Seriously. (Not that we encourage it.) The 4th-floor balcony sits barely 50 feet from the water, with nothing in between. Which means you’ll enjoy the finest views in Maui, if not all of Hawai’i. If not all of the world.
One whiff of the plumeria blossoms and you’ll know you’ve arrived. The Papakea resort complex sits on the main road immediately north of Ka’anapali Village, on the leeward (an old nautical term meaning “best”) side of Maui. Traffic is light, and the condo is free of congestion and noise – unless you count the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach beneath your bedroom window.
As for the condo itself, it sleeps up to 6 comfortably. There’s a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen bed in the second bedroom, each with an en suite bathroom. The main living area includes a fold-out couch, and there’s a Murphy bed on the second floor. (The small second-floor area features a study with a couch and chairs. The second floor can also serve as an office when you’re not using the Murphy bed. The office area includes a desk and fax machine.)
The kitchen includes a full fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The adjacent closet has a washer and dryer. There are ceiling and electric fans in every room. There’s no air conditioning, because it’s Hawai’i and it has the most comfortable climate on Earth.
The sunsets seem almost otherworldly, they’re so spectacular. With gorgeous views of Molokai and Lanai. (Not “the lanai”, but Lanai – the actual island.) The old Hawai’ian capital of Lahaina, West Maui’s major town, is just 8 minutes south. 10 minutes north is the world-famous Kapalua resort, home to two golf courses so spectacular that the PGA starts every season there. Kapalua also boasts some of the finest snorkeling and ziplining on the planet.
The Papakea complex includes two huge pools with Jacuzzis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, barbecue pits and more.
Hawaii Tax License No: W66490499-01
Amenities: washer/dryer in unit
Cleaning Fee: $150/non-refundable
Security Deposit: $500/refundable
Outdoor Features: Shared pool/Shared hot tub/Shared BBQ/Private lanai