Lauloa, Maui

Lauloa Resort is a tranquil oceanfront property located in the heart of Ma'alaea Bay, central Maui. The resort offers a range of amenities including a shared pool with ocean views, a BBQ area, and lush, manicured grounds. It is within walking distance to the Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, and the Harbor Shops, which offer a variety of restaurants and stores. The resort is also near Sugar Beach, part of the Kealia Nature Preserve, offering miles of sandy beach for strolling, jogging, or playing in the surf.

The resort's central location makes it convenient for guests to explore other attractions on the island, such as the Iao Valley State Park, Haleakala summit, and the start of the Road to Hana. Water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and boat excursions are easily accessible. During whale season, guests can enjoy whale watching right from their private lanai. The resort enforces quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. to ensure a peaceful stay for all guests. Free parking is available for one vehicle per unit.

Lauloa Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Lauloa is $460. 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 340 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 Lauloa condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, stunning ocean views, and the presence of sea turtles visible from the balconies. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to the airport, restaurants, shops, and attractions like the Maui Ocean Center and Maalaea Harbor. The accommodations are described as clean, comfortable, well-maintained, and well-equipped, with some units offering updated amenities and decor. The resort's quiet, central location is ideal for exploring the island, and the availability of beach toys and other beach-going equipment is a plus. While some guests mention minor issues such as maintenance needs or the desire for more modern furnishings in certain units, the overall sentiment is highly positive. Guests enjoy the peaceful setting, the pool, and the easy access to both the ocean and nearby activities. The personal touches and responsiveness of property managers or owners are frequently commended. Despite a few critiques regarding specific unit conditions or amenities, the consensus is that Lauloa offers a fantastic stay for visitors to Maui, with many expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 340 guest reviews.

Recent Lauloa Reviews


The view is incredible. Watched the sea turtles from the balcony. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking tools. Toilet paper, paper towels, coffee, shampoo and body scrub available until you can go shopping the next day
Terry S.
April 2024

This place is very clean, private, quiet and accurate to the description. My fiancé had the best time with this being her first Hawaii trip. She had a very good experience staying here and the sunrise every morning is beautiful on this property. Highly highly recommend to anyone that wants the peace and quiet approach with beautiful views. We will most definitely be returning!
Stephan k.
March 2024

Loved the condo. Saw whale and sea turtles from our lanai.
Sharon J.
March 2024

Nice and clean condo with breathtaking views. Very comfy beds too. Location was perfect for us because it allowed to explore west and South Island without hrs of driving. Having beach chairs and a cooler was a nice plus! Thank you!
Galina L.
March 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is really good - you can see the ocean and the other side of the Maui. We were able to see humpback whales right from the lanai and the bedroom - which also has unobstructed view of the Haleakalā peak. Walking distance to the Maalaea Harbor - from where we boarded the whale watching trip. That was also extremely enjoyable as we saw about 7 whale breachings - extremely rare.
Avijit C.
March 2024

Loved everything about this property. Had everything you need and more. Centrally located to everything we wanted to do.
Wanda N.
March 2024

We were there 6 nights and never turned on the TV....when we weren't out sightseeing, we were on the balcony watching whales with our binoculars and we had huge sea turtles daily by the bulkhead below. Beds were comfortable. Very clean. Karen was always there for us if we had any questions or needed anything. We really enjoyed our stay.
John C.
March 2024

Our fav building in the Maalaea complex! This unit has everything and tasteful upgraded furniture so that it’s very comfortable and the view is amazing. Only downside for us (3 80 year olds) was the firmness of the beds. Very firm!
Lauri N.
March 2024

Plates and silverware were dirty. Twin beds were as if we were sleeping on the box spring. Manager interrogated my partner telling him to "take a walk" after he informed management that he was in room 307 and identified our last name. He also pointed at myself and daughter and said he was with us. Brad was insulted. Place was nice and quiet. Appreciated all that it had to offer making our stay comfortable and relaxing. I would stay again.
Becky
March 2024

Very nice condo, great quiet location away from the resorts but not too far to drive to beaches. There is a nice beach at the end of the road. Loved being able to walk out the door and watch whales and turtles. Short walk along the seawall to the marina and aquarium. There is a great pizza place by the aquarium! Bring your own beach towels, the ones provided (and there were only 2) are pretty shabby, that would be our only complaint. We had a great time and would love to return!
Elizabeth A.
March 2024

