"What a peaceful, lovely, comfortable QUIET (no noise..traffic OR people!) condo rented to us by a wonderful owner! After a long day of lost bags and frustration at the car rental office, we finally arrived at the Mana Kai. You can feel the spirit of Aloha as soon as you enter this magnificent place! Artemis (front desk check in) was very sympathetic, checked us in quickly and said 'just bring this paper back in the morning'.
We went up to the condo, punched in the 'entry codes' (MUCH appreciated the fact that we didn't have to carry a key or card to get in) and were welcomed by a fabulously clean, well decorated condo. The sunset from the lanai was gorgeous with the trades blowing slightly. We left for dinner and while we were driving back, got a call that security had just signed for our 'lost luggage'. So thankful to them for that!! The entire staff is just so kind and friendly. We then just sank into the soft bed with fluffy pillows and wonderful linens. There was a bit of an issue with the new a/c unit not wanting to work correctly overnight, but a quick email to the owner and it was fixed by the service repair within 2 hours.
We loved being able to walk out right onto the soft, full, green lawn and the golden sandy beach...the best beach in South Maui. There were plenty of chairs both on the lawn and at the pool. Appreciated the foot/shower wash near the pool, too, so we could rinse off all the sand before re-entering the condo. The small convenience store/deli was nice to have for snacks, souvenirs and 'floaties'.
Snorkel, float, body surf...do it all right here on the beach. The front closet of the 'A' unit had a lot of beach chairs, snorkel gear, umbrellas, body board, etc. Much appreciated items by the guys!
Enjoyed cooking meals in the kitchen (thank you for the drip style coffee pot!!) and the BBQs on the lawn worked beautifully.
A short drive up South Kihei road and you can find shopping, dining, ABC stores, gas, groceries....you name it, it's there. Try Ohana's Seafood Bar & Grill. A new place that just opened (Oct. 2015) REALLY good food...as good or better than Coconuts!
We were so impressed with the Mana Kai property that we plan a return trip soon. This is THE BEST condo we've stayed in!
Thank you for everything! We couldn't have asked for a better owner to work with or a nicer place to call home on Maui. Maui No Ka 'Oi! MAHALO!!"
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: October 20, 2015