Had a wonderful stay in this unit. Pluses: the lanai overlooking the beach, the location, the updated decor, the fabulous shower, the entertainment system, the sleep number bed, the closet full of every bit of beach equipment one could possibly need (except a longboard--you'll have to settle for a boogie board :)). Honestly, you could (and will want to) live on that delicious lanai with its mesmerizing view of the ocean, Molakai and Lana'i and whales.
Minuses: minor, but just so you know: not comfortable for three adults. The foldout in the living room leaves much to be desired in the comfort dept, and the one bathroom would have been fine except that one night we all had a stomach upset..... The building itself has seen better days, but the unit is many steps better than the building. The flooring in the unit is starting to chip, which leaves a first impression of a dirty unit, but the fact is the place was impeccably clean (particularly when you consider all that sand just steps from the back door).
The building is walking distance to a couple of farmers markets (one of which has three different signs designating three different sets of hours, none of which it actually observed), a small shopping center with a grocery, a wonderful fish market (where you can get fish to prepare yourself or some wonderful fish dishes prepared), and a deli owned by the former executive chef of Mama's Fish House. And, of course, the beach. If you spit from the lanai, you'll hit the ocean, it's that close.
Parking is plentiful, and there's a nice little pool with a well-appointed cabana.
I plan to go back to Maui, and will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 freee 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maui Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Maui Kai Lahaina