|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The resort is located off a small street a good distance from the Piilani Highway and is very quiet. Typically the only sounds you hear are from the surf or tradewinds blowing through the palms. Maalaea Village is located with in walking distance from Island Sands, where you can find a deli, a general store, four restaurants, shopping center, and a miniature golf park, all situated around the small boat harbor.
The latest addition to the village is the Maui Ocean Center which is Hawaii's newest and largest ocean aquarium and marine educational center with displays.
During spring and summer one can often find good waves for bogey-boarding and surfing right out the door. Shore fishing is also possible. During the winter months you can view the humpback whales right from the condo.
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Welcome to Maalea, Maui and your oceanfront paradise! This incredibly beautiful condo is only steps away from the water. Watch whales, savor the sunset and enjoy the sound of the waves from the large lanai
.Island Sands Resort is located on the north end of beautiful Maalaea Bay in South Maui, fifteen minutes from the Kahului Airport (Maui's main airport), and twenty minutes from the popular resort areas of Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei and Wailea.
This was our second stay in this quiet little south pacific getaway. Love the decor with the palms, wicker/cane furniture and wood floors. But the basics are still top notch. Everything we needed, neatly organized with luxury touches. This was our home base for day trips all over Maui and back to watch the sun go down on the lanai, bbq by the pool or walk up to Beach Bums for fish tacos. After 10 days the workaday world as gone and we didn't want to leave. We will definitely go back as often as we can.
A little dated but met our needs. Property pool small but we spend most of the time at the beach.
You get a great view from this condo and very windy. No need for AC at all. Me and my husband had a great stay. This is centrally located and you can reach to the getaways quickly. I highly recommend this place for couples.
This unit is in Island Sands condos in Maalaea, which is a tiny harbor near Kihei. The location is perfect. 4 miles from Kihei, 20 min. from Kahalui (airport, Costco, WalMart, etc.). It is the windiest part of the the whole island so if winds are already high island-wide, they are super high in Maalaea. The Maui Ocean Center is there and great for kids. My grandkids (8 and 11) were talking about things they learned for days after. The pool is small but doable. The complex is next to Sugar Beach, a 7 mi. stretch that's great for walking. The park at the end of the street holds the best beach swimming area. The unit was very comfortable. One negative is there seems to be too much furniture in places, making it crowded (entry way). But the hardwood floors are so much better than carpet for beach people. You do need a car when staying here.
The condo itself was excellent, met all of our needs and it was well cared for. We didn't hear our neighbours except when we were all outside. There was air flow through the room so we never used the air conditioning once. The view from the lanai was wonderful and we witnessed many new mother whales teaching their young while relaxing in the mornings with a good book and coffee. There was a deli/general store within walking distance and an outdoor pub that served great food. The only downside was we found the beach average so we often traveled to go to a beach. Considering the great beaches Maui has to offer we likely would have done this anyway. As for going for a walk, the only place is the beach unless, of course, you travel.
From a travel standpoint the location is excellent for day tripping to the east, west or north end of the island.
We enjoyed our stay at your condo and would love to stay again. Everything was as the description indicated and more. The view was spectacular and we saw whales and their young everyday! This location is convenient to local restaurants and also a convenient place to begin each day's tour of the island. It held all the necessities we needed to cook, plus beach chairs, etc. And making the reservations on very short notice was great. Thank you for a lovely visit to Maui!
|CLEANING FEE||$125 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.