Polynesian Shores, Maui

Polynesian Shores is an oceanfront condo resort located in West Maui, minutes away from famous activities, shopping areas, beaches, golf courses, and restaurants. The resort offers fully equipped condos with private lanais, breathtaking ocean views, and various amenities such as a heated swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ grills, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and free parking. The property is situated on two acres of lush tropical landscaping, providing a serene atmosphere for vacationers. Guests can enjoy snorkeling, sunbathing, and watching sea turtles at the small beach in front of the resort. Polynesian Shores is conveniently located near world-class golf courses, beaches, and restaurants, with Kaanapali Beach to the south and Napili, Kapalua, and Honolua Bay to the north.

Polynesian Shores Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Polynesian Shores is $244. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $361. 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 274 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 Polynesian Shores condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its beautiful location, well-maintained grounds, and excellent amenities. Many guests rave about the stunning ocean views, particularly the sunsets, and the opportunity to see sea turtles and whales right from the property. The resort's quiet atmosphere, combined with its proximity to beaches, restaurants, and other attractions, makes it a favorite among both families and couples.

The units themselves are generally described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, with some having been recently updated. Guests appreciate the inclusion of beach gear and other thoughtful touches that enhance their stay. The pool and hot tub are frequently mentioned as well-maintained and enjoyable features.

However, there are a few criticisms, including some noise issues due to thin walls and floors, and occasional maintenance concerns within individual units. The lack of a swimmable beach directly at the resort is noted, but many guests find the nearby beaches easily accessible and enjoyable. The added convenience of rental cars available through some condo owners is a significant plus for many visitors.

Overall, the Polynesian Shores condo resort is highly recommended by the majority of reviewers, who cite its beautiful setting, friendly community, and excellent value as reasons to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 274 guest reviews.

Recent Polynesian Shores Reviews


Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very good as always, great views, Met alot of nice people again, made some new friends, condo was very nice clean, grounds were well kept, staff friendly and helpful.
Butch M.
April 2024

We stayed here for a week and spent a huge amount of time in the lanai watching the whales. The condo was very clean and well equipped in the kitchen. We had everything we needed! The management staff was attentive and responsive in assisting us. And the property was gorgeous! Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Susan H.
March 2024

We really enjoyed this quiet resort. Spent 16 nights and it was so relaxing. Every room has a view of the ocean. We loved it so much we are going back in November for even a longer stay and it will probably be our go to place for years to come! Just a nice simple resort!

March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful short stay. It was our first visit to Maui and we unfortunately did not have more time. The condo was beautiful and fully equipped. It was clean and gave us a beautiful view. We even saw some whales while eating breakfast on the lanai. We will be back
Rich B.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location. Great views. And ohhhh soooo many whale sightings
Alan G.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The room was lovely, very clean and I loved walking out to see sunset every evening.
Ranyah L.
March 2024

Great for whale watching and relaxing.
Hank A.
March 2024

Great location! Quiet and safe! Beautiful view!
Maksim
March 2024

We enjoyed our stay at this very clean and well kept property. The townhouse was perfect for our stay on Maui.
Amy F.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Polynesian Shores #109 is a great unit. It's updated and in good shape. The location is wonderful. The management staff is top notch! We definitely recommend and can't wait to return.
Michael C.
March 2024

We had a wonderful time in this unit. Perfect for two couples, and exactly as described in the listing. We've stayed several times at Polynesian Shores in different units and this was our most enjoyable stay. Clean, quiet, and well-appointed, with stunning views. We look forward to returning.
Adam P.
March 2024

