Post # 1
I am in the process of planning a trip to Maui…I have never been there before and I am trying to decide what area to stay in. Please tell me what part is your favorite and why. If you have any specific recommendations for accomodations please share them with me 🙂
I am interested in the following while I am there
– The road to Hana, snorkeling, sky diving, surfing (maybe), lazing on the beach and beautiful scenery 🙂
I am planning to rent a condo to save money.
Any help is very much appreciated!!
Post # 5
I have stayed in Waliea and Kaanapali. I liked Waliea better. There was less traffic and less people. There is one road going north to Kaanapali and there was always traffic. The day the we drove to Hana there was a huge accident and traffic was completely stopped on the main road headed to Kaanapali for probably 2 hours. It was aweful.
Post # 6
@RedPandas Can u send me some information about that too as im as well in the middle of planning my trip ?
Im bending towards Wailea, and found some nice and reasonable condos.
Post # 8
When are you going?
We are going in two weeks and are splitting our trip over 2 hotels… Sheraton Lahaina and Ritz Carlton Kapalua. I CAN’T WAIT!! We might change 1-2 nights to the Four Seasons Wailea if we feel like it.
Let me know if you need me to check something out for you while we are there 🙂
Post # 9
I love the Hyatt in Ka’anapali. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is the nicest in Ka’anapali. It’s also just a short walk to Whaler’xs Village shops and restaurants. The Hyatt also has great food. I love the buffet breakfast at Swan Court. We’ve stayed there several times. I’ve heard Wailea is nice too but I’ve never stayed there so I don’t have any specific recommendations.
Post # 10
I like the wailea/kihei area. Molokini is a waste of money, and make sure you rent a jeep with a retractable top for Hana. It’s worth it! We got a completely different view once we got to take the top off!
Post # 11
OOH! DH and I are going to Maui this summer, and need lists of things to do! We’re staying in Ka’anapali.
Post # 12
I lived on Maui for several years (Kihei) and have also visited there dozens of times. I love Wailea.
Post # 13
We stayed in Wailea at Hotel Wailea which was beautiful. We were only there for 3 nights before we went to Waikiki. In that time we lazed around at the hotel pretty much the whole time apart from a day trip for the road to Hana.
One thing I will say is (maybe we got dicked around) beach access was through private access for the hotel unless you went further away which I found odd. Also the shops were extremely limited/useless. Again, maybe we didn’t have the best info considering we are from AUS & just relied on the drivers the hotel had to take us around.
Regardless, Maui is a lovely place….. enjoy
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I’m planning a trip there, too! We cannot decide between Kaanapali and Wailea, so this thread should be useful!
Post # 16
I stayed at Kaanapali and I really liked it. I think the Hyatt there is really nice and I think the Sheraton is nice because of it’s location. I would love to stay at Wailea too though, so I’d vote for one of those, you probably can’t go wrong. I’ve been up to Kapalua and the Ritz-Carlton there but didn’t stay there. It was also very pretty but I think I prefer the other areas over it.