We just returned from a week-long stay with our family of six. How many times can you say, "wow!" Situated on the 9th floor of this renovated complex, this corner unit offers stunning panoramic views of the Pacific from the master suite, living room and dining room, with direct views of Lana'i and Moloka'i. Located in Kahana, northwest of Lahaina, this west-side location on Maui offers soothing tradewinds day and night. Air conditioning is available, but we rarely used it. Just open the sliding doors and a few windows -- and let the natural breeze keep you cool. Sleep to the sounds of the surf and wakeup to blue skies dotted with fluffy white clouds. Have breakfast on the veranda. Take a dip in the pool. Snorkel at the beach. Tired of paying sky high prices for meals? No problem. A compact but gourmet kitchen awaits you -- complete with range/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, blender, and all the utensils you need to make breakfast, lunch or dinner for a full family. The condition of the unit is first-rate. Well maintained, clean, in understated earth tones that give focus to the blue Pacific. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds and an en suite bathroom with tub/shower combo. There's another half bath/powder room near the foyer.
Nearby, there's plenty to do. We really enjoyed some of more local beaches, such as Napili Bay Beach and some of the nearby state park beaches such as DT Flemming. Or, check out Kahekili Beach Park just near one of the Westin resorts and just a few minute drive from the Royal Kahana.
In the area, you have a choice of several restaurants including some good local finds (like Thai food in the Napili shopping center) or elegant dining at the Plantation, with stunning views of the ocean. In nearby Lahaina, you have all the tourist trappings you'd expect to find on Maui and more tee-shirt shops than you can imagine.
Take a day trip to Lana'i via catamaran. Go snorkeling and keep an eye out for sea turtles and even an occasional small reef shark.
So much to do, this condo is in a great location -- close enough to lots of action yet situated in a quiet enclave near some of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches on Maui.
This was an unforgettable trip and the accommodations made it all worthwhile. Thank you!