The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.
Unit 206 is so cool, quiet, and clean! No air conditioner here but we didn't need it on the second floor, there was plenty of cool air flowing. The view from the lanai is amazing especially for the fantastic sunsets and the pool area is spacious and clean! Overall a great stay!
Response from Makani Sands; Monday, June 20, 2022
Aloha Dayna, Thank you for the review! Hope to see you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 6/14/2022
We have traveled to Maui for almost thirty years, Makani Sands was the best condo we have stayed in.<br/>Tammy and Patti are the BEST!
Response from Makani Sands; Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Aloha Don, Thank you so much for the review! It was great having you come and stay with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Mahalo, Tammy
- Don M.
Reviewed On: 5/8/2022
Beautiful setting, great views, whale watching. Well maintained.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, February 25, 2022
Aloha William, Thank you for the review. Hope to see you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 2/24/2022
We can't wait to come back.
This location was recommended by a friend and we had an amazing stay in December 2021. We loved that the area was quiet and only a short drive from the bigger beaches. We could easily walk to get take out food or snacks. #206 was showing some wear and tear but it was clean and well stocked. The ocean front view was a highlight. Turtles could be seen swimming out front. 4 new barbecues, tables and lounge chairs out front made it very enjoyable to hang out "at home". Manager Tammy was amazing, she was helpful, kind and resourceful. We will be booking our next stay at Makani Sands.
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, January 8, 2022
Aloha Patricia, Thank you for the review. I am so happy you enjoyed out little spot in paradise. Hope to see you back soon. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 12/26/2021
Great location with amazing views
The unit is well stocked with everything you could need in Maui including snorkeling gear, chairs, and a light umbrella. Makani sands is walking distance to a number of good restaurants and a small sandy beach. We throughly enjoyed the sunset each evening with stunning views of Lanai and Molokai. It’s also a quick drive to Kampala, Lahaina etc.
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, February 26, 2022
Aloha Anjali, Thank you for the review. hope to see you back again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 2/25/2022
Makani Sands 206
Great condo, great unit. Saw lots of whales from our lanai.
Response from Makani Sands; Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Aloha Lucile, It was a pleasure having you come and visit. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 3/23/2022
Makani no ka oi
The unit was very clean. Like the mirrored wall, the floors and the shower.<br/>Kitchen cabinets are sticky and difficult to open. The bed is too firm, made my ribs sore. The sofa looks dark like it could use a good cleaning. New management is obviously new and trying to get up to speed.
Response from Makani Sands; Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Aloha Racheal, Thank you for your review . I appreciate the feed back. Im glad your unit was clean and i will personally inspect the couch and look into getting the upholstery cleaned. I am new to Makani Sands and i am working hard to make sure our guests are happy with their visit to our little slice of paradise.
Sending you much aloha and mahalo, Tammy
- Rachel D.
Reviewed On: 1/14/2020
Relaxing week at Makani Sands
Makani Sands was the exact vacation rental experience we were looking for! The complex was perfectly located right on the shore. It was quiet and very well maintained. The people were kind and helpful.
Response from Makani Sands; Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate your feedback. I am so happy that Makani Sands was the vacation retreat you were seeking. You were an absolute pleasure to have visit us and we hope we will see you again soon. Sending you much aloha and mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 1/28/2020
Incredible view, comfy bed, whales and sunsets!
The unit, location, and staff, were all fantastic!! Saw a ton of whales right from our lanai. �� Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Never wanted to leave!
Response from Makani Sands; Monday, February 3, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had a nice visit with us. The whales have been so plentiful this year and such a joy to watch. Hope to see you again very soon.
- Diane F.
Reviewed On: 2/1/2020
I was so happy I was able to find this condo! Amazing views, convenient location! It’s great you can lounge next to the water and enjoy amazing sunset views from the condo! I cannot wait to come back!
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, January 10, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for us. We loved having you visit us here and we hope you will come back again soon.
Reviewed On: 12/25/2019
Recent stay at Makani Sands
We enjoyed our stay overall<br/>Staff was very nice and helpful and location was perfect
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, March 7, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Maui. We hope to see you again soon.
