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"With the magnificent Pacific views and elegant Maui condos along the beach, our stay here was magical."
My friend and I planned a trip for our families to Maui. He was traveling with his wife and I was traveling with my wife and three young children, ages 6 months to 7 years. We had both been to Maui before and had been impressed to say the least.
On this trip we did some additional research and came across the Wailea Grand Champions Villas. Most of the online reviews were favorable and the photos available indicated that this was a solid choice. We both booked condos at the resort and arrived in late March of 2011. The unit I rented was a two bedroom, two bathroom kitchenette that backed onto one of the pools. The unit was very large and very well laid out. For a family of five it was pretty well perfect. The decor was classic Hawaii, bamboo furniture and lamps shaped like Hula dancers. The kitchen was fully stocked with all of the needed cooking utensils and as such we only ate three meals out in 8 days. With Maui having Costco, Safeway etc we loaded up on groceries and did our own cooking. Most of the local restaurants are very pricey and it is very convenient to eat on your own schedule and not have to spend a bunch of time driving to restaurants. The unit itself was clean and the maid service, every three days was excellent. The lanai was clean and was separated from the pool area by a small garden of thick flowers. It was an awesome place to have a coffee each morning. The resort has two swimming pools. Each pool area also has 2 bbq's. The bbq's are used by all of the guests and is a natural place to meet and chit chat with the other guests. Every morning at about 7am a small maintenance crew would arrive at the pools and clean the bbq's and the pools. The unit was equipped with free internet and free long distance calling. Wailea Grand Champions is a short drive from many of the local beaches. It is not realistic to walk to the nearby beaches from this location if you have small children as it is about 15 plus minutes and would be hilly on the way back. In reality it is much easier to load kids and all of your beach gear into your rental car and drive to the beach anyway. The two closest beaches are Mokapu and Ulua. Both are fantastic and Ulua has outstanding snorkeling. Overall this was an excellent location and the unit we stayed in was excellent. My friend and his wife were equally impressed. I would recommend staying here to anyone.