Kealia Resort, Maui

Kealia Resort is a quiet, private condominium complex located right on Sugar Beach, South Maui's longest beach, offering magnificent views of the neighboring Hawaiian islands and Haleakala crater. The resort is adjacent to the Kealia Nature Preserve and features a non-smoking environment, free secured parking, and an elevator for easy access. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a beachfront pool, barbecue area, picnic area, and lounge chairs. The resort is also close to Maalaea Harbor, which offers various ocean activities, shops, and restaurants.

The Kealia Resort is situated on a 6-mile stretch of sandy beach, perfect for beachcombing and morning walks. The resort is centrally located from the Kahalui airport, Kihei town center, restaurants, and shopping. Guests can enjoy whale watching from their private lanai, snorkeling with green turtles, and swimming in the clear blue waters. The resort's grounds provide a relaxing atmosphere with lush, tropical landscaping and panoramic coastline views. Nearby attractions include the Kihei Canoe Club, a farmer's market, and the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. Free covered underground parking is provided for one vehicle per unit.

Kealia Resort Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kealia Resort is $220. 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 573 Guest Reviews


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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.

Guests have overwhelmingly positive experiences at the Kealia Resort condo resort on Maui, appreciating its great views, well-thought-out amenities, and convenient location. The resort's proximity to the ocean and Kihei attractions, along with its clean units and private parking, are highly praised. Guests enjoyed the breathtaking oceanfront views, sunsets, and the peaceful atmosphere. The resort is noted for being away from the hustle and bustle, offering a serene beachfront property that is still close to restaurants and other beaches. Many reviews mention the resort's awesome views, quiet environment, and the bonus of beachfront access. The availability of beach gear, such as snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler, pool noodles, and boogie boards, in some units is a plus. The resort's central location is ideal for day trips and tours, with guests appreciating the extra sleep on early morning excursions due to the resort's location. The quality of linens, towels, and the comfort of the beds are also highlighted, along with the convenience of having a washer/dryer in the unit. Cleanliness and maintenance issues are occasionally mentioned, but they seem to be the exception rather than the norm. Overall, guests recommend the Kealia Resort for its beautiful beach location, amazing views, and well-equipped condos, making it a great place to stay for a dream vacation on Maui. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 573 guest reviews.

Recent Kealia Resort Reviews


Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: Beautiful setting overlooking the beach and ocean. We arrived right at sunset and the color just filled up the condo. You look directly out to the west and it was magical every evening. Mornings we spent drinking coffee on the balcony and watching whales jump and blow out in the water. Amazing. And the beach is right there so you can open the window and listen to the waves all night long. Building is located in North Kihei and is just enough out of the way to be quiet and private. Plus, its across the street from and ABC Store, Shave Ice and Bakery! Fresh, Hot Malasada's every morning! The condo was well furnished, clean and quiet. We will definitely be back.
Spencer T H.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: This was not our first time here. We had a very relaxing time. It was a little windier this time but we didn’t let it bother us. We pray for the people of Maui. We walked the beach a lot and met many nice people. Our favorite place to eat was Coconuts for the fish tacos and the fish sandwiches. We will probably stay there again.
Robert K.
March 2024

Amazing oceanfront condo with amazing views. Sunsets were truly breath taking. We also were fortunate to see the whales frolic right out front of the complex. Older condo complex but well maintained. Highly recommend.
Clyde B.
March 2024

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful condo on Kihei. The condo is conveniently located on 5th floor. We had numerous opportunities each day to watch whale in the distance and fabulous sunsets for the balcony. From the beginning to end of our 5-night stay, David (owner) was great to work with. This condo was very welcoming with all the amenities from home...including comfy bedding. We would highly recommend this condo! If/when we return to Kihei, we would definitely stay here again...
Debbie G.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent stay. Beach chairs and umbrella provided for a great beach hopping week.
Jeff S.
February 2024

Overall it was a good little condo. I would make a few suggestions: Many places in Maui don’t have room for a king be, this condo does. May as well have a bigger bed. No streaming on the tv. A smart tv is cheap, I would recommend a new tv on the family room and one in te bedroom. Nice little condo tho. Jason.

