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Hello,

 

For those more traveled brides, or anyone else who might be able to help, I need suggestions on where to stay. We want to stay somewhere on the beach but not at a huge resort or hotel...something more private with the same luxuries as a resort. It seems hard to find something that's the perfect match...I'm thinking tiki/beach bungalows.

 

Don't have a preference on location in Maui as long as there is a swimmable beach nearby.

 

So if anyone has any good suggestions, I would totally appreciate the help! THANKS!!!cheer2.gif

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We are at the Maui Banyan. It's not directly on the beach, but across the street from Kamaole Sands beach in Kihei (the main beach). We've stayed there before and it's perfect for us. They are one and two bedroom condos, there are two (smaller) pools and everything is nearby. It is only about a 20 min walk to the shops at Wailea (the upscale shopping/hotel district). 2-5 min drive... My parents are staying right on the beach in a high rise condo unit calle Menehune Shores. My aunt has stayed there previously and said it's nice- not overly fancy, but a nice place and doesn't break the bank. For the amount of time you'll probably spend in the room, I'm all about cutting costs a little with rooms.

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I couldn't find anywhere like that in Maui that wasn't $1000 a night but i know of some great places on Big Island and Kauai if you are interested! :)

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Thanks everyone for your help! After long discussion with the FH, we've decided to stay at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas. We're looking forward to it!!!!

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Congrats! The Westin Villa is so much better than the Westin if you want space.

 

Westin Villa is quite special. Located in Ka'anapali and only minutes from Lahaina, it is like living at home but you are away from home. The drive to the Wailea area from Kaanapali is approx. 40 mins. It is located like 2 miles from the Kapalua airport so it might be a good idea to fly there from Honolulu.

You can NOT fly direct to Kapalua because it is a small airport with no landing light.

 

The Westin Villa offers free parking, free WIFI, & no resort fee. In addition, the Westin Villa has a 'FREE' shuttle that takes you in between the other SPG hotels (Westin Hotel & Sheraton Hotel) including Mala Wharf (an outdoor shopping mall with cool places to hangout) and Lahaina (there are 2 supermarkets located in Lahaina - Safeway and Foodland where you can purchase reasonable priced foods & drinks *See supermarket customer service for a free discount card).

 

The Westin Villa is a relatively 'NEW' family oriented resort/timeshare (opened in 2003) and is quite large. It is divided in 2 areas (Northside & Southside). Part of the Northside is still under construction as of 2007. There are 2 huge swimming pools & 4 outdoor jacuzzis.

 

Suggestion: Go to the Northside if you do not want to see or hear kids. The Southside pool is sometimes crowded with kids because there is a water slide there.

 

Reminder: There is no late check-out allowed but if your flight is late, you can request the hotel to give you a pass so you can hangout until you are ready to go. You are welcome to use the hotel's amenities (including fitness center showers, sauna, tv room, game room, & the gym lockers).

 

Each Westin studio suite/room has a small kitchen area - a dish washer (dishes included), a washer/dryer (detergent included), a microwave, & a fridge (with an icebox). There are also BBQ gas grills located throughout the resort just in case you want to grill yourself something to eat. Simply go to the hotel general store and they will give you the necessary tools to BBQ. This is really cool because you can go to the supermarket during the day and purchase a six-pack of Bud and then grill yourself a T-bone for dinner. Just remember to bring your own bottle of Peter Luger BBQ sauce & salt/pepper with you from home.

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