The master bedroom is in desperate need of replacement, along with the pillows. There’s no hooks in the Master bathroom, yet there’s 4 (!!!!) in the spare. Should have been told ahead of time that the location of the condo is 1 floor above the swimming pool. Not very relaxing when there’s a bunch of kids screaming. The oversized furniture in the living room/dining area was ridiculous. The round glass table is in the way. And, the wooden base under the glass table top on the balcony is infested with flying bugs. We were very disappointed with this condo and wouldn’t stay here again.
Randall L.
March 2024

This is a beautiful property with an ocean view. We could see whales and turtles right from our lanai. We loved how it was in the center of Maui and easy to get to anyplace.
Sherri P.
March 2024

Great location, clean, quiet, beautiful view from lanai, lots of room. We walked our beach and saw several turtles and whales from our lanai. I would definitely recommend it. Loved the stay and would stay there again. The host was very prompt with replies and very attentative to our needs.
Barbara C.
March 2024

Great views for whale watching. Had everything we needed and more.
Anne D.
March 2024

Enjoyed the locality of the unit being next to the Boat Harbor and restaurants. Fantastic view of beach with constant sightings of Humpback whales spouting everywhere. February was a good time to go to see whales and turtles. unit was very clean and bed was super comfortable! Kitchen worked well for us as well.
Richard F.
March 2024

This unit served our needs perfectly - centrally located, well-appointed (more than many units elsewhere we've stayed), super beds, wake up to whales on the water, fantastic wave noise at night, quiet complex with easy parking and a nice elevator (some buildings don't have them). Kitchen had many more items than other units - cutting boards, pans, utensils. You may desire more seasonings. Beds were totally terrific and we all slept very well. This unit has POTENT A/C units and you can cool this place down in a hurry - we mostly had them off. Shower in primary bathroom is BIG. We couldn't get the TV to work the one time we tried to watch something but we didn't come here to watch TV. Views are prime and exactly why we came - it's a whale-o-rama during peak whale season. Enjoy.
Eric T.
February 2024

This unit provided everything we needed for our trip. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds were comfortable, the lanai, and the views were incredible. Rohan was easy to work with. The area is a little quieter than staying in Kihei, or Lahaina, which we have done in the past, but we very much appreciated being able to walk to shops and restaurants With very light traffic. The unit was very quiet at night. We would book it again.
Chris S.
February 2024

We were very pleased with our stay. Unit was spacious and nice - ideal for our group of 5. Amenities were ample and well-considered. Location was central, with casual dining walkable. And we really loved being right on the water, with a stunning view of Kihei, Haleakala - and whale watching galore. Would recommend to anyone.
Bill S.
February 2024

The complex is well run and clean. The room looks right onto the water and we could see whales from our room. The biggest surprise was a small beach on the property that is maybe 100 yards from the room. At sunset about 10 sea turtles would beach themselves for sleeping. We watched the creatures almost every night. A real bonus. The only draw back is there are only a couple of places to dine at within a reasonable walk. We did a Costco run and we cooked a bunch of meals in the room. Good value and a winner.
Dan Y.
February 2024

Beautiful property! Saw more whales than we could count right from the comfort of the balcony! Can’t wait to come back
Camille O.
February 2024

Condo is beautifully remodeled and whale activity is non-stop from your chair on the lanai. Quieter than Kihei but everything is close by. A great visit.
Punahele K.
February 2024

Nicely situated for ease of movement around central and south Maui. We intentionally stayed away from Lahaina area for obvious reasons. Proximity to ocean was fantastic. Interior space was roomy. Entire area is quiet except when the jets are on their landing pattern. Pool area quiet and easily accessible. Whale sightings were fantastic. Most visible without binoculars
Craig M.
February 2024

Our group of two couples loved everything about our stay. The condo's location is a great home base for people like us who want to explore the whole island. It felt right in the middle of everything we wanted to do. The condo has updated, upscale decor. It is so well stocked and Katie provided so many extras. We couldn't get enough of the lanai as there were whales everywhere, viewable right from the lanai! Katie was such a gracious host. Do yourself a favor and book this condo today. You won't be sorry!
Jody B.
February 2024

The kitchen and amenities were spot on. Can't really think of anything we needed that wasn't available.
Judy K.
February 2024

This property has everything you need, it’s roomy, clean and comfortable. It is in a great location, centrally located with easy access. It is in a nice, quiet neighborhood, overlooking the ocean and within walking distance to sugar beach, the harbour and Maui ocean center.
Danita F.
February 2024

