Kihei Sands, Maui

Kihei Sands Condominium is an intimate beachfront resort located on Maui's pristine Sugar Beach, known for its clean, sandy shores stretching for miles in either direction. The resort offers a relaxing atmosphere with only 29 units, making it an ideal alternative to crowded resorts. Guests can enjoy the oceanfront pool, barbecue patio area, and idyllic lawn areas with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and dining tables. The property is within walking distance to several eateries and shops, including a Fresh Produce Market, ABC Store, Bakery, Shave Ice, and a small diner. Kihei Sands is centrally located, providing easy access to various attractions and adventures on Maui. The resort offers free Wi-Fi, parking for one car per condo, coin-operated laundromat, and keyless entry. Onsite management ensures guests have the best possible experience during their stay.

Kihei Sands Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kihei Sands is $427. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $648. 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 622 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.

The Kihei Sands condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its exceptional location, comfortable and well-equipped accommodations, and the welcoming and helpful staff. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to the beach, describing it as practically private and perfect for long walks, swimming, and enjoying sunsets. The condos are praised for being clean, well-maintained, and stocked with everything needed for a pleasant stay, including kitchen supplies and beach gear. The resort's central location is also noted as ideal for exploring the island. The small, family-friendly atmosphere of the complex is appreciated, with guests enjoying the communal patio for socializing and the quiet, relaxing environment. Morning coffee on the patio is a hit, and the property's maintenance and cleanliness are consistently commended. While there are a few minor complaints about specific units or temporary issues such as construction noise, the overall sentiment is extremely positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 622 guest reviews.

Recent Kihei Sands Reviews


Beautiful breeze way leading to condo on that we stayed in on the bottom level. We enjoyed looking for geckos. Condo was newly renovated and comfortable. It was so nice to be foot steps to the beach. Only downside was the pool was small and water was colder than I would have liked.
Amber S.
April 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 had a wonderful spring break living in this condo. The resort is very well situated for long walks on the beach. The accommodations were very comfortable for our group of 4 adults.
Bill C.
April 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 do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The complex and unit itself are very nice. Loved the morning walks on the beach. I would not recommend this unit if you like to sleep though. The porch light is hardwired which attracts bugs all night (come through the slider even) and makes it look like daylight all night long in the unit its so bright. The A/C is in the living space so if you want to cool the bedroom you have to leave the door open to "daylight". The unit either needs blackout curtains or to put the porch light on a switch. Terrible sleeping experience. Also, the pool isn't heated, even when it was 90 degrees out it was still cold. We sprung for a resort pass for a day so our kid could get in a pool and not shake. Other than that, the patio is amazing and the grills are a nice feature. Overall, I would consider coming back, but not to this unit.
Kyle B.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: My experience with Unit A3 was generally speaking good. However, a couple of things need to be addressed. Fridge is pretty old & kind of rusty & the ice maker does not work. All the furnishings were nice, but the comforter in the bedroom needs attention. Inside has a couple of blood spots. Overall, it's very quiet & the beach is beautiful. The buildings are well kept & the grounds are so nice.
Judy B.
April 2024

We stayed in this lovely, beach condo for 9 days and truly loved the accommodations. The property was exactly as posted and had every amenity you could want. Elen was a perfect host and was there for us at any moment. We met so many other guest staying there and learned some have been coming to Kihei Sands for years. I’ll miss walking the beach and those beautiful sunsets. We truly were sad to leave but can’t wait to return. Lastly, just a short walk down the beach for coffee, bakery and grocery store. Just a perfect location. Mahalo
Susan D.
March 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: The Kihea Sands Condo was just perfect! A beautiful, CLEAN, condo on the beach made it so easy to enjoy our vacation on Maui. The staff helped us with where to shop for incidents, best restaurants, and places see & hike. This vacation willl be VERY hard to beat!!
Donna F.
March 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: I throughly enjoyed my stay in this idyllic location. The beautiful grounds, friendly helpful staff, and lovely accommodations all combined to make this a memorable stay.
Craig M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. 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 view in this condo is absolutely amazing. You are steps away from the beach and the pool.
Cortney D.
March 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: It is always a fantastic experience and we enjoy meeting new people.
Don and Krista B.
March 2024

