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Maui TR 2018
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:35:03 PM »
In the process of ironing out details for my June trip to Maui.

So far:

(No judgement for flying coach  :'( )

Flying United. Redeemed 90K miles for 2 RT tickets from EWR->OGG

Staying at the Wailea Beach Resort (marriott). Redeemed a 7 Night Category 8 cert for 310K Marriot Points which included me getting 77K AA Miles. I chose AA because that's where I have airline miles left and I figured it would be best to put the credit there. There was no availability for point redemption at this hotel. I got the representative to ask the hotel if they'd honor a cert and they did, luckily)

I've been to Maui 3 times (as a kid/teenager). This is what we plan on doing so far - snorkeling at molokini/turtle town, scuba beach dive, road to hana, adopt a dog for a day with the maui humane society, pineapple tour, photo shoot, surfing.

doing pom meals and will order from the chabad there for shabbos.

I'm writing this now so that I will write a TR when I come back. In the meantime, I'm open to suggestions or tips. thanks

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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 09:56:59 AM »
skip the pineapple tour. its out of the way and a snoozefest.
do a luau at night one of the nights. whale or dolphin watching is fun!

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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »
Most Luaus require you to pay for food, however the Sheraton in Ka'anapali has a "Drinks only" option.
Just make sure to drink as much as you can to get your money's worth :) - also they take away the open bar about halfway through the luau.

Here are a few more ideas:
Ziplining (Jungle Zipline was good)
Strawberry Picking (Kula Country Farm)
Sunrise at Haleakala
Whale Watching (Pacific Whale Foundation)
Warren & Annabell magic show
Sunrise Torch lighting ceremony at Ka'anapali beach (only certain nights)
Olivine pools, dragon's teeth, Nakalele Blowhole

Hope this helps!!


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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 11:07:59 AM »
thanks. Im skipping the pineapple tour in the end. Im doing the haleakala sunrise tour on my first morning there. a lot of the hikes and sites you mentioned we plan on visiting on our road to hana. i think we'll just do the Luau at the marriott.

thanks for the tips

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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 11:44:01 AM »
The room we had at the Hyatt overlooked their luau and was actually about after the first night
If you see something that is 50% off but don't need it, walk away and save yourself 100%

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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 11:45:01 AM »
IIRC, there luau is super expensive, I would just watch it from the pool lol, great view.

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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 11:48:48 AM »
IIRC, there luau is super expensive, I would just watch it from the pool lol, great view.

Exactly. If no food why pay
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Re: Maui TR 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 03:41:35 PM »
this is what i meant by attending the marriott luau lol ;)