My family stayed here the beginning of June, as members of the Vacation Club so the appartment was 'home from home', with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. There has been a lot of discuusion about sea views. I had a good idea from TripAdvisor which apartments not to have and which have the best views. Unless the apartment is facing the beach, very few have full ocean view. Most have a side on view and some face the parking lots. If you are not facing the parking lot you are likely to have a garden view. From the balcony, we had a full view of the length of the landscaped gardens, with its pools, lawns, lake, waterfall, river for fishing, jacuzzis, decroative bridges and central area, to the beach side cafe and bar to the Pacific Ocean. What a view!!!! Our room was in Hale 4, I think it was 4308. check the plan as its the room at the other end of the lift on the 3rd floor, in the corner facing the gardens. 3406 (or the room next door) should have a good view too. Beware, the odd numbers in that building face the parking lot! So apart from the view, customer service was very good. There was entertainment for the guests and children but if you want nightlife, go to Maui or the Big Island. Everything at the resort closes by 9pm. We did some shopping for breakfast and snacks but found the food served at the beach bar and elsewhere tasty and reasonably priced so why cook? Although there were many guests none of the pools or jacuzzis were crowded. Plenty of chairs to relax in the sun and the beach was in a bay where you can surf and do other water activities. The water was cooling , a good escape from the heat. Endangered Hawaiian Monk seals took up residence in a particular spot every day, but that is away from the main beach areas. Sunset at the beach bar was a very pleasant way to spend the evening. In fact we did not feel it necessary to go elsewhere to celebrate a birthday. We had good food, sunset, beach view & freshly made cocktails as the environment for our celebration. My family aged between 28 & 64 years and we all enjoyed ourselves at the Marriott.