We had the most amazing stay at Aina Nalu. I'm so glad we decided to book here vs a resort. Will definitely come back.
CONDOS - We arrived with a party of 12 and had reservations at C102 and C202, one condo on top of the other. It was perfect for us as we had 3 generations with us and the condo had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Pots, pans, dishes, cups, towels, laundry machine, pool and beach toys such as boogie board, beach chairs, even coolers for our road/beach trips. Kitchen was fully stocked. The bathrooms were beautiful with showers that stayed hot. Only thing is the bathroom door didn't lock in C202. No biggie. Beds were comfortable and although we didn't have a lot of bedding, we didn't need it because it was so Hot in Maui. If you get cold easily, you may want to request more bedding. AC blows cold! We definitely took advantage of it for our summer visit.
GROUNDS - We cooked most days and even bbq'ed by the pool on one day. We usually hung out at the big pool but the big pool's bbq grills were not directly in the pool area. It was across the parking lot in a designated picnic area. We wanted to swim and bbq so we chose to the small pool for our bbq day. Here, the BBQ grills and pool are right next to each other. We had a mini pool party and it was awesome. The grounds were beautiful. The big pool had lounge areas with a big screen TV where we watched football while the kids swam. Ice maker doesn't make enough ice. It was always empty. We just bought ice, no big deal. Little lizards live in the fauna around the property, but they are harmless and cute!
PARKING - Plenty of parking on the property for an additional $20 a day collected by the Outrigger, but we didn't need it because we always found parking on the street for free. Seems like everyone else also chose the free parking because the parking at the Aina Nalu was always close to empty with only a few cars. They should offer free parking to guests since there's so much of it!
LOCATION - Perfect. Just a block from Lahaina Wharf Plaza and 2 blocks from the Banyan Tree. Smack in the middle of Lahaina. Walking distance to all restaurants and grocery stores. We walked to Front Street every night for dinner and to gallavant. About 7 min walk to Front street, Foodland for groceries, 808 Grindz for breakfast, Down the Hatch for long Happy (Aloha) Hours (3-7), bars, snorkeling gear shops, the ocean. About 4 min walk to Pho Saigon for Vietnamese Noodles, a food truck park with cheap and delicious Filipino food, Mexican food, Hawaiian food. 1 min from Church. 7 min drive to Westin Kaanapali and Whale Village. 10 min drive to Mile Marker 14 (Olowalu). 3 min drive to Baby Beach. 40 min drive to airport.
BOOKING - Easy and simple booking with ITrip.net. Quick responses to any questions and concerns. They got our rooms ready fast on last minute request for early check in since we arrived early in the day. They were great to work with. Thank you!!!
if possible i always love to be back to this place again . my family had a very good
time in this condo resort .