So flights finally booked for our honeymoon in April - Arrive in Maui 4/6, staying 5 nights before moving over to the Big Island for 7 nights. I'd like some feedback on accommodations. Our budget is about $200/night for the trip. On Maui, I figure we should stay put in one place for the 5 nights (I hate repacking & unpacking). I think for our budget a condo is the best bet.
Things we hope to do on Maui (so you can give me a better idea of where to stay!) - Road to Hana, Haleakala at sunrise (or sunset if we get lazy), perhaps a snorkeling trip to Molokini or Lanai, and a luau (OLL or Feast of Lele, can't decide but leaning towards FoL for the more personal seating). I feel like south would be a little less driving, but everything I keep finding that I like is west. I know April will have some spring breakers, but hope to avoid any kid magnet condos if possible.
For lodging, I really want something with a great ocean view. A "great beach" outside my door isn't necessary - we can drive there. But I want a lanai with a gorgeous view.
So here are some places I've found on vrbo. I like the first one best, and it's just at budget $203/night (incl taxes & cleaning fee). It is on the ground floor which makes me a touch anxious about noise. Most of these are Maui Kai - the ocean view just gets my attention :)
I'm open to any other suggestions, only flight & car are booked. Merry Christmas Eve and thank you in advance!!