The grounds and owner/manager were absolutely wonderful. I sent my espresso maker with some games, and they were very gracious in making sure the box was waiting for us when we arrived. Beautiful views, clean condo, interntet connection, and awesome, heated pool (which was nice when it rained) made our stay great. We were lucky enough to see whales from our place during our stay.
Only major drawback was no air conditioning so you have to leave your windows open at all time which can get quite noisy with outside voices; road noise when traffic started up; gardening early in the morning; not to mention the automatic sprinklers outside our bedroom window that seem to go on every half-hour starting at 4:30 a.m. from neighboring property; and outside drip when it finished raining that seemed to go on for hours,
Little drawbacs include the lack of description of rooms and beds. When we arrived for our two- bedroom loft, we found one double bed and two single beds in loft. We also had family staying in newer condos at Kanapali Plantation that had washer/dryers in the unit (as opposed to pay-laundry next to office at ours), air conditioning and plenty of items to use at the beach (we had nothing), but they didn't have our beautiful view of the ocean!
This place is nicely located to Lahaina but out enough that you aren’t right in the thick of it. We were able to drive to many nearby beaches and activities within minutes.
Overall, after living on the Big Island and staying on Oahu several times, Maui just didn't impress me that much. Maybe it was because I didn't have enough money or didn’t have the time or good weather to spend in Hana! PS- Don't take the guided snorkel tours - you can see much better on your own!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mahina Surf boasts fifty-six, oceanfront one and two bedroom condominiums situated on two intimate acres of lush tropical gardens. Ideally located on Maui’s leeward shore, renowned for its year round sunshine, cool tradewinds, and pristine beaches.Each Mahina Surf suite is uniquely and generously apportioned. All units include living rooms, full baths and fully equipped kitchens.Our one-bedroom suites are ideal for couples seeking a romantic retreat, or for a family of four on a vacation getaway. Two-bedroom units comfortably accommodate as many as six adults. Regardless of the unit you choose, your expectations are sure to be exceeded.Private lanais provide relaxing, unobstructed ocean views of the neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai. Just a few minutes ride to the north or south, the resort areas of Kapalua and Kaanapali offer world class golf, tennis, dining, shopping, and a host of beach activities. In the winter months the waters off West Maui play host to migrating humpback whales, putting on spectacular displays - many of which can be seen from your own lanai! Explore the many wonders Maui has to offer, like the famous road to Hana, or the summit of Haleakala.Stroll the tropical gardens...relax poolside and work on your tan....or fix your own intimate sunset dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mahina Surf Hotel Lahaina
- Mahina Surf Maui/Lahaina