Sands of Kahana, Maui

The Sands of Kahana is located on the beautiful and uncrowded Kahana Beach, midway between Kaanapali and Kapalua resorts. Resort amenities include a beachside pool and hot tub, a separate pool for children, two fitness centers, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a putting green, and beach volleyball court. The resort also features an on-site restaurant and bar that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers a daily Happy Hour. For outdoor cooking enthusiasts, there are 16 beach level gas BBQ's that are cleaned daily.

The resort's concierge service can assist with booking activities and making restaurant reservations. Water activity equipment such as surfboards, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear can be rented on-site. Golf lovers will appreciate the proximity to Kaanapali and Kapalua golf courses. The resort offers covered parking at no extra fee and has 24-hour security and front desk service. The Sands of Kahana provides a perfect balance of activity and relaxation for a memorable Hawaiian vacation.

Sands of Kahana Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Sands of Kahana is $314. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $636, and 3 bedroom units average $874. 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 928 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 have had overwhelmingly positive experience at the Sands of Kahana condo resort on Maui. The panoramic ocean views, spacious and well-equipped condos, and the resort's amenities including the beach, pools, and on-site restaurant, have been highlights for many. Despite some minor suggestions for updates and improvements, the overall sentiment is that this location offers a fantastic vacation experience with beautiful views, comfortable accommodations, and convenient access to beach activities. The owners of the condos seem responsive and attentive, contributing to guests' enjoyable stays. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 928 guest reviews.

Recent Sands of Kahana Reviews

Ocean views were stunning!. Giant turtles on our beach the first day and rainbows every morning. Truly on the beach! Great Beach House restaurant and on-site amenities. Our teenaged grand children truly enjoyed their stay. The water in front of the condo is calm this time of year for easy swimming. Aloha.
William H.
April 2024

Great vacation rental! I've been to Maui many times and wish I had found this before. Clean, comfortable, good amenities, beautiful views of the ocean and close, easy access to the beach. The onsite restaurant was a nice feature for those nights when we didn't want to cook or go to another place to eat. I would recommend this place to anyone who is going to Maui and I will definitely be staying there again.
Marla M.
April 2024

We loved the place , except an issue with AC ,as it was scorching.. Overall we loved the place and location will definitely visit same resort.
Aparna k.
April 2024

Wish I could afford 2-4 weeks here! It's like a home away from home, with relaxing, meditative ambience. Peaceful, calming, the best getaway in 2 years! Thank you! ♥️
June P.
March 2024

Amazing views from master bedroom and lanai! Perfect views of sunsets, sea turtles, rainbows and whales. Beds were comfortable and condo is outfitted with everything we needed. Enjoyed the ability to grab a bite to eat or drink at the Beach House. John was great and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!
Kate S.
March 2024

Our stay here was nothing short of amazing!. Not only could we wake up to oceanfront views every morning but had VIP seating on our balcony for the most incredible sunsets. We were treated with many rainbows during our one week stay, daily turtle sightings from our balcony, or from the beach, just steps away. We were even fortunate enough to see a monk seal resting along the shore. Our stay was in late March and we were still seeing whales from our balcony. The on-site restaurant had a variety of options, and all of them were delicious. Miso Phat sushi was excellent and very convenient to grab to go after a long day at the beach. A wonderful little coffee shop is just a short walk away. The pool area was a huge life saver for our younger crowd as well. Beautiful well-kept grounds. We have no complaints and really enjoyed the very relaxed, family, friendly, and beautiful atmosphere of Maui ❤️ from this condo. We’ve had a very easy to navigate to other parts of the island with our rental car.
Monica W.
March 2024

This was our 2nd time here. We love the floor to ceiling windows and saw many whales, sea turtles, fish, and even a seal right from the lanai. Everything we needed/wanted was provided and Cynthia is an excellent communicator. Great location close to everything.
Susan S.
March 2024

What a gorgeous condo! It fit our family of 6 perfectly. All three bedrooms had its own lanai & were well used by us. Seeing turtles swimming just below us & having one sun itself in view, was wonderful. Not to mention the many, many humpback whales were able to see from the lanai with binoculars. Snorkeling at Olowalu was the best! The ATV rides were so much fun, pricey but worth the views & getting muddy! The condo was well kept, well appointed & so very comfortable. The complex's beach was thick sand so good exercise in walking it. The grills were kept spotless & very convenient. Having a wash/dryer in the unit was a God send! We loved it & hope to stay here again in the future! Loved Maui!
Kay D.
March 2024

We wanted a location on the beach near other amenities. The location was great and could watch whales from our room.
Matthew M.
March 2024

Our stay in Maui was just fabulous. The nicely updated unit was well appointed with everything we could possibly want or need during our stay. It was so relaxing to sit on the lanai and watch for whales and take in the gorgeous sunsets. Truly a little slice of paradise!
Anne H.
March 2024

Loved the location and amenities at this property. Pool, hot tub, bar and restaurant on site. Nice beach! Room was clean and spacious, loved having 2 bathrooms. Bed and sofa sleeper were comfortable.
Kristin S.
March 2024

