Hi Heather, thank you for asking me to help with your Hawaii adventure. Your chosen destination of Maui is regularly acknowledged as one of the most beautiful places in the world - this is going to be a vacation to remember!
Top 10 Things to Do on Maui
- Watch the sunrise light up Mt. Haleakala Crater from the 10,000-foot summit of the largest dormant volcano in the world
- Hike through the lush rainforests of Iao Valley and view the Iao Needle, a natural rock pinnacle rising 2,300 feet above the valley's floor
- Witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whales on a whale watching cruise when they visit Hawaiian waters November through April
- Simply relax on a beautiful white-sand beach
- Drive the road to Hana – a winding 2-3 hour drive along some of the most scenic coastline in Hawaii
- Visit the Maui Ocean Center, the largest tropical reef aquarium in the country
- Stroll around the shops, restaurants and art galleries in Lahaina Town
- View tropical fish on a snorkel, scuba, or snuba tour
- Experience the culture and cuisine of Hawaii with an authentic luau
- Play golf at the many championship golf courses around the island
Two weeks on Maui - flights, resort, and car rental
Flight details: YYT = St. John's; YYZ = Toronto; YVR = Vancouver; OGG = Maui
Based on your request for a resort that is low key, has a kitchen, and is close to beaches, my first suggestion is an oceanview unit at Aston at Papakea.
Aston at Papakea Resort on Maui's Kaanapali Coast is a laid back property on 13 acres of expansive lawns and lush gardens. These are condominium accommodations overlooking the crystal blue Pacific. All guest studios, one, two and three bedroom suites at Aston at Papakea Resort come with fully equipped kitchens and in-room washer/dryers for extra convenience. You'll have a private furnished balcony or lanai, where you can relax and enjoy spectacular ocean views.
All condominiums are air-conditioned, and complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the resort. Walk along the beautiful ocean or visit the nearby Kaanapali and Kapalua resort areas to enjoy their beaches, championship golf courses, fine shops and restaurants.Walk along the beautiful ocean or visit the nearby Kaanapali and Kapalua resort areas to enjoy their beaches, championship golf courses, fine shops and restaurants.
Your one bedroom ocean view unit has a full kitchen, a separate bedroom with King or Queen bed, and a sofabed in the living room. There is a shower and bathtub, but only one bathroom.
Lanai with ocean view - please note units are individually owned and may not be exactly as shown
Amenities at Aston at Papakea Resort include two swimming pools, two jet spas, lighted tennis courts, two 12-hole putting greens, and free fitness classes and activities. We also offer numerous picnic and barbecue areas, perfect for family reunions, outdoor parties, or just the perfect meal for two before an evening stroll. In addition, two spacious poolside cabanas which accommodate up to 35 people are available for rent (contact the front desk to reserve in advance).
All bookings are subject to a $17 USD daily Facilities Use Fee and a one-time Departure Cleaning Fee of $89 USD (plus tax).
All Aston Hotels & Resorts hotel and condominium units have been designated as Non-Smoking Accommodations.
Flights, resort, and full size car rental for two weeks: $9860.59 CAD (*resort fee and cleaning fee not included)
Option 2 - Aston at Kaanapali Shores
The Resort and Ocean Pool
The Aston Kaanapali Shores condominium resort rests on 10 acres of white sand, tropical gardens, and flowing waterfalls. On the grounds of the Aston Kaanapali Shores, you’ll find cultural activities for both kids and adults. There is a cultural arts and crafts fair every Thursday, featuring local crafters and artisans who make handmade goods that make great gifts to take back to friends and family back home. They also offer hula and lei making classes. There is also dining available on site at the Beach Club Restaurant and Bar.
One of two heated freshwater pools at the resort
Garden view - pictures may not be exactly as shown
Kitchen - may not be exactly as shown
This suite offers two separate bedrooms, living/dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, and private lanai with a tropical garden view. There is a King in the master and twins in the second bedroom. Perfect for families.
Option 2 - Package Price
Flights, resort, and full size car rental for two weeks: $14,353 CAD (*resort fee and cleaning fee not included)
All prices were accurate at time of quote but subject to change until booked.
Nicole Kavanagh, Travel Portfolio Manager, The Destination Experts. firstname.lastname@example.org; 1 866 899 8969, ext. 386