Our desire was to have an oceanfront property so the kids could easily access the beach without loading up the car with beach gear. Eg chairs, towels. However, we read in Maui Revealed that the ocean in this area was not really suitable for swimming because the water is "nasty" as it drains from a discharge ditch. They also mention the presence of seaweed which we found not to be the case. However, walking along the shoreline we noticed that the water was brown in certain spots so we elected to not swim in this section in spite of the fact owners of condos in this area claim it is fine.
However, the view is lovely and our condo was renovated and well equipped with beach chairs, towels, and kitchen utensils. The elevators are very slow and to access the stairwell you needed a key so that was very inconvenient. We did not use the pool area because it was small and not too inviting for teenagers.
As for the location, next time I would have preferred to be more south by Wailea or Kamaole Beach where there was more action and shops for the kids.
In summary I would not return to the Menehune Shores. The building is "tired", the location is not ideal and the beach is not swimable.
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- Also Known As:
- Menehune Shores Hotel Kihei
- Menehune Shores Maui/Kihei