Beachfront condo #202 is a nicely upgraded 2 bedroom/2 bath unit on the 2nd floor of building 2. The interior is clean and bright with beautiful furnishings and a gorgeous new kitchen. As you prepare a fresh, locally sourced meal for dining on your private lanai, you can gaze out at the incredible blue Pacific and forget all your cares. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a lovely king bed, and a large window for more spectacular sweeping ocean views. The second bedroom has twin beds and its own bathroom, while the living area has a sleeper sofa that makes this unit suitable for up to 6 guests. Flat screen TV with complimentary cable, WiFi, and local phone to keep you connected and entertained; central AC and ceiling fans to keep you cool and an in-unit washer/dryer to keep you clean, conveniently. The views are stunning enough to knock your socks off—if you were wearing any. (But why would you be, Maui is flip flop and bare feet territory!)
The resort itself is a real gem. Nestled into a quiet, safe community, the vibe here is one of low-key local that lets you know you are in an authentic place, not some theme-resort approximation. Centrally located in North Kihei on the shores of Sugar Beach, Kihei Beach Resort is a favorite of return travelers. From here you can venture forth with low commute times (15-45 minutes) to enjoy most of the awesome adventures and attractions Maui has to offer. Two long & winding roads—one to the summit of Haleakala & the other through the rainforest heading to eastside Hana—are much longer treks to places remote, actually; but places not to be missed if one can help it.
On days you want to stay close to base, stroll the (almost empty) 3 mile stretch of white-sand shoreline known as Sugar Beach. The resort’s 1.3-acre grounds tempt you to stay and relax by the pool, sunbathe on the beach, or grab a lounge chair under a palm tree and read a book. From the grounds & pool you have panoramic, nothing peek-a-boo-about-them coastline views that extend south to the Makena cinder cone, sweep out across the water past Molokini Crater, neighbor islands Kahoolawe & Lanai and north to Maalaea Bay with its backdrop of white windmills marching up the ridges of the West Maui Mountains.
During high season (Dec-April) humpback whales (mamas, babies, and guardian males) find shelter in Maalaea Bay; the sight of them breaching is always thrilling. All year round you will savor spectacular sunrises and sunsets by day, and star-studded skies and silvery moonbeams glittering on the Pacific by night.
It’s fun that Kihei Canoe Club is next door to the resort. Watching the canoes during practices or races is a cool diversion most other resorts can’t offer. On Tuesdays & Thursdays they offer visitors an opportunity to paddle out with them ($40 donation)—so worth it! Across the street is a quaint collection of local treasures: a farmer’s market featuring local fruits & vegetables, Ululani's Shave Ice Store, Sugar Beach Bake Shop, & an ABC convenience store. You will find yourself there more often than you think—it’s one of those spots! And just down the road a bit toward Kihei, you will notice a most charming church, painted plantation green with white trim & exuding the Aloha spirit. Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church holds services in English & Hawaiian on Sunday mornings—open to all; on Thursday evenings they host 808 Uke Jam, a gathering of ukulele enthusiasts of all different levels who play, sing, learn & share aloha; it is free & open to the public. It is priceless.
By the way, this condo is professionally managed by Destination Maui Vacations, an on-island management company with more than 40 years of history on the island. Our offices are located nearby, with an easy-to-reach & courteous staff. We love to help & will do our best to ensure you have a wonderful stay on Maui.
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