- Jyotsana R.
Reviewed On: 3/1/2020
A great time
Response from Makani Sands; Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Aloha Bill, I am so glad you had a nice time staying with us . Hope to see you back soon!!! Mahalo, Tammy
- Bill J.
Reviewed On: 5/29/2021
First time here - loved it!
This was our first time to Maui and Makani Sands. The experience was amazing! Our condo was clean and cozy and the people were very nice. We will be back for sure.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, November 5, 2021
Aloha Ashely, Thank you for the review! Hope to see you back soon. Mahalo, Tammy
- Ashley M.
Reviewed On: 11/1/2021
While the waterfront location and view were excellent, the unit itself was less than ideal. It is an older unit, and had not been particularly well-maintained - cracked tiles, non-functioning ice-maker, pan with dried fat left by prior tenant, no covering on lower half of bedroom window to block morning sun, walls a bit grubby in places.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, October 1, 2021
Aloha Robert, Thank you for your review. I always appreciate feedback of any kind. Mahalo,Tammy
- Robert A.
Reviewed On: 9/30/2021
New Years at Makani
Perfect location with all the elements of a perfect vacation
- Rachel D.
Reviewed On: 1/27/2019
A Home Away From Home
Our seven day stay at the Makani Sands was fabulous! The condo offers a beautiful ocean view. We enjoyed watching the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from the balcony. We found the property to be very clean and the grounds well-maintained. Everything one could possibly need was provided from a well-stocked kitchen to a washer and dryer! The property manager was very friendly and courteous. We felt very much at home during our stay. The location is perfect, close to shopping malls and great restaurants. We definitely plan to return and would highly recommend this property to friends and family. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality. Mahalo!
- Leonard and Mary G.
Reviewed On: 11/1/2018
Keep your fancy resorts
My 3rd stay at Makani Sands and I'll keep coming back!<br/>Love the quiet location, walkable to the Farmer's Market, Java Jazz, Fish Market, supermarket if you must. The condo had everything that we needed to come home to after beach and hiking days. Thanks for the snorkel gear and beach chairs, the plentiful wine glasses and kitchen stuff and the brand new jigsaw puzzle that made Tropical Storm Olivia just a rainy day.
- Kim K.
Reviewed On: 9/20/2018
Very comfortable....bed was perfect..and had everything we needed in the rental. Was very pleased. View was unbelievable!!!
- Judy G.
Reviewed On: 2/28/2019
Nice resort, good location
We had a great stay in the Makani Sands resort. <br/>The unit was nice and clean, tastefully upgraded, having everything we needed for our stay. <br/>The staff in the office was helpful, professional, and friendly.<br/>This resort has a great location, being close to various restaurants, grocery stores, and mainly to the beautiful Napili and Ka'anapali beaches. <br/>We are looking forward to return back again, and certainly recommending it to everyone looking for a clean and quiet place, having a beautiful ocean front view from the balcony.<br/><br/>
- Bela K.
Reviewed On: 11/16/2018
Aloha Makani Sands
Our second visit to this condo, it was as expected, awesome!The views and the beachfront are what keep us coming back.
- Dena N.
Reviewed On: 9/13/2019
Good location, competitive priced, clean bathroom, clean bedroom, clean sitting area, good view of ocean from balcony, clean kitchen
- Jimmy G.
Reviewed On: 9/29/2018
Amazing place !!! Loved it
- Jayashree P.
Reviewed On: 1/14/2019
Our unit was great! Owners had all extra amenities we could think of.
- Greg A.
Reviewed On: 3/8/2019
Can't wait to return!
Makani Sands was our favorite place of the 7 different places we stayed on Maui. It was quiet, clean, well supplied, convenient, friendly stall. Loved sitting on the deck watching the whales breaching, the turtles, and surfers. Would highly recommend it!
- Sharon H.
Reviewed On: 3/16/2019
This place was aswomone perfect place for vacation. We really enjoyed the sunset in our back porch. Saw lots of turtles and beautiful place to snorkel. We will be returning in the future.
