My husband and I stayed here for 44 days and were very happy. We found it on VRBO. Ken the owner was very easy to work with and got back to our enquiries quickly. He keeps a book in the unit with lots of useful information.Our unit was clean and well stocked and we never saw any bugs in our unit.The pictures of the unit are accurate. No surprises and everything was in good working order. We were on the second floor.The pool area has been refinished with lovely stone work so that the green turf around the pool is gone. The pool is chilly but refreshing and the hot tub wonderful. The on site new manager Darin was friendly as was his wife Sharlee and are a wealth of information. We loved the central location.We met many friendly people who have been returning here for 20-30years. It can be quite windy at times. There was not any sugar cane burning while we were here.We never needed the a/c as we opened the windows and let the breeze flow through. It was nice to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The view from the lanai is ocean front and what a view. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai watching the many whales with there babies and male escorts. Just couldn't get enough of them. These condo's are located near the harbour and Aquarium and are on a dead end street so it is very quiet. You can walk to the harbour, Aquarium, and several restaurants. You can take whale watch, sunset or molokai snorkelling tours etc from Ma'alaea Harbour. At the other end of the street is the beginning of a very long beach where you can swim or take nice long walks. We would highly recommend staying here if you like quiet areas. The bus does stop at the Harbour and is 2.00. I do recommend you rent a car as there is so much to see in Maui. We really enjoyed many different beaches,upcountry,road to Hana,Haleakala...There aren't any grocery stores in this area but a quick 15-20 minutes to Kihei or Lahaina with scenic views on the way.There are a couple of small stores for picking up things you might have forgotten. We would return. The Waterfront restaurant was very good as was Porto Pizza in the shops beside the aquarium. There is also mini golf that you can walk to as well. All the units are oceanfront.
- Also Known As:
- Maalaea Banyans Hotel Maalaea
- Maalaea Banyans Maui, Hawaii