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67gal (Ontario, Canada)
We loved the Papakea resort. We booked thru Homeaway. As others have said the grounds are beautiful and very well kept. The staff does an amazing job. They have a few activities at the resort. We did lei making and that was really fun. The pools were nice and had many bbq's. We would swim and bbq our dinners...great fun! No beach, but the condo right beside it does have a small beach and we enjoyed swimming there. The unit we had was very well equipped with an ocean and pool view. Lovely. But it did not have AC and it was hot and humid in Maui when we were there, which mean the condo was hot and sweaty! Choose a until with AC if going in the summer months. Loved the location. Easy access north to beaches and south to Lahaina. When the traffic was good it only took about 35 min to the airport area. In traffic it took an hour, so just be careful of that. Highly recommend this resort. Would stay there again (in an AC condo in the summer or the unit we stayed in in the non summer months).
We rented our unit through VRBO. The unit was updated and clean and had a great view. It appeared that most units would have a pretty nice view based on the layout. The resort was immaculate. We watched workers clean and scrub the pool, jacuzzi, and grills every morning. The landscaping is beautiful and they pay attention to every detail. There is a food truck park open at night, a supermarket, and a few cafes right across the street. Good snorkeling beaches and the town of Lahaina are a close drive. For people that like to have pool and grill time some nights, this place is quiet and family oriented.
708lanaf (Redding, United States)
An older but well kept resort. The lobby was undergoing renovations so we didn’t get to see it. The staff is friendly and the grounds are gorgeous. Our room had been updated and had an ocean view. It was just a few steps from the beach. Our daughters two bedroom needed a bit more updating. You can wade out in the water area but not great for swimming. There is s beach right next door that you can use for swimming. Papakea has tennis courts, shuffleboard and nice barbecue areas. The teen kids really had a great time. We would definitely stay there again. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was due to a bit of updating some rooms needed. Photos below were taken from our room.
Don’t do it!!!!
saraheI1988TK (Maui, Hawaii)
Pick any other hotel then this one!!! It was horrible. First off, our kids could not wait to go to the pool. Well the fun lasted about 1 minute. No floaters, no jumping, no “Marco polo”, no carrying anyone, no one on your shoulders= BORING!! There are no shades by the pool so you are in direct sunlight. We booked a “two bedroom/2 bath” Oceanview suite. Disappointed again. Our room was actually one room and a loft. There was only one air conditioning unit in the living room. Our room had a ceiling fan only. We had to sleep on top of the covers with the door open to get any relief from the heat. We were responsible for washing our pool towels but we given 1 detergent for 7 days. When I called for me pool towels, not bath towels, I was told they had to call Aston to see if that is okay. Seriously, every other hotel nearby gives you day use towels no questions asked. There is no restaurant or bar either on the property. They make you walk next door to their other property to eat/drink. Plus, the front desk staff is not helpful at all because they don’t “own” the property, just “manage” it. So any issue you have requires them to call Aston. Every single time!! I am sad that we wasted our money on this crappy establishment. Beware.
Location is everything
burney-jones (Nashville, Tennessee)
The sunset every night was spectacular. From our deck on the third floor we had views of the mountains and the crystal clear water. The sound of the ocean at night was amazing. The location of our condo was near the ABC store and across the street from the grocery store as well as various restaurants. The pool and grounds were well-maintained. The grills Located in the pool area was very convenient and we used them several times. I would definitely consider this property again.