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... channels between towering coral heads. We were a little apprehensive as the search and rescue forces were on hand when we arrived. They were searching for a missing snorkeler and had employed a helicopter and a jet ski in the search. We went out anyway and had a great snorkel, although we were briefly concerned when we found a stray mask on the bottom in a coral canyon. ...
... the mother-calf-males group and headed a bit further out from the shoreline, where the crew dropped the sonophone into the water and held it up to the p.a. system so we could listen to the whale song - everyone just fell silent listening to it, it was a really beautiful few minutes. Then, with no warning, a young whale launched himself fully out the water, tail and all, and soared through the air only yards from the boat! He proceeded to do several smaller breaches across the water ...
... One more night at the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului and an early start the next morning for our flight to Hilo, Hawaii.
I am some having difficulty with the Hawaiian names here. Lots of vowels and few consanants. Polysylabic rhythumatic murmuring to me-e. I- I simplyee adda somea mora vowelsa atta the enda offa evrery thinga I say eh? . I need to practice my mo better Hawaiian! Cee Youa ona the trail. Toma a
... and enjoyed the view and the breeze.
We had a light early dinner at the Maui Brewing Company. We went during Happy Hour and had half price beers and $1.50 pieces of pizza. We drove up around Napili after dinner and saw another rainbow. We made it back before just in time to see our last sunset this trip.
... resulted in even more swelling, turning my hand into a nasty, puffy, throbbing, and disfigured claw. Upon arrival, I tried plunging it into a bowl of ice water to reduce the swelling, which it did, but it also resulted in an even more nasty manifestation - now it looked like a plump peach that was starting to rot and wrinkle, looking like the hand of some alien humanoid raisin. Each time I poked the hand, the imprint ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kahana Beach Resort Lahaina
We stayed in a one bedroom in April of 2004. The unit was very large and had very nice amenities. The kitchen was fully stocked, the bathroom and kitchen counters had beautiful granite counters, and the view was breathtaking. The property is a very close drive to Kaanapali and Lahaina. There is a small and quiet beach in front which we found was much nicer than the hectic feeling we felt when we went to Kaanapali beach. It does not compare to the glamour of some of the big hotel chains, but the larger units and quiet atmosphere made our stay here worth while.
I spent 7 nights at Kahana beach resort,and I found it to be enjoyable. It was for my Honeymoon in early October of 2004. I have read the other reviews of this resort and found some of them funny. For starters. This is not a five star hotel,so do not expect one. Yes the pool is small,but clean. There is no daily maid service,so clean up after yourself. There are washer and dryers on the grounds to do Your laundry. The room is big enough for two people. Most of the time You are out enjoying Maui anyway. The parking at the resort was a great thing to have considering We rented a car. The pull out or "hide a bed" was not comfortable,and should only be used as a couch. But ask Yourself a question..Have You ever slept on a pull out couch that was comfortable?? This is common sense stuff. I would say if You are looking for a reasonable place to stay which is on the beach,with a great view of Paradise, this place is for you. If you are looking for daily maid service and a mint on Your pillow it is not. I would go back to this resort,and also tell a friend to go. However I would tell them what to expect.
My family just got back from Maui this September 2004 and stayed here at Kahana Beach Resort. We truly had a great time and this is centrally located to all beautiful beaches. Not too far from busy Lahaina and not to far from upscale Kapalua. The amenities are limited but we didnt even notice because we were so busy being out and about. So many things to do - 1 week is definitely not enough. We went to Hana and actually spent the night there (maybe 2 would be better-its a long drive!). The beach at Kahana is best in the early mornings when the water is still calm and beautiful aqua color. We saw plenty sea turtles from our balcony and the most beautiful sunsets from our lanai. The murphy bed was great but the pull-out should remain a sofa (kinda lumpy) so kids preferred the floor (bring sleeping bags). That is the only complaint I have. We reported it to front desk and they repaired it right away. By the way if you're on a getaway and not an owner definitely upgrade to oceanfront - the view is out of this world!!! I dont care what others had said about the front desk personnel- to me if you're nice to people they will be nice to you back. Mahalo Cyndi & Tina and the rest of the crew at Kahana!!!
