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Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

Saskatoon, Canada
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Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

We are a family of 4 with twin 13 yr olds who love being in and near the water. It is our first time in Maui. We like beaches, bodysurfing, snorkeling, swimming and hiking in that order. We plan to rent a car, but we enjoy being able to walk to supper so we can enjoy a drink with dinner, but do not care for nightlife. My one teenager likes to shop a wee bit too. We would like recommendations on where to stay on Maui. Our budget is $250-300/night and we would like a 2+ bdrm unit that has ocean view from the lanai would be awesome. We prefer quieter areas with less highrises. We will stay two weeks, beginning in mid-Aug.

PS During last Xmas we went to Playa Del Carmen and stayed at a VRBO condo across from a construction site. Although we were warned by the manager and received a discount, we were surprised how much the noise and activity detracted from our enjoyment of the condo.

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1. Re: Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

Have you looked at vrbo for this trip yet?

I was going to suggest Ka'anapali up in West Maui, for the walking to restaurants and the shopping at Whaler's Village for the teens, but that is where the high rises are. Okay, they are not high rises like Waikiki, but they are higher than most other places on Maui.

Maybe South Maui will be better, but most of the condos are across the street from the beaches. If you don't want oceanfront, you will pay less as well. Some of the units are still ocean view. And there are some nice complexes across the street as well.

But you could check out Honokowai neighbourhood, just north of Ka'anapali. And Kahana and Napili Bay area too.

If you look through the listings on vrbo, plunk in your dates, see what comes up, and you can post some links on here for feedback.

Also, if you have your flights booked, don't wait to book the car. If you are a Costco member, check their website, and also check out www.discounthawaiicarrental.com

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2. Re: Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

Please start reading down the Maui Forum ... as we talk about accommodations all the time. Some great information for you.

High-rises ... we all have a different definition. I would not worry about that at all on Maui. Even the areas that have a few buildings over 10 stories are SO spread out that it's not a worry.

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3. Re: Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

You might try vrbo for condos in the Napili area. They are low rise and walking distance to two good bays for snorkeling: Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay. I have heard that NB sometimes has good boogie boarding but haven't done it there myself. Maybe others can comment on that as well as body surfing there.

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4. Re: Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

Check out Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas, just north of Black Rock on the quieter north side. Awesome beach but easy access to Whaler's Village and fun stuff in Lahaina for the teens.

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5. Re: Where to stay on Maui in Aug?

I agree, MKV would be great-you might also look at the Maui Eldorado.

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