updated 3/5/2007 10:04:41 AM ET 2007-03-05T15:04:41

Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono (tel. 800/305-4899 or 808/244-5897; www.mauiinn.com): Located in historic Wailuku, the most charming town in central Maui, this restored 1924 former plantation manager's home is the place to stay if you're looking for a night in the old Hawaii of the 1920s. The guest rooms are wide and spacious, with exotic ohia-wood floors and traditional Hawaiian quilts. Rates start at $125. The morning meal is a full gourmet breakfast served on the enclosed back lanai or on a tray delivered to your room if you prefer.

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Guest House (tel. 800/621-8942 or 808/661-8085; www.mauiguesthouse.com): This is one of the great bed-and-breakfast deals in Lahaina: a charming inn offering more amenities than the expensive Kaanapali hotels just down the road. The spacious home features floor-to-ceiling windows, parquet floors, and a large swimming pool. Guest rooms have quiet lanais and romantic hot tubs. Breakfasts are a gourmet affair. All units are $129 double.

Pineapple Inn Maui (tel. 877/212-MAUI or 808/298-4403; www.pineappleinnmaui.com): Just opened at the end of 2004, this charming inn (only four rooms, plus a darling two-bedroom cottage) is not only an exquisite find, but the prices are terrific (starting at $99 a night). Located in the residential Maui Meadows area, with panoramic ocean views, this two-story inn features a giant saltwater pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. Each of the soundproof rooms is expertly decorated with a small kitchenette, comfy bed, free wireless Internet access, TV/VCR, and an incredible view off your own private lanai.

Two Mermaids on the Sunnyside of Maui B&B (tel. 800/262-9912 or 808/985-7488; www.bestbnb.com): Two avid scuba divers are the hosts at this very friendly Kihei B&B, professionally decorated in brilliant, tropical colors, complete with hand-painted art of the island (above and below the water) in a quiet neighborhood just a short 10-minute walk from the beach. Comfy rooms from $120 with breakfast.

What a Wonderful World B&B (tel. 800/943-5804 or 808/879-9103; www.amauibedandbreakfast.com): Another one of Kihei's best B&Bs offers a great central location in town -- just 1/2 mile to Kamaole II Beach Park, 5 minutes from Wailea golf courses, and convenient to shopping and restaurants. All rooms boast cooking facilities and private entrances, bathrooms, and phones. A family-style breakfast (eggs Benedict, Alaskan waffles, skillet eggs with mushroom sauce, fruit blintzes) is served on the lanai, which has views of white-sand beaches, the West Maui Mountains, and Haleakala. From $75 double.

Nona Lani Cottages (tel. 800/733-2688 or 808/879-2497; www.nonalanicottages.com): Picture this: a grassy expanse dotted with eight cottages tucked among palm, fruit, and sweet-smelling flower trees, right across the street from a white-sand beach. This is one of the great hidden deals in Kihei. The cottages are tiny but contain everything you'll need. At $90 a night, this is a deal.

Wild Ginger Falls (tel. 808/573-1173; www.wildgingerfalls.com): This cozy, romantic, intimate cottage, hidden in Miliko Gulch, just outside of Haliimaile, overlooks a stream with a waterfall, bamboo, sweet-smelling ginger, and banana trees. It's perfect for honeymooners, lovers, and fans of Hawaiian art. You will be delighted at the carefully placed memorabilia throughout this 400-square-foot artistically decorated Hawaiian cottage (with additional 156-sq.-ft. screened deck). Priced at $125 double.

Olinda Country Cottages & Inn (tel. 800/932-3435 or 808/572-1453; www.mauibnbcottages.com): Breathe the crisp, clean air of Olinda at this charming B&B, located on an 8 1/2-acre protea farm on the slopes of Haleakala and surrounded by 35,000 acres of ranch lands (with miles of great hiking). The 5,000-square-foot Tudor mansion, refurbished and outfitted with priceless antiques, has large windows with incredible panoramic views of all of Maui. In addition to the guest rooms in the country house, two cozy cottages and a romantic country suite are also available. From $140 with breakfast.

Slideshow: Magical Maui Malu Manu (tel. 888/878-6161 or 808/878-6111; www.maui.net/~alive): Tucked into the side of Haleakala Volcano at 4,000 feet, in the Kula region, is this old Hawaiian estate. It offers a single-room cabin with a full kitchen, fireplace, and antiques for just $150. Built as a writer's retreat in the early 1900s, it's one of the most romantic places to stay on Maui, with a panoramic view of the entire island from the front door.

Kili's Cottage (tel. 800/262-9912 or 808/985-7488; www.bestbnb.com): If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the cool upcountry elevation of Kula, this sweet three-bedroom cottage with a large lanai, situated on 2 acres, is the perfect place. The price is right (just $115), and the numerous amenities make this a great place for families: full kitchen, gas barbecue, washer/dryer, even toys for the kids.

Ekena (tel. 808/248-7047; www.ekenamaui.com): Situated on 8 1/2 acres in the hills above Hana, this Hawaiian-style wooden pole house, with 360-degree views of the coastline, the ocean, and Hana's verdant rainforest, is perfect for those in search of a quiet, peaceful vacation. Inside, the elegantly furnished home features floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors and a fully equipped kitchen (starting at $185 for two); outside, hiking trails into the rainforest start right on the property. Beaches, waterfalls, and pools are mere minutes away.

Hamoa Bay Bungalow (tel. 808/248-7884; www.hamoabay.com): This enchanting retreat sits on 4 verdant acres within walking distance of Hamoa Beach, just outside Hana. The romantic, 600-square-foot, Balinese-style cottage has a full kitchen and hot tub. This very private place is perfect for honeymooners. The price? Just $195.

Heavenly Hana Inn (tel. 808/248-8442; www.heavenlyhanainn.com): Just a stone's throw from the center of Hana is this tiny Japanese-style inn, where no attention to detail has been spared. Flowers are everywhere, ceiling fans keep the rooms cool, and the delicious gourmet breakfast is served in a setting filled with art. The 2 acres of grounds are impeccable, with tiny bridges over a meandering stream and Japanese gardens. Rooms start at $200.

Aloha Beach House (tel. 888/828-1008 or 808/828-1100; www.molokaivacation.com): Nestled on the lush East End of Molokai lies this Hawaiian-style beach house sitting right on the white-sand beach of Waialua. Perfect for families, this impeccably decorated two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot beach house has a huge open living/dining/kitchen area that opens out to an old-fashioned porch for meals or just sitting in the comfy chairs and watching the clouds roll by. Just $220 for up to five people.

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