Great accommodation for the price
Had a fantastic stay at the Sugar Beach Resort #518. Room has all necessities covered. Could use a little TLC in the bathroom area. Nothing too crazy and didn't impact our stay. View from the lanai is tremendous. Each morning of our stay we enjoyed a cup of coffee and each evening a glass of wine out on the lanai. Doesn't get much better than that. Location is good if you want to stay out of the tourist traps. Dina's Sand Witch shop is on site with great sandwiches and better cocktails. Short drive to restaurants and shops in Kihei.
Would recommend this unit to the value traveler. This is not a five star resort but it is a great value.
The vacation experience of a lifetime.
Everything was pretty much as expected. Good service and everything was neat and clean. The housing was great located on the water, and close to numerous shopping and eating places.
Two things: The clothes dryer is in need of replacing as it does not dry effectivly. It would have been nice to have someone greet us, either the evening we arrived, or the next morning
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights and 6 days. The resort is centrally located. The view from #518 was stunning, we have everything we need in the condo. Everyone is really friendly and made our stay as easy as possible.
Worked great for our first trip to Maui - exceeded expectations
We liked pretty much everything about the location of the resort and this particular unit exeeded my expectations. This was our first trip to Maui during which our 1 week stay was spread among the three locations: this unit on Sugar Beach, Kulakane in Lahaina, and Makena Beach and Golf Resort. All three places were similarly priced per night. Both my wife and I liked the SB #518 most. We found SB #518 to be clean and exceptinally functional with several advantages that were particularly important for us: direct ocean front with a nice view; a good streatch of a sandy beach right in front of the building, probably some of the least crowded sandy beach on Maui, perfect for running and walking and quite suitable for swimming, washer and dryer in the unit, well equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture in the room and on the lanai plus two beach chairs, central AC. Although the view of the ocean from the lanai is slightly obstructed on the right hand side by the protruding wall, this apperad to be an advantage since it shielded from the wind that otherwise could be a problem. The 6 grills next to the building were also very useful. We also liked the Sugar beach location because of proximity to a farmers market and ABC store (essentially a walking distance) and a 10-15 min dirve to Safeway as well as many other stores and restaurants. Compared to South Kihei-Makena and especially Lahaina- Kaanapali this part of the island had almost no traffic .
Check in was a breeze! Someone from ali'i was at the unit to greet us when we arrived. Perfect, unobstructed view from the lanai. The unit was very clean and well equipped with everything that we could have needed (beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, wireless internet). The unit was recently updated (and we are picky) with the exception of the bathroom (which was still clean and very functional). You could hear the ocean from the bedroom! Overall, the resort was quiet but close to the action of Kihei. Nice, central location to easily get around the island. The beach in front of the resort was great for walking. Nice to sit by the pool as it gets very windy on that side of the island in the afternoon. Would stay at this unit again in the future!
We have stayed at Sugar Beach four times and we find it to be wonderful every time. We loved room 518 and we especially love Kai at alii Resorts. He treats us like we are royalty every time we go to Maui.
Our condo provided a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing stay.
Sugar Beach Resort, #518 is perfect for walking the beach or sitting on the lanai watching the waves and boats. The pool area has a view out to the beach as well as to the tropical and well maintained grounds. The beach is directly accessible from the resort and is sandy and great for long uninterrupted walks. The condo itself is beautifully decorated with comfortable and appropriately tropical furniture. The unit has a wonderfully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, washer and dryer and a comforatble bed. Perhaps the only change I would recommend are better blinds or drapes in the bedroom to block out lights. I would love to return to Maui and would choose Sugar Beach #518 without hesitation!