Although our trip has been planned and airfare purchased for sometime I've been waffling and heavily researching about where we should stay. I've only ever stayed in Kanaapali and I love it there. The beaches are beautiful, there's a very long boardwalk that's great for a nice morning run on the beach and there are lots of restaurants and activities nearby and it's very close to Lahina. Initially, I thought that booking a condo in Kanaapali would be the perfect fit for us; Maddie could have her own room, we'd have a full kitchen and laundry in our unit. However, since we'll be on vacation I don't really want to do much in the cooking, dishwashing and laundry department. What I want for vacation is lots of lounging next to a sparkling pool (under a cabana since Maddie's skin is so fair) and playing in the sand (under an umbrella to protect Maddie's skin as much as possible) on a large beach, not overwhelmed with other vacationers and peppered with only mild waves. This line of thinking brought me to 3 choices: Four Seasons Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani and the Ritz-Carlton Kapaula.
Lobby of the Fairmont Kea Lani
Fountain at the Four Seasons Maui
Main Pool at the Ritz-Carlton Kapaula
Which resort did I just book...? I'll fill you in at the end of August after our fun filled (and relaxing!) family vacation in Maui.