Recent Maui reviews
"this condo is clean, well-located (across from the beach), and stocked with linens, beach chairs, etc. The street in front of the condo is very noisy and the birds will definitely awake you at 5:30 AM, every morning. Otherwise the place is perfect."Guest: Joe L. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 5, 2014View listing
"I looked long & hard to find a perfect place to stay in Maui & I couldn't have done any better than this! We have a family of 5 & the youngest is 16. The condo is gorgeous & the location is awesome. It was very spacious & comfortable for us all. We spent as much time as we could soaking up the incredible view of the ocean from the lanai. We used the BBQ & enjoyed our own steak dinner. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to make your own meals. The beach is beautiful right outside your door & it is a nice 2 mile walk to the end. We went all over the island & this was a perfect central location to everything. We liked staying in Kihei better than Lahaina (where we stayed last trip) because it was a more Hawaiian home town feeling than all the hotels in Lahaina. We would recommend this unit to anyone going to Maui. You will not be disappointed! We felt very spoiled staying here! Thank you....."Guest: Sue Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014View listing
"We just spent 2 glorious weeks in this lovely accommodation. The suite perfectly matched the images we viewed prior to our arrival. Christine was always prompt in answering our questions, so we never worried about anything. We particularly loved the close proximity to the pool and beach, which we used every day. Wailea is a gorgeous part of Maui, so we felt blessed to be staying in such a tropical wonderland. A particular highlight was the snorkeling we enjoyed every morning that included swimming with the turtles. We would certainly recommend this condo to friends and family, and would love to visit again some day."Guest: John G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014View listing
"We were absolutely thrilled with our recent visit and first vacation to Maui. It is a wonderful place to take a family on vacation - endless things to do and gorgeous beaches and consistent warm weather. The condo was just terrific. There is more than enough room for a family of 5. We felt quite at home as it had all of the essentials needed for our vacation in Maui. We were so grateful for the coolers, beach chairs and boogie boards - not too mention the washer and dryer ~ SO CONVENIENT!! It is modern and very comfortable. The grounds at Kamaole Sands were immaculate as was the pool area. The outdoor BBQ areas were a plus!! Chelsey and Darrell were great to work with and made the VRBO process SO easy - thank you!! Our only compliant was that the pool staff were rather strict and somewhat grouchy :( We didn't spend a lot of time there so it wasn't a big deal."Guest: Family of Five Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 10, 2014View listing
Maui Travel Tips
The Pleasures of Maui Condos Found on Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii is not all about resorts with high-priced beach rooms. You can also find modest accommodations with Maui vacation rentals. The rentals can offer you enough space for a few couples or an entire family to enjoy the sunsets and relax on the beaches nearby. This tropical paradise provides more in a vacation than you might be able to fit in, with canopy tours, snorkeling, beach days, natural parks, and shopping. Each day, it is possible to wake up and enjoy a different sort of fun no matter your pleasures.
The Tale of the Lassoed Sun
Like much of the world, there are always origin stories in how a land formation formed and Maui is no different with the tale of the Island. It is said the Demigod Maui used a magic fishing hook to pull the Hawaiian Islands up one by one from under the sea. This magic was also used to gain more daylight hours from the sun. By lassoing the sun. Maui persuaded it to offer more light so that the crops would grow and make his people prosperous. Of course, it is just a tale, a slightly romantic and beautiful story, though the truth is much different. Nonetheless, you as a tourist can always help protect Maui's unique ecosystems by supporting American Reef Coalition-MAUI.
Maui has the volcano Haleakala which erupted many times to form the mountainous island. The last eruption of Haleakala was in 1790. It has formed Hawaii's 728 square miles, making it the second-largest island. During the year, about 128,000 residents remain on the island along its west coast and northern shores. At the height of tourist season, Maui can see millions of visitors travelling by cruise ships and plane.
Points of Interest by Maui Lodging
Travel to Maui would not be complete without stopping at some of the points of interest found near Maui lodging. The first place one might wish to travel from Maui condos would be Hakeakala National Park. You may want to use the kitchen offered at your accommodations to fix a picnic lunch, as it is a majestic spot to eat and watch the wildlife surrounding you. Hawaii is nothing if not verdant with forests and inhabited by numerous wildlife species both on land and in the water. The national park is a 27-mile drive through plantation and ranch land, where one reaches 7,000 feet above sea level. Hakeakala is considered the “House of the Sun,” where you can view the crater below that is characterized by cinder cones and black lava. The park grounds are open daily for 24 hours, allowing you to arrive early in the morning for the sunrise and to remain for the sunset.
The best beaches for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving are found on the western and southern shores of Kapalua vacation villas. They are the safest, as well as wonderful for shelling. The Ocean Activity Center at Wailea and Sports Centers at Kihei lodging are well known for their water activities including boating, wind surfing and much more.
Anyone who visits Maui should take advantage of the available helicopter tours, Pineapple Express tour, and the volcanic tours to be found on the massive island. Even a canopy tour to see the island in a different light is a must.
Cuisine on the Island of Maui
Maui has a greater influence from Asian countries than it does from America in regards to cuisine. When visiting Maui, one can find numerous restaurants offering sushi, Japanese, and Chinese cuisines. Even to a certain degree, the cuisine will offer top Filipino choices. Thailand cuisine is also a favorite among local residents. For those staying in Maui vacation rentals, it is possible to make numerous fresh dishes with the fish you catch and the fresh food markets spread throughout the island. If you do not find the Hawaiian cuisine to your taste, you can always stick with what you enjoy.
The Importance of Climate in Hawaii
For those who have not yet travelled to Hawaii, it can seem interesting that they do receive snow in the winter months. This is kept in the higher elevations and thus makes the climate in Maui important to your travel plans. Maui has mild temperatures and a great deal of rainfall. For the most part, you will experience tropical weather but the wind can be a factor, often making for the best surfing.