What is the best way to get around Makawao? Car rental, taxi, or bike?
Car. Unless you have a horse.
If you just want to get around the little town of Makawao, walking would be the easiest. Biking wouldn't be bad either.
Thanks for your replies. There are 14 of us, 8 kids, who are staying for two weeks at a cottage in Makawao. We like the idea of biking/walking around Makawao, however, based on the replies, it seems as if we would have to rent car to get around Maui?
That must be quite a cottage, to hold that many people! I think you will want three vehicles, at the least.
Anyone have Costco membership? I'd be checking their rates, as well as DiscountHawaii. Mamma gave you the link for that company in the second post.
How are you getting everyone up to Makawao from the airport? Most people rent a car for pickup at OGG, returning it on departure.
You def need cars.