Where to stay in Maui?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Dnl512:  We went to Maui and Kauai for our honeymoon back in November.  Maui is so beautiful and you seem very organized and have a great list already!  We rented a condo through VRBO at the Honua Kai resort & spa on Kaanapali Beach in Maui.  It was serioulsy amazing, its a really nice and newly built resort with lots of pools and is close to nearby restaurants.  The beach on the property is beautiful and calm.  You should check it out!  I found it hard to decide where to stay since there are so many mixed reviews out there.

 

The road to Hana is a great day trip.  We hiked a little, took lots of pictures, and even swam under a waterfall!  Maui is magical.  Good luck with all your planning!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Dnl512:  we will be staying at the sheraton in maui.  its gorgeous and had great reviews, and they have a honeymooners special!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Dnl512:  I’m honeymooning in Maui next month as well! I have to second @LaceyBride1123: and say that we are staying at the Honua Kai Resort. Of course I haven’t been there yet, but through all the pictures and reviews it looks as though it has a ‘resort feeling’ rather than a condo. We got this hotel in a package deal through Costco, which included airfare, a rental car, and the hotel. I would highly recommend doing a package through Costco! We got a great deal!

  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My in laws stayed at the Wailea Marriott last year (us “kids” stayed at a condo in Kihei) and it was really nice. It had an adults only pool, multiple pools really. 

Yes you will be too late in the season for whale watching.

Don’t pay to do a snorkel trip especially to Molokini, it’s really ot worth it. We paid like 100 bucks+ per person, to see what probably used to be fantastic and now is a lot of dead coral because it’s been so over toured, then go back to “Turtle Beach” which ended up being a beach like 5 mins down the road from iour hotel that we could have driven to for free! Just ask around for a great beach for snorkeling and you’ll get far better snorkeling than you would with a tour, and see turtles. 

I just posted my recommendation on doing the road to hana on another thread. Rent a top down jeep and drive it yourself. It’s super fun.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Imabigkidnow:  ahhh I’m so jealous!  You guys are going to love Honua Kai!  It is so new, clean, and luxurious!  Perfect honeymoon spot.  I keep telling my DH that I want to go back.  Maui is just so wonderful, I hope you guys have a great honeymoon!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Dnl512:  I’ve stayed at the Royal Lahaina.  If you get a tower room, that section is updated and nicer than the room I was in.  BUT, the beach was right on the other side of the pool and there were some amazing snorkling spots right along that section.  Turtles and all. 

Definitely do the zip line!  I did the 8 section one on Ka’anapali (through Skyline) and it was AMAZING.  So much fun and lunch was provided.  If you’re doing the Road to Hana, I recommend stopping along the black sand beach and when you get to the national park, hike up to Waimoku Falls.  Relatively easy hike 2 mile hike (each way) – you have to cross water a few times so be prepared for that, but the falls when you make it, WHOA.

The Haleakala sunrise is supposed to be amazing – I tried, weather didn’t cooperate.  I did the sunrise bike ride so they bused us up to the top of the volcano to watch the sunrise over the crater and then you bike down (all paved) and get to spend some time in Kihei.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Dnl512:  My aunt Tami works at Mamas Fish House! It is the best in my opinion!! Can’t help you with where to stay because i have plenty of family who i stay with, but as for ideas i can always help with where to go and what not! 

 

Snorkeling at Molokini is the best! You can go to Makenna/Big Beach and its got some pretty waters and a great view! Go Kayaking if you can! Ioa valley is very pretty! Deep sea fishing! You can catch an ono or Ahi and make some poke or seared ahi! YUM! 

You sound like you have everything under conrtol and a list already! 

 

Whale watching is December to May.

 

When i lived there they had submarine like tours where the bottom of the boat had seats and it sat under water so you can see everything! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Dnl512:  Have you checked out the Hilton Grand Wailea?  We stayed there a few years back and LOVED it!  They had both an adult and kid pool which we really enjoyed and a great beach.  I actually think it’s right next door to the Four Seasons.  

I would advise skipping the Ritz.  From what I hear it’s not that great – there is no beach and it’s on a very wind part of the island.  I’ve also heard the service is subpar.

Post # 13
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Newbee

Aston at Maui Banyan, very affordable, loved that place… has EVERYthing…. close to the beaches. 

Please make sure to go to Big Beach, and Little Beach and do the Road To Hana Tour!! So amazing. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

Soon2BeMrsS:  Haleakala Sunrise looks something like this! It is AMAAAAZING… 😉

Worth the hike (on bus).

I’d go back to Maui ANY DAY of the week.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We stayed at the Sheraton in Maui and it was TREMENDOUS. Especially if your fiance likes to snorkle, it’s right on the black rock. Granted, I’ve never stayed at ‘The Ritz’ but I felt the Sheraton was very high end. Especially the veiws. 

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