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Where to stay on Maui?

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Where to stay on Maui?

My girlfriend an I are going to Maui in March and are unsure what area to stay in. We will have hire a car for a couple of days but most of the time we will be without one. We will want to spend a lot of time at the beach snorkelling etc. but we would also like a nice pool. We like to go out and eat at lots of restaraunts, my girlfriend loves to shop and would like to go to some bars and clubs at nighttime. We really have no idea what areas we should be looking at so any help would be great.

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1. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

We need to know are you set on a hotel or willing to look at condos. Also, what is your nightly budget? We encourage people to get a car for the whole time...weekly rates are cheaper then daily and if you have to pay for shuttles back and forth to/from airport etc...it is often cheaper to just have a car. Bars are mostly in Kihei, and then Lahaina. Not a lot of nightlife on Maui compared to Oahu. You should stay either in the south or the west, but budget will help us tell you more where to go.

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2. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

Are you really sure you want Maui? Waikiki on Oahu sounds more like your. The closest on Maui would be the Kannapali area but it really is much quieter than Waikiki...sidewalks roll up early!

Look at the Sheraton, the Westin or the Hyatt, the Starwood resorts offer free shuttles into Lahaina for some shopping and later partying.

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3. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

1) Where are you from? There is no hometown, state or even country on your profile. That information helps us a great deal.

2) Do you have a good travel guide and map for Maui? What appeals to you?

3) You will need a car on Maui for your full stay - and you need to reserve it well in advance. Maui can, and does, run out of rental cars.

4) It sounds like you want one of the resorts on Ka'anapali or in Wailea. We really can't recommend anything without your nightly accomodations budget. Also - please tell us how many nights you will be on Maui.

Again - it's time for you to do your homework and read, read, read about Maui. Then come back to us with more information and more specific questions.

Please understand that March is a busy time on the Island, so you need to pin down your plans very soon.

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4. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

We stayed in Waikiki last year and want to try something different. We liked Waikiki but would like something not quite so busy and crazy. If such place exists that is.

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5. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

I agree with mamma sounds like what you want is in Waikiki not Maui.

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6. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

We stayed in Waikiki last year and want to try something different. We liked Waikiki but would like something not quite so busy and crazy. If such place exists

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7. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

Ok but just understand there is not a lot of night life on Maui and the shopping will not be the same.

Where are you coming from and what is your nightly budget?

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8. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

Cool! Kaanapali meets that criteria! It really is Waikiki "light"...no 20 story high-rises, gorgeous beach with easy walking between the resorts for shopping, happy hour hopping and dining with shuttles available into Lahaina for more options, Lahaina bars may stay open a bit later but, like Waikiki, it pretty much shuts down around midnight.

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9. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

There are lots of nice hotels beach's and snorkeling on Maui, but no night life to speak of. Depending on your budget either Wailea or Kaanapali. The shopping is mostly limited to a couple of locations by Whalers Village in Kaanaplai, Lahaina and the Shops at Wailea and pretty much aimed at tourist dollars, like Crazy Shirts and lots of Hawaiian cultural items mostly made in the Philippines. There are also some high end stuff like Vitton and Coach. Maui tired to develop the shopping travelers from Japan but it never happened as there is not the shopping like Oahu. Not much of a night seen

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10. Re: Where to stay on Maui?

Check out The Sheraton in Kaanapali. :).