This property is all about location, location, location. It is arguably the closest to the water on Maui. You have great ocean views of both Molokai and Lanai, which add much interest instead of blank horizon. The condo is small, fine for a couple, no more. There is a A/C "window" unit in the bedroom, which you'll want at night since the unit faces due west and the afternoon sun warms up considerably 85 degrees in early May. (I take along a travel thermometer, which is accurate). There are no curtains for the front sliding glass patio doors. I was able to get the outside patio pull down "blinds" to work (others have said they didn't work) which you can see through easily from inside the unit, but don't provide a great deal of shade. You'll want to leave the front door open to generate the "tropical breezes" that do eventually cool the unit as evening progresses. Note that as anyone comes through the lobby, they are lined up exactly to look through your condo. The ladder for water entry is problematic as the steps are the same 2" diameter round metal as the sides. We would have expected the steps to be more typical of a pool ladder with a wide horizontal section for each step. We say several people approach the ladder but saw no one actually use it. Best water entry is at the extreme south section of the property which is easy. As many folks pointed out, the "beach" section to the north comes and goes with the tide. Snorkeling is only fair as the water is quite shallow.
On the positive side, the property grounds are absolutely lovely with a wide variety of tropical plants, scrubs and trees, all seem to be well cared for. Their are 4 gas grills that saw heavy use each day. The following morning, a worker cleans them very well, "ready for inspection". Amazing to me, as we have seem so many times at other resort properties, folks use them and walk away, no one cleans them. All in all, Kuleana is a great value for the money and a great way to enjoy West Maui.