Kanai A Nalu, Maui

Kanai A Nalu, meaning "Gentle Breeze," is an oceanfront condo resort located in the heart of Maalaea Bay. The resort is known for its tranquil and romantic setting, offering stunning views of the ocean, Haleakala volcano, and the island of Lanai. The resort is situated on over two acres of tropical grounds and features a solar-heated pool, a BBQ area, and plenty of lounge chairs for sunbathing. The resort is just steps away from the pristine Sugar Beach, one of the longest white sand beaches in Hawaii, perfect for long walks, swimming, and snorkeling.

The resort's central location makes it easy to explore all that Maui has to offer. It's a short walk to Maalaea Harbor, where guests can find a variety of restaurants, shops, and activities such as sunset dinner cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling tours, and whale watching. The harbor is also home to the Maui Ocean Center, Maui's #1 tourist attraction, and the Pacific Whale Foundation. Despite its central location, Kanai A Nalu maintains a quiet, laid-back atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Kanai A Nalu Average Rates


As of April 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kanai A Nalu is $323. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 703 Guest Reviews


The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Kanai A Nalu condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, beautiful views, and well-equipped units. Guests appreciate the resort's centralized location, which allows for easy exploration of the island, and the direct access to miles of beach. The condos are praised for being clean, comfortable, and stocked with everything needed for a stay, including kitchen supplies and beach gear. The resort's pool and BBQ area are also well-liked. Some guests mention maintenance issues, but these seem to be promptly addressed. The resort is described as quiet and relaxing, with many guests enjoying watching wildlife from their lanais. Overall, Kanai A Nalu is highly recommended by visitors for families and couples alike, offering a great base for a Maui vacation with all the comforts of home. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 703 guest reviews.

Recent Kanai A Nalu Reviews


I cannot say enough about the hospitality of the McKenna's and all of the thoughtful details in their lovely condo - well appointed and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Perfectly situated in Central Maui and next to Maalaea Harbor.
Kallie K.
January 2024

Gorgeous oceanfront was located in the southern middle part of the island. We were walking distance from the docks which was perfect for our snorkeling and whale watching tour days. Only 20 mins from larger towns for dinner, shopping and beach time. My husband and I spend mornings walking the quiet beach just outside the condo. The condo had everything we needed for a comfortable and fun stay. Thank you Stephanie!
Shana H.
January 2024

On arrival the property was dishelved and messy; elevators were covered in mud, dirt and water. Ferrell cats were everywhere, even on the door step of our "condo". There are was what looked like a water-sewage treatment pool in the parking lot. The apartment itself was clean and well-appointed but couldn't make up for what looked like an affordable home complex. Now, in fairness our original Expedia reservation was cancelled due to a short-term housing issues (or other isues unknown) and we were trying to replace a "like" reservation, however despite the inexpensive price point, I wouldn't suggest this location to anyone visting Maui. It is far from anything (activities, beaches, Wailea & Kapalua) and is a dirty "apartment" atmosphere with load people in the parking lot late at night, and scetchy animals and people roaming around. Our family didn't feel safe at all and now understand that some pictures on VRBO may paint a nice picture but aren't accurate until you actually visit the property.
Gates S.
December 2023

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful condo with our adult kids (18, 21 and our 24 joined us for part of the trip). Not only was the condo spotless and updated but the view was spectacular! The beds were so comfortable and we all slept so well. Even the sheets were nice and soft. The kitchen is updated and has everything you could need to prepare some meals. I especially appreciated that it wasn’t just cheap IKEA cookware that we have encountered. We stayed for 10 days over Christmas. We were able to spend time as a family watching movies and most importantly the beach. We have been to all the islands and travel all over the world as well as having been to Maui previously. We all agreed that Ma’alaea is the best location for navigating the whole island and the weather. We ventured to other beaches and it would start raining so we would head back to “our” beach and it seemed to always be sunny. The reef in front of the condo was great snorkeling. We saw turtles daily and on Christmas Day a pod of whales entertained the whole beach with breaching, etc. We felt comfortable leaving our items on the beach and all going in the water together. Having recently visited Thailand, you aren’t able to do that on the beaches. We enjoyed the aquarium and the pizza place (Point Break) that you can walk to from the condo. Kihei is 15 mins away so we headed to the food trucks and restaurants there often. We will definitely return to this gem of a condo.
Joe B.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very nice place to stay with nice barbecue outdoors spot.
Shirley S.
December 2023