This condo is centrally located and a great departure point to explore different parts of the island each day. We especially enjoyed our late afternoons whale watching from the comfort of the balcony.
Melanie G.
February 2024

Loved the central LOCATION (close to airport and Maalaea harbor for snorkeling and whale watching excursions - also central to Road to Hana & Haleakala summit) and LANAI with ocean & Haleakala Mountain View with some coconut trees. The condo had everything we needed - from beach towels to beach chairs and great kitchen - loved the big shower and comfy beds. Before our trip, I reached out to Ramu that we have elderly people in our group and one of his properties we booked didn’t have elevator. Ramu was very kind and generous in offering our elderly aunts & uncle even a better property with elevator and great views. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and support for our elderly aunts and uncle. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness and note (even thinking about step-in bathroom for elderly). We are very grateful to have found you and will 100% recommend Luxe Maui properties for future trips to Maui.
Krunal B.
January 2024

We loved this condo. We stay at Maalaea Bay each year but this was our first time at LauLoa and we will definitely go back. We really liked the layout of the condo. It was furnished nicely and since we like to cook, we really appreciated the layout of the kitchen and the fact that it was well stocked. In particular, we appreciated that there were some non-breakable serving items so that we could take things outside for picnics, etc. Also that there were 4 outdoor chairs to take with us to the beach. AND finally, I loved the small loveseat with cushions that was on the lanai. I know it is a small thing, but it was lovely to have a comfortable chair (other than the dining chairs) to sit on on the lanai. Sometimes it is those small details that make a real difference. So, thank you to the owners. We loved the condo and its location.
Karen T.
January 2024

This was the first time on Maui. After exploring the entire island during our stay and seeing other condos during open houses, we realized what an awesome unit and great location we had. This unit is centrally located to everything you want to do. Sit on the lanai and watch turtles pop their heads up, while you relax and play cribbage. Great unit! The host was very attentive. He welcomes you when you arrive and asks how your stay was. Very pleased! Would love to stay here again!
Stacey R.
January 2024

Very lovely apartment centrally located with beautiful views. Whale watching in the morning and evening dinners on the terrace. Very clean and all the amenities that you need. Would highly recommend and would love to return. Thank you
claudio m.
January 2024

The condo was spacious and comfortable. Barbara was very responsive and appropriately addressed a couple of minor issues. The view was absolutely amazing and we got to watch whales playing in the Bay from our lanai. I appreciated that this was not such a busy part of the island, and shopping and restaurants were a 10-15 minute drive. There is a sweet little beach just a short walk from the condo that is not at all crowded. I would definitely stay here again.
Corinne S.
January 2024

Don't look anywhere else. The view, the location, the amenities. We can't say enough how magical our visit was. Words cannot express our experience. Mahalo for a wonderful home and experience. We feel so blessed.
Robert D.
January 2024

Great location. Whale and turtle watching from the balcony. Not comfortable for 8 people.
Todd K.
January 2024

Nice property but could use some attention to detail. The vertical blinds need some repair. The washer does not work correctly. The queen bed is actually a Murphy bed and that is not stated in the property description.
Donald M.
December 2023

What a great location and beautiful home! From the decorations, and spacious rooms, to the sunrises over Haleakala or the sea turtles at our doorstep each morning. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!
Dawn S.
December 2023

We had an amazing stay at Luana Moana! You couldn't ask for a better view from the lanai. Denise has everything you could possibly need at the condo and it was very well organized. We enjoyed the pool and the beach nearby. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Christina L.
December 2023

Beautiful condo, beautiful views, and wonderful location. Thank you,Rohan for allowing my family to stay in your beautiful condo and making my first time in Maui. Amazing. I will be back and I hope to stay there again!!
Sally H.
December 2023

Location: on the water and centrally located Interior: nicely decorated Beds: comfortable Kitchen: well-equipped
Vincent M.
December 2023

Clean and comfortable. Great view! Everything was exactly as promised.
Thomas W.
November 2023

Extremely clean. Impeccable view. Responsive host staff. This area of the island is known for strong winds. The sunrises were magnificent. Several times I saw sea turtles swimming near the shore. The kitchen was well equipped. Seceral of the no. Stick pans showing signs of wear and scratching. Need replacement. Very comfortable and conveniently located condo on Maui. Do not miss the humpback movie adventure at the nearby aquarium. I went multiple times.
Jan C.
November 2023

