When thinking of Maui, think of limitless activities, exotic visions of beautiful beaches and mysterious offshore islands. Think of the incredible drive along the Hana Highway with its countless waterfalls and the less-traveled drive around West Maui.  Think of good food and good mai tais. Of early morning treks up to the frigid 10,000-foot level of Haleakala for morning sunrises. Of great times, high adventures and contented smiles at the end of the day. If you know where to go and what to see on Maui, I promise you memories of a lifetime.

Camping in Maui is a unique and magical experience. This island itself has been voted “Best Island In The World” for over 20 consecutive years by Conde Nast Traveler’s “Reader’s Choice Awards” and is known for its lush tropical climate, scenic waterfalls, bamboo forests and world famous beaches.

Known as “The Magic Isle” traveling in a camper van allows you the freedom to pack up and explore a new part of the island each day. From swimming in the freshwater pools of Hana, to the rolling hills of upcountry Maui and snorkeling the coral reefs in the surrounding Pacific, camping on Maui is an adventure unlike any other.

If you dream of exploring Maui beyond the busy resort towns and the luxury hotels, of escaping somewhere no one will try to sell you a snorkel tour or a luau show.
But rather falling asleep under the stars and waking up next to the ocean, then this is the Maui trip you’ve been waiting for.

Maui’s campsites are scattered along the beautiful scenic coastline with facilities that are welcoming and comfortable. There is a tradition of respect for the ‘aina (land) in Hawaii and we request that every guest adheres to this tradition. Simply put, leave the land cleaner than you found it! This way, we all do our part to keep Maui beautiful for years to come.


maui camping

Maui features a number of public and private campsites that are easily accessible for your camper van. Nearly all are located along the coastline with breathtaking views and scenic passes along the way.
Explore Maui complete list of camping places from Pride of Maui Tours & Maui Campgrounds


Maui is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. From the white sand beaches of Kihei, Wailea and Kaanapali to the picturesque red and black sand beaches of Hana, Maui has more swimmable beaches than any other island in Hawaii.


Each beach is unique and known for its own individual characteristics such as boogie boarding, surfing, windsurfing, or snorkeling and abundant sea life. On many Maui beaches, it is common to see Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle basking in the sun, and it is not unusual to swim and snorkel with them from shore. Hawaiian Monk Seals are also common to see on Maui beaches. These protected marine mammals are endangered and often come onto shore to sunbathe or nurse their pups, so be sure to keep a good distance if they are sighted.

Camping on Maui gives visitors the unique opportunity to explore the diverse and varied beaches that make Maui “No Ka Oi” (the best). With the ability to visit a new part of the island each day, camping in Maui allows you to explore the beautiful beaches of Maui and discover a favorite of your own.


Whale watching

Each winter thousands of Humpback whales return to the protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands to mate and give birth. Whale season is a magical time for both residents and visitors alike, and watching these magnificent creatures slap their pectoral fins, wave and give a jaw-dropping full body breach out of the water is an experience not to be missed!


Explore Maui with a Tour Guide in your Pocket.

Shaka Guide’s GPS Drive our campervans Vanlife Maui! Shaka Guide’s GPS audio tours give you the freedom, flexibility, and expertise to explore Hawaii on your own. Download our app to see why we’re becoming one of the best ways to experience the Hawaiian Islands.

“Classic” Road to Hana

Road to Hana is the ultimate epic adventure in Maui. This “Classic” Road to Hana is the most popular and familiar way to experience this magical highway. There are 9 waterfalls, 10 viewpoints and 6 hikes to do.

“Loop” Road to Hana

Road to Hana is the ultimate epic adventure in Maui. This “Loop” Road to Hana is a twist to the familiar “Classic” Tour and will guide you around the island to explore the back side of Hana.

“Reverse” Road to Hana

Road to Hana is the ultimate epic adventure in Maui. This “Reverse” Tour is the most adventurous option available. It will guide you in the reverse direction around the island to explore the magical Hana Highway.

“Haleakala National Park”

Whether you plan to visit Haleakala for sunrise, sunset or anytime in between, Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this magnificent volcano. 

Shaka Guide’s GPS