We had a wonderful stay in Puamana! The community grounds are beautiful and the condo is very clean and comfortable. The community feels very safe and all the residents we met were extremely friendly. There was a small welcome gift waiting for us in the condo on arrival and Kim went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. She even connected us with her neighbors and recommended a babysitter who lives onsite and is fantastic.
We enjoyed the fact that the pool is just steps away from the lanai. We spent quite a bit of time in either the Mountain Pool (next to the condo) and the Dolphin Pool (about a 5 minute walk) and most of the time we had the pools all to ourselves. The beach is gorgeous and about a 5 minute walk through the community. The waves were a little rough for our small kids while we were there, but we saw other small children swimming in the surf who were more comfortable in the ocean. The beach seemed perfect for paddle boarding and surfing and there were always quite a few people in the water enjoying those activities. We drove to a number of beaches (all within about a 20-30 minute drive) to explore the area and find some calmer surf. Napili beach, north of Kaanapali, Ulua beach (in Wailea) and Launiupoko (10 min south of Puamana) were all great options.
The proximity to Lahaina was very convenient for shopping, groceries, dining and people-watching. We never walked from Puamana, opting to drive up instead, but it looked quite walkable if you are up for it.
All-in-all, we had a great stay and hope to come back for a return visit soon!