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Glitter Brunello
07-23-2006, 11:02 PM
I am considering taking this for our first week on Maui (8/18 checkin), instead of spending both weeks at the Embassy Ka'anapali. It is a two bedroom with full kitchen. Any input to help with the decision will be welcome. If I decide not to take it, it will be released tomorrow, PM me if you want to try to coordinate release (though at the moment I'm leaning toward keeping it...)

StressCadet
07-24-2006, 01:47 AM
I am considering taking this for our first week on Maui (8/18 checkin), instead of spending both weeks at the Embassy Ka'anapali. It is a two bedroom with full kitchen. Any input to help with the decision will be welcome. If I decide not to take it, it will be released tomorrow, PM me if you want to try to coordinate release (though at the moment I'm leaning toward keeping it...)

I think I read elsewhere that you are taking teens? They will love Embassy with the waterslide and pool area. But and it's a big but for me-no full kitchen and only one bedroom. If you are getting 2 bds at the Banyon and a full kitchen it would be a nice trade off. It is across the street from one of my fav beaches-Kam II. I vote to keep it. With the two weeks-you will experience both sides of the island and their proximity to various site seeing and activities without having to drive to one side or the other. Just plan accordingly. It's a nice contrast and I would do it in a minute. The best part is-you will visit Banyon first and add in the cool pool later. Trust me-it's a huge let down the other way around. I made that mistake this summer-LOL. Live and learn. Have a great trip.

StressCadet
07-24-2006, 02:05 AM
Continuing....LOL. Have you been to Maui previously? If you take the Banyon which is in Kihei-you will have a much shorter drive to Hana or Haleakala Crater and Ma'alaea harbor if you plan on taking a snorkel cruise to Molokini.Of course there is the Wailea area too and the last lava flow-really cool-if you ask me :)
When you get to the Embassy-you can just chill or take in Ka'anapali and all that offers. I happen to like the Kihei area. Splitting your time and resorts makes good sense to me. Hope this helps.

Glitter Brunello
07-24-2006, 08:09 AM
StressCadet,

You sound just like me (right down to the user ID). Ok I will hang on a while longer, but I think I will keep it. And I haven't really "planned" anything yet (other than power hang gliding in Hana), so can work our trip accordingly...
Thanks!


Avery

Glitter Brunello
07-25-2006, 11:05 PM
Again, SC, thank you for saying a lot of what I was hoping to hear. I have a feeling the West Maui area is going to be too congested for me to spend two weeks (it's so congested where I live, I hate to deal with it on vacation), and you're right that the kids will be fine in a quieter place as long as it's not a 'let down' on the heels of a big 'resort' type place.

Yippeee!!

Avery

17 days to go... :)

shopgirl
07-27-2006, 11:19 AM
West Maui was not congested and was an easy drive to any place on the island. It took five minutes from Kahana to Lahaina, the trips to Kahului and Hana Highway were uneventful and free from traffic.

We drove through Kihei a few times during our week. It seemed pretty nice and traffic was similar to Lahaina/Kaanapali/Kapalua on the West side. We have not stayed in Kihei but will sometime. It is a nice area and looks like more shopping is going in! Dragging myself from West Maui will be tough, though. I love the area, the beaches and know my way around, which is unusual for me.

I read good things about that particular resort. You should have a great time. Aloha!

Glitter Brunello
07-27-2006, 12:11 PM
Cindy,

Thanks for the report, sounds like we're in for a great time!

Avery

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