Discover the majesty of Maui from this 100% oceanfront condo in conveniently and centrally located Maalaea. This beautiful location is on the shores of Maalaea Bay, a whale sanctuary to the humpback whales, which travel to the warm waters of this pristine location to breed and give birth every year. Walking distance from the condo is the popular Maui Ocean Center & Aquarium with numerous restaurants and shopping options. Across from the Maui Ocean Center is the harbor where water activities are available for snorkeling, diving, sightseeing and dining adventures. The central location of our condo lies between two major tourist areas, just a 20 minute drive in either direction, to Wailea on one side and Lahaina/Kaanapali on the other. The airport is just a 12 minute drive. If it's adventure you want, the road to Hana is near our door step as well as the drive to Mt. Haleakala Volcano. Walk to the end of our street for 7 miles of white sand beach for great swimming & surfing
Location, Location, Location: The village of Maalaea sits adjacent to Maalaea Bay, first stop for the humpback whales on their way to Hawaiian waters every winter to breed and give birth. You can discover the wonders of Maalaea just as the whales have known instinctively for thousands of years! Our Island Sands Condo is located twelve minutes from the airport and centrally located between Kaanapali on the west shore and Wailea to the south. The condo is 100% oceanfront, just 80 feet to water's edge. The grounds are meticulously maintained and landscaped with pool, barbecue area and lots of lounging space. The unit has spectacular ocean views of Haleakala volcano, Molokini Island and endless ocean. The condo is equipped with air conditioning, a full kitchen, inside washer and dryer, cable TV with DVD, VCR, CD, AM/FM, free WiFi high speed internet cable connection, sofa with queen sleeper in living room and decorator furnishings. Both bedrooms have queen beds.
Activities Abound: Within a short walk is Maalaea Harbor with many ocean activities including snorkel trips, scuba diving, dinner cruises, whale watching and fishing expeditions. Several award winning restaurants are also in the harbor as well as retail shopping. Be sure not to miss the fabulous Maui Ocean Center, a world class aquarium which was voted 'Best Land Activity' in the Maui News. A short walk in the other direction takes you to the beginning of a seven mile stretch of white sand beach known as Sugar Beach which leads all the way to Kihei. Another favorite pastime is just relaxing on your own private oceanfront lanai at the condo watching the whales. You can also watch the boats leaving and returning to the harbor loaded with happy sightseers or gaze at the spectacular 10,000 foot rise of Haleakala volcano across the Bay. Evenings on the lanai have a sparkling view of the lights studding the 'up country' leading to the top of the volcano. If you are looking for paradise, this is it!
'Maui no ka oi' Maui is the best! My first trip to Maui was to attend a friends wedding 30 years ago and I have been coming back ever since. I enjoy actively managing my vacation rentals which brings me to Maui for extended stays several times a year.
On my second trip to Maui, I decided to stay in a condo at Maalaea Banyans. I was immediately struck with the most spectacular view of the ocean, bay, 10,000 foot rise of Mt. Haleakala volcano, boats cruising out to Molokini island and the sound of surf breaking right out in front of the condo. Maalaea Bay is also a whale sanctuary where whales can be seen in full view from your lanai (covered deck) from December to April. the condo is centrally located and just a 20 minute drive to all the major tourist attractions yet tucked quietly on the ocean for a relaxing retreat.
The central location makes it convenient to the rest of the island yet within walking distance is the harbor with fishing, snorkeling, scuba, dinner cruises and the popular Maui Ocean Center with aquarium, numerous shops and several restaurants. If you don't feel like cooking or barbecuing at the property, you don't have far to go for whatever you want.