Despite its name, this little-known beachfront retreat isn’t in Maalaea, nor is it a resort. Rather, it’s a collection of charming condos spread out across 5 acres at the far north end of Kihei. The four-unit townhouses with double-hipped roofs all have ocean views, big kitchens (with dishwashers), cable TV, and central air conditioning—a nice perk in summer. Sugar Beach, the adjacent salt-and-pepper stretch of sand, extends 3-plus miles to Maalaea. Often windy, it’s not the best for swimming, but it’s unmatched for sunsets (and whale-watching in winter). This is a decent headquarters for adventurers who want to explore the entire island. The property is nonsmoking.
Maalaea Surf Resort
12 S Kihei Rd. (at N. Kihei Rd. and Mokulele Hwy. 311)
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 808/400-3530 Prices 1-bedroom from $245; 2-bedroom from $350 Amenities Concierge; 2 outdoor pools; barbecues; shuffleboard; 2 tennis courts; free Wi-Fi Units 34 Web site Maalaea Surf Resort Other 5-night minimum
Map12 S Kihei Rd. Maui
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