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Paki Maui or Papakea

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Paki Maui or Papakea

My husband and I are traveling to Maui in May with some friends and are torn between two condo's. We are looking at either Paki Maui condos or Papakea condo's. They are next to each other but we are more interested in staying at the nicer resort with the best beach. I'm sure the rooms are all nice but will be outside most of the time of course:)

Please help!

Eugene, Oregon
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1. Re: Paki Maui or Papakea

Location-wise, we appreciate the following accessibilities at Papakea:

- Long, sandy beach beginning right next door. We often trek down the beach to great boogie boarding and snorkeling spots within a few minutes.

- Kaanapali Beach Walk starting a few complexes down the beach. Either walking down the sandy beach or along the paved road will access the beachwalk that extends well past Whaler's Village.

- Supermarket right across the street, along with pizza & ice cream, Mexican, or Subway for quick eats.

You're probably looking at on-site amenities in your research. I encourage you to check out the reviews and pics of the two locales.

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While individual units vary considerably at both properties, IMO, Papakea has nicer grounds/public areas and is the better maintained of the two. It is also significantly larger (by apx 300%, unit-wise,) but the units are structured fairly well in 11 buildings spanning ~13 acres. I'm not certain my preference for Papakea would justify any more than a moderate price increase, but I would certainly chose this location at similar price points.

Read reviews here & the various hotel sites, and make an informed choice!

Pomaika`i ! (good luck ;)

(not sure why this is in the Kihei forum?)

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Another for for Papakea

Maui, Hawaii
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4. Re: Paki Maui or Papakea

Paki Maui is a cement building and the units are pretty clearly ocean front or mountain view.

Any beaches in that area could come or go.

Maui Sands is located in between the two complexes.

Did you comp[are these two to Maui Kaanapali Villas?

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5. Re: Paki Maui or Papakea

Papakea...slam dunk. Much nicer grounds and a slightly shorter walk to better beaches.(Note that there isn't much beach in either location.)

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