We have vacationed on Hawaii many times, and we all agree, this was the best Hawaiian vacation ever!!!
Our family of 3 adult couples spent 12 nights at this lovely villa. It was perfectly decorated. The furniture in the villa is high quality Tommy Bahama – sturdy and attractive. Each spacious bedroom had a large private bath and a walk-in closet so luggage was kept neatly out of sight. The bedrooms were spacious and provided great privacy for our family! The bedding was very nice quality and the beds were comfortable. There was a very large kitchen with everything you might want (there were even 2 coffee makers--one used k-cups and the other used ground coffee; there even was a coffee bean grinder which we used every morning). We cooked many meals in the kitchen and there were plenty of dishes, glassware and silverware. We spent a lot of time on the lanai. The chairs on the lanai are padded and comfortable. There is a grill and small refrigerator and sink on the lanai; we used the grill several times. The living room is very comfortable with seating for 7. We used the laundry room several times; the owner provided a huge Costco-size container of laundry detergent and dryer sheets. The appliances are very large: we washed 6 large beach towels in one load and had plenty of room.
The Villages at the Mauna Lani is a lovely gated community; it is safe and private. There is a private beach which was perfect for snorkeling. Families with small children would love this beach as it is calm and protected. And there is a restaurant steps away from the beach with a nice menu for both lunch and dinner.
There is an exercise facility and pool about 5-10 minute walk from the villa. It was never crowded. There are elliptical machines, bikes, treadmills, and weight machines. The pool, while small, is perfect for families; it is not deep (maybe 4 feet) and perfect for lazing. Our adult children enjoyed a day at the pool especially because we were the only ones there. The lounge chairs in the pool are fun!
There is a shopping center about a 10 minute walk from the villa (the Shops at the Mauna Lani) with a Foodland Farms grocery store which is handy.
We met the owners one afternoon; they are helpful and responsive. We received our full security deposit within 4 days after we returned home. We were completely satisfied. Every family member agrees that our Hawaii vacation was one of the best ever; I credit staying at the Mauna Lani Villages #628 a major reason why.