Maui on a budget

May 9th, 2011, 06:01 AM
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Maui on a budget

Looking to travel to Maui in mid July. 2 people, 10 days. Can we do lodging, car, food and entertainment for $2500. Any tips or recommendations for budget travel in Maui is greatly appreciated.
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May 9th, 2011, 06:21 AM
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Minus the entertainment probably, is there any way you can travel any other time mid July is prime time, I was checking around some dates to see and from mid July a car comes out to close to $550.00 and rental condo with kitchen 3 star around $1480.00 same car and rental for mid September and each are about $250.00 to $300.00 cheaper and thats without doing too much research hope this helps.
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May 9th, 2011, 06:52 AM
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Sure you can for 10 days. How many nights is that- easier to determine costs?

You won't have a beach-front room in a hotel with a fancy pool area and numerous fine dining experiences. for a condo. Kihei is usually cheapest. Lots of low-key places to eat. Booze can be expensive, stock up for booze and basics at Costco. Entertainment means different things to different people. Stay away from paid activities (like Ziplines).
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May 9th, 2011, 07:16 AM
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I think you can if you pick a very reasonably priced hotel or better yet find a condo or room with kitchentte. And keep your food budget pretty basic. There's lots of nice food to be had in the Hawaiian islands, that isn't only in expensive restaurants. And watch the 'entertainment' budget. I think you can drop a LOT of money doing the fancy activities like helicopter rides, sunset catamaran sails, etc. but there's also lots of free or cheap things that are great to do. Drive up Haleakala one day, walk around Lahaina, etc.
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May 9th, 2011, 07:44 AM
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We stayed Wailea and would agree that Kihei could be a good option. We stayed in Wailea and found it advantageous to pick up food for lunches, wine, etc at the Safeway. I'm sure we could have saved more had we stopped at the Walmart near the airport.

Kihei is a good option as a base it interconnects with routes that will take you towards Lahaina or back towards the beginning of the road to Hana, fairly easily.
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May 9th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Thank you. We are happy sight seeing, snorkeling on our own, etc. Would like to catch a luau and maybe a nice dinner or two as i've read about all the great dining. Will start looking more at Kihei for lodging. Condo may be a better option for us.
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May 9th, 2011, 12:27 PM
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Anyone familiar with Kale Hai O Kihei?
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May 14th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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We have found a number of budget saving devices over the years. Check out for my ideas. You should be able to get a car for around $25/day. And yes a condo, with a kitchen is a MUST.
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May 14th, 2011, 12:27 PM
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2 sites that work well for me

Big Island Hapuna Price resort cheaper for me than Maui better

when I went last got a 1 week package including air car

$1k pp Volcanoes Beaches cheaper...

Happy Hunting,
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May 14th, 2011, 12:28 PM
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I found best deals on the web for packages on
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May 14th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Hale Kamaole
Kamaole Sands
Maui Kamaole
Are all affordable condo complexes, each with 2 pools, nice landscaping, etc., and are right across from Kamaole Beach Park.
South Kihei is also very close to many great beaches and snorkeling spots.
VRBO would be a best bet, but they are all also represented by several rental companies, if you prefer not going through owners.
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May 14th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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And yes, condos are the way to go if you have a budget; nice outdoor grills, have a picnic in the park across the street, shop at Safeway (there are a couple of supermarkets in Kihei); easy to do everything on your budget.
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May 20th, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Kale Hai O Kihei находятся в северном Кихеи, а селиться лучше в южном Кихеи- пляжи лучше. Я там была и знаю о чем говорю.
Вот хороший линк ко всем кондоминиумам и отелям южных Кихей. Если есть вопросы спрашивайте. Удачи!
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May 26th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Thank you for all your input. Alot of great tips, however, think we might blow the budget. So much to see and do...
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