In 2003, friends stayed at the Outrigger Wailea Resort at 3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, and they were very happy. It is a short walk from excellent beaches, but does not
front on the beach. The beach in front of the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort at 3550 Wailea Alanui Drive, is one of our favorites. See Maui Beaches.
We stayed in 2003 at the Grand Champions Wailea, at 155 Wailea Ike Place, which we recommend highly. These are known as "golf and tennis villas," but we would love
to return there, even though we did neither one. We found the rooms very comfortable and well equipped. It is
a hike from the beach, but all the Wailea beaches are easy to reach and have public parking. There are barbeques poolside,
as well as kitchens in each unit. Even the one-bedroom unit was spacious. New Year's week 2002-2003, our cost
through the internet was $200 a night for the one-bedroom, and $260 for the two-bedroom.
Our son stayed in 2002 at the Palms at Wailea, 3200 Wailea Alanui Drive, and also recommends that condo property.
We have relatives who own a condo at Wailea Ekahi. You can't beat the location on the beach.
The condos at Makena Surf, 92 Makena Road, Makena, is located on a fine beach, isolated from the crowds at Wailea.
We also have stayed at Maui Sunset in Kihei, which is less expensive than the Wailea and Makena choices (during the high season 2002-2003, the published rate
was $130 for a one-bedroom and $180 for a two-bedroom.) The rooms are not as spacious, and the design is not out favorites
(apartment-building style, with elevators and long corridors.) Aside from the price, however, it has one very big advantage:
a beautiful unobstructed western view of the ocean. (Ask for rooms with the best views.) Maui Sunset is right
on the shore, but there is no beach at this point.
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