We stayed here for 4 nights after completing a cruise from Auckland to Honolulu then flying straight to Maui after disembarking from the cruise. The accommodation fully met our expectations with Steve and Mark’s attention to detail excellent in every respect.
Be aware that they do not take Visa so you have to pay upfront by travellers’ cheques or bank transfer which means that this will cost you extra if you are an international traveller. However once you have done this, the key will be in the door for your arrival and no further administration is required. The place is fairly easy to find and there is ample parking and space quite close to the rooms. We were in the Lana’i room which was on the ground floor with a very private balcony where you can relax looking over the garden and pool. There was also a fridge full of goodies and drinks which was ample for breakfast (and other times) for our stay. There is a microwave, sink, cutlery, crockery etc but no stove.
In the parking area there is a shed with folding chairs, coolers, beach umbrellas etc for your use. There is also a small laundry. We found a very nice beach and picnic area at the back of the Maui Prince resort called Malu’aka Beach. (Go past Wailea and take first right after Prince Resort). We did the Molokini Crater boat trip and snorkel from Ma’alaea on the Four Winds which is the popular one but is well done ($99). If you want slightly up market there is another cruise on the Kanina Kei ($114) which picks up straight from the beach at the Prince Resort which is where you can also book.
For groceries turn right from the Pineapple Inn down the highway and take the fourth traffic light left where you will find a Safeways Store. Before going in apply and receive a Safeways card at the counter and you will save a lot on specials especially if you are staying for a few days. We bought some good New York cut steak here (on special) which cooked very nicely the Pineapple Inn barbecue. Eating out - Café O’ Lei on the main drag at South Kehei is recommended. All in all if you like a smaller, private, more intimate place I doubt whether you will find much better value than the Pineapple Inn in Hawaii.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an affordable, luxury rental property located near all of Maui's famous attractions and beaches. We feature incredibly clean rooms with luxurious bedding rivaling the most expensive resorts. All of our rooms are very private and feature private lanai's, bathrooms, kitchenettes, high speed internet and air conditioning. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pineapple Hotel Kihei
- Pineapple Inn Maui/Kihei