We booked a flight, car and hotel deal through Expedia after I searched the internet for a few days for value-for-money-deals-at-a-resort-type-of-choice..... and whilst expecting less,we got so much more !
Close-to-beachfront-feet-in-the-sand-stuff was our aim at a resort which we thought would be more of the beaten track, yet within a short drive from everything...and we were so pleased ! We've stayed at them alll: many a five and four star resort on a few continents and then got less than expected. This time round we rather went with a value deal at a nice resort in Maui,and the holiday turned out really,really good and relaxing for us !
If you are looking for a yuppie 5 star resort where you have to be entertained every minute of the day or have to be in the main stream where everything happens there and then first.....well this is not for you. What you will find here however is a VERY beautiful covy,tropical beach, good for swimming (but take care,don't be a Mr Olympic), snorkeling (which I did for the very first time and will do going forward), and rock exploring on low tide (no kilometer on kilometer on kilometer walking though but a nice longish walk from side to side none the less), BEAUTIFUL big and well maintained gardens (which sets the scene), adequate sized,neat and equipped rooms, putting greens with 18 plus holes (beautifully groomed), a beach restaurant on the rocks, an adequate exercise room and other nice and thoughtful stuff.
As for some comments about the "towels issue" and the resort not being for young children, well....I beg to differ...no problem on our side at all with in-house-rules or issues with our child during our stay !
You can walk (really!) one block and be on the golf course and have to drive 10 minutes to Safeway for main grocery shopping at Lahaina(here again, no need for the bigger grocery shopping when you've just landed...do that the next day after you've rested, at Safeway ! (We found the prices really reasonable). Lots of other dining options all over and quick eat locations close as well.
Tips: take basic insurance on car - some roads are tight and parking generally is tight everywhere ! do the Haleakala (?) Crater trip by car - takes 6 or 7 hours but the views from that crater of Maui and surrounds on a clear day can't be described in words. watch the traditional Hawaiian Lahau (?) In Lahaina if you don't know whether you'll have the chance to visit Hawaii again. drink pina cooladas ....these islanders REALLY know how to make them. do some snorkeling and explore a whole new world !
This hotel is real value for money! Dedicated staff everywhere compliments this resort.