Maalaea Banyans, Maui

Maalaea Banyans is an oceanfront condominium resort located in the central Maui village of Maalaea. The resort offers one-bedroom condos with magnificent ocean views, a heated pool, jacuzzi, and BBQ area. The property is a short 3 to 4-minute walk to the pristine and lightly visited Sugar Beach, and also has a small hidden beach right in front of the complex. From the lanai, guests can watch the sunrise over Haleakala, the long dormant 10,000-foot volcano, and enjoy the sight of green sea turtles and breaching whales during the respective seasons.

The resort is conveniently located a 5-minute walk from Maalaea Harbor, home to a small grocery store, deli, craft market, restaurants, and the Maui Ocean Center, which is Maui's #1 tourist attraction. The harbor also offers a variety of ocean activities including sunset dinner cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling tours, and whale watching. Maalaea Banyans' central location makes it easy for guests to explore all that Maui has to offer, being just 15 minutes from the airport, a short drive to the villages of Kihei and Wailea.

Maalaea Banyans Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Maalaea Banyans is $329. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $393. 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 522 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.

Guest reviews of the Maalaea Banyans condo resort on Maui overall express high satisfaction with their stays. Many guests praised the resort's tranquil location, which is close enough to local attractions and dining options while still offering a peaceful retreat. The units are frequently described as well-furnished, clean, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including kitchen supplies and beach gear. The quality of sleep was enhanced by comfy beds and the soothing sounds of the ocean for some guests.

The resort's amenities, such as the pool and hot tub, are well-maintained and appreciated by visitors. The proximity to beautiful, uncrowded beaches and the opportunity to watch sea turtles and whales directly from the lanais were highlights for many.

However, there were some criticisms regarding specific units, including issues with air conditioning, cleanliness, and maintenance. Some guests also mentioned the resort's location being a bit far from certain attractions, requiring a drive to reach popular dining and shopping areas.

Overall, the sentiment is positive, with guests enjoying the stunning views, well-kept grounds, and the quiet, central location of the Maalaea Banyans condo resort. The few negatives mentioned did not significantly detract from the overall positive experiences. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 522 guest reviews.

Recent Maalaea Banyans Reviews

Place was quiet, clean and as advertised. Sea turtles are visible every day just looking out your balcony. We rented a car for the trip and spent most of the time on the West beaches but this is a great place to stay.
Bryce B.
April 2024

Maalaea Banyans was for us a short term stay. It was our last days before returning to the mainland and served us comfort and quiet. The bed was cozy. The view from our lanai was beautiful. The location gave us easy access to West and South Shore points of interest. It was what we needed at the end of our ten day stay on Maui.
Ted W.
April 2024

Perfect Location! Not in the middle of Hustle and Bustle of the Tourist Side. Close to the Marina for Excursions and Activities. Close to Local Flavor!! And Close to the Highway along the Coast ...a beautiful drive all the way to Kapalua!!! Turtles on the shore. Gorgeous Ocean and Haleakala Views!! We'll be back!!
Shelly D.
April 2024

It was a real treat to stay at this property. It is well appointed, I was excited to see they even had an Instant Pot for my morning oatmeal! Everything was as it was stated in the description. We loved seeing the turtles on the beach, and watching the whales from the lenai. Everything worked and we never had to use the A/C once. It was not only a breathtaking view it was a relaxing place to stay! We hope to stay there in the future.
Carol P.
April 2024

The place is exactly as described. The sea turtles show up every night, the view is amazing, the shower has good pressure, and it’s a short walk from the harbor and dining options. Loved it!
Elizabeth L.
April 2024

Our stay on the Ma’alaea Bay could not have been better. Comfortable, clean and quiet. The space was well appointed for outings or staying in. Would definitely stay again. Hosts were great communicators.
Lisa W.
March 2024

The view was amazing and it was wonderful hearing the waves at night. Condo was immaculate upon arrival and the kitchen is well-provisioned. It was nice being between Kihei and Lahaina and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. We saw turtles and whales from the balcony (mid-March). The couch and beds uncomfortable. The futon/frame was terrible. My 10yo son put the futon mattress on the floor. We ended up purchasing a twin memory foam from Walmart to put on top of the mattress. It was quiet and peaceful at night.
Leah H.
March 2024

