Help me find a place to stay for my honeymoon in Hawaii
August 13, 2012 12:52 PM   Subscribe

We're doing our honeymoon in Hawaii, either the Oahu or Maui. We're looking for a quite place June 3, 2013 - June 10, 2013. We're looking for a condo with a kitchen and that's ADA accessible

I have gluten intolerance, lots of allergies and she has lactose issues, we've decided to stay on one of those islands because they are very close to a Whole Foods which is necessary for our diets and we LOVE to cook.

Our search Criteria:

1. Must have a kitchen w/ stove, skillets, silverware etc...
2. Must be ADA accessible
3. <$300 a night

Nice to haves:
1. Private hot tub
2. Far from the beach, maybe near a forest
3. Private

We're looking at Maui and the big island, we're open to condos at big hotels like Marriot. We're open to any kind of property, cottages, cabins, condos, apartments, etc...

Any ideas or suggestions would be extremely helpful!
posted by snow_mac to Travel & Transportation around Hawaii (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure about ADA, but try here for a reasonably-priced, on-the-beach condo in Maui:
posted by luckynerd at 1:11 PM on August 13, 2012

You could stay at the Banyan Tree in Maui. They have cottages with kitchens. Its not on the beach. Its inland.

I loved it. Its isolated and beautiful and has character since its an old plantation house. There's a shared swimming pool and gardens with hammocks. They specifically call out one of their cottages as ADA accessible.
posted by vacapinta at 1:23 PM on August 13, 2012

Wait a minute-- the Big Island (Hawaii) or Oahu?

Maui is great, I love it, but I'm going to go a little bit against the grain and say maybe windward/North Shore Oahu. You're not going to be farfrom the beach anywhere, but that part of Oahu is really nice.

posted by BibiRose at 2:02 PM on August 13, 2012

Vaction Rentals By Owner: is a great resource for condos, lots of nice and up-to-date Hawaii listings on there and I'm guessing you might be able to filter for ADA accessibility. It's also easy to contact the owners and get more info.

It's unclear which islands you're focusing on but I highly recommend the Big Island and I think you will be able find all the groceries you need even though they don't have Whole Foods, though I don't know your allergies. I'd recommend exploring condos in the following areas:
--South Kona/Honaunau/Kealakekua/Captain Cook (a large region made up of several communities, lots of variety)
-- Volcano is a town located near the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, nice forest-y vibe
--Kohala (Northern tip of the island, very beautiful)

Maui would be my second choice. If you want a place closer to forest try the Kula region, also known as "up-country". Lots of nice organic farms in the area, some you can visit and buy stuff direct.

I don't know much about Oahu other than it's the most developed island by far and kind of crappy although I'm sure some areas are lovely if you get away from Honolulu and Waikiki.
posted by dahliachewswell at 2:54 PM on August 13, 2012

We had a good time at Waimanalo Beach Cottages. Very affordable, laid back owners and about a half hour drive from Oahu.

We shopped at Down to Earth foods, which is about a 10 minute drive from the cottage.

It doesn't really match anything on your "nice to have" list but it's worth a look.
posted by sngbk at 6:14 PM on August 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

i stayed at puamana on maui, which is at the southern end of lahaina (vrbo), and really loved it. there are a variety of available condo configurations and the complex has a couple of pools, a tennis court, clubhouse, and—most importantly—it's own beach which was really lovely. it's an easy 10 minute walk into lahaina as well.
posted by violetk at 6:14 PM on August 13, 2012

We also stayed in Puamana on Maui which was beautiful. The walk to Lahaina (which is also cute, but very touristy) may be longer than 10 minutes for you - I was on crutches and we drove every time.
posted by mgrrl at 2:29 AM on August 14, 2012

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