I've been doing research for our honeymoon for a while now and have narrowed down my selection to these 2 hotels. It seems that currently Sheraton reviews rate higher due to room renovations and expansion of the hotel. However the negative reviews currently on the Westin seem to be a result of them undergoing renovations. So I guess my question is does anyone know what renovations the Westin is undertaking? Will they be finished by June 2014? And with room renovations complete would this make the Westin your preferred hotel? Thanks!
We'll be taking an NCL cruise and have a free day in Maui. Is there a free, or inexpensive way to get to Lahaina from the cruise port?
Ive been reading about the waters near Hana are infested with sharks and jelly fish. Is this true? Is there any safe place to snorkel near Hana?
Unit 962 has anyone stayed in this unit?
When we vacationed in oahu we went on a ghost tour that to my surprise was a lot of fun. In july we will be visiting Maui and i havent been able to find any ghost tours. Does Maui offer tours like this?
I have noticed during my research that Hana seems to be a must visit spot. Research also tells me it is a big day. Is too much for one day? And a very important consideration for me are there guard rails along the side of the road on the steep parts. I ask because on a trip to Yosemite a couple of years ago there wasn't and the drop was spectacular! Very unnerving! Ha ha especially when you drive on the wrong side of the road!!
We are spending 6 nights on Maui and 5 in Honolulu. That uses up my 2 weeks school vacation time to the full. I am sure we will want to return. :)
Our TA has recommended we hire a car while visiting Maui in September 2013. It seems it is an hours drive from the airport to Kaanapali. We will have come from Australia and wonder if we will feel up to driving for an hour on arrival. Also we probably do not need a car on the first or last day.
Is it feasible to get transfers to and from the airport and pick up and drop off a hire car in or near Kaanapali?
I am travelling to Maui on honeymoon at the end of October. Ideally looking for a smart apartment /condo . I am not sure why on the island is good. Would like a central location for bars resturants beach etc . Any suggestions.
looking for budget accommodation in Maui in May for 4 days . We are not renting a car but are planning a couple of tours. Is there any public transport in the main area in order to get around? Also, happy for hotels or b&bs. any suggestions? Thanks
Any suggestions please, we will be there from 21st March to 28th March for our 20th wedding anniversary, we would like to go somewhere nice for dinner on the 27th, also any other suggestions would be great, Thanks
I understand that the keonehe' ehe' e trailhead is just a short distance from the lookout point, at 9700 ft. My wife had trouble with altitude sickness hiking in Lake Tahoe (7k ft?) so do you guys think this trailhead would be too high for her?
Is their any trail into the crater that has less elevation?
We are planning a holiday to Hawaii and hope to get some suggestions on the choise of islands to visit. We are hoping to spend 5 nights on Waikiki - Oahu with 3 nights on either Maui or the Big Island.
We love the beach, nature walk, waterfalls and of course the opportunity to see a volcano is very tempting as we've never seen this. I hope you can give me some feedback to make this choice a little easier.
I will be arriving in Maui for the beginning of my week long vacation in Hawaii. I want to travel from there to Oahu for a couple of days, then on to Kauai for the last 4 days. I'd like to hear about traveling from island to island - boat? - plane? Recommendations?
This is my boyfriends and I first trip down to Maui and was hoping for some suggestions! We're heading down November 11th and heading out November 21st.. So ten nights in total!
We're young hippies at heart from Vancouver, BC, Canada. We're outdoorsy, social, like more local not to touristy areas, good food and live music. My boyfriend is a musician so it would be cool to check out some live music venues. I personally am a chef and would love to get a hold of tradition must eat hawaiian food. Looking for some of the best beaches around and where to get delicious drinks/nightlife too!
One of our friends lives in Hana and has a place for us to stay for a few nights. Our friend also has camping gear for us so we were looking to head out camping somewhere as well. It would be awesome if there was some sort of day hike to an area you can camp in. We rented a jeep too so we'll have access to the road the entire time we're there as well.
Traveling next summer to Hawaii with two teens, pre college trip.
Thinking we will do 5 days in Maui, I've been told SO much to do there,
then finishing up in Oahu 4 days at the Disney Resort Aulani, we are DVC members. I have heard Oahu is more relaxing/less to do?
Where is the best resort to stay on Maui for 2 active teens.We def. want to do the Haleaka sunrise ride, snorkel, maybe a hike?? Condo or Hotel?
What airline flies from Maui to Oahu? Wondering if this will be hard to do logistically? Any advice appreciated.
