We stayed 5 nights in June 2013. 2 adults, 3 kids (ages 8,5,1). We rented room A405, a two room, two bathroom condo on the top floor of the resort.
Management: Beth (the owner) is great. Very responsive, easy to work with. No issues at all. She makes sure you have what you need.
Value: Great value for the price. No concerns with the price. very reasonable for a beachfront condo on Maui.
The Condo: The rooms were great. Great beds, 1 king, 1 queen, and a pull out couch. Large kitchen with everything you need to cook. 2 bathrooms, 2 showers/baths. Family room was a good size. Balcony was great. LIterally right on top of the ocean. Room was very clean. The room also has boggie boards, life jackets, beach toys, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkle gear. We brought all of that as we'd stayed in Oahu, but nice to know it's there if needed.
The Beach: Perfect! You essentially have you own beach. It's amazing! We had huge sea turtles swimming by every 10 mins, even had some come on shore to sun bath. That was amazing. The sand is perfect. There are some coral reefs to one side of the condo where we snorkled. Waves are mild. Kids could boggie board, but not adults. The beach was never crowded. Typically had it our ourselves or shared it with 3-4 more people. We didn't leave the condo for the first 3 days because we didn't need to.
Resort: The pool is great. Clean, great temp. Also has a hot tub. The best part of the resort is that there is a large grassy area before the beach. The condo provides beach chairs which you can keep on the grass and not get everything so sandy. Was great for us since we had young kids. I was also amazed at how well the grounds are maintained. Landscaping is perfect.
Location: Lahaina is a great town in Maui. 30-40 min drive from the airport. Lots of shopping and restaurants. Only a 5 minute drive to DT Flemming Beach (Top US Beach Trip Advisor 2006) and Ka'anapali Beach (Top US Beach Trip Advisor 2013).
DT Flemming Beach Park was the highlight of my time in Maui. Perfect waves for boggie boarding. I could spend days at this beach. We went twice. BIt too rough for smaller kids, but my 8 year old was able to boggie board with me with just a few minor wipe outs. I loved this beach. Not crowded, great waves, soft sand. A slice of heaven.
Also a very short drive (<5 mins) to a supermarket. We cooked most meals at the condo. The store has everything. No need to stop at Walmart by the airport. This one is much better, fewer crowds, and good prices.
Condo doesn't have AC. with the windows open and fans you don't need it. you'll be fine as the temp is usually mild and there is always a strong breeze. But it did make it loud to have the windows open at times. There is a fairly busy road behind the condo. For the most part, not a big deal. Could only hear outside noise in the first bedroom. That's the only negative from my perspective.
We loved our stay in the Hale Mahina. I read reviews that the onsite property manager is unpleasant. We had no issues. Only saw him once a day when he was cleaning the pool. He was great. I'm not sure you can beat this location. Private beautiful beach (with turtles) and close access to some of the best beaches in Hawaii. Highly recommended and we would return.
4th floor (top floor) has amazing views and gets a great breeze. Room A405 was great. bottom floor...
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