Maui Sands, Maui

Maui Sands is a charming oceanfront resort located in West Maui, between Kaanapali and Kapalua. The resort is known for its old Hawaiian charm, lush tropical gardens, and spectacular views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The property features a large freshwater pool, BBQ areas, and a coin-operated laundry facility. It offers direct access to the ocean, with multiple tropical reefs right out front, providing excellent opportunities for snorkeling and swimming. During low tide, a baby beach forms, making it a safe and enjoyable spot for small children.

The resort is within walking distance of a variety of amenities including grocery stores, restaurants, a farmers market, coffee shops, and local parks. It's also close to world-class beaches and golf courses. From December to April, guests can enjoy whale watching from the resort, and sea turtles can be spotted year-round. The resort offers one assigned parking spot per unit at no additional charge. With its low density and peaceful environment, Maui Sands is an ideal location for both family vacations and couple's retreats.

Maui Sands Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Maui Sands is $215. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $330. 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.

Maui Sands's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 408 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 generally have positive experiences at the Maui Sands condo resort, praising its perfect location, comfortable accommodations, well-stocked units, and caring hosts. Many reviews highlight the amazing beach access, beautiful sunset views, and the convenience of having amenities like pools, laundry facilities, and BBQ areas on-site. The property is described as beautiful, wonderful, relaxing, and quiet, with incredible views of the water. Guests appreciate the responsive communication from hosts and the thoughtful touches in the condos, such as provided beach gear and well-equipped kitchens. Some minor issues mentioned include occasional maintenance needs and the size of some units being smaller than expected. However, these concerns are outweighed by the overall satisfaction with the stay. Negative comments are rare and typically focus on specific issues like noise from neighbors or cleanliness concerns in certain units. Overall, Maui Sands offers a highly recommended stay for visitors to Maui, providing a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the island. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 408 guest reviews.

Recent Maui Sands Reviews


This place is in a great location and right on the ocean. We saw whales every day from the lanai. It could use some updating, but it is clean and in a great/quiet community. It's also within a 5-minute drive of several great beaches.
Dustin D.
March 2024

Wow. This unit was exactly as described if not better. Let’s just start with that VIEW!! Unbelievable!! Floor to ceiling windows maximized the view and we could not get enough of it. We watched whales every day from that spacious lanai and comfy loungers and even saw a few sea turtles swim by as well. Kitchen had everything we needed in terms of wine glasses, dinnerware etc. The beds were comfy. Didn’t need the air conditioning. Bree, the property manager, was very responsive to all of our questions and couldn’t have been more helpful. We appreciated the beach chairs and towels and used them every day. We loved the area, too… more laid back than the big hotels/resorts. So many things within easy walking distance. We cannot wait to come back and will definitely book THIS EXACT SAME UNIT!
Carol N.
March 2024

We loved the location, space and proximity to the ocean. We saw whales everyday! Thank you!
Laura and Stan W.
February 2024

The condo has amazing views from the living room and the lanai. The only downside is that the condo is in need of some updating. This was clear ahead of time from the listing but we were still a little surprised the extent when we first walked in. However that quickly fell to the background with the beautiful views. Overall we were very happy with our stay.
Lawrence S.
February 2024

Nice place, good location.
Mary Helen L.
February 2024

The condo was beautiful and the view nice overlooking the pool with a short distance to the ocean. Everything was very clean and amenities close. Wish it actually had a beach front but we had a wonderful stay. The only thing we were concerned about is the mold my son found in pockets in the wall below the air conditioner units which caused me congestion most of our stay. Otherwise nice place!
Dawn R.
February 2024

Thank you for everything! We are a family of 4 and had such an amazing time in Maui! Waking up and watching the whales from the balcony and watching the sunset every night was so amazing! The beds were comfy the rooms were the perfect temperature with air conditioning and fans! We loved hearing the waves and opening all the windows to see the views! We loved being the corner unit! We felt very safe and comfortable! It has all the beach toys from 2 different size coolers, 2 chairs, snorkeling gear, and more! Along with kitchen spices and coffee and all the stuff you need, even a flat iron and hair products!! Above and beyond! Would definitely recommend and hope to come back one day! Oh and the directions to the unit were perfect and Laura was easy to communicate with! Thank you so much! Can’t say enough it was so perfect! We got delayed and stayed at the Fairmont hotel for a night but we all preferred Laura’s place over the fancy Fairmont! :) :o
Tammy H.
February 2024

Older property. Clean well maintained. Beach is there, but have to go left or right to enjoy. Good food nearby. Would stay again. Felt homey
Richard S.
February 2024

