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Old May 9, 16, 4:19 pm
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Look what i just found in my email box...

Already going to Andaz Maui in August...Is this place any good? Better than Andaz Maui?

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Old May 9, 16, 4:38 pm
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looks like a timeshare sales pitch... are you prepared for that (on vacation)?
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Old May 9, 16, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by neo_781 View Post
looks like a timeshare sales pitch... are you prepared for that (on vacation)?
Absolutely not. I just came back from 2 of them in Orlando. One at Sheraton Vistana and the other at Parc Soleil but if the property is top class, i'll do it simply because it might save me money considering that my reservation at Andaz is running me more than 2k for 4 nights. I need opinions. What would you do, stick with Andaz Maui or move over to the other...?
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Old May 9, 16, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Membersince2013 View Post
Absolutely not. I just came back from 2 of them in Orlando. One at Sheraton Vistana and the other at Parc Soleil but if the property is top class, i'll do it simply because it might save me money considering that my reservation at Andaz is running me more than 2k for 4 nights. I need opinions. What would you do, stick with Andaz Maui or move over to the other...?
Depends on a few things. Do you have kids? Diamond member/free breakfast? Are you renting a car? Kaanapali and Wailea have two pretty different vibes and there's pros and cons to both.
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Old May 9, 16, 6:17 pm
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I got one too, but a low-rent version because I don't make 6 figures. $425 for 4 days/3 nights, Key West (Windward Pointe).
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Old May 9, 16, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Depends on a few things. Do you have kids? Diamond member/free breakfast? Are you renting a car? Kaanapali and Wailea have two pretty different vibes and there's pros and cons to both.
Diamond breakfast seems pretty far down the list of factors here, given the options are "pay $2000" or "not".
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Old May 9, 16, 6:58 pm
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I received an offer for the Hyatt Pinon Pointe, Sedona. $185 for 3 nights in a one bedroom suite, plus the 10k points.
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Old May 9, 16, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by CLEguy View Post
Diamond breakfast seems pretty far down the list of factors here, given the options are "pay $2000" or "not".
We must be reading different offers then because I see at as 'pay $2000 or pay $1500 + taxes' which is nearly $2k. I would consider a very big factor it if for example you are needing to feed a family of 4, hence why I asked.
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Old May 9, 16, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
We must be reading different offers then because I see at as 'pay $2000 or pay $1500 + taxes' which is nearly $2k. I would consider a very big factor it if for example you are needing to feed a family of 4, hence why I asked.
That's what I get for reading FT on my mobile. Oops!
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Old May 9, 16, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Depends on a few things. Do you have kids? Diamond member/free breakfast? Are you renting a car? Kaanapali and Wailea have two pretty different vibes and there's pros and cons to both.
No kids, just me and my GF. I don't need a 2 bedroom, but if they're offering, i'll take it. I'm already rented a car for the whole duration of our stay. Does the Kaanapali have more of a "family" vibe like all the other timeshare units i've been to? If so, i def don't want to be there with a bunch of children running and screaming around the pool.
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Old May 9, 16, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Freckles68 View Post
I got one too, but a low-rent version because I don't make 6 figures. $425 for 4 days/3 nights, Key West (Windward Pointe).
Got that too. I simply deleted it after i read that the property is right next to an airport.
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Old May 9, 16, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Membersince2013 View Post
No kids, just me and my GF. I don't need a 2 bedroom, but if they're offering, i'll take it. I'm already rented a car for the whole duration of our stay. Does the Kaanapali have more of a "family" vibe like all the other timeshare units i've been to? If so, i def don't want to be there with a bunch of children running and screaming around the pool.
Yes, you are more likely to find kids at the HR than Andaz. Andaz has adult only pool areas at least. Parking is also a consideration. HR offers self parking for $18, though I'm not sure if there are any 'free' options around. At the Andaz you can use the Kiheh option and pay nothing for parking. There's lots of restaurants etc within walking distance HR, Andaz not so much, but if you have a car you can drive. All things considered I would personally choose the Andaz for a more relaxed time, but it all depends on how much you value the extra night and 10k points, and how well you can handle aggressive timeshare pitches.
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Old May 9, 16, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Yes, you are more likely to find kids at the HR than Andaz. Andaz has adult only pool areas at least. Parking is also a consideration. HR offers self parking for $18, though I'm not sure if there are any 'free' options around. At the Andaz you can use the Kiheh option and pay nothing for parking. There's lots of restaurants etc within walking distance HR, Andaz not so much, but if you have a car you can drive. All things considered I would personally choose the Andaz for a more relaxed time, but it all depends on how much you value the extra night and 10k points, and how well you can handle aggressive timeshare pitches.
Thanks for taking time to break it down for me. Although i don't have an issue with handling timeshare pitches, i'll just stick with Andaz. I really like the fact that they have an adult only pool. Sounds like a more relaxing time. 10k points isn't persuasive at all. They should have made it 60k points...
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Old May 10, 16, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by Membersince2013 View Post
Absolutely not. I just came back from 2 of them in Orlando. One at Sheraton Vistana and the other at Parc Soleil but if the property is top class, i'll do it simply because it might save me money considering that my reservation at Andaz is running me more than 2k for 4 nights. I need opinions. What would you do, stick with Andaz Maui or move over to the other...?
BTW I did the timeshare pitch here...it was the easiest one I've ever been to. The sales rep even asked if he wanted me to bother having him get prices to show. Pretty sure we were out in 90 minutes no problem.
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Old May 10, 16, 10:59 am
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The Hyatt Residence Club also has a very nice infinity adult only pool to the far left of the property when looking at it from the ocean.
It's warmer than the other pools at the resort or at least it was when I was there in Feb 2015.
We stayed at the Regency next door and had access to the the Residence Club (RC) facilities.
I looked at a 2 bed room suite (didn't stay for a timeshare pitch though) and it was very nice. Larger more comfortable but not as trendy as the Andaz.

It would be hard choice for me as I like both properties. The last 2 times we've been to Maui we've split our stay for that reason (but we were there for 10 to 12 nights total).
Things I'd consider
Whats the cost difference?
Are you diamond? Does the free breakfast factor in? Would you use the kitchen at the RC?
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