My friend and I are planning a trip to Maui in April of 2013 and are just in the early stages of planning. She has been to Oahu twice, but I have never been anywhere in HI.
Based on our research, it looks like Maui is the best fit for an island stay for us. However, we literally have no idea where to stay. So far, it looks like Lahaina might be a good fit, but I was hoping I could get some feedback on where to stay.
We are looking for a happy medium between scenic with gorgeous views, landscape and beaches and a good restaurant scene with nightlife. Ideally, we would like to stay somewhere that has great beaches for the day time and great food and drink at night (upscale bars, cocktails, etc). Does anyone of have any recommendations as to where we should stay? And, recommendations on where to eat and drink? We are both coming from California (San Francisco and Los Angeles).
Any help is much appreciated!!!