We hopped around the island, stayed on the north side (Huelo Point and Hana) for 6 nights, and then came over to Dolphin's Point for relaxation and "doing nothing".
We are so pleased with our selection! Not being people who like high rise hotels or condos, we found our ideal spot with Dolphin's Point, staying 5 nights at the Hibiscus Suite: our bedroom window was practically right at the beach.
Stepping out of our unit, it took us about 50 feet to be in the ocean - no getting out of elevators, crossing the street, having a view of a parking lot, all these things you could easily find with other accommodations . I don't think you'll find any other place on the Kihei side to provide you with that kind of beach front luxury as Dolphin's Point does!
My feeling is that the Hibiscus Suite is "the best" of the three suites offered: ceilings are rather low, so there is some darkness in the rooms, more towards the back, but not worth getting aggrieved about.
The Ginger is the furthest back from the ocean, just has a tiny sitting area in front of their unit, then comes Plumeria, with a large sitting area, then Hibiscus with medium sized sitting area. Being the last in the row of three gives you the most privacy, about people walking by to get to their unit. We were perfectly happy with our pick!
Well equipped kitchen, though it would be super great to have real stone ware instead of corning ware dishes, and a few more mixing bowls, skillets, just little things, really - but everything you need is definitely there.
The bed is more on the soft side, but still, it worked very well for us.
Plenty of towels, and all the beach equipment you can only think of, is there to take out for the day.
The overall vibe was VERY friendly and relaxing , 2 thumbs up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dolphins Point Maui is a privately owned, oceanfront, gated property with three beautifully furnished and fully equipped suites. A truly unique Hawaiian vacation experience. Located on the white sands of Kamaole I Beach in Kihei/Wailea on the sunny side of Maui. Step back in time to the romance of the islands. No hustle and bustle, no high-rise condos, no crossing the street - its just you, the ocean and the sunsets! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dolphins Point Maui Hotel Kihei
- Dolphins Point Maui Kihei