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Kihei vs. Kaanapali

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Kihei vs. Kaanapali

Now that I am having to start my search over for lodging, my better half suggested Kihei as an additional place to look for a condo.

I've never been there ... can anyone tell me the differences between the two area? Are the beaches good/nice in Kihei? How far of a drive is it to Kaanapali?

Thank you SO much.

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21. Re: Kihei vs. Kaanapali

Part of what you say may be true scott but really, south Kihei Rd a highway? What would Piilani be? A super speedway?

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I hear ya Scott! It is a highway in Hawaii terms.

Edited: 8:19 pm, September 04, 2012
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23. Re: Kihei vs. Kaanapali

Ahhh, the continued debate! To be honest I think peacenik nailed it...it depends on your past experience and expectations. For us we enjoy the quieter north side of Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach as well as the areas to the north of that...not ALL of the area was a planned resort!

We really like having easy access to Lahaina and Whaler's Village but being able to retreat to our lanai.

For many of us the in-your-face ocean views are important, for others it's the snorkeling. We have found a great mix on West Maui!

We don't cross any roads to get to the beach either~It's right there in all it's glory!

Another point about perceptions...time of year always shades first time vistor's ideas. Yes the weather and ocean conditions DO change...just not as drastically as some say.

We're on West Maui every year in the winter months and my crew snorkels virtually every morning!

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