I have returned from Sands of Kahana renewed with the Aloha Spirit.
Prior to my trip, I read several comments regarding the staff and the noise from the trash trucks, and the furnishing, etc., in my opinion, way too much negativity as I have visited SOK over 9 times and only enjoyed beautiful grounds, incredible views, and pleasant staff. Hawaii at its best. My recent visit in Aug, 2012 was everything I expected and then some. Was the resort in need of a few repairs, absolutely, but given the recovery from a horrible recession, l give it a strong 4.5 what in the past was 5+. The mgmt. with a great staff is working hard to keep the property in the best conditions with the resources available keeping in mind there is a budget to abide with the concerns of the owners. There have been updates to the furnishings, pool, tennis courts and the grounds which are as always, impeccable. I tried the restaurant and while the staff is very nice, I would still advise dining elsewhere, mediocre food and the pricing was not equal to the quality.
Upon arrival, I greeted with a smile and Aloha” (love to hear that from a local), we arrived late due to airport delays. Now running on 36 hours of no sleep and knowing I had previously requested 2 one bedroom condo adjoining or at least in the same building as we were a family of 6 traveling together they were not to be had. We all needed rest and for the moment nothing could be done. Our rooms were as far from each other as could be and still be staying at the SOK. Disappointed to say the least, reception desk was kind and apologized, advising to check in the morning and if they could assist on Sunday they would. My first night, I was over the trash area and 5 minutes of disturbance was nothing compared to the disrespectful partiers in the next resort. They don’t even pick up trash early SOK. At my home, the trash is banging around at 4:30 AM. Now that’s rude!
The next day as promised the front desk Manager, was gracious in finding an alternative for us, understanding we just wanted to be close to each other, they made that happen and with a pleasant demeanor.
Out week went along with amazing snorkeling, dining, sunsets and sighting that is incomparable.
Our trip as a result was incredible for most of the time, we did however experience partier goers at the end of the week, smoking in the elevator, yelling and playing very loud music from midnight to 3:00AM. Nothing was done about that situation even though when I called the desk she advised she had several other calls; the party must have just run out of beer, it finally got quiet. Not to ever let other people ruin a perfect vacation, we enjoyed breakfast on the lanai as we prepared our fair well to a perfect experience.
- Also Known As:
- Sands Of Kahana Hotel Lahaina
- Sands Of Kahana Hotel
- Sands Kahana
- Sands Of Kahana Vacation Club
- Sands Of Kahana Maui/Lahaina
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