What Are The Best Hotel Zoned Condos on Maui?

Hotel Zoned STRS Maui

With a potential ban on apartment zoned short term rentals on Maui creating uncertainty for owners and buyers alike, hotel zoned short term condos have become more in demand. A flood of apartment zoned short term rentals have hit the market in the weeks after the Maui Mayor dropped the bomb on everyone that he would be asking the planning department to draft a proposal to repeal the rights of the Minatoya List owners.

This is putting significant short term downward pressure on the value of these A1 and A2 zoned units and its uncertain exactly how much value has been lost just with the idea that the ban could happen alone. At Wailea Ekahi, a unit listed for 2.8M reduced its price to 1.9M and secured a buyer almost immediately. In other Apartment Zoned complexes such as Wailea Ekolu, prices drops of 500k or more have become common. For certain buyers willing to handle the risk or not concerned about rental income, the opportunities to land huge discounts are out there. 

Given all of this, the more conservative buyers and investors have been shifting their focus to Maui condo complexes that are not in jeopardy of losing their short term rental rights. If a ban does pass, it could potentially drive prices of these units up by reducing the total supply of STRs available on the island. If your curious about the best hotel zoned condos on Maui, keep reading to see my personal favorites for quality and performance as investments. 

1. Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay

Montage Residences Kapalua

Located between Kapalua Bay and Ironwoods Beach, the Montage Residences at Kapalua Bay is among the more luxurious hotel zoned condos on Maui. This prestigious community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with garden or ocean views. There are also three- and four-bedroom Grand Residences and Signature Residences, which include large lanais, ocean views, upgraded furnishings and other premium amenities.

The Montage community offers a lagoon-like swimming pool with lounge beds, a reception room, tennis courts, cultural activities, a spa, a fitness center and several dining and bar options. You can also take advantage of easy access to Kapalua Bay for snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and other activities.

Montage Residences For Sale

2. Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Beach Villas offers a relaxed vibe and well-appointed beachfront villas or penthouses. The 3,100-square-foot, three-bedroom villas each have a private lanai with ocean views and an open layout. The two- and three-bedroom penthouses are available with up to 2,500 square feet.

The spacious units at Wailea Beach Villas have large lanais and windows that take advantage of ocean, garden or pool views. Newcomers are treated to a lei greeting. The resort-like amenities include a fitness center, a family pool, an infinity-edge adult pool with a heated spa, beach chairs and towels, oceanfront massages, a game room, grocery shopping service, laundry service and housekeeping service.

Wailea Beach Villas For Sale


Is Airbnb Banned on Maui?

No, Airbnb is not banned on Maui. The Mayor has prompted the Maui Planning Department to draft legislation to repeal the rights of of a list of apartment zoned short term rentals that have their right to rent long term through an ordinance known as the Minatoya List.

The proposed legislation will then be given to the County Council who will hear public testimony and then vote on the measure. If the Council approves the bill, it is likely the County will be immediately sued for unconstitutional taking of vested property rights and the units will be allowed to continue to rent through an injuction until a Federal judge determines the legality of what the County is trying to do. The units rented through Airbnb and VRBO contribute massively to the local economy on Maui, if the bill passes unemployment is expected to exceed 15%, it currently sits around 6% after the Lahaina Fires took away many jobs in Lahaina and West Maui..

3. Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Honua Kai Ka'anapali

Situated along the Kaanapali North Beach, the Honua Kai Resort and Spa offers hotel zoned condos on Maui. Available accommodations range from studio units to three-bedroom penthouse suites that span 3,300 square feet. Many of the condos have garden, resort, pool or ocean views.

Amenities and finishes vary by unit and may include a washer and dryer, a sofa bed, a gourmet kitchen, a den, a furnished balcony, a grill and other features. Helicopter sightseeing, ziplining, snorkeling and other adventures can be scheduled through concierge service. A spa, a swimming pool, five hot tubs, water slides, cabanas, surf lessons, beach valet and fine meals at Duke’s Beach House are available as well. Ka'anapali has many great things to do and they are easily accessed from this resort. 

Honua Kai Current Listings

4. Royal Mauian

Royal Mauian For Sale

The Royal Mauian is conveniently located on South Kihei Road next to Kamaole Beach I. Each of the one, two, and three-bedroom condos located throughout the six-story building have ocean views and exceptional furnishings. They also come with a washer and dryer, an equipped kitchen and a private patio or balcony.

On top of the building, you can relax in the rooftop garden and take advantage of barbecue grills. The rooftop is the perfect place to appreciate the magnificence of the West Maui Mountains, Mt. Haleakala and the Pacific Ocean with captivating views in all directions. The grounds are well-manicured with a large swimming pool.

Royal Mauian Condos For Sale

5. Mana Kai

Mana Kai Maui

Mana Kai also offers hotel zoned condos on Maui directly along Keawakapu Beach. The two towering resort buildings have one- and two-bedroom layouts. These gorgeous condos are grandly styled with your comfort in mind while also embracing the spirit of the island. They include flat screen TVs, full appliances and balconies.

Residents and guests can take advantage of seasonal whale viewing from the grounds and beach access. Community amenities include gas barbecue grills, a swimming pool and a fitness center. Services include free calls and internet access, free parking, pool towel service and maid service.

