"We loved our stay in July 2016, although tropical cyclone Darby tried to upset our plans but over the 5 days we only had half a day of solid rain and a few days of strong winds. We loved the sound of the waves crashing on the shore and looked forward to going to bed to listen to the soothing sounds. We saw a couple of turtles from our balcony and saw quite a few snorkeling at the rock wall at Ka'anapali beach south of the Royal Lahaina.
The condo was well equipped, great to have beach towels. The view was just amazing!! loved sitting out there after our morning walk and a takeaway coffee....yet to find coffee in Oahu/Maui which is the strength of Australian standards and got strange looks when asking for a quadruple shot in a small takeaway cup lol! The murphy bed was very comfortable and also the fold out lounge great for the other adult in our group.
It's a 5 minute walk to a group of shops, there's a Safeway, Subway, Paradiso Pizza (delicious!) Snorkel Bobs and lots more. The local Bus also just in front of shops to Whaler's Village/then change buses for Lahaina. If looking to snorkel with turtles, most likely to find them straight from the beach at Napili and Kapalua. If looking to connect up with the beach walk footpath, you can access along the sand in front of Maui Kai if not high tide, otherwise it's a 10 minute walk the longer way round to the start of the walk to head South. It took us a brisk 35 min walk to Whaler's Village if taking shortcut on the sand (5 mins on sand to footpath).
We love that this condo is in a quieter area, we found Whaler's Village just a little too busy and decided one night to celebrate my daughter's birthday closer to the condo at Duke's 10 mins away along the beachwalk path.
My only suggestion would be another one of those neck pillows as we had a squabble over that LOL We'll be back, I prefer to be there for whale season, so hopefully February 2017 we'll see you again :D Thanks Christine Is there anywhere to post photos?"
Guest: Missing Maui
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 5, 2016