Even the views outside the elevator are astounding at this eight-story hotel/condo, which practically has its toes in the sand of beautiful Keawakapu Beach. Every unit in the 1973 building is oceanfront (though many lack views). Most, if not all, have been renovated with contemporary, island-inspired furnishings. The north-facing hotel rooms, which account for half of the units, have no lanais and at 210 sq. ft. are small enough to be filled by their king-size beds and kitchenettes. The one- and two-bedroom condos have full kitchens, sitting areas, and small lanais that overlook the glittering Pacific and several islands on the horizon; the ones with the best views also have air-conditioning. There’s a surf shack on-site, along with a gourmet grocery/deli, oceanfront restaurant, and yoga studio. Fun fact: The lobby’s iconic turtle mural appears in the film Just Go With It.
Mana Kai Maui Resort
2960 S. Kihei Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 800/525-2025, 808/879-1561 Prices Hotel room double $196–$290; 1-bedroom $315–$735; 2-bedroom $400–$835. Amenities Restaurant; bar; barbecues; concierge; laundry facilities; daily maid service; pool; watersports equipment rentals; free Wi-Fi. Units 98 units Web site Mana Kai Maui Resort
Map2960 S. Kihei Rd. Maui
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