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Maui, Hawaii Honeymoon on a budget $300 a night

Maui, Hawaii Honeymoon on a budget $300 a night

Feb 26th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Ashley, I stayed one night at RL garden cottage two weeks ago before moving to Maui Prince. I do not recommend that. Room is small and old. The window air condition is noisy too. If you insists on staying in RL, go for a oceanview room in the tower. We stayed there three years ago and the view is second to no place.

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Mar 10th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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thank you hx88 that is very helpful.

thank you all for your help.
i have been a little busy lately with planning my wedding my DJ i have been planning with for two months now gave my wedding date away i tried to pay my deposit with him but he wouldn't send the contract he would make one excuse after another to find out he was playing me against another couple the whole time.
thank you all for all the information you have. we are right now looking at going to the Royal Lahanina Resort because of the extra activities in their package: a dinner cruise, buffet breakfast for two, and dinner each night, the luau for two, a massage for two on the beach or where ever we want and snorkeling, its everything we were looking at doing with a cruise to boot.

does any one no of any other honeymoon packages
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Mar 18th, 2009, 11:51 AM
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How much are you looking at spending, 10 to 12 days in Maui, flying from east coast? I know 'it depends', but just say for something nice, not low end and not high end?
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Mar 19th, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Check the Mahana or Maui Kai, there's some good 1br condos in both either thru' the "pool" or via individual owners like
also suggest contacting http://www.mauikay.com/ , she's great.
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Mar 26th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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we are looking at spending 7 night nights in maui and the rest in the flight home we are from ny and we are lokking at spending at most 3-4,000 dollars on eveything flight food and board and activites.
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Mar 27th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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American Airlines has great fares for Hawaii at present, don't know how long they'll last, check it out
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Mar 31st, 2009, 08:10 AM
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We stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. They have several vacation packages. Ours included many of the same things you stated for Royal Lahaina. We also got an included rental car and parking for the length of our stay. You can add on extra night if you need to.


We went to the Lahaina Luau and was very disappointed. The food was pretty bad and the entertainment just average.

I highly recommend the Warren and Annabelle magic/comedy show. We got the food pacakge and enjoyed it.

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Mar 31st, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Hi Ashley,

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage...You're planning a honeymoon in a wonderful spot.
I've stayed at the Ritz Carlton, and while beautiful and special, its far from most of what you want to see, and there are a lot of hidden fees. I think the size is a little off-putting. Its also in a very windy part of the island. I think West Maui/Kaanapali is a better bet. Kaanapali Beach Hotel would be a nice place to Honeymoon. Great pools, beach, close to Lahaina...Eat at some of the shoreside restaurants in town. There are good sunset specials. Go to Polo Beach in Wailea at the Four Seasons/Grand Wailea. Swim and have lunch at the beach. Try the ziplines at Kapalua Adventures, take a Trilogy catamaran trip to Lanai. (I think Molokini is a bit over-rated, and gets very busy.) The catamaran trip is a full day with BBQ lunch, bar, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. Try Sansei, Maui Tacos, Kula grill, Pacific O for meals. Warren and Annabelle's is a terrific show, Old Lahaina Luau is OK. You'll be packed in a bit like sardines.
Remember to RELAX, enjoy the scenery, each other, and your time together...Aloha!
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Mar 31st, 2009, 10:07 AM
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You can stay on Ka'anapali Beach at one of the nicer hotels (Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin) for under $300/night using Priceline and they'd probably upgrade you on arrival since it's your honeymoon. As a previous poster suggested, check biddingfortravel.com to see what you can bid and expect to get. Also, Hyatt sells their inspire certificates for $319/night including tax (which is 11.5% in Hawaii) so your room rate is actually $286. The Hyatt is very nice.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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hello its been a while i am sorry for not getting back sooner.
thank you all for you great ideas and advice. After talking to alot of you i believe we will probably stay some where else other than (the royal lahaina - cottages). I have seen the Hyatt Hotel and I am interested int hat one and The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

I have looked on the biddingfortravel.com and not really sure how it works so i'll have to get some advice on that site from some friends and any of you if possible.

Some said to me that the packages are kind of a rip off!
I'm not sure about that i'll have to check pricing it out.

Thanks again
Till next time Aloha!!!
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Apr 24th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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"I have looked on the biddingfortravel.com and not really sure how it works so i'll have to get some advice on that site from some friends and any of you if possible."

I'd suggest that Priceline is not for you. Good luck. Any luck finding places so far
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Apr 24th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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We have been to Maui twice, using Priceline. We spent 5 nights at the Sheraton at blackrock (a 4 star) and 4 nights at
the Hyatt, and 7 nights at the Westin.

ALL using Priceline. It IS doable. Do not be discouraged, and do your homework!

Bidding for travel is a good place to do research on Prices, but honestly, just bid every 24 hours based on what people
are getting. I bid $151 on Priceline on Dec. 25 for Jan 19th
and got it! Don't forget there are a lot of taxes and fees,
AND a $25 per day resort fee! This adds up! It ended up being over $200 per day, plus we upgraded to "ocean view" at $85 upon check in. (per day, but it was worth it. on your honeymoon, they might upgrade you for free!)

It's best to break up the stay:
If you get married on a Sat. and fly out on Sunday
...If you don't check in the first night you are suppose to, you can lose your whole reservation! Might want to book something the first night and then Priceline the rest of the stay.

The best hotels on Priceline for Maui are the
Resorts: You will probably get Hyatt, Westin or Sheraton.
BUT, some people have reported getting Whaler's condos.

