Appreciate some thoughts on this. My other half and I are flying half way around the world to visit Hawaii for the second time later this year.
Like pretty much everyone, we spent much of our time in Waikiki the last time and, having felt like we've done that, we've left ourselves a week to explore one of the other islands.
We spent three days on beautiful Kauai a couple years ago, we figured Maui would be a good bet.
The question is this: given we're still spending a week in Waikiki, where is best on Maui to stay to get a more idyllic experience? I want breathtaking scenery, amazing beaches, fantastic food, charm and character.
I don't want to spend a week in somewhere that's basically a small version of Waikiki. Paia sounds like it fits the bill, but I'm happy to be persuaded otherwise.
Any advice much appreciated. We don't have an enormous budget as it's costing a small fortune to get from the UK in the first place.
Over to you.