Spending half my honeymoon in August 2010 in Maui, trying to figure out what hotel to stay in and in what area. We definitely enjoy dinner and drinks at night in a lively setting and enjoy excursions during the day and relaxing on a nice beach as well. So we don't want to be too far away from evening action and/or at least a hotel that will have some people to talk to at the bar past 9pm.
1)I like the Ritz because it's 5 star for low price, but my only concern is it seems far from evening excitement than other hotels. Looks much nicer that the other hotels and seems to offer a lot on the compound.
2)/3) Hyatt and Sheraton seem relatively the same (mega resorts) but are much cheaper than the Westin (why???). Hyatt looks a little nicer online, but I'm not sure and they both seem to be in the heart of Lahaina which is nice if we ever want some action at night. I am a little concerned that there may be a lot of crazy kids running around though.
4) Is the Honua Kai not up to the standards of the above hotels. The pictures of the rooms seem amazing especially for a 3-1/2 star hotel. I am little concerned with location and the compound doesn't seem to offer much.
Any help would be appreciated.