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Mana Kai Maui

3.5 out of 5.0

Mana Kai Maui

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Friendly staff at hotel. Restaurant staff at hotel not very friendly or attentive.

Very small room. Limited parking. Housekeeping knocked at 8:30AM.. Too early after flight previous day.

The property has one of the best locations on the island, great beach and a nice little reef fronting the hotel. I was able to get excellent video of green sea turtles there. Great restaurant and store on location. I will be back!

My 3rd time staying at Mana Kai. It’s always a pleasure.

I booked this resort because of the good reviews and the fact that it was a three star resort. I have stayed in three star resorts with similar reviews which are way better than this one. The Standard room is small and only window is facing the hallway so you can never open it if you care about your privacy. Housekeeping is not that great. We dropped dirty towels on the floor so that housekeeping would pick it up but they didn't. Also the spoons for complimentary beverage had it's packet open two times in a row. Definitely not worth the money.

The property and rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and accommodating. A dip in the pool after wading in the ocean, which is conveniently located right outside of the property, is very relaxing. It is the perfect location for sunsets. The photos attached are not filtered.

We had an amazing experience during our stay at Mana Kai Maui! Easy access to the beach, great spot to snorkel. Beautiful sunsets. Very clean facility. Comfortable beds. We will surely come back to this place!

The beautiful beach was a few steps from the hotel. Amazing views, family friendly and not over crowded even for a holiday weekend. The food was amazing at 5 Palms and the staff was very welcoming. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Maui, it is AWESOME!! See you in 2019!!!

Thank you to the staff for being kind always. The hotel was clean and in a great location.

Romm was very, very small. Did not expect this.

Close access to everything beach, golf etc.... we had a great time and will definitely return to the Mana Kai.

My husband and I stayed in room 801, a newly renovated hotel unit. It was attractively decorated and comfortable. The bed was firm, the pillows new and the linens in great shape. There is a mini fridge and microwave, TV and room safe. The rooms are small (think NYC or SFC boutique hotels), but perfect for 2 adults. We enjoyed the sounds of the ocean from the room and had a lovely view. The property sits on a gorgeous beach that isn't crazy crowded. Soft sand and plenty of room. It's also a great place to wander at night and stargaze. There is a (saltwater?) pool, which was a nice break from the beach from time to time. The on-site barbeque grills are available by reservation and maintained daily (i.e., kept sparkling clean) by the hotel team. There is on-site laundry (you must pay $6.00 for 2 tokens at the front desk). Five Palms restaurant on the property was our happy hour go-to spot: excellent Mai Tais, sushi and apps (and the view!) Next door, is a white tablecloth Italian restaurant (Sarento's), which looked lovely. The hotel was undergoing remodeling work on select units and in the parking lot. Some noise, but it didn't detract from our enjoyment. We extended our stay by a day and the staff was kind enough to accommodate the request with a 25% rate discount. They also provided us a late check out, which was much appreciated. Overall, it was a great experience and I'd recommend the Mana Kai without hesitation.

The hotel was very nicely situated with a beautiful (but not overly crowded) beach. There is a snorkel shop on the premises which made it easy to rent snorkel equipment although they also rented bikes, boards, etc. I looked in at the gym which had several treadmills, free weights and a weight machine but did not use it. I had decided not to rent a car as I mostly wanted a relaxing vacation; not a see-and-do vacation but was pleased to find that there was a Maui bus service and it had a stop right outside the entrance to the hotel. Very easy to use. One leg $2.00, day pass $4.00. I had several meals at the restuarant that is on-site (but not run by the hotel) and also made use of the "deli" for a quick cafe mocha and sandwich, drinks, etc. The "4" rating for Hotel facilities is because there was some remodeling going on. People at the hotel (especially the security guards) very nice.

Everything was good except we got a brand new SMALL room

This was our second stay renting only the hotel room portion. Room is smaller, but has a king size, very comfortable bed. Room has free coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave. Room service daily. Staff was very accommodating and came to fix our TV when another guest changed the input and we could not get a signal. Very happy with the pool and beach. We would stay here again. Restaurant has an excellent happy hour and the food is good. We had a breakfast and a dinner at 5 Palms.

This is our 2nd visit and I'm sure won't be the last. Staff are awesome, view is awesome, location is quite good.

Maui and the town of Kihei are fantastic. The location of this hotel is great on the edge of Wailea which is beautiful. Unfortunately, the room is literally 12 x 12 box which felt like a jail cell as opposed to a suite.

First time to Maui, the hotel was worth every dime.

The only thing I would change is having a room with an air conditioner.

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Keawakapu Beach and Kamaole Beach Park 3
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Mana Kai Maui places you next to Keawakapu Beach and a short stroll from other popular sights like Kamaole Beach Park 3. This 98-room, 3.5-star condo resort welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the condominium resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

Each condo has an array of amenities, including an iPod dock, a microwave, and a refrigerator. A TV comes with cable channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and a ceiling fan.


Property features

Guests staying at Mana Kai Maui enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include a business center, a library, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Ali'i Ocean View)

King 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Premium Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Mana Kai Maui

Everyone (18) Couples (18) Family (7) Friends (1) Other (2)
4
Friends

Friendly staff at hotel. Restaurant staff at hotel not very friendly or attentive.

By on Mar 27, 2019

2
Everyone

Very small room. Limited parking. Housekeeping knocked at 8:30AM.. Too early after flight previous day.

By on Mar 20, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jan 23, 2019

5
Everyone

The property has one of the best locations on the island, great beach and a nice little reef fronting the hotel. I was able to get excellent video of green sea turtles there. Great restaurant and store on location. I will be back!

By , from Salt Lake CIty, Utah on Nov 15, 2018

5
Everyone

My 3rd time staying at Mana Kai. It’s always a pleasure.

By , from NY on Oct 1, 2018

2
Everyone

I booked this resort because of the good reviews and the fact that it was a three star resort. I have stayed in three star resorts with similar reviews which are way better than this one. The Standard room is small and only window is facing the hallway so you can never open it if you care about your privacy. Housekeeping is not that great. We dropped dirty towels on the floor so that housekeeping would pick it up but they didn't. Also the spoons for complimentary beverage had it's packet open two times in a row. Definitely not worth the money.

By , from Union City, CA on Sep 30, 2018

5
Everyone

The property and rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and accommodating. A dip in the pool after wading in the ocean, which is conveniently located right outside of the property, is very relaxing. It is the perfect location for sunsets. The photos attached are not filtered.

By on Aug 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2018

Thank you for your review and awesome photos. We hope to see you on your next vacation.

5

great location, beach front resort!

Everyone

We had an amazing experience during our stay at Mana Kai Maui! Easy access to the beach, great spot to snorkel. Beautiful sunsets. Very clean facility. Comfortable beds. We will surely come back to this place!

By on Jun 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5

amber sunsets and healing vibes

Families

The beautiful beach was a few steps from the hotel. Amazing views, family friendly and not over crowded even for a holiday weekend. The food was amazing at 5 Palms and the staff was very welcoming. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Maui, it is AWESOME!! See you in 2019!!!

By , from San Antonio, TX on Jun 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2018

Mahalo and see you in 2019. Our 2019 rates are available now. Aloha!

4

happy hour was great!

Everyone

Thank you to the staff for being kind always. The hotel was clean and in a great location.

By , from San Diego on Feb 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you in your next vacation.