Just returned from our second stay at The Whaler in the last 2 years. There is no better place on Maui to stay in my opinion. The location is convenient to local shopping, and offers shuttle bus transportation to Lahaina from The Whaler Village. Also convenient to a number of great restaurants, all w/in a very short walking distance. The beach is fantastic, not polluted w/coral like some. The complex offers free beach towels, and chairs and cabanas are available for a fee. The staff is friendly, helpful, and eager to please. The only downside is that there is a $12/day parking fee.