Hi. Requesting Maui locations please. Two adult travelers...just looking to relax for a week. Thanks!
Some logical details would be helpful. Location preference? Cost parameters? Time of year? You want Ritz Kapalua or Kaanapali Westin / Vaction Club? Tons of options in Maui. Try typing a few more words ...
LOL, well put!
Hi. The trip will be in late May...prior to Memorial Day. Ritz is likely not an option, unfortunately.
Focused on the Kaanapali area. Unsure of the Marriott Ocean Club properties as these are not reviewed. Have stayed in some very nice OC properties...just unsure of these. The Westin is appealing but it seems there is construction underway. Feedback is appreciated.
tbiznuz what do you mean there are no reviews of the Maui MVC?? Please take a look and like pluto77 wrote there are plenty of things to do within a couple of miles of the resort. Also, the Ritz Kapalua does not have direct beach access like you'll find in Ka'anapali.
Hotel Review: Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina & Napili Towers
I can’t say which property is best, as I’ve only been to one, the Maui Ocean Club, last October. We were in the Lanai Tower. We were happy with the resort offerings and with our room. We were able to cook, using the communal kitchen down by the pool, as well as the outdoor grills. The room had a sink, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The pool was great, there were plenty of lounge chairs, the ocean was swimmable, and there was a long sidewalk that extended for about a half mile, meandering along all of the resorts, condos, and the shopping area, Whaler’s Village. Lots of restaurants there, and also golf. The town of Lahaina is just a couple of miles south. The Westin is indeed being renovated. It looks like it will be really nice when it’s completed. There is also a Sheraton north of the Ocean Club, which looks nice too and has a large beachfront. Below are some pics of our views. Maybe someone can provide some info regarding the Wailea area.
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua was amazing with the best spa I have ever been to. The rooms were HUGE and there were lots of dining choices. We usually ate breakfast a short drive away at The Plantation House golf course. It has great food and views.
Confused at iahflyr’s reference to no direct beach access because they did have a beach. I am going to guess that it was a comparison-reference.
I would definitely stay here again if I was back on Maui.
missgee the reference to not having direct beach access is that from what I remember you had to navigate some lava rocks just south of the resort or a take a path down to it which I'd rather not have done time and time again during the day, unlike Ka'anapali Beach which is right there. But the rooms where crazy nice at the Ritz.
View from our corner suite and that is the small beach I see below that was down the path.
View from our room again looking south and the lava rocks would be just past the trees.
Not that Ka'anapali Beach area is noisy, but the Ritz is definitely a quieter place to stay so guess it depends on what you ideally want to do for your stay.
Yes! It was a nice walk down the path to a quiet and secluded beach but neither of your pictures look familiar. (Looks like you were in the wing opposite to ours so had a different perspective.) I think all my pics are on my backup drive so aren’t easily accessible. There was a nice little beach bistro where we had some bevvies and watched the waves. Definitely if you want the beach much closer then this property would not be your first choice. We were in dire need of rest and relaxation so this fit the bill perfectly. We took a drive to Lahaina for more touristy stuff. Cute town.
Love Lahaina so much....great drink and dine spots plus Fleetwoods on Front excellent music and $1 oysters on Saturday!!!!! YES couldn't believe it as we headed out to the airport and stopped by.
Our wing was on the far left of the property when standing out in the grass area.
Mmmm oysters. Lahaina was where I tried shave ice for the first time. We loved Lahaina.
Standing in the grassy area our wing was to the right! Breathtaking views. Really loved it there. Would love to go back but we’re going to try the Big Island this time. In July. Hope SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t mess up our plans.
Speaking of dining, we missed Mama's Fish House in Paia… It turns out that you have to make ressies waaay in advance, like before you get to the island! One evening, we dined at Kimo's in Lahaina, which was good... We also drove to Paia one day for an explore, and dined at Paia Fish Market. It. Was. Awesome. Good thing we got there right when they opened (for lunch), because within minutes, the line was out the door and standing room only. I loved the blackened Ono. Also, the best cake I ever ate (for breakfast, no less and worth every single calorie) was actually in Kahului, at a place called Marco's Grill & Deli on Hana Hwy in Kahului. Unassuming and un-Hawai'ian, perhaps, but they serve a great breakfast, and the homemade cake was to die for. Like if you get off the plane and you're hungry right away... Cold, creamy, delicious. So good!
Ahhh that looks sinful!
Last time we were at Mama's Fish House we didn't have reservations, just ate at the bar which worked out great.
Was just cleaning up some notes on my phone... I found a note on Maui Eats... Merrimen's, La Haina Grill and Hula Grill. Don't know much about these restaurants, but maybe worth checking out.
Hula Grill is pretty good for breakfast as well as a nice spot for a pre-sunset sail cocktail as you wait for the boat to board!
We just checked out of the Westin Nanea last night after 10 days and I would have a hard time finding something negative to say about it. We were scheduled to be in a one-bedroom Villa but got upgraded to a 2 bedroom Villa.... either way the Villas were well-stocked with plenty of room. I have heard some mediocre things about the breakfast buffet but I thought it was above average.. I'm going through a slight depression now that we left Maui and are back in the cold
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