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3765 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5935
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#28 of 44 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
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4.7
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4.1
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4.1
Value
4.4
Ocean-front condominiums with BBQ, convenient west Maui location centrally located to shopping, restaurants and activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Diving
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Golf course
Horseback riding
Fishing
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English

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41Car recommended
Grade: 41 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Jeremy Love wrote a review Nov 2022
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Be aware of these people, Tammy in particular (very rude), web page had a price and offered discount because of major construction and when i went to book they would not honor the price and it was clearly on web site. Beware, if they will do this on booking they will do this on all aspects or charges of stay, such as trying to claim missing items or towels in unit and charge you for them or saying you damaged something when you didnt and try to charge you for it. Just beware of the shady business practices, Plenty of other places, shop around
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Murray_Donri wrote a review Sep 2021
100 Mile House, Canada28 contributions2 helpful votes
While this was not our first stay at Makani Sands, it was our first stay in Unit 104 and we felt right at home instantly. The Condo has a comfortable feel about it, was super clean, and contains everything for a perfect vacation. There is a full range of appliances and the kitchen is well stocked with spices and other condiments that make cooking meals easy and delicious. The outdoor barbecues were put to good use nightly as well. Days were spent relaxing on the chaise lounges or snorkelling right in front of the complex with turtles, tropical fish, and even eels. Even though we travelled around the entire island, Honokawai has a great variety of stores, shops, restaurants and food trucks, and both Lahaina and Whaler’s Village are a short drive away. Tammy at the front desk went above and beyond to juggle the dates for our stay as we navigated cancelled and changed flights. She was as genuinely happy for our successful arrival as we were. Our stay confirmed just how much we missed Maui and especially Makani Sands, and we have already started to plan our next trip!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Walk out to the beach from the ground-level suites.
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Jennifer M wrote a review Jul 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Property manager was helpful and responsive scheduling our trip, and providing information for check in and check out processes. The condo is ideally situated, just north of Lahaina, and very close to the West Maui airport. From the back of the unit, you overlook the ocean. A reef blocks any significant wave from disrupting swimming or snorkeling time, so every age person could enjoy the ocean and the regular turtle traffic pattern. From the front of the unit, you overlook the pool. Tradewinds keep the unit comfortable, which we enjoyed. There is no air conditioner, so the only critique would involve outside noise of other tenants in the evening as windows needed to stay open for circulation. Still, excellent for our two unit rental and large family needs. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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JohnGladding wrote a review Dec 2019
Folsom, California27 contributions26 helpful votes
We visited several beaches and the best snorkeling we found was in our backyard! I saw turtles every day, many fish, an octopus, and a family of eels that live in the rocks near the entrance! (They are secluded and aren't in an area you will frequent). Not much of a beach when we visited but I understand the beachfront fluctuates with the season.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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tlcloset wrote a review Sep 2019
Louisiana20 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed for 8 nights in unit 310. It’s a 3 bedroom 3.5 Bath. Five of us and we had plenty of room. The management team are Awesome! Clean grounds, pool etc. The unit needs a little tlc and some new furniture. The owner also has the AC on a six hour timer which is not very convenient when you have to get up during the night to turn it back on. Owner should definitely change that as well. I still give them 5 stars as We will definitely stay again when we return to Maui.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Choose a room with vey good shades for the balcony. The sun is a killer in the afternoon.
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Carol C wrote a review Jul 2019
Hilo, Hawaii7 contributions5 helpful votes
We, like many others, also love Makani Sands! Our party of 5 adults stayed in a 3 br, 2.5 ba two level unit on the third floor. What a view! From the lanai, we’d count 25-30 turtles cruising by all day long! Immaculately clean, wonderful and friendly staff, and any owners who are staying there at the time are a real hoot! Join them on the lanai at sunset with your bottle of wine to blow the conch shells! What aloha spirit. Ocean is steps away, Great beach. VERY safe and reef-protected, great for kids. Swim and snorkel with turtles! Convenient to stores, yet very quiet, peaceful. Small complex, insulated from the hustle and bustle of Maui. Try the natural food store across the street for best guacamole in town - half price at happy hour! We are going back in November. I could live here!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: nd or 3rd floor for best turtle viewing!Higher
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c00kies07 wrote a review Apr 2019
Sanctuary Point, Australia18 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Makani Sands In March 2019 in Unit 210 and would recommend this place to stay. You cant get much closer to the sea,watching the whales,Turtles and the Ocean was just brilliant. You are short walk to eateries and shops,with a wood fire pizza just up the road is to die for.But be quick as he sells out real quick.The staff are outstanding and help out with anything you need.We had 6 adults in the apartment and had plenty of room. We will be back one day.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are equal from what I seen....maybe lower rooms get a bit of noise from upstairs.
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Mike H wrote a review Dec 2018
Sacramento, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, ocean view. We had at least 1 rainbow every single day. Management folks very friendly, full timers also. Unit itself quite dated and needs some maintenance, not elderly friendly as there are stairs with poor hand rails, low height bed and toilets. Not too far from Safeway, restaurants and beaches.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Caro Michelle S wrote a review Nov 2018
San Diego5 contributions
Makani Sands unit 305 2 story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo on the beach in West Maui. Spacious, walking distance to shop, restaurants, bars. Snorkel , swim, sunbathe right out front . Condo has everything you could possibly need.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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dawnzascorp wrote a review Jul 2018
Oak Harbor, Washington341 contributions158 helpful votes
We love Maui, and we love Makani Sands! This was our second stay here and it was wonderful. We prefer staying in condos to hotels, so this property is perfect for us. This time we brought our 11-year-old grandson with us and he fell in love with it, too. We stayed in #202, on the second floor. The unit had everything we needed and more. The trade winds were lovely the entire week so we did not miss having A/C. The views are spectacular and it is incredible having honu (turtles) swimming in front of you all day long. There was some beach erosion compared to last summer, but we were still able to get in the water and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our grandson also had a blast in the pool. We will return to Makani Sands, again and again.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$1,248 - $1,863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiMauiLahaina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makani Sands
Which popular attractions are close to Makani Sands?
Nearby attractions include Honokowai Beach Park (0.3 miles) and Huaka'i Luau Maui- Journey Through Polynesia (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Makani Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Makani Sands?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Makani Sands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makani Sands?
Conveniently located restaurants include ABC Stores, Honokowai Okazuya & Deli, and Fish Market Maui.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makani Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Makani Sands?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cliff House (3.3 miles).