Mana Kai For Sale

6. Wailea Elua

Wailea Elua For Sale

Wailea Elua provides a tranquil, beachfront setting with excellent amenities and activities. This gated-entrance property spans 24 acres directly along Ulua Beach. Across the tropically landscaped grounds, you will find 152 villas and vacation residences in 25 two-story buildings. All villas and residences are air conditioned.

The villas have one-bedroom to three-bedroom layouts as well as full kitchens, a washer and dryer, private lanais, a living room and a dining room. Guests enjoy a private beachfront with lounge chairs as well as two swimming pools. Additional amenities are a putting green, a paddle tennis court, a fitness center and grill areas.

Wailea Elua For Sale

7. Maui Banyan

Maui Banyan Kihei Maui

Perhaps the best return on investment opportunity across all STR's on Maui is a 2bd/2bth lock off unit at Maui Banyan. Maui Banyan is a charming condo community in South Kihei that is ideally situated for both fun and relaxation. In addition to being steps from Kamaole Beach II, the community is marvelously landscaped with tropical plants and towering palm trees.

At Maui Banyan you will find one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos. Some units have a sleeper sofa and can accommodate up to eight people. From the private lanai of many condos, you can enjoy glimpses of the ocean or the two swimming pools. The grounds also include tennis courts, a laundry area, a picnic area with gas grills, jet spas and a putting green.

Maui Banyan For Sale

8. Ho'olei at Grand Wailea

Hoolei Wailea

Ho’olei at Grand Wailea is tucked away on a lush hillside in Wailea, allowing guests to appreciate breathtaking coastal and mountain views. This is a gated condo community with layouts featuring luxurious, three-bedroom units. Several floor plans are available, offering sleeping for up to eight people and up to 4,000 square feet.

The decor in each home celebrates the island’s laid-back vibe while pampering guests with fine materials and finishes. Numerous amenities are available, including world-class dining, tennis courts, a lavish spa, beach yoga, snorkeling and scuba lessons, cruiser bikes, an activity pool and an adult pool.

Ho'olei Condos For Sale

9. Hale Hui Kai

Hale Hui Kai Maui

Among the many hotel zoned condos on Maui, you wont see many as close to the beach as Hale Hui Kai, which sits directly on Keawakapu Beach. The condo units are located in a single, three-story building overlooking Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. Guests have private beach access as well as beach umbrellas. All of the air-conditioned condos have two bedrooms and two bathrooms along with a full kitchen and a private lanai.

These condos also have high-speed internet and cable TV. You can spend your days relaxing in the oceanfront garden or taking a dip in the pool. The community also features maid service and a laundry facility. With a great location, its easy to enjoy all of the fun things to do in Kihei from this beautiful property. 

10. Makena Surf

Makena Surf Maui

Makena Surf is the ideal condo resort community for those who want a more relaxed, pampering island experience. The resort sits alongside an isolated section of Po’olenalena Beach. The 10 acres are tropically landscaped and offer cobblestone pathways with vibrant vegetation. There are 105 residences spread across six buildings.

These two- and three-bedroom residences are either oceanfront or have ocean views. All come with a private lanai, a TV in each bedroom, a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. When you stay at this gated community, you can enjoy two temperature-controlled swimming pools, two hot tubs, four tennis courts, two herb gardens and gas barbecue grills. 

Makena Surf Condos For Sale

11. Ma'alaea Surf

Maalaea Surf kihei maui

Located along the shore of Sugar Beach, Ma’alaea Surf is a picture-perfect resort in Kihei. All of the condos here are one-bedroom or two-bedroom residences with full kitchens, air conditioning and private lanais or patios. Across this lushly landscaped, 5-acre property, you will find exceptional amenities like a pickleball court, shuffleboard, tennis courts and two swimming pools.

The resort also has a laundry facility onsite and provides free parking. With Kihei’s shops and restaurants just down the street, this resort offers something for everyone to enjoy. See other condos for sale in Kihei here. 

Maalaea Surf For Sale

12. Napili Point

Hotel Zoned STR Napili Point

Napili Point Resort offers 115 hotel zoned condos overlooking Honokeana Bay. From many of the units and from the swimming pool, you can enjoy views of Lana’i and Moloka’i across the bay. In addition to its two swimming pools, Napili Point Resort has picnic tables, outdoor barbecue grills and a garden-like landscape.

You can also reach Napili Beach in five minutes via an oceanfront walkway. Many of the one-bedroom and two-bedroom condos offer expanded sleeping space with a queen size sofa bed in the living room. The condos each have free WiFi, a washer and dryer, a full kitchen and housekeeping. See other condos for sale in Napili. 

Napili Point Condos For Sale

13. The Whaler Ka'anapali

Whaler Kaanapali

The Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach provides five-star accommodations steps from a world-class beach. The resort features two 12-story buildings on six garden-like acres. Studios, one-bedroom condos and two-bedroom residences are available. The largest condos have almost 2,000 square feet and can sleep up to six people.

Air conditioning, a full kitchen and a private balcony are offered with all condos. The resort also has a koi pond, an oceanfront pool, beach concierge, beach rentals, a fire pit, a fitness center, a lei greeting, barbecue grills, laundry facilities, pickleball courts and tennis courts.

Whaler at Kaanapali Condos For Sale

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