- Leticia O.
Reviewed On: 7/16/2019
Great time at Makani Sands
Firstly big a "big thank you" to Maria & the team who is manageing the property!<br/>They were all very friendly and helpful! Maria gave a lot of good recommendations for restaurants and trips around Maui.<br/><br/>The property is located very well. Short distances to supermarkets and restaurants. You live directly on the seafront with stunning views. The sundowns are spectacular!<br/><br/>The property is equiped very well and we found all needed kitchentools in good quality - we missed nothing for preparing our meals.<br/><br/>Property was tidy and clean!<br/><br/>Special highligth: The all evening sundown ceremony celebrated by a couple of people from the property!<br/><br/>Thank you again!
- Oliver R.
Reviewed On: 6/17/2019
We keep coming back
We've been coming to Hawaii from the east coast for 40 years, most times to Maui. We've tried hotels and other condos in west Maui, but keep coming back to Makani Sands. Although there is no A/C, most of the time the trades keep the place comfortable, especially at night. #206 is one of our favorites because of the upgrades and decoration.
Reviewed On: 8/26/2019
Makani Sands #206
Condo / location was very good, close to stores, restaurants & shopping! Enjoyed the 8 day stay immensely. Customer service first class! Only downside was the lack of A/C. Even though the weather was mild the windows were still required to be open 24/7 and the bedroom overlooks the street which gets pretty loud with the traffic in the evening and the buses and trash trucks in the early morning. Next time I visit I must have AC.
Response from Makani Sands; Friday, January 10, 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback! We'll be happy to recommend which Units offer AC with your next booking. We look forward to seeing you back at Makani Sands in the future!
Reviewed On: 12/9/2019
Had a great time...
Got Maui'd, great views. It was un-seasonally hot, room has no air conditioning. That was a little rough.<br/>Staff was very helpful. I'd love to visit again.
Reviewed On: 10/2/2019
Mahalo Makani Sands
Wonderful! This was 2nd stay with Makani Sands (1st trip approx. 15 years past, facility even better today). Office staff ROCKS; friendly, helpful. Super location, right on beach. Not a mega building complex only 3-4 stories.
Response from Makani Sands; Saturday, January 11, 2020
Aloha Gary ,
Thank you so much for your review.We hope to see you again. Mahalo, Tammy
Reviewed On: 11/27/2019
Great location, view, beach. Lots of turtles and whales and lovely people. Will definitely stay here again.
Reviewed On: 3/18/2014
Review of Makani Sands #206
Everything was fine with the location and the apartment. Couldn't find a kettle, but we managed without!
- Mary P.
Reviewed On: 3/12/2014
Have been using this property for about 20 years
Reviewed On: 2/15/2014
Makani Sands is a wonderful spot. Has its own very small beach for swimming. Condo unit could use some updating.
Reviewed On: 2/17/2015
Great Location and Amenities
Clean condo and Perfect for our 2 week vacation.
Reviewed On: 5/4/2014
Christmas in hawaii
We enjoyed our stay once again. Makani sand offer a home away from home comfort.
- Justin E.
Reviewed On: 1/13/2015
Maui vacation 2015 unit 206
Makani Sands is in a great location.
- Brian B.
Reviewed On: 4/13/2015
We've visited Maui many times and just love Makani Sands. Other places just don't compare: location, beach access, view, not so windy as other places on the island (just mild trade winds}, access to shops and stores, turtles, not a ten-story high-ries with people everywhere but more quiet and laid-back (our kinda' place), excellent attentive staff (available, friendly and helpful), very competitive rates (good bargin), clean units and manicured landscape. What else could one ask for?
- Richard A.
Reviewed On: 9/11/2015
A Beautiful Place to Stay!
We enjoyed our stay at beautiful Makani Sands and especially loved our condo which had a beautiful view of the ocean. The condo was neat, nicely decorated and modern.
- Linda W.
