Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Visit at Kihei Surfside

Just returned from a “working vacation” on Maui and wanted to post a little bit about our trip. Since both Su and I reside on the Big Island, Sharene likes us to visit Maui now and again to get to better know the units and the complexes they are in, to get a good feel for the area and generally experience things from a guest’s perspective to allow us to better help our guests. Yeah, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! (and I’m sure glad I’m one of the “someones”!)

I had the opportunity to stay at gorgeous Kihei Surfside in Steve & Linda’s lovely Kihei Surfside 513. The unit was immaculate and that sweet ocean view across the bright green grass knocked our (proverbial) socks off the moment we entered the condo. 513 is very comfortably furnished and had everything we could have needed or wanted for our stay. We cooked in on 2 nights and found everything we could have needed for meal preparation in the well-appointed kitchen. Gregg made good use of Surfside’s oceanfront BBQs while I prepared the veggies & extras. Couldn’t have been easier in my own kitchen - and certainly wouldn’t have been cleaner! Cindy sure does a great job keeping the place sparkling.

While we were there, I had the opportunity to meet Cynthia and Larry, 2 of the newest owners to come onboard with Hawaii Holiday, and get a personal tour of their Kihei Surfside 405. They were sweet as can be and the enthusiasm they have for Maui, Surfside and their unit are contagious! I really enjoyed having the chance to meet them and look forward to working with them in the future! Also had the chance to meet and chat with Rebecca who was working just down the hall on her Kihei Surfside 510! It’s always such a pleasure to meet the owners of the units we represent, and finally get to put faces together with names.

We had a bunch of big plans for our off days this trip, but the weather was SO gorgeous and beautiful Keawakapu Beach - right next to Surfside – was so fantastically inviting that we ended up spending much of our free time just “beaching it!” The surf was fairly high the first couple of days (which meant swells of up to 2 whole feet at Keawakapu!) and we were quite pleased to find a boogie board at the condo, so we had a lot of fun playing in the waves. I didn’t even wipe out once (new record for me!). The sunsets on Keawakapu were stunning - mother nature gave us a beautiful and different show every night!

We also spent a day at Makena Beach (aka Big Beach and Little Beach), which we just love. I may be the queen of making and then tossing out detailed vacation itineraries, there was one activity that did not get vetoed in favor of a beach day: a snorkel/snuba cruise to Molokini!! I’ll be posting about that just as soon as we get our underwater pictures back!

Up next time: Restaurant Reviews (unless I get my underwater photos back first!)

Aloha nui,
Tara

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