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Old 08-03-2014, 02:10 PM   #161
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shiet, i havent looked that far into it
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hmm.. i might just use airbnb, people are hosting rooms for like 60-100/night.
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Alright, i got 53 days until i goto Maui.

any recommendations on hotels that have early check in and not too expensive and ?

i land in Maui at 11am. wedding is at 3:30pm.. usual check in time is 3:00pm..


Gonna be there saturday thru tuesday.

Already plan to goto Haleakala crater for the sunrise monday morning.
gonna hit up the fish market maui & mamas fish house.
Plan to try out ziplining ( maj)

sunday morning is booked for wedding brunch.

what else do you guys recommend?

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Years ago I settled on the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei and always stay there.

Nice rooms, great natural breeze (never need the air conditioning), and none of the stupid tourist/luau that comes with the big hotels.
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Years ago I settled on the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei and always stay there.

Nice rooms, great natural breeze (never need the air conditioning), and none of the stupid tourist/luau that comes with the big hotels.
Ohh cool that's actually one of the ones I was looking at because the rates are good and the rooms look OK at least on TripAdvisor and yelp.
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If you like being in the water, I would definitely go to Black Rock in Lahaina and snorkel the south side of the rock. We saw large sea turtles each time we were in the water, although since it is the beach for the Sheraton, it can get a little obnoxious with tourist. I had to tell one girl to stop trying to touch the damn turtle for a underwater selfie...
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Black Rock is great. Those turtles followed me and my wife for most of the day there.
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Sweet, but how about something where I won't have to take off my shirt and scare away all the animals and humans?
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Sweet, but how about something where I won't have to take off my shirt and scare away all the animals and humans?
Go zip-lining! You're already thinking about it I see, but definitely do it. Amazing scenery outside of Kapalua
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That was the 'worst' place I've stayed in Hawaii
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Alright, i got 53 days until i goto Maui.

any recommendations on hotels that have early check in and not too expensive and ?

i land in Maui at 11am. wedding is at 3:30pm.. usual check in time is 3:00pm..


Gonna be there saturday thru tuesday.

Already plan to goto Haleakala crater for the sunrise monday morning.
gonna hit up the fish market maui & mamas fish house.
Plan to try out ziplining ( maj)

sunday morning is booked for wedding brunch.

what else do you guys recommend?
too bad FN isn't on the same island.
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We stayed in the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Price was decent and right off Black Rock.

I hit up Haleakala, but watched the sunset instead. Very cool watching the sun go down when you are 6000 feet above the clouds. One thing I did not take into consideration is that it is about 35 F up there. There was tourist group that had full out matching LL Bean winter coats up there and here I am in a t shirt and shorts freezing my ass off...lol. Worth it though! Have fun smoking the brakes on the way down the mountain too!

Another thing we did was a helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian that left from Kahului Airport. They have different packages depending on what you want to see, but I thought it was very cool.

Tried to go snorkeling off Molokini, but the wind was bad that day and we ended up in Turtle Bay by Makena instead.

Road to Hana is very beautiful, but long.

Would love to go back.
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too bad FN isn't on the same island.
It's only what a 30 minute plane ride?
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It's only what a 30 minute plane ride?
but a 2 hr wait at the airport.
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but a 2 hr wait at the airport.
So about 5 hours round trip
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too bad FN isn't on the same island.
Just a short hop away..
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You suckas obviously haven't been to the outer islands.. interisland terminals are nothing to fuss with.. checkin, hop on, hop off.
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You suckas obviously haven't been to the outer islands.. interisland terminals are nothing to fuss with.. checkin, hop on, hop off.
I've been to the other island, just by cruise ship
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Years ago I settled on the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei and always stay there.

Nice rooms, great natural breeze (never need the air conditioning), and none of the stupid tourist/luau that comes with the big hotels.
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Ohh cool that's actually one of the ones I was looking at because the rates are good and the rooms look OK at least on TripAdvisor and yelp.
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Check in time is at 3pm, however if you do arrive early we would be happy to get you registered for a room if one is not available at that time
Well that's not gonna help me. Guess I'll have to take a gamble.
Really only need a place to get ready for the wedding and change into my suit.

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i land in Maui at 11am. wedding is at 3:30pm.. usual check in time is 3:00pm..

...guess I'll have to take a gamble.
Finding a room before 3 is not the biggest gamble. You are only one airline f#ckup away from missing the wedding altogether -- and airlines invent new ways to f#ckup every day.

Right now, all around the world, people are to gate agents because they traveled the morning of their event and missed it: weddings, cruise ships and the worst wailers "must be there business meetings".

De-stress. Go the day before.
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Alright, i got 53 days until i goto Maui.

any recommendations on hotels that have early check in and not too expensive and ?

i land in Maui at 11am. wedding is at 3:30pm.. usual check in time is 3:00pm..


Gonna be there saturday thru tuesday.

Already plan to goto Haleakala crater for the sunrise monday morning.
gonna hit up the fish market maui & mamas fish house.
Plan to try out ziplining ( maj)

sunday morning is booked for wedding brunch.

what else do you guys recommend?
sacrificing one's self to the volcano gods?

I would take a leisurely drive along the coast if that is possible
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Finding a room before 3 is not the biggest gamble. You are only one airline f#ckup away from missing the wedding altogether -- and airlines invent new ways to f#ckup every day.

Right now, all around the world, people are to gate agents because they traveled the morning of their event and missed it: weddings, cruise ships and the worst wailers "must be there business meetings".

De-stress. Go the day before.
Easier said than done, couldn't get the requested time off.
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Well then, I hope it goes ok for you.

Helpful tip: bring lots of Knee Defenders and pass them around the plane.
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Check out the Lahaina Grill. Awesome food.

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Miz, in terms of getting ready before the room is ready for check in, call the hotel and ask if they have a hospitality suite you can use to get dressed for the wedding if your room is not ready. Many hotels will let you use a room for just such reasons (or to shower and change after check out for a later return flight home).

Just call in advance, I had to reserve the room for a time slot when I did that on the way home from Kauai.
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Ohh cool. thanks I'll look into it.

I'm pissed thou. I missed out on a 40% off deal for a 4.3/5 hotel that was 100/night.

Missed it by 2 minutes. (Tried to book at 12:02AM
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Sweet, but how about something where I won't have to take off my shirt and scare away all the animals and humans?
Rash guards. I own a couple myself. Sun protection and perfect for body boarding/surfing or just swimming.

Rash Guard: Best Mens Rashguards Shirts - Quiksilver

Saw a few guys using these on my recent trip to Maui. Just got back yesterday morning. Wish I was still there.
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hmm.. so 2 weeks until maui

I think i got everything figured out on what to see and eat.

just need a non-fish place for dinner thats NOT in Lahaina (dont want to drive that far because im staying in Kihei). Thinking BBQ what else

Also whats there to see in Paia? thinking of checking out there since i will be going to Mama's fish house for a late lunch at 2pm

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U can check out the surfboard fence between Paia & Mama's Fish House.

Picture Perfect in Kuau - Maui Bloggers Zone

It's closer to Mama's. My only regret was stopping by at night so i only got a few quick snaps as opposed to better daytime shots.

Paia has "colorful, rustic storefronts filled with local art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants."

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon is in Paia and is frequented by long-time Maui resident Willie Nelson about 7-8 times a year. Worth dropping in if only for a quick drink.

https://www.facebook.com/CharleysPaia
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Ohh sweet, looks nifty. Probably check it out since I'm there anyways.
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