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Honua Kai Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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13 hotel reviews
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“Lucked out to have the best place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Used Tripadvisor and some other resources to find Honua Kai and we were so lucky! It's an incredible property that is located well and is just gorgeous. It was our first time on Maui and we would definitely go back to the Honua Kai. The staff was also very nice -- no issues at all and we just went through a travel agency -- not an owner which is also an option.

Room Tip: I would try to avoid the front of the HH tower. There is a sewage treatment plant nearby and if the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Nice hotel, nice spot, completely let down by apathetic, ignorant, and generally rude staff. And it's a consistent theme, from the front desk staff to the wait staff. I'd note that management haven't responded to many critiques of their hotel in this site, which I think is telling in terms of their attitude towards the customer

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Canyon Country, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I can't even put in to words how amazing our stay was here. We took our whole family and none of us wanted to leave!! I will be going back in the future for sure!! The pools were great, close to the beach, and with Duke's right there, you can have a great meal. We also made meals in our room. It was all around just a great week!! The best vacation we have taken so far!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Spent 8 nights at the Honua Kai just north of Kaanapali Beach and found it to be an outstanding place to vacation. The location was close to everything. The grounds were spacious with several pools and Dukes's restaurant on site. The food was amazing as were the specialty drinks. I would recommend happy hour where drinks are more reasonable. The ribs are a must!!! We booked our 9th floor ocean view through Kay at mauikay.com. She was spot on about the property as well as the room. It was spacious for the 5 of us, very clean and a gorgeous lanai which overlooked the property as well as an ocean view. She also helped us book activities and again was right on the mark.

Room Tip: I would recommend an ocean view room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Spent a week with the family here. Great hotel. Rooms are spacious, modern, and have everything you might need, including a fully equipped kitchen, washer & drier, etc

The pools are great, and are very children-friendly.

Staff was as good as one could hope for.

Best kept secret is that you can get the 'informal' side of the great restaurant that is there, where portions are slightly smaller (but still very big) and are priced significantly lower (about half price). The restaurant was our best dining experience on the island, and we ate 50% of our meals there.

The only downside is the beach, which is nice, but nearly as nice as some of the other beaches the island has to offer. So if you aren't spending time at the pool, get in your car and find one of the recommended beaches in the area.

Room Tip: When going to eat onsite, ask for the informal area & menu. Totally worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Exceptional facility... The units are equipped with high end bosch appliances... washer/dryer, stove, refridgerator, dish washer, microwave, large flat-screen tv in living and bedroom area... dining room table and chairs... furnished lanai... wood cabinets with granite countertop... high-end bar-b-ques on the grounds near the pools, sand beach... comfortable bed... had no complaints with our stay...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Wonderful wonderful stay with my family there! 10th floor corner unit. The 2 bedroom suite was super spacious. 2 huge bedrooms and 2 large baths and pull out couch, plenty of closet. It was clean and beds were super comfy. TV's in every room. DVD player available in living room. Large lanai with Mountain view n partial view to the ocean. You can see the sunrise if you're up. It was not noisy at all. It is a little windy but we had our A/C on with doors closed most of time. Washer dryer and kitchen was nice. (It could use a few more bowls and plastic containers). We stocked up at a supermarket near by. We couldn't go out much for dinner because by end of day my young kids were exhausted. They would be sleeping at restaurants. We used the convenient grills by the pool to cook also. (some of grills are not lighting up properly but there are plenty others). The pool grounds were awesome! Plenty of meandering pools and waterfall and slide and even baby pools. The suite came with beach chairs, cooler, and umbrella that you can bring to beach. It's not a very large beach front but we found it adequate. But you're in Maui..should go explore other beaches everyday. Gorgeous sunsets from there. We had a lovely time. Yes it's expensive but it's comparable to other resorts. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Address: 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Honua Kai Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 628
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

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