I am conflicted about writing this review: part of me wants to keep this place my own little secret, but I also want to commend the owners and the staff on the property and overall great service.
I began researching VRBOs months ago. Having stayed at one of the large hotels a couple of years before, I wanted to have a little more flexibility for my family when it came to meals, planning activities, or just being able to do nothing if we chose. As is my nature, I wanted to find every piece of information I could on a property before making a decision. (Thus explaining why it took months to make a decision.) When I finally found the Punahoa Beach Apartments, I read every piece of information I could find, and every review available.
When I finally made the call, the transaction was as easy as a virtual handshake. The staff was so friendly, and must have noted the anxiety in my voice and assured me that this vacation would be like none other.
True to their word, I arrived, picked up my keys, and proceeded to my room. When I stepped into the living room, both my bags and my chin hit the floor: for as far as the eye could see, from every angle in the room, all I could see was cobalt blue surf. I opened the sliding glass windows, and all I could here was the sound of the surf, and I felt the warm gentle breeze. Pictures will not do this property justice.
At the base of the property are gentle tidepools, which were just right for my 5-year old, who is a beginning swimmer, to swim and explore. Immediately next to the tidepools is a cove, which functioned as my family's private beach. The surf there is gentle enough that beginning paddle boarders used it to practice for hours. My 8-year old spent the majority of the vacation on her boogie board there for hours and hours. Although we visited other beaches and did some sightseeing, the majority of our time was spent soaking up the sun in our own front yard. Since everything we needed was steps away, and we could choose to do, or not do, whatever we wanted when we wanted, it was the most relaxing vacation my family and I have had, ever.
And the evenings.... Imagine having stress-free bedtimes. After soaking up the sun all day, the sound of the surf and the gentle breezes lulled the kids to sleep without protest.
There are three supermarkets, as well as other markets, shops, and restaurants within a mile, so pretty much everything you need is easy to get. All you really need to bring are your clothes and the need to relax.
The staff here is excellent. They are there for you when you need them, but are respectful of your privacy. They have great advice on things to do, tips on local shopping, and local attractions. Will help you plan your day, or routes if you need it. But most of all, they are just nice, helpful, really good folks.
My family and I plan on becoming regulars.
- Also Known As:
- Punahoa Beach Apartments Hotel
- Punahoa Beach Apartments Hotel Kihei
- Punahoa Beach
- Punahoa Beach Apartments Maui/Kihei
- Punahoa Beach Apartment