After spending 10 days at Dolphin's Point, we are restored, relaxed and ready to face the world again — although we're already wishing for a longer stay next time. Every night we were soothed to sleep by the sound of the breaking waves and every morning, we welcomed the day with a walk on the beach or a dip in the ocean after coffee on our private lanai. Hibiscus is the one-bedroom unit, and it was perfect for the two of us with a full kitchen and dining area, a comfortably furnished living room (with a TV and video player), and a bedroom that can be open to the living room or closed of with sliding screens if you need more privacy. The walk-in shower has custom tile-work that felt fresh and included a lovely turtle inlay, plus plenty of towels for both bath and beach. The kitchen had all of the cooking tools we needed, and unlike other places we have stayed, the communal barbecue was propane, not electric. Just bring your bathing suit and sunscreen, the owners have provided beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, and other items for beach and water fun. The patio area offers off-beach relaxation in or out of the sun on comfortable lounge chairs, or eat dinner outdoors at the picnic table. We also looked at the other two units: a two-bedroom and a studio. Both would be great options as well. Each has a kitchen, nice bathroom and plenty of room, and they are set back with the bedrooms slightly farther from the beach — a good option if the sounds of crashing waves and birds are likely to keep you awake. If you need room for a larger group, reserve more than one unit and everyone will have private space as well as sharing the joys of beach living. As owners of two small businesses, good Internet access is important, even when we're on vacation. The wireless here was fast, easy and reliable. One of the most unique things about this location is that the owners live on-site. The rental units are all ground floor and their home is upstairs, so you know they are invested in keeping it up, are available for questions, and they are extremely warm and friendly. We have stayed elsewhere in the past, but Dolphin's Point will now be our top choice for Kihei.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dolphins Point Maui is a privately owned, oceanfront, gated property with three beautifully furnished and fully equipped suites. A truly unique Hawaiian vacation experience. Located on the white sands of Kamaole I Beach in Kihei/Wailea on the sunny side of Maui. Step back in time to the romance of the islands. No hustle and bustle, no high-rise condos, no crossing the street - its just you, the ocean and the sunsets! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dolphins Point Maui Hotel Kihei
- Dolphins Point Maui Kihei, HI