The condo is in a great area for walking to restaurants/stores/beach etc. A gorgeous ocean view from the lanai and from the front of the building The exterior lights were burned out so it was hard to see to unlock door at night. Besides that it’s a clean updated condo.
Paul & Leora F.
February 2024

Don't judge a book by its cover. This complex looks older on the outside but delivers bang for the buck with its excellent location and amenities. We loved Bad Ass coffee an easy walk away, as well as having the beach and a prime whale watching spot on the complex's lawns just steps from our condo. Because it is a low-rise, smaller complex, it feels much more private and intimate than many of the other resorts on the coast. Everything you need is in walking distance: fresh takeaway food, a supermarket and even a larger resort's cafe if that's more your style. We really appreciated our well-equipped kitchen facilities. Others have written that the condo can be hot. We had warmish winter weather but found the condo to have good airflow and appreciated the ceiling fans in our room which kept things comfortable. The best review we can give is that if we were to return to Maui, we would happily stay here.
Sharon P.
February 2024

Seriously the best!!! My husband, 6 month old baby, mother in law, and father in law stayed here for 1 week and absolutely loved it. The backyard is literally the ocean. My husband and I have been to Maui 3 times and this was by far the best place we've stayed. We all could not have been happier with this condo. Condo was super clean. Beds are very comfy. Parking is just outside the door. Lots of windows to allow a wonderful breeze, but also had AC unit in case it's usually hot (we never used it). We love to cook and found everything we needed in the kitchen, including high quality wine glasses and knives. I'm fact, we were so comfortable at the condo we ended up not eating a single meal out!! We preferred to cook at home and enjoy the view at amazing home. Francisco was a wonderful host! Before our trip I messaged him a few times to ask about baby stuff as this was our first time traveling with the baby. He was super responsive and helpful! Our little one unfortunately got sick while on vacation and again Francisco went above and beyond to help us navigate where to bring him. Francisco even let us stay late on our check out day so our sweet baby could rest before our evening flight. We will 100% be back!! Ps - if you're in need of urgent care during your visit, Rachel Graham,NP at the Minit Clinic in Lahaina was wonderful!
Sarah P.
January 2024

The unit was perfect for four people. The view from the balcony was spectacular. The place was roomy and comfortable. We arrived after hours ( 1 AM ) so had trouble finding the condo. We were not told the washing machine didn’t work and hadn’t for over a month. We would had to have found laundry facilities elsewhere. We didn’t know where to park so received a towing warning the first day. Garbage under the bed was a bit disturbing but the rest of the unit was very clean. Overall a god place to stay if they can deal with those few issues.
Jim B.
January 2024

Beautiful property, well maintained with full kitchen that had everything we needed! Booked again for next year
Candace B.
January 2024

You will not regret your stay here! The view is phenomenal, and it is well equipped with everything you might need, including boogie boards, snorkel gear, sand chairs, sand toys etc. etc. Unit was clean, updated, and well furnished. Host Laura was quick to respond when our flight was delayed, and arranged a late check out for us. The only comment or observation to share with someone else booking, is that because the unit is very close to the ocean, the sound of the waves is loud. While enjoyable most of the stay, our daughter had a difficult time sleeping on the sofa. The bedrooms are further away, and were quiet.
Christopher B.
January 2024

We had a wonderful stay. The location is very convenient to Ka’anapali and all of the beaches on the west part of the island. We watched whales from the balcony each morning and woke up to the sounds of waves crashing. The kitchen was stocked with anything we needed and facilities were well maintained.
Sarah P.
January 2024

Close to beach and amenities
Raymond H.
January 2024

The condo was as described in the listing. It appeared clean and had all the necessities. The only complaint as far as the condo goes is that there were ants EVERYWHERE. The management company, Chase and Rainbows were not great. We were not told that the washer was not usable, the access code to the pool was not correct therefore we couldn't use the pool, and we were not informed prior to arrival which parking spot was dedicated to the rental, and the form that needs to be displayed in your car was not left for us to fill out. I contacted the management company the day after we arrived, since we arrived late at night. I was told they would offer a discount for their mistakes. 3 weeks later and after several calls they have finally processed the refund. I also had to call prior to my stay to get the code to enter the condo as it was not sent as promised in the emails. The location and condo itself were fine, and worked for us while we were there. It's the hassle with the management company that made the stay less than wonderful.
Shannon B.
January 2024

Good end unit on the water. Spacious and well located
Timothy R.
January 2024

The view was perfect. We could watch whales right from the patio. The condo was in a great location to enjoy the many activities on the island.
Kimberly J.
January 2024