Kelly put the extra little touches in to make our vacation special. She was always available, via text or email. We would go back in a second. The unit was extremely clean. Super location.
Pat W.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. 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: This was our 5th time staying at Kihei Sands. The accommodations were great as usual. We always love spending time on the patio however this time was marred by an older gentleman who works there who made it feel like we were in trouble every time we threw our water bottles in the patio recycle bin. We consumed the water on the patio but we were rudely confronted twice telling us the recycle bins were for patio use only...that's exactly what we were doing and after we told him he never apologized. He told us to keep our voices down in the morning because people were sleeping, we weren't being loud! Never had we experienced this kind of behavior before. We spent a llot of money to stay there and expect to feel welcomed. We didn't break any rules but were made to feel like it. Not great customer service. There are many places we can stay on the island so I expect better.
Melinda N.
March 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 had the best time! Office was very helpful and made things easier. There were some owners that were kinds up in peoples business and caused some tension.
Twila K.
March 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: Had a great family time with all the things we needed.
Twila K.
March 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 really enjoyed our first time to Hawaii. The location in N Kihei allowed us to easily travel to other parts of the island. The condo was a perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee on the deck while watching the area come to life for the day. A perfect place for taking walks on the beach or sunning yourself at the pool. Many restaurants within a short drive. Only had one interaction with the onsite management company and was easily booked online. Would stay here again!
Tim G.
March 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: The overall perception on arrival of the Beachfront Condos was really good. The curb appeal is there, and the feeling is great. It was easy getting into the unit with the assigned code, and it was also simple to add our own 'memorable' code. The unit had an overall 'musty' smell that isn't uncommon with humid beachfront units we've stayed at other locations, but we did buy some air fresh spray that helped. The wall safe in the unit needed fresh batteries which the management let me change myself. The management office was very helpful as we needed a new can opener, which was provided, and also helping with other things that came up as well. The location is also very good, on Sugar Beach, and near towns and travel all over the Island. We also walked on the beach (both directions) and swam in the local beach/ocean. The beach equipment that came with the unit was serviceable but the umbrella was replaced by the management team as the original one was damaged/broken unserviceable. The air conditioning unit was serviced while we were there and it did improve the odor in the room for a few days. The unit served our purposes well, and was very comfortable. It should be noted that the Condos can tend to be noisy, depending on who is above you. We were there for three weeks, and the different guests upstairs changed. The last week there were children above us and the noise was quite loud with running, dropping objects, rolling things etc. All these noises could be heard. There is a noise curfew at the Condo but we still needed to remind the neighbours to keep then noise down at night. Again, the management team was very helpful and created a positive experience with their helpful attitudes.
Michael B.
March 2024

Rating Details: 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: Wonderful
A guest from Olds, Alberta
March 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: Amazing
A guest from Olds, Alberta
March 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: The location was perfect. Quiet and right on the beach as they stated. Only 29 units so there was always space on the patio to sit and in the pool to swim. The area was very clean and well maintained. A person works 4 hours every morning cleaning the common areas. The office staff was very helpful - we needed some help due to a medical condition. We were given all the information needed for a good experience at that clinic. That staff also helped organize a tour that we wanted to take. We have already recommended the property to some relatives.
Judy and Terry S.
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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As good as always! We have been staying here for over twenty years and keep coming back.
Edward F.
March 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: This is our fifth or sixth trip at Sugar Beach is absolutely magical. Beach access from the condo, only 10 steps, is the best! The unit is clean, comfortable, great bed. You can walk to the local bakery/coffee shop, /shave ice. You’re close to Kihei, but not right in it. It’s quiet there. Great place to go with adult friends or the kids. Love going there with the grandkids. On site management, Connie and Patrick, they are the best. We will be back.
Petra M.
March 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: Close to beach and clean
Andrew B.
March 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 had a very relaxing and easy going time on our trip. Kihei Sands fit right into our plan. Quiet location, very relaxing by pool and on beach. Would easily recommend. Our suite was comfortable, clean and very well set up.
Rose W.
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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay at Kihei Sands was delightful. The unit provides enough space for two couples although the kitchen is a bit tight. Beds are comfortable. The microwave light doesn’t turn on or off so we chose to have it left on which resulted in more nighttime light than we liked in the upstairs bedroom. Our upstairs bathroom worked well; however our friends indicated the downstairs shower head was weak. The staff are all helpful. Special shout-out to Patrick who got us familiar with Airplay so we could watch hockey on the big screen! And also to Geo who does a great job keeping the grounds and pool clean. We found the kitchen a bit crammed with stuff so moved the extra stuff to high shelves or the hallway chest. Laundry is handy to the unit, if a bit overpriced. We did most of our own cooking but also found lots of restaurants to choose from near by. The beach is great at this location. We will stay again.
Karen D.
March 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: Great proximity to Ululani Shave Ice, oh and the beach.
Brent S.
March 2024

Small complex with a nice patio area and beach. Would definitely stay here again
Marc A.
March 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 have been coming back to Kihei Sands each year for many many years. This year our month long stay was perfect! We enjoy walking on the beach everyday, sunbathing, whale watching, swimming in the ocean and the pool, barbecuing watching the sunset every night while mingling with new guests and hanging out with several couples that come every year! Our hosts Connie, Patrick and Sarah did an awesome job communicating via email all the details of our reservations before we got there and accommodating all of the little things that we needed. They truly work hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable. Our room was very clean as usual along with the area around the pool area and all the grounds were immaculate. We have already made our reservations for next year! Thank you Kihei Sands staff for another wonderful stay! Aloha
Rick R.
February 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: we rented A9, B12 and B14 for one week. We had the most enjoyable experience. The family was able to congregate on our patio and the grandkids could go to the beach easily from there. The children loved the beach and had a ton of fun. We enjoyed the ambiance of the property and the location was excellent. We would definitely recommend this property to others. Thank you so much for an enjoyable week.
A guest from Olds, Alberta
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: Beautiful property steps from the beach. Great amenities and very kind staff
Jaime K.
February 2024

