Marriott's Maui Ocean Club surprised us on the upside. Though our one bedroom ocean view suite (or do they call it a villa?) was a little dated, the view was incredible! The resort is very kid-friendly with a 3.5 acre superpool and a special "shipwreck beach" that kids love. They gave us a crib and high chair to use all week for free, as well as discounts for some of the local restaurants and shops. We walked around all the resorts in the Kaanapalli beach area, and this one had, perhaps, the best beach. Some of the other resorts only have a narrow strip of sand in front of them, but Marriott's had a real beach with plenty of room to stretch and play.
Our unit did not have an oven (just a microwave) but worked well for breakfast and lunch.
The whole resort is timeshares. We rented by simply calling the resort directly and were given our choice of dates at about $350/night (including all taxes). We also saw units on Craigslist for a similar price, but they were rentals by owner (not much guarantee against fraud) and all were for specific 7 day periods which were hard to use with our airline miles. According to timeshare owners we talked to, the unit we stayed in sells for about $19k for one week a year. The maintenance fee is about $220/night for owners, and rise every year. So for just $130/night more, we got flexibility, no lock in, and got to keep our principle (which can earn more than the nightly difference with simple, safe investments.) I ran the numbers. For ANY length of ownership, it is better to rent than own these units.
That said, we recommend this place as a rental, especially if you have kids.
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