Fodor's Expert Review Pineapple Inn

3170 Akala Dr., Kihei, Hawaii, 96753, USA See on Map

Enjoy the amenities of a fine hotel with the peace and quiet of a small inn at a reasonable price. Entry to the property, which is in a residential area, is through a courtyard overflowing with colorful flowers and a koi pond. Guests are welcomed with a basket of island treats. Each of the four rooms has a queen-size bed, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with DVD player, plantation-style furniture, and well-equipped kitchenettes. Those on the upper floor have ocean views; the two below enjoy partial ocean and garden views. Families with children and pets are welcome in the separate two-bedroom cottage. Lush landscaping surrounds the chlorine-free saltwater pool and hot-tub area, where piped Hawaiian music is usually playing softly in the background. Before opening the inn, hosts Mark Warner and Steve Muth both had successful careers in the hospitality industry.

Your hosts are very accommodating, so don’t hesitate to ask them if you need anything.

room

This lovely B&B has four private rooms and a two-bedroom cottage for guests to choose from, each with private entrance, kitchenette, air conditioning, free Wifi, and lanai. The upper rooms have the best views of the sunset and the ocean, while the lower rooms have partial views. Though the decor and linens are a bit outdated, rooms are comfortable and quiet.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The cottage requires a minimum six night stay and continental breakfast is not included.

bathroom

Each room has a private bathroom and the bathrooms in the rooms (not the cottage) feature oversized tiled showers.

lobby

There is no lobby at this small B&B.

pool

The lovely pool and hot tub are surrounded by a wide variety of tropical foliage, creating a little oasis in the backyard that has some truly epic sunset views.

LOCATION

Getting Around

It’s easy (and preferable) to explore Maui’s smaller towns by foot, but to get to them and around the island, you’ll need to rent a car. If you plan on exploring the Road to Hana, get something with a little extra horsepower (but not too big as the road can get very narrow).

Restaurants

Beloved Hawaiian chef Sheldon Simeon’s newest project, a contemporary take on his family’s Filipino food, takes diners through his personal story, ranging from his childhood to his time on “Top Chef.” The dishes at Lineage Maui (5-min drive) are deeply personal, and the new interpretations of the food Simeon grew up with use incredible ingredients, including gorgeous vegetables from Oprah Winfrey’s Maui farm. The cocktail program at the beautiful bar is just as exceptional as the food, and the surprising amount of plant-based options is refreshing (but there are plenty of elevated traditional options for meat lovers).


Find fresh, vibrant food at Fork and Salad (8-min drive), featuring signature, as well as build-your-own salads, grain bowls, and sandwiches made with a wide variety of mostly local and organic ingredients. These healthy options make a great choice to pick up for a beach picnic or day of hiking.

Bars

If you’re looking to get a little more rowdy while enjoying a cocktail, you’ll want to stop by South Shore Tiki Lounge (6-min drive), where happy hour lasts all day. Seriously, it’s daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with live music from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. Even when it’s not happy hour their tiki, blended, and classic drinks are priced nicely, and the bar is a lot of fun, with drinks and DJs every night from 10 p.m. to close.


Enjoy some day drinking at the longest happy hour in Maui from 2 to 6 p.m. at Down the Hatch (37-min drive) where you’ll find tropical and craft cocktails, featuring a dedicated mule menu. Kick back at the bar where you’re likely to find locals and members of the service industry or step next door for an adult shave ice at sister company Breakwall Shave Ice Co. For a little nightlife (there’s not much in Lahaina), pop in for some late night fun as DTH hosts adult events every night at 9:30 p.m. including trivia, DJs, and movie nights.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The beautiful gardens and views at the inn give you a lovely taste of paradise while maintaining a quietness and intimacy not found at bigger hotels and resorts. The hosts are extremely accommodating, the beds are comfortable, and the inn is a truly special experience.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Pet Friendly
Casual
Residential Area
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 808-298–4403;877-212–6284

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