Our entire family stayed at the Honua Kai Resort from April 18-25/2012. My husband, my daughter and myself stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with a resort view. My brother, my sister-in-law and their 3 kids stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with an ocean view.
From the very beginning, right at the booking stage, the staff were extremely accomodating. They assured us that we would be taken care of and that they would try to place us as close to each other as possible. True to their word, we were very well taken care of. We had picked up our rental vehicles and went to Costco to buy all of the groceries we would need for our holiday. We got to the resort at 2pm only to realize that check-in wasn't until 4pm! No problem!
They were able to check us in right away because our room was available. Not only did they bring our bags up for us but they unloaded all of our groceries as well. My brother's room was not ready until 4pm but the staff took all of their groceries to their condo right away and put them in the fridge for them while the condo was being cleaned. Not enough can be said for how great the Honua Kai was for our family. We loved that the ocean was so close to us and yet we also appreciated the extra swimming pools on the property for the days that we didn't want to deal with waves or go snorkelling. According to the locals, we had some of the best snorkelling sites right out in front of the resort. Also, our condo had a washer&dryer. This was an amazing convenience that we totally put to good use! Don't pack so much, Mom!! It was nice to wash all of our clothes before packing. What a delight to unpack newly washed clothes when we got home. All in all, if you are trying to decide on an oceanview or a resort view; While the oceanview is lovely, all of the lanais (patios/balconies) are facing each other. If you are looking for privacy from your neighbours then we would suggest the resort view. One window in the living room had a view of the ocean while the lanais had a view of the park below as well as the mountainside. We had a rainbow everyday and the lanai is extremely private. We also had the option to open the patio doors completely in both the living room and 1 of the bedrooms. It was amazing! One morning, before we had a chance to pull the screen shut, a bird flew in for a visit, looked around a little bit and then flew back outside. It was delightful! It may seem silly but we loved to go down to the lobby everyday to find out what kind of water they were serving from the chilled cooler. Pineapple one day, lemons or limes the next, cucumber water and so on. There is also a strip mall across the park where we would frequent quite often. There is a Times grocery store that is open until 2am and various other retailers that sold souvenirs,& we also rented our snorkelling gear from SnorkelBob's for $9 a day. We loved our stay at this resort. We were in condo 632 and my brother's ocean view condo was 643. They were both located in the Konea Tower.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on world-famous Kaanapali North Beach, Honua Kai provides an unparalleled level of service and all the amenities of a luxury resort with expansive one, two, and three bedroom suites. Perhaps the greatest luxury of all is simply the space to spread out. Inside, the feel is that of a luxury Maui vacation home, graciously furnished in exotic wood and polished granite, and tastefully equipped with top of the line appliances. The gourmet kitchens contain everything you need to make a fantastic meal. Or simply make reservations at one of our spectacular restaurants. This is the Hawaii vacation you have always imagined, exactly as you imagined it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Honua Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Honua Kai Resort And Spa
- Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui/Lahaina