The only way you're likely to be disappointed with this property is if you crave the mega action resort type of trip. If you've been to and prefer Lahaina and the likes of the mega hotels and condos, with the associated zoo like atmosphere, then don't choose this property. Otherwise if you want a laid back and more traditional Hawaiian atmosphere where the units are very good, the views incredible, the location great, the staff very helpful and the fellow travelers very friendly, then book one of the Maalaea Surf Resort condos. Each condo is different, we stayed in G8 for 1 week. The only negatives of the unit are it is a little dated and could use a refresh, particularly in the bathrooms. While the staff do a very good job keeping everything very clean, the unit probably hasn't been refreshed for a good 20 years or so. I typically like modern units (granite, stainless steel etc) but still found this unit "good enough" considering all the other very large positives of the MSR property. It's very easy to see why people come back to these condos over and over again through the years and decades. As much as I prefer trying new places, it's going to be hard to not choose MSR again when on Maui.
Really well stocked kitchen
Boogie boards and beach stuff for the kids
Location (on the beach), location (central in Kihei) location (small but great farmers market and other shops)
Pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard
Very helpful staff - new linens/towels and cleaning every 2 days during the week
Community feel - very easy to get to know the fellow guests, come on out for the sunset conch blowing celebration!
G8 is due for a refresh, particularly the bathrooms. If this is a big deal for you, choose one of the other units that have recently been remodeled. Each are individually owned but most are managed by the owner's association.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ma'alaea Surf Resort is easily accessible to nearly all popular Maui destinations, yet we still maintain a comfortable distance from the more crowded island resort areas. This provides our guests with a welcome combination of privacy and convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maalaea Surf Hotel Kihei
- Maalaea Surf Resort Maui/Kihei