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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 and dolphin watches to snorkel and snuba adventures to romantic dinner and 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), The Maui Golf and Sport Park for mini golf, water bumper boats, extreme trampoline and rock climbing, and various shops, 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. This is the territory of Ma’alaea Bay Realty & Rentals, where we have the ideal Maui Vacation Rental for you. Our resorts face Ma’alaea Bay straight-on and have widespread, nothing peek-a-boo about them coastline views that extend down to the Makena cinder cone, up the heights of Haleakala, and that sweep out across the bay to the sunken volcanic cinder cone of Molokini Crater and our neighbor island, Kaho'olawe. Superb.
Our condo rental units are in the affordable Makani A Kai, Hono Kai, Kanai A Nalu, Ma’alaea Banyans, Island Sands, Lauloa, Ma’alaea Kai, and Milowai Resorts. They boast full and fully-equipped kitchens, grounds that are perfectly manicured, and ocean front pools and barbecue areas that are meticulously maintained. At each, the parking is plentiful and free, as are cable TV and high-speed internet connections. All resorts have washers and dryers on the grounds or on each floor – and some have them in each unit. Check out the individual resorts for their particular amenities. They each have something unique to recommend them!
On days you crave calm and quiet, stay local! Enjoy the pool, the grounds and barbecues; have coffee or cocktails and dine on your lanai while you scope out Humpback Whales in the winter, the Honu (Hawaiian Green Turtles) bobbing in the surf, and the comings and goings of harbor boats all year round. And there is no better spot to enjoy Maui’s tropical sunrises and sunsets.
From your resort, walk west to the harbor and features described above—or head east, to the end of the road to access Haycraft County Beach Park. This is where you begin your stroll down the serene, spectacular 2.5 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). Also, you will encounter few people as this beach is mostly the domain of kite & windsurfers and kayakers who launch from it. It gives you such a local vibe to watch the surfers, paddlers, and sometimes racing outriggers from the Kihei Canoe Club. You will feel you belong here.
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, 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. Splendid!