Reviewed On: 3/23/2016
Lost count of the times we've stayed at Makani Sands
We've been coming to Hawaii about every year since our 1979 honeymoon and over the past 15 years or so we've settled on Maui and Makani Sands as our favorite place to come, unwind and soak up the island beauty and hospitality. Unit 206 typifies the care that the condo's owners have taken to keep their units updated, attractive and comfortable.
Reviewed On: 10/13/2015
Great location This was our third time at Makani Sands but our first stay in this unit.We love the property beach front area and viewing from the lanai.We have enjoyed each visit here and will always come back to stay here when going to Maui.<br/> This unit 206 is in need of new furniture, the bed is worn out and gave both my wife and I a back ache and the couch was very uncomfortable as the kitchen ants would come from everywhere when anything was left on the counter for more then five minutes.But even with these problems we still loved our stay and hopefully everything will be corrected.
- Steve H.
Reviewed On: 1/23/2016
Makani Sands vacation.
We have been vacationing at the Makani Sands for the past 20 years.<br/>It has always been a pleasant experience. Good location, right on the ocean, beautiful landscaping, and a very courteous staff.
Reviewed On: 4/2/2016
Love the sound of the crashing waves. Lanai railing is too high. Had to sit on pillows to see over it. Condo was adequate. Had enough dishes and pots and pans. Could use a coffee grinder. I bought one to use while we were there and brought it home with me. Bathroom has been nicely updated. Like having in room washer and dryer. Too many ghost ants running around on counter, although I believe this is a common problem on Maui.<br/>There was no there on weekends to clean up the sand and rocks the waves deposited on the patio area which made it very hard on the feet for walking.
Reviewed On: 2/4/2017
Paradise in Maui
A great home away from home. The condo was clean and provided everything we needed. We watched many whales and turtles from our lanai. Outstanding view! The staff, Marie and Bert were very knowledgeable and helpful.
- Andy & Shirley B.
Reviewed On: 3/30/2017
This is a great place to stay ..there is a full kitchen, in unit washer and dryer and is very well as being right there on the beachouse with the big Turtles! Friends stayed in another unit and they had quite a bit more "extras", but this is the only negative I would say.
- Debbie G.
Reviewed On: 7/11/2016
Dont expect much- stay at the Hyatt for the same price
I wont recommend staying here. There is no air conditioning and no windows just shutters.
Reviewed On: 7/11/2016
Wonderful Home away from Home
Everything went very smoothly and Marie communicated well with us, both before and during our stay. Makani Sands is a charming place, and we especially enjoyed our oceanfront view from the lanai. Great for sunrise and sunsets!
- Mary Elaine C.
Reviewed On: 12/21/2016
Turtle under The balcony
- Douglas B.
Reviewed On: 8/28/2016
We are always so happy to stay at the Makani Sands it feels like our home away from home!!
- Andrea M.
Reviewed On: 12/19/2016
Great Vacation spot.
Great view from the room. Only problem, need a tall table and chairs on the lani to see over the railing.
Reviewed On: 3/15/2018
- Mary L.
Reviewed On: 2/6/2018
Wonderful experience. Have stayed at Makani Sands several times and love it.
- Mary W.
Reviewed On: 3/19/2018
The view was perfect! We felt so at home in our unit. I wish we didn't have to leave. What an incredible experience listening to the waves as we went to sleep. Another plus was having the washer dryer in the unit, along with full kitchen with everything we needed and beautiful bathroom. Can't wait to stay here again!
- Jasmine P.
Reviewed On: 9/16/2017
We had a lovely vacation.
- Christopher C.
Reviewed On: 11/23/2017
Great, will return again.
- Anne L.
Reviewed On: 1/29/2018
We had a wonderful time during our stay at Makani Sands. The place was exactly like the description--clean,fully stocked, bright, well maintained; the property itself is beautiful & also well-maintained. The facility was quiet at night, therefore it was wonderful to hear the waives at night, it was so soothing. <br/>Everyone at Makani Sands was so nice & friendly, they made us feel very much welcomed and at home. We would love to come back for our future Maui vacations. Thank you for making our stay extremely pleasant and relaxing. Frank & Mary
- Frank H.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2018