Travel Blogs from Kihei
I got to Kihei at about 6 pm, just in time to watch the sunset as we drove from the airport to our condoi. I have never been so frazzled after such a short trip! This is my first resort vacation since I was 16, and so far its been a lot more chaotic than any backpacking trips I've planned.
Let me take you back a day. Yesterday I found out …
Today was my last day in Maui. I was sad to go home, but at the same time ready as Im so excited to see a loved one at the airport and get back to time with my families, other friends, and dog!
I started the day with a final work out with Randall. This one was a huge highlight of my trip. We went paddleboarding again just off Kihei, but …
I am in the middle of an 8 week fitness competition and am having a really hard time letting it go for a week on vacation. I'm determined to WIN, and even though I may make no progress this week, I am determined not to do too much damage to myself either. So, I hired a personal trainer for 4 sessions while I'm here in Kihei. Nuts? Perhaps. Obsessed …
I started the day with another run on the beach with Randall. My toe is better! It was a really tough work out but was the first one where I went home completely dry from not being in the ocean. I spent the rest of the day at the beach with friends before heading to Bikram Yoga at the Bikram Yoga College of India in Kaluhui. It was a great class …
Maui is a very beautiful place, and our stay there was probably the favorite part of our 2 week Hawaiian trip. It is very different in character from the Waikiki area on Oahu, for example, as there are no high-rise buildings. I believe there is some regulation on Maui that buildings may not be over a certain height - maybe 6 floors.
How has this condo rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Maui Kamaole Kihei
We just stayed at the Maui Kamaole and the property itself is a very well-maintained, lush environment. The units are individually owned, and the quality varies widely. We reserved the top--of-the-line 2 Bedroom/2Bath Oceanview unit through Maui Condo & Home Realty. Our first night we stayed in an absolute dump of a unit (Unit I-214, for the record...) which had one A/C unit in the living room (none in either Bedroom), filthy carpets, broken electrical appliances and a list of other unpleasantries too long to list here. As it was a Sunday night, we were told we had to contact the off-site management office in the morning. When they did move us, not only were we not compensated for the nightmare of a condo, we were charged a "relocation fee" of $50.00 (reduced from the normal $100.00, what a wonderful surprise). The story had a happy ending, however as the condo we moved to was absolutely stunning. The decor and amenities were just gorgeous and the view was so beautiful that we didn't want to leave the place to do anything else. Overall, the property is very inviting, extremely well-located (South Kihei, right at the gateway to Wailea) and has gorgeous ocean and mountain views.
We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit during the last week of March, 2004. We were very happy with the accomodations, and would stay here again.
A cut above
You will dig this spot. It's got Wailea quality at Kihei prices. Be sure to check out the upper pool. We got to talking to the guy who manages the place and he recommended spots all over the island. Quality units unlike some of the beat up condos all over Kihei. Our spot even got a bit of an ocean view and was completely brand new. Enjoy this bargain.
Love At First Sight
We were fortunate to spend almost 3 wonderful weeks on Maui in November 2003 staying at the Maui Kamaole. I can not vouch for any other units in this complex but the condo we stayed at was fantastic. The Unit number was J-216, a 2 bedroom ocean view, having all the amenities one could imagine. The owners have maintained their condo extremely well.
We arrived to a clean, seemingly freshly painted unit with all the comforts of home. I wouldn't hesitate a moment to stay again at the Maui Kamaole -- hopefully I could get J-216 again. Even as I write this review it seems I can hear the sun, sand and surf calling me back.
Flooded Condominium, Soured Carpets
We stayed in I-118 October 17 - 22. The condo flooded while we were there, due to a water filter installed by owner. We were forced to clean clean up the mess ourselves. They did come in later and wet vac the carpets, but it still soured. We had to put up with soggy carpets and the smell of soured carpets for our last three nights. The condominium management company, (Resort Quest) refused to move us to another condo or to refund any of our money.
Another thing about this first floor condo that was a problem - There were no privacy blinds, shutters or curtains on the windows. Anyone passing by could look into your rooms at anytime, including the landscapers who were outside my windows everyday!!!!
Honeymoon in Maui
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was great. Stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed the large 1 bedroom, 2 bath, king size bed, washer and dryer, and the private lanai and courtyard. We had a rental car and made it all over the island. Can't go wrong when you are on Maui.
We stayed at the Maui Kamaole for 11 days in August. We were sorry to have to leave for stay in Honolulu! A well positioned, suberbly maintained property. We were in a one bedroom which had a ton of room for the four of us, 2 pools, a barbeque right outside available to all properties and very near some exquisite beaches South of us. The pools were so nice we had trouble going to the beach. Great golf at Makena, Wailea and Elleair all within 15 minutes plus many great restaurants one named Da Kitchen just up the road was 'da best'. The food and price were excellent. With all the things to do in Maui - Molokini, Haleakala, Lahaina, golf, Maui was great and Maui Kamaole a perfect fit. Being able to stock up at Costco, right by the airport for supplies, an additional savings and bonus
Loved the Maui Kamaole
We stayed at the Maui Kamaole for 7 days/6 nights. We had a 2 bedroom garden view. The condo was beautiful...very clean and spacious. It offers a loft bedroom that my daughter loved. Kamaole beach is walking distance across the street and the Wailea beach (gorgeous!) is a 5 minute drive. Every room had their own seperate air conditioners, so we set ours to individual preference. Our condo was in the back, which was great because it was very quiet at night. The concierge service was helpful getting activities set up for us because there is just so much to do and Kihei is in the middle of everything. We vacationed with 3 other couples who stayed at 3 different condos close by and the Maui Kamaole was by far the nicest. I would recommend it to anyone.
We enjoyed staying at Maui Kamaole for about 8 days. The 2 bedroom, oceanview condo was very comfortable, well decorated and furnished with enough kitchen stuff to make cooking easy. Having breakfast on the lanai is a good way to start any day! We were able to enjoy the ocean breezes due to the cross-ventilation and didn't use the air conditioners at all. The hot tub at the upper pool was relaxing and the beautiful flowers and landscaping really enhanced our visit. This is also a quieter part of Kihei since it is closer to Wailea than it is to Kihei town center. We were 5 minutes away from a luau in Wailea, but could still easily go see the views past Kapalua or Lahaina in a day's outing. Being so close to the 3 Kamaole beaches was great and it was also easy to go to Big Beach. If the maid had been a little more thorough before we arrived and if the towels and blankets were a little more luxurious, the ameneties would have been perfect, but still on a scale of 1 to 10, the overall experience was an 8. I would trust Maui Kamaole again.