We have just returned from the Marriott Maui Ocean Club this past Saturday, June the 4th. This is my second trip to Hawaii, the first one was to Kauai in 2003. I took advantage of the five day six night special from Mariott, and I must say that I enjoyed the place. I went with my wife and another couple who are not Marriott owners. To begin with, the ride from the airport is anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. The route is scenic, you will pass several beaches. We had rental cars and we let the valets handle them rather than worry about finding parking spaces, a two dollar tip plus the 9 dollars a day parking fee was well worth it. My friends stayed in the Molokai Towers, and we stayed in the Lahani Tower. The Lahani Tower will give you a full ocean view, you can look down on the luau from your room, but, this is the tower where most of the construction taking place. If you stay in your room all day, the construction will disturb you. But, who goes to Maui to stay in their room all day? The rooms are very nice, but if you like to prepare your own breakfast, the villas do not come with stoves. There is a microwave, mini-fridge, dishwasher and plates, etc. We arrived early, and while my friends were allowed to check in early, our villa was not ready until after 3pm. This did not bother us, we sat at the pool bar and ate and drank beer until I was called on my cell phone.
Breakfast at the beachwalk, a snack shop by the pool, was less than satisfying, as well as pricey. Breakfast at the Rusty Harpoon in Whaler's Village was a step up, but, breakfast at the Hyatt next door was the best, and they both serve great omelets. I found the staff at the Marriott to be quite courteous and cooperative. I used the workout facility and was satisfied with the equipment. The pool is not as beautiful or big as the one at the Hyatt next door, but it is a nice pool. The luau was great. In addition to having the usual roast pig, (which was delicious) there was teriyaki steak, cooked just right. There was also an open bar where you could order something other than mai tai's. The deserts were very good, as was the rest of the food. We did not pay for the luau because we agreed to sit in on a time share presentation. Since we are already owners, our presentation only lasted for about a half hour. We were also given two certificates worth $50.00, and we used them to pay the parking fee. If you lover cheeseburgers like I do, then you must go to Lahaina to the paradise burgers, I believe that is the name, or burgers in paradise on Front St. Hopefully the conversion construction will be completed soon, and this resort will receive an excellent rather than above average. I loved it, and Iam sure that I will return to Maui one day. If you want to purchase groceries, try the safeway in Maui, or foodland in Lahaina. We bought steaks from foodland and grilled them on the gas grills behind the Molokai Tower, and a good time was had by all.
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