This updated beachfront condo is a 1bed/2 bath unit perched upon the shores of white sanded Sugar Beach in North Kihei. Views from the condo & its lanai are unobstructed: wintering whales play in the bay, paddlers paddle, neighbor islands beckon, and sunrises & sunsets are gorgeous displays of tropical splendor.
Prep meals in the full kitchen to grill on the property’s gas grills—you will enjoy talking story (as the locals say) with fellow guests, sharing your Maui adventures. Life couldn’t be more pleasant or relaxing than this!
The bedroom has a king bed and a lovely granite & marble en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower with corner bench. Ditto the second bathroom. The living area’s sleeper sofa allows for up to 4 guests to be very comfortable. Flat screen TV with complimentary cable, WiFi & local phone keep you connected. Central AC & ceiling fans keep you cool. Coin-operated laundries on the 3rd & 5th floors near the elevator are 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 & sunsets by day, and star-studded skies and silvery moonbeams dancing 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 #: 153-570-5088-01