"We loved our stay at Maalaea Kai! The view is truly amazing. Because of the time change we never missed a sun rise... so beautiful to watch it coming up over Haleakala. You can also see Molokini crater, the island of Lanai, and the boats coming in and out of the harbour. The nice part is that,while you see the boats coming in and out, you can't hear them and you can't actually see the harbour itself. Turtles come in front of the condo everyday to feed off of the rocks. Very entertaining. The grounds are impeccable. The grass is so thick and lush, it's like walking on carpet! The pool is the cleanest and nicest water I've ever swam in. The BBQ grills are thoroughly cleaned every day and we used them almost every day. With this view, we never felt to need to go out for dinner....oceanfront dining everyday for us. Plus it was a great spot to meet people. Others have complained that it is windy , and it is VERY windy. That's what we loved! It made it possible for us to be out enjoying the 80-90 degree weather and created ever changing views with the clouds and the waves. The unit does not have A/C but open the front and back windows and you won't miss it. The beach was a bit of a walk but so worth it. Beautiful sand that went on forever. Never crowded, even on the weekend when the locals would come with their families.....loved meeting with them to find out what living on Maui was really like.
Location, location,location! The best for getting anywhere on the island. We drove over to the west side 3 times and could not believe the traffic. A line of cars that crawled on for miles on this single lane highway. Lucky for us it was usually in the other direction. So easy to get to Kahului , Kihei, upcountry,the start of the road to Hana, and of course up to see the sunrise from Haleakala.....a not to be missed moment! We will return!"
Guest: Pam V.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 5, 2016