Our Condo in Maui

Our great condo at The Ridge Villas at Kapaula

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Our flight arrived in Maui after dark, and we were greeted by Hawaiian music performers and hula dancers right in the airport in Kahului.  The baggage claim area was open-air, and finally feeling the slightly cool tropical air after our very long day of flying was such a treat for us once again.  We had no issues at baggage claim or at the car rental desk, and we were quickly on our way in our full-size car to the other side of the island and our accommodations for the week.  We opted for yet another new place to stay on this trip, and booking through Costco’s travel site enabled us to get a good rate with our rental car included in the package.  As we arrived in Lahaina, we made a very quick stop at a local grocery store to pick up just a few items before heading on to our condo.

We stayed at the Ridge Villas at Kapalua on this trip, and I highly recommend the villas to anyone looking for a nice condo for vacation in Maui.  On our two previous trips many years ago, we stayed in condos at Kaanapali and Kahana, but we liked our condo here and the entire Kapalua resort even more.  It is a little pricier than the other two places we stayed, even in present day dollars, but for this special belated anniversary trip, it was a real treat for us.

Kapalua Ridge Villas
Entrance to The Ridge Villas at Kapalua
Ridge Villa in Kapalua
Our Two-Story Condo

We stayed in a one-bedroom ocean view gold villa, and I am glad we opted for the gold unit and not a standard unit.  Gold units are upgraded a bit from the others, and after staying in a gold villa, we would likely not be satisfied in a condo with furnishings older than what our gold unit had.  Even in the gold unit, we found the sofa cushions were already past their life expectancy, as we would sink down too far in them when sitting.  The other chairs in the living room were better, and overall, it was fine for our needs, since we were seldom sitting in the living room anyway.  The rest of the condo was great, including the comfy king bed in the master suite upstairs.  I’ll just let the pictures tell most of this story.

Mahalo for Removing Your Shoes
Removing our shoes when entering the condo is a routine thing, no matter where we’ve stayed in the islands.
Living Room, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Living Room
Dining Area, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Dining area and nice upper windows to bring in more light
Kitchen, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Full kitchen with granite countertops
Living Room, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Opposite living room view with stairs to second floor
Kitchen View, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Another view of the kitchen
Kitchen Area, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Inside the kitchen
Pineapple, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Our welcome gift was waiting for us in the fridge, and it was so good!
Master Bedroom, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Master Suite
Master Suite, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Master Suite
Master Suite, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Master Suite
Master Bath, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Master Bath
Master Bath, Kapalua Ridge Villas
Master bath, one of two separate sink areas
Master Bath, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Master bath
Lanai, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Downstairs lanai where we ate breakfast every morning except one
Lanai, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Downstairs lanai
Upstairs Lanai, Kapalua Ridge Villa
The lanai just off the master suite had even better views of the nearby beaches.
Panorama, Kapalua Ridge Villa
Panorama view of the island of Lanai, as seen from our condo. What a great view at breakfast each morning! Click on the picture for a larger view.

 The villas also had a small pool nearby with a nice covered area with gas grills for cooking.  We enjoyed a quick dip in the pool on several occasions to take a little cool break from hiking or sightseeing.

Pool, Kapalua Ridge Villas
Pool in walking distance of our condo

We always prefer staying in condos in Hawaii, as we find that we are more comfortable, have more of the conveniences of home and save a little money on food vs. staying in the hotels, which are usually even more expensive than the condos we’ve stayed in.  On this stay, we also had a washer and dryer in a closet in the master suite, which allowed us to do a quick load of laundry each day.  We were able to pack fewer clothes from home with this convenience, and we also went home at the end of our week with most of our laundry already done.  Anytime we visit a beach, we always enjoy staying in a place where we can wash out our clothes and swimsuits each day, and this trip to Maui was no exception.

While this covers our nice condo for today, I will have more to share soon on the wonderful Kapalua resort and the Kapalua Coastal Trail, as we enjoyed pretty much enjoyed everything that Kapalua had to offer during our stay.  I also have much, much more to share about our week in Maui, too!

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