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“Stay Directly on the Beach - Enough Said”
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The Hale Pau Hana
Ranked #1 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was our 4th trip to Maui and we have stayed at the Hale Pau Hana each time. While the resort has always been beautiful during each stay, during this visit the grounds and facilities are the best we have ever seen. The recently renovated pool was perfect. Most of the exterior improvements can be attributed to their new property manager Mike, a tireless worker who takes great pride in the resort.

The actual rooms are condos with absentee owners. That means the furniture, decor, appliances, etc are replaced or updated by the owner, not the resort. For that reason, there can be some major differences between the quality of the units. Photos on the resort website can help with your selection.

This resort is directly on the beach. There are no streets to cross and you don't have a long walk to the beach. It is litterally a matter of steps to get to the fantastic beach from each unit.

Room Tip: The rooms are owned by individuals, not the resort. As such, there is a marked difference between u...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Hands down the best property in Kihei in our opinion! We have stayed in 2 ground floor units on this property. #10 & 11. Both wonderful units, clean and have everythign you need. The property is amazing, location, maintenance, BBQ's, staff.....Can' say there is anything on the down side for this place. Across the street from shops and restaurants. I can hardly wait to go back....

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hale Pau Hana has a great location in front of Kamaole Beach II -- a lawn to relax on and a beautiful beach. Across the street from several great restaurants: we ate at Cafe O'Lei, Da Kitchen, and 808 Bistro (as well as sampling the ice cream/gelato shops). Not too far from the Makena snorkeling beaches, easy access from the Pi'ilani Highway to get in and out of Kihei.

The condo we stayed in (#18) is exactly as pictured on their website. The kitchen was well equipped -- I'm glad I checked it out before making a grocery run. We were very comfortable for a week and really considered it our home. The grounds were well-maintained -- every morning the workers were scrubbing lawn furniture, raking up fallen flowers, trimming bushes, etc. Parking out back was plentiful.

Very happy with this condo -- location, service, etc.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Lovely Resort, large well-appointed apartments. We stayed 2 couples in a 2 bedrooms resort. Balcony overlooking the sea. 100 meters from a sandy beach. Shops near the hotel.
Free parking and internet.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed in #603 for 8 nights - July 16 to 24, 2012. I did a lot of research and it was worth the effort. Was perfect for us. The main decision we made was to stay away from the big resorts. Just not us. So Kihei was the best location and Hale Pau Hana is one of the few places that is right on the beach - ocean and sunset views. All units face the ocean - an immaculate lawn area, then Kam. II beach. Never crowded. No surfing here, calm waters on a shallow beach.
Many restaurants within easy walk. Cafe O'lei and 808 Bistro are great. Kihei has a bit of that beach town atmosphere. The HPH is an older property (like most others in Kihei) but most units have been upgraded and are comfortable and clean. We picked the high rise section. These units have a full kitchen, living room bedroom and 2 bathrooms and are slightly larger than the the low rise units. We decided on an upper floor to be a little quieter. For families the bottom level might be best. Look at the HPH Resort website to get the details. Some units will have only 2 showers and no tub - some have a king bed while others have a queen. Recommend checking all this out to see what will work for you. Another factor is the air conditioning. I was amazed to find out that many complexes do not have any a/c. You might think that it would not matter - but that was not our experience. HPH has a/c in the bedroom only but we found that it was essential to us for sleeping.
Reading the reviews on this website is a big help. I suggest that all reviewers indicate the unit # they stayed in - a big help. Our unit 603 was excellent.... clean with all things working.... but there may a few not up to same standard. The units are individually owned. Majority of units are rented through HPH resorts website, but some may use VRBO or Craigslist. I prefered to use HPH. Our vacation trip could not have been better and we would come back here in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: High rise units that lower number (e.g. 601, 602, 603) may have a better sunset view.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed in Hale Pau Hana unit 406 and loved it. This resort is right on Kamaole Beach II. Most of the resorts in this area are across the street from the beaches or are on a rocky point with a walk to the beach. There was great snorkeling right off the beach and the water was crystal clear and calm enough for beginner stand up paddle boarding. The pool and grounds were clean and well kept. It never felt crowded and there were plenty of chairs on the lawn area overlooking the beach. BBQ grills were available too. Our unit was clean, simply decorated and well-stocked. Clean towels were provided and garbage collected from our unit three times a week. The view from our lanai was ocean front. The only issue we had was the bedroom was on the street side of the unit so it was a bit noisy, however this allowed the living room, kitchen and small dining area to be in prime ocean viewing position. This resort is great for families.

Room Tip: Check the website for photos and unit layouts. We were in the tower but thought the two lower buildi...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank babobear1
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in unit #24, which was nicely modernised, although the A/C in the bedroom wasn't particularly effective.

The view overlooking the beach and the ocean was just stunning - the most beautiful sunsets.

Well located with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Cafe O'Lei across the road was fabulous, and it was a short 5 min drive/20 min walk to Kihei market place which had lots of little stalls and places to eat.

Why pay $400 for a room overlooking a car park when you can be just 15 steps from the ocean?!

Room Tip: You can view all the rooms on their website and request the one you want.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2480 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8630
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $276 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hale Pau Hana 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome Home... You’re not just meant to visit — make it your home while you’re here. Cook eggs and bacon in the morning, BBQ fresh fish and mix drinks in the evening, dine on the lawn, blow the conch at sunset. Best Beach on Maui We’re uniquely situated on Kamaole II, the best beach on all of Maui (ask around). Don’t haul everything across the street or pack up and drive — just walk over the lawn to get there. A Family Experience For many, Hale Pau Hana is a family experience. Grandparents watch grandkids swim for the first time, couples get married on the beach, then bring the kids, have family reunions. We have guests and owners who have literally been returning to Hale Pau Hana for five generations. We’re honored to be more than a place to vacation — to be a part of their family and the memories they make together. ... more   less 
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