on May 9, 2001
Your accomodations on Maui depend on your expectations, your party and the amount of time you are planning to stay. If you want a nice hotel in a nice place but are less hung up on luxury, I suggest the Sheraton Maui at Kaanapali. Don''t get me wrong, it''s very plush - the Sheraton Maui was recently redone - but it can''t compete with the Grand Wailea and other luxury resorts on south Maui. It sits on Black Rock at one end of Kaanapali Beach in a great location for using the beach during the day and strolling down past other hotels to Whalers Village shopping and dining in the evening. At sundown there''s a torch lighting ceremony at Black Rock - watch it from the Kaanapali Beach shore. It''s well-located for being surrounded by activity. Kaanapali is the closest that Maui comes to a Waikiki-type atmosphere... and I don''t mean that in a negative way. I mean that there are strollers along the shore, a paved beach walk, places to stop for meals or drinks, shows you can sometimes see but always hear from the walk... it''s a nice place to spend a tropical evening.
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