Guest Author - Jim Fortune
Great beaches, lush surroundings, charming people, rave parties. What more can you ask from a vacation trip? When you go to Maui, you will have these things and so much more. Unfortunately, going there is not as cheap as it seems.
Tickets can skyrocket depending on the season. The same goes with the hotel fees and the food costs. This is especially true if the whole family is going to the trip. But with the right resources, you can actually plan cheap Maui family vacations. Here are some of the things that you have to do.
Booking early will save you as much as 60 percent of your total airline ticket costs. This is already an answered prayer for families who are planning a family trip but cannot afford too much expenses. A lot of airlines right now have existing promos for people who book early. You will be given large discounts.
Just make sure that you will be taking the trip, as it is much harder to cancel or reschedule tickets that have been part of a promo. Make sure also that you know what the promo entails before purchasing the tickets.
Book off season
Another secret to cheap family vacation trips to Maui is to book off season. This will not only significantly lower your airline expense, it will also lessen the prices of hotel accommodations and food costs. You see, most hotels and merchants in Maui jack up their prices during peak season.
The same goes with the airlines, who do not have promos during peak seasons. One problem with this set up is the schedule of the kids. So make sure that you have the schedule all worked out before getting those tickets.
Bring your own food
If you can take with you food for the vacation, go on and do it. This is especially true if you are staying in rental houses, where you can cook your own food. Even hotels permit guests to bring in food inside their rooms. This is a cheaper alternative to eating out or buying at the grocery store in Maui which is probably more expensive.
One downside for this is the bulk of the baggage that you will have to take with you to Maui. But if you have the extra hand to carry it, why not? You can always have it checked in as a baggage. Besides, when you go home, you'll not be carrying it anymore.
Research on the Internet
The internet is a wonderful resource where you can find just absolutely anything that you want. So read on travel sites. For sure there is a feature there about Maui.
There you will find hotels, rental houses, car rentals, restaurants that are cheaper than the usual tourist spots. In fact, these places are sometimes the more authentic ones. Read their reviews. This will give you a fairly good idea on where to get cheaper deals in the island without sacrificing the experience.
So you see, when you know how to look, where to look, and what to do, it is not really that hard to plan cheap Maui family vacations. You just have to make an effort and go the extra mile. Cheap is not so impossible to achieve.
Despite the economy I hope you are travelling and enjoying yourself. Until next time, let me know what is on your mind, and how you are doing, O.K.?
Jim Fortune - the Bella Budget Travel Guy