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    Rebuilding Lahana, Maui

    I am not a normal poster on TUG, but I have seen the power of this group and I waned to share my thoughts. With all of the sad news coming out of Maui, I received an email from Viator this morning with “Maui Deals of the Week”. I know this was an auto send, but I did feel it was inappropriate...
  2. R

    Westin Nanea Timeshare Purchase

    We went to a presentation and got the following offer. We are new to timeshares and hoping you all can guide us. We were offered 62,000 Staroptions deeded at Nanea annually, which they told us translated to 2,625 club (Abound?) points to be used elsewhere MF is $1,140 (plus $200 club fee)...
  3. U

    Looking to buy TS at Westin Kaanapali/Nanea

    Hello to all, We are a family of 5 (2 adults sons and 11 year daughter). We want to purchase a TS on Maui, preferably Westin as we’ve been to all three. We would prefer OF and if possible 2 weeks. We want the option to either use the 2 BR or downsize depending who is joining in our family. We...
  4. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 127... Which Hawaiian Island to Choose?

    After spending six months in Hawaii on Five Different Islands over the last year, I thought I would share my thoughts on how you could choose which Hawaiian island would be best for you. I tried to keep my biases out of the choices as best I could. The truth is that there is really no horrible...
  5. Clifbell

    One Bedroom WorldMark Kihei Review in Kihei Maui Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the WorldMark Kihei. Kihei is a small beach town on the western shore. I stayed in a one bedroom with a nice deck located in Building 4 which has a partial view of the ocean from the deck. The unit also comes with a Murphy bed that does not...
  6. Clifbell

    Two Bedroom WorldMark Kihei Review in Kihei Maui Hawaii

    About 15 miles from the Main Airport in Maui sits the WorldMark Kihei. Kihei is a small beach town on the western shore. I stayed in a two bedroom with a nice deck located in Building 1 which has a wonderful view of the ocean from the master bedroom and the deck. The unit also comes with a...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 87... Hawaii Sept to Nov 22 Plans

    In a few days I am off to Hawaii (Maui and the Big Island) for just a little over two months. I recently (Episode 85 and 86) posted about living in Hawaii for a month and being Frugal. Well, I am Just about to do exactly what I described. I will be staying in Kihei and Kana'apali for 3 weeks...
  8. cindylou

    Seeking advice on renting out WKORV - unit size/combos, taxes in ads

    We find ourselves needing to rent out multiple prime weeks at WKORV in 2022 (preferably for top dollar) and are seeking past experiences from others regarding: 1) Ads. Do you put ads out as 2 bedroom units, or 1 BR and studio, or all 3 unit types? I'd rather not spend $45 for each Redweek ad x...
  9. TwilightHours

    My survey - what should I buy?

    Hi everyone, I’ve been looking over all the FAQs and other new user information. There is a lot of good stuff there for me to absorb, so thanks to all who have built and maintained it over the years. A little about myself to frame my desires and goals… I’m about 5-7 years from retirement, so...
  10. SteelerGal

    Maui in April 2022

    Since we were unable to go to Hawaii due to Covid, I am looking to go for Spring Break 2022 for 2wks. Being a family of 7, 1 week is not enough time since it’s not an annual vacation. I am hoping to secure at least a week via Vistana via SO. I have an ongoing search in II and trying to decide...
  11. R

    Looking for week in Hawaii/Honolulu around March 27th - April 4th

    Hi! I'm interested in going to Hawaii around March 27th - April 4th, preferably Honolulu Looking for at least a 1 BDR. Prefer higher end beach resorts such as Marriot/Hilton.
  12. K

    Maui Hawaii Covid 19 Test & Travel Tips

    Just returned from Maui and had multiple family members flying in so multiple tests in different geographic locations. Here are my Lessons Learned/Take Away’s : Walgreens- their drive through worked well although you need to watch the online calendar as they only open test appointments 3-4 days...
  13. D

    Maui Westin 2b2b Villa Rental w. Kaanapali Beach Access Dec 12-19th/7n $800

    Timeshare owner renting a 2b2b villa on at a brand new Westin Resort on Kaanapali Beach (famous for its beautiful sunsets!). The time booked is Dec 12-19, 2020 for 7 nights of stay. The villa has 2 spacious bedrooms with 2 king beds, 1 sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, dining , living room, and...
  14. T

    Free 3bdr at Sands of Kahana, Maui.

