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Maui Vacations

Planning a trip to Maui with 5 adults next June 2018 for 11 days and not sure where to stay in Mauii. Looking at Sands of Kahana rentals for our accommodations. Would this be a good fit for location? We also will have a rental car. Any other good suggestions for accommodations?

We want to be in a good location with good restaurants and night life.

Thank You. Chris.

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1. Re: Maui Vacations

Haven't stayed at Sand's of Kahana in years but it certainly use to be a nice condo property. I think at some point years ago it turned into a timeshare property. As for location, there are a few place's to eat/shop close by but in general most people drive to the Kaanapali Resort or into Lahaina for restaurants and shops. Kahana itself is between the Kaanapali and Napili area.

If your looking for an area that has restaurants/shopping within walking distance then the Kaanapali Resort is the best fit. Comes in handy if drinking and driving is a concern.

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Thanks for your information. We are not looking to shop. We are looking to stay in an area where our adult children ages 22-26 could have some fun nightlife. An area where there are good restaurants and obviously nice beach. Which is the nicest part of Maui? I'm sure it's all beautiful but if you could recommend an area where we could rent a nice property that would be great. Thanks for taking the time. Chris

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For night life they would have to drive or take a taxi into Lahaina or Kaanapali. Very limited around the Kahana. As for nightlife itself, Maui has very little except for a couple of bars in Lahaina. Maui tends to be more of a laid back destination for families, honeymooners and retired people and not like the Mexico or Miami Beach singles type scene.

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Hi Chris, You can ask 100 people which is the nicest part of Maui and get 100 different answers:)

In order to help you better, please provide a nightly budget in US$. Note that it's about 20% above the base nightly rate for taxes & fees.

If you were considering Kahana Sands (2 bdrm?) you will find similar rates with close access to sandy beaches & more restaurants/bars in Kihei. Suggest area south of Cove Park along the Kamaole Beaches. The more affordable options are across the street from the beach. Royal Mauian, Kamaole Nalu & Hale Pau Hana are more expensive beachfront options.

If budget allows, the Whaler or Ka'anapali Alii on Ka'anapali Beach might work well. They would put you close to whatever 'action' there is on KB, access by shuttle/bus/taxi into Lahaina town, snorkel/sunset boats that leave from the beach & a few places to eat.

As Clint noted, nightlife on Maui is limited to a few places along the Ka'anapali Beach strip, Front St in Lahaina town & a pocket of bars in Kihei known as the 'triangle'. The triangle has a reputation for being a little unsavoury at night, but I don't know that it's any worse than any other place where tourists and locals mix with testosterone & alcohol.

Your 20 somethings might be interested in Club Alii Nui. It's a 'nightclub' cruise on a catamaran Fridays from Maalaea Harbour. Transportation is included.

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