I NEED to plan a great trip for my GF's 30th b-day. The more I read, the more I get confused. This will be our first time to Hawaii
I would like to book a Marriott property as I get extra points but I'm not tied down to it because there aren't that many options. Budget is $200-250/night. October 9-13th.
The most important thing is a gorgeous beach with amazing water!! I live in los angeles and there's no point in going if the water is crappy like it is here :-)
Also want to be able to walk to the beach, have an excursion or two and, hopefully, a decent nightlife. Nothing crazy.
I've been reading about Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, Honu Kai, and Marriott's Maui Ocean Club but I'm no closer to making a decision.