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CaptainJ47
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Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
Hey- finalizing booking a trip for the family me, wife (no pics), 19 and 17 year olds to Hawaii. I think I have settled on Kaanapali as the part of Maui for 4 days of the trip. Ultimately this will be our last family trip before being official empty nesters. We are looking for somewhere that has a nice beach/water, pool/hot tub, and access to food and beverages. Food and beverages don’t have to be onsite but if not, walking is preferred.

Has anyone stayed in this area and if so do you have any positive or negative experiences? We will also be going to Kauai and I am inclined to stay at a resort either in Princeville or Poipu.

Thanks!


Hat Tricks
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
When are you looking to go? Hawaii was writing citations to tourists last week I think.


CaptainJ47
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
Originally June but bumped to later in July. I have ample flexibility with Delta as they will extend it out to September with no change fee or fare difference. I am certainly monitoring the situation. It doesn’t always look good but if it doesn’t happen I will find a backup plan.


Shotgun Willie
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
We stayed at Grand Hyatt in Kauai... It was awesome


nicholastiger
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
We stayed at Westin Maui
Good pool area and you can walk to food areas and a luau
Close to Lahaina as well
Snorkel Molokini trip was fun


CaptainJ47
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
I looked at the Westin. I am a marriott ambassador so figure now may be the time to play it up. Just wasn’t sold on the resort.


Mr Sausage
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
We stayed at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, 18 years ago. Still have my kukui nut lei they gave out!
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SDVTiger
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
The Hyatt, Westin, Sheraton, Kaanapali Beach Club etc are all excellent

You are close to Lahaina so you have everything you need


Lahaina Beach Resort is a little gem where you can walk into town

Have fun make sure you go to Molokini Crater and Road to Hana


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Lsupimp
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
The Maui Hyatt has a solid pool and grotto but really that whole stretch that is connected by a beach walkway has many great properties. I'd get one of the condo ones with a kitchen and two bedrooms. Great views in that area, no matter which one you choose.

As for Kauai I have stayed at The Grand Hyatt twice. The pools are world class and I love that property. But the Princeville St Regis is very nice and has pretty decent snorkeling on a reef off the hotel and amazing views. Of the two, I recommend the Grand Hyatt. But you really can't lose.
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CaptainJ47
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
Thanks Pimp. The St Regis is under a massive renovation. Hearing about the pools at the Grand Hyatt has me leaning that way.


Dizz
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
We stayed at Honua Kai a couple of years ago. Great spot good beaches and restaurants.


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Lsupimp
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
The pools are AMAZING . Also the pool staff and pool food is really good. If you walk down to the beach and turn left towards the golF course you can take a nice hike along trails on the cliffs. If you keep going for a half hour or so you get to a really nice secluded beach. Also, they have a great group exercise/ morning workout if that’s your thing. I absolutely love the Kauai Grand Hyatt. Also there is fairly decent snorkeling within walking distance and a little snorkel shop.


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Jimmy2shoes
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The South
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
stayed at Honua Kai and Hyatt. both were great.


bamatiger90
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
I would check out the Fairmont Kea Lani - Down in southern part of Maui but quieter there and they are all suites or you can do the villas which is less than two rooms - Love it there


CaptainJ47
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
Bamatiger- how do you feel the south part of Maui is positioned for two teenagers?


LSUintheNW
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re: Kaanapali, HI Resorts or Hotels
quote:

how do you feel the south part of Maui is positioned for two teenagers?


10 min drive to the tourist shops otherwise that area is quiet.

My favorite beach, Makena, is right there.

Turtle Town/snorkeling is a few minutes away.




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