I was first considering staying at the Honua Kai since we have a 1 year old, but after looking around, it's hard to imagine not going for an ocean front condo/house for the same price as a place at Honua Kai with no real good view (a lot of the mountain views overlook a parking lot). Plus I hear that the wind on the west side is ridiculously strong compared to the south side.
I am wondering 1) if Maalaea is a good place to stay for a family with a young child. 2) whether anyone has stayed at the Makani A Kai Resort Complex. In particular I am looking at #B4.
We'll be heading over there end of Jan so if you know of any other terrific areas we should check out please let me know! THANK YOU!!