WILDFIRE UPDATE: Our condo is located in south Maui, in the village of Maalaea. West Maui is currently closed off due to recent wildfires, but other parts of the island are still open. Our property and the surrounding area are safe. Local officials including Maui's mayor and police chief have reiterated that Maui is not closed - only west Maui. They also emphasized how the majority of Maui's residents rely on tourism dollars, and they simply asked that visitors are respectful and don't attempt to visit the affected areas.
Crew Rest Maui is a hidden gem at the north end of Ma'alaea Bay in South Maui. Our privately owned two bedroom, two bathroom beachfront 'home away from home' is a corner unit on the second floor of a four-story building directly at the water's edge. Our private lanai is directly oceanfront and looks across to neighboring Islands, the world-famous Molokini crater, and 10,000 foot Haleakala. It provides the perfect place to relax, watch the waves, and even see humpback whales during whale season.
There are HUGE benefits to a corner unit on the second floor, and it's important to understand why the location of the unit in the complex makes such a huge difference.
Corner units offer: the added security of not being at ground level, the privacy of having bedroom windows looking out on the beautiful courtyard, pool and ocean instead of sidewalk and parking lot and the absence of foot traffic past your private lanai. (Before booking in Kanai a Nalu, understand that the guest bedrooms of non-corner units look out onto the parking lot. Our guest bedroom has a FULL view of the ocean and pool area.)
The master bedroom has a comfortable California King-size bed with a private bathroom and wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views of the beach, gardens, and pool/BBQ area. A second full bathroom with shower/tub combo is across a small alcove from the second bedroom, which has a queen bed. (Our condo sleeps a maximum of 4 adults, or 5 guests total for families with children.)
We have gone above and beyond to provide you the little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible and make Crew Rest Maui feel like your home away from home. You'll enjoy updated decor, ceiling fans throughout, and A/C in every single room. There are plenty of plush beach towels, some dish/laundry soap to get you started, beach toys and boogie boards, liquid hand soap in the bathrooms, velvet non-slip hangers, Keurig coffee maker, keyless entry keypad, secure WiFi, and a well-equipped kitchen with everything you'll need. The living room features a smart, flat screen, wall-mounted TV with cable. Both bedrooms feature wall-mounted smart TVs with cable access as well as the ability to login to your favorite streaming service.
The private lanai is one of the best features of our unit. Again, it is DIRECTLY on the water, and not all units in the complex have such an amazing location and views. The lanai is a perfect place for reading, eating, whale watching or just plain relaxing to the sound of the gentle surf. You'll enjoy watching sea turtles (and whales during whale season) directly offshore from the lanai.
Just down the street from the condo, you'll find the core of Maalaea and the harbor area. This adorable seaside village offers a wide variety of activities such as snorkeling excursions and sunset cruises, shopping, delicious dining options, mini golf, an aquarium, and the Pacific Whale Foundation.
The central location of Crew Rest Maui is ideal for exploring all of Maui. You're just 15 minutes from the airport, 25 minutes from the North Shore, 10 minutes from Kihei, 20 minutes from Lahaina, and 5 miles or less from several golf course options.
Our favorite aspect of the Kanai a Nalu complex is the quiet, laid back feel. If you like the hustle and bustle of crowded resorts where you sleep in a cramped hotel room and share a beach and pool with hundreds of people while enjoying a $15 cocktail, this is not the place for you. Crew Rest Maui offers the ultimate in beachfront relaxation. Our spacious condo, uncrowded beach and pool, and quiet, low-key ambience provide the most relaxing vacation experience available on Maui.