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“Direct Ocean Front In Paradise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Makani Sands
Ranked #25 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
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“Direct Ocean Front In Paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2005

First time at this condo but many times to Maui. The view and grounds were very beautiful. Stayed in unit 310 which is the largest in the complex in March 2005. The ocean did not disappoint and the pounding of the surf lulled us to sleep nightly. The condo is large and roomy and does have A/C which we did not need to use as the trade winds cooled things off nicely. The condo was not as clean as expected with lots of stains on the furniture and carpets. So many guests have taken its toll! We are very happy that the owners still continue to rent out their paradise home to share with all of us. Do not think I could do it? For the price, view and memories this condo was worth it!

  • Stayed March 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2004

Enjoyed the Makani Sands , it has beautiful views and very clean grounds. Centrally located for activities and shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2004

Good budget choice for a longer stay oceanfront condo on West Maui(paid $105/night for a February, 2004 month's stay). Good oceanfront location with a small beach you walk down to in front of a seawall. Larger Honokowai beach park is down the street. All rooms have an ocean view; you can see Molokai and Lanai from your room. Bottom 2 floors are single units, top 2 floors are duplexes. Units have cable TV, phone, full kitchen, washer/dryer, private bath. No A/C, but rooms have louvered windows and ceiling fans, and big screen doors onto balconies(trade winds cool the room just fine, and it's nice listening to the surf). Units do vary, so check pictures on their website to see which unit appeals to you the most. BBQ grill outside was handy, as well as short walk (or drive) to ABC convenience store, or Star Market down the street(other markets also nearby in Napili or Lahaina; or you can stop at Costco by the main airport in Kahului on the way in for bulk items). Condo is in a good West Maui location a few miles north of the luxury resorts on Kaanapali Beach and the town of Lahaina.

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Property: Makani Sands
Address: 3765 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5935
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
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Ranked #25 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Makani Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean-front condominiums with BBQ, convenient west Maui location centrally located to shopping, restaurants and activities. ... more   less 
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