Rate based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2014 Check-out: Sep 15, 2014

Honua Kai Resort

4 stars
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
146 reviews
It was a great hotel!!!

We loved this place. It was expensive but the room was great. It was spacious and clean with a nice... See full review

  • Traveler5
  • Jul 27, 2014
family vacation

We stayed here for 6 days, it was awesome, we had no complaints! We will come back and stay here... See full review

  • msangulo
  • Jul 18, 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

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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 (146)

Ratings and reviews for Honua Kai Resort

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
146 out of 146
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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Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Junejulie19
Denver CO
Aug 18, 2014

Good hotel

The experience was great. Note they do not have the kids club any more, that you might see advertized on some websites. I chose them because I thought they did, I was disappointed. The room was great, the kitchen and laundry right in the room is perfect for a family. Rooms get cleaned and new towels are given every other day - something to know and count on, although I am sure if you call you will get service, the hotel staff is very responsive. The pools at the hotel are fantastic - the slide is fun for kids and adults, the infinity pool is beautiful. Location is more out of the way, it is not the events' central, just keep that in mind - you might or might not like it depending on what you are looking for. There is a grocery store right nearby and dining options are all easy to get to. Whaler's Village is five minutes' drive away. Lahaina is a bit more, but it is still very easy to get to. The restaurant on site is nice, there is a more relaxed option and a more upscale one too - either for adults or to feed the kids. Lots of people come here with kids. There are no movie nights or any organized kid activities, however, and the kids' slide closes at 5 pm. The bed was comfortable, the pullout couch the kids slept on was fine for them, but I wasn't very comfortable when laying on it,so for adults it is not as good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: In Hotel

There is a hotel photographer on site. We had out pictures taken and bought one of the packages. The pictures turned out beautifully, the photographer did a great job and we didn't have to go looking far for someone else in town for a higher fee.

Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Red tractor
Nebraska
Jul 28, 2014

Rooms need carpets and furniture cleaned and some fresh paint

Rooms need refreshining, clean furniture and carpets. If you're charging resort fees those amienties should be available. Bell/valet staff excellent

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveler5
Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 27, 2014

It was a great hotel!!!

We loved this place. It was expensive but the room was great. It was spacious and clean with a nice view of the ocean. I wish the hotel was a little closer to restaurants, we had to drive to go eat but other than that everything was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel well and often
Florida
Jul 21, 2014

Pretty room/ crowded pool/ narrow beach

The suite was as depicted in photos. Very pretty & with a great kitchen & laundry area. However, we were a couple traveling alone & this place reminded us of timeshares at Orlando. Lots of families. The pool area was very crowded The beach was very narrow, I think the problem was we were spoiled by the other hotels we stayed at ( Makena beach resort, Travassa & Fairmont) so for us this ranked last compared to the others

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Don't miss the Warren & Annabelle show in Lahaina. It's a comedy - magic show & we thought it was great. It's a long show that had us amazed & laughing

Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
msangulo
Palm Springs CA
Jul 18, 2014

family vacation

We stayed here for 6 days, it was awesome, we had no complaints! We will come back and stay here again :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a market across the hotel, we bought food to make brkfst and went out for one big meal that was a big save :)

Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amorphous
San Jose, CA
Jul 13, 2014

Great resort for Maui vacation

Great location; near the beach, 5 min drive to down town. Rooms are big with great balcony ( buy the ocean view).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Foodie Family
Los Altos, CA
Jul 9, 2014

Idyllic location, awesome experience

This was a great place for my family of four (two kids under 10) -- three different pools to choose from each day, and a wonderful beach that is steps from the complex. The snorkeling is fantastic juts a 5 min walk south. Dukes' was one of the nicer dinner experiences we had on the island. Overall the place was just the Hawaii fantasy you'd imagine. We had just a few small issues that weren't resolved by the housekeeping: The mattress had a big hill in the middle and was rather lumpy, and the bathroom lights were too dim (low wattage) and they didn't want to fix them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Penne Pasta in Lahaina. If you're tired of shelling out $50/person for dinner for a view, come here for the excellent Italian food and low-key atmosphere. Short walk to everything in Lahaina.

Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JBandJA
San Carlos, CA
Jun 19, 2014

Family friendly and fun

Loved having a full kitchen and W/D - we used room for some meals, naps and bedtime; the rest of the time we enjoyed the lovely pools and beach time. The resort is well landscaped. Only wish we would have had more time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Slappy Cakes - a hip, fun breakfast place across the street from the resort. You make pancakes at our table. The kids loved it!

Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Semaj
Seattle Washington
Jun 8, 2014

Excellent place to relax

Beautiful paradise hotel with the comfort of my home. Would like to visit next year in the same Resort. I would like to acknowledged Leo with an excellent customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Honua Kai Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Island Fan
Seattle, Washington
Jun 6, 2014

Returned Stay

We booked a resort view 1 bedroom unit on our first stay at this hotel last year. We were given a room on the sixth floor. Everything was good except the traffic noise from the highways and the heavy wind on the lanai were really bothersome. Despite the shortcomings we decided to go back this year because we loved the location, the boardwalk by the beach and the beautiful landscapes, and this time we booked a partial ocean view studio instead. We were given unit 237 upon check-in. The unit was on the 2nd floor, always in the shade (good and bad), and our ocean view was blocked by the roofs of the Duke's Restaurant. Worse off were the bugs - we got bug bites in quite a few places and had to kill a cockroach crawling on the bathroom floor. We called Housekeeping about it, but were told that the unit might not have been treated because the party staying at the unit might have refused the treatment which takes place quarterly. Upon checkout, we expressed the discontent. The agent said we should have called in advance informing the hotel we were returned guests to get a "better" unit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Duke's Restaurant has great food.

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