Papakea Resort, Maui

Papakea Resort is a peaceful, oceanfront property located in Lahaina, Hawaii, nestled between the Kaanapali and Kapalua world-class golf resorts. The resort spans 13 acres of lush, tropical grounds, including Koi ponds and red ginger and palm adornments. It offers a range of amenities such as two heated oceanfront swimming pools, two hot tubs, two cabanas, two large putting green courses, two shuffleboard courts, three lighted tennis courts, and twelve gas barbecues.

The resort is within walking distance to a variety of shops, restaurants, and the famed Kaanapali Beach. It also offers free Wi-Fi, cable television, local calls, and an activity desk to help plan your on-island activities. The resort charges a $17 per day facilities use fee for the first 10 days of every 30-day stay, which covers parking, pools and spas, tennis courts, putting greens, shuffleboard, cable TV, and resort-wide internet. The resort is also known for its exquisite Hawaiian tropical ambiance, lit up by Tiki torches each evening.

Papakea Resort Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Papakea Resort is $246. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $386, and 3 bedroom units average $644. 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 1000 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 overall have had a positive experience at the Papakea Resort condo on Maui. Many guests praised the stunning views, well-stocked kitchens, and additional amenities such as beach chairs and coolers. The resort's grounds are consistently described as beautiful and well-maintained, with convenient access to pools, barbecues, and nearby beaches and restaurants. Communication with owners or property managers was generally positive, with quick responses to any issues that arose. Some guests mentioned the condos could use updates or repairs, and there were occasional complaints about cleanliness or maintenance issues. However, these seemed to be the exception rather than the rule. The location's proximity to food, shopping, and outdoor activities was frequently highlighted as a major plus. Overall, the sentiment is that Papakea Resort offers a comfortable, enjoyable stay for families, couples, and groups looking to experience Maui. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Papakea Resort Reviews


This property was great. It's was perfect for our family. It was very clean and well kept.
Nathan H.
February 2024

From the road you would not know this gem of a property is nestled along the ocean. Our oceanfront room was lovely, stocked full of wonderful amenities and the view from our lanai...spectacular! Mahalo Bev for a special stay at your condo.
Sheila B.
February 2024

Lura’s unit is not only beautiful but so well thought out. Plenty of storage, a well-equipped kitchen, surprisingly great view too. Lots of extra touches were appreciated, such as hooks in the shower to hang wet suits to zip lock bags for food storage. Even some thoughtful touches like hot chocolate and popcorn! Would definitely recommend!
Kristi N.
February 2024

The view is great, everything worked well and was clean. Comfortable bed. Great resort. The only thing it lacks is salt and pepper!
Richard D.
February 2024

The listing is exactly as portrayed and the owners were incredibly responsive and on it. The unit being fully stocked with everything you need for the beach and to cook is super helpful. Location wise you are close to some amazing beaches. We were there in January and were lucky to see tons of humpbacks right off the waterfront on the property, it was incredible. Highly recommend. Thanks to the owners for helping making our vacation one to remember!
Heather C.
February 2024

This condo exceeded our expectations. Clean, comfortable and lovely. Had everything we needed. And we loved the property with great beach access. We especially enjoyed the grassy area at the shore, where we spent almost every evening. Was so easy to walk down there several times a day. Thanks for a memorable stay.
Joanne B.
February 2024

My trip to Maui was excellent! The views are much better than the pictures. Immediately when you enter the unit, you are met with overwhelming ocean views. The unit was clean and staff were very attentive. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops on kaanapali beach. Thank you for the great experience!
John D.
February 2024

The property was beautiful and well maintained. I would recommend some new pillows but I would stay there again without them. There was plenty of cookware in addition to the well maintained Weber grills by the pool.
Janet S.
February 2024

We were exceedingly pleased with our stay. The views from the balcony are hard to beat! Our kids loved the beautiful pool, we enjoyed the hot tub, and it was just a great place to stay. There is a great souvenir shop within walking distance from the location. The property manager was responsive and answered any questions I sent her. She was mindful of making our stay extra special and we really appreciated the care and extra support we were given. There was a hiccup on check-in, but it was my fault. I did not read the initial instructions well enough so make sure and look at those. You check into the front desk building which is to the right as you drive into the parking lot.

