I've never been to Hawaii before but am in charge of planning vacation with my partner and we've gotten as far as the available vacation dates (1st or 2nd week of Feb) and an outstanding airfare deal to Maui ($298 pp roundtrip nonstop from San Diego).
This is an extra minivacation shoved into the year's schedule so we're really trying to keep lodging costs down and don't even know what region to look at, let alone what individual properties. We're looking at probably only 5 nights stay due to schedule issues (please don't tell me what a bad idea shorter stays than 1wk are, I've already heard it all and would rather go and stay 5 nights than wait another year to go for longer)
We'd like to be easy walk distance from a decent beach but don't need to be on oceanfront, and price is key. There are just the 2 of us, we don't need luxury or big spaces, and our minimal needs are only for a clean and safe place with a kitchen. Any suggestions?