Spartan resort with bare minimum amenities: very small pool, tiny above-ground hot tub, and small strip of sand called beach. Timeshare salesman actually raved about no amenities keeping maintenance fees low! Room is very small but comfortable - be sure you are booked in an Oceanfront room - 24 Ocean view units on side of building offer partial view of ocean and no view of sunsets. Upgrades to Oceanfront from Ocean view are rare to impossible according to front desk (if you're on a Getaway through a timeshare). No maid service unless paid for (about $27/service); bathrooms are in need of a makeover; Murphy bed seems like a joke but is actually comfortable - too bad the sheets are too small for the bed. Pull-out Sofa, coffee table, TV, nice mini-kitchen, good A/C round out the bill.
We stayed at this resort because it was listed as a getaway through our timeshare exchange. All the getaways do not have the ocean front rooms -- they are on the side of the building with a side view of the ocean and a front view of the resort next door. However, we easily upgraded to an ocean front room for an extra $150.00. It was worth it because the view was spectacular!! I felt like we were on a cruise ship because all you saw was water. Anyway, the place was relatively clean and the kitchen had granite countertops which was a nice touch. I was, however, extremely dissappointed in the beds. We brought our two children and the pull out sofa bed was extremely lumpy and the mattress was actually falling onto the floor. When I complained and asked for a roll away bed they said that would be an extra charge. They sent a maintenance man to fix it, but it didn't help at all. The office staff seemed indifferent to the fact the bed was so terrible. I will be writing the resort a letter as to my disappointment. Sleeping is kind of important. The murphy bed was fine, but the pull out couch was not. Buyer beware.
I love this resort! However, I like beautiful views, the sound of the ocean, and a very relaxing vacation. I do not like all the glitz, crowds, etc of some of the more commercial spots on Maui, beautiful as they are. The room is tastefully decorated, and I love sitting on the lanai and seeing whales, surfers, etc. I also like just walking down to the beach...which is in front of our room, swimming, kayaking. If I want to go to a pool, it is just a few steps to the Sands of Kahana pool right by the Kahana Terrace restaurant. This is definitely a laid back place for people who like to make their own fun. But that is what I like about it! We stayed here in Feb 2004 and are booked for Feb 2005!
I wish some of the newly added reviews had been up before I made my reservations for the Kahana Beach Resort. I thought I was getting a deal to a nice resort through my membership to an exchange/getaway service tied to my timeshare ownership. I had read this facility had been remodeled in the last couple of years and I had high expectations.
When you look at the picture of the KBR on the web, you get the impression of all the units are oceanfront. WRONG. 24 of the units are on the side and are called oceanview. There goes the views of whales, turtles, etc. When we tried to upgrade to oceanfrint, the "lovely" lady at the front desk said "no way". Not "We'll see what we can do", or "We'll try to get you in"; just NO. Aside from the hospitality at the front desk, the place itself is not bad at all. The units are tiny but comfortable. The pool, hot tub, and oceanfrint are too small. (BIG HINT: Get your beach towels at the front desk and take a short walk to the "Sands of Kahana" right next door). You can take advantage of their hot tub, large pool, and ample beach area. Would we go back: probably not, but that's not saying it's a terrible place. Go to the 2 hour timeshare pitch and get discounts on everything from whale watching to magic shows.
THE GOOD POINTS: Oceanfront with gorgeous views of Lanai and Molokai.
March 2001- Loved it!
This is a smaller property with a small, but nice pool. The beach is very close to your room. You can hear the pound of the surf. The sand is not as fine here as it was at other parts of the island. But the waves were kicky enough to give you a slammin' boogie board ride. Our room was beautiful. Really fabulous bed! The kitchen was soo clean and really well equiped. We made the mistake of moving after 3 days to accomodations in Kihei that weren't nearly as nice. This area is a little more quiet than Lahaina. Very well kept property.