February 2024

This is a great condo retreat. Ideal for singles, couples or a small family. Darla and John were very gracious hosts. I had a small travel issue and they were able to accommodate me. I felt very welcome and immediately at home. Upon arrival I was greeted with a kind note, fresh bag of Starbucks coffee and delicious mini macadamia nut snacks.the condo itself is beautifully decorated and very homey. The sound of the waves crashing were all I needed to put a giant smile on my face. Great beach walking area. I do recommend a car for this location but with free assigned parking it would not be an issue. You are just a quick drive away from the Ocean Center Aquarium. 15 minute drive from the airport. 10 minutes from downtown Kihei. 25 minutes from Paia. It is an ideal location. I would definitely stay here again!!
Angela B.
February 2024

This condo is everything you could ask for. The lanai view is spectacular, location is awesome, it has everything you could need from utensils to beach chairs. Communication was great! We would definitely stay again!
Mary Jo W.
February 2024

This condo was perfect for our stay on Maui. It is centrally located so easy to get to all areas of the island. It has a beautiful ocean view where we spent many afternoons whale watching and viewing the sunset from the lanai. The owners are very responsive to any issues that may come up. Bonus was the fun round of golf as Tony’s guest at King Kamehameha Golf Course. I highly recommend this property and would stay here again! Mahalo
Lisa P.
February 2024

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: Excellent location.Five star accommodation.Small space with everything one needs.
A guest from Vancouver, BC Canada
February 2024

Exactly as described. Fully equipped with everything nearly new. Super views right on the water.
Brian
February 2024

nice location on beach but we had high winds all week that kept us off the beach so disappointing in that regards. Older property but seems to be well kept. liked the sunsets from here.
Karl S.
February 2024

Wonderful stay on a great beach. David was phenomenal to work with and everything was perfect. Was a very relaxing vacation.
geoff t.
February 2024

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: We’ve stayed in this unit several times and we won’t stay anywhere else. The unit itself is fabulous and had everything we need, but we really come for the calm vibe/atmosphere of the resort itself. Perfect place to whale watch from your balcony or a lounge on the lawn.
Lois R.
February 2024

What a beautiful setting. Place had everything we needed. Thank you for a stress less vacation
Christine N.
February 2024

Obstructed view due to large tree in front of our lanai. I have already filled this out
Marie K.
February 2024

This place looks just like the pictures. There is ocean access with a shower to rinse off along with beach chairs, coolers and an umbrella. There was also sunscreen for when we ran out. Overall, great experience.
Jo S.
February 2024

This property has an amazing view of the ocean and beach. Very clean, comfortable sleeping area and nice kitchen to cook a meal in. I would highly recommend this ocean front unit for your upcoming visit to Maui. Great customer experience with booking and property manager. Looking forward to returning and staying in this unit again.
Steve G.
January 2024

Our stay was exceptional! The owners were incredibly helpful, and the place had a clean and charming Hawaiian ambiance. The beautiful view and lanai with amazing sunsets added a magical touch. The bed was comfortable, and the convenient, quiet location was a plus. The access to the King Kamehameha Golf Club, one of the most beautiful courses we've played, was a highlight. We truly enjoyed my time and hope to stay again. Highly recommended for a memorable Hawaiian getaway!
Mitchell W.
January 2024

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: Clean, great location, perfect for 2 couples, beautiful views and close proximity for walking on the beach. The sunsets were absolutely amazing!!!! Would love to come back and stay here again!
Ilka D.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We very much enjoyed our stay here. The condo was neat, clean, had everything we needed, and was just as pictured. The view was excellent, with whales, Hawaiian canoes, kayaks, and wind surfers out in front of us daily. The pool, Bar-B-Qs, and grounds were cleaned daily and were immaculate. Gorgeous beach for walking and shady, private grass area under the trees at the end of the resort. Several days of rain and high winds but weather otherwise was great. The manager, Sherry, went above and beyond to help us track an important mis-delivered package. She is the best! We highly recommend this property.
Lyle J.
January 2024

Comfortable and clean 2 bedroom-2 bath apartment. Nice kitchen and living space for games and visiting. Great location with beautiful views and spectacular sunsets!!
Ilka D.
January 2024

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: 508 was amazing for our family of 4 - 1 bedroom but the loft bed was perfect for our two kids (age 7, 9). Loved that the suite came with beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear.. and the kitchen had everything we could need! We ate in a lot and lacked nothing! The lanai was great for morning coffee and always had shade. Whale watching was prime and the beach was better than all the beaches they tell you to visit in Maui!!
Molly M.
January 2024

What an amazing, relaxing getaway. Just what we wanted. Perfect location, centrally located, everything close by! No crowds on this part of the beach…views from the lanai were perfect, including NYE fireworks! The best part was opening the windows at night and being lulled to sleep by the waves crashing and hearing roosters crowing in the morning. The property had everything we needed and then some… bed was so comfortable. Having the outdoor gear was a bonus… we loved boogie boarding in the evening just steps away from the property. Our host was responsive, attended to our questions immediately. All we could ask for. Thank you!!! We will be back!
Marianne S.
January 2024

Nice beachfront property, beautiful view. Clean and well kept. Beach is right out the property and you can hear the waves. You can walk to some beach restaurants stores or it’s a short drive to a lot of places. We would come hear again.
Steve and Linda S.
January 2024

