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Week 2 - Maui, HI

A July 2005 trip to Maui by bmesser

Maui Lea at Maui Hill Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Although Kauai was our favorite island, we did enjoy our stay at Maui Hill. I would rate it an 8.5 out of 10, and definitely stay there again.

Maui Lea at Maui Hill

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Hotel

Maui Lea at Maui Hill Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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We stayed at Maui Hill the second week of our first Hawaii vacation. We were impressed with our unit. You walk into the dining area, which is a step up from the living area. There is a closet off the dining area where a previous guest left foam coolers, plastic play things, and games. We left beach mats and foam noodles for the next guests when we headed back home. It was a little smelly, however, and I wouldn’t suggest storing anything in there other than beach gear.There was a small bath in the master bedroom, and another in between the other two rooms. The living room and master bath had a series of doors you could open to allow the island breeze in. Outside these doors was an unscre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 31, 2005

Maui Lea at Maui Hill
Kihei Maui
Maui, Hawaii

Haleakalā National Park

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Attraction | "Haleakala National Park"

Haleakalā National Park Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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We got up at about 2am to prepare for our drive up the mountain. We were told it would take longer than it did, but to be there by 5am. The drive was very dark, and it rained at times as we passed though the rain forest belt. It was a bit scary at times, as you could not see where the drop off was, but you knew it was there. We had no problems, though, and just drove slowly. We arrived around 4am. Take a blanket from your hotel and wear your warmest clothes. At an elevation of 10,023 feet, it is very, very cold. If you want to take pictures, you need to get your spot early, as it gets very crowded. There is a room you can go inside in order to view the scenery protected from the w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2006

Haleakalā National Park
Po Box 369
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
(808) 572-4400

Beaches of Maui

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Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Maui beaches were more populated than the Kauai beaches, probably because there are so many more in Kauai. In Kauai, you didn’t need to watch the time of day as much. The best snorkeling/swimming time in Maui is in the morning because around noon, the waves pick up, and you can get bounced around. Since most of the best snorkeling spots are a little swim away from the shore, you can get tired having to move around in the currents. Remember, you don’t want to get pushed into the coral. We wanted to encounter sea turtles, so I read in my copy of Maui Revealed about snorkeling at area beaches. There was one area that noted turtles. I couldn’t get the kids to come along, but my husband and I got...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 6, 2006