My family has stayed at the Hale Kamaole for years now. The views, location, casual but quiet atmosphere and ease of getting around has made it our home away from home.
This year, we had the pleasure of spending a week in this unit and I'm so happy we found it. The view is fantastic on this side of the complex because the full sunset is visable. From the deck you can also see both pools, all of the grounds, the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. The pictures posted are 100% accurate.
The interior of the condo is very comfortable and clean with the 2 bedrooms (both of which has beautiful foliage views), the loft and enough seating in the public areas for a family of at least 4.
The kitchen is very well stocked with enough spices and condiments to cook good, quick meals. I always appreciate finding a cupboard that has at least some basics, and this kitchen was better than most. All appliances are new and easy to use.
Everything needed for a day at the beach can be found in the outdoor closet and the supply of beach towels is more than adequate.
All of my communication with the owner of this condo was excellent! I trusted her completely from the beginning and her responsiveness throughout our reservation and stay was much appreciated. I also found the on-site manager/maintainance staff to be wonderful, attentive and helpful.
Kamaole Beach III is right across the street. It's a very nice little cove with gentle waves to play in. Right next door is Kamaole II which is a large strip of beach that has the boogie boarder waves. A short drive south, is Keawakapu beach which is a hidden gem! A good size shady parking lot is across the street and the path to the beach is a very easy, short walk. It is the quintessential Hawaiian beach with a long curve of white sand, palm trees, and an peaceful, uncrowded ocean. A very short walk up the beach is the Mana Kai resort which rents paddle boards, kayaks...
The Mana Kai is also home to Maui Yoga Path, which has a yoga class every morning on the beach, as well as many in their ocean front studio. Their program is geared for beginners as well as experienced guests, and I found it to be a welcome discovery!
From start to finish our 2014 week in Maui was one of the best. The Hale Kamaole was a great as ever and I can't recommend this particular condo highly enough.