After reading all the reviews I must say that yes, some people were disappointed because they perhaps didn't investigate the condo enough and they surely didn't book with Outrigger Resorts. We have stayed in our family's condo for 28 years, so we know the place well. The property has been well taken care of by Outrigger's Maui Eldorado staff. Sometimes there are private owners who belong to a different rental pool and they don't maintain their condo units as well as most owners do, but from what I have seen, this is unusual. Our unit is one of the nicest ones. The owner travels a great distance three or four times a year to insure its quality is the best.
E202 is a wonderful condo with two queen beds in one bedroom with lovely decor and a tv that is adjacent to the living room and a large dressing area and bath. The bathroom itself is adequate and includes a wonderful shower with an partially open enclosure and bench. This has a pocket door feature to save space. The dressing area has a large closet and sink with a lot of space. There are louvers with coverings to allow for peeks outside. This leads either back into the bedroom or the common area. The kitchen is all fresh and clean with a cool surfboard for decor. More louvered windows in the kitchen and foyer. The living room has modern conveniences and flat screen tv, cd/dvd, etc. Wireless internet, too. Lovely decor again. Across the entire living room and bedroom are extra large doors leading out to the exceptionally large tiled lanai. There are several tables, chairs and a couple of comfy lounge chairs looking out on the fifteen hole of the golf course. Beyond this is the channel and the Sheraton, Ka'anapali Beach and the Black Rock. But, there is a quiet north side called "Airport Beach" only no airport at all. Only the resort's private cabanna where you can get towels and backrests at no charge. There are showers, lounge chairs in front of the cabana, and a place to find shade and a refrigerator to store lunch. Take the cart down to the cabana with all your beach gear or walk from your condo downhill. Take the cart back uphill after your tiring day out playing on the beach!
Afterwards, walk down to the Whalers outdoor shopping mall and enjoy a free hula show while waiting for dinner reservations, or walk down to the Royal Lahaina or the restaurant we like, "Basil Tomatoes". It's so romantic.
We have been to this resort over 25 times and still think this is our favorite place in the world.
Beds are comfy, and grocery shopping is within a few minutes from the condo at the Cannery mall or up in Honokawai. Lahaina and the local Ka'anapali resort have either buses or a trolley that helps you get around. The bus drops or picks up at the Wharf Cinema and shops and at the north end of Lahaina near the other cinema and shops. The ka'anapali trolley picks up and drops off at the Royal Lahaina, Maui Eldorado, Sheraton, the Wahlers Mall, and between the Hyatt and the Mariott Hotels. You can walk if you don't wear heels, ladies. I advise you to rent a car so you will be able to reach all the wonderful sites and beaches on Maui. If you want to enjoy gardens, go up to the Enchanted Gardens. Spend hours there taking photos. There's always something in bloom. Last year they even had roosters walking around. Call first to check on the weather. Then you must also drive to Haleakela and see the rest of Kula. To the north of the condo is Kapalua and a gorgeous snorkeling beach as well as DT Fleming Beach and several hotels too numerous to mention. Tucked away in this area are other beaches and places to rent snorkel equipment. Don't forget the farmer's markets for fresh fruit and veggies for your evening meal out on the lanai!
Moonfish is a wonderful treat to bake and Mahi Mahi , to grill on the grills near the pools. Need a laundry? Most condos have one in them, but there is a laundry below the pool garage facility. We enjoy the pool above the garage when there is no one or few people about. Two other smaller pools exist in quieter spots though. There are a number of tiki type shade umbrellas to keep you cool and tan in the mid day sun.
The staff is friendly and helpful. The maids are terrific and extremely hardworking. One piece of advice...do not cross the golf course to get to the beach as many guests have been hit by a golf ball. Use the path and get there just as easily with less grass on your flip flops. There is a convenience store inside the lobby of the office, as well as a concierge for cruises and other exciting activities. Oh how I wish I were there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located along the fairways at Kaanapali Beach Resort, Outrigger® Maui EldoradoSM situates you in easy walking distance to beach activities, championship Royal Kaanapali Golf Course, and Whaler’s Village shops, restaurants and nightlife. These low-rise Maui condo rentals are well regarded among vacationers for roomy comfort with 1-bedroom suites up to 1,200 square feet! The relaxed garden setting is informal and inviting. The house golf cart shuttles guests to the exclusive beach cabana at north Kaanapali Beach. And enjoy more of west Maui exploring art galleries and souvenir shops in historic Lahaina Town, and discovering outdoor adventure at Kapalua Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Maui Eldorado Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Maui Eldorado
- Outrigger Lahaina
- Outrigger Maui Eldorado Lahaina
- Lahaina Outrigger
- Maui El Dorado
- Maui Eldorado Lahaina