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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Firstly, this property is a condo rental, not a hotel. It features a spacious bedroom, full kitchen, enclosed washer/drier, a full kitchen, a spacious living room and private veranda, Cooling is accomplished with ceiling fans instear of air conditioning. The beach is immediately in front and all rooms have a full ocean view. As it is a condo property, if... More 

Thank Paul W
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in room 207 and were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and apt appearance. The view was nothing short of amazing. We checked in, walked to the grocery store it was a 15 min walk and stocked up on breakfast fixings and dinners. The apt came with everything needed to cook we spent most of our breakfast and dinners... More 

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Wrightwood, California
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited at the end of July, 2016 with another 18 members of the family to celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary of "Mom and Dad". Wonderful place, very nice green space at the front. ALL units facing the ocean. Marie and Bert are VERY friendly and helpful.

Thank Calgarycaban
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband an I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary by taking our first trip to Maui. Makani Sands was the perfect place for us to stay. It's small, quiet, and within walking distance to good food, good coffee, and Ka'anapali. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. The VIEW is amazing! We watched sea turtles swim... More 

Thank marianne o
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is the place to stay if you are visiting Maui. Right on the water, this block has a heated pool, lift and all the amenities you could need. The lady on the front desk is lovely and nothing is to much trouble. We watched large green sea turtles from our balcony 🙂 Loved it!

Thank poulosgeorgia
Coto de Caza, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Makani Sands since our daughter was 2 years old she is now 12 . We absolutely love coming here. Great beach the views are amazing but my all time favorite is seeing the honu's I just love to watch them swim. If your looking for a kid friendly place then Makani sands is your place.:)

Thank honu7
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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9 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a great place to wind down. Quiet, close to shops and restaurant's and we also have a visitor every time we arrive. The view is to die for. We also are lucky to be able to see whales in front of this condo. I also get a great night sleep with the comfortable bed in this condo.... More 

Thank John G
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180 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Fish tacos! Well prepared, delicious. The waiter was excellent, willing to adjust the menu. Hula pie, a must on any visit. This is a great restaurant. Location...on the beach. Go at sunset. Good service. It's not cheap but you won't go wrong on this place. We will be back.

Thank Asiadream
Kurrajong Heights, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

My wife and I stayed at Makani Sands in a three-bedroom apartment with our two daughters, one of our daughter's husband and our grand daughter in October this year. One of our daughter's had booked the apartment well in advance of our arrival so the cost of our five-night stay was reasonable. The apartment block is right on the ocean... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Makani Sands #203 for a 5 night vacation in November. The complex is older and not in one of the main resort areas, but it’s a great option for an affordable stay with direct ocean front view and a small sandy beach for easy water entry. The unit itself is very... More 

Thank Thomas B

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ocean-front condominiums with BBQ, convenient west Maui location centrally located to shopping, restaurants and activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makani Sands

Address: 3765 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5935
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: £171 - £237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Makani Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Makani Sands Hotel Lahaina
Makani Sands Maui/Lahaina
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“The property is generally quiet, but rooms toward the south end of the property may be a bit better as they are away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles X442UDpaulw, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Large Family should ask for an accommodation in the corner condo. Those have two stories. Can accommodate 3 couples comfortably.”
  • Clouds and the sun
 of 5 bubbles Calgarycaban, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The view from our second-floor condo was amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles marianneo801, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors for best ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles 376LindaD, 21 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Choose a main floor to walk out If you want less light in your bedroom choose another floor”
 of 5 bubbles tyraToronto, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
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