I'v enjoyed reading up about Maui and its resorts on this forum and the reviews section. You have a lot of knowledge of the island, so thanks for sharing. My fiancee and I are getting married in July and will be traveling to Maui for our honeymoon. I've been in charge of planning the trip and I'm looking at most likely 8 nights.
I was trying to decide between West Maui and South Maui, but had the idea to maybe split it four nights each at each end. I've researched the resorts and found the Sheraton on Expedia, with flights for both of us, for $3,151 for the first leg of the trip (includes 4 nights in an oceanfront room). Then we would go to the Grand Wailea (I've heard it's amazing), and stay in a regular room (possibly get a honeymoon upgrade when we get there) for $350 per night at the AAA rate.
With a car for about $300 for the week, it should come out to about $4,800 for the trip, before all the fees. Does that sound like a good plan/deal? I haven't been to Maui since I was a kid, so this is all a bit new to me. Definitely open to suggestions on other hotels! I'm also looking at the Hyatt on Kaanapali due to their two free night offer on their credit card. Thanks to all who answer. I'm planning on writing more reviews on Tripadvisor and will definitely write a report on our experience this July!