I am planning a trip to Hawaii for June 2014. I have been to Oahu before and I loved the shopping and busy bars/restaurants of Waikiki, however my partner enjoyed the laid-back and surfing of the North Shore. This trip I would love to spend some time in Maui, however I am not sure which area is best for us. We are in our mid 20's and would like to go somewhere with the following:
- Cocktails/drinks on the beach
- 4.5 star hotels
- hiking/running paths for myself (I like to be quite active, my partner not so) that I can safely go for a run by myself
- yoga/Pilates/stand-up paddle boarding
- Nightlife/great restaurants
Wailea sounds like it fits, however I would like to be surrounded by people of similar ages and not stuck in a country club! In saying this, I would prefer to stay in a hotel than rent a house. We have budgeted to spend around AU$1,500 - $2,000 for 5-7 days on accommodation.
Any advice would be much appreciated on area and hotels!