- clean, well cared for, well stocked unit - older complex, also well maintained (but if you are looking for something posh, this definitely isn't the Fairmont Kea Lani) - very close to the water, beautiful view - noisy due to surf proximity and shuttered screens at the front; bedrooms are pretty good for noise; - living room pullout is noisy when tide and surf are up (booming waves); pullout isn't great for comfort - neighbourhood is good for groceries, cafes; not great for direct access to nice walking or good beach access (that being said, in ten minutes walk you can be on Kaanapali) - water access in front of condo-plex is limited due to reef and surf; beautiful though, with greens and blues in water; Molokai across the channel; occasional humpbacks and turtles - owner/agent was helpful and responsive
Stephen K.
January 2024

Everything was perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Ryan was very responsive and accomodating. We would return in a heart beat.
Yvonne N.
January 2024

This was our fourth visit to this complex. This unit is by far our favorite unit! It had everything we needed to make meals and enjoy the beach.
Whitney K.
December 2023

This condo is very comfortable, very clean and fully equipped. We loved the location and the sound of the waves at night. Bree and Dave were available, accessible and responsive. They couldn't have been nicer. Everything you need is in the condo, and there's nothing you can't buy within a 5 minute walk...including delicious takeout meals. We would definitely stay here on our next trip to this beautiful island!
Marsha K.
December 2023

All of the basics were provided and we had a wonderful stay. The location is central to shops, beaches and food. We were able to watch the sunset daily each evening hear the waves as we fell asleep. The beach supplies available at the condo were in good shape, the pool was basic and the entire facility was family friendly.
Crystal V.
December 2023

The condo is clean, nicely updated. Good amenities. I would appreciate a better, stronger showerhead. And an easier, quieter bathroom door to open and close. The condo front door has a loud creak noise every time you open it. The all glass wall in the living room and dining room is nice for lighting but not for privacy. Anyone at the complex that is at the pool can see into the condo. Some kind of privacy curtains would be appreciated for that total side of the condo that is all glass. We liked the location. It was a comfortable place to stay. Please let future renters know that laundry services are available at the condo complex but not in the condo itself.
Miriam R.
November 2023

Shanna’s condo made us wish we lived in Maui. Sitting on the lanai was so peaceful that we could have stayed forever enjoying the beautiful view. :) In fact, if we could, we would love to buy the property! My husband & kids snorkeled right off the balcony and saw amazing sea life. They also got to swim alongside a sea turtle, which made everyone’s day. Shanna was a great communicator and addressed our questions in a timely manner. The location was amazing / top notch. We were steps from the ocean and were close to some good restaurants. We would definitely stay here again!
Nora B.
November 2023

Everything and more than we hoped for in a vacation property. Get in the ocean or get in the pool. Amazing sunsets and moon sets. Awesome neighborhood for food/coffee choices. I started to call the stretch of water off the lanai “The Turtle Highway”. Great communication with the property owner on any questions. The location is truly one of Maui’s jewels.
Daniel M.
October 2023

Perfect location, comfortable, well stocked, caring host. Amazing beach access and walk out to water.
Diane C.
September 2023

The property blew our minds. We absolutely enjoy this day. The only issue we had was a shower tonight drain very good. I contacted the owner and she said she would get that fixed.
Brian H.
August 2023

The host.was great in her communicating and rapid response. The location is great, everything is close by and if you need shopping or coffee, there's a shopping center 7 min driving. I will say the photos made me believe the home was Much larger than it really is. Its definitely not a good space for 6, I'd say 4 comfortably. 6 people and 1 bathroom was a nightmare for me. The place had all wr needednon site; pool, ocean, beautiful sunset, ice machine and laundry facility on site.
Antoinette L.
August 2023

We had a lovely time at Maui Sands. The condo accomodated us well, with a nice balcony view, and just minutes from several beaches. The air conditioners were loud so we preferred not to run them at night.. Papi Ohana's cinnamon buns are a must if you stay here.
Karen D.
August 2023

Walking distance to multiple stores and amenities, pool and small beach area on the property, laundry facilities ($) on the premises, multiple BBQ available for use by tenants.
Alexandre D.
August 2023

Beautiful, wonderful, relaxing, quiet property. Everything was just awesome. Ryan was great at communicating. Cannot think of one thing we did not like or appreciate. The views from property are incredible. 12 feet away from the water.
Tim P.
August 2023

Everything was amazing and we can’t come back. Condo was quiet, had almost everything we could need and the location was perfect.
Corey S.
August 2023

