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Centralized area to stay?

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Centralized area to stay?

We have narrowed our trip to Maui...

But which city...We want complete bungalow...cheap if possible no amenities except for a stove, fridge, water, toilet and shower.

So we want a secluded area...but central to the activities...like the beach, hiking etc...

Restaurants, shops and toursity things dont have to be too close by maybe 30-40 mins away would be good.

But we are looking for relaxation...where would you suggest?

Also, big is the island? I want somewhere in the middle where we can do day trips up one side, then next day do the other side, one day up near the volcano etc...

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Maui isn't big. The Road to Hana is the longest drive you'll take(6 hours?), and that is mainly because you are driving about 10 MPH on a narrow, twisty road.

You might like something in Maalea or North Kihei. Maalea is pretty much mid point between the attractions of West Maui (actually up in the NW corner) and South Maui (SW). It's also off a 4-lane highway that will take you to the east side, where you begin either Road to Hana or the road upcountry to Haleakala. These two areas are also relative bargains for lodgings. You'll have to drive 20 minutes to good swimming beaches.Probably the least expensive options would be one of the two old motel-type places right in Kahului or an ohana/cottage. (The middle of Maui is cane fields.)

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