Really great setup with the condo and the view was amazing! Owners were also great with a few small things we needed. Thanks for a great trip!
Marc R.
March 2024

Condo was very spacious, modern, and well kept. View from condo was great with ocean views as advertised. Great whale watching from the lanai! Kitchen was great and easy to cook meals. Beds were a bit hard and uncomfortable. Overall facility was pretty good but could use some updating, particularly the pool and common spaces. Kids loved the sports area that included basketball hoop and pickle ball. Beach was good, but better beach options to the north and south with an easy commute.
Jeff S.
March 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: What a lovely way to fall asleep, listening to the sound of the crashing waves! Meals on the lanai had the best view ever! We watched whales 🐋 daily! Condo is very spacious. The pool is heated and there’s a hot tub. There are lounge chairs on the beach for guest use. There are plenty of gas barbecues and restaurant on site. They only give you 3 rolls of TP for 2 weeks, so shop accordingly. There is not a cooler or beach chairs to take to enjoy other beaches. This condo was the sparsest I’ve seen re: spices for cooking (Not even any pepper). But the views and size are worth it!
Julie B.
March 2024

This is our 3rd time staying in this unit and everything was wonderful and just as expected. We loved watching the whales from the lanai and spending time on the beautiful island of Maui. Thanks for another great vacation.
Bert S.
March 2024

Great location, accommodated us very well.
James H.
March 2024

This was our second stay at this property! Renee is easy to work with and responsive when a need comes up. Whale season was in full force, this unit provides amazing views and whale watching opportunities! Also, lots of turtle activity as there is a reef right off the beach, perfect snorkeling opportunities! We are already planning our next visit and will definitely stay again!
Jennifer P.
March 2024

This is a beautifully maintained condo right on the water. We spent our two weeks listening to the ocean waves during the day and then lulling us to sleep. The condo has all the cooking & sleeping equipment you need along with a closet full of beach supplies. Within the resort is a restaurant called "The Beach House". Very handy & good food. We loved it there I know you will too!

March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This property at Sands of Kahana is the worst of several I have stayed in - many cockroaches, no remote for control of fan/overhead light in the master bedroom, linens were very old and shabby, big smudges on living room window, bathroom door off track,etc. Did anyone ever inspect this proprty?
bill 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: Everything we want out of a Hawaiian vacation is at our finger tips at the Sands of Kahana. We are returning for our 5th year next February.Mahalo!
Arland M.
March 2024

Beautiful property.. well managed.. close to beach and amenities..beds were comfortable and kitchen adequate.. Watched whales from a distance.. had a visit from a monk seal and a turtle!!! Great for kids .. beach and swimming pools..outside grills nice.. pickelball courts good.. though a bit windy.. Parking was fine… Would come here again😊😎
Laura R.
February 2024

Height of master bed was unexpected. Using a foot stool to get in bed was a pain. Pigeon spikes in outside flower bed not deterring pigeons. Overall, an enjoyable stay. Would do it again if master bed is lowered.
Joe P.
February 2024

The property was everything and more than we expected and the owners were amazing and responsive. The location is fantastic and easily accessible to everything you could possibly want.
Darren S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Room was Dirty & Run Down
Tanna H.
February 2024

Cynthia made sure our stay was top notch. Excellent communication and accessible for any needs we may have had. The rental itself is just as described and BETTER. You can’t beat the location and the view was AMAZING from every room and bathroom!! Well stocked and more than you need…from detergents to body wash to foil and spices. We all loved it and hope to return one day. Thank you!!
Shannon M.
February 2024

Wonderful place right on the beach with great views from the 6th floor. The master bedroom has amazing views as does the second bedroom.We we were able to see sunrise and sunsets from both rooms. If you leave the sliding glass doors open with just the screens, you can hear the waves. Great place, very clean.
Tim N.
February 2024

The view says it all...Spectacular
Michael W.
February 2024

Yogi and Tricia are perfect hosts to this ocean front comfortable condo. Everything is readily available for a great day in the sun. Perfect for traveling family members or couples who enjoy a relaxing stay with a wonderful view.
Rose B.
February 2024

Great condo with amazing views. In close proximity to basic things needed.
Navneet G.
February 2024

Amazing views take your breath away the second you walk in. It was conveniently located. We wish the pool was better and in the back of the property. Being high, the viewpoint was great to see turtles and lots of whales this time of the year.
February 2024

The description and pictures did not adequately show the breathtaking ocean views that met us as we stepped in this large condo. It exceeded our needs, and even our wants. It was a beautifully decorated condo. We fell asleep listening to the ocean. We enjoyed the skylights in our spacious bedroom off the living room. Does it get any better? I don’t think so. Cynthia had this condo stocked with ocean chairs, boogie boards, games, and more. All one might need for a day at the beach. With 8 people staying here, we did use the kitchen. It was stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. She thought of everything. The appliances were great. I made this reservation last February and Cynthia was quick, professional, and very helpful as we were getting mixed signals as whether or not we needed to cancel because of the devastating wildfire. Communication was excellent all the way even when we contacted her during our stay about a small problem. She responded quickly and kindly. It was taken care of. The Sands of Kahana is a wonderful resort and Cynthia’s penthouse condo was the best. Lots of memory making moments are from this condo. Mahalo, Cynthia.
Vickie W.
February 2024

