Kamaole Beach Royale Resort isn't exactly a resort. There really aren't grounds to speak of and the pool is very small. Because of that, and the fact that many of the tenants and returning guests are retirees, it doesn't seem like the best place to bring children. We heard other visitors complaining about their units above the pool due to the noise of happy children playing there.
That said, it is an excellent location for those that want to hang out at a beach with a life guard since Kamaole I is a hop skip and jump away---just down the block and across the street. We picked this property for that reason and the fact that it had wonderful reviews. It totally deserved them!!! The managers were fantastic, so friendly and helpful, and the staff kept it clean and tidy.
My husband and I were lucky to reserve unit 509 eight months in advance for February. It was perfect for the two of us! We liked it so much we checked out the schedule for the following year and found the owner stays there most of the winter. I hesitated to write a review fearing other vacationers will book it up and we won't have the chance again. The living room furniture was comfortable considering that it is in Island style, the kitchen was well equipped except for small appliances that needed to be replaced (they most likely have taken care of that), the shower was small but adequate, and there was a pantry cupboard close to the kitchen to put all our food. The only complaint I have that might make me choose another unit was that the bed was smaller than the Cal King I'm used to---I felt I was going to fall right out onto the floor because it was only queen size. It had a soft top but was too firm for my taste--I had a hard time sleeping on my side.
Loved everything else about it! The walls are covered with mirrors making it look light and airy and much bigger than it actually is. The view from the lanai was fantastic and it was spacious and comfortable...a wonderful place to relax and have breakfast. There were heavy metal pull-down shades to protect the lanai from a storm or block the sun when its too bright--there was no need for curtains in the living room. It was obviously remodeled much more recently than many of the other units. They'd done an excellent job--so beautiful. All in all, a superb choice!
- Also Known As:
- Kamaole Beach Royale Hotel Kihei
- Kamaole Beach Royale Resort Maui/Kihei