We stayed at the Maui Kai for 5 days in May. It was a really fantastic location. One of the Maui Kai owners, Donna Bender, helped us book a studio unit, #603. It was clean, and nicely furnished. It had everything we needed to have a very comfortable stay. It even had the bonus of boogie boards and beach chairs, though I don't think all units have this.
The absolute best feature is that every unit has a private lanai (balcony) facing the ocean. We enjoyed drinks on the lanai with a sunset every night. The sunsets were incredible - even better than the sunset at Haleakala if you ask me. The condo is *right* on the water. You are literally spitting distance to the ocean, (but don't spit!).
Staying in a condo like this is a great way to save some money. We cooked for ourselves way more than we normally would on a vacation, so we ate healthier. We also made use of the free barbecues by the pool area.
The location is just a bit north of Lahaina, and is very convenient. You are right beside a huge supermarket which is great for filling up on groceries. There are lots of excellent snorkelling spots nearby.
The staff at the front desk was extremely welcoming and friendly. We made use of their free DVD rentals, and they had a lot of current stuff to choose from - all of the recent Best Picture nominees. Another feature that I was happy to have was free WiFi in every room. It was unclear to me from the website whether this was a standard feature, but I was assured it was by the front staff.
I'd highly recommend Maui Kai and hope to stay there again some time.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Maui Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Maui Kai Lahaina