My husband and I just had the most amazing time exploring Maui with this awesome camping set up. We were a little nervous to book at first, and were debating just finding a room somewhere and renting a car to get around. I am so glad that we choose to go this route instead. I’m convinced now that there is no better way to experience Maui. I really feel like we would have missed out on some of the most beautiful parts of our trip if we hadn’t chosen to camp.
Although, with this set up it is really more like glamping because literally everything you need has been thoughtfully planned out before you even arrive. Everything you need to camp, cook, be a beach bum for the day and even snorkel has been provided. Kristen and Frank were the best hosts and even helped us plan out our itinerary before arriving. They provide a map with all of the best places to camp and visit and have really good tips about the less touristy places to visit. They are also very accommodating with airport pick up and drop off and will work with you on your flight arrival and departure times.
We really couldn’t have hoped for better hosts. They showed us how everything worked after picking us up from the airport, and it is amazingly easy to set up and take down the tent. It’s also an amazing value because you are getting your rental car and lodging for a super reasonable price, and it is definitely a must to have 4 wheel drive if you really want to experience the more secluded areas of Maui. The shower is also a huge bonus as a couple of the campgrounds did not have showers. The tent had nice linens, and they have even added some ambient lighting that makes it feel very cozy and romantic.
I’m a pretty outdoorsy person but have never been a huge fan of camping, but with this set up I was super comfy and slept like a baby. We felt like we had the most amazing and authentic experience of Maui possible. We were able to explore the road to Hana, experience the black sand and red sand beaches, hike Pipiwai trail, swim at secluded waterfalls, drive through up country, see the sunset above the clouds on Haleakala and snorkel with sea turtles. If you are looking for an amazing adventure I highly recommend Kuleana Camper; I seriously cannot say enough good things about them. You will have an amazing experience and make memories to last a lifetime.