Originally Posted by slowguy
damn! wish i knew earlier. i'm planning on going maui mid may! i think i'm looking at a diff area though (lahaina?) .. i'm just folliowing marching orders to look for a place.
i'm a hawaii Noob!
Hi slowguy, I've been going to Maui for 30+ years so I can provide some helpful insight into Maui for you!
Lahaina is basically a tourist destination. It's one main street/drag with shops and restaurants on each side. (Think of Banff Ave).
It's not really a place where you would really want to stay on your vacation. It is a great plase to visit for the day/afternoon!
That being said, the two main areas which are best to actually stay at would be Kihei, Waila, or Kaanapali. Kaanapali has the bigger hotel chains where Kihei is more of the Condo living.
As others have said, the further South you go on the island, the dryer/nicer the weather is.
Hope that helps!