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: Would highly recommend this condo. Beautiful view and beach. The condo was very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed our stay!!
Jenny S.
January 2024

Paradise Found was the absolute perfect place for our quiet Christmas getaway. The condo is small but feels spacious with the way it is set up. The decor is clean but comfortable and homey. It had everything we needed to cook meals with a few extra special touches from our hosts. The view from the lanai is incredible - we had our morning coffee, ate several meals, and played games looking out at gorgeous sugar beach and the Pacific Ocean. We will definitely stay again!
Anna Z.
December 2023

Very clean and quiet. The view was amazing!!
Keith D.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The rental process is very easy. We've vacationed many times at Kiehi Beach Resort through Destination Maui. We've stayed in #302 many times, but this time the unit looks worn and tired. The living room furniture is so uncomfortable and needs replacing badly. We won't be renting this unit again because of the uncomfortable seating. The grounds of the building aren't kept up as nicely as when Justin was the onsight manager. The stair wells are filthy and need steam cleaned. The new elevator is nice.
Trish C.
December 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: I was lucky enough to enjoy this condo for 4 weeks. It had everything I needed, it was very clean and so warm and inviting. The views are amazing! Right on the beach and you step out onto your lanai with easy access to the pool and beach. I have stayed in Maui a few times a year for many years and this is my favorite spot of all!
Kimberley B.
December 2023

This was our second stay in this unit and third at the property. The unit is well-appointed with quite possibly the most attentive owners, oh and it has a fabulous view of the ocean. The property as a whole is wonderful. It's almost like you have your own private beach. We'll be back in 2024!
Kristie C.
December 2023

Beautiful Condo right on the beach. Beautiful sunsets every evening. Great sandy beach for walking! And incredible snorkeling right from your condo. The breeze that comes through the condo feels so good that we didn’t even need the air conditioning. The bed was very comfortable, parking spot was reserved, right next to the elevator. A great lication, centrally located on the island, easy to get anywhere from there! Id highly recommend this condo for 2!
Keya G.
December 2023

We loved this place. The location was amazing & the room was exactly what we needed.

December 2023

Great property, ocean view. Quite part of Maui. Beautiful sandy beach. The apartment had everything available, we did not have to buy anything additional. Comfortable stay with 2 kids and 2 adults. The only item that I would recommend is to update the carpet in the bedroom.
Silvie M.
December 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming condo! It is exactly as the pictures show with beautiful decor and gorgeous view of the lawn, Maalaea Bay and sunsets. The kitchen is well equipped - we had all of our breakfasts and half of our dinners 'at home'. The beach front location is fantastic for morning walks and swimming. The pool is small but well maintained and was never too busy. The king size bed is very comfortable. We stayed 17 nights, so the washer/dryer came in handy! Darla was a fantastic host, easy to communicate with and very accommodating. There was noise from the very busy road, as mentioned in the condo description, but the a/c fan and sound machine made it easy to sleep. We will be back.
Nancy K.
December 2023

Really enjoyed this quite condo with amazing views. We will definitely plan to come back and stay again.
Jenna B.
December 2023

Location was perfect! Corner view of pool and ocean was beautiful. The unit though... The bedroom with the queen bed had NO a/c and the ceiling fan barley moved. The bedroom with the twin beds had a/c. We've been married 40 some years, go to Maui to celebrate our retirement and had to sleep in separate beds !! That really upset us. During our welcome walk through the evening we arrived the welcoming man mentioned it and honestly we didn't think anything about it. Then a couple hours later it was so horriblely hot in the condo we knew the a/c was going to be a huge problem. IT WAS! No ceiling fan in the bathroom or kitchen. The couches where so uncomfortable we sat on the dinning room table chairs in the evenings.
Gena B.
December 2023

My wife and I spent almost two weeks in Maui at this apartment. The location, a ground floor apartment on the beach, was great. The apartment itself was passable, but only just. Pros: Location. We could walk out of sliding doors to the beach in under 30 seconds. The beach itself was clean and pleasant. Breakfast on the patio was fantastic. Amenities. The apartment is furnished with most of what you need, from a washer/drier, dishwasher, pots and pans, a wide assortment of utensils, to good internet, etc. Cons. We found the check-in (and check-out) process to be somewhat irritating. Over communication about the rules and warnings, a requirement to constantly send updated travel information, ongoing marketing emails while you’re there and afterwards (I eventually unsubscribed), and a strong push to get you out of the apartment ASAP the last morning (“please feel free to select your checkout time from 6AM - 10AM!). The tone always implied Aloha, but each step in the communication process benefited just the manager/owner and eventually became a pebble in our vacation shoes. Cleanliness. Maui is expensive. Surely for that price you could afford to do a periodic deep clean. Apartment was tidy and acceptably clean on the surface, but every corner is old and grimy. Windows and window sills need scrubbing. It smelled faintly of mildew. This was the dirtiest place I’ve stayed in a long time. Updates. Similar to above. The fridge is dying and it constantly screams in its swan song. The first night we actually thought it was an animal outside the apartment. Plastic dishes. Old linens. It just seemed like someone’s dream apartment from 20 years ago, only now the dream was frayed and old. We would absolutely go back to Maui. Despite the location and conveniences, we wouldn’t stay here. 3 stars.
Richard G.
December 2023

