I am booking a short stay (4 days) in Maui in mid June. I am travelling for my 30th birthday, with my 31 year old partner. We like to do a lot of activities, meet people, go to bars etc.
I am having a really hard time deciding between Kihei or Kannapali.
1. Kihei - The Maui Coast Hotel looks great, is great value, and has great reviews. However I have been told I should stay in Kaanapali as it is the main area.
2. Kaanapali - Kaanapali Beach Hotel or Royal Lahaina Resort - more expensive, hotels look dated.
Should I pay more and stay one of in these less appealing hotels just to be in Kaanapali? (Note these are the only ones I have found in the area within my budget) Or is Kihei just as good? I am concerned it will be too quiet, have been reading a lot of mixed reviews.
Any advice is much appreciated.