We absolutely loved this little condo so easy to get in and out. Had a jungle right outside out door. And so thankful that we were provided with towels wake board snorkel gear just to make everything that much better. And thank you for leaving some of the personal items and condiments just made everything feel so much more homey. Beach wise it’s a short walk to get to sandy beaches so we didn’t mind. Snorkeled and watched beautiful sunsets from the sea wall. Would definitely go back!!
Rhonda H.
August 2023

The property was as expected.
Craig S.
August 2023

We had a great time at this condo. It was clean and had all the things we needed to have a great vacation. The lanai was perfect for eating breakfast or just lounging during the day. Access to the beach was very convenient. We loved being able to just go down to ocean anytime and swim. The condo had dishes, pots and pans, and tons of appliances to make meals. It was stocked with spices and condiments as well. There were beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards you can use. Overall we had a great time here and would definitely come back again!
Rachel S.
August 2023

Shanna's place was an awesome place to stay for our 7 day vacation to Maui. It's just off the water and was located very close to a supermarket and other great places to eat. It's also just a short drive to some of the awesome beaches on the Ka'anapali coast of Maui. Highly recommended!
Nick B.
August 2023

We enjoyed our time at Maui sands. Ryan was an incredible host. The condo had all the basic necessities which made things so easy. The view was great. Would definitely go back
Cindy J.
July 2023

This was our first time to Maui with our family of 5 (3 teens). The location was nice, not too far from anywhere we wanted to go. Short drive to Black Rock and other great beaches. There isn’t great beach access for swimming, etc at the condo but only a few steps to sit by the ocean and have coffee in the morning. The condo itself was pretty nice and updated. It is in an older building so you could definitely hear every footstep from the people above us. Luckily for us the upstairs was vacant most of our stay. Overall it was a nice place for a reasonable price. Not luxury but well maintained and a good location.
Eric B.
July 2023

Theres nothing negative to say. This place was amazing
Nickolas F.
July 2023

This property was clean, right on the beach and had an amazing pool. Owner was super friendly and this location was fantastic. Lots of wonderful things within walking distance. I highly recommend! We will be back.
Ashley W.
July 2023

We had a great time in Maui and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Maui Sands in condo 3H. Heather’s communication is outstanding and everything flowed easily. Thanks!
Cameron H.
July 2023

The location was perfect for our stay. Unit had an excellent view.
Chad S.
July 2023

I usually dont give reviews unless i realy like or dislike something. The kitchen has cockroaches, the a.c. is so loud that only a drunk person could sleep with it on, it says that has tv's in every room but in fact there is only 1 tv, without a remote for the tv box. I kindly asked for a late check-out and i was denied even for 12 insted of 11. I will definitely avoid this place in the future.
Dragoi daniel
July 2023

Great place and amazing times. Just a heads up for the tourist. Ensure to ask if there are renovations in the area before booking the dates of your vacation. We booked ours not knowing that they are Renovating the parkade where we parked. It's minor inconvenience but we made it work. The staff from Perfect Stays staff are very informative and helpful with parking information.
Randy G.
July 2023

Nice stay, nice two bedrooms, and living room area. My complaint is that we saw a few roaches in the kitchen, and after everything we paid, we still had to take the garbage out or we were going to be charged an extra fee.
Jocelyn G.
July 2023

We had a wonderful Christmas at Maui Sands. The location is great, early walkable to the beach and to amenities. Our kids loved the pool and spent hours in there each day. My Perfect stays was truly excellent at communicating with us and helping with any of our needs. The one improvement that we would suggest is the windows and air conditioning in the unit really need replacing. The AC is very loud, so I couldn't sleep with it on, then of course it was too hot. The windows are like paper, so any outside noise comes straight in. Aside from that, the unit is well appointed with everything you will need to cook for yourself. Also a good selection of beach items to use. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will be back.
Anna D.
July 2023

Had a great stay in Maui at the Maui Sands 2F. The place had everything we needed and more. A beautifully furnished very clean place, reserved parking spot, a well stocked kitchen, internet, cable TV, well maintained grounds including pool and the unit even had beach chairs and coolers for us to use. The location is great, easy access to the beach and all the local food/restaurants in Kaanapali. Management company is also great and the one time we had to contact them after hours a live person picked up and helped us out. Overall a great experience.
Mike and Joy U.
July 2023

The experience was exceptional from clear communication, little details in the unit, and a lovely welcome gift. The location was perfect with the ocean a few steps away to enjoy. We will definitely return.
Yvonne G.
July 2023


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