Kanai A Nalu 315- Guest Stay January 2019

Perfect for Intergenerational Vacations

Kanai-A-Nalu is exactly as advertised, a slice of Paradise right on the seaside overlooking Maalaea Bay.

The location is great. Maalaea is small and quiet, but only 15-20 minutes by car from bustling Kihei to the east and Kahului (airport town) to the north with many big-box stores. It’s also an easy drive to Lahaina.

Kanai-A-Nalu is near the end of a dozen or so 70’s/80s apartment/condo complexes, thus quite secluded. The horseshoe-shaped building gives every unit an ocean view. The complex is a concrete building, solid and well-maintained. The grounds are nicely landscaped (I noted a grounds crew at work every morning). There was no noise from neighboring apartments.

The grounds are attractive, the pool inviting, and at least during our stay nothing was ever crowded. Kids played on the lawn, older folks lounged in the sun. We saw many other family groups enjoying the small beach just below the condo complex; we also went on long walks along Sugar Beach to the east.

My husband and I visited in January 2019 with our daughter, son-in-law, and 3-month-old granddaughter. Because of the baby, we spent a lot of time at the condo. Unit #315 was lovely, sparkling clean, with comfortable, appealing furnishings and decor. The layout (two bedrooms, two baths) was ideal.We did a lot of cooking in the well-equipped kitchen.

The best part, though, was the pristine ocean view and whales aplenty to watch from the lanai (balcony). Lots of beach gear and even snorkeling equipment was provided, as well as plush beach towels, making every day a beach day.

You could use Kanai-A-Nalu as a jumping-off point to discover all Maui has to offer, or you could make a Costco run after landing in Kahului and not leave your condo for days. For you to decide. Our only decision is how soon we can return! Maui Vision Rentals and the property management group were great to deal with, very responsive. Highly recommended.

Mary Feeney