April 30, 2003
This is a terrific "mom and pop" condo right on Keawakapu Beach in South Kihei just before you get to the high priced resorts in Wailea. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath garden view condo (#209) was comfortable and well-appointed. There are lots of good pictures and a description of this unit and others at their web-site at www.beachbreeze.com.
Keawakapu Beach is a marvelous place and being just steps from it makes this condo worth the price. Snorkeling by the rocks in the calm waters in the morning was terrific . When the surf picks up in the afternoon, the same spot is excellent for boogie boarding (but watch out for the rocks, as our son found out!). You can walk the beach all the way to Wailea and the sunsets were spectacular.
We also enjoyed sitting on the comfy sofa and chairs in the atrium next to the pool, playing cards and watching the beach activity and the sunsets.
There is no air conditioning but the ceiling fans, louvered doors and walls, and auxilary fans in the bedrooms kept us very cool and comfortable. A side effect of having open louvers is that they stress "quiet" here. There are discrete signs in the bedrooms reminding you that loud conversations (and other, um, noises) can be heard by those near you. Also, the pool rules include "No Marco Polo"! (Thank you, thank you!)
The condos are individually owned so they are all decorated uniquely. Ours had a nice sized TV in the living area but no TVs in the bedrooms which can be good or bad depending on your attitude. The bathroom off the master only had swinging cafe doors so if you're a privacy person, use the other bathroom!
The lanai was well shaded all day and had a table, chairs, and a lounge chair. The condo was also equipped with well-used but perfectly good boogie boards, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkeling fins, and other assorted beach stuff.
The pool is small but certainly adequate for a dip after frolicking on the beach. The deep end is 8 feet so you need to keep an eye on the kiddies.
They only take cash so be aware of their payment and cancellation policies. There are also two high-end beachfront restauarants, Sarrento's and The Five Palms, at the two neighboring condos and although we weren't able to check them out, we were told by the condo managers that they were very good.
From journal Maui - Kihei vs. Kaanapali