My wife and I stayed for week, and enjoyed our stay. The property has a wonderful large grass area with a pool and spa and wonderful ocean views. You can see the ocean from your lanai while eating breakfast or enjoying dinner. The unit was clean and tidy with extra amenities like beach towels, beach chairs, and cooler. The kitchen was well appointed with everything you needed. We would definitely stay here again on future trips to Maui.
Jason F.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great experience! The location could not be beat, we had everything we needed in the condo, the pool was great and we loved watched the sunset and the whales. It was a perfect week!
Lindsey J.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our second time to Polynesian Shores. We like this better than the crowds in Kaanapali. February is the month to see all the whales right from the lanai. Lots of turtles, too. All of the upgrades to the property were very well done. We like the quiet atmosphere of the property within walking distance to the beach. All the amenities we needed were provide. Short drive to trails, good restaurants, Napili market and coffee, and pickleball courts. Mahalo!
Joy S.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent, well kept property. Very relaxing environment. Considerate and friendly guests staying in property. Great oceanside location.
A guest from SAVAGE, MN
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was in a great location with a beautiful view of the ocean. It was great to hear the ocean waves every night and the chirping of the birds each morning. There however needs more lighting at night. I didn't arrive until after 7pm and had to ask other guests to help find the condo. The furnishings themselves need a bit updating.

March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was a great place to stay and kid friendly! Prices were reasonable. Driving distance to great hot spots.
lawrence g.
March 2024

Property is located close to activities. Safe and secure with parking. Condo is dated, it is clean and you can watch the whales from the lawn area.
Katherine P.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: place was just fine for me .
Richard P.
March 2024

Nice place, great pool. Quiet , safe.
Robert
March 2024

This place was wonderful and was exactly like the photos on the website. We watched whales from the balcony and saw turtles just outside on the beach. The location was great and the owner kept in contact in case we needed anything. Beach chairs, towels, coolers all available for use. Kitchen had everything you would hope for and need. The pool was great; sunsets fantastic. Only warning if you are old (we were both 80) and don't want to haul 50# suitcases up and down the stairs, you might want to find a ground floor condo although your view won't be as good for whale watching. No AC, but it wasn't needed with the cool night breezes. No regrets with booking this place.
E. Jayne L.
March 2024

It was a great place. We could see whales from our window. Clean and comfortable
Hermie M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Stayed 6. Nights in Polynesian shores 202. Absolutely perfect place. Will defiantly stay here again
Wayne G.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great place with wonderful view of ocean and whales. Very clean and quiet
Brad T.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We are on our way to the airport. Bree has been informed. Thank you for everything. It was a magical time with our little family and we consider ourselves lucky to have called your place “home” for a few days. We hope to be back soon!
Rich B.
February 2024

Wanted a quiet whale watch in your back yard home base - got it.
Jesse H.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: WOW absolutely amazing view when we opened the door!!! The condo is beautiful and lacked nothing! While watched every am & pm - plenty of room for 3 couples- kitchen is VERY well equipped, condo was very clean- great location- central to everything and walking sidewalk to walk for coffee- small farmers market - LOVED IT!! The only issue we had was with the key pad entry. I called property manager Bree she answered right away and provided access for locked key. Bree was extremely helpful in communication throughout making our plans to come to Maui. We went on a whale watch through Trelani which was awesome/well worth it and informative, amazing food and drinks at Monkepod- a must try cinnamon roll at Papis Ohana - wonderful dinner at the Sea House with great food & views. We did a lot of walking - my daughter lives down the street- we walked to Kapalua beautiful ocean walk - went to food trucks - Island Vibes for an açaí bowl & breakfast sandwiches (a must)- went to Dukes Beach & Whalers everyday! We will be back to Maui in July. MAHALO for the great time🤙
BETH C.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Sensational property for a larger group! We absolutely love it here. You cannot get closer to the water for the price of this condo. Sitting on the lanai watching he turtles and whales is one of my favorite things to do while in Maui. We will definitely be back!!
Kathy T.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our 3rd stay at this property. It never disappoints. The location is perfect, the first floor for a family with kids is perfect. It is clean, well-equipped, and feels like a home away from home! We will be back!!
Kathy T.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our families first trip to Maui. We couldn’t believe that we could see whales right from our balcony, turtles right off the property. The location of the condo was great. We could walk to a great coffee shop each morning for coffee. Restaurants and shops nearby. The condo was comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed for a great vacation. I would definitely come back here
Rich B.
February 2024

