First - this property really is in a great location. Right across the street from a beautiful beach ideal for swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, walking ... 20 minutes to Ma'alea harbor, 45 minutes to Lahaina, 10 minutes to Makena beach - it really is a great location.
Also, the property grounds are beautifully maintained. And, most, if not all units, have at least a partial west facing ocean view. There are 4 nicely maintained tennis courts as well.
There is now wireless and well as a wired internet connection in each unit.
As others have noted, these units are individually owned and rented by owners, so the interiors will vary widely. This was my 3rd stay at Kamaole Sands and this unit (5-212) was OK. The kitchen was nicely updated but the draperies in the living area were shredded and old, old and the furniture looked and felt like thrift-store bargains. One of the lamps was missing the knob to turn it on - if we had not brought out a lamp from the master bedroom, there would have been no light in the living room. No TV in the second bedroom. The kitchen sink needed snaking - it drained but the first time using the garbage disposal was challenging. Breadcrumbs between the stove and countertop were gross and unsanitary. A calling card for creepy crawlies.
Housekeeping service was sub-standard. At least one towel had a dirty edge to it and the stovetop was not cleaned off. Grit was still on the tile floors as well.
While no one really goes to Maui for the hotel, there should be an expectation of cleaniness and decent service. It is unlikely that we will stay here again with so many excellent options in Maui and in this area specfically.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kamaole Sands is set amid tropical gardens with waterfalls and ponds, across from a scenic Maui beack park. One-, two-, and three-bedroom suites have full-kitchens and washer/dryers. Amenities include tennis courts, a swimming pool and kids wading pool, jet spas, barbecue grills, and a weekly Mai Tai party. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamaole Sands Hotel Kihei
- Kamaole Sands Maui/Kihei
- Castle Kamaole Sands
- Kamaole Sands Resort