My sister and I had the pleasure of staying at this property for 5 nights in March. The previous time we visited Maui, we stayed in Wailea, and found the location of this condo to be preferable due to its easy access to Kahului, Kaanapali, Kihei, and Kapalua. It was also very easy to get in and out of and parking was a breeze. We appreciated having two separate bathrooms and sleeping areas so that we could both have our privacy. Waking up to the amazing view was such a great way to start the day. Every day, we saw breaching humpback whales and sea turtles from the lanai. In fact, we took a whale watching tour and felt as though our view of the whales from our lanai was better! The kitchen was well stocked, which allowed us to save some money by cooking some of our meals and eating leftovers. The only drawbacks, which were small, were the noise from others walking past the window of the back bedroom which is located right off of the main walkway when you get off the elevator. And although there were window screens on the windows, when we opened up the windows to take advantage of the breeze and not have to use the AC, huge moths made their way into the condo. These were definitely not deal-breakers for us and we found ways to work around them. We would stay here again when visiting Maui.

March 2024

Overall the condo perfectly met my needs. It was well stocked and clean. It could use a little deep cleaning, but so can my house. The AC kept the condo cool enough for March temperatures, but in summer it might be difficult to cool the entire unit comfortably for some people. The location was ideal for me and the excursions I had planned. It was easy to drive into Kihei and Paia for meals, shopping and to start the Road to Hana trip or the drive to Haleakala summit. A few of my favorite places to eat were Kihei Cafe, Paia Fish Market, Three’s Bar and Grill, Seascapes there in Maalaea Harbor, Monkeypod, Kihei Food trucks, Huli Huli Chicken at Koki Beach, Moose McGillicuddy's and Hana Farms. The real star of this condo is the view. It is absolutely amazing. During whale season you can see whales breaching and smacking their fins on the water all throughout the harbor. Be sure to bring binoculars and definitely plan to do the whale tour with PackWhale Foundation in Maalaea Harbor.
Cassandra T.
March 2024

The condo was very clean and organized. Lovely view and cool breeze!
Roger K.
March 2024

Loved spotting whales (seasonal) with the provided binoculars while eating breakfast from the balcony/lanai. Would book again based on "central" location and amazing views of the bay/ocean. Fairly direct view of the Molokini crater in the distance as well. Space is adequate, but it is a little on the "close quarters" side of things. Just be prepared for that and it will be fine. Our adult son thought the Hideaway bed was reasonably comfortable, especially compared to some other places we have stayed. The stackable washer dryer is great. Just be aware that it's located in the main bedroom closet and the dryer vent exhausts directly into the bedroom closet itself. Not a big issue if you start the dryer as you are leaving the condo for the day. It's fine to use when you are there as well, but the bedroom gets a little "musty". Unit Includes some beach chairs and snorkels. The window and portable AC units do indeed cool the place down. Helps to open the front and back doors when you get home for the day just to air things out before turning on the AC. The place worked great for our family of four! We would consider booking again.
Jonathan G.
March 2024

We sure enjoyed our stay here. Loved watching the whales from the lanai and seeing the turtles on the beach. Everything you need is 10-15 minutes away but you don’t have to have the hustle and bustle around you every minutes. If you want to walk out to a beach or have no wind, this is not the property for you. But if you want peace and tranquillity this is amazing. Would totally stay here again. Donna was very responsive to any text. Unit was clean and comfortable.
Marla L.
March 2024

Our family enjoyed our stay and the hosts were great and very good with answering any questions we had leading up to the trip. The location is great, beautiful view every morning and we were far from any of the places we wanted to go.
Kanai B.
March 2024

Beautiful property that was all around amazing. The only issue we had was the rolling bags in the walkways and neighbors being loud getting in. Aside 5 stars!
March 2024

Place was exactly as described. Centrally located so easy commute to rest of island. Perfect location for whale watching. We saw so many whales from the lanai.
Linda P.
March 2024