Clean simple easy to get into and reasonably priced. Great get away
Douglas W.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My wife, and I have spent a month at Polynesian Shores in the last two years, and absolutely love it. We will be returning next January for nearly three weeks. If you need a beach where you stay, then this is not your place. The property is beautiful, and there are no crowds.
Walter R.
February 2024

This was an ideal location right on the water with a laid back vibe. Grounds and condo were just right for our family of six.
Marcus M.
February 2024

The property was clean and ready to go when we arrived. Booking and communication was excellent. Facility was friendly and inviting. The views were absolutely beautiful, would recommend this location for a family of four or less. Parking was simple, laundry was acceptable. Would recommend and will definitely stay again.
Rachel W.
February 2024

Suite was great. We stayed at Polynesian Shores in the past and had an idea as to what to expect
Gerald & Bonita S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Grounds were lovely. Kitchen well-equipped. Bed was comfortable. We stayed in 105 and it was clean with extra bedding for the pull out sofa in the bedroom. All our neighbors were very friendly. We loved the hot tub almost every evening (except one evening it was not hot so we could not use it). We had an assigned parking spot, there was a deck box with extra beach things (probably left behind by prior guests but there were 4 beach chairs and a small ice chest which came in handy. There were only 2 beach towels provided which is fine if only two people are staying, but we had 4 in the condo so 4 beach towels would have been more convenient. The kitchen had a blender, toaster, coffee maker, and some Tupperware for left overs which was convenient. There was a salt and pepper shaker but no other kitchen staples such as oil or seasonings. Pans were in nice condition. Contact-less check in and check out were very convenient. We would stay here again. We stayed 8 nights, I was expecting a towel and linen re-fresh mid-week because I thought I read that in the promotional materials and we were staying longer than a week, but that did not happen, but overall, just lovely.
Rebecca J.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved our vacation at Polynesian Shores. The condo was well appointed and very clean. We saw whales from the lanai and wow what a view. We can’t wait to we return
Rich B.
January 2024

We love staying at Polynesian Shores! It is so peaceful and beautiful. The view cannot be beat! Happy hour down by the water every night, with the beautiful lit tiki torches. Whale watching in the mornings. A short walk to sandy Kahana beach. Short walk to Dollie’s bar and grill. The condo had everything we needed for a perfect week. Mahalo, Bree and staff!
Karen M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a stay of 7 days in January 2024. Our stay was phenomenal. Beautiful weather. Very quiet complex. Very relaxing stay. We stayed in Unit 124, one bed, one bath. Full kitchen.
Cynthia B.
January 2024

We love this location! The whale watching was fantastic this time. The grounds are always so lovely!
Hannah J.
January 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: even better than expected. Stunning views. Perfect location. Great access to fun surf. Property nicer than images convey.
Mark P.
January 2024

This place is so close to everything yet far enough away from the big resorts that it makes for a very peaceful vacation. All the other people on the other condos were friendly, courteous and respectful. The pool and hot tub are situated in the middle overlooking the ocean where you can relax and watch the sun set.
Leah S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful location! To be so near the ocean was a treat! Property was fully stocked . We enjoyed the quaint family feel to the property and got to enjoy other families travel stories. Much nicer than the hustle and bustle of an overwhelming big resort. Would definitely return.
Gwen D.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Well maintained, small community style condo. Views to Lanai & Molakai. Nice pool and hot tub.
Vinson J.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Wonderful stay, very accommodating for kids.friendlystaff and fantastic view.

January 2024

Great views , nice area. We will stay again...very nice and great pricing.
Thomas A.
January 2024

The murphy beds are much more convenient for a family than a pull out couch would be.
Lisa M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Amazing stay in such an amazing location! Practically never left the balcony the whole trip. The kitchen is updated which wasn't in the pictures so that was a nice surprise. Definitely saving this condo for future trips.
Kendall F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Another stay at Polynesian Shores. Have stayed here many times over the years. Very clean unit, quiet, great views.Well maintained over the years.Highly recommended!

January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Good overall and first time in Hawaii for my brother and sister. We have stayed at Poly Shores many times and always love the friendliness. Had great weather with lots of rainbows and little rain.
Peggy K.
December 2023


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