MBVC is a nice condo, small and nothing fancy, but a good place for oceanside rest. We own at 2 nice 5 star timeshares and often exchange for Marriot – if you are looking for 5 stars, this is not it, nothing like those fancy places (if that’s what you are looking for try Marriot’s Ocean Club in Lahaina or the Grand Hotel in Wailea). But if you are looking for a good place to hang out morning and evening while you explore Maui during the day, this place is just fine. I would recommend it in winter/spring – you can look out and see whales from the upper floor balconies in winter. You can also sit (on the lanai or beach) to watch windsurfers and kite boarders navigate the bluegreen water. It is truly beautiful and restful. Staff is nice, place is clean. Internet available for 40/week.
We had a 4th floor 2BR unit (#406) in building C (the only six story building) and it had a wonderful view of the ocean – can even watch a sunset (but over the volcano). Because it is an end unit, our room boasted two extra windows on the side to let in lots of light and allows nice views from the smallish dining area. Note that any lower floor would be pretty much unacceptable - so that should be a big consideration if you are exchanging here. The beach is very close and it has fine, soft sand that is firmly packed down - perfect for walking or jogging, which we did every morning and evening. We drove to the Ulua Beach in Makena (15 minutes south and with public beach access and typical dirty restrooms) on several days we wanted to get in the ocean to swim and snorkel on our own. We did a snorkel boat trip also. The pool at MBVC is cold enough to cool off when sunning and they clean the pool often.
Our stay was in April so I cannot “fully” speak to the lack of air conditioning in the summer – but we found it refreshing to leave the windows open all the time. It added to the tropical paradise feel. I personally hate the heat and I really don’t sleep unless it is under 70 degrees – that was not a problem in April (temps in upper 60s at night and upper 70s during the day), but I don’t think the fan and ocean breeze would be adequate at night on a summer night – because one night I had to turn the fan on high to get it cooled off enough to sleep. That would be my biggest hesitation to staying here again if it were warmer. What I can tell you about sleeping with open windows is that you hear others talking, sometimes loudly, and you can get a whiff of cigarette smoke from neighbors on rare occasion.
We stayed a second week in Lahaina at a sister resort that was a better facility but we liked Kihei better.
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