I am doing research for a trip to Hawaii in September. Has anyone used the company/website Perfect Escapes for reservations? I haven't been able to find reviews on a Google search so thought I would check in here. Thank you in advance for any comments!
We are a group of 11 adults travelling to Maui around the September long weekend ( 8/29 - 9/4). Can someone please suggest if we need to book for tours/activities like luaus, para-sailing , jet-ski, Haleakala sunrise tour in advance or can we purchase them after going to the island . Few of my friends have suggested that usually one can get better deals on these after going to island and are cheaper rather than booking them online/in advance. But my concern is since we are such a huge group , don't want to be in a situation where after going there either there is no availability or the tours end up being more costly than online purchase .
Also please suggest on the activities that have to be booked in advance and ones that can be done after going to the island .
Please Helppppp !!!!
We were getting ready to confirm reservations at the Maui Sheraton just after Labor Day. A friend insists that the weather is extremely hot at this time of the year. Any thoughts from seasoned Maui travelers? Thanks in advance for your response!
We will be heading to Maui for my daughter's wedding next weekend. Yeah! I would like to invite everyone over to our condo on our first night for champagne and pu pus. Can anyone suggest a place in the Kihei area where I could order a few pu pus to share with my family and guests? We don't need anything fancy, just some trays of nibbles to have with their champagne. (i.e. shrimp wings, veggies, fruit, etc.) I checked out Safeway, but their appies didn't look too appealing. Any suggestions where we can order ahead and pick up or have them delivered. Mahalo,
Anybody have any suggestions for deetfree bug repellent that worked while in Maui?
I was initially going to book airport transfers from OGG to Hyatt Regeny Maui which totted up to about £80 return for the both of us.
I then saw that you can hire a little car for our 6 night stay for £130 so it looked like a good option, allowing us to travel around the island for our stay.
I then start reading about all these scams for car hire, additional costs, deposits, fuel surcharges etc.
I'm now confused as what to do. I'd like to rent a car if not's that much more than transfers, happy to pay for any damage we unlikely cause but do not want to get ripped off.
Can anybody give me a steer, I've never rented a car abroad before. I know how to refuse upgrades etc but what insurance and extras do I actually need (UK Resident) and what is the likely damage deposit likely to be?
What is the night life like in Lahaina? We would be looking to go dancing, nothing too hardcore, but just general pop and dance music.
Also, what time does the night life/clubs usually finish up at. A friend recently told me it basically finishes before midnight.
Many years ago I bought a gold wire braided bracelet from a vendor by the name of "Tan". I would like to know if he is still in the Lahaina marketplace and how to contact him to order a bracelet if he is still making them.
Can someone tell me which are the best cabin numbers at Waianapanapa? I haven't been in almost 10 years. I'd like to stay close to the water, but away from other cabins. Mahalo for your feedback!
I am arriving in Maui OGG airport at 11:30 am and we are staying at The Sheraton in Kannapali shores.
I am thinking of grabbing my rental car and doing the road to Hana right from the airpot. Is that reasonable?
I plan on following the road all the way around to the south and continuing back in a circle. Is this a good idea?
My girlfriend and I, as well as another couple will be in Honolulu for a convention in March. We would like to spend 3 nights in Maui and need some direction. We are both young couples who will not be overly picky. What are some of the things we must do or must see? Where would you suggest staying? Areas? Hotel/Resort? We are on a budget but money is not the primary factor
Thank you for the help!
We are in south Maui right now - and there are tons of whales we can see from shore- who has the best whale watch tour?
My wife and I will be visiting Maui on the 8th and 9th of January on a cruise ship. Both avid golfers, it is our intention to go to Plantation golf course in Kapalua on the 8th to watch the tournament of champions on the Sunday from around 11am departing back to Kahului around 6pm. With all good intentions we will head straight to the golf around 9.30am given we are ashore. I tried to make a online enquiries on the best way to economically get there but short of hiring a car have not had much luck on transport options. Can anybody advise best options
I'm headed to Maui in February for a friends wedding, and was looking for any tips on cheaper accommodations (under100/night). I want to stay on the west side of the island (the wedding is in Kapalua, the pre-reception is in Kaanapali) and am open to pretty much any type of place - hostel, hotel, condo. I know this is next to impossible - I emailed the one hostel I found in Lahaina, but they haven't responded. But if you've stayed anywhere and would recommend it I'd love to hear about it!
I was also wondering if anyone else is going at that time and would want to share a condo or hotel for some/all of the trip? My dates are Feb 14-20.
Kaanapali Beach Hotel vs Wailea Beach Marriott ?
Family of 4 2 adults and 2 kids 14 & 12 visiting in March for 4 days of 12