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“Lots of "pros" and a few "cons"”
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Kealia Resort
Ranked #41 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Reviewed 19 December 2011

My family stayed at the Kealia Resort for our December 2011 vacation in Maui. Overall we had a great experience. Here are some of the "pros" and "cons" we found:

Pros:
- ocean views are spectacular! Sunsets, whales, waves, all to be enjoyed from your lanai.
- condo unit was lovely. Had everything we needed and then some. Washer and dryer in unit was a major plus!
- the people were great. Owners and vacationers alike we very friendly and welcoming. Met some very nice new friends down at the bbqs almost every time we went down!
- grounds were beautiful. Well kept, clean, and lush. Gorgeous!
- the owners of our unit (#202) were very nice, helpful, and obviously put a great deal of effort into making their guests comfortable. Many thanks! :)

Cons:
- for us, we discovered that we would have preferred to be a bit more centrally located in Kihei. This is personal preference only, as we know many people who are Sugar Beach loyalists and would likely disagree! As a young family, we just would have liked to be closer to restaurants, attractions, and more children (there were very few, if any, at this condo during our stay.... a major plus for some and a minus for others!). Next visit we will stay in Kihei again but be apt to stay in a more Southern location.
- this location tends to be very windy. Nothing anyone can help, but we were nearly sucked out of our front door on many occasions!
- although the ocean views are great, our unit did not allow a view for North/ South exposure. Side units would likely have a better panoramic views, but we did miss being able to see down either end of the beach.

Our downfalls are more to do with personal preference than any real "flaws" with the accommodations. I would highly recommend this resort for retired/ empty nest couples, or anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing stay in Maui. For us, we will be seeking out more action/ family-geared areas next trip. This is our fourth visit to Maui, and our fourth condo stay - overall very happy with the condo and can't complain about a beautiful vacation in paradise!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

My husband and I, and our 2 older teenage daughters, stayed at Kealia condo 603, also called Paradise Found, in Maui for 5 nights in August 2011. We had an amazing time, and we loved everything about it. The condo was perfect- warm, welcoming, very comfortable, immaculate, decorated with pride and taste, with great views of the ocean and with the awesome sound of crashing waves! It had everything we possibly needed to make it a perfect vacation, including beach chairs, snorkeling and picnic gear, Internet, and much more. We did not have to buy anything at all, except for the fresh fish, vegetables and fruits that we grilled a few nights on the building’s outdoor grill to make sumptuous dinners. We always ate on the Lanai, overlooking the beach, the waves, and the sunset! We loved those moments. The condo is also very conveniently located to do a lot of sightseeing, as Kihei is not only on the sunny side of the island, but also close to all the places to see! Frank, the owner, was very nice, very helpful and very generous with his time, and his suggestions, both before we got there, and while enjoying our time on Maui. We just loved our stay at Paradise Found in Maui, and dream of our next trip there!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

My husband and I stayed at Kealia Resort condo #309. We had a great time, the condo was very quaint, the bed was very comfortable, it wasn't too big or too small, it had everything we needed to kitchen supplies to beach towels. The resort was in a great location, infront of a beautiful 2 mile beach, it had a really nice pool with a BBQ pit to have a nice dinner out by beach. The only thing was the parking lot was a little small and hard to manuver an SUV, but other than that everything was great!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Kealia was a great location for my husband and I to base our Maui trip. We stayed in a studio room (609) that was the perfect size for a couple. It was updated and clean. The balcony provided a view of the mountains and the ocean. The kitchen was great for preparing meals (it had a refrigerator, stove top and microwave as well as cooking pans, utensils, plates, glasses, etc). Sheets and towels are provided, but you should bring your own beach towels. There is a washer/dryer in the room as well. The bathroom was nice, but my only small complaint is that it has only a thin pocket door and some people may want a little more privacy. Also, the air conditioner is a wall unit that was only mildly efficient. These things would not stop me from staying here again, I just wanted to mention them.

You will definitely need a car if you stay here. While there is a small pool and the property is located on the beach, it is not the type of place where most people would lounge all day for an entire vacation. It is best to rent a car and explore as much of the island as possible. Kealia is in great proximity to the airport as well as other popular destinations like Lahaina and Kihei. And parking is never a problem since each room has a designated parking space. Everyone was always very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

We stayed at room 609. It was really nice and cozy apartment. There is also fully equipped kitchen. You have own parking space. Big disadvantage is the bed location - on the street side - so you can hear cars all night. The beach was nice, but a little bit windy. You can also use a small but clean swimmingpool. They also let us have a later check-out, because of our late flight without any charge.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kealia Resort

Address: 191 N Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8832
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: RM 682 - RM 846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kealia Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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