The condo is very well decorated and furnished, with a good layout. The kitchen had more utensils than you'll ever need. Love the balcony, the view from the master bedroom, and the grounds. The beach is a short 1 block walk and is very quiet. The whole condo is on a quieter side of Maui, which is a huge plus. The ventilation with the windows open and the front door (a real sturdy screen door is there) made for no need for the a/c. Waking up to fresh air, ocean sounds, and that view is way better. If you are hot natured, and you keep your house like a walk in cooler, keep in mind the a/c unit only does the living room and kitchen. The only complaint I could muster is the mattress is uncomfortable. I'm 165lbs and I had to keep switching positions during the night as it gave me sore spots. The in unit washer and dryer were a huge plus, and again, I want to reiterate that it was very well done and tastefully decorated. I would definitely stay there again, I just would hope for a better mattress next time :)

December 2023

This condo was perfectly located and was easy to get to almost everything on the island. It was clean and spacious for our group. Thank you for a lovely week in Maui!
Terri C.
December 2023

Many labels telling us dos and don'ts though out the condo, not a welcoming feeling. Master bath floor very sticky. Blonde hair ball in second bath. We are all brunettes. The washing machine had mold in the soap dispenser. We were expected to do laundry (sheets and towels) We were told not to leave more tan 3 loads for them to do. We paid a cleaning fee. What was that used for????
Dorothy M.
December 2023

My friends and I were looking to relax, read. and play cards in the sun. We had a great time.
Alexis H.
December 2023

This unit was as advertised and we loved our stay on Maui. We would rent this unit again.
Craig H.
December 2023

This unit was as advertised and we loved our stay on Maui. We would rent this unit again.
Craig H.
December 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at this beautiful and perfectly furnished oceanfront condo. The owner (Diane) provided us with everything we needed and more to celebrate our wedding anniversaries (my wife and I - 36 years) and my sister and her husband's 38 year anniversary (including some arrival gifts - fresh whole pineapple and box of delicious Hawaiian chocolates). The location of the condo was perfect for the things we wanted to do. (a few minutes from the Maui Aquarium and Maui snorkeling tour boat, restaurants, shops and more). Also, it was only 16 mins away from the airport. We really appreciated Diane's great communication and detailed information (of Maui attractions, restaurants, grocery stores, shops, etc).. The condo is only 10 steps away from the ocean and the ocean view from her condo was amazing. We had a wonderful 5 star experience at Diane's condo. Thank you very much Diane!
Duane O.
December 2023

Owner is wonderful and provides great communication before and during stay. Condo had everything we needed and more! Beach access is a short walk and you can enjoy lounging on the patio at surf side. Great location for all things on island.
Theresa B.
December 2023

Beautiful view, comfortable beds and furniture. Enjoyed our stay. Elevator was a huge plus.
Eileen S.
December 2023

This was a perfect place for our week of adventures in Maui. Central location, easy parking, quiet and secure. Ground floor is super convenient and felt private and safe. Owner was very helpful with our questions and it made for a great vacation. Would do this again for sure!
Justin U.
December 2023

The property was in a good location on the beach with great views and centrally located. The unit is comfortable and spacious for a 2 bedroom place. While everything was clean, overall the carpet and furniture were just very worn with multiple stains on the carpet and sofa. It definitely isn't "immaculate" as the description would suggest but it was perfectly fine for what it was and as a reasonable price point. It was nice having beach towels and chairs which was very convenient. The hosts were very communicative and kind - we appreciated their flexiblity and compassion.
Neil V.
December 2023

