This large condo complex is in north Kihei. Views of the coast vary from nice to blocked. If you get an inside courtyard-facing unit, go above the first floor for better views. Most units we saw with the above agent looked adequate. Walls are thick and deaden sounds well. There are a lot of agencies that rent at this property, so check our rental agent list.
The biggest problem with Sugar Beach is the environment. Kealia Pond across the street often dries up. When it does, dust blows in from the dried pond, covering the resort. The area is windy (winds usually kick up around 11 a.m–1 p.m.). You’ll probably have a great time—when nature cooperates.
The beach it’s on is long and has decent swimming (but not snorkeling) during calm seas. Walk to the right on this beach, and you won’t see another building for 2.5 miles. There’s a putting green and a nice kitchen by the pool for guests. The front desk staff here could show more aloha. Rooms for 1/1s (709 sq. ft. includes lanai) are $182–$364, 2/2s (1,518 sq. ft. includes lanai) are $364–$524. 4-, 7- or 10-night minimum. Discounts available.