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Mana Kai Maui

At a Glance

    Pros

  • arguably the best beach on the South Shore
  • great value
  • Maui Yoga Path is on the property and offers classes at an additional cost

    Cons

  • older property
  • interior design might not appeal to discerning travelers
  • this part of Kihei can get gusty winds

Fodorite Reviews

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Mana Kai Maui Review

An unsung hero of South Shore hotels, with both renovated hotel rooms and condos that may be older than its competitors, but you simply cannot get any closer to gorgeous Keawakapu Beach than this. Well-priced one- and two-bedroom condos have private lanai and kitchens. The ocean views are marvelous; you may see the visiting humpback whales during the winter months. The property features a pool and activity desk.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2960 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/879–2778; 800/367–5242
  • Website:
  • Location: Kihei

    Hotel Details

  • 98 units.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-21-2014

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    Mana Kai Maui Review

    These rooms afford zero privacy. There are louvers above every door allowing you to hear everything happening in the suite you share an entry with. All the hotel rooms share a small entry hall, so you hear the neighbors coming and going like they are opening the door to your room. The small suites' windows take the entire wall facing the hallway, and also have louvers that allow sound to travel freely between your bed and the people walking by to their rooms. You will enjoy hearing the ocean, but not so much EVERY SOUND made in the parking lot. We heard evry car door and footstep from the 6th floor, as well as an hour of chainsawing done in the garden at 9am.
    The layout of this hotel is criminally stupid, and the best way to improve the place is probably dynamite. Having traveled for a living for some time, I think it carries some weight when I say that this is the worst hotel I have ever paid for.
    I can not recommend this place to anyone. The walls, where there are complete walls, are paper thin. The front desk closes at 7pm, so forget about complaining when the sound of the neighbors keeps you awake. Even quiet chatting comes through like they are in the room with you. If you have kids and are next to some honeymooners, you'll have some explaining to do with them for sure.
    The staff is friendly enough and I have no complaints about the employees. The owners should be ashamed of themselves though.

    by brcguy, 5/13/10

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