A beachfront condo resort in the small harbor town of Maalaea of South Maui, Kanai A Nalu sits in a quiet location at the end of the five-mile white sand strip of Sugar Beach. Popular vacation destinations such as Kaanapali and Lahaina are half an hour away while both North and South Kihei town and Kahului airport are about 10 to 20 minutes’ drive from these Maalaea condos for rent.
You will find more than enough space in one of these comfortable Kanai A Nalu 1 to 2 bedroom beachfront vacation condos for rent, sleeping up to six guests. Your private patio lanai opens you up to front-row ocean views of fantastic sunsets, the majestic Haleakala mountain, and the neighboring Molokini crater. And as your lanai looks right down at the water’s edge, you will occasionally spy turtles swimming by. In winter, when whales migrate to the warm waters of Maui, you might even spot them breaching off in the distance right from your balcony.
Inside your Hawaii beachfront vacation rental, you’ll find the plush sofa is a nice place to sink into while catching up on your favorite program or movie on the flat-screen TV. Air-conditioning in the living room makes it all the more comfortable to go home to at the end of the day though you can always open the glass doors to let the sea breeze in. Unplug while on your Hawaiian holiday getaway while still keeping family and friends back home updated of all the fun you’re having: there are the telephone and wireless internet to keep you connected.
Maalaea Beachfront Hotel Condos
Your Maui vacation condominiums full kitchen is up to the task for all the gourmet meals you wish to prepare. Clean and ample countertop space lends the kitchen a stylish yet homey feel so you can make toast, brew coffee or blend tropical fruit shakes like you’re home. Take your meals at the dining area inside or on the balcony: either way, you’ll still enjoy ocean views.
Let the plush king bed in the master bedroom and sound of the waves crashing on the beach lull you into rejuvenating sleep. Two twin beds in the guest bedroom can be converted to a king bed, and if you need more sleeping space, the sofa sleeper in the living room converts to a queen bed. With their muted palette and a dash of color, the bedrooms project style while inviting true relaxation.
You need not leave your condo on the beach to wash your clothes. Look sharp in your Hawaii resort wear with washer, dryer, and iron provided right in your own room.
Whatever your design tastes, you’re bound to find the perfect waterfront condo vacation rental at Kana’i A Nalu as they are individually owned, and therefore built and furnished accordingly. For earthy ambiance, consider designs utilizing beige stone walls and wood flooring set off by generous splashes of bright colors and bold prints. The open layout between the living room, dining area and kitchen makes the whole condominium feel bigger than it already is. Open the glass doors and the living area spills out into the lanai, further opening up your condo to let the outside in.
Take the elevator downstairs to enjoy the oceanfront heated pool surrounded by lush landscaping and tall palm trees. Choose your lounge and bask in the Hawaiian sun poolside as you watch the little ones take a dip, or take a stroll on the white sand beach a few steps away while the children build sand castles. Make the most of BBQ grills onsite and feast on sea-to-table seafood. Or walk to a nearby general store and several restaurants to expand your dining options, whether you’re looking for fine dining, classic American eats or BBQ and grill fare.
Offshore, Sugar Beach is ringed by a coral reef where turtles abound. If you’d like to see them closer to shore, a good place to see them is at Haycraft Park, a small public park at the end of the street from these Maalaea condos for rent.
Kanai A Nalu’s central location means some of the most popular attractions in Maalaea are a short walk away. The Maui Aquarium (also known as the Maui Ocean Center), for example, is within a mile of the resort. The aquarium provides a good look at the underwater denizens of the Pacific Ocean like the scalloped hammerhead shark, the thorny turkeyfish and the Hawaiian monk seal. As the “aquarium of Hawaii,” the center faithfully replicates the islands’ marine ecosystem, displaying live Pacific corals to brightly colored tropical fish.
A few hundred meters down the road, seize the chance to encounter these precious marine animals in their natural habitat. Cast off from Maalaea Harbor for a cruise that will take you on a whale-watching, fishing or scuba/snorkeling excursion. Returning from your trip, take the short walk to the Pacific Whale Foundation to learn more about marine wildlife and their ocean habitat.
Experienced surfers flock to Maalaea Harbor for its fast rights while novices will find friendlier waves at Cove Park in Kihei. Speed sailing is also gaining a following in Maalaea: At Bay’s Speed Beach, winds upwards of 40 knots propel adrenaline seekers to new highs.
At Kanai A Nalu, you’re well-located to meet Hawaii’s native birds. The Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is only 15 minutes’ away but takes you deep into the heart of Maui’s last natural wetlands. Some of its native residents are Hawaiian stilts and coot while visitors include the wandering tattler, ‘hunakai’ (a migratory shorebird) and black-crowned night herons. Explore the wetlands on your own listening for the distinctive ‘kik-kik-kik’ of the Hawaiian stilt, or join a guided tour through the ponds to learn more about the refuge. Use the boardwalk to access the beach where hawksbill turtles nest annually.
Whether you’re in for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled Hawaiian holiday getaway, Maalaea won’t disappoint. If you feel overwhelmed by all the best Maui hotels and condo resorts on offer, let the experts handle that time-consuming task for you. We’ll match your needs with the best condo rentals available in Maui while you focus on your exciting vacation ahead.