Great two nights Killer sunset views Mahalo for accommodating us
Caroline M.
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 have been very fortunate to come to Maui several times and have stayed at Kihei Sands for the majority of our stays. It is a great location, close to the beach and pool, easy access to both, and a very relaxed setting. That is why we keep coming back.
A guest from East Wenatchee , WA
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: 6 people in 3 bedroom condo. We were mostly comfortable. The couch could use updating. This is the only 3 bedroom and it's above management and next to parking lot. Some view of ocean from balcony but no privacy. Overall a good place to stay.
Judith K.
February 2024

Absolutely lovely So many thoughtful touches.
Roberta C.
February 2024

Great beach for taking morning walks. Patio area was nice and close to ocean front. Could see lots of whale activity while sitting on the patio. Unit was smaller than pictures show but was still suitable for our needs. Would recommend staying here.

February 2024

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: very good
Veronica S.
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: What a view...steps to the sand and water. The condo is beautifully updated and so well stocked. The king bed is very comfortable. The welcome basket with goodies was a nice touch.
Jean L.
February 2024

This is a beautiful property with a great view of the beach/ocean. Perfect location:)
David R.
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: Accommodations and location are great and the staff was so helpful and professional when we had some last minute changes to our reservations. We have stayed here many times and we love it! Thank you Kihei Sands!
Meagan S.
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: Our rental experience was excellent. It is a nice quiet location. The condo was perfect and so clean. The downstairs shower was not functioning but not a real problem with upstairs functioning fine.
Celeste C.
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 recently stayed at this location. The description was completely accurate. The beds were comfortable, the property was clean, well-maintained. Everything was provided for a comfortable stay. The grounds were beautiful & well cared for. Great customer service. They were able to let us checkin a little early which was very helpful with 2 young kids. Will highly recommend. When they say parking is tight, believe them. It was challenging with a minivan. Loved the snorkeling, honu, & kohola!! Mahalo
Cheryl H.
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 love Kihei Sands and condo A3. It’s our 5th visit and we’ll keep coming back again and again. Can’t recommend it enough.
Kristyn C.
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 returned to the Kihei Sands Condos again this year. Even better! Plenty of lounging chairs and the beach is only steps away. Can walk for miles along Sugar Beach and view the sunset each night. Whale watching in Jan/Feb. Highly recommended.

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: This was a great place for us. We felt at home. People here are friendly and welcoming. Access to the beach for walking and viewing sunset was also great. Kehei Sands is the best place we have stayed in all our Maui trips and we’ve stayed in some great places. Additionally, a nearby bike path was great for up to about a 12 mile or more out and back run if you are willing to run on blacktop.
Ruth G.
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: Even though the stay wasn’t the usual Maui weather, the stay at Kihei Sands lived up to its high reputation. The wind kept us off the patio sometimes but there was always time to sit in the sun, socialize with others and sip your favourite refreshment.
Bob G.
February 2024

The property was very well kept, as were the grounds. The kitchen is one of the best stocked kitchens I have seen, greatly appreciated! The grills by the pool were fantastic for grilling fish for dinner, and you can even enjoy your dinner by the pool listening to the wave crash against the shore. Cooler & beach chairs were provided, saving us from having to buy some at the store. I would highly recommend this property, my husband and I plan to return again in 2025!
Anna A.
February 2024

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: Nice condo with a great view. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. The couch is very old and worn out. It is not comfortable to sit on and the pillows are very dirty. The location is great and the property is clean and well kept. I have stayed at the location twice and would recommend it to anyone.
Katherine T.
February 2024

A6 is a wonderful, comfortable unit on the beach. The owner Elgin answered all our questions and as outfitted the unit with everything you need for your stay. Our weather was mainly sunny, but with some high winds, it made swimming in the ocean impossible. The pool and patio very nice and being a small complex you were able to meet very friendly people staying here. You need to drive to restaurants and there is no “nightlife” in this area to enjoy. Maui is beautiful with many sights to take in and magnificent sunsets every night. Mahalo
paul f.
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: The condo had everything we needed. Beachfront was beautiful. Staff was helpful & friendly.
Elizabeth D.
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: It was lovely! We enjoyed being so close to the ocean and the available shopping.
A guest from Stayton, Oregon
January 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: Love the quick access to the beach. The view is spectacular and only a few steps from each unit. We've come back to Kihei Sands several times and likely will again.
Keith L.
January 2024

The family gathered from the Mainland and the Middle East to celebrate the patriarch's birthday. Daughter and a great grandson enjoyed the comforts provided by the unit. The only issue was with the cleaning. The window sills and ledges were very dirty - not just dusty, We had a very pleasant stay and would book again.
Penelope M.
January 2024


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