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Condo Review: Kauhale Makai Village By The Sea

Kauhale Makai village by the sea maui home and condo. View from the lanai looking out toward the ocean.

Kauhale Makai Property Location: 938 S. Kihei Road, Kihei.
Price: Starts at $125 and up per night for 1 bedroom.

Kauhale Makai is a beachfront property on the north end of Kihei, Maui. Makai features two, six story buildings on the property with one and two bedroom condos for rent. This cozy condo is nine miles from Maui Ocean Center aquarium and two miles from Maui Nui Golf Club. The beach is only a short walk away.

Kauhale Makai resort amenities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Wading pool
  • Volleyball nets
  • Putting green
  • Saunas
  • Barbeque area with picnic tables

At the time of this writing Kauhale Makai is undergoing exterior building maintenance. This didn’t affect our stay and there wasn’t any loud construction noises, but it’s good to know before you book.

The condominiums in Kauhale Makai have either ocean or mountain views, while a few have garden views. The interiors of the condos are nicely furnished with modern, coastal décor.

This resort is quiet and family oriented with many amenities such as a wading pool, adult pool, hot tub, saunas, putting green, shuffleboard courts, barbeque and volleyball net.

The beach is a short walk away, over a grassy field about 100 yards from the buildings. The beach is a nice area with lots of coral and you can spot many turtles from the shore. The beach area is the perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset every night.

Shops, restaurants, golf courses, and many of Maui’s scenic attractions a short drive away. 

view of the bathroom and bedroom at kauhale makai

In unit amenities

Unit amenities include, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, and a private lanai. There are no washer or dryers in the units. Laundry facilities are located on every other floor. It costs $1.50 per load to wash and $.25 for every 10 minutes of dry time.

There was a beach chair and boogie board available for us to use and two beach towels supplied.

Review of Kauhale Makai

The condo unit we rented could have been cleaner. When we first checked in it seemed spotless but we noticed the toilet had not been cleaned properly and the blankets that were folded in the closet had lots of stray black hairs on them. The mattress cover on the pull out bed had a few rust stains as well. Normally I am not super- picky but considering we are in the age of Covid-19 I feel like these issues should not have been over looked.

The pool was a bit small and was not heated. I preferred to snorkel in the ocean most days as the ocean water was warmer than the pool.

There were four of us in a one bedroom unit. There was plenty of space but the only bathroom was in the bedroom which made it a little inconvenient for those of us who were sleeping on the couch.

The lanai was nice and large and had a great view overlooking the pool and beach in the distance. We were on an end unit so we also had a view of the mountains on the other side.

There is plenty of parking in the lot and although you have a designated space you can still park close to your room for loading and unloading.

view of the beach near kauhale makai condo in maui

FAQ about Kauhale Makai


Does Kauhale Makai – Maui have a pool?

Yes, there is a pool, small wading pool for little kids and a Whirlpool spa. The pool area is open from 9am to 10pm. You need a special code to get into the pool area which you will supplied at check in. There is no lifeguard on duty and children must be supervised at all times.

Is Kauhale Makai pet-friendly?

Yes, there are many people living in the condo’s who have dogs. Check before you book to see if your dog is allowed in the rental with you. An additional charge may apply.

What time is check-in?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM Check out is 10:00am. They do not have an area for you to store your bags or groceries prior to check in so be prepared to haul around all your luggage until 4pm as they do not let you in early.

What grocery stores are nearby the condo?

Foodland Kihei
Safeway
Times Supermarket- Kihei

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