We was a lovely place and clean. There was an air conditioner in the living room area, but the bedrooms did not have air. We were there the first week in November. It was hot and humid, so the bedrooms and bathrooms were a little too warm for us. Everything else was great though. It is well furnished with things that you might need for your vcation. Overall it was a great place to stay.
Angie R. C.
December 2023

I rented this place for a month, so that I could share the joy with friends. It exceeded expectations! The view from the porch was breath-taking, and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep every night. (And for occasional naps.). The neighborhood was just right—not too many people and little to no traffic. The property manager went above and beyond! She collected our mail, and sent out a worker (also wonderful) the same day to fix something…It was rectified so efficiently, I cannot even remember the issue! I highly recommend this place!! Thank you for sharing!

December 2023

We have been fortunate enough to be able to come to Maui more than a few times, staying in Kanai a Nalu and also neighbouring condos. This one is just perfect. So nice inside and decor and location is ideal. Will be back.
Andy A.
December 2023

We had an incredible stay at this Ma’alaea condo! The breathtaking ocean views were the highlight of our trip – waking up to the sound of waves and enjoying stunning sunsets from the balcony made our vacation truly memorable. The pool was pristine, offering a refreshing retreat on sunny days. The cleanliness of the condo exceeded our expectations; it was impeccably maintained, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail truly stood out. From the well-equipped kitchen to the cozy bedrooms, everything was thoughtfully arranged. Our overall experience was awesome, thanks to the seamless communication with the owner and the convenient location. We highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Can’t wait to return to this little piece of paradise!
Kaipo B.
December 2023

Our host Pam was delightful and was very communicative. Her email with how everything worked was detailed and amazing. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook, including some limited spices which is always nice. The lanai overlooks the water and there is an amazing beach, a very short walk to the South.. Beds are comfortable and linens are plentiful. There are beach towels, a couple of chairs and a cooler you can use to go to the beach. All of these things are so helpful when you travel far away and don't know what to bring or having to buy things when you get somewhere. We look forward to coming again at some point. . This was the first time for my grandson and my husband although my daughter and I have been here many times. The people are amazingly friendly. There's enough open to accommodate everybody. Things are expensive, which has nothing to do with the condo. But we did bring some things in our luggage to supplement grocery buying. Support Maui if you can.
Cathleen W.
December 2023

This was a perfect place for our week of adventures in Maui. Central location, easy parking, quiet and secure. Ground floor is super convenient and felt private and safe. Owner was very helpful with our questions and it made for a great vacation. Would do this again for sure!
Justin U.
December 2023

This was a perfect place for our week of adventures in Maui. Central location, easy parking, quiet and secure. Ground floor is super convenient and felt private and safe. Owner was very helpful with our questions and it made for a great vacation. Would do this again for sure!
Justin U.
December 2023

I rented this place for a month, so that I could share the joy with friends. It exceeded expectations! The view from the porch was breath-taking, and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep every night. (And for occasional naps.). The neighborhood was just right—not too many people and little to no traffic. The property manager went above and beyond! She collected our mail, and sent out a worker (also wonderful) the same day to fix something…It was rectified so efficiently, I cannot even remember the issue! I highly recommend this place!! Thank you for sharing!

December 2023

Our host Pam was delightful and was very communicative. Her email with how everything worked was detailed and amazing. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook, including some limited spices which is always nice. The lanai overlooks the water and there is an amazing beach, a very short walk to the South.. Beds are comfortable and linens are plentiful. There are beach towels, a couple of chairs and a cooler you can use to go to the beach. All of these things are so helpful when you travel far away and don't know what to bring or having to buy things when you get somewhere. We look forward to coming again at some point. . This was the first time for my grandson and my husband although my daughter and I have been here many times. The people are amazingly friendly. There's enough open to accommodate everybody. Things are expensive, which has nothing to do with the condo. But we did bring some things in our luggage to supplement grocery buying. Support Maui if you can.
Cathleen W.
November 2023

