We spent a week at Kahana Village unit #20 from June 10-17. It was terrific! The unit looks exactly like the pictures listed on the website. We are a family of 4- parents with 2 young adult children (ages 20 and 22). The bed in the master suite was super-comfortable. Even though the kids had to share the upstairs loft, with there was plenty of room for them to spread out all their stuff. The kitchen was very well stocked. There were enough dishes, silverware, glasses, etc for about 12 people. All manner of appliances, pots/pans, utensils and plastic storage containers were available. We had stopped at Costco before coming to the condo to get a few essentials. I purchased some Kona coffee beans, but forgot to grind them at Costco. No problem- I found a coffee grinder in a cupboard. On Monday morning we ran into Vicki, the manager, in the parking lot as we were headed out for the day. She asked us how we liked our unit, etc. We mentioned that the outlet in the master bath seemed to be very loose. If you plugged in your phone charger, it nearly fell out. She said she'd have the maintenance guy look at it. Sure enough, when got home that evening, the plug had been changed. What service!
It was great to have the boogie boards, coolers and beach chairs at our disposal. They also provided beach towels. We took the chairs with us everywhere. Looking thru drawers and closets is sort of like going on a treasure hunt. Paperback books were left in baskets for your reading pleasure. There were decks of cards and other card games in the hutch in the dining area. Other guest had left items like a small cooler that we used a lot and snorkeling equipment in the closets. The Wed. night Mai Tai party was a lot of fun. The appetizers were just ok, but who can complain about unlimited Mai Tais? We met some people from WA state (like us). Talk about a small world-- our daughter and their daughter (who wasn't traveling with them) are classmates and friends! The beach is fine for sunning/sitting and wading. It would also be good for stand up paddling. It is quite rocky on the side toward Molokai. Since our kids were most interested in surfing, we spent more time at Launipoko Park, outside of Lahaina. It was only a 15 min drive from the condo to our favorite surf rental shop in Lahaina. Napili Bay is only a mile away and had a great beach.
The lack of A/C is not a problem. With all the windows open and the ceiling fans going, the unit was always comfortable. In fact, you can get a really good cross-breeze going thru the master suite. I loved having a unit right on the beach. The sunsets and sunrises were wonderful. Yes, the unit is right next to the pool, but we did not find the noise to be annoying. It got pretty quiet after 9 p.m.
Kahana Village is not in a "happening" area. If you want nightlife, this is not the place to stay. Our kids got kind of tired of hanging with mom and dad. Not a lot for a couple of twenty-somethings to do without having wheels. I picked it specifically because it was small and I didn't want the big resort feel. 20 story hotels with 800 rooms are not my cup of tea. It is within walking distance of Maui Brewing Co. There is also a small Whaler's Village convenience store nearby. For larger grocery stores you will have to drive to Ka'anapali or Lahaina.
In a nutshell, I highly recomment Kahana Village and would definitely stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Kahana Village Hotel
- Kahana Village Hotel Lahaina
- Kahana Village Maui/Lahaina
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kahana Village features spacious 2 and 3 bedroom condos right on a private white sand beach in northwest Maui. Kahana Village features an oceanfront pool and jacuzzi, as well as 4 gas grill bbqs right on the water. All Units have a fully equipped kitchen as well as a washer and dryer. Come enjoy all the amenities of home while staying just steps from the Pacific Ocean! ... more less