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Trying to find the perfect place to stay on Maui is tricky, and if you’re trying to narrow down all of the different condo options, it can be downright mind boggling. I’ve made recommendations for specific condo units in this post (mostly budget options), but availability, seasonal pricing, or other factors may leave you still needing more options.
In this post, I’m breaking down 50+ condo complexes (also called condo-tels or condo resorts) by area on Maui that are good places to stay. Most of these are beachfront with great locations. I’ve also got extensive descriptions of each area so you can figure out what’s most appealing to you.
I think the best place to find (and book) Maui vacation rentals is Vrbo. They’ve been around forever and are probably the most reputable booking platform online (with owners and vacationers alike), which means that you’ll find more quality properties listed on Vrbo than anywhere else online. I used to book more often with Airbnb, but I’ve begun to find that they often don’t have what I’m looking for (especially when I want to book a condo/unit within a resort property).
So all of the condo complexes I will be linking to are bookable within Vrbo.
Disclaimer: This is by no means an exhaustive list of every condo complex on Maui. There are soooooo many, and there likely are some that aren’t on this list that are perfectly good places to stay at. I’ve compiled this list largely based on location, ratings and reviews, and an overall vibe of what I’m looking for in a place to stay.
Most people stay in West Maui, if for no other reason than it’s where the majority of the resorts and condos are. West Maui is home to Maui’s original resort areas (when tourism development began in the 1960s) and it’s still where most of the tourists flock today. West Maui is usually sunny and dry, making it perfect beach weather. Also, there’s a wide range of accommodation options so whether you’re looking to splurge on a beachfront resort or save on a condo, you can find it in West Maui. There’s also a lot development, so if you’re the type that likes to be in the middle of the action, West Maui is where it’s going on. West Maui is actually one of the prettiest parts of Maui, with the jagged green mountains rising up in the background offering some amazing hiking trails, it also has some of the best beaches on the island. Accommodations on the west side stretch from Lahaina town (although the whole area is often referred to as Lahaina) all the way up to Kapalua with Ka’anapali Beach and the Napili area in between. Drive time from the Kahului airport (OGG) to the Lahaina area is about 45 minutes.
Lahaina: Lahaina (an old whaling village turned tourist hot spot) is where many choose to spend a lot of their time (especially evenings) on Maui. Although not many accommodations right in Lahaina town, it’s the hub of activity for the west side. Front Street is packed with shops and restaurants (many offering ocean views) and has a nice vibe that makes it a “hang out” spot for people in the evenings. The docks in Lahaina are also where a lot of the water excursions leave from (whale watching, glass bottomed boats, submarines, and ferries to Lanai). Lahaina is a short drive away from Ka’anapali Beach, Napili, and Kapalua so you don’t necessarily have to stay right in town to take advantage of the amenities.
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort: Just a short walk from the heart of Front Street and Lahaina Harbor, the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is the only beach front condo resort within walking distance to town. If you don’t have a car, this is your best option. Find specific condo units here.
Aina Nalu by Outrigger: Not located on the water, but just a block or two from Front Street, this updated property has a swanky feel and a nice pool. If you want close proximity to town, but don’t care about being on the sand (or water for that matter), this is a great pick. Find specific condo units here.
Ka’anapali: Maui’s famous Ka’anapali Beach is a few miles north of Lahaina and although it comes nowhere near it in terms of crowds, I would call it the Waikiki of Maui. Fronting it are the big name resorts you would expect (Sheraton, Westin, Marriot, and Hyatt to name a few) plus a few condo resorts. There’s also a nice outdoor mall with plenty of shopping and dining right on the beach. The three-mile beachfront promenade makes it easy to get around and it seems like there’s always something to do. Catamarans pull right up to the beach to take passengers out on snorkeling excursions and there’s good snorkeling at the far north end at Black Rock. This stretch of beach is my top pick for a location on west Maui.
Ka’anapali Ali’i Resort: Sitting on a prime spot on Ka’anapali Beach next to the Westin, this is probably the best spot if you want a phenomenal location and great pool complex for a deal. Find specific condo units here.
The Whaler: Right next to Whaler’s Village (the shopping and dining complex that anchors the area), the Whaler’s has a nice collection with condos. The grounds are lovely, but the pool is primitive if that’s a necessity. Find specific condo units here.
Ka’anapali Maui at the Eldorado by Outrigger: Located in the Ka’anapali Resort area, this property looks out over the golf course, but it’s still nearby the beach and your daily resort fee covers amenities such as a golf course shuttle, BBQs, and a private cabana area on the beach. Find specific condo units here.