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Mana Kai Maui

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The Mana Kai Maui (Spirit by the Sea and Maui) is a sparkling jewel that places you right where you want to be — and steps from the soft sands of Keawakapu (Forbidden Cove) Beach. Both the Mana Kai Maui and Keawakapu Beach are located at the far southern end of South Kihei Road, bordering the entrance to Wailea. The mile-long-beach is a popular swimming, snorkeling and the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui. Here you are offered the convenience of having all of your needs met at our beachfront property, or venturing out to Wailea (less than 5 minutes away). Just north of the Mana Kai are the bustling activities of Kihei, popular restaurants, shops, and activities, (which we can happily arrange for you) from seeing waterfalls to whales (seasonal).

The Mana Kai Maui, the official on site rental management program, manages 44 two bedroom condominiums. The variety of condo upgrades has created nine different categories, ranging from Hotel Room to newly renovated Ali’i Condominium. One building, 8 story, 2 elevators and there are no ground floor units, all rooms start on the 2nd floor. All of the Condominium category rooms have a private lanai (patio) with fabulous million dollar views of the sandy beach of Keawakapu. Daily maid service, (no check out cleaning fee) and pool towel exchange is included in the rate. Free parking, free WIFI, Fitness and Business Center and no resort fees.

Our front desk is open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm HST. Our reservations staff is also located on site and available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, HST. Reservations department is closed on the weekends and most major holidays; however, guests may book their reservations online 24/7.

