Maui honeymoon hotel decision...

Old May 26th, 2004, 07:53 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Maui honeymoon hotel decision...

Wondering if anyone in the "know" can help out? I'm planning a honeymoon in April '05. Will likely book 5 nights in kauai at Princeville Hotel, and another 5 in Maui. Haven't finalized Maui hotel yet. I've narrowed it down to Westin Maui or Kapalua Bay Hotel. We certainly intend to do *some* sightseeing in Maui, but are both beach people and enjoy spending time in the sun, and look forward to beach (and pool) relaxation for this trip most of all. I'm wondering if anyone can offer any recommendations/comments on these 2 hotels? (I know that Westin is more family-oriented, but I would be swayed if there is enough of a difference as far as beach beauty & overall romantic relaxation/swimming possibilities).
Thanks for any insight at all!!
cobbycito is offline  
Old May 26th, 2004, 09:20 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 3,399
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
KB is hands down the nicest of the two. I found the view from the KB to be the best on the island, looking at Molokai and Lanai. Also the snorkeling is very good. KB bay is a little bit of a trek to Lahaina though, but we liked the seclusion. There is currently a 5 night oceanview room with breakfast up for auction at www.luxurylink.com at KB. We did this about 2 years ago.
travelinwifey is offline  
Old May 28th, 2004, 04:12 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
First of all, having recently returned from our honeymoon and first trip to Maui, I have to agree with those who told me that you will have a fantastic and romantic time *anywhere* on Maui. You've already made the best choice by deciding to go there, so don't sweat it too much from there.

I can't say that I have seen the Westin, but I hear it is very nice.

We chose to stay at the Kapalua Bay Hotel and absolutely *loved* it there. Like you, we decided to take it easy and enjoy relaxing together with some sightseeing and activities on the side, and this is a great place to do that. Not many kids, excellent and friendly service, very private, and the most beautiful place I have ever been.

You are also not far at all (we thought) from Lahaina, and you are right next to Napili if you want some beach variety.

Do check out the luxurylink.com site, but also run the numbers for yourself, and don't over-bid.

We actually found that by joining Starwood's preferred guest program (free at spg.com) we did better than we could have on the auction, and got a prime ocean view instead. Right now they are offering 35% off Hawaii plus a 5th night free -- it's still expensive, but that is the best deal I found after a *lot* of research.

We were entirely satisfied with KBH, and found most reviews of it to be spot-on (if you don't have Maui Revealed, AKA the Blue Bible, get it). It is understated elegance and genuine friendliness at its best.

Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions, and congratulations! You'll have a great time!
damor is offline  
Old May 28th, 2004, 05:47 AM
  #4  
bonniebroad
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I haven't been inside the Westin, but I have been onsite at Kapalua Bay, and I think it is beyond beautiful, one of the prettiest places I've ever seen! It will be a tad cooler/rainier than more Southern spots, like Wailea, but that would not bother me. I would choose that area, over Kaanapali, for relaxing on the beach.
 
Old May 28th, 2004, 07:20 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We stayed at the Westin and really liked it but KB is a better choice I think. Congratulations!
jacketwatch is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mcrogers
United States
4
Oct 18th, 2006 06:37 PM
jabbie22
United States
5
Sep 17th, 2005 11:13 AM
alicia06
United States
6
Aug 4th, 2005 08:58 AM
kindra178
United States
7
Feb 9th, 2004 05:24 PM
Steve
United States
29
Jun 25th, 2002 11:45 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information