This condo was so perfect for me to be closer to my co-workers while we are in Lahaina helping with disaster relief. The condo was so great, I was able to secure for the next month. The views from the condo are stunning, you have the beach with the turtles at night playing around, the crashing waves that just set you in relax mode. Then you have the home feel if you just want to sit and relax, but not be outside. This place and the complex was beyond anything that I could have ever imagined. Its right on the marina, so when you take a tour its right down the road, which is really nice after that long day out on the water. I would recommend here to anyone who would ask me where to stay on Maui.
Jason L.
November 2023

We had an incredible stay at this Ma’alaea condo! The breathtaking ocean views were the highlight of our trip – waking up to the sound of waves and enjoying stunning sunsets from the balcony made our vacation truly memorable. The pool was pristine, offering a refreshing retreat on sunny days. The cleanliness of the condo exceeded our expectations; it was impeccably maintained, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail truly stood out. From the well-equipped kitchen to the cozy bedrooms, everything was thoughtfully arranged. Our overall experience was awesome, thanks to the seamless communication with the owner and the convenient location. We highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Can’t wait to return to this little piece of paradise!
Kaipo B.
November 2023

Perfect condo with everything we needed. It's a quiet area. The pool was perfect. We love having the beach close by and being able to walk to Tantes for dinner. The owner had heard from previous guests that the mattress was defective and she immediately had it replaced. We can't wait to stay there again!
Shelly M.
November 2023

Great layout, location and people to deal with. Mary answered all my concerns and questions. Super informative with quick responses. We will be back!
Lucinda
November 2023

This is such an amazing condo! Everything we needed was provided. The ocean is just steps away and literally in your backyard. Owner was fast to respond to inquiries. We will definitely stay here again in the future. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your condo, we had an amazing experience!
Dino I.
November 2023

We had an incredible stay at this Ma’alaea condo! The breathtaking ocean views were the highlight of our trip – waking up to the sound of waves and enjoying stunning sunsets from the balcony made our vacation truly memorable. The pool was pristine, offering a refreshing retreat on sunny days. The cleanliness of the condo exceeded our expectations; it was impeccably maintained, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail truly stood out. From the well-equipped kitchen to the cozy bedrooms, everything was thoughtfully arranged. Our overall experience was awesome, thanks to the seamless communication with the owner and the convenient location. We highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Can’t wait to return to this little piece of paradise!
Kaipo B.
November 2023

We had a fantastic time. The property owners were very helpful with suggestions on activities. Highly recommend this great condoanf the wonderful owners.
JACKELYN H.
November 2023

We came with our 3 kids for 6 nights. The condo is great- well equipped with so many things: booster seat, boogie boards, sand toys, etc. lots of fans since the rooms don’t have AC. There isn’t beach access from the grounds and from some of the pictures, it looked like there was going to be. That was a bummer. The beach access was a short walk down the street to the beach park. There is not much near there as far as food (not really walkable) but it is located centrally in the island which was convenient for all of the driving we did.
Paul S.
November 2023

The lising photos do not do jusice to the condo. The furnishings and decor are exceptional, yet the condo is very comfortable and felt like home. The kitchen was well stocked for meal prep. Although Maui is going through a tough time, there were no shortage of things to do and we went on several excursions. The condo is centrally located which made travel to events simple. There are a few shops, restaurants, boating excursions, and the Maui Ocean Aqrarium at the Maalaea Harbor which are within walking distance from the condo. Although there is a sea wall directly in front of the condo, the access to the beautiful beach is only steps away with great swimming, snorkeling, and long beach walks available. The condo is stocked with beach equipment making beach days very enjoyable. We were sorry to leave but definitely will be back. Thanks Todd and Cindy for sharing your beautiful condo and for all the valuable communication leading up to and during our stay.
Debra C.
November 2023

The condo was so well equipped, had EVERYTHING we needed. Clean, quiet, good location!
REMAX L.
October 2023

What a lovely unit, we were really happy staying here. The beds are very comfortable, kitchen is well equipped. It's a short walk to end of the street and a beautiful beach park. The unit is nicely equipped with beach toys. Mahalo to Barb and Larry for sharing their Hawaii Hale!
Marie C.
October 2023

