Booking our trip through AAA, we were ASSURED that this resort was really really great. Maybe when it first opened??
Bottom line: don't stay here.
--It was lounge chair wars (the staff just chuckled at all of the people wandering around looking at all of the empty lounges being 'saved' by a towel for hours on end--it was amusing to them)
--the coral in the water cuts up your feet unless you purchase & wear water shoes or booties
--the washer had mold in it
--the DVD player didn't work
--the toilet plugged up
--not even SALT nor PEPPER provided in the 'gourmet kitchen'(c'mon-really??)
--we all ended up with stiff necks due to the lumpy pillows
--on the 3rd floor, almost every wall had been patched due to people hitting them with luggage...but the patches were beige and the walls were a completely different color. It was as if Maintenance went on vacation & forgot to finish the job??
--they really should remove the 'SPA' part...their literature all stated: 'Spa opening January 2013'...when we checked out-staff said...'ummmm--maybe not until December, if at all.'
--very DANGEROUS: slippery tile on the lanais when it got wet with the rain--we had to walk on beach towels, so that we wouldn't slip and fall
--it ISN'T a 'lazy river'---there is NO RIVER...it is a horseshoe-shaped pool
--trash remained near the lounges day after day until we finally picked it up.
--many many units are still unsold--after 4 years--that alone should be a red flag
--and yes, it does smell due to the sewage plant being across the street...as with most things-it becomes the 'norm' and you don't notice it after 2 or 3 days.
For the amount of $$$$$ we paid, we were assured that we would 'just love it.' As seasoned Maui visitors who have stayed in both big & small resorts, this was by far: THE WORST EVER.
- 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