Ma’alaea Kai # 213 is a 1 bedroom/1 bath unit in this secluded resort in Ma’alaea Town. The paradise outside the windows finds its way inside the condo with a view that sweep out across the bay with Mt. Haleakala as a backdrop (and Kihei at its feet), stretches south too the Makena cinder cone and then extends out across the ocean to neighbor island Kahoolawe. You’ll never forget it. Prep some locally sourced meals in the beautiful new full kitchen—or venture out to the BBQ areas, they are oceanfront, and it is so much fun to meet and “talk story” with other grilling guests before heading back to your condo for wining and dining on your lanai. This condo has a queen bed, sofa sleeper and central AC; the assigned parking is free, as are cable TV and high-speed internet. Laundry facilities on floors 2,3,4.
Outside, on the tranquil, tropical two-acre grounds of Ma’aleaa Kai, you’ll find an oceanfront pool, the BBQ areas, and a line lounge chairs on the lawn to give you a front row seat to watch the comings and goings of harbor boats, paddlers, and sunrises & sunsets by day—and star-studded skies and silver moonbeams sliding across the bay by night. A tropical atmosphere is pervasive when the line of tiki torches at the edge of the sea wall are lit—so Hawaiian!
During peak whale season (Dec-April) whale activity is visible in the bay off and on, all day long. The beach in front of Ma'alaea Kai has the added attraction of being home to many honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles); you will often see them bobbing in the surf.
About Ma’alaea Kai's Central Location
On the southern edge of the isthmus that forms Maui’s Central Valley lies a thriving yet tranquil community: Ma’alaea, population 352, plus or minus. This intriguing corner of Maui includes a bustling boat harbor offering excursions that range from whale & dolphin watches to snorkel & snuba adventures, to romantic sunset sails to chartered fishing expeditions. Adjacent to the Marina are the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, including The Maui Ocean Center Aquarium (voted Maui’s nbr.1 attraction), restaurants, and a gas station.
And then, tucked away off the main roads on a secluded dead-end road named Hauoli Street (Hawaiian for Happy Street), you’ll find a small community of laid-back, direct oceanfront resorts. Ma’alaea Kai Resort is one of these, facing Ma’alaea Bay with sweeping, nothing peek-a-boo about them coastline and outer island views.
Most importantly, you can easily venture forth from Ma’alaea to enjoy the full assortment of Maui attractions and adventures. Because of its central location and proximity to major roads you will have low commute times of between 15-30 minutes to experience: Kihei, Wailea, and Makena (economical to world-class restaurants, shops, resorts, golfing, and gorgeous beaches—south side style); Lahaina and Kaanapali (ditto—west side style), Kahului and Paia (Kahului: including shopping malls, Costco, and the airport; The Old Plantation Town of Paia: majestic-waved surf beaches and surf culture, eclectic shops and restaurants—north side style); and historic, charming Makawao Town (art galleries, eclectic shops and restaurants, and a “new-age mixed with cowboy” atmosphere—upcountry style). The summit of Haleakala and The Road to Hana are further, of course—but well worth the drive.
On days you crave calm and quiet, stay local! Enjoy the quiet setting with a good book or explore the neighborhood. From Ma’alaea Kai, walk west to the harbor and features described above—or head east to the end of the road and access Haycraft Beach Park. This is where you begin your stroll down the serene, spectacular 3 mile stretch of white sandy shoreline known as Sugar Beach. It is perfect for morning and evening walks or runs; you will have unobstructed views (no buildings until North Kihei) and encounter few people; a respite from more touristy areas.
Add it up: Direct oceanfront condo in a private, tranquil and safe setting with sweeping ocean and mountain views, convenient location from which to venture forth, AND affordability. Book Ma’alaea Kai #213.