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Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Donna Bender who owns Unit 807 helped us book our stay in a junior suite at Maui Kai. Donna gave us her Local Girl’s Guide to Maui to take with us to Maui. We have our own list of places and things we like and the Guide helped remind us what we enjoy on Maui. This was our second visit...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure arranging your return to Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed the spectacular view of whales too numerous to count! I'm sure you also enjoyed the view of the islands of Lanai and Molokai and gorgeous sunsets after a busy day of sightseeing and beaching. Maui Kai's quiet charm and comfortable units await your return! Let...

West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second stay, both of which we booked through Donna Bender, owner of Unit 807. You can't beat the location of Maui Kai - oceanfront, yet within walking distance of restaurants, supermarkets, snorkel shops, beautiful beaches, etc. We stayed in 302, a beautifully furnished junior suite with everything we could possibly need. Donna was very helpful with choosing...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Helene! I'm always happy to arrange your stays at Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed your junior suite and being able to walk to restaurants and beaches as well as farmers markets, shops and the large supermarket across the street. Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo nui loa,...

Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Art and Sophie were very helpful booking and afterwards. The view was amazing. The condo was perfect for a couple, is located in a great place where shopping, restaurants and beaches are close by and is well kept

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with the Maui Kai. We agree it is the perfect location, size and has one of the best views you can ask for. We do our very best to keep the property up inside and out. We look forward to having you return and visit us again in the near future. Mahalo

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this condo directly on VRBO. This condo has a lovely large lanai, room for a lounge chair as well as a table & chairs for 2. The wifi worked perfectly. And added USB plug was great for charging phones and tables. The view of whales was fantastic which is the main reason I came. With binoculars you can...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

The Maui Kai has so many wonderful owners who try to provide as many amenities as they can for the guests. During the month of February you would have a difficult time finding a better location to watch the whales from. Being one of the closets properties to the ocean is absolutely one of our claims to fame. We recently...

Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It couldn't be better located, just on the ocean. We saw tens of whales passing by - some nearby - over the nine days we were there and took some amazing pictures. Our condo was a bit "tired" and in need if renovation, but it was pleasant. Turn left and down the stairs and you are in a wonderful beach....

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

February is the prime whale watching month and as you said we are in the perfect spot to enjoy them as they pass by and play in the Maui Sanctuary. We will look into the unit that you were visiting and see what improvements we can make. Come back and visit us again soon. Call our reservations office or go...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked Maui Kai through Art and Sophie Nickel, owners of unit 806. Everything went smoothly and we were well looked after. The unit we received was on the top floor , very clean and had everything we needed. It was also equipped with beach chairs and coolers so we were able to pack for the beach. It was very...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and enjoying all the Maui Kai has to offer. We are so pleased you were well taken care of by the owners and the staff at the Maui Kai. We often refer to the view as better than a cruise ship. I hope you have pictures to go along with those wonderful memories you made during...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Maui Kai through Unit 807 owner Donna Bender. A couple of months before Christmas, we decided to go to Maui around the holidays . All of the hotels that we could afford were booked. The others were way too expensive for our budget. When I looked on the VRBO website, I was immediately attracted to this property, mainly...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Julee! I'm so glad you had a great time at Maui Kai. It was my pleasure arranging your stay. Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff who have true aloha and are there to make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. And of course you can't beat the incredible view! Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prime Whale Season the rates were a 4 rating, definitely lower than your higher end resorts like the Westin, but pretty high in comparison to more economy rates or areas slightly outside of Ka'anapali or Lahaina. All units are full Ocean front. Booked through agents of the Maui Kai Art and Sophie and they were incredibly responsive and communicative even...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the spectacular view and the direct oceanfront location. I wanted to make sure we responded to the building complaints you raised and I am sorry we did not connect we are looking into them now. We offer many amenities to our guests a daily towel exchange, complimentary safe, local calls, pool towels, 1st morning...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband found Donna Bender's Maui Calls site on VRBO. She was delightful & helpful to work with. We stayed in the well-appointed unit 302. No amenities spared in this Jr Suite ON THE OCEAN (except could use a new mattress.) Fell asleep every night to the sounds of the surf. Ihome, binoculars for whale watching, screened lanai, AC if...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! I'm glad you found me and I was able to help you book your anniversary celebration at Maui Kai. There's nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves at Maui Kai. Most units have binoculars for watching whales from your oceanfront lanai - it's the best spot on the island for whale watching! When you're ready...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Maui Kai a few years ago and returned on our recent trip to Maui. This time we were on the top floor in unit 1007, which we booked through Art & Sophie Nickel (owners of unit 806). You can't really go wrong here, as all units are directly oceanfront - although there's only a small beach...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: ₹ 14,278 - ₹ 19,641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“All rooms are on the ocean. Just depends on how high you want to be.”
  • View of Lanai at sunset, taken from 707.
 of 5 bubbles Cororegon, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor was a great floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TirelessTravelers, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The higher you go the better the view of course! But all rooms have a view so depends how comfortable you are as you go higher.”
 of 5 bubbles sunstroke2, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every room has a magnificent view, because they all face the ocean. Any room would be great.”
 of 5 bubbles juleekb, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the only level that some may not like would be main floor with people walking by and an ocean wave rock wall that blocks the view”
 of 5 bubbles oliverandpatricia, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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