For two people it works fine. Decorated nicely, kitchen well set up for cooking, wonderful lanai for watching the sunset and having breakfast. Large bedroom. Extras items for we guests include, beach chairs, ice chest, and toys. We gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because the bathroom could use some TLC, the living room is a bit smaller than we are use to and the main road behind the complex is close; thus the road noise is pretty noticeable at night. That being said, we really enjoyed being there.
Norma M.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great stay. Things to know:at least 5 minute drive to town of Kihei, rare open space adjacent to condo, swimmable beach right in front, A/C is only in living room, and Manager often not in office. Rental personnel extremely helpful.
Vern S.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The Kealia Resort is a nice quiet location at the north end of chain of resorts spanning down Kihei road. The Sugar beach is in your backyard which you can stroll along the soft white sand or just sit and relax in the beach chairs provided in the unit.Close by is an ABC Store, Sugar Beach Bake Shop(The Malasadas there are excellent), and Ululani's Hawaiian Shaved Ice.Grocery stores and restaurants are a 5-10min drive down Kihei Rd.The unit was nice and roomy, comfy bed, AC, and a full kitchen. We ate breakfast daily out on the patio with the ocean as our backdrop. Be wary of the chicken that roam the outside, they will try to steal you breakfast if you're not paying attention.The room has beach equipment that you can use. We only used the beach chairs and and umbrella, they were well used and probably should be replaced soon, but they served their purpose.Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay!
Christopher S.
November 2023

We love Sugar Beach. Condo was great. As described, clean, well stocked and the VIEW!!!
Michelle M.
November 2023

Aloha! My husband and I just spent 5 awesome nights at “Paradise Found”. Sandy and Frank do an exceptional job at hosting. They supply every little thing one needs. Just add delicious meals and drinks. We were sad to leave but already thinking about our return trip. Book your lodging with Sandy and Frank. I didn’t even mention the over the top gift basket. Mahalo.
Rob L.
November 2023

We really enjoyed our stay this condo. This was the best stocked condo we've ever stayed at. It had everything we needed. The free parking was great. It was just steps to the beach and a beautiful pool. Evertime I texted the owners they always responded back in a very timely manner. Can't say enough good things.
Terri G.
November 2023

The unit was clean and had everything you’d need in the kitchen!! It’s feet from a beautiful sand beach that goes for miles. Centrally located if you want to explore the rest of Maui!
Brian S.
November 2023

Just spent a week at this condo and it was beyond perfect. Right away we felt so comfortable and right at home and never wanted to leave. The condo was super clean and the view was to die for. We loved being able to sit on the balcony and enjoy our morning coffee and also having a perfect view of the sunset every evening. So peaceful. The building was also very quiet and the bed was super comfortable. Would definitely book again next time we visit Maui.
Jenna S.
November 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: We have stayed in Condos on Sugar Beach many times, this was the first time in at this resort. Everything was as described; the unit was clean and well maintained. The manager was friendly and treated us well. Destinations Maui Vacations answered all of our questions promptly. I would recommend this unit to anyone. Our favorite thing about this location is being able to see and hear the ocean and being able to take a few steps out to the beach for a long walk on the beach each morning.
Laurie L.
November 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: Excellent condo with great orientation to ocean in a great building at the north end of one of the best beaches in Maui. No complaints at all. Looking forward to our next stay.
gerald k.
November 2023

Absolutely stunning. Sunsets and full moon and the constant sound of waves!
Linda B.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My sister and I stayed here in March. Our view from the balcony was awesome! The condo was an a central location to everything and not long of a drive to other parts of the island. As others have described the condo needs an update/renovation as the building is rundown, we didn’t mind much as we were always out and about. We appreciated the beach chairs, umbrellas, pool noodles, and cooler you could use. We didn’t swim at this beach as it had a high tide. Check-in was easy and the manager was very responsive with any questions. We enjoyed our stay but for the condition of the condos not sure if we would stay here again unless they are renovated.
ELIZABETH C.
November 2023


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