Island Sands Maui

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On the South Maui coast, where the land curves to form Maalaea Bay lies the oceanfront resort of Island Sands. From these centrally located vacation condos, Lahaina is about 16 miles away while both North and South Kihei are just 8 miles from town. A 20-minute drive inland to the other side of the island takes you to Kahului Airport. Perfect for morning strolls, the white sands of Sugar Beach is just a short walk away.

At Island Sands Resort Maui, you will find 1 and 2 bedroom Maalaea vacation condos that comfortably sleeps up to six guests. Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains greet you as you look out from your private lanai. A few miles offshore, the islands of Kahoolawe and Molokini add interesting detail to already stunning ocean views. Seen right from your living area, amazing sunsets are a daily event you don't want to miss. And in winter, you just have to lean out of your private balcony to see breaching humpback whales.

Open the glass doors of your vacation rental to let the ocean breeze cool your living space, or let the air-conditioner do the job. As you lounge on the inviting couch, catch up on your favorite movies or current events on television, or connect to the free wireless internet to keep your social media circle posted.  Make use of the vacation condo rental’s telephone service if you need to make a call back home or around Maalaea in search of dining spots to try out later.

A well-stocked full kitchen takes these vrbo units to a whole new level than your standard hotel and makes preparing your favorite meals or tropical smoothies a breeze. Stainless appliances add a modern touch and inspire cooking confidence, even if it means as simple as reheating leftovers in the microwave oven. Start your day with piping hot coffee and crunchy toasts enjoyed on the balcony of your Maui vacation rental. From your lofty perch, contemplate at the Maui-shaped swimming pool below. The ocean never leaves your sight even as you take your meals inside to the dining area.

You don't have to take the stairs to get to the upper floors of the Island Sands condo resort. Take the elevator instead, especially if you have to haul groceries up your vacation rental. Fortunately, you don't have to take your laundry up and down to get them washed as you have a washer and a dryer right in your own room.

Rentals available in Island Sands employ themes that naturally bring the outdoors in. The open layout of the living room and the kitchen, the clear glass doors, and the off-white palette of the room create a bright, spacious atmosphere that invite relaxation and a true sense of tropical holiday. As we represent various vacation rental owners from time-to-time you will find that decor will vary depending on the condo unit for rent.

You’ll find a vacation condo rental where the master bedroom is bathed in natural light so your inner clock syncs with the rising and setting sun. Right from the moment you wake up, let the blue ocean and the green palm leaves pull you out of slumber and into a promising day of Hawaiian island adventures you can start planning from your bed.

Downstairs, walk around the hotel resort's landscaped grounds to admire its variety of tropical foliage and colorful flowers. Scope out the area for a sight of surfers riding the waves or divers emerging from the depths with a haul of fresh catch. Consider buying fresh produce from the nearby market and fire up the BBQ grill for a tasty seafood meal. Then take a dip at the refreshing pool, bask in the sun, or seek your Zen moment at the indoor koi pond.

If you've taken a rental car with you, make the most of the resort's assigned parking space to keep your vehicle safe.

A few minutes’ walk and you’ll run into a neighbourhood shop and a general store. Island Sands is centrally located in Maalaea so it's also easy to get to some of the top attractions the area is known for: the five-mile Sugar Beach for a start. Take a few steps outside of the green lawn and you'll share the white sand with a turtle or two.

Oceanfront Vacation Rentals in Maalaea

Half a mile away, the Maalaea Harbor beckons not just with fresh giant lobsters but also with prime ribs and beer on tap. Learn more about how you can help protect the marine environment at the Pacific Whale Foundation, or cast off from the harbor's protected waters for a snorkel trip or whale-watching cruise.

The living reef aquarium of the Maui Ocean Center is a 5-minute walk from the Island Sands. If you've never come face-to-face with a shark or stingray, you'll encounter one right here. Thousands of vibrant tropical fish swim around you, while some of the largest live Pacific corals are on display in this faithfully replicated marine ecosystem.

At Maalaea Bay's Speed Beach, powerful winds make speed sailing a proper sport in Maui. Focused winds of more than 40 knots blast sails to give speed sailors the adrenaline rush they are looking for. Maalaea Harbor is also known for its fast rights, making it a magnet for experienced surfers. For novices looking to longboard in summer, the easy right and left reef break of Cove Park in Kihei is a more suitable venue.

A bit farther afield, a gentler but no less enjoyable outdoor pursuit awaits at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Native birds like ae’o (Hawaiian stilts) and ‘alae ke’oke’o (Hawaiian coot) call this important wetlands home. Black-crowned night herons have been spotted here along with the migratory shorebird hunakai and the wandering tattler ulili. This doesn’t have to be a mud-in-your-boots experience either; make use of the PWD-friendly boardwalk for a more memorable bird watching experience.

