Visited Maui for a family reunion last month (July 2012). Was very happy with the accommodations of the Luana Kai condos! It's so nice to have all the amenities of home while you’re on vacation. With our whole group I believe we rent out a total of 10 condos, so we got to experience many different set ups. All of them were very nice and clean. Some finishes were nicer than others, but a working faucet is a working faucet in my book :) We were able to make a run to Costco our second day there so we were stocked up on food and the extra items (toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. They do provide a single roll of TP for each bathroom, but after that, you're on your own).
There are (4) separate buildings with three floors each. We paid extra to have a top floor ocean view condo referenced as a deluxe ocean view (D-303), but we really didn't need it. Some of our friends had what I believe was referred to as a "garden view" that has a partial view of the ocean and it was perfect! You faced the center of the development where the pool, hot tub and BBQ area was and the ocean was just beyond that. I would recommend staying in one of those, unless you don't want the extra noise this area could bring. From what I understand, it wasn't too bad in that regard though. Our friend's condo # was C-202 and B-307 and they were both really nice rooms! C-202 had an extra large balcony that was nice. B-307 had the nicest finishes and fixtures out of our whole group.
The pool and hot tub in the middle of the complex were wonderful! The morning crew would come every morning to clean it all up prior to opening at 8am (hours are 8am-10pm). They also have several BBQ's in the pool area so you can BBQ. There is also an entire kitchenette set up (stove/oven, microwave, fridge) as well as a pop machine. Our group ended up conducting most of our dinners here. Was a really nice perk to let the kids swim while we cooked and visited. You can have alcohol there, just can't bring glass into the pool area.
The staff was always very warm and welcoming and helpful! There is a couple that runs the front desk and they were so accommodating and friendly!
I had read a few reviews prior to traveling over that mentioned the uncleanliness of this development and even an issues with bug infestation. I did not experience either! Everything was on the "up and up" on our visit.
The only thing I would mention is if you're a warm sleeper, make sure you get a condo with air conditioning. You have to pay extra for it, but being housed on the top floor that faced the sunset, it was fairly warm at night!
When we go back, we'll most likely stay here again! I would highly recommend it!
P.S. - There were many nationalities of people staying at this resort, so it was also very cool to meet people from around the world! Some of the younger people from our group even became friends with some of the other people and plan on staying connected through multimedia venues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable rates combined with a great location, in-condo conveniences, and on site amenities make Luana Kai your home away from home.Welcome to Luana Kai, your source for leisure by the sea. We have so much more than hotels can offer for so much less.Enjoy FREE Broadband High Speed Wired and Wireless Internet Access at our great individually owned condo resort in sunny Kihei Maui.We rent out 66 units out of 113 total. 1,2 and 3 bedroom condo's with and without AC. All rentals have their own kitchens and in-room laundry. Cable TV, Telephone, Internet. Most units have DVD players and large flat screen TV's.Every unit is owner decorated. Refresh, exercise, relax, and tan at our Outdoor pool and recreation with whirlpool, spas, barbecues and more.Keep fit on pro tennis courts, shuffleboard and putting green. Free equipment.Enjoy the Oceanfront beach for windsurfing, whale watching, picnics and sunsets.Stroll the enormous grassy lawn for sunbathing, reading, kite flying, picnics or games.It's always a Great Day at Luana Kai! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luana Kai Hotel Kihei
- Luana Kai Resort Maui/Kihei