The Mana Kai Maui ‘ohana (family) strive to preserve the “Aloha Spirit.” Our guests have been returning for many years. Some even returning since the year we opened in 1973. Generations of visitors return annually and are greeted with aloha by their names. Just as our visitors return year after year, we have the good fortune of retaining a long-time staff with a handful of employees with 20+ years of service. It is this familiarity that embraces the soul and spirit of the Mana Kai Maui ~ where true Aloha lives.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Restaurant
Happy hour
Snorkelling
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
Umbrella
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
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Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
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drsusanc wrote a review Feb 2024
San Francisco, California108 contributions106 helpful votes
I'm biased, but the view from the top floor (especially Mana Kai 805) is beyond compare. You can see out to Molokini, and during the winter there's a ton (heh) of whale activity. A beautiful long beach abuts the property with good swimming and also a great reef for snorkeling, and there are typically lots of turtles. The hotel grounds are pretty and have space for chairs, and while Mana Kai is not as swanky as the Wailea hotels, it's cheaper and also not filled with those snooty White-Lotus types. There's an 808 Deli onsite for quick bites, and supposedly an onsite restaurant will open any day now (but not as of Feb 2024).
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Date of stay: February 2024
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763kersti wrote a review Oct 2023
Mount Shasta2 contributions1 helpful vote
The bed was the most comfortable! I want it at home. Rooms and views are amazing, clean and comfortable Staff was very friendly and helpful Swimming with turtles right off the hotel I will definitely book again
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Joseph B wrote a review Sept 2023
Fresno, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
I had reservations in Kaanapali that we decided to cancel after the Lahaina tragedy. However, I called and spoke to Juliet at the reservation desk. Juliet hit it out of the park and convinced my wife and I to come. The condo she booked us had great views and was very clean and comfortable. Everyone from Austin at the front desk. Winston the general manager made sure our visit was impeccable. The main manager Doug was so friendly and informative. Kim and I decided to come back next year again in September. Thank you all for making this trip happen and showing us what the true meaning of Mahalo means. We Vic will see you next year! Billy and Kim Burgen say aloha!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sian R wrote a review Sept 2023
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What a lovely hotel! The room had everything we needed with a large comfy bed. It was right on the beach where we enjoyed morning and evening strolls. The staff were very friendly and helpful. In terms of location it was spot on! Walking distance from shops and restaurants and not far from all the activities we did like snorkeling and hiking. Would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Allergytraveler wrote a review Aug 2023
Princeton, New Jersey13 contributions9 helpful votes
We had to quickly find a place after the Lahaina tragedy occurred a week before we were due to arrive. Mana Kai was not a $2000/night Wailea hotel, but excellent for a fraction of the cost - and we were given the very room that is pictured here on trip advisor. It was just as elegant as the pictures, spotless and equipped with everything we could ask for. Our view was down the Kihei coast and we loved listening to the waves all night with the doors open to the lanai. There were plenty of beach chairs, palm trees for shade, and the hotel is literally a few yards from the sand. The pool was clean, but we preferred the beach. Our unit was rented through the on-site management company who manages only some of the units, but others use other intermediaries, and I suspect that they vary in renovation quality. All of the "ali'i" rooms face the beach, but not the hotel rooms. As in many Hawaiian high rise condos, you reach your room from an outdoor walkway. Each door has a code, no key, and then a second pair of doors, one to the hotel room on the parking lot side and one to the larger units on the beach side. There was easy parking and an excellent convenience store on site with everything we needed, but the restaurant was closed. Management warns about noise renovations during weekday hours, but we saw and heard nothing from Friday morning through Monday morning. Finally, the staff was welcoming and helpful. Mana Kai was one of the few places we have stayed that exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Deborah f wrote a review Aug 2023
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Our family of 10 had a wonderful experience at Mana Kai Maui. This was our first visit to Hawaii and feel so very fortunate to have been able to give our children and grandchildren beautiful memories. Winston was so very accommodating, pleasant, and helpful. With the exercise room under construction, Winston loaned me some weights to use during our stay. He worked with us for a later check out time which was so appreciated. We pray for all your safety in light of the devasting recent fire. We are so grateful to have experienced your beautiful area. With sincere appreciation. Ohio traveler
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Dr. S wrote a review Aug 2023
Kentucky28 contributions9 helpful votes
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The perfect location at a very affordable price if your like me and dont spend your vacation at the hotel. Clean room, clean sheets, clean bathroom and towels, hot water. Just use the room to sleep and shower and spend the whole day seeing the beautiful island. Highly recommend renting a car. I rented a Jeep wrangler which made the experience even better :)).
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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lovetotravel98631 wrote a review Jun 2023
Palm Springs, California12 contributions8 helpful votes
We celebrated our 60th Wedding anniversary at this resort for 10 days in June 2023. We loved our room with a full-on view of ocean out our front windows and from our lanai. We were in room 801 A and paid extra to guarantee this room. It was worth it. Very nicely decorated and furnished and immaculately clean when we checked in. There is nothing more we could have asked for. We would go back in an instant for the location alone, right on a sandy beach with a huge grassy area in addition. Management was very responsive to anything we needed and we used the concierge, Tracey, who was very efficient and helpful prior to our visit and during our visit. Management was very responsive. Housekeeping every third day was adequate for us. Be sure to plan to go to a local grocery store early-on for needed items Prices in the little resort store were outrageous. Otherwise, we have only positive to report.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Earl Nakachi, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui
Responded 11 Jul 2023
Thank you for your outstanding review. We are happy you chose our property to celebrate your 60th anniversary. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary since opening our doors in 1973. Hope to see you for your 70th. Aloha
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Connector577947 wrote a review May 2023
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Best place to stay for ocean and relaxation. Beds are comfortable, staff is amazing. Love the new store, easy to book activities. Best beach on maui. Walking distance to Wailea and Kihei. 25 minutes from the airport..
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Earl Nakachi, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui
Responded 11 Jul 2023
Mahalo for taking your time to respond. We agree with your review of us and the beach. Hope to see you here in the future.
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Lebrones wrote a review Apr 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada35 contributions36 helpful votes
Wonderful stay! Probably one of the best beaches on the island and every unit faces the beach. Nice clean pool and open lobby area. Room was nice fairly clean and bed was comfortable. As it’s been said front desk closes around 4 but there is someone on site for security. General store had most of what you’d need. Kehei as a whole is a decent drive from many things but honestly don’t know why anyone would attempt Maui without a rental car.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Winston Chinn, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui
Responded 17 Apr 2023
Mahalo for your response. The front desk is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. The Maui Bus is our island transit system that operates daily as well with stops, north and south bound right in front of the property. To see the island, it is best to rent a car. Thank you for choosing to stay with us!!!
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₹29,441 - ₹68,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
98
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mana Kai Maui
Which popular attractions are close to Mana Kai Maui?
Nearby attractions include The Magical Mystery Show! (3.3 km), Maui Professional Photography (1.4 km), and Island Art Party (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mana Kai Maui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mana Kai Maui?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Maui Fish Company, Honolulu Cookie Company, and 808 Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Mana Kai Maui have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mana Kai Maui accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.