This Maaleaa Banyons condo lived up to its description. It was a wonderful location on the island, and the unit and grounds were in perfect shape. We like to cook, and the kitchen had every amenity to make that easy. True, there is no beach right out front, but it was an easy walk to the park at the end of the road, with a lovely sandy beach, shady trees, and no waves to knock you over while trying to enjoy the water. And I did enjoy watching the turtles that congregate among the rocks in front of the condo. The only thing that disappointed was the outdoor dining table and chairs on the unit's lanai. They were uncomfortable to sit in, and because they sit up very high, it was difficult to get in and out of your chair.
Philomena S.
March 2024

We watched beautiful sunrises every morning! We also enjoyed watching the turtles and whales from the balcony as well. Very peaceful location!
Paula S.
March 2024

We were out doing stuff all day so this place was a perfect fit for us. It was nice and had everything we needed. The only complaints are that there are no fans or windows in the washrooms, and there was nowhere to hang clothes in the upstairs loft. Relatively minor stuff. We saw tonnes of whales, dolphins, and turtles right from the balcony. I would not recommend doing the grocery delivery as it is very expensive. The quantities are hit or miss and you just don’t know how much you are spending until the bill comes. Communication with the property was great, the check-in process was flawless, and the app they ask you to download is quite helpful.
Steven S.
March 2024

We loved this place. It was my wife and I and our 7 year old. It was the perfect place for us to stay. We loved having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Seriously the views are amazing. There’s also a little beach area that always had sea turtles feeding or just laying on the beach. There is beach chairs and a cooler that we used every day. Would definitely stay here again. It’s not a super fancy place and it’s dated, but we don’t care about that stuff. It was clean, comfortable and perfect for us.
Spencer W.
March 2024

I worked during the days so most of my review is based upon evening . This is a very well stocked unit. The AC works, noisy, but likely don’t need since the trade winds are fierce and blow night and day. Just open the windows in the back and front and you will blow away. It keeps the unit cool. Nobody mentions that the bedroom is right next to the entire condo transformer so you have to get use to the constant humming noise. It is louder with the windows open. It becomes white noise essentially. The furniture is dated as the unit is but adequate. I give it a three rating given the noise, wind and age of the unit. Although well stocked, crazy that there isn’t a blanket anywhere in the unit. I had to request a blanket at night. The bed only has a duvet cover. Location is okay at the harbor but really nowhere to walk to at night or evening except the Harbor shops mostly closed. The pool is small but has a hot tub.
David D.
March 2024

We had an amazing week staying in this beautiful condo. The location was very central and easy to reach from the airport. Walking access to many amenities and the ocean center. The host Michelle is very helpful and responsive to any questions. Looking forward to returning.
Aram M.
March 2024

The unit is quiet. View lovely. Very clean on arrival. Was reminded twice during our stay by house keeping to make the beds with the washed linens. Ok. No big. They also needed us out be out by ten am. Orig supposed to be 11. But ok. It was made clear the unit needed to be ready for the next guest. That she would be meeting us at 10 am for a walk through. At 900 am we went for a coffee run. We returned at 945 to the unit . Nance, the Housekeeper was already in the unit. Our belongings clearly visible. Our beach Drinks dumped. It was very awkard. She said the cleaning protocols changed. She was wearing a clothe mask under chin. I also found 2 comforters in the linen closet with urine stains. I did show Housekeeping.
Elisabeth L.
March 2024

The unit was very nice, as described, clean, and comfortable. The only negative was the the common areas were not well maintained. The grounds were nice but the lobby, elevator, etc were not kept very clean.
Keith R.
March 2024

