Just back from 10 nights at Makena Beach & Golf Resort but we are looking at staying closer to Lahaina because of the proximity to more activities and within walking distance to several shops/restaurants. So what places have a nice pool/beach area and have nice amenities and ocean views? For comparison sake we paid about $5200 for the 2 of us total (flight + hotel + car) including all taxes and an oceanview room, we watched whales from our lanai while eating breakfast. We'd probably go for 2 weeks as the rainy weather hampered our activities. We'd like to go around the late Feb./early March time frame. Any suggestions on the best hotels without breaking the bank? Whale watching, snorkeling and beach/pool time are priorities, we'd even try a luau again as unfortunately we got poured on just before dinner last Saturday night, and it was hard to judge while soaked(although the food was good). Thanks for the advice !!