This was our first trip to Hawaii and we were very pleased with our stay here. The grounds are beautiful and immaculate, family friendly and just the right size. The swimmable beach (not easily found!) was a real gem. (It's flanked on both sides by rocks, so it's pretty "private"). Huge Honu (green sea turtles) in these waters every day. A monk seal made her way onto the beach one day for a looong nap. Lots of chaise loungers and chairs available (free) for use. Pool is a little chilly, sauna is very nice. Grassy yard is terriffic for lounging on - no sand in your sandwich! We didn't venture to many other beaches because this one was just perfect, especially if you have kids, or just want to be close to your unit for meals, snacks, naps, etc. The manager (Larry) is friendly and helpful. We read some other critical reviews before our trip that made us hesitant to book here, but those are not true reflections of this property. (Probably had obnoxious children!) There is road noise at night, but I think all the properties along this strech of road are likely the same. (It wasn't terrible). We were in unit B201. The queen bed is ok, the pull out couch bed was fine for kids but not very comfortable for an adult (never met a pull out couch that was!). We saw around five teeny tiny ants in the kitchen one day when food was left on the counter. Otherwise, not a single bug! (Keep your food - all of it - in the fridge). This unit had a boogie board for use, laundry soap, dishwasher soap and two beach towels. Hair drier could be replaced. Plenty of bath and kitchen towels. Extra pillows and blankets. Toaster, coffee maker and supplies, plenty of dishes, untensils, some spices, etc. Large portable fan. We didn't watch TV once, so can't speak for that. Furniture was clean and comfortable. Close to shopping and dining. Safe area - we saw people out jogging early, early in the morning each day.
Perks to staying on a 2nd or higher floor - great views of the ocean for whale watching. Perks of a ground floor unit - walk right out into the yard and beach from your unit (rather than out the front, down stairs and through a locked gate each time). Unit A is further from the pool and faces the ocean more.
- Also Known As:
- Hale Mahina Beach Hotel Lahaina
- Hale Mahina Beach Lahaina
- Hale Mahina Beach Resort Maui/Lahaina