This condo has magnificent views! Perfect for a family get-away, as well as a lover's paradise! SUMMER SPECIALS!!!!
This one bedroom condo is actually quite large with 700 plus square feet of space and a huge lanai. Enjoy Classy Shopping along the beach, world class golf, fine dining and much more!! A 3 minute walk down to Kama'ole I Beach will keep you going back for days! This Beach is the largest and loveliest of the three Kam Beaches and features fine white sand and great swimming conditions. There are also consistent waves making it great for boogie boarding and surfing. Enjoy a 10 minute drive down to The Shops At Wailea, which is considered the most beautiful and exclusive shopping center in Hawaii. Here you will find stores such as: Banana Republic, Tommy Bahama, Tiffany & Co., Tori Richard, Gucci, Guess, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, and Much More!! Recent guests at my condo have told stories of Deep Sea Fishing, Helicopter Tours of the Island, The Haleakala Volcano Tour, The Road to Hana, Rounds of Golf at Ka'anapali and Kapalua, and Scuba Diving in Kihei!!!
We love this complex, Kihei Alii Kai. I have been staying here for over 20 years. We have stayed in several other fantastic units over that time. Due to limited selection for our vacation dates we chose this unit. This unit is affordable... for a reason. There are many repairs that need to be done. Water damage, molded out sink cabinets and a very uncomfortable bed to start. It certainly needs a paint job and a deep cleaning. Upon using the dryer in the unit some of my clothes had burn marks on them which is a huge safety concern for the entire complex. That being said, you can not beat the price and if you are willing to rough it a bit and overlook a few things then this might be the place for you. Just don't use the dryer until it is repaired! Although we felt we certainly got our money's worth due to the incredible price, we will look to spend a bit more our next trip to ensure a more enjoyable vacation. We will certainly come back to Kihei Alii Kai as the location and amenities are perfect for any family holiday.
Stayed here for 3 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. Its got A/C, internet, and although it's not a newly remodeled unit its got just about everything you need to call home for a week, or three in my case. This isn't the four seasons nor is it a shabby crap hole (have run across a few in my day), it's an attractively priced place to call home base, shower, lock up your stuff, go have fun and sleep. The only thing that would be nice is some tupperware to seal stuff up in the fridge or while on the go (I'll bet he's had it and they've disappeared along the way), other than that you're set. The complex has a great atmosphere, pool, hot tub and lots of plants growing throughout the open atriums between the buildings, Kihei is the best side of the island with the best beaches, IMO. If part of the reason for your trip is a ritzy place to stay this isn't it, adjust your budget accordingly and stay in Wailea or Lahaina, if you'd like a solid place to stay and spend your hard earned money elsewhere on the island or covering the cost of the trip, save some money and stay in this unit. The owner is also a great guy and very responsive to emails, before, during and after!
Easy and fast communication with the owner, answered all my questions before I decided to book. The unit is in the front over looking Dolphin Plaza/S Kihei Road and a 3 minute walk out the door to Kam 1 beach, I went to watch the sunset with one of the beach chairs provided almost daily. Walking distance to restaurants and stores, short drive to Wailea/Makena. The A/C, appliances, etc all worked fine... the tub did drain a bit slow and the owner will be checking on that as I communicated that to him. I have already passed along my recommendations to friends.
My Fiance and I visited Maui for the first time together and this condo was perfect. Not only is Kihei Alli Kai in prime location for eating, shopping and ocean play, but the condos' view and relaxing vib was flawless. Along with the ideal setting this condo provided new AC and a fun, de-stressed, and positive pool area. All the amenities were strongly appreciated. We will definitely be staying here again!
There are several things that were not optimal about this place but this is not a negative review because I think the price reflects these downsides. The condition of the unit was fine and clean. The unit is a very nice size and was comfortable for my family of 4. The pull out sofa bed was not comfortable but then most are not. It's hard in an older place like this to know how everything works, locks, lights, doors - I wish there were some written instructions to save time figuring it all out. In the end, everything worked (one exception -air con was broken upon arrival and while the response by the onsite manager was very prompt and kind it took 4 days before it was replaced -thankfully, it was only uncomfortably hot for 1 of the nights so it didn't ruin the trip). I also wish there was more than one roll of TP and more than one garbage bag (it's annoying to buy these things on a trip and you definitely need more for a family of 4 for a week). As to supplies, there were 4 beach chairs (great!) but you might like a beach umbrella and some actual beach towels. It is so nice to have the laundry machines in unit although I think the dryer might need to be replaced soon.
As to the complex itself, we arrived at night and finding the unit with 2 tired kids and all of our luggage was an epic event! Some pre-arrival guidance is recommended. The complex has (at first attempt) a complicated stair arrangement. This unit is on the half of the complex closer to the beach which is great unless your taxi drops you off in the top parking lot. definitely park or get dropped off in the lower parking lot if possible. The pool and BBQ area is nice enough but if you have kids you won't be comfortable because of the multiple signs around the pool area that say "QUIET AREA". Anyone with young kids knows it's impossible to keep kids quiet while they play in the pool. We didn't spend much time in the pool anyway. Hopefully the wild rooster(s) in the empty lot next to this complex will have moved on before your trip - who knew the don't only crow a dawn? The beach is close along with several good stores and restaurants - there's a natural food store right close for those with alternative food needs (we have one gluten free so that was helpful) and the gelato place Maui Gelato has amazing gelato and soft pretzels (not gluten free!) from scratch. Love Kihei and all of Maui, can't wait to go back.
I loved staying at this place. The beaches, restaurants and shops are just a stone's throw away. The pool, hot tub and steam room are very good amenities as well.
The owner is a very good person to deal with.