Sorry, another “where should I stay?” forum post!
We’re husband/wife, 40 yrs old, making our first time to Maui. No kids. We are planning for April 2015, staying for 10-14 days. No plans to split time between locations, although we may do a night or two in Hana. Our budget is ok up to $300 or so per night, although we will probably shoot for the $200 range. We’re hoping for something clean and quiet, and oceanside is preferable. We’re not into resort luxury (or golf), and nightlife isn’t very important. We expect to be out exploring the island most days… hiking, RTH, snorkeling, Haleakala, photography, helicopter trip, boat trip to Lanai, etc... end the day with nice dinners and then back to the condo to chill.
We’ve been to Kauai, stayed in a Princeville VRBO and loved the whole island, but we preferred the north shore to the Poipu area. Now we're giving Maui a shot :)
Based on what I’ve read so far, Kihei appears to be a good fit. Central location for exploring the island, and relatively inexpensive. Am I on the right track? We’re excited to research some VRBO’s and get our lodging locked up!