Hi, I'm trying to decide which beach on Maui to stay at for the last 2 days of my stay on Maui. The previous two days we'll be Upcountry, so I'm thinking the last two days we may want to stay somewhere near Lahaina so as to better explore the western part of the island.
Ideally, we'd find a beach area that is
- beautiful (of course!)
- waves not too rough - important as we'll be there in January, so I guess that eliminates the north coast, but I wasn't sure about the rest.
- not terribly built-up and city-like, but maybe with a little beach-bar-gazebo type of thing nearby, something like that, as opposed to total seclusion
- not too far of a drive from Lahaina as we'll want to have dinner there and won't want to drive too far at night.
Just want to add that we're spending 3 nights in Waikiki earlier in the trip, so would like to avoid that same scene.
Any ideas? Kaanapali? Kihei? Makena? Thanks in advance :)