This is our third time to Maui but our first time at Menehune Shores. We thought we had great places the last two times we were here but suite 310 has blown it out of the nearby water. The condo is fully loaded - there is even a juicer and in-suite laundry which is phenomenal since our kids are messy.
The unit was also well equipped with plenty of beach towels, mats, umbrellas and coolers to be used. We have added buckets and beach toys so the next family can have even more fun. After the sun sets we watch movies on the flat screen TV with built in Netflix and Amazon (sorry Jeff my kids have ruined your selections by watching Secret Agent Oso and Superhero Squad) and there is free wifi which is fantastic.
The Royal Fishpond is a great place to take small children - it's not too deep always calm and the little beach beside the building is great for building sandcastles and trapping crabs. If they don't want to go to the beach there is a lovely pool that is heated somehow. Wonderful, as the last place we stayed the pool water was so cold we rarely used it.
One of our challenges when we were looking for a place to stay was the fact we needed three rooms because we are travelling with two kids and two grandmas - there were very few affordable options. We really lucked out this has a king-sized bed, a queen and two singles.
So to keep this review honest here is the one downside and it is minor - the furniture in the living room / dining room is a bit worn and the cushions are a bit dirty. This is, I'm sure, a popular unit and it doesn't bother me a bit it might if you are a neatnik. But overall the care and decor of this unit is impeccable. It has been updated and the hardwood and tile everywhere makes it a breeze to clean. Oh and there is the Indian restaurant below - some have commented on the smell and it can be strong but it doesn't bother me and I can't smell it in the unit.
Kihei is one of our favourite places to stay. There is a bus stop just outside the door and we walk to the local grocery store - about 5km roundtrip. The lanai is gorgeous and we spend most late afternoons lounging on it while the kids nap. The unit has A/C which is a great bonus but rarely needed the winds have kept us cool so far.
We still have five days to go and I will be sad to leave. Already planning on coming back to unit 310 as soon as possible.
Thanks so much for everything!
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- Also Known As:
- Menehune Shores Hotel Kihei
- Menehune Shores Maui/Kihei