February 2024

I absolutely hate leaving a bad review but I have to be honest for future travellers. This is NOT a brand new condo. Nothing about it is new. Not even the carpets in the bedrooms as mentioned in the description. The carpets were horribly dirty. We wanted to vacuum them, but the vacuum stored in the closet was broken. Vacuuming wouldn’t even have helped much. They need to be washed or torn out and replaced. The sheets in the master bedroom were torn and stained. In the kitchen the dishwasher had a broken trim. It has been previously taped but that did not hold. The blender lid was broken and not in good shape. The fans had so much dust on them. The light switches and door frames were dirty from previous people touching them. The furniture in the living room is not new. The desc. Indicates two recliners but there is only one and the handle is missing to recline. The lanai furniture is not new either. But it was fine to use. The view was beautiful but the cost we paid for a dirty place was not worth it. We didn’t want to put anything on the floor. I did talk to the owner and he offered the cleaner to come but too much had to be done to make it right and it seemed pointless at that point. The cleaning fee is way too high for what they do. It appears that no money is being put back into the place. Location is nice, resort is nice, but this place needs some upkeeping and a deep clean. This is the first time I’ve had to leave a bad review. This place does have a lot of potential.
Alissa T.
February 2024

This unit was perfect for us. Beautiful ocean front view for whale watching. Centrally located and the owners were very helpful in extending our stay. We will definitely return to this unit in the future.
Lisa R.
February 2024

This condo is just as pictured. The location is great, we enjoyed our coffee on our patio with a view of the pool and ocean. We took daily walks down the beach to restaurants or on the street to shops and grocery store. We had the best time! Highly recommend and we will be back!
Terese W.
February 2024

Awesome ground level unit and we sincerely enjoyed our stay.
Darwin F.
February 2024

Starting with the good: The ocean at your fingertips from the back porch was WONDERFUL. We spent every morning and evening sitting out there... the high price was worth it for this feature. Apt. was well-outfitted with kitchen and beach items, and the W/D was also a nice feature. Bed was very comfortable and nice towels were provided. Effective A/C units were very appreciated! Easy check-in at condo office, magnetic keys were very convenient. The so-so: the apartment had a strong musty smell when we walked in, although it was clean. I assume it's just from being so close to the ocean, and with the doors frequently being left open to the ocean breeze. The odor wasn't noticeable after about an hour of running the A/C's, so this wasn't a huge problem... just expect it when you first walk in. (host might consider starting the A/C units before guests arrive) The big drawback (and reason for only 4 stars) was that the public trash disposal room is immediately outside the bedroom window... and as soon as people start cleaning their places (especially on Sunday and Monday mornings) it gets quite noisy, and impossible to sleep in. This sort of info absolutely needs to be included in the ad so that people know what they're paying for (especially at this price). Host should include this info on the ad so guests can be prepared. Long story short: INCREDIBLE place right on the ocean, but bring earplugs if you're hoping to sleep in.
Andrew R.
February 2024

The location was perfect, the condo was as advertised, the kitchen was well stocked with flatware, utensils, knives, and appliances. The AC, refrigerator, freezer, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and washer and dryer all worked great. The pool and hot tub were easily accessible and there was a nice beach on the property. No complaints!
Scott H.
February 2024

I am so jealous!! After booking our VRBO at Napili-Honokowai I had to cancel my trip to take care of a geriatric 4 legged furry baby of ours. So my wife, her sisters and an Aunt all stayed at Papakea. My son joined them for several days. They raved about the clean accommodations and the location! They truly loved it and want to return.
Tracy K.
February 2024

The third floor lanai had a amazing view of the ocean. We spent a lot of time taking in the view. Whales were active and a couple of Monk seals were feeding right in front of us a couple of nights. Binoculars and beach gear were available for use. Kitchen was stocked with dishes and utensils, toaster and coffee makers. Cleanliness overall was good aside from the floors. I know with the beach, sand traffic it is difficult to keep up with. The air conditioner was very loud. We did not really need to use it. The Lani offered a nice breeze and the ceiling fans helped circulate air. Bed was comfortable. Location was great. We could walk to many food options, groceries and along the beach.
Toni H.
February 2024

