Honua Kai Resort

4 stars
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
157 reviews
We had a great time there!

The staff is very kind and the clear highlight is the pool area. We have three kids (2-12) and they... See full review

  • Cybersm
  • Dec 6, 2014
Maui

Great time. Great weather. Warm water. Good waves. See full review

  • Surfin USA
  • Dec 3, 2014

Natural stone colors and a tranquil ambience give the Honua Kai Resort in Maui an air of luxury and intimacy. Spacious suites include gourmet kitchens filled with Bosch appliances, plus indulgent bath and body products for long hours in the tub. Head outside to enjoy the fresh air on the large veranda that overlooks the resort's private beach. On-site dining is offered at Duke's Beach House, a great venue for authentic Hawaiian cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients. After a day on the beach or exploring Maui, treat yourself to a thorough pampering at the Ho'ola Spa.

Key facts

  • 3 pools
  • Hot tub
  • Laundry facility: washer/dryer in each suite; dry cleaning available
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness center
  • 318 rooms
  • 10 floors
  • Childcare services
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-hour front desk

Neighborhood

Honua Kai is located along the world-famous Kaanapali North Beach. Snorkeling is a popular activity here and whale-watching excursions can be taken during certain times of the year. Shopping is merely five minutes away at the Whalers Village complex, an outdoor venue offering specialty stores and dining establishments like Tommy Bahama. Golf enthusiasts will discover rolling fairways and contoured greens at the neighboring Royal Kaanapali Course.

Hints and tips

For the quietest stay, opt for a room facing the courtyard; these rooms are a good distance from the highway.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Honua Kai Resort Rooms

Ohana Resort View Suite
Beautifully designed non-ocean view suite, depending on location, overlooking West Maui Mountains, pools, grounds, and ponds. Fully equipped kitchens with granite counter tops, microwave, washer & dryer.
One Bedroom Suite
Wondrous space to be together or to find time alone. Our one-bedroom suites offer an unparalleled oceanfront vacation experience - beyond any other Hawaii rental. As the newest hotel on Kaanapali North Beach, your expectations will be exceeded by the spacious floor plans offering living areas that flow onto glass railed lanais, blurring the line between indoor living and the spectacular Maui outdoors. The privacy of a separate bedroom creates a comfortable home-like setting within the contemporary, luxurious space.
Two Bedroom Suite
The two-bedroom suites are ideal for families or friends to connect in a home-like setting. The contemporary, tropical interiors blend seamlessly onto the large lanais creating an expansive indoor / outdoor space. The glass-rails create a feeling of unobstructed openness. The generous floor plan of the two bedroom rentals easily accommodates the whole family or friends, providing you with the opportunity to reconnect, relax and reinvigorate.
Three Bedroom Suites
The 3-bedroom suites are ideal for families or friends to connect in a home-like setting. All 3-bedroom suites feature 3 king beds in each bedroom, and a queen pull out sofa in the living room. The contemporary, tropical interiors blend seamlessly onto the large lanais creating an expansive indoor / outdoor space. The glass-rails create a feeling of unobstructed openness. The generous floor plan of the three bedroom rentals easily accommodates the whole family or friends, providing you with the opportunity to reconnect, relax and reinvigorate.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

20.9454 -156.6901
Area served
Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili Maui, Hawaii
Nearby airports
Kahului Airport-OGG-20 miles Kapalua Airport-JHM-5 miles
Area description
Located on the West side of Maui, overlooking the beautiful white sands of North Ka'anapali Beach.

Dining

Duke's Beach House
Duke's Beach House provides guests an authentic Hawaiian dining experience and omage to the restaurant's namesake, legendary Hawaiian surfer and waterman Duke Kahanamoku. The restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch dinner. The cuisine is Hawaiian influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks. Duke's Beach House is located oceanfront at the resort. Hours of operation: Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served between 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Aina Gourmet Market
n addition to providing a full range of groceries and sundries, 'Aina Gourmet Market is a charming, rustic cafe with a full coffee bar; deli case of pastries, prepared salads, and snacks; hot panini sandwiches; and "zappers" for healthy grab 'n go meals. A full range of breakfast, lunch and dinner items are available daily. Sample menu items for breakfast: muffins, bagels & lox, pastries, eggs, wraps, quiche and a full coffee bar. Sample lunch and dinner menu items include fresh fruits, organic greens, fish plates, sub sandwiches, burgers and so much more. The menu changes regularly based on availability of fresh local produce and meats. The market is based on the "100-Mile Market" concept: utilizing products from within a 100-mile radius. Maui produce is stocked first, preferably from smaller farms and island-based businesses. Located conveniently in the lobby, 'Aina Gourmet Market is open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (157)

Ratings and reviews for Honua Kai Resort

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
157 out of 157
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jugg
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 13, 2014

