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“Best beachfront condos but don't book during the black bug hatch.”
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Sugar Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Ladies, you don't have to worry about your bathing beauty figures on this beach. It's all 50+ visitors from the North, white legs and all. There aren't many swimmers or snorkelers, but I do both every day and it's great right off this uncrowded beach. It's quiet, gorgeous, well furnished and well stocked units, and we think it's a great location. (We rent cars with unlimited miles). I accompany my 70+ parents to Maui whenever my schedule and funding allows. We've stayed in beach front one bedroom units at our beloved Sugar Beach Resort twice now, in February 2007 and 2009. Our 2007 10 day stay was perfection. The little grocery store kept us stocked with breakfast cereals. The Lahina outdoor market provided ripe, sugary fruit we crave. We ate out for lunch during our daily travels. We return to the condo for beach side naps listening to the Island sounds on the radio. Then we make a big dinner salad to enjoy as we watch the Maui sunsets. The second time we stayed here there were swarms of little black bugs. They were small enough to fit through the sliding door screens. This was a serious problem. We love to keep the doors open to enjoy the waves but we couldn't that time. We would never go to this resort during the hatch of those bugs again.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money for a beach front condo. Watch the whales jumping out of the water and blowing...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank inh0gheaven
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araikes, Manager at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2012

Aloha and thank you for staying at the Sugar Beach Resort. We definitely appreciate our return guests and want to make sure each return visit is as memorable as the last.

As for the black flies, I am sorry that there was an issue while you were visiting. As you may know, the Kealia Pond Natural Wildlife Refuge is located nearby, which is a treat for nature lovers and bird watchers, as there are many rare birds that can be viewed from hand-crafted walkways. Unfortunately the Natural Refuge does attract insects at times, but usually not to a point that they present a nuisance to our guests.

We hope your stay at the Sugar Beach Resort was still enjoyable and that we will see you again in the future!

Mahalo,
Allan
Condominium Rentals Hawaii

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We just returned from our weeklong family vacation to beautiful Maui, and our experience at Sugar Beach differed greatly from that of the previous reviewer. Our condo's lanai opened up to the gorgeous ocean, where we watched whales playing every day. The sound of crashing waves filled our condo. The kitchen was nicely updated, with everything we needed to prepare meals. The bed was comfy, and the sofa bed was fine, too. We had a large, modern TV, but I'm proud to say it wasn't used. We found more to do than there were hours in the day. The pools are great, but since they are solar-heated, can get cold at night. The hot tub is roomy, and a great place to meet people. The beach is sandy and great for that morning/evening stroll or run. The location is great, situated between Lahaina and Wailea/Makena. We got to the airport quickly from our condo. When we go back, we will head to Sugar Beach and to our wonderful condo. The only minor annoyances were the high winds (all around Maui) and the condo not having any beach towels in the unit or at the pool. Beach towels take up a lot of space in the luggage. Minor irritation, however, and did not impact our enjoyment of this condo one bit. Every condo is different, however, and other condos might have provided them. Ours had a beach chair, umbrella, cooler, and boogie board, which was great.

Stayed: March 2012
2  Thank MFamily3
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We truly value family holiday time and work hard for our money to pay for nice vacations, but unfortunately Sugar Beach 614 was a disappointment. The view is excellent but the unit is outdated, the furnniture is worn, and the condo needs a good cleaning to say the least. The linens should be recycled into rags and the dishes make you feel like you're out camping someplace rather than staying at an ocean front resort in Kehei. The patio furniture needs an overhaul as well. This may sound petty considering you're in a condo overlooking the ocean, but we didn't feel like we got a super cheap deal where we should be understanding and over look some of these things. Our vacation was still terrific and we certainly didn't get wrapped up with the little things, but if I had read a review like this prior to booking, I would have looked elsewhere.

Room Tip: From chatting in the hot tub, some rooms have been updated and are very clean. Read reviews specifi...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank DMJN_12
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We love Sugar Beach and have been coming here for years. The beach isn't nearly as crowded as the bigger hotels/condos and it is centrally located. Love it. The condos are privately owned and decorated. We have had a couple that were sterile but the one we are in now is really well done....#530.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank jch218
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

I've stayed at Sugar Beach Resort almost every year since 1987, and think it is the absolute best value for the money. I recently spent two weeks in Unit #220 for the first time. I would return to this unit in a heartbeat. I found it to be comfortably equipped with EVERYTHING I needed for a two week stay. Having a washer and dryer IN-UNIT is the best! #220 was well stocked with bed linens, towels and beach towels, glassware, dishes, utensils and cookware... everything needed to make my stay enjoyable. The unit was spotless at check-in, and the owners called to confirm it was so after arrival! I found them easy to work with insofar as reserving the unit, and appreciated their concern for our comfort and satisfaction.

This year, I enjoyed on-site amenities such as "Dina's Sandwitch Shop" (several times!!). I also booked a massage (fabulous masseuse!), and a full-day Trilogy catamaran trip to Lanai (Trilogy is the ABSOLUTE BEST company to use) through Sugar Beach Resort's on-site "Maui Sights and Treasures".

I will definitely return to Sugar Beach Resort, and hopefully to Unit #220. It's close to the elevator and stairs, quiet, well-appointed, and 15 feet from the ocean... HEAVENLY, in every way.

Room Tip: Sugar Beach Resort are ocean-side, all ocean front or view, mostly one-bedroom, a few two-bedroom co...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I've stayed in this unit many times and have had great communication with the owners, contrary to another review just posted on this unit. This unit is in immaculate condition, very well maintained and has a wonderful direct ocean front view. You can't get any closer to the ocean. This is always our first choice of units to stay at Sugar Beach Resort as it is quite comfortable, beautifully decorated and is offered at a fantastic rate which allows you to do more with your vacation dollars while in beautiful Maui. The bed is a new luxury pillowtop and is quite frankly the best bed we've slept on in any of the condo units at this resort...and we've stayed in many different units over the past 12 years. The unit is well furnished and stocked with everything you need. It books out fast so you do need to reserve early. The owners have a very nice penthouse unit too if this one is full. Check out http://www.yourwebcast.com/sugarbeach/sugarbeach3.htm and http://www.yourwebcast.com/sugarbeach/sugarbeach1.htm

Room Tip: Ask about blocking walls when renting a condo here. This is a wall that blocks view in one directio...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank sugarbeachbum
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

I booked the unit 11 months in advance and thought everything was all set. The down payment had been accepted and the check cashed. With about 4 months to go the owner called and said the condo would not be available for the last week of our three wek stay. By then all decent units had been rented. This was inexcusable. If you rent this unit I hope you have a backup plan.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Granto
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Additional Information about Sugar Beach Resort

Address: 145 N Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8827
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $210 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sugar Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sugar Beach Resort is an all inclusive, quiet and well located ocean front condo hotel. Each unit is individually owned. The resort is managed by the homeowner's association/Hawiiana Management.The 214 units are ocean front, ocean view, garden view on 5 acres of lush tropical beach front. ... more   less 
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