We are traveling to Maui in July with our 2 toddlers (2 and 4). We are currently staying 3 nights at the Hyatt Maui (connecting rooms) and then 4 nights at the Kea Lani in a 3BR oceanfront villa. Reason for the split stay was (1) that we thought the kids pool play area at the Hyatt looked like a lot of fun for our kids, (2) liked idea of being closer to Lahaina for a few nights, and (3) splitting stay helped our budget as the Kea Lani villa was much more expensive. We now have the opportunity to add one night at the Kea Lani (so 2 nights Hyatt/5 nights Kea Lani) for the same price we would pay for the night at the Hyatt.
My question is would you do this, is 2 nights in Kaanapali/Lahaina area enough, or do you think we will want the extra time there? I thought we would want the time, but I am especially tempted by spending more time in Wailea because our Hyatt rooms have a view of the construction and I'm reading very bad things about this and the noise (especially with toddlers that need to sleep). We do get into Maui early on our first day, so we would have at least part of that day to use in Kaanapali/Lahaina. Thanks very much for any advice.