Wonderful centralized location! Condo was the perfect size, clean, comfortable and well stocked.
Monica G.
October 2023

This property is a great place!!! The location is perfect for seeing all parts of the island. We enjoyed sitting on the Lani watching the turtles and listening to the waves hit the wall below. We were able to walk from the complex directly to miles of beach. I highly recommend getting this place if you are going to Maui. Aloha
Charles G.
October 2023

This beautiful condo is on the ground floor, only feet from the surf and was equipped with every kitchen, entertainment and recreational device one could want.
Bobby B.
October 2023

Was well suited to our needs. Loved the setup and the view was great. Haystack Beach was close and we really enjoyed it. Had some maintence issues that were addressed promptly. All in all no majors issues. A great vacation.
Dodie G.
October 2023

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Dianes condo. The location was perfect, both quiet and convenient. The views from the lanai are epic. The 2 bedroom 2 bath groundfloor unit is beautiful, clean and very comfortable. The welcome gifts are a super sweet touch too. Diane is a wonderful hostess and we communicated frequently. We could not have asked for a better vacation.
Kitty W.
October 2023

This property is a wonderful sanctuary right in central Maui. Lots of elder folks here, not the best fit for small / young families (elderly locals not too keen on the little ones) but the apartment / location is amazing and the folks running the VRBO were AMAZING
Adam B.
October 2023

We totally enjoyed our stay at Kanai A Nalu! Easy to get to and check in. Right down the street to the Beach park and Maui Ocean Center. Enjoyable view from the balcony. Maui welcomed us with open arms! Mahalo
Patricia B.
October 2023

We had an amazing time there. Our apartment was beautiful clean, the pool was amazing, and the ocean beautiful. We spent our mornings surfing snorkeling repelling and sightseeing. We spend our late afternoon and evenings down by the pool and by the ocean visiting with other guests, barbecuing, and swimming. It truly was the best vacation I've ever had ❤️❤️❤️
Cindy K.
October 2023

This was a fully stocked condo so that only food I’d cook myself was needed. Great views, noisy surf but it’s the ocean! Terrific beds, bath, and decent if not anything parking. Cool pool and short distance to the rest of Maui, sans Lahaina. Don’t attempt to go up there. Not ready to receive visitors despite what Gov Green says.
Kathleen C.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My son and I really enjoyed staying at this condo complex. Condo completely remodeled with modern kitchen and great air conditioning. Very clean. Thanks for coffee makers - can't do the day without my coffee. Complex located in good location for traveling around the island. We met so many local people who had suffered from terrible fire in Lahina. Our prayers go out to them every day. Highly recommend Mama's Fish House in Pailia. And Maui Winery up-country. Would recommend to anyone coming to Maui. Property Management very easy to work with. Thanks everyone for a really wonderful vacation.
Sandra P.
October 2023

The condo was fine. The king size bed needs to be replaced. The side of the bed next to the window felt like you were going to fall out of the bed. I had to sleep partly on my husbands side just so I could get some sleep. Everything was pretty much as expected. The only other negative was that the washing machine really needs to be cleaned. Even with those two things, we enjoyed our stay and liked the area. Very laid back and quiet,
Nancy A.
October 2023

The location of this property was perfect for us. Very close to everything we wanted to do. The rental was great and good communication with the property owner. We thoroughly enjoyed Maui!
Joyce L.
October 2023

We had an awesome stay in Maalaea together with friends of us. The appartement is very clean, nicely furnished, absolutely comfortable and has a great ocean-view to the ocean. The location in the southern middle of Maui is perfect to explore the island without having to drive that long in any direction. The beach next to us was nothing but marvelous, we even saw see turtles many times!
Dr. Michael S.
September 2023

This is a nice spot with a beautiful view. Plenty of lounging options by the pool or ocean. Restaurants are within walking distance for enjoying a few Mai Tai's. Inside is set up with a full kitchen and washer and dryer. Great time in a great spot.
Ryan B.
September 2023


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