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Haiku/Paia with 11 and 9 yr olds - where to stay?

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Haiku/Paia with 11 and 9 yr olds - where to stay?

Have our reservations for the West side for 8 days in May 2007, but thought 3 days in this area at the beginning of the trip could be fun. Perhaps go Halfway to Hana and to Haleakala. Younger one gets carsick , so this might be a good solution. Plus the idea of a Plantation type house could be cool.

Many of the accomodations seemed geared to honeymooners/couples. What do you think, experts?.

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1. Re: Haiku/Paia with 11 and 9 yr olds - where to stay?

My family stays in Haiku whenever we go to Maui (which is 9 years in a row now....) It is beautiful, green, - very different from the other side of the island. Very tropical. We rent a house (I do not think there is much in the way of hotels there at all...). You would have to make sure the house rents for under a week stay. I would suggest Haiku over Paia myself- Paia is a nice to place to stop for lunch, but the crowd can get ....interesting, in the evening.

Keep in mind that Haiku is much wetter than west Maui. You will probably wake to showers each morning, but it clears beautifully by mid morning. We have rented houses where you can pick bananas off the trees in the yard, and the flowers are heavenly. You will have a chance to meet people who actually LIVE in Hawaii, (rather than just others there on vacation) There are tide pools near Mama's Fish house where the kids can look for fish (and even an occasional jellyfish)

Lots of houses available to rent there- will give you and the kids a whole different perspective on the island I think! Enjoy!

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