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Weilea or Lahanai

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Weilea or Lahanai

My 25 year old daughter and I want to go to Maui for an indulgent week in January. I can't decide between Lahaina or Weilea. What are your suggestions

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Wailea is more indulgent I think. The other resort area is actually Kaanapali. It has a Lahaina address. What is your budget? That would make a difference.

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And are you after a resort or a condo? For one week, a condo would be nice, even with just the two of you. More room, a kitchen for breakfasts and snacks. You may even want to cook the odd meal in, so you can enjoy your lanai!

You will be able to enjoy some whale watching too, so do consider a whale watching tour, or even a sunset tour. You will see whales then too.

January is a busy time, because of those whales, and being able to escape our cold winters. I know that won't be the case for you, but do get busy, as lots of places will already be booked solid.

Have a wonderful mommy/daughter holiday! They can be very special times.

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TODAY: Reserve your rental car for airport pickup -- unless you want to just stay on property or nearby at a hotel.

Wailea is home to all of Maui's top-rated hotels with the exception of The Ritz in Kapalua (not a good bet in winter). The brand new entry in Wailea is Hyatt's Andaz. It's too new to know if it will challenge the longtime #1 spot held by the Four Seasons Wailea ($500/night and up).

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Oh go to Wailea ! Beautiful hotels and resorts, a series of excellent beaches, super swimming, lovely meandering traffic-free beachside walk, good shopping, great variety of different spots to eat, good golf, and its all set in hundreds of acres of immaculate lawns and trees. It is also handy for trips up to the High Country, Makawao, Haleakala, or over to laid back Hana. You will love it !

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If you are using the word "indulgent" literally, then Wailea is the place!! You will find the best most consistent ocean conditions in south Maui during January. Let us know what your nightly accommodations budget is, whether you want an hotel or condo and we can go from there.

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I agree with Wailea. My husband and I just got back from Maui. We stayed 6 nights in a beautiful condo in Wailea Ekahi Village. Really enjoyed the condo. It was very roomy and comfortable and we could enjoy breakfast on the lanai before heading out for the day. It is a beautiful area with really nice beaches and great shopping and restaurants. If you like spas, the spa at the Grand Wailea is very indulgent.

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We really need to know your preference for condo or hotel and price per night in order to make a good recommendation. For hotels, Wailea does have the pricier hotels...but the question is, does your budget match up. The Kaanapali area also has a lot of fans, would be good weather and ocean conditions typically and is home to the Hyatt, Westin and Sheraton among others.

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