Beachfront condo #401 is a 2 bed/2 bath corner unit on the 4th floor of the 1st building, at the north edge of the property right in front of the pool. Extra windows provide even more expansive ocean views and also let in lots of light. Pick up some fresh local food to prep in the full kitchen, then finish it off at the property’s gas grills & talk story with other guests, as the locals say, and get/give tips on where else to go on island! Having meals on your private lanai while being mesmerized by the goings-on out in the blue, blue Pacific is an experience you will never forget.
Bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The master has a king bed & a large window that gives you more of that in-your-face-ocean view you’ll never tire of, while the second bedroom has twin beds and the living area has a sleeper sofa. Two flat screen TVs with complimentary cable, WiFi & local phone; central AC, ceiling fans, and an in-unit washer/dryer that's super convenient.
The resort itself is a real gem. Nestled into a quiet and 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, 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 longer treks to places remote, 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 north to Ma’alaea. The resort’s 1.3-acre grounds tempt you to stay and relax by the pool, sunbathe on the beach or claim 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 stark white windmills marching up the sharp 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 few resorts can offer. On Tuesdays & Thursdays the club offers 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 & veggies, 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! GE / TA #: 133-051-8016-01