I am often asked what is the best resort on Maui? That’s like asking who is sexier, Jessica Alba or Jessica Simpson! The answer is, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
Personally, my favorite Maui resort is Papakea Resort in Honokowai. Papakea Resort has three lighted tennis courts, two 18-hole putting greens and two ocean front shuffleboard courts. There are also two swimming pools, each with jet spa and sauna.
Papakea Resort has 13 acres of exotic tropical landscaping, beautifully manicured lawns, tranquil lagoons with Koi fish and foot-bridges. There are coconut palms scattered around the resort and you will see spectacular sunsets over the beautiful islands of Lanai and Molokai.
Papakea Resort is located near championship golf courses, world class shopping and wonderful dining places. It is very nicely located so you are a very short drive from Kapalua and Napili Bays to the North and historical Lahaina town to the South. The largest grocery store on the island is just a few blocks away so you can stock up on food to prepare in your condo.
Papakea Resort has 11 buildings that house 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos. All of the buildings have been situated to give you great views of various types. Some of the condos are situated so they have ocean front views. These condos are approximately 30 feet from the ocean. Most of the condos have at least an ocean view that looks out towards the beautiful Pacific ocean. Some of the condos are garden view condos and, believe me, those are not bad views at all. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and it is a very relaxing view.
Papakea Resort has condos in varying degrees of upkeep. Some of them are maintained better than others but that is the way it is at any Maui resort. I will say this, though…you will not have a bad experience if you stay in a privately-owned condo. All of the condos we have access to at Papakea Resort are top-of-the-line Maui condos and they are maintained very nicely! Just stick with privately-owned condos on Maui and you should have a fantastic experience!
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