(Closed) Turned off by large complexes-Looking for isolated, spa-like lodging in Hawaii

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Fiance likes Volcano House, but I haven’t been there so I don’t know if it’s romantic. In general I love tripadvisor to find the best places with reviews and photos. According to tripadvisor Hale Hualalai looks amazing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We stayed at the Guest Houses at Malanai in Hana, Maui.  It was gorgeous and so peaceful.  But if you don’t like geckos or being surrounded by a rainforest that has bugs in it then you might not want to be there.  But it is totally isolated and in a gorgeous setting and so close to the ocean.  We loved it and wish we had stayed longer.  The road to Hana was the absolute best part of the whole island of Maui.  It was great scenery.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What a great question.  I have been looking for a place like that as well.  I have been to the big island 3 times and the volcano side has alot of quiet places but thats all i know of

Ill be following this post! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m from Hawaii & advocate a couple of places on my home island of Maui: both are on the Ka’anapali Coast.  Fiance & his parents (not from Hawaii) vacation at Napili Kai Resort every summer.  It’s a little known spot that has great amenities, but is NOT large.  VERY friendly, not corporate staff (actually my uncle works there, he’s the one who makes the lauhala hats in the beach front lounge every week).  Every afternoon, they host a sunset cocktail & every morning they host coffee and pupus (hand snacks) in that lounge.  LOVE it there!

Just next door (across the street & up the road) is the LARGER complex of Kahala – but it has different aspects to it & has isolated villas that are NOT anywhere near the touristy parts of the complex.  It has a more community feel (especially since a bunch of locals go to the General Store, the golf  course, & the really yummy plantation house restaurant.  Please don’t assume it’s crowded tho’, just pleasing.  There are isolated villas & vast grounds, so you may not run into another person for a while.

HTH!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Hotel Hana Maui – its paradise! Open air, villas, amazing food, totally serene….

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ooooh I like the suggestions 🙂  *dreaming of our honeymoon*

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah Hotel Hana Maui would be another choice, I agree!  My husband and I ate dinner at the restaurant there while we were staying at the Guest Houses at Malanai.  The hotel hana maui was gorgeous too, but it was out of our price range for accomodations!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

WHOOPS!  Needed to Edit previous post…NOT Kahala…meant KAPALUA… sooooo sorry!  As a local, I kinda get hotels mixed up. Embarassed

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

My friend and her Hubby stayed here and loved it:

Maui’s Only Luxury Boutique Resort

They went in September, and she said it was not crowded at all – in fact, they were joking that they had booked the whole resort for themselves! No one else in the spas with them, plenty of places to relax and spread out — the whole place was practically deserted apparently! They had a great time… it’s worth checking out I think. It’s one of the places I looked at when we were looking at Hawaii.

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