If we had a motto, it would probably be "This is not a dress rehearsal." We love to travel often, but inexpensively. Almost every year we took our kids out of school a month or more to travel, and now that we are retired, we are spending more time on Maui, fixing up this new condo, and traveling as much as our health and being with the grandkids allows. Still some bucket list places we haven't gone and old favorites to see again! We just visited Myanmar Jan. 2018, and highly recommend it! The horrible mess with the Rohingas is from the military government and the lovely Myanmar people have nothing to do with it and need your business! We used and loved Lets Go Myanmar, whose motto, "Don't worry, just come" was quite true for us.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Owner chose Maalaea
Maui the way it used to be. When we first came to Maui thirty-some years ago, we were blown away by how incredible a place it was: Gorgeous colors; amazing views; tiny villages with all local stores (no national chains except a Sears in Kahalui); 2 lane uncrowded country roads; miles and miles of nearly empty gorgeous beaches; no crowds, traffic, or hassles, but really everything you needed. Don't get us wrong. Maui is still magnificent. And shopping is certainly easier and cheaper with Costco and all the other big stores. But with Maui's population more than doubling since then, not all the changes can be for the better. We can't undo those changes. But we've found a place which has barely changed for decades (and then for the better--a cleaned up nature preserve, tons more turtles, and almost no seaweed, because the turtles eat it all!). It still feels like the Maui we love and remember. We walk along a quiet narrow tree-lined lane to a little village with a cute harbor, an aquarium, and a few small shops and restaurants. The other direction is a little park where local people fish, picnic,and sometimes camp, and a gorgeous 3+ mile long, nearly deserted beach, backed by the shallow ponds of a nature preserve. And even though it is off the beaten tourist path, it is incredibly convenient to almost everywhere you're apt to want to go. 15-20 minutes to the airport, Costco, or Kihei, 30 minutes to Lahaina or Wailea, about 40 minutes to Kaanapali or Napili. If you prefer big resorts or lots of touristy hustle bustle, you can easily find that from Kaanapali to Kapalua, and Kihei to Makena. Definitely not in Maalaea. But we really love what you do find there.
What makes this Condo unique
We are really enjoying Makani A Kai. The lush tropical landscaping is outstanding, there are only 24 village-y, non-boxy units, and being right on such a long, empty, wonderful beach is fabulous. If someone in your group is fairly sedentary, you may prefer our third floor (there is an elevator) fantastic views from the lanai, Maalaea Banyans unit 150 yards toward the village (VRBO 152519). If you prefer ground floor or love being right on a long marvelous beach, with nice but less spectacular views, this might be the better choice. Aloha! Have a wonderful time!
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Two Week Stay in Maui
The A10 Unit that we stayed in was clean, very well equipped with kitchen essentials and had an excellent supply of fins, googles, boogie boards, bags and a couple of small coolers. It would have been helpful to have written information on use of the washer/dryer unit housed in the kitchen area. We used it on a limited basis but found that drying clothes was easier and inexpensive to use the dryer units located just outside our unit. Air conditioning units (2) both work very effectively and although we could not get the large fan in the living room to work during our stay (Sol came and got the remote the 2nd day of our stay) we were very comfortable when inside. The king-sized bed is very comfortable to sleep in (not too hard/soft) and plenty of pillows! Met some very nice visitors and unit owners on the premises and absolutely loved the swimming pool. We had LARGE surf for over a week, due to a cyclone coming up from the Baha and locals were warning us to stay out of the water due to waves and under tows. We made use of the pool ALOT and found a few beaches up north that were suitable for swimming/snorkeling or just floating. The Maui Aquarium is literally 1/2 mile from the unit and a MOST visit with or without children! Cost is reasonable and the outstanding displays and varieties of fish, turtles, sharks, etc is OUTSTANDING. :0) We will be returning for sure!
Thanks for the nice comments, and definitely our place, but it is unit A 9, not
A10. Glad you had a good time, and we'd love to have you back!
Great location - very close to beach
Central location for a Maui trip (next to Aquarium). Condo is just a few steps from the beach and had all the amenities we could ask for including chairs + towels. When we ran into issues during our stay the owner responded promptly to my messages and worked with us to resolve as best as possible.
We really enjoy our stay, thank you. The turtles out front of the property were fantastic, we will be back
Exscellent location; immaculate; well equipped; quiet
My wife and I stayed in this property Feb 14 - 27, 2019.
The location is perfect. Wonderful quiet beach just a few seconds walk away!!
The recently renovated unit has everything one needs - including a washer/dryer!
The owners are very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
We would definitely stay there again!!
The photos don’t quite do this unit justice. It is well appointed, freshly renovated, and very comfortable! The owners have truly thought of everything to make vacation easy and comfortable. We loved walking Sugar Beach in the mornings - it truly felt like a private beach! The central location on the island made it very convenient for our other adventures. We would certainly recommend this spot to others and would gladly return!
Condo unit is probably the best one in the complex. Tastefully updated with beach and ocean views.
We will definitely be looking for this listing for future trips.
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