Papakea is a very well-maintained property. We really like it here. There were some small things, they did not impact our stay, but wanted to share. When items are put in the refrigerator door, the door tends not to close on its own. We didn't realize this our first night and it ended up everything got warm overnight. Luckily we did not have any meat so did not have to toss anything out, but a little sticker or sign about this would help future renters. The fire extinguisher is not accessible due to closet door not able to open all the way. I would re-locate that. An instruction sheet for the bedroom TV would be helpful so that we don't bother the property manager in trying to figure out why we couldn't get any channels. Check light bulbs, one is out in the kitchen. And two more beach towels would have been nice for sitting on the chaise lounge chairs at the pool. This is a nice unit and property and definitely worth staying at. Thank you.
Kathy T.
February 2024

We loved staying in one condo. It was the perfect size, had all the amenities needed, quiet, very clean and the BEST view! We saw so many whales just sitting out on the lanai. Thank you for sharing your home! We will definitely be back.
christa b.
February 2024

Great condo. Awesome view. Very clean and had all chef's needs.
John d.
February 2024

We loved this condo and the location. The view was amazing, we could watch the whales breaching from the balcony. We saw sea turtles & monk seals on the little beach. Loved the amenities, the pool & hot tub really hit the spot after a day of sight-seeing. We can't wait to come back.
Debbi B.
February 2024

Papakea is a great location and great amenities. The staff who work for the resort were lovely and helpful. The condo could use some added amenities that we have come to expect from other rentals such as beach umbrella and a cooler would have been a great-to-have. The kitchen is as very stocked on things like pots and pans yet there were only 4 plastic bowls and cheese grater was broken. Some of the art is coming off the walls in the unit and the main bathtub needs some upkeep. The faucet is barely hanging on and bother the bath and shower we’re clogged. These issues were minor- we loved the space and number of beds was great for our size of group. Thank you for a great overall stay!
Brigitte L.
February 2024

The Condo was amazing with beautiful ocean view and is very close to restaurants and stores. Check-in process was very easy. I only needed to contact owners once and there was a very quick response. The best compliment I can give is that we would stay here again!
Ed L.
February 2024

Had another great visit and will definitely be back in the future. The owner has thought of everything. I appreciate all of the beach stuff that is available and so many extras in the kitchen. We arrived to a wonderful welcome basket, Hawaiian music playing, and a very clean unit. This time I signed up for the Lei making class and participated in the swimmercize class they offer at Papakea a couple times a week. Had a wonderful time.
JoAnn R.
February 2024

Would be excellent if cleaner - funny dank smells in guest room and master bathroom. good well equipped kitchen; great location
Sharon C.
February 2024

Party of 8 for part of the stay, 6 for the rest of the stay. Sufficient sleep options, great to have 3 bathrooms too. Had everything we needed in kitchen! We had an issue with the upstairs AC but just called the number provided and they were able to walk us through resolving over the phone (we had to run and get new batteries for the remote, apparently can’t use it without working remote). Great view too! Bummed that it’s not available for our dates next year, but would definitely stay again if calendars and pricing align!
Ronda S.
February 2024

The condo looks as it does in the pictures. Very clean and well kept. We had a wonderful time and Lura was very responsive whenever I had questions. My questions were very simple, like 'where can I find XX' in their condo. She would respond w/in a 30min time window, and always very kind. We were w/in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, etc. If you wanted a longer walk, you can even walk all the way to Whaler's Village and back, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks Lura for hosting us at your beautiful condo!
Patti P.
February 2024

This condo was great for our family stay. It was very well stocked! A few things could use some upgrading, but overall it had everything we needed and we enjoyed the view. The condo building was well-maintained and there was plenty to do on site. The beach was just a short walk. We can’t say enough about the host. They were very easy to work with! Thank you for a wonderful time!
Trisha H.
February 2024

Great condo. Nice extras, like spices and condomints. Booking again.
Elizabeth L U.
February 2024

This condo was everything I hoped it would be. The views amazing looking out over the ocean, every night we enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets from the lanai and during the day the whales were happily playing! And the sounds of the ocean were the only music we needed! We appreciated the beach chairs, beach towels and other beach toys. Papakea Resort is walking distance to shopping, the beach walk, beaches and plenty of restaurants. A quick drive to Whaler’s for more shopping and good restaurants. The grounds are well maintained, and there are barbecues available. We look forward to our next trip to Maui and stay in this wonderful condo.
Beth W.
February 2024

