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Maui: 3 days to kill in Maui or another island?

Maui: 3 days to kill in Maui or another island?

Old Nov 6th, 2010, 11:23 PM
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With three extra days, you could take the ferry to Lanai or Molokai for a couple of days.

You could also explore Maui more on your own for the three days.

It may be difficult with other family to see & do everything you want to do on Maui.

So depending on what your plans are, go for either the extra days on Maui or a side trip to Lanai or Molokai.
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Old Nov 7th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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During your first 6 days on Maui you probably will experience many of the activities mentioned above. For a completely different experience I would recommend Molokai. You can take a ferry there and rent a condo or house from vrbo for 3 days. Molokai is a beautiful, laid back island.
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Old Nov 9th, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Wow, i'm so confused. I love that you guys don't agree. I guess there is no hurry to book, however it is over spring break. I'll have to do some research. thanks for all of your ideas. One more question, if i do stay on maui, where are the clearest, most beautiful beaches, is that the west end?
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Old Nov 9th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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it can be awfully confusing. Kapalua has wonderful snorkling most of the year at Honoloa and after I can spend hours watching the surfers from the Pali above. Makena and Wailea have more areas for snorkling.

What I have found is that there really are no wrong answers and I have yet to have any regret of choices we have made on our many trips. We've loved everysingle accomadation and there have been many. Ask away once you narrow it down. Where are you staying in Wailea the first 6 nights? I've been blessed to stay at FS, Kealani, GW and Marriott loved them all. I've stayed very rural in Molokai once and Lanai twice. So lots of people here to help once you decide exactly what you're looking for.
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Old Nov 10th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Grand Wailea for part one of the vacay.
We have never been anywhere with real waves. That will be fun to watch the surfers, i may even take a lesson.
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Old Nov 11th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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You could always just move next door to the Four Seasons and get Evian spritzed to death.
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Old Nov 12th, 2010, 10:04 AM
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As you are already staying on Maui for the majority of your vacation, chances are you are going to do a lot of the tours you want to do on Maui. Each Hawaiian island has such a different personality, and since you are flying such a long way to be in Hawaii, you should try to check out one other island.
Kauai is very unique and is a completely difference experience from Maui. The dramatic landscapes in Kauai is shockingly beautiful.
I am finding airfares from Maui to Kauai for around US$125 on http://www.iflygo.com/
To really see kauai, I took a airplane tour of the island with my family as well as a riverboat tour. Both we awesome.
There are photos and a great description of the airplane tour on http://www.hawaiicruiseexcursions.co...planeTours.htm
If you do decide to stay on Maui, I would suggest not missing out on a Luau. I found the Luaus on Maui to be much more cultural and entertaining than the cheesy ones on Oahu.
The one we attended was http://www.hawaiicruiseexcursions.com/MauiLuau.htm
They don't have alcohol on the menu, but we allowed to bring our own rum and wine which was awesome.
Whatever you decide, Hawaii is gorgous...have an amazing vacation
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Old Nov 15th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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After much debate, i think we have decided to stay on Maui for the last three days. I am thinking something simple on the west side between Kapalua and Lahaina. Somewhere quiet on right on the beach. I have been going thru vrbo, but there are so many.
Not sure which beaches/areas are better. If you can recommend something specific in that area, that would be wonderful. A condo or a small resort will do. Low rise. I don't think i want to be too close to Lahaina and the crowds. The Mauian looked about our speed but no A/C, do we need it in March?
http://www.mauian.com/

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Old Nov 15th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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LOVE Napili Bay and think it would pair real nicely in contrast to Wailea. I could live without AC and TV but no stereo in room? And no AC and ground floor aint ganna work for me either.

I'd keep searching that area, but that's just me. Beautiful beach and hood.
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I would personally consider napilikai beach resort
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I would second Napili Kai Beach Resort...it's probably the best option between Lahaina and Kapalua for a low-rise, well run resort. After staying at the Grand Wailea, Napili will seem quaint, but it has its own charm. You can snorkel Kapalua Bay next door (walking distance), walk the Kapalua coastal trail, and snorkel with A LOT OF sea turtles in the bay just north of Napili Bay (right in front of Napili Point.
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