Okay, I'm armed with places to chow down at for my visit to Maui and Honolulu....but can any of you help with accomodation suggestions for Maui? Our budget only extends to about US$230 a night...and the resorts, which I don't really want to go to anyway, are really outrageous. Heading there at the end of October. Many thanks!
I just came back from a week on Maui last month and stayed at a moderate but very nice hotel in Kihei called Maui Coast. It is by no means fancy like those in Wailea or Kanaapali but =he room was large and had everything and it was one block from the town beaches in Kihei. Makena Beach, the best on Maui, is about 5 miles down the road
I did a package deal but I do think rooms are less than $200/night.
It's been a while since I logged on, so sorry if this is too late for your trip.
Wailea is a great area to stay. Not sure the pricey resorts will fit your budget, but you might want to check an internet hotel discount website. Also many very nice condos in that area if you're not specifically looking to stay in a Hotel/Resort. We're staying in a one-bedroom condo in the Ekahi Village for $155 per nite. The complex fronts on a beautiful beach. Do a "Google" search on Maui Condos and you'll get lots of possibilities.
We've stayed a number of times at the Ridge Condos at Kaplua. Instead of going through the resort, we used Ridge Rentals. Its been a couple of years since we've been there, but the condos are great. The best ones are the 2-level 1 Bedroom condos; living/dining/kitchen and 1 bathroom on the first level, and a large bedroom and bathroom on the second level. Both levels have a lanai (patio). Most of the condos have great views looking out over the water to Molokai.
Since they are part of the Kaplua resort, you can use the resort's shuttle service to get around (beach, hotel restaurants, etc.)
re: mc michael
Kannapali (?) time share condo - that's where we stayed, too! - It was great and very reasonable. Close to the airport, too. We rented a GEO, but that was 10 years ago. It as a great auto for going up 10,000 feet and for driving the Road to Hanna. Get a jeep type of vehicle and not a regular car and definitely go to Hanna!
Make sure you go to the place for breakfast where the birds fly right onto your table. The Lanhai Grill (?) I believe. Maui is the best!!!! Enjoy I'm green with envy. The flowers on the Road to Hanna are not to be believed.