I’ve never given a negative rating like this in all the years I’ve been renting vrbo but I feel this has been the worst value for money I have ever experienced, not worth half of what we paid.Thiswas our 5th trip to Maui and we thought we would try a different area. The biggest issue is the bed is so bad my hips are still aching and the couch is almost as bad and I spent many hours awake instead of getting decent nights sleep, both need to be replaced immediately.The condo needs a deep clean, including washing the curtain that look fine until you move them to open the window and see the dirt on the back, also the fronts of the cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom vanity need to be scrubbed down. One kitchen drawer falls as you open because it is broken. There are few dishes for example 3 cups, 5 plates one of which is chipped. The toaster is very old and requires multiple attempts to make toast. The coffee pot leaks. The bathtub takes 45 minutes to drain when you take a shower, if two people showered one right after the other, the tub is close to overflowing. The only broom is an old straw broom that doesn’t clean well, there is no mop. The picture showing the deck with a round table and 4 chairs is not what’there, one chair of the set is missing and although there is a chair in the corner it is to tall to use at the table. Our check out time was 10:00 am, and yet we had cleaners knocking on the door at 9:15 am. The pool area and hot tub area and grounds are well kept.
Anne K.
March 2024

This condo was perfect for my husband and I for our 7-night stay end of February/beginning of March!! We woke up every morning with our coffee and breakfast on the lanai watching the whales. You can also see turtles feeding and resting at the beach in front of the condo. The condo was fully stocked with kitchen necessities; bath/bedroom necessities; and beach chairs/umbrellas. The area is very quiet and away from the more crowded, busier areas. This area is centrally located on the island. We were able to go see anything we wanted on the island in a short amount of time from our location. We bought some of our groceries, so we didn't have to eat out for all our meals. Overall, very happy with our stay and would recommend this location/unit to anyone.
Sally S.
March 2024

Property has a great location and view. Can watch turtles and whales from the balcony. Pool and grounds are nice as well. Smells musky when entering and noticed master bedroom drapes are moldy or stained. Smell becomes less noticeable after awhile. Property is small and there is no pantry or cupboard space for groceries so eveything has to be left on the small counter tops or on the floor. Overall rate this property as adiquet.
Alan O.
March 2024

No beach anymore but able to walk to one in 10 minutes. There are some pictures on websites showing beach. Well maintained and all conveniences. 20 minute walk to harbour.
Barbara L.
March 2024

The location to view the whales could not be any better. Other than sometimes the view was obstructed by the palm leaves 😜. We see whales daily. The location is central to many things but a car is needed. The floors were a bit dusty and likely due to sand. It was bearable wearing slippers or socks. No big deal and not worth having the management redo it. The unit was well stocked with all the necessarites for a great stay. Airport flight path does go over area which is not an issue for us but for the noise sensitive might be an issue. We definitely would stay here again. Great value.
wayne y.
March 2024

Need dish towels. Nothing to dry dishes. Also there were only 2 beach towels, one of which was a bath towel. Other than that, very nice condo.

March 2024

Great property on the harbor. Came to see the whales at Maui and they did not disappoint. Loved watching them in the harbor. Condo is walking distance to whale and snorkeling tours, aquarium, restaurants, and shops. The central location on the island is perfect. It is a quiet area but close to everything. The condo was well equipped and had beach chairs, coolers, umbrella, and towels. Lovely condo and owners just a text away.
Valerie H.
March 2024

This property and managers were excellent. Great experience and management kept us well informed on the process. Very clean and beautiful views of the area. Thanks Steve and Gail.
Gerard S.
February 2024

Great view, whale watching from the deck, turtles on the beach out front at night. Love the creation.
Rick S.
February 2024

This lovely condo in Maalaea was the perfect place for a fun and beautiful Maui visit. The view from the living room / lanai was breathtaking… we can’t decide if we loved sunrise or sunset better! So memorable! The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. You can’t beat this location on the island. We found great restaurants and surf spots just minutes away. We will be back!
Karen L.
February 2024

We loved our stay! Comfy bed, everything you need…and the best view! Property well maintained and wonderful.
Kathy B.
February 2024

We try to go to Maui once every two years. We routinely stay in Kihei but this year we chose to stay near Maalaea Harbor. This condo had a very comfortable bed and all the basics we needed for our stay. The building and unit were well maintained, nothing fancy, but also less cost than many of the other locations we considered. There is a nice long walkable beach at the end of the street, but only a very small beach area on the property (turtles come ashore at sunset which is cool to watch). Next time we will likely stay on an upper floor so we can watch the whales from the balcony.
Richard R.
February 2024

