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Hololani

(800) 367-5032 or (808) 669-8021
4401 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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Two condo buildings with comfortable 2/2 units with big lanais. You’re right above thin, sandy Kahana Beach (which may or may not be present during winter months). All have good ocean views, and the staff is friendly. Most units have shoji or pocket doors shutting off one bedroom, but otherwise, they’re nicely furnished and clean with large windows to overlook the water. They have a function room, which can be used by guests for anniversaries and such. The lanais in the A building get a lot of sun in the afternoon (versus the B building) and have more direct sunset views. Weekly housekeeping for stays of eight or more days. In all, a good value for the money. 2/2s (1,066–1,250 sq. ft.) are $109–$474. 5- or 7-night minimum. A $45 damage waiver is added to your cleaning fee.

2020-07-10T09:38:49-10:00 Rating: Solid Gold Value

Kahana Outrigger

(855) 701-0986 or (808) 667-7088
4521 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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Most are long-term condos here, but a few are vacation rentals. Near a shallow beach, it’s a quiet property with buildings 2 and 3 closest to the ocean. Units vary, but all are well-maintained. Some have A/C in bedrooms only, some have A/C throughout, some have no A/C. 3/2s (1,448 sq. ft.) and 3/3s (loft style at 1,490 sq. ft.). Rates have gone up since our last edition and are $399–$1010. 5- or 7-night minimum.

2020-07-10T09:39:40-10:00 Rating: No Award

Kahana Reef

(855) 701-0986 or (808) 667-7088
4471 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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This condo property is near the ocean, but a seawall prevents you from seeing the shoreline. (A small detail, granted, but it takes away from some of the oceanfront experience.) Higher floors have better views. Free Wi-Fi in most; free room safes in some. Grounds are tidy but basic. Some units have been upgraded; others feel very dated. Rates for 1/1s (556–661 sq. ft.) are $125–$350. 5- or 7-night minimum.

2020-07-10T09:39:09-10:00 Rating: No Award

Kahana Sunset

(800) 669-1488 or (808) 669-8700
4909 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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The only condominium resort on Maui that’s on a semi-private beach since public access to it isn’t very practical. The beach is very sandy and clear most of the time with good swimming when calm.

The resort has reasonably sized 1/1s downstairs and oddly laid out townhouse-style 2/2s on the second floor with lots of stairs. Oceanfront two-bedroom units (Buildings A & F) have an additional bath. Though the buildings aren’t overly attractive, the resort exudes a good feeling and is quiet for its size. The large lanais have no privacy, despite their brochure’s claim of “private lanais.” (Perhaps they mean others can’t walk on them, but your next door neighbor can see you through the wide slats.) Building F is our favorite with the beach two steps away from the ground floor units.

2020-07-10T09:43:03-10:00 Rating: No Award

Kahana Village

(800) 824-3065 or (808) 669-5111
4531 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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Wonderfully spacious condos, high-grade appliances and a great oceanfront location with lush grounds. Units have lots of glass and an open feel, but they are still private if you want. The ground floor units are a massive 1,700 sq. ft. 3/2s with nice kitchens, and the additional bedrooms are also good-sized. The shoreline from the ocean front units seems delectably close. Units 31–36 are considered “oceanfront prime,” but we feel that might be a bit generous compared to others in the same category. Upstairs units are 1,200-sq.-ft., 2/2 townhouses with the second bedroom as a loft—not quite as desirable as the lower units. All units have nice, large lanais. They have three categories: standard, deluxe and luxury (the latter completely upgraded). Since the overall quality at the property is pretty high, you will probably be just as happy in a standard unit for less money (though they have only a couple of those).

2022-03-14T08:07:22-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem

Royal Kahana

(866) 944-1588 or (808) 669-5911
4365 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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The design of this crescent-shaped building has its pros and cons. On the pro side, all units have at least an ocean view. The downside is that the shape captures the wind in such a way that it whips through the halls with surprising force—results can be as minor as an annoying howl in the window frames, to as frustrating as unintentionally slammed doors and lost hats. The outer wings of the building are studios that can vary greatly in décor (some are more updated than others), while the center 2/2 and 1/1 units tend to have updated appliances and fixtures. The 1/1s feature king beds and king pull-out sofas, while the 2/2s have both king and queen beds, as well as a queen pull-out sofa. The heated pool is a popular spot, since their beach is only around seasonally. (Summertime is your best bet to find some sand.

2022-07-22T13:14:25-10:00 Rating: No Award

Sands of Kahana

(800) 332-1137 or (808) 669-0423
4299 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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This four-building condo complex is a mixed bag of timeshares and vacation rentals. The buildings feel institutional but look better maintained than in years past. The elevators can take an exceptionally long time during busy hours.  They’re on skinny Kahana Beach, which has been eroding more and more in recent years—don’t let any promotional material fool you into thinking the beach here is a selling point. The water often looks clearer than it is once you’re actually in it, but swimming can be good when calm. Plus, turtles are often seen cruising by.

On the positive side, the rooms are very large, and the layouts are pleasing, though slightly odd in places. Some bathrooms have showers and tubs with an ocean view.

2022-07-15T12:20:29-10:00 Rating: No Award

Valley Isle Resort

(877) 611-6022 or (808) 359-2636
4327 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana
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A mixed bag of long-term and vacation rentals at this condo property. It’s a T-shaped building that has most units (04–10) directly facing the ocean, with units ending in 10 very close to the water. Other units have a more oblique view of the ocean. One-bedroom units on the ocean side have bedrooms facing the water—just slide open the doors and fall asleep to the soothing sounds. The beach here has been vanishing in recent years, so the ocean sounds and views are good, not the lounging. Decor varies a lot, from updated to not-so-much, but all units are clean and make good use of the space. Free room safes in some. Washers/dryers in one- and two-bedroom units; studios use coin-op. Studios (480 sq. ft.) start around $125, 1/1s (768 sq. ft.) start around $150, 2/2s (1,040 sq. ft.) start around $175. 4-, 5- or 7-night minimum.

2022-07-14T15:38:41-10:00 Rating: Solid Gold Value
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