Enjoy a resort vacation at a fraction of the price at this oasis in residential Maui Meadows, luxuriously landscaped with tall coconut palms, dinner-plate-sized pink hibiscus, a lily pond, and—best of all—a saltwater pool that’s lit at night. The four guest rooms in the two-story “inn” are equally immaculate: Each has upscale furnishings, a private lanai with a serene ocean view, and a kitchenette that your hosts, Mark and Steve, stock with pastries, bagels, oatmeal, juice, and coffee upon arrival. The bright and airy cottage (two bedrooms, one bath) is one of the island’s best deals. Landscaped for maximum privacy, it has a full kitchen, dark wood floors, central air, beautiful artwork, and a private barbecue area. Guests are invited to stargaze from the communal hot tub and make use of the fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Shopping, beaches, restaurants, and golf are minutes away and you can borrow snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and a cooler to take on your outdoor adventures.
Pineapple Inn Maui
3170 Akala Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 877/212-MAUI (6284), 808/298-4403 Prices Double from $169; Cottage from $235 Amenities Saltwater pool; watersports equipment; free Wi-Fi Units 5 Web site Pineapple Inn Maui Other 3-night minimum for rooms, 6-night minimum for cottage. Room rates include breakfast. No credit cards