Very nice condo, some things showing their age. We love the location and the view from the lanai. We saw turtles right out in front of our lanai!
Debra P.
November 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: A nice place to stay, but lacking on basic products which I would expect in the package such as no salt or pepper. Not enough toilet paper for the duration it was rented for and very few forks and not enough laundry detergent. Basic things that I did not expect to purchase just to be comfortable.
Val J.
November 2023

What a amazing condo. View is incredible, location is central to all destinations in Maui. It is exactly what it states, and more. Love our morning coffee on the Lanai, watching turtles, snorkeling and surfers. There was only 2 of us, but liked having 2 bathrooms. Extremely clean and had all amenities we needed, except bath soap, which we brought. It was walking distance to the Aquarium and shops, and a few restaurants....also ice cream shop. Very quiet and not a lot of traffic...would highly recommend this place, I would love to return for another week...thanks Rohan for being there if we needed you, you were always a phone call away.
Carol T.
November 2023

We just had the pleasure of staying at Rohan's VRBO property in Maalaea Bay, Maui, and it was nothing short of a dream come true. From the moment we set foot on the property, we knew we were in for a memorable experience. First and foremost, the listing is incredibly accurate. The photos don't do justice to the stunning beauty of this place. As soon as we walked into the condo, we were welcomed by breathtaking ocean views that were just as spectacular as they appeared online. The interior was tastefully decorated and exquisitely maintained, making us feel right at home. Location, location, location! Rohan's VRBO is as close to the water as you can get. The soothing sound of the ocean waves and the unobstructed views from the lanai were an absolute highlight. We spent hours watching the turtles swim right below us and even saw a few popping their heads out of the water. It was a surreal experience that left us feeling truly connected to the sea. The lush grass on the property is not just a sight for sore eyes, but also a perfect spot for picnics and sunbathing. It's a wonderful place to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings. Plus, being able to take leisurely strolls along the perfectly manicured lawns was an added bonus. The property is cleverly connected to other buildings along the water, which gives it a sense of community while still maintaining privacy. It's not often you find a place that offers both serenity and the opportunity to meet fellow travelers.
Kevin T.
October 2023

Great view, awesome place for the week
Ty F.
October 2023

The condo was clean, comfortable and my friends and I enjoyed our stay.
Delores S.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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 loved our stay at Lauloa. We wanted a place in central Maui but on the ocean and away from the crowded resorts. This hit the spot. Great location to all our interests, nothing was too far. The kitchen was a great convenience and saved us a lot of time and money. The added bonus was the beach toys available to us. They really thought of all the things we needed and had them available to us. Destination Maui was so easy to deal with, we've already recommended them to several other people interested in visiting.
Aaron S.
October 2023

The condominium and hosts deserve five stars plus. The view is spectacular. An added treat was seeing the sea turtles from our balcony. The condominium is beautifully and tastefully decorated. We ate and shopped at the nearby restaurants and shops, which were within walking distance and so convenient. We walked to the swimming/walking beach once, however, we couldn’t wait to get back to the condominium. The hosts were always quick to respond. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay a night or two longer! If we ever go back, this is where we will stay, hands down.
Paige WR W.
October 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property had everything we needed. We loved watching the sunrise every morning from the lanai. Both the beach and the aquarium were within walking distance as well as shops and dining. We would love to stay here again on a future visit to Maui. Thank you so much!
Kevin V.
October 2023

Maui is in need of tourists! Everyone was so gracious and thanked us for coming. We almost canceled our trip due to the devastating wild fires but we were encouraged by many people to keep our plans in place. We are glad we listened to the voices of reason. Our property manager Barbara was one of those voices of reason. She was great about texting us regarding the situation, and encouraged us to not switch to another island-Maui needed our visit for revenue. The condo was exactly what we expected-quiet with a beautiful view of Maalaea Bay. We watched turtles swimming by the sea wall, long wave surfers, as well as snorkelers and scuba divers while sitting on our lanai. We did NOT go to the west side, there was plenty to do in other areas, and we felt that going to the west side would be disrespectful. Maui swap meet was up and running and in need of more shoppers. We made reservations at restaurants even though at that time they really weren’t needed due to lack of tourists BUT we wanted the staff to know we were coming in case they needed to close due to lack of customers. Visit this beautiful island BUT PLEASE do it respectfully! Drive the speed limit! Be gracious! Remember they are all dealing with a great loss still. Mahalo Maui! We will be back! The Bell’s
Laura B.
October 2023


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