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106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 47 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with free current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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David V wrote a review Jul 2021
25 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in 101, the two-bed unit on the breakwall. You cannot find a better location: Your lanai is literally beachside, perfect for listening to the waves, plus watching sunset and sunrise. You can walk onto the beach in few steps and from there explore miles of beach or stick to the boardwalk which runs 1.5 miles before winding through a complex. Across the street from Maui Kai is a path leading to groceries, coffee, little restaurants, and a few other stores. You are a 10-minute drive from downtown Lahaina, 50 minutes from Kahului airport or Wailea, and an hour from the road to Hana. The unit is more spacious than photos suggest, with two good bedroome, each with private bath. The kitchen is well-stocked with cooking/dining tools and we ate in (or out, actually, on the lani) several nights. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1shadeaufax wrote a review Feb 2021
Portland, Oregon126 contributions91 helpful votes
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Here’s the thing- we love the view from Maui Kai during whale season. Our binoculars stay out on the lanai and we watch with coffee at Breakfast until we’ll after sunset. Today we watched a baby whale practice breaching while an adult near was vigorously tail slapping. So cool. Our condo this time is a corner unit on the south side. It’s comfortable and has everything we need from a properly stocked kitchen to snorkel gear and binoculars. Of course each condo is privately owned and may have different things available, but we have found this seems normal for Maui Kai condos. It’s quiet here except for the ocean which you are right next to so if you don’t enjoy being in the water this won’t work for you! There is a small pool and hot tub, pay washer and dryer a soda machine ( detergent available in office- we brought our own) It’s at the north end of kaanipali and the kaanipali beach walk. The Times grocery store is across the street. It’s tucked between Seeger buildings but feels private and quiet. This is not a hotel or resort. Don’t expect that. We don’t and we love it here. If you want to sit right next to the Pacifc ocean on your lanai balcony this is for you.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
Response from Al Pins, Marketing at Maui Kai
Responded Feb 8, 2021
Aloha, We appreciate you taking the time to review the property. All the units are ocean front, They have exceptional views that are hard to beat. And whale watching from the lanai is a big plus to our guest as you mentioned The property is low key with a home away from home feel. The pool is a gated area and we do our best to make it feel tropical. It is a private and quiet property. We have two Jenair bbq's in the cabana area by the pool with a full kitchen located next to it. Every unit also has a full kitchen. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again sometime soon. Mahalo
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L M wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
This condo was very nice for our stay in Maui for the week. It is about 10 minutes from Lahaina and 15 minutes from Kapalua. Easy to get to, great ocean views!! We listened to the waves each night and watched the sunset. I would recommend booking!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
J C wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
This condo building (and particularly the corner units) is perfect for anyone seeking the comfort and independence of staying in a condo (kitchen stocked with everything you might need, beach chairs, umbrella, sunscreen) with unsurpassed views of the ocean. You are steps away from a grocery store for essentials, a food truck park with outdoor seating and the opportunity to support local businesses, and the full resort experience with restaurants, beach, and boardwalk right next door. Just listening to the waves crash 24/7 is amazing. The best of both worlds (resort and condo) and my favorite place to stay in Maui.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: The corner rooms have the best view
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CaliforniaMom3grlz wrote a review Jun 2021
Placentia, California37 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed in #505. The unit is a little small but the larger lanai is amazing. Perfect for 2 people. The ocean is loud as it hits the rocks, but we liked it. Have to walk a short distance for a sandy beach. This unit has a small kitchen but met our needs. It is a little outdated with carpet and older kitchen. The couch is comfortable, but could use a new bed in the bedroom. Behind the parking lot is an average pool and jacuzzi. It’s a short walk to Dukes, Times Supermarket and food trucks in the evening. This is a simple average condo, but the lanai is awesome! Great location too!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maui Kai
Which popular attractions are close to Maui Kai?
Nearby attractions include Huaka'i Luau Maui- Journey Through Polynesia (0.08 miles) and Honokowai Marketplace (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maui Kai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Maui Kai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Maui Kai?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Maui Kai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maui Kai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duke's Beach House, Soup Nutz & Java Jazz, and Times Supermarket.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maui Kai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Maui Kai?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Maui Kai?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (4.8 miles), Lahaina Jodo Mission (4.5 miles), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (5.0 miles).
Does Maui Kai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Maui Kai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.