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Sands of Kahana

4299 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shelton, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Units are much larger than most any others we have seen in Hawaii. In general one-bedrooms should be avoided if you are interested in a view, since they are on the first floor (above the garage...so no patio). The units are nicely furnished in a relaxed style (if you want stainless steel and marble countertops, you need a large hotel... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are coming out at the end of November this year (2015) to SOK; we have been owners for 18 years. It is true that depending on where you are placed in the resort, your experience at SOK can be amazing---or dreadful. I am praying right now that we are able to get an oceanfront view...which is what we paid... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We truly value your ownership and hope you have great times with us for many years to come. Mahalo! More 

Estero, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As noted in previous posts, RCI and Interval members should avoid exchanging into this resort. We put in our exchange request over a year in advance and confirmed an exchange for a 1BR at Sands of Kahana (SOK) over 7 months before our vacation date. Well, we were stuck in room 112 which rivals 111 as the worst room in... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are sorry you were disappointed in your room assignment. We are presently in our busy season at Sands of Kahana, with an abundance of our vacation club owners using their weeks to enjoy the whale watching season that runs December-April. Although we do our best to accommodate specific room requests, we do... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a great place to gather with a large family. The three bedroom condo sleep s 8. With a 6 place dining room and living room to accommodate everyone. Most rooms have ocean views to watch for whales from the master bedroom bed or sofa. The kitchen is big enough to allow 2-3 people to prepare meals . Plenty of parking... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha! We are delighted you had an enjoyable visit and are flattered we could earn your highest rating. We truly appreciate your wonderful review and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui. Mahalo! More 

Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a suite through VRBO and didn't go through the time share company as we did for our last visit. The unit we rented was in need of some TLC. The Lanai was wet every morning as the drain tended to back up. The screen door to the lanai kept coming off. The place needed a coat of paint.... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are disappointed your recent stay fell short of expectations. As you mentioned, unit 134 is not among the timeshare units that are managed and maintained to a specific standard. The remaining rental units can be individually managed and maintained to various degrees by the individual owners and/or their management company. Some of... More 

Encinitas, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have owned a timeshare unit at the Sands since the 90's. We have a 2 bedroom unit that is at least 1600 sq ft. It is well cared for and we always enjoy coming. Staff is great and very helpful with anything you need. It is right on a beach that is good for swimming and snorkeling. Love to... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. We truly value your ownership and are pleased our resort staff has displayed plenty of Aloha spirit. It has been our pleasure to serve you over the years, and we hope to have the opportunity to do so for many more to come. Mahalo! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel through RCI-vacation rental for a week's stay while on Maui in February. Everything was good, they upgraded us to an ocean view and we had a 1 bedroom suite. However, we shortly realized that the unit had no air conditioning , when we called to the front desk we were told that none of the units... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We regret to learn of your discomfort. Our temperate climate is usually sufficient to compensate for the lack of central air conditioning. We are among many Maui resorts that go au naturel, and we hope you find a property on your next visit that is more suitable to your requirements. More 

Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here since 1992 and I am an owner. SOK has kept up the property and it remains a first class destination. SOK management makes it increasingly hard for an owner to book a stay. Three years ago you could call in March and book a week the following Feb with no problem, now that is impossible,... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your wonderful compliments. We truly value your ownership and appreciate your loyalty to Sands of Kahana. Your comments speak to the ever growing popularity of your home resort and the demand for its limited seasonal inventory during whale watching season. Numerous of your fellow vacation club owners are vying for the same guest units during... More 

Strasbourg, France
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rented a 1-bedroom for 2 nights and we got a unit on the 2nd floor of building 4. On the good side, the units are clean, they are large for a familly of 4, the kitchen are well equipped, you can park easily, you are very close to the beach and there are barbecue available outside. On the con,... More 

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are pleased you found our accommodations clean, spacious and convenient to the beach. We do our best to fulfill specific room requests but do not guarantee their availability. Presently we are in our busy season and the resort is occupied by our vacation club owners who are here for whale watching season.... More 

Shadow Hills, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most wonderful time at the Sands of Kahana nice pool and Jacuzzi. They also have a restaurant bar on the premises and it's very close to Lahaina and other places on the main road. Great location close to many nice beaches and other attractions

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drenzi, Manager at Sands of Kahana, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will consider us again on your next visit to Maui. More 

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