We are booked at the Mahana while two other families that are going at the same time as us are at the Papekea. We booked first but the rest of the group have larger families so it was cheaper for them at the Papekea. I'm thinking for evenings cooking in..... it would be good if we were in the same complex so we could meet near pools or BBQs to have dinner. I booked through Aston so they may not even let us change. I also feel it may be a step down from Mahana to the Papekea but if we are all together and we still have an oceanfront room....it will be good.
Are the Mahana and Papekea close enough to walk back and forth? Can you walk along the beach between the properties?
Thanks for any help. Getting excited as we will be there the end of July! :)