Being a part of Upcountry Maui, Pukalani evokes a pretty laidback vibe. It’s mostly composed of residential areas. Pukalani Hotels are not found in abundance. The closest thing to a Pukalani Hotel that you can find are Vacation Rentals. There are also bed and breakfasts that you can find here. Pukalani is mostly a residential area. Although it does have a commercial area filled with shops, restaurants, recreation centers and family centers.
If you are looking for a more luxurious experience, it would be best if you stayed in the other regions. The town of Wailea is just a few minutes away. The hotels there are much nicer than the ones in Pukalani. In here, you will find the big brand hotels like the Marriott Maui Wailea, the Wailea Beach Resort, the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons. There are also smaller hotels here if you are not wanting to have the whole resort experience. These are perfect if you are on a budget but want to stay in Wailea to be close to the beach.