A super clean, lovely condo with a 4th floor view of the ocean. Very quiet, great location, we’ll be back!
Anne B.
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: Loved watching the whales from the lanai. The condo grounds are lovely and well maintained. There's a small beach area where the turtles like to sunbathe. The condo itself was as advertised. The king size bed was comfortable. Very much appreciated the beach chairs and coolers - we used them every day. Easy walk to the Maui Ocean Center and shops/restaurants. Only 8 minute drive to the point to watch the sunset. We rented a kayak for a day and enjoyed being on the water. The air conditioning in the condo works well for the living area but even with fans, it doesn't reach the bedroom very well.
Karen R.
February 2024

Simply best value on Maui! Recommended.
A C.
February 2024

Really enjoyed our stay at the condo. Maelaea is a perfect location for being close to the beach, marina and some restaurants/shops without the busyness of Kihei. Condo was clean and perfect for our needs. We traveled with our two kids (14 & 9) and they each had a room. Once we figured out how to get the tradewinds flowing through the condo, it was always the perfect temperature with no need for AC. Loved having the beach chairs and towels for our daily visits to beaches. The highlight was the patio overlooking the ocean. We watched whales and turtles every morning and night right from the patio. Overall a great experience and would book again.
Veronica B.
February 2024

Lovely, well appointed apartment in a great location, on the water with beach access (so many turtles!) We watched dozens of whales every morning with our morning coffee from the balcony. Beach towels, chairs, snorkel gear, cooler, etc were great to have for beach days. Highly recommend.
Donald H.
February 2024

Great condo! Great location to all areas of Maui! Host Susan was very accommodating and responded fast to inquiries! Whale and turtle watching was awesome from this condo! Very relaxing property!
Mary 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Enjoyed the stay
Carey S.
February 2024

Property was clean, comfortable and the views from the lanai kept us mesmerized every day. The location is very convenient for exploring the island.
Susanne M.
February 2024

Great views, Great location. Fully functional unit. I would love to own this unit. I would give it a deep clean, fresh paint and new sheets on the beds. We actually bought our own sheet set for one of the beds, so the next occupants can enjoy...Mahalo..
Jim B.
February 2024

This property was just as pictured on Vrbo. It was a beautiful spot to wake up in the morning and watch the whales breaching while enjoying a coffee on the deck. It was a quiet resort which was nice to come home to after a busy day out exploring the island. We found the pool area to be challenging for our 3 young children (10, 7 & 4) to fully enjoy in the way their age category likes to play in a pool as the property managers were very quick to tell them to not jump, splash, be loud or play any games in the pool (eg “Marco Polo”) on several occasions. It just felt very unrealistic, unfriendly and not very welcoming. The small sandy beach with rocky water access right in front of the property made for easy access to snorkelling (seeing lots of turtles!), paddle boarding and kayaking. Other than the property managements “passive aggressive” nature, we really enjoyed our vacation at this location.
Linette P.
February 2024

The rental was great location on the west side with good proximity to Kihei and. The unit was tranquil, quiet and really cozy. We also really liked all the amenities that came with the property, from beach chairs down to the binoculars for whale watching right off the patio! We enjoyed our stay and would book again.
February 2024

The unit has everything we needed. When we arrived, we were greeted with a welcome basket with fruit and treats. Kitchen is well supplied if you choose to dine in. View from the balcony is s dream come true!
Pamela P.
February 2024

The view, the whale and turtle activity and the condo condition and location exceeded our expectations. The host was very responsive and communicative and we really appreciated that.
Jerry S.
February 2024

Loved everything. Lots of whales and turtles.
Suzanne M.
February 2024

The condo is in a 4 story building adjacent to the ocean. It is comfortable, beautifully decorated and all necessities are provided. Also provided are beach chairs, beach towels and other items for your use. It sits over the pool and hot tub, which can be noisy, but quiet hours are enforced from 10pm to 8am. It is a great location within walking distance to a small beach, the aquarium, shopping, a couple of restaurants and whale watch harbor. Highly recommend Tante’s at the Maalaea Harbor. Their happy hour is great and the service, food and prices are great!
Barbara E.
February 2024

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