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Sugar Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 10 glorious days in Maui and stayed in at the centrally located Sugar Beach Resort. We were beach front about 30 feet from the ocean with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Kihei is a good location for weather. It seldom rains and has easy access to the volcano and up country as well as beaches and shopping of Lahaina. April is a good time to visit. Less crowded and expensive. Food will be your main cost so having a condo is ideal to do your own cooking. Lovely place.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Aqua102
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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Thank you for your review of the Sugar Beach Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but we are glad you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, the beachfront location is fantastic for easy access to a white sand beach, but you can also drive with ease to Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailea for other beaches, shopping, and restaurant options.
We hope to see you again at the Sugar Beach Resort!
Mahalo,
Keith
Condominium Rentals Hawaii

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We just got back from Sugar Resort Unit 414. We rented this unit through VRBO but it was handled not by the owner but by the rental group, Alli. Alli has excellent customer service..probably the best we have encountered using rental companies. The resort itself was right on the beach and it was centrally located on the island so it was easy to get around. It is about 15 minutes from the airport. The resort's grounds were well maintained and everyone was very friendly. There were a few spots that could use a new coat of paint or a little "sprucing" up but overall, very nice. The resort is a supposed to be non-smoking but we did have a neighbor who did smoke on their balcony (never could tell if they were beside or below us). We just went inside until they were done. The unit was very clean and had just about anything you could want. Overall, we were very pleased with the unit and the resort.

Room Tip: It was cheaper than most hotel rooms and had a complete kitchen.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank PaulaH67
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I stayed in unit 105 for a week. It was a ground floor unit facing the pool.

The unit was average - a great kitchen with an ok bedroom, bathroom and living room. The Tv was a bit small and internet was a bit slow and did not reach the bedroom; but it was enough. There were laundry facilities in the unit and it was generally well stocked.

The location of the Sugar Beach resort was great, and the other guests were very welcoming. There was ample parking and the beach was right there - beside the resort. The beach was beautiful, long, and clean; the beach was not crowded, and good to swim in wade in - not too wavy.

If you have never been to the south side of Maui before, then it is important to be aware of the location. The Sugar Beach resort is at the crossroads of great snorkeling, paddle boarding, and beginner's surfing up and down the south coast. It is close to the highway that takes you to the north side of the island and to the beautiful peaks. The location is important because the roads do get busy, and it is good to be central. The downside of the Sugar Beach resort is that there are no restaurants close by, and the major grocery stores are in Kihei. They are not very far away, but you would not want to walk back and forth daily unless you want exercise. A lot of people rent bikes, so you would not need to drive, and the motorists are respectful of bicyclists.

All in all a great location beside the beach, and on the island, with a great kitchen and ok amenities.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for the review of the Sugar Beach Resort and condo 105 which our vacation rental company manages. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and agree that the location of the Sugar Beach Resort is very convenient to exploring all parts of the island. Drive to the shops and restaurants in Lahaina in 25 minutes or drive into central and south Kihei in 5 minutes. We hope to see you back at the Sugar Beach Resort again in the future!

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a ground floor ocean front unit and were happy with our choice. It was a great spot for our two children (3,5) as they could play outside and we could relax on the lanai. The condo was pretty well equipped. Felt like a home away from home with an amazing view. Nice pool, a bit too many rules but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Ladies in the activity centre were very helpful and offered great advice for tourism. Will consider a return visit !

Stayed: April 2014
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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you for your review of the Sugar Beach Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our management company rents out, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed your ground floor oceanfront unit. As you mention, these are a great choice for families who can just open the sliding glass door and walk out to the pool or beach in seconds!

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Keith
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Walking sugar beach actually means walking on connfectioners sugar not granulated. Perfect for the toes. You will enjoy the most amazing views of Maui. You are tucked in a bay with beautiful calm waters. I've been three times to this resort. The condos are pretty similar, nothing fancy but everything you would need for a lengthy stay. They have a restaurant, a few shops and small grocery store on the property. And a big beautiful pool.

Room Tip: Bottom floor is the best because you get your own lenai and ten soft green grass lined with palm tre...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Unit # 515. One of my DH's coworkers told us about this place and we were able to rent direct from the owners at a great rate! Upgraded bath. Older condo kept in great condition. Washer and dryer in unit which comes in handy. Very comfortable bed. Beach towels even provided. Decent elevators. This unit is right on the beach, in fact, you have to stand on the Lanai to see the water's edge you are so close. Nice pool with Jacuzzi and sauna. Little restaurant available for casual meals. A few stores right on property and an activity center right there. We used them to book attractions ahead of time. We had a vow renewal for our 35th anniversary right on the beach. Extremely quiet, never really knew if anyone was even above or next to us. You could stay here the whole time and not even go anywhere. We had a great time!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Stampincat
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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Sugar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Mahalo for your review of the Sugar Beach Resort. Our vacation rental company does not manage the exact condo you rented but we are glad to hear you enjoyed the property, amenities, and oceanfront location. Dina's Sandwitch is the fun on-site sandwich deli and bar that you mentioned. It is a really convenient dining option for guests! That is great you got to renew your vows right on the beach.

Keith
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed in this lovey condo that looks out over the east side of Maui for 10-nights in March 2014. We found the condo very well equipped, well renovated and had stunning views. We were exceptionally blown away at how well stocked the condo was (condiments, spices, appliances, bathroom amenities, etc.) Really, leave your extra stuff at home and just show up! Also, we were thankful we chose to check into the condo before doing the traditional grocery shopping which saved us $$ on buying things because ‘who knows if it’s in the condo’. They have everything, the only things we could have used are teriyaki sauce and extra spoons .

The bed was extremely comfortable, and the living room & kitchen are well spaced. The Lanai is huge and a nice place to sit for meals. The bathroom storage is pretty small with very little space for items on the counters, etc. but who cares, the rest of the place is incredible.

We would leave the two sliding glass doors open on the lanai and listen to the ocean as we fell asleep, but you need to close the lanai in the morning before the pool cleaners start moving chairs, etc. The unit looks right over the pool area and we had concerns about the amount of noise that could travel into the unit but were pleasantly surprised it was fairly quiet. <talked about the pool, grounds and beach swimmability factor and beauty>

The location of Sugar Beach Resort is out of the way so a car is important as you wont be able to easily walk to the main area of Kihei, but we really appreciated being away from the hustle and bustle of the main area. It took us no more than 12 minutes to get to Wailea and 20 minutes from Lahaina. I think it is in the perfect location for accessibility to all major destinations.

The only thing that bothered me was that we didn’t receive the condo instructions three days prior as they had promised. It wasn’t until the night before our morning flight when I frantically realized we didn’t have a code to get into the unit when I began feverishly calling and emailing the owners. It was sorted within 45-minutes, but was still quite a scare that they had all my money, and I was flying out in the AM with no details on how to get inside the condo.

Overall, I would certainly recommend the condo and Sugar Beach to friends and family. We had a lovely time. We will definitely stay in this condo again when we come back to Maui.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sugar Beach Resort

Address: 145 N Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8827
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: £143 - £309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sugar Beach Resort is an all inclusive, quiet and well located ocean front condo hotel. Each unit is individually owned. The resort is managed by the homeowner's association/Hawiiana Management.The 214 units are ocean front, ocean view, garden view on 5 acres of lush tropical beach front. ... more   less 
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