Our second stay there and it's a great location and condo.
John D.
February 2024

We have stayed in many vrbo/hotel/timeshare units over the years in Maui. F104 was fabulous with it's oceanfront location ensuring easy access to snacks, morning coffee on the edge of the ocean and sunsets. We look forward to staying again!
Lynne W.
February 2024

We have stayed at Papakea in the past and really enjoy it there. The condo was great, the bed was comfortable, and everything we needed was there. The view from the lanai is stunning, we loved eating meals out there and watching whales. It was a great stay!
Heidi K.
January 2024

View from lanai was great, same as show in picture with view of pool and ocean. Beach area was very nice for swimming and snorkeling. Was able to see lots of whales even from our lanai. Wonderful little putting area that we used several times. Grounds were very nicely taken care of, very tropical feel. Was nice to be able to walk to restaurants and grocery store.
Scott M.
January 2024

This was our first trip to Maui and we absolutely loved Dawn's place. It was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. It was very clean & check in was a breeze. The grounds were beautifully maintained and the kids loved the pool and putting green. Dawn was quick to respond to any questions i had. The condo is located in a beautiful area with lots of stores close by. We will definitely be coming back and I would HIGHLY recommend Dawn's place for anyone that wants to experience paradise.
Amanda K.
January 2024

What a wonderful place to stay! Only 30 feet from the ocean with a perfect view of breaching whales, turtles, spinner dolphins and amazing sunsets. This place everything that we needed so that we did not have to eat out very often. I had some questions and they were answered very promptly and we felt very welcomed.
DAVID S.
January 2024

Clean, well stocked. Easy check-in and lovely property. Would definitely stay again.
Megan R.
January 2024

We love Papakea and absolutely loved this condo! It was all updated and had the PERFECT view! It was close to the pool and loved that it was on ground level. We had a small issue with an odor, but it was taken care of right away and the communication was great. We will definitely look to stay at this condo again!
Ami H.
January 2024

Great appointed unit with partial view of ocean from outdoor patio! We absolutely loved the location in walking distance of the supermarket and shopping center. Appreciated the extra beach items stocked in the unit and loved being on the floor lever for easy access to the pool. Easy check-in process and communication with Eugene. Mahalo for a great stay!
Lexi S.
January 2024

The grounds were very well kept. Perfect location. We will definitely be back!
Mary L.
January 2024

We loved the view of the ocean from the top floor and this was a great West Maui home base for all our family adventures. Especially fun to see the whales this time of year. One note, limited direct beach access from the property but other great beaches very close with easy access.
Lacy W.
January 2024

I brought my 90-year-old mom back to Maui to see her property after losing her house and the fire in the summer of 2023. The condo was a good homebase for us and we found it to be comfortable and well laid out. Papakea is a lovely resort as well!
Lenore D.
January 2024

Papakea is located close to several restaurants and shopping. Views of the whales, during season, are right out from the lanai. Washer and dryer in the room is a bonus.
Kathy J.
January 2024

This place did not disappoint. Wonderful location and so clean. Our 2 year old was able to run around on the grass and loved looking at all the fish in the near by pond. The condo was well equipped with kitchen supplies. We did have to buy beach toys and an umbrella for the kids but that was the only thing they didn’t have. We are hoping to stay here again!
Samantha M.
January 2024

Loved the property, however the upstairs loft was kind of difficult and the handrail is unsafe. Cleaning was a 3 star and should have been better. Great view, location and with a few minor tweaks mentioned above, I'd come back.
Christyne P.
January 2024

We have been coming to this property for almost 40 years. This unit is very well maintained. The furniture and amenities are all up to date. We look forward to staying in this unit again.
Heino P.
January 2024

We loved being on the ground floor and being able to walk right out the door and have the ocean so close. We could whale watch from the patio! We saw so many whales. It was great.
Sandra
January 2024

Beautiful and as advertised
diana g.
January 2024

Awesome
R M.
January 2024

After touring with our overactive friends all day, it was wonderful to return to the quiet comfort of D104. The only complaint we have is that some of the other residents weren't considerate as they walked to their units.
Susan
January 2024


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