Maui Trip

Loved Honua Kai Resort! We are already planning our trip for next holiday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kam6666
Business
Maui
Dec 20, 2013

3 Day Getaway

We reserved a 2 bedroom suite. The suite was roomy and comfortable. The suite was very clean. The entire staff was very personably, helpful and friendly. I would stay at this location again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Duke's restaurant is right on the resort property. They have amazing food, drinks and staff.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Savy huff
Business
Vancouver, Canada
Dec 15, 2013

Family vacation

Honua Kai is a very clean, beautiful property. Make sure you book a pool or ocean view not the view we had from 606. It was the construction view, not what we were expecting. The hotel has a quiet, family setting. They could benefit from adding more activities. Example would be a volleyball net for outside, or pool table, ping pong or other games inside for families. This would also be good for families in the evening. There was snuba in the pool daily, but an activities person for the hotel would be an assest. The beach is great. Bring water shoes for the ocean. Snorkeling was also excellent. Overall a beautiful property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Crazybelle
Business
Vancouver, WA
Oct 27, 2013

Amazing!

Honua Kai was the resort we stayed at and we only have positive things to say about this place. The room was immaculate, the 3 onsite pools were serene and not overly crowded, the resort staff were super friendly. It was just an amazing experience in Maui for the entire family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Since the resort have kitchens in each of the rooms and BBQs near the pools, there is a grocery store across from Honua Kai called Times to bring back food to cook. It saved us quite a bit of money each day from having to go out to eat every meal.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abby Mom
Business
Abbotsford, BC
Sep 29, 2013

Maui family getaway

Hotel was beautiful, location great, able to walk to MKV for great lunch at Castaways. 2 bedroom suite was huge with all amenities, folding glass doors to access lanai with table and chairs looking up to the mountain. However, most uncomfortable sofa bed but the actual sofa turned out to be pretty comfortable. Wood furniture very nice but almost impossible to move. Location of room was the big problem -over the delivery entrance and trash room right across from front door so pretty noisy. But, hey, it is Maui, so can't go too wrong

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

if you don't mind the drive - Kihei, Peggy Sue's was under renos so went to Coconuts next door - Best fish and chips!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BallnGlove
Business
Wisconsin
Sep 28, 2013

Family Vacation

Overall very pleased. Stayed for 10 nights. Complex is very nice. Kids enjoyed the pools, including getting to try SNUBA every day. We had a two bedroom unit - very spacious for a family of 4. Full kitchen was good for making meals. Two reasons it's not 5-stars: 1) Cleaning staff was disappointing. Usually daily calls were necessary to get any type of service. 2) Depending on how the wind was blowing, you get a whiff of the sewage plant. Only noticed a couple times, but it was strong enough to have to close our lanai doors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zozon
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 20, 2013

Amazing place for families

This was our first time in this resort. We loved watching sunrises over the mountain from our room. We loved having the kitchen - especially with the grocery store right across the street. The pools were awesome - our toddler had a great time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The grocery store is right across the street. You can save a lot of money by having breakfast/lunch in your room.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Just the Maui Experience
Business
Riverside, CA
Sep 13, 2013

Beautiful and relaxing

The resort was beautiful and relaxing. The condo had everything you need including washer and dryer inside the condo (they provide laundry soap) and it was so comfortable and clean. The location of the resort was terrific because it was next to a beautiful beach. The only small thing was sometimes we could smell the sewer treatment facility when we were outside on the balcony of our room because our room faced the treatment facility but it wasn't often and you could not smell it anywhere else on the resort...so ask for a room that doesn't face the main street. However the upside to the location of our room was the beautiful mountain view and a rainbow that would show up everyday late in the afternoon. I would definitely recommend the resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Denise P.
Business
Maui, HA
Sep 6, 2013

Beautiful Resort

The concierge was great, gave us a lot of great ideas that didn't cost much to do. she made reservations for dinner gave us direction, really made it easy to have fun. The resort is beautiful! the rooms were spacious and clean. We really enjoyed the resort. Denise

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Talk to the concierge tell them what you are interested in and they will help you. They had great ideas and when they booked reservations for dinner they had coupons for free appetizers or desserts!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Runmachine
Business
Toornto, Ontario
Sep 3, 2013

1st Time Hawaii Experience

I was most impressed with the resort. The buildings and facilities are realatively new and well maintained. The location is great - in the heart of the Kaanapali shores. The units themselves are well designed with superior furniture and appliances. The only thing I was not impressed with was the staff. The cleaning staff were good but the check-in staff seemed out of their depth. Upon check in, there was much confusion as to the unit allocated to us and there was no orientation or explanation given as to what facilties was available and the location of these facilities. In fact the parking permit was not explained to us which resulted in us receiving a written notice for parking without displaying the permit..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There are numerous excellent dining establishments with 5 miles of the resort

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