We've stayed at all of these big resorts: If I was given
a free week at one of them, it would be hard to pick, I liked
each one for different reasons!

Loved the lazy river pool and black rock location of the Sheraton. This resort is not as "nice" as the Hyatt and
the Westin. The Westin is probably more for your age than
the other two.

Loved the pools and landscaping at the Westin! (Jan'09)

Loved the pools and big slide at the Hyatt!

You can't go wrong with any of these, but probably the
Westin is where I would spend my "free" week. LOL

The Westin is very close to Whaler's Village and we ate at
Duke's on the Beach, and the other restaurants almost every
meal. You will love these places! The Westin is the closest
to Whaler's Village. Google it and see what is there.

When you do your research, these resorts are on Kaanapalii.

Maui is the perfect place for a Honeymoon, don't be discouraged! It's a beautiful place and is my "happy
place" when stressed out. I can keep posting more info.

We love Maui!

The Royal is on the north side of Black Rock. Yes,
in Kaanapalii but not walkable to Whaler's Village.
(this is big, trust me!)

Let me know if you have questions.

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Apr 25th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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Beachcomber, I wasn't necessarily trying to discourage anyone from using Priceline, but since the OP said she had gone to Bidding for Travel (after having it fully explained here) and saying she didn't understand how IT worked, I suggest she's really not able to follow the procedures for successful research and bidding. If she couldn't figure out how Bidding for Travel works to explain Priceline, then I strongly doubt she would be a successful Priceline bidder.
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Apr 25th, 2009, 10:28 AM
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I have confidence in AshleySquarePeace!

Email me Ashley, I will walk you thru Priceline.

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Jun 11th, 2009, 11:11 AM
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thank you all for your help
i have been using travelocity, Expedia, and Orbitz.
i haven't had time to check out priceline or bidding for travel yet i will get in touch with you beachkomer.

as for the rest of you you will never know how much you all have helped me.
I mean it.
We have decided we will not be staying at the "Royal Lahaina".
From what i have researched and with the help of you fine people i have found it is a great hotel but a little to outdated for our type of honeymoon we are looking for.
don't get me wrong we don't care about having a fitness room or a huge hotel and things of that nature. but we do want a romantic place where we can relax and enjoy each other (if you know what i mean). I am not the kind of person who goes to places and expect to be treated like a movie star and complain about little things. I mean i grew up in a family of 7 kids so. i think i am pretty laid back but this is my honeymoon and i want things to be perfect.and wonderful.
I have not given the Westin a c look yet till now and i do like it there. I will not stay at the Marriott even for free i know its nice there but my fiance went to NYC and got bed bugs there and they wouldn't give us a refund or even a free stay. he stayed on a cot there with a couple kids from school. they hotel said they didn't find any bugs that they searched the room "but they removed the cot and said that it doesn't matter if the cot was in the room or not he has scars now because of it and they are liars" they scammed us.
so i will not stay there.

so in short the possibilities are now the Westin, and Kaanapali Beach Hotel, and maybe the Hyatt.
but anymore idea's will be warmly and gratefully welcome.
till next time,.
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Jun 11th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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excellent decision!
did you see the Costco deal on Maui for $769 pp at the Westin with $150 resort credit, breakfast for two all week, ocean view room, $100 dinner and a rental car for 6 nights?
Great price and great hotel..
Keep us posted!
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Jun 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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regards to the bed bugs at the NYC Marriott..I would contact the CEO, Bill Marriott and demand to talk with him or his assistant on this issue..this is very serious and they need to know and you need to be compensated...BIG TIME!
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Jun 11th, 2009, 12:46 PM
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"He stayed on a cot with a couple kids from school. . ."

Duh? How do you think people get lice and other things? Not from their being planted by a hotel in their beds. Bed bugs travel with other people and their belongings as do lice. If your kid got lice would you also be blaming the hotel?
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Jul 4th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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neopatrick he was the only one who slept on the cot the whole stay and none of the other kids got bed bugs bites on the beds they slept on if a kid got lice from school its no ones fault but bed bugs are different he has bad scar's now from them at the worst with lice you have to shave your head if the treatments are not working you cant erase scar's he will have them for life and my sister works in the hotel business as a supervisor when there are bed bugs they have to dispose of the bedding all of it. and search the room and put it on lock down. they did search and said they didn't find anything but in further investing by me they took the cot out the day ken left and searched the room with out it there, of course when you hide the cot with the bugs then you wont find the bugs!!!you know they are wronge when they wouldnt search the cots and argue with me that the maids are certified to check the cots if that is the case then why did they hire a company to check the room and not the maids that are certified and why hide the cot in question! all in all they knew they were in trouble and and hid the evidence. i will never do business with them again. if they apologize and did right by us we possibly would have stayed at their hotel for our honeymoon but we wont ever stay there now. he spent a couple hundred a night for a few days. the least they could do is just fess up about the bugs. if the fessed up and apologized that would of been enough i didn't care about a refund or being compt. i care about then lying to us and the harm they caused my husband to be...
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Jul 4th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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(Yes, I know that sounds sarcastic, but honestly -- blaming an entire hotel chain and avoiding a hotel thousands of miles away because of what one employee at one other hotel may or may not have done??? Why not simply say you'll never stay at any hotel again since what happened at one hotel has nothing to do with others -- same chain or not). That's the ONLY way to be sure you'll never get bedbugs at any hotel!
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