OK, I tried and tried to research the various beaches, cities, areas, etc. of Maui before deciding what area to stay in. For some reason,I read some reviews that said the Maalaea (or whatever) was not that great, Kihea was a perfect example of tourist area gone bad...not sure what that meant, didn't see too much on the Makena,Wailea area, but lots of good reviews on the west side (Kaanapali, Kapulua) side. What is anyone else's opinion. By the way, the reviews were not on these forums. I discovered these forums just recently. Sorry so long.