We had an amazing time here. The condo met or exceeded all of our expectations. It was incredible to wake up and go straight to the lanai to watch the whales jumping. The room felt spacious, clean and quiet. There were plenty of amenities nearby and the staff were all friendly.
Kari T.
February 2024

Spacious, bright condo with an amazing balcony overlooking the ocean for awesome sunsets. We also spotted whales breaching daily! The spacious living areas, well-equipped kitchen, and washer/dryer made for a fantastic week's stay. We snorkeled with sea turtles at the beach out front, and it was easy driving to several other great beaches. I would highly recommend this property!
Margie L.
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 had an amazing time on our honeymoon staying at the Sands of Kahana. Our room was perfect! We were right off the ocean and were able to watch the sunset from our lanai every night. We were close to the pool, yet the foliage gave us the privacy we wanted. We couldn’t hear anyone around us and felt secluded. We ate several meals the at Beach House which was a short walk away and so convenient after a long day of exploring the island. Be sure to talk with the concierge and book excursions early on. The book up fast! We will be coming back (hopefully sooner than later!!)
Jeffrey C.
February 2024

It was amazing!
jeffrey s.
February 2024

It was a lovely spacious condo. Great amenities. Beach was great saw turtles lounging on the beach! Kitchen had a lot of appliances and utensils you could need. Would definitely return. We saw beautiful sunsets and whales in the mornings from our lanai.
Brianna R.
February 2024

We enjoyed the panoramic views from this condo. Very spacious and comfortable also. Would recommend and stay here again.
Denise S.
February 2024

Great views of the ocean in updated condo
Rod K.
February 2024

Stunning views, great bedrooms, bathrooms & kitchen. we watched a lot of whale activity from the balcony for hours everyday. Joe, the host, was very responsive when we called. the condo was super clean and easy. the beds & showers were great. ate on the property at the Beach House a few lunches & dinners, which were enjoyable. close to snorkeling at Kapalua there is also a great hike there.
Bonnie W.
February 2024

My family and I were family comfortable staying at the Sands of Kahana! The apartment was clean, spacious, and had lots of kitchen amenities and space so we could cook in during our stay! There is a small local beach just steps outside the apartment, and you can easily access some of the more famous beaches on the West Shore. Would love to visit again soon!
Duncan T.
February 2024

We had a great time. We have stayed at this property a few times and love it. The owner Cynthia is awesome to work with and she always responds instantly to any questions that you may have. Beautiful place.
Daniele F.
February 2024

Love area and building 3.
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 satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our vacation at Sands of Kahana was for a month beginning mid January. The condo is very nice. It needs badly to have an upgrade with respect to kitchen utensils.The barbecues for the complex are in poor repair, very few are working and It becomes really inconvenient and frustrating.with so many people trying to barbecue with so few BBQS working big draw back for the facility.
Elwood Z.
February 2024

Very comfortable. Plenty of room. Has the best view. Very handy having a restaurant downstairs. Would definitely stat here again.
Gail 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: 10+ times with this Company and this location and keep coming back.
Charlie A.
February 2024

We rented this unit with another couple. The place was so spacious it felt like home with two full master suites. The view from the 4th floor out to the ocean was amazing. We saw many whales playing around and even a few who breached. We also saw turtles swimming around along the shoreline. The beach access was incredible and the pool was inviting. We also enjoyed The Beach House restaurant and ate breakfast, dinner and happy hour there. I would recommend this to anyone in need of space along with comfort.
Kristy G.
February 2024

The condo was everything that was advertised. Communications with the owner were excellent. Can’t wait to go back!
Hal G.
February 2024

The place was beautiful, couldn’t have asked for a better place! Views from both bedrooms. The place was clean and exactly as described. Enjoyed watching the whales and turtles right from our covered deck. Look forward to staying here again! Highly recommend
Michele D.
February 2024

This property was wonderful, I can’t think of one bad remark to say about it. Very clean the decks were wonderful. The property was very close to the beach, the kiddy pool was the warmest pool I have ever been to. we used the barbecue grill daily and they were always clean, they literally shined. We were a little worried about staying in this area because of the fires in 2023, but we were able to find plenty of restaurants nearby. the host was awesome about answering questions.
kristy J.
February 2024

The layout of the property is very nice. However, the property is in need of general maintenance and repair. There are 3 separate lanai's are very nice but in need of repair and cleaning. Some of the furniture is worn and some are in need of repair. Some specific items. 1 chair and 2 stools are about to fall apart. 2nd floor bathroom sink facet is loose. Some lights need to are out or are blinking. Shower curtain is moldy and needs to be replaced. The overall complex needs maintenance and repair.
Michael H.
February 2024

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