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... island of Kahoolawe, which we cruised very close to only the day before.
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... get the idea nonetheless. We then set off to find our inn in Kihei, which is almost half an hour south of the airport. Our inn turned out to be a bed and breakfast whose owners go to a great deal of effort to ensure their guests are spoiled. To say that the grounds are beautifully landscaped would not do it justice. ...
... only a short drive away. We ordered some salads, wild mushroom pizza, roasted Brussels sprouts and some beans. I got their MaiTai made with lilikoi foam; a tasty way to end the night. We had a great time at dinner with Sonia, chatting about living in NY vs. in Maui, about traveling and life in general. We decided to call it a night around 10:30pm and headed home. Needless to say, we slept like ...
... to break through the clouds at some point. While we had good visibility the lower part of our drive, the upper altitudes were misty with drizzle, with the clouds only breaking a few seconds here and there, offering tantalizing views down the mountain or into the crater before they became shrouded and disappeared again. We were patient and explored as best as we could, but recognized by the changing light that the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kamaole Nalu Resort Kihei
We have stayed twice at the Kamaole Nalu, once with our kids and once with my parents. It is near Kihea Rd. but we stay as close to the ocean as possible and only hear the surf. It is not a new facility but it is a good value. We will stay there again as we can stay there and eat in for much cheaper than a comparable hotel room. Whale watching from the lanai in season is incredible.
THUMBS UP - THUMBS DOWN
Actually, this was my honeymoon "resort" some twenty years ago. Most of the reviews I've read are accurate. Maui would be better off of it did not rent Harley's for idiots to ride up and down Kehei 24 hours a day.
Yes, the noise is BAD. BUT, it is in a very nice location. Good snorkeling 50 feet from the hotel. I'd recommend, but I'm biased as my wife likes to return to the same place every time we visit. This year we're splitting our time between a Kaanapali resort and this one. True comments about hotel mgmt. No checking in early.
We love this place!!
We have stayed at the Kamaole Nalu on multiple occaisions and we absolutely love this property! It is a great place to vacation with the family. The beach is in your backyard and we fall asleep every night listening to the ocean. The Kamaole beaches are one of the best kept secrets on Maui.
LEFT AFTER THE FIRST NIGHT
Rented a unit without reading reviews. Should have read and believed Frommer's! Got one of the units closest to Kihei Rd. by the luck of the draw. The noise in this area is unbearable! You'd have to be deaf and 1/2 mile out to sea to not hear it! The "fine dining" in the area consists of several racous bars and eveybody's gourmet favorite, Denny's. The tacky shops are called little Tijuana by the locals. You can do much much better all over Maui.
Have stayed at many places on Maui, from the Ritz to the Four Seasons, by far this was the Best Location, Beach, and unit we have stayed in!
Our Best Maui Vacation
We stayed in unit 105 and it was one of the best located condos we have ever stayed in. Just steps to Kam I beach, one of the best on Maui.
Shopping, dining and lots of shops are within a easy walk. The unit was in good condition, clean and even included a Imac computer and high speed access. It was by far our best Maui vacation, at a very affordable rate.
GREAT LOCATION, LOUD NOISY ENVIRONMENT
Stayed two weeks in June (prepaid or we would have moved). O.K. unit in the middle of the building. Great ocean view. Outstanding beaches within a short walk. But if you're looking for peace and quiet FORGET it! Kihei Road has to be one of the loudest places in the world. Super loud motorcycles, booming cars (filthy rap music) and screaming fire/rescue trucks will keep your nerves on edge minute by minute. To add to the problem the manager has every gas power tool know to man. So be ready for daily leaf blowing, construction, mowing and chain sawing.
Also don't bother showing up a minute (or hours) before the designated check-in time, you're not getting into your unit (ready or not).
More than we expected!
We were pleasantly surprized on our arrival. The condo was directly on the ocean and our patio faced the beautiful sunsets to follow. The pool was easy access and only steps from our door. The condo had recently been redone with the latest colors and accessories. Everything was perfect. The grounds were well maintained with a shower to wash the sand from your feet after a dip in one of the best beaches in south Maui. We eat allot in our unit and everytime I reached for something to use it was at my fingertips. The condo is also close to many resturants in the area. There were three of us on vacation, but the unit would easily sleep at least four and could sleep six. It was a great value for the money and we will stay there again.
Oceanfront at it's Finest !
Stayed in many places, the units that are oceanfront are Wonderful.
Nice upgraded furnished 2 bedrooms, listen to the ocean all day & night ! Great location !
Breathtaking View....rather dated Resort
Great location- many restaurants nearby within easy walking distance. Units have a spectacular ocean view with breathtaking sunsets. The beach and great snorkeling are just steps away. The pool and grounds were comparable to most of the Kihei properties. On the downside the parking area was very small and the resort had only one elevator for the size of the building. The resort is rather dated which is a very noticeable issue with most of the beachfront resorts. Just a reminder that you are paying for the location and view. As a final note: Be careful going back to your unit in the afternoon- if you are on the 3rd or higher floor the trade winds almost blow you off the walkways!!