This slice of coastal Maui has more in store for the intrepid adventurer or the slow traveller. Finding the most suitable vacation rentals available in Maui can be a challenge, and we can make that time-consuming task easier for you. Make Island Sands Resort your vacation home away from home and you’ll find here everything you could possibly need. Talk to us about your requirements so we can match the best Maui vacation rentals we have available with your needs.

Starting at $135 nightly
Island Sands, Kihei HI 96753

Who says you have to wait for summertime to have fun on the beach and catch some tan? Even in the middle of winter, you can still bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Hawaii. This tropical paradise opens its doors all year long to anyone looking for a memorable vacation getaway.

Whether you’re planning for an adventure-filled family trip or looking for some relaxing alone time, you are sure to get that and more at The Aloha State. Plus, with the number of luxurious tropical Hawaii vacation rentals, you might not even have to venture far from your temporary home to experience the island lifestyle.

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The Aloha State is one of the top destinations that come to mind when thinking of a vacation spot. With its world-renowned beaches and picturesque sceneries, it doesn’t come as a surprise why this is the best place to go. Hawaii boasts of crystal clear waters and sprawling soft, powdery white sand beaches. The Hawaii beaches are undoubtedly some of the most spectacular in the world.

Just imagine walking barefoot along the shore with your loved one while the sun dips over the horizon. If you’re up for some adventure, the Hawaiian Islands offer perfect spots for surfing,  snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and more. Swim with the sea turtles, kayak with humpback whales, or ride the waves. You won’t run out of activities to try in Hawaii.

Although there’s plenty of heart-pumping activities to try in Hawaii, this tropical paradise is also a sanctuary for those who wish for a relaxing time. You will find several world-championship golf resorts with lush fairways and stunning sceneries. Swaying palm trees, vibrant tropical floras, and surreal skyscapes will greet you everywhere you look.

Combine that with the Aloha spirit and Hawaii’s relaxing culture, and you will say goodbye to all life’s stresses with this vacation. But all that won’t be possible without Hawaii’s year-long pleasant weather. With mostly sunny skies and gentle breezes blowing throughout the year, you will be able to maximize your vacation days and experience everything Hawaii has to offer.

Best Hawaii Destinations for a Memorable Vacation

Your options for a fun and memorable Hawaii vacation are endless. The Aloha State consists of several islands, each offering visitors its version of paradise. Depending on what you’re looking for in a Hawaiian vacation, some places are a better choice than others.

The Big Island

Hawaii’s Big Island is by far the most diverse among all the islands. With the size of all the other islands combined, it’s not surprising why the Big Island has plenty to offer environmental diversity is undeniably remarkable from snow-capped mountains, lava fields, barren grasslands, and lush forests. It’s all here.

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As the second-largest and second-most-visited island in the state, Maui offers a balance between the high-energy big city vibe of Oahu and the untamed country life of the Big Island. It’s a popular destination for tourists who want the best of both worlds. Maui may have a busy downtown area and several tourist hubs in Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailea, but you will see very few high rises.

Maui offers an impressive variety of vacation homes, condo rentals, and hotel resorts despite its size. The island is sprawling with beachfront and oceanfront properties and private getaways at exclusive golf resorts. Because of the perfect blend of remoteness and premier attractions and activity spots, a lot of visitors choose Maui as their honeymoon destination.

Why Stay in a Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway

Although hotel rooms are nice, there’s nothing quite like renting a beachfront townhouse with your family or friends. Unlike traditional hotels, vacation rentals offer you more space and privacy. Not to mention, you can enjoy the complete amenities of a home. You can have warm self-cooked meals and even do your laundry at home.

You also get all of that for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. If you’re planning on a vacation getaway with a large group, booking one house for everyone instead of a block of hotel rooms will save you hundreds of dollars. Vacation rentals also come in a variety of styles. Whether you want to stay at a highrise condo with ocean views or a tropical home surrounded by nature, you’ll find something that will make your dream vacation come true.

Book Your Vacation Rental With AA Oceanfront

As a popular destination to unwind and experience some adventures, you need to visit Hawaii at least once in your life. To make the most out of your vacation time and experience the ultimate tropical paradise, book your stay at one of our vacation rentals.

At AA Oceanfront Rentals and Sales, we list some of the best and most coveted condos and vacation homes to make your trip to Hawaii memorable. If you need any help with booking or have some questions about the property, our team is always ready and happy to assist you. Give us a call at 1-800-488-6004 or 808-879-7288 today to plan your Hawaii vacation!