Rarely do I feel that on my next leisure trip I would return to the same place, but Honua Kai is definitely one of them. We stayed in the Konea tower in an Oceanview Studio, and were very pleased. We traveled with a 9-month old baby and our #1 concern was around being in an impeccably clean place. Well, at Honua Kai that happened, and we were extremely pleased by the level of cleanliness in the room, the adjacent facilities, the pool area, the beach, the parking lot, etc. (a big Thank You to the ladies who cleaned the room daily!). The kitchen was fully equipped (they even had a blender in it!). The bathroom is spacious, with separate shower cabin and bath tub. The room had washer and dryer, which are definitely helpful when traveling with a baby and need to do frequent laundry. Nice furniture, quiet A/C unit. Also, the room was very very quiet at all times, which is great.
The resort is perfectly located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui. It has a supermarket in walking distance range, as well as at least 3 or 4 car rental companies.
The restaurant on the premises (Duke's) is just great and very well placed, allowing from most (if not all) tables to see the ocean, which is a great view at sun set.
We appreciated the care that the personnel took, both the concierge service and at the reception. They were extremely responsive to our concerns when we had one, and always offered a solution or actionable help. In particular we are thankful for the late check-out, thank you very much.
A couple of (small) disappointments:
-the oceanview studio rooms could have a better "oceanview"; I would rather call the view from our room (4th floor) a "partial oceanview", that would be more illustrative of the reality--but still a great room and beautiful view
-the resort itself does not have a spa
Overall GREAT choice, we would warmly recommend this resort to any couple traveling with or without children.