The Kahana Reef is a pleasant, quiet condo facility right by the ocean. My family of four has now spent three very enjoyable vacations there over the past 10 years. It must be one of the better deals on Maui. This year we called directly to make the booking and were given a rate of $115 per day for a week's stay. Not surprisingly, it has aged a bit compared with 10 years ago, but still seems generally well-maintained. There is considerable variation between the different condos (since they're all owned by different people.). Some are better-equipped and furnished than others. Some have brand new carpets, while others (such as the one we were given this time) have grubby old ones. When booking, you might try asking if there are any newly-refurbished units available -- that's what I'll do next time. Definitely ask for a unit on the 3rd or 4th floor, for a better view and for security reasons. When we were there last month there were signs posted warning of recent break-ins, apparently carried out by entering through the sliding-glass doors from the lanais (balconies, en anglais.) It would take an extraordinily agile burglar to scale above the 2nd floor. The view across the ocean to Molokai, occasionally framed by a perfect rainbow, is just gorgeous. The small swimming pool is well-kept and we usually had it to ourselves. Nancy at the front desk was genial and helpful, although the desk is only manned after noon. Many of the guests seem to be repeat visitors. There's no housekeeping, so be prepared to make your own beds, keep the kitchen clean etc. It's a short drive or a long walk to the idyllic Napili Bay beach. There are nearby restaurants and grocery stores, but then nothing is really far away on Maui. It's a half hour drive from Kahului airport, and what a beautiful drive. For a reasonably-priced self-catering condo vacation on Maui, I highly recommend the Kahana Reef.
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- Also Known As:
- Kahana Reef Hotel Lahaina
- Kahana Reef Maui/Lahaina