We stayed for 6 nights in the Niu studio mid/late June on our first visit to Maui from the UK. This was selected on the basis of the superb reviews within Trip Advisor. This had given very high expectations but even these were exceeded. The studio itself was very well equipped and exceptionally comfortable. Whilst we didn’t cook there was an outdoor facility to do so, plus microwave & kettle within a well-equipped kitchen. Plenty of wardrobe / cupboard space for belongings.
A delicious breakfast was served on the Lanai, fresh fruit (a lot of it from the garden) plus some home- made bread / pastries – gave a great start to the day. Whilst eating breakfast was able to watch the great number of wild birds (including lovebirds and parakeets) flying in from a nearby palm tree.
A very warm welcome was given by Chuck and Susan who gave great advice with places to visit / eat. We had a tour of the garden and saw the various fruit trees that provided a lot of our breakfast. They are clearly proud of the garden and rightly so. Even one of the cats was very friendly and often came to say hello.
A wide range of equipment is available for borrowing eg chairs, surf boards, cool boxes. Every little detail seems to have been considered. A board containing lots of local information / what's on is regularly updated and use of the CD for driving the Road to Hana was invaluable.
It is about a 5 minute drive to the nearest beach, others taking longer. Do not though let that put you off.
Could not recommend more highly and will certainly hope to be able to return some day. Mahalo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B is in a very quiet, safe, residential neighborhood in south Maui where average rainfall is 12-1/2 inches per year. We are only a 5-minute drive to the closest beach (Keawakapu Beach) and a 5-minute drive to the most beautiful outdoor world-class shopping mall in Maui (The Shops at Wailea). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Huanani b&b
- Hale Huanani Hotel Kihei
- Hale Huanani Bed And Breakfast Maui/Kihei