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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

Hi,

We are finalizing our plans for our honeymoon in June 2013. For the first half of our trip we will be staying in Maui. We have currently priced out the Sheraton and Hyatt Regency for six nights. The price is not too different (Sheraton being a bit cheaper). We are looking for a beautiful property, nice clean rooms, good service, etc. Also, being on our honeymoon, we'd prefer a resort with less kids. Between the two, does anyone have any advice or opinions?

Thank you for your help!!

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1. Re: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

Have stayed at both. Both are nice properties. Sheraton was gutted and rebuilt years ago. Hyatt is the original. Think the kid thing would be equal.

The Sheraton has the best spot on the beach, nice wide beach and good snorkeling. Hyatt is at the south end of the beach which is very narrow and not much snorkeling. You can walk to Whalers Village from the Sheraton.

Another option would be the Marriott in Wailea. Older property, sits on a rocky point, beaches easy walking distance with good snorkeling and an adults only heated infinity pool. Nice paved walk way that you can walk for a great distance right along the ocean and other resorts. You can walk to the Shops at Wailea from the Marriott

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2. Re: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

I have stayed at both. Sheraton has the better beach. The Hyatt doesn't have a great beach at all - but it has "fancier" pools. The Hyatt does cater to kids, has a kids' pool, etc. Great kids club. The Hyatt also caters to large conferences - conventioners who bring the kids along. Has more retail than the Sheraton. Dense landscaping. More international decor than Hawaiian.

The Sheraton has a wide open feel - not only in their landscaping, but also their buildings. It's built along side of/into/on Black Rock. There is snorkeling right out front. Because of Black Rock - the beach in front of the Sheraton is quiet and lovely at night. Easy parking. Nice pool strung along the beach. The Sheraton provides shuttle service to Lahaina (nice!) and among the other Starwood resorts.

Both hotels are equidistant to Whaler's Village at the midpoint of the paved beach walk that runs from the Sheraton to the Hyatt. Both have nice rooms and great views ... although the rooms on top of Black Rock at the Sheraton have extra-amazing views.

I vote for the Sheraton for a honeymoon. When you bring the kids back :o) you might want to try the Hyatt.

Here is a website of aerial views for Maui hotel/resorts/condos. Scroll down and click. I don't concur with the commentary necessarily.

hawaiirevealed.com/free-travel-info/maui/mau…

Here's a map of the Ka'anapali Resort Area.

kaanapaliresort.com/About/resortMap.aspx

Edited: 3:55 pm, January 18, 2013
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3. Re: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

<<The Sheraton has the best spot on the beach, nice wide beach and good snorkeling.>>

Yup.

If you're into outrageously Vegas-like pool complexes, Hyatt is the winner. But if you prefer a good beach and convenient snorkeling (plus a shorter walk to restaurants and shops) Sheraton wins.

P.S. Summer in Maui = a lot of kids. I don't know how to avoid that. (Wish I did.)

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4. Re: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

I like the Hyatt on the quiet end of the Kaanapili beach. One can take the shuttle that runs all day until 10 PM to Whalers Village from the hotel. The Hyatt has a large pool with a under waterfall cave bar where adults gather. Children's pool and water play area is at one end of the property and even in summer we were not seeing kids running around.

The Spa at Hyatt has rooms with ocean views and they have a full service hair and nail salon. They have a water activity desk set up at this end of the beach.

The breakfast package includes a hot buffet in the Swam Court dining room. The grounds are lush and well cared for

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We loved the location of the Sheraton when we had lunch there. Very pretty grounds and lobby, also. :)

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6. Re: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa vs. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort

Thanks everyone! We booked the Sheraton for 6 nights and then were off to Kauai!! So excited :)

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