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2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9697
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#4 of 69 Speciality lodging in Kihei
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Happy hour
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
Clothes dryer
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Just1sandy wrote a review 16 Jul
Cordova, Tennessee
This resort was beautifully designed! We stayed in 614A in June 2021 for my 50th birthday trip to Mauiiiiiiii! And while that within itself was a great surprise... the Mani Kai Maui Resort was an excellent choice. The morning sunrises, the midday & afternoon views, the evening sunsets and views were just breath taking. Our condo overlooked the beach and ocean and the sounds of the ocean were wonderful. The resort itself had a restaurant called the 5 Palms onsite along with a sundry and a place that you could rent gear of needed. Parking was no hassle and accessing the beach, pool, and everything in between was the best! The one bedroom open space condo had a full walk in kitchen fully equipped with whatever you needed! The bathroom was spacious enough and the living room/bedroom area was perfect! And the balcony....oh my...was on point! We enjoyed a few breakfasts and some evening cocktails/appetizers on the patio while we enjoyed each other's company along with the nice weather and breath taking views! The Mana Kai Maui is a great destination choice when visiting Maui! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early and be sure to ask/request a condo with a full kitchen that faces the beach. Also be...
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Mark wrote a review Jun 2021
Lucedale, Mississippi
Booking. Com showed me all the beautiful pictures of a condo room with full kitchen and balcony overlooking the ocean. It matched my search criteria. Booking sent me to vacasa web for booking. That is not what we got. We had a small tight suite with mini fridge and mini coffee maker. No view of anything and was no better than the average motel 6. I called to see if there was a mistake and was even willing to pay more if there was for what I thought I was getting. Nothing was available. Now the room was cramped, noisy and required entry through a share hall. On the noisy issue. All the neighbor talking or door closing was heard. The wind was pounding on our glass window and it was a continuous loud rattle. Our room was 614b with a parking lot view and a stair chase obstructing half of that. The positive things are location, beach, sunset and grounds. With that said you can enjoy all of that away from the cramped room. I took a video of late night neighbors moving in and it literally sounds like they were in our room.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Winston Chinn, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui
Responded 4 weeks ago
Sorry to hear of your disappointment with your hotel type room. Vacasa is another rental agent that can book rooms here, our company is the on-site-rental program, Resort Hotel Associates, dba Mana Kai Maui Hotel. We rent different rooms than Vacasa. Often guests do get confused when looking at photo's of units. Although I don't know the description Booking has up, I am pretty sure there is a major price difference between a hotel type room and a one or two bedroom room. When in doubt, you can always call your rental agent to confirm the type of room you paid for. Thank you for staying at Mana Kai Maui
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Ilene80111 wrote a review Jun 2021
Denver, Colorado
We stayed in a 2 bedroom/two bath condo. Great space for a family of four with 2 adult children. Clean and well-stocked. The view from our lanai was first-class and a wonderful space for coffee and drinks. We will stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Becka wrote a review Jun 2021
We just finished a 7 day stay in room #808. This was a condo with a kitchen on the top floor that had amazing views of the ocean. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived at Mana Kai late one night, but shortly after walking in, our whole family had huge smiles on our faces. I’m very ocd with cleanliness, and this place did not disappoint. The rooms were newly remodeled , and I couldn’t have asked for better. It was very clean and inviting. The view was amazing, and everyday we fell asleep to waves crashing on the shore. There is a wonderful convenience store located in the hotel, where we got pre-made sandwiches for our day excursions. They had loaves of bread, peanut butter, chips, drinks and quite a few snacks to buy. Also, the hotel had a bogie board rental shop, that was very reasonably priced. I believe they had kayaks and snorkeling gear to rent as well. We went snorkeling on the reef next to the hotel. We saw 2 turtles, eel and fish. It was so cool how everything was right there in one location. We found the beach to be the best one we tried in Maui. It was far less crowded and was beautiful. I would highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
James S wrote a review Apr 2021
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
We booked last second at the Mana Kai through Donna Bender of Maui Calls when our original travel plans had to be changed due to COVID restrictions. Donna handled everything and made the process simple and stress free for us. We had a wonderful time and would go again. The beach and view were amazing. Donna also gave us her Local Girl’s Guide to Maui to take with us to Maui. We especially enjoyed the restaurant and beach reviews. Donna is an absolute gem and will continue to book through her in the future
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mana Kai Maui
Which popular attractions are close to Mana Kai Maui?
Nearby attractions include Maui Professional Photography (1.4 km), Island Art Party (5.0 km), and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church (4.8 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, 808 Deli, and Honolulu Cookie Company.
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.