In the past, I’ve been to the Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai. I had avoided Maui because I thought it was the most “elite”, dominated by 5 star experiences. I don’t know why I felt this way.
What I found was a laid back experience much like the Florida Keys. The Kahana & Napili areas have character.
I also can’t believe how close Molokai and Lanai are to Maui. They are impressive sights.