We are just finishing an unbelievable stay. Top floor (6th) which means nobody is peering into your room. We saw sea turtles from our balcony multiple times each day, everyday. Nice sized pool - no slides, but clean and never crowded (3 ft - 7 ft deep). The door to the room has a code to get in, which means you don't have to bring a key with you on your excursions (except to the pool, which requires your room key).
So many food choices right across the street: Thai, Tex-mex, seafood, sushi, Hawaiian, coffee, cinnamon rolls, sports bar, local hangouts, etc... The major resorts in Makena are a 5 minute drive south if you wish to step-up your dining experience, but the food right here has been excellent. Grocery store, organic grocery store, beer & liquor - all right across the street.
The kitchen has plenty of pots, pans, dishes, bowls, silverware, glassware. Automatic ice machine and blender. Roof top deck is fantastic and has 4 large, clean grills to use.
The breezes (25 mph!) EVERY afternoon are just amazing. The bedroom facing the ocean will hear crashing waves all night, and the 5am sprinkler system (not too bad, this is the 6th floor), and the bedroom facing the street will hear tons of birds at about the same time.
The Royal Mauian is nestled right between two of the most beautiful (and uncrowded) beaches I've ever experienced. Snorkel right here - lots of coral, fish and turtles. The sand is almost as soft as baby powder. There are spots of natural shade on the beach, too.
When we come back to Maui, this is our spot.