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Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

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Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

Just booked roundtrip AAdvantage flights to Maui in May 2013 for our 15th anniversary and seeking suggestions for where to stay during the trip, such as a combo of Fairmont Wailea, Four Seasons in Lanai, couple days in Napili or Ka'anapali coast, possibly Hana. We look for adult amenities and child-free zones at resorts or resort-like condos. Snorkling, golf, spas on the list. Thoughts?

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1. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

There are not that many "child-free" zones in Maui. The kids just come in different sizes. There should be fewer kids in May, as school is still in session. Some of the resorts will have adult only pools as well.

Grand Wailea is not on the list, and that is good, as the pools there are something of a kid magnet.

Hana would not have that many kids, that is for sure! The problem with Hana is that, sometimes it is hard to get there at the beginning of your holiday, because you need to buy supplies before you head out there, and you are so tired after a loooong flight. Driving in the dark isn't a good idea either. At the end of your trip, you have to be careful about when to LEAVE Hana, giving lots of time for unforeseen "happenings" on the road, gas up the rental car, return it, and still get to the airport in time for your flight. Is your return late in the evening???

Lanai is a great idea, but you need to deal with the rental car while you are over there. If you pick it up at the Kahului airport, you need to return it to the airport, or possibly face a drop off charge. You would then need to get back to the harbour for the boat over. And of course, reverse it when you finish your stay on Lanai.

All of these can be dealt with, with some thought, and you have lots of time to figure it all out.

Snorkeling and golf are available in West and South Maui. Get on the Maui forum, and use the links on the right side of the page for snorkeling spots. There are some wonderful places right from shore, or you can hop on a boat for a tour as well.

Congratulations on your anniversary too!

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2. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

You really don't have to change resorts. It's a small island. If you want to go to Lanai for a very, very quiet couple of days - sure, why not? If you truly do have 12 nights (ish) consider seeing two islands.

Wailea is nice, Ka'anapali is nice. Lahaina (you have posted on the Lahaina Forum) is a town in West Maui. Not many accomodations. You may want to stick with the Maui Forum for future Maui questions.

Child free? The earlier in the month you travel, the fewer kidlings you will encounter. Later is Memorial Day, graduations and such that bring families over to Hawaii. While there are no child-free zones, we can steer you away from kid-magnets, such as the Grand Wailea and the Westin Resort. Logically, you'll see more kids at resorts that have kid-pools and kid-clubs.

Golf, snorkeling, spas ... no problem, really. Just choose a resort.

Edited: 6:18 pm, November 23, 2012
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3. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

Fly into OGG. Book an inter island flight to Lanai for 6 nights at the Lodge. Do day trips to the beach at Manele, explore the island, rent a jeep. Use the 4 Seasons buy 2, get 1 free offer and a 4S preferred provider for free breakfast and upgrade. Then on to Maui to a nice condo at the Westin or Honu Kai for the rest of your trip. THAT is a plan!

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4. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

Honua Kai now has a "quiet" vs adult pool at the Konea building. Guests are respecting adults who wish to read and snooze a little.

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5. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

To be honest 2 nights in Hana and/or on Lana'i would be my limit, you can do both from one resort. We enjoy our two weeks every year with the day trips offered to both.

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6. Re: Two weeks in May 2013 -- a combination of areas to stay?

Travessa in Hana is a beautiful luxury property. The Grand Wailea has a gorgeous adult-only pool area. Aloha! :)

Edited: 11:37 am, November 25, 2012
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