Great Maui vacation condo
My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks, Apr 23rd 2008, enjoying a fun filled time while also relaxing in the fine condo. Most rentals we've stayed in are usually just adaquate but this one was superb. Well maintained, clean, comfortable, great kitchen, lots of ceiling fans, AC, 2 TVs, vcr/dvd, real knives that were sharp, everything you would normally use at home. And since we did take a laptop to have braodband access was great. Plus the view from the 4th floor was far better than lower floors since this bldg is not right on the ocean but a short walk away.
The Safeway in North Kihei seemed to offer the best selection at better prices than the closer Foodland in South Kihei.
This area of Kihei is also a plus since it's not far from activities south near the best snorkling and other water activities. We found Alua beach to be the best for snorkling/diving and at Makena Landing we saw the most turtles. The drive to west Maui was easier than our last trip in 2001 as long as you don't pick rush hours. Our drive up to the Haleakala volcano for sunrise took about 2 hrs leaving at 2:30am and stopping at the first visitor center to change into winter clothes. We were at the summit early and it was as expected - windy and cold. But as the weather is unpredictable the sunrise was not great that day - too many high clouds. Of course every day after that was much better (you can see the mountain from the condo walkway) but you have to decide early am when you can't see it. The drive to Hana worked out well, again leaving early 7am before rush hour and didn't encounter much traffic on the way. We decided to take the road as far as possible, just before Kaupo, since the road is still closed due to fallen rocks from an earthquake about 2yrs ago...they said it should be open Oct 08 but don't place any bets.
Some really great restaurants we went to: Nicks at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Mama's Fish House, Ma'alaea Waterfront, Kula Lodge for breakfast after the volcano and Kimos in Lahaina.
We would recomend this condo to others and wish we could have stayed longer.
Win and Marianna
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/9
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