    2 weeks avail. Will do 1 week or 2. titajoan_49@yahoo.com
  15. akbear

    FREE - 2 Weeks, SANDS OF KAHANA, MAUI, HAWAII, Floating 1-50, Even Year, 2 bdrm/2bath, sleeps 6

    2 Weeks at Sands of Kahana Resort – Maui, Hawaii Located in western Maui, between Kaanapali and Kapalua https://www.sandsofkahanaresort.com/ Unit: Orchid unit, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath - with numerous amenities, sleeps 6. Weeks Available: Two (2) weeks, Deeded Usage: Floating 1-50 weeks of...
  16. K

    Wanted Hawai’i 11/22-11/26

    Our VRBO just cancelled and we are in need of four more nights. Prefer Big island but also open to Kauai or Maui.
  17. H

    Wanted: Maui 11/29 or 11/30 to 12/6

    Something upscale with a water view for a couples getaway.
  18. controller1

    Lahaina's Front Street

    We've been visiting Lahaina and the Ka'anapali Beach area of Maui for 13 years. For the past several years we go twice a year. Early on we really enjoyed walking down Front Street going in and out of everything from the souvenir shops to the jewelry stores to the artists' studios. Everything...
  19. H

    When to start Ongoing RCI Search in Hawaii for Spring Break 2020?

    Hi All, I have 300K RCI Points (clearly I'm not using this Timeshare enough) and my son is in his Senior Year of high school. Rather than some Spring Break party, I offered for the family to go to Hawaii, which he thought was awesome. So I created an ongoing search for either Maui or Oahu...
  20. Crercuda909

    Any Hawaiian island

    We are looking for accommodation from November 8 to 15 or even until the 22 . Can begin a day or two before or say or two after if it fits yours accommodation schedule Any Hawaiian island is fine Minimum one bedroom , We are a husband and wife . Thanks
  21. Crercuda909

    any hawaiian island Nov 9 to up to two weeks

    hi we are presently in maui, have booking until Nov 8. We are looking to extend from Nov 9 up to two weeks, Very flexible on dates and any island works ,Even a 4 days , a week or 10 days is fine We are two retired adults no pets, no children. Let us know what you have , thanks
  22. mcsteve

    Advice getting into Hawaii

    I currently have a HGVC RCI account and when I look at the available properties in Hawaii for the spring of 2021 there is only one property that shows. I have a 2br Southwind by Spinnaker property on HHI that I have not associated with RCI or II (my HGVC RCI does not allow adding non HGVC...
  23. P

    Maui Ocean Club, sales office activity

    One of my coworkers just came back from Maui Ocean club. He said the place was pretty full, given how many people were in the pools and how many lights were on in the units you can see from the pool area, just after dark. He also noted parking wasn't too crowded (and free for owners ;)). He...
  24. Elena

    Diamond Resorts - Ka'anapali Beach Club, Maui - September 8-13, 2019

    LAST MINUTE MAUI SPECIAL! Enjoy 5 nights in this 1 Bedroom Scenic View Unit for just $495! :whooopie: Discover comfort in our beautifully appointed accommodations featuring a king size bed, sofa bed with Tempurpedic mattress, and full bathroom complete with garden bath and walk-in shower...
  25. C

    June 26-July 3 Maui

    preferably west Maui - looking for affordable rental for 4 people. Would like to have ocean view
  26. C

    Looking for a Last Minute 1-BR in Maui

    Looking for a Last Minute 1-BR Maui check-in for May 31, 2019
  27. B

    New eating options in West Maui

    Just returned and found two new eating options you might find interesting. Indian - Indian Grill N Curry opened in April and is in the Wharf Cinema Mall. It is downstairs on the north side. We enjoyed the food and they were flexible to make things not on the menu. They made Chicken Tikka...
  28. TXTortoise

    Maui Kaanapali Beach Restoration

    (Hopefully this will serve as an anchor discussion thread as this effort moves forward in the future.) This project has been mentioned a few time in various threads, but the recent MOC spring newsletter got me surfing about for more info, as the project has been pushed to 2020...unfortunately...
  29. RNCollins

    3D whale experience debuts at Maui Ocean Center

    3D whale experience debuts at Maui Ocean Center https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/3D-whale-experience-debuts-at-Maui-Ocean-Center By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / March 22, 2019 “Maui Ocean Center has introduced a new technology-driven exhibit that takes...
  30. B

    Kihei 1 Bedroom March 27 - April 3 2019

    We have a family conflict and would like to recover some of our costs for the week we have booked for Worldmark Kihei from March 27 to April 3, 2019 The unit has a king bed plus a queen murphy bed in the living room for a max occupancy of 4 $700 or best offer You can email me at...