Maui Hawaii Weather - July
With abundant sunshine and warm sea and air temperatures, Maui in July has just the right conditions for a wonderful vacation stay. A refreshing ocean breeze provides just enough cooling and a little extra challenge for the perfect round of golf at a seaside course. From the verdant rain forest to the rocky coastal outcrops, the variety of places to see and things to do on a summer day is impressive. Food, fireworks and fine hula dancing are some featured attractions of the special events in July.
July Weather Report -
While the weather on Maui is consistently pleasant, there can be sharp differences in temperature, wind, rain and humidity from location to location. Prevailing trade winds and proximity to mountains play a big part in shaping individual areas‘ conditions. In general, Hana and the areas of the windward coast are cooler, get greater precipitation and are more humid than those on the leeward coast.
July has a good mix of special events on Maui
Makawao Rodeo -
During the first weekend of July, Independence Day is celebrated with a patriotic paniolo parade and a 2-day rodeo in the town of Makawao. Scheduled for July 7 - 8, 2012, the Hawaiian rodeo events at the Oskie Rice Arena include bareback bronco riding, calf roping and barrel racing. Live entertainment, special foods and country-western dancing are post-rodeo features.
Niu Festival at Wailea -
The humble coconut is celebrated at the Grand Wailea Lu’au Grounds on July 21st, 2012 with a festival that is fun for the whole family. Features include canoe rides, crafts workshops, cultural exhibits, kids’ activities, entertainment and food vendors offering lots of scrumptious coconut creations. Shop for unique items made by Maui artists and watch some of Maui’s best amateur chef’s compete in the Coconut Cook-off.
Keiki Hula Festival -
Some of the most talented hula dancing kids compete each year at the Lahaina Cannery Mall. Set for July 28 - 29, 2012, the festival also celebrates Maui culture and customs. Many crafters and artists are on hand to demonstrate weaving, wood carving, lei making and other traditional techniques.
Best bets for warm July weather activities on Maui
Maui is truly a paradise island with so many riches ready to be explored and experienced. Even favorite pastimes like golf, tennis, hiking and biking become something bigger and brighter when pursued amidst the spectacular scenery and warm weather of Maui. Anyone who has never been to a luau should consider Old Lahaina Luau in West Maui. From the charming setting, reminiscent of an old-fashioned village, to the exciting entertainment and fabulous food, this luau has earned rave reviews. Nature lovers and fans of geology should make the trek to Haleakala National Park, home to Maui's highest peak. The more adventurous might like to hike along the crater floor, where rare plants and birds, and bold cinder cones and lava tubes can been found. Sunrise and sunset at the summit are spectacular.
Beaches of various colors and features are all over the island. South Maui’s award-winning Wailea Beach is good for swimming. Central Maui’s Kahana Beach Park is known for its excellent diving and favorable surfing and windsurfing conditions. The beaches at Paia, on the north coast, include Hookipa Beach, famous for windsurfing. Also in Paia, H.A. Baldwin Beach Park features a baby beach with a lagoon and calmer conditions. Since sea and weather conditions are never static, it is wise to check the daily forecast before venturing out.
A boat excursion is a nice way to spend a summer day. Trips for anglers who want to snag a blue marlin out in the deep leave from many harbors. Snorkelers and scuba divers who want to swim with the dolphins and turtles, and photograph the colorful fish can also hop aboard a vessel and be brought to where the action is. And for anyone who seeks a relaxing and entertaining evening on the water, magical dining and dancing cruises out of Lahaina offer fine food and fabulous vistas of the island and the setting sun. An option that might be especially appealing to families is a visit to Maui Ocean Center - The Hawaiian Aquarium, a state-of-the-art facility in Wailuku. Safe but close encounters with sharks, octopus, moray eels and rays are exciting. Lots of interactive experiences and enticing things to do for kids make this marine park a popular attraction.
Vacation Planning Tips:
With kids out of school for summer vacation and lots of honeymooners visiting Maui in July, booking accommodations early is important. Since the tourist population is elevated, making reservations in advance for sunset cruises and luaus is recommended. Dress according to conditions and make sure a variety of clothes and shoes are brought along. For evening and early morning excursions into the higher elevations of Haleakala, dress for the cooler temperatures. Wear sturdy shoes when exploring rugged terrain. And be sure to have a rain poncho, jacket or umbrella handy for East Maui outdoor activities.