Resort was just like it was advertised on the web site. A short walk from your room you are at the pool and a few more and you are on the beach. We stayed in unit B12. Unit was basic and clean but in need of some upgrades.
Our unit was advertised as air conditioned but the only A/C unit is on the top floor and provides very little cooling for the lower floor and none for the main floor bedroom. Upper loft area where the master bedroom is, is open to the main area windows. Lights from the Sugar Beach complex's stairwell shine through screens at night. Not good if you are sensitive to the light when sleeping. A/C unit was right above the bed and found it cold and loud, had to turn it to fan only at night. The ocean breezes come through the lanai doors and keep the main level cool, but the 2nd bedroom was excruciatingly hot without A/C.
The kitchen was dated and in need of a remodel. One of the reasons for booking a condo was being able to cook and the dated stove made this a challenge. The on-site BBQs got a great work out because of the stove.
Other family members travelling with us had remodelled condos with multiple A/C units and modernized kitchens which we would look for next time we visit.
The complex is meticulously cleaned and maintained by on-site management and they were friendly and helpful. They even lent us coolers for our day trip to Hana.
No snorkelling was nearby but the water in front of the complex remains shallow for a good distance from the shore and the bottom is sandy with no coral or rocks.
Enjoyed watching the canoe boat racing every morning with the complimentary coffee by the pool. Plenty of lounge chairs by the pool and beach towels in the room to use at the beach.
An ABC store and a small farmers market was within walking distance of the complex but a car is needed for grocery shopping (Safeway).
Thanks to Maureen and Paul for all the hard work they put in, to make the Kihei Sands such a wonderful resort to stay at. Can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a beachfront condominium located 'Right in the Heart of Maui' where you can watch the sun rise over Haleakala, enjoy Maui's finest swimming beach, and have a front row seat in paradise to view our beautiful sunsets.From our oceanfront patio area and pool, you can practically touch the beach... clean, sandy, unpopulated ...stretching for miles in either direction. Kihei Sands opens to the calm waters of Maalaea Bay... breeding grounds for the humpback whale and a canvas for a fabulous sunset every night.Choose from our one bedroom/one bath condos and our two bedroom/two bath or two bedroom+loft with twin beds/two bath townhouse style condos.Each unit is individually decorated and has a fully furnished kitchen stocked with cookware, dishes & utensils. Units also include air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable television, DVD player, high-speed internet, linens and beach towels. Laundry facilities are available on-site.Each unit has a lanai for you to enjoy right outside your living room. We also invite you to enjoy our oceanfront pool and patio area equipped with tables, chairs and lounge chaises. A few short steps from there and you will be enjoying the soothing ocean waters. Ocean... pool... lounging in the sun. All within a few steps of each other. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kihei Sands Beach Condominium Hotel Kihei
- Kihei Sands Beachfront Condominiums Maui