like the 16-trunk, 2-acre covering banyan tree.

You won’t get bored staying at Camp Olowalu.

Other Camp Olowalu Camping Options

Their cabins are used for group events, from non-profit groups to school activities to family reunions. All 6 have to be rented for $1,500 per night. They are A-frame cabins arranged in a semi-circle and right on the beach. They are charming but rustic as they are original.

Camp Olowalu did open up the cabins to individuals during our stay as there were victims of a scam that Christmas. Families had landed in Maui to learn their condo booking wasn’t real. Camp Olowalu opened their doors to them.

Tented camping has 35 plots for people to pitch their tents. Tented camping is $24 per night per person and includes access to the bathrooms, BBQ, firepit, beach within 50 yards, charging stations, and other amenities. The tent sites are close together with little privacy. They planted shrubs but it will take time to grow-in.

Car camping is to park your RV, van, camper, or rooftop tent in the Camp Olowalu parking lot while enjoying their campsite amenities. This is also $24 a night per person. 

The car camping and campsite camping have the worst reviews due to the dust, lack of security at night, illegal cars entering the parking lot at night, loud noise, and mud when it rains. 

Camp Olowalu underwent a facelift in 2019. They invested heavily in new amenities like BBQs, showers, toilets, gravel parking lot, and landscaping. Camp Olowalu listened to the reviews it appears.

The reviews got worst during construction but now that construction is over in 2020, I expect the camping reviews to improve. Except for those people who expected glamping when they paid for tent camping.

 

Glamping Yurts: Glamping in Hana, Maui

There is one reliable glamping yurt in Maui. Other yurts pop up on Airbnb and Vrbo occasionally but Luana Spa Retreat is always taking reservations.  

This Hana located yurt is high on Ka’uiki Hill, providing panoramic views of Hana Bay. A glamping oasis awaits you after driving the Road to Hana. 

The 16-foot diameter yurt includes the following amenities:

  • Queen size bed with linens
  • BBQ grill (propane)
  • Small kitchen with filtered water, electric stovetop, toaster, blender, microwave, refrigerator, and utensils
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Toiletry items
  • Outdoor, private shower
  • WiFi internet access

There is one restriction for renting the Hana yurt, you must be partaking in the spa treatment at Luana Spa Retreat.

Contact Luana Spa Retreat for more information at staying at this Maui yurt in the District of Hana.

Maui Yurt in Hana

The Magic Lotus yurt in Hana, Maui.

Maui Glamping Itinerary

You may want to go glamping in Maui but not for the whole time. 

I would recommend you do two or three nights of glamping and then try a condo or hotel. You will get the best of both worlds.

Camp Olowalu is an ideal location to tour Maui from and the price is hard to beat. 

Unique Places to Stay in Maui

Glamping isn’t the only unique place to stay in Maui. Private residences to yachts to the National Park Service offer places to rest your weary head that few ever get to experience. 

Depending on your budget, timeline, and sense of adventure, try one of these unique Maui places to stay.

Yacht Glamping

Glamp Fyre Festival style, or what they advertised. Maui has a few glamping yachts available for night stays. You can man them yourself or have a crew do the hard work for you. 

Head out to sea to explore the Lanai and Molokai coastlines while enjoying freshly caught fish and the lapping waves on the hull. While not the cheapest place to stay on Maui, a yacht is one of the most unique.

National Park Cabins

Haleakala National Park has 3 rustic cabins located on the volcano. The 1937 built cabins are named Holua, Kapalaoa, and Paliku. The cabins are only accessible by trail. The farthest one is Paliku at 9.3-miles hike. But the view from the cabins is worth it.

Reservations open up 180-days in advance and they get booked fast. You can get them for a $75 per night flat fee which accommodates up to 12 people.

Check out the NPS cabin photo-gallery here. 

Hana Cabins at Wai’anapanapa State Park

At the end of the Road to Hana, awaits rustic, cliffside cabins. The cabins are an ideal respite from the touristy areas of Maui. The cabins can accommodate up to 6 and include a microwave, refrigerator, 2-stove burner, and linens. 

Cabins are available for $18 per night for non-residents. These are by far the cheapest and most unique place to stay in Hana.

Airbnb and Vrbo Glamping

While I could only find the Magic Lotus Hana Yurt on Airbnb (the calendar is not taking reservations), I’ve heard of other glamping options available. 

There were no unique accommodations listed in Maui at the time of writing but keep checking Airbnb and Vrbo for off-the-wall places by private residences.

Maui Treehouse

Want to stay in a treehouse in Maui? So would I but as of writing, there are no treehouses for lodging in Maui. There are houses surrounded by trees but no treehouses that will fulfill your childhood fantasies. The closest treehouses for rent are on the Big Island

How to Book Your Maui Glamping Experience

We have found the cheapest and easiest way to book your Maui glamping tent or yurt is with Camp Olowalu on their reservation page and to email Luana Spa Retreat. 

We will keep searching for vacation rentals for new and unique places to stay in Maui. Contact us if you have a recommendation on a Maui glamping location. 

You can find more recommendations on places to stay in Maui at our Hawaii Recommendations page. These are our tested and favorite places to stay in Maui from two Maui locals who like to experience the island.

Camp Olowalu Beach

My son and me enjoying Olowalu Beach when glamping.

 

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Jordan Fromholz

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I'm the co-founder, with my wife Erica, of The Hawaii Vacation Guide. We live on Maui with our toddler Henry and our sweet but quirky dog Hattie. I have a thing for photographing pineapples and learning to surf.

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