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 doublehipped 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.
Maalaea Surf Resort
12 S. Kihei Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 800/423-7953, 808/879-1267 Prices 1-bedroom $230–$395; 2-bedroom $305–$560; 5–7-night minimum. Amenities Concierge; 2 pools; barbecues; shuffleboard; 2 tennis courts; free Wi-Fi. Units 34 units Web site Maalaea Surf Resort
Map12 S. Kihei Rd. Maui
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