The south side, on the Big Beach side.
I'd like to know too! I would think it would be the Wailea and side and not the Makena (Big Beach) side. I think #18 of the golf course sits on the BB side and I know there's some houses and properties (vacant lots to develop) on the Wailea side. Maybe a call to the actual Maui Prince Resort would be the thing to do, huh?
I think their website is just: www.mauiprince.com
Any one else with any info?
See there you go! Right after I open my big mouth NativeSoCal tells us the deal. Are you sure about that buddy? How far away from MP is it? Can't be right on the grounds of the resort or course? What's up with that?
Too bad, that's the side we are on in January. We want the Puu Olai side for sentimental reasons. We aren't going to change hotels because the main reason for a 3 night stopover in Maui is to revisit the Makena area and besides we got a good price for oceanview prime. (Maui has just gotten too expensive for my tastes, compared to prices at the same places 5 and 10 years ago--no way I will pay more than I pay at Mauna Lani to stay on another island!)
I'll post a review in Feb. and report on how it's going.
Thanks for the heads up.
We are headed to the Maui Prince on Nov. 4 and saw the same construction info. I contacted my good friend and travel agent and she called The Prince for us to get the scoop. Construction is on the pool side, or south side, or I believe the Big Beach side.
As for us, well we're going to go and see how it is. We really want to stay there based on the proximity of other, busier areas of the island. We have requested a room on the other side of the hotel and have an out through our travel agent should the noise be too much. I'll post a trip report when we return.
Still, how bad can it be? We'll be in Maui!!
Ok, I googled around and here is the construction on the Big Beach side:
Looks like they are moving the golf course or else the clusters of lowrise condos abut it.
The north of Prince construction is another big development behind the Surf, so it appears, it has some mname like "670" or however many acres it is.
Glad we will get to see Puu Olai again before it is all done, but I suspect we won't be visitng Maui again after this time. There was already too much "stuff" for our tastes in West Maui and with hundreds of condos in Makena, just too much stuff there soon, too.
I was at Maluaka yesterday and the construction is just disgusting. There are dust fences up all around the ocean side of the walk from the public parking lot. Lots of heavy equipment and torn up ground . It is a ways from the hotel though. Even so, you will probably hear the construction. Thankfully they didn't work yesterday so it was quiet. The Maui Prince has been sold and they are trying to decide if they are going to refurbish it or tear it down. Still great snorkeling.
As for Wailea 670 it is still in the planning stages as it has been for the last 20 years. This will be, if allowed, mauka of Piilani Hwy. If allowed it will still be a couple of years before construction will be started.
Not sure about construction north of the Prince. I'll have to go check it out.
Hey Msfuzz! I stayed at the Prince back in 5/2007 and glad I did.
This construction is so sad and shameful. (On one of their links, it pulls up a pdf file from a magazine....in the details...starting prices of the fancy units are 4 mil!)
Pretty soon...Big Beach and all that area. Please don't tell me it's a state park!
I am so depressed.....but thanks for your info Mr. Fuzz.
I'm gonna cry now...caddy
Thank goodness Big Beach is a state park. No plans to develop right on the beach but it won't be long before they start on the mauka side. I believe this is the area of Wailea 670, which means I was wrong on my first post. Sorry. So much development going on I can't keep up with it. This is a project that the people of Maui have been fighting for years and still are. It will get built, but with a lot of conditions. Still a few years left of undeveloped splendor.
the island is being ruined..plain and simple.