My wife and I have been to Maui a few times and this was our first stay in Kahana, and to be more specific, Kahana Sunset D9. Previously we stayed in Wailea at one of those big fancy hotels where you get great service, great food, a great beach, but it's at a great price too. We've also stayed in Ka'anapali in one of those multi-story units where the unit, beach and grounds were just ok. At Kahana Sunset we got the best of both, a well groomed cozy complex, a nice sandy, mostly private, beach, our own kitchen, to keep our food cost down, and a location close to some great Maui attractions.
My family, five of us, stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit. It was cozy in the bedroom with the three adult kids but it was worth it. We shopped at Costco near the airport when we arrived and stocked our kitchen for our seven day stay. We had a very nice view of the landscaped grounds and the ocean over the pool. The complex pretty much has it's own private white sand beach. Michael the manager was very nice and welcoming, he visited us at the pool one day and gave us banana's that he picked off a tree on the grounds. At night we would walk down to one of the six bbq's on the grounds to socialize and cook up our dinner. The free internet and the washer and dryer came in handy too.
The location of the complex is great, within a five minute walk or two minute drive north is a grocery store, Maui Taco, a coffee shop, and a snorkel rental place, among other small shops. About a mile south is the Maui Brew house, a great stop after a long afternoon in the sun for some food and a nice cold beer. Five miles down the road is the active white sandy Ka'anapali beach where the kids did the 1200 foot parasail and shopped at the Whalers Village. Ten miles down the road is Lahaina, where we all took surf lessons at Goofy Foot and saw a Luau. If you go five minutes up the road you can see one of Maui's best snorkel spots, Honolua Bay. We bypassed the first parking area and sandy beach for the second parking area and rocky beach, we have found the snorkeling better there. This was our first visit to Kahana and we look forward to our next stay at the Kahana Sunset.
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- Also Known As:
- Kahana Sunset Hotel Lahaina
- Kahana Sunset Maui/Lahaina