Where to Stay on Maui is the topic Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura get into on our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. After some joking about caller ID and Super Bowl phone calls, our Hawaii vacation planning experts discuss the particulars of selecting the part of the Valley Isle that will best suit your Maui vacation plans.
Bruce and Lanai talk about Maui’s layout, with Lanai talking about Maui being shaped like a person, with a head (West Maui), a neck (Kahului), and a body (Haleakala and points east). They note that it can take up to two hours or more to get to Hana from West Maui. The more remote destinations on the island are not practical for a taxi or other ride services.
Our hosts talk about the main attractions of West Maui and the Kapalua area. Lanai says that part of Maui offers the best golfing and ocean activities like snorkeling and whale watching and day trips to Lanai. Bruce mentions the Goofyfoot Surf Club. Bruce and Lanai agree that nearby Lahaina is a popular destination and talk about some of its main attractions.
The conversation moves east to Kihei, where Bruce says that accommodations are probably the most affordable on the island. Lanai says the Wailea Banyan and Kamaole Sands are “best-kept secrets” and he and Bruce talk about some of the great properties that most folks don’t know about in and around Kihei and Wailea. They also talk about high-end resort properties like the Four Seasons, The Fairmont, and the Grand Wailea (where 50 First Dates” was filmed).
Bruce gives a shout out to Hotel Wailea, and both of our hosts talk about the higher prices in the Wailea resort area. Lanai says the Grand Wailea and the Westin are great places for kids, all great ideas about where to stay on Maui.
The boys make their way to Hana, one of Lanai’s favorite places to stay. They talk about Travassa, and how it is incredibly peaceful with all rooms facing the ocean. Lanai admits to sneaking off to the 9-hole golf course whenever he’s in Hana. Bruce talks about the many other activities and attractions in Hana. Lanai says you should stay two nights in Hana if you plan on going there.
Bruce reminds listeners that Hawaii Aloha Travel plans and handles all manner of Hawaii vacations, from vacation rentals to the Aloha State’s most luxurious resorts.