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Where to Stay in Maui, Hawaii for $300 or Less

Where to Stay in Maui, Hawaii for $300 or Less

Mar 5th, 2009, 04:30 PM
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Where to stay depends on personal preferences and finances.
Most of the south Kihei condo resort complexes are across the road from excellent beaches - Kamaole I,II, and III and have no big hotels in front of them. Most, including the Kihei Kai Nani were built in the 70's-80's but have been remodeled and updated with new furniture, tile floors and new appliances. I agree that staying in a unit away from the frontage road (Kihei Rd) is preferable and more private.
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Mar 9th, 2009, 05:01 PM
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We absolutely loved Maui Kai condo number 108. I know that they are always under $300 but we got a special rate for about $175/night. The condo is just stunning and oh so romantic, because you can walk right out onto Kaanapali Beach. You can check out more info on it at my travel website including pictures of the condo. http://www.feetontheglobe.com/trips/hawaii2008/westmaui
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Mar 9th, 2009, 05:03 PM
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Oh, and the location of Maui Kai is fantastic. We looked at a lot of other condos in the same area and loved that these were actually on the beach (unlike a lot of the others which just opened up into a pool or a parking lot). Congrats on your wedding! Maui is wonderful.
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Mar 10th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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Congrats on your upcoming marriage. Maui certainly is the place to go for a honeymoon.
We stayed at the Maui Kai in Feb-08. I can't remember what floor, but it was probably about 5. While the room was ok, the noise coming from the ocean was very loud at times - and I actually like the sound of waves. Luckily the bedroom was in the back or it would have been too loud to sleep - really. The proximity to the ocean certainly was close, but I wouldn't stay there again. We're planning our trip next Feb and have reserved rooms at the Kaleialoha Resort room 412. We haven't stayed here before but the rooms are ocean front and $185 a night. I have spoken with the owner and the manager and feel comfortable with them. As with other vrbo's, there's a kitchen and laundry facilities in the condo. This particular one has A/C. I have included the link.
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Mar 10th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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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

does any
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Mar 10th, 2009, 10:07 AM
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We love Kaanapali. Be sure you bring your binoculars for whale watching and just looking at boats out on the ocean.

Is the Kaanapali Trolley still running between the resort and Lahaina? (Free)
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Mar 11th, 2009, 11:39 PM
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i heard there is something like a trolley or shuttle bus it costs 1 dollar us currency.
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Mar 14th, 2009, 11:32 AM
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I don't think you should let your husband pick the hotel! SUre, you're deciding all the wedding stuff, but does he really care? Believe me, you will care if you have a nice honeymoon...coming from someone who had a terrible experience in St. Maarten, believe me!!

As for advice, I recommend you stay in the Kaanapali area as opposed to Lahaina - Kaanapali beach is one of the best in the world - why argue with that? True, it's busier than others, but it's picture-postcard beautiful, and the snorkeling can't be beat! My husband and I booked our package from travel-hawaii.com, and we were very happy - they give recommendations on each hotel and tell you what's good/bad about it. Also, once you put a deposit down,you can pay a little bit @ a time, so that might be good for you guys. We stayed @ the Sheraton Maui and the Westin Maui - both are fabulous. Lahaina is only a 10-minute car ride South, so you can still enjoy the shopping and sights there.

I recommend Kaanapali!!
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Mar 14th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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totally agree with you saxbe..
If you can change, I would in a heartbeat.
Had great rooms at the Westin and the Sheraton at Black Rock but I prefer the Westin..so many great 4-5* hotels for less than $300..the Ritz was $289 a night with free breakfast and upgrade..
IMO, those honeymoon packages are just a waste of $$ that you can do own your own time and you choose instead of the hotel.
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Mar 17th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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thank you saxbe and ksucat as always.
Kenneth likes the royal but like you to said i am looking at using a travel agent because they can tell us what and where is the best of everything i am starting to rethink the package my self because as you said we could just add those extras our selves but we do want to have breakfast at least included the all inclusive package at the royal is kind of enticing though.

thank you for your help i am going to look at those sites now i really like those hotels.

I have told Ken that i want him to decide the honeymoon because i feel like i haven't given him much to do with the wedding. But like you said Saxbe i don't want to have a bad time.
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Mar 18th, 2009, 04:28 AM
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I just talked to a buddy in Maui, occupancy is way down so upgrades are (at least for now) common. Most resorts have 'Honeymoon packages' so just check with the resort you choose. I wouldnt choose a resort for the few extras in a package, but I have no doubt you would enjoy Royal Lahaina.

The Ritz has recently been renovated. Some of the nicest wood floors I have ever seen in a home, let alone in a Hotel, Marble bathrooms, dual closets, drawers in the bathrooms, top notch lanais, top notch beds, Music every night in the lounge, & all the benefits of Kapalua area guests. The best part of Kapalua is the seclusion, so you wont feel crowded. Yes it rains, but Honeymooners generally can find something to do during those breaks.
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Mar 18th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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Consider a timeshare rental, typically lots more room than a hotel room. See www.redweek.com , www.tug2.net or www.marriott.com

Aerial photos of condos etc at http://www.wizardpub.com/maui/mauaerials.html
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Apr 24th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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we are not going to stay in the cottages at The Royal Lahaina we have been warned by a few against it we might stay in the tower but we might go to The Ka'anapali Beach For our hooneymoon i really want to go some where Hawaiian and romantic and just like like a queen for 1 week
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Oct 29th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Sorry i have been very busy planning my wedding and really haven't had a chance to visit fodors in a while.

However We have found a Condo to stay at through VRBO at only $160 a night, with full kitchen, pool, real full ocean view the place is better than half the resorts in lahaina you would have to pay about $600 a night to get a suite that looks like our condo...
I just want to thank every one for all their help.
And if you are looking to find a great place in maui for a great price do what every one told me to do go to VRBO.com
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Oct 30th, 2009, 06:06 AM
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Are you going to spill the beans and give us a link to the condo you're renting? Or at least tell us what building it is in?

By the way, on my recent trip I had a condo at Kihei reserved for a week, but just about a week before arrival I got an email telling me there was going to be a lot of exterior work to the building including drilling and pounding. They offered me a couple of other choices which I didn't like, so they refunded my money and I ended up staying at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. That place may not be for everyone, but I loved it. And I was thrilled after a couple trips to Kihei that I ended up in Lahaina instead. Much preferred by me!!!
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Oct 30th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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My husband and I are also a young couple and we love the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali! There are two Westin's in Kaanapali - we stayed at the one that is NOT the timeshare and loved it. The pool is awesome and has waterfalls and waterslides =) And the location is awesome right on the beach.
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