(800) 367-5004 or (808) 874-8700
2695 S Kihei Rd, Kihei
Across the street from Kama‘ole III Beach, these 10 condo buildings have some units with adequate views of the distant ocean, but most have garden views, which are very pretty, especially at night. Some have no views at all. With the keiki (kids) pool and a beach across the street, it’s a good place for kids. (How ironic that Kama‘ole means childless in Hawaiian.) The slate around the pool gets pretty hot on the feet. (We feel sorry for the poor hula dancers during the weekly mai tai parties, but the slate gets hosed down for them.)
The spiral staircase in the middle of the living room leading to top floor of some of the 2/2s is really… huge. Rooms are large, and most are nicely furnished. Large lanais on half; every other unit has a smaller lanai. Room safes are $2 (why not just include it in the resort fee?). Rates for 1/2 units (818 sq. ft.) are $161–$309, 2/2 units (1,036 sq. ft.) are $227–$429, 3/2 units (1,188 sq. ft.) are $377–$629. 4-night minimum from Dec. 19 through March 31. Rooms are almost always sold as a package, so we doubt you’ll pay that rate.