First, I want to thank the owner, Bob Davis, for accommodating me at such a late date. I really appreciate your flexibility.
Having to fly to Honolulu for a last minute meeting, I decided to hop over to Maui for three nights. I never miss a chance to re-energize my spirit with a dose of Maui love.
Did some hiking in Iao Valley and Kapalua area, but mostly just chilled on the beach. The Maui Kai is relaxed, laid back and just a great place to unwind. It's not a Kaanapali resort with lots of noise or tourists jostling for position around the pool. It's not glitzy. It's not fancy. It's just....nice.
I was here a few months ago and loved the place. Still just one elevator, but it's new. And the installers told me the second one would be up and running by first week in September. Fewer people on the island than in the spring - but that's fine with me.
I still love the scene around the pool. It's relatively small, but in a cozy way. The other guests are very friendly and easy to get to know. I made friends with a guy from Oregon and we played a great round of golf at Kapalua. I appreciate him letting me win.
The condo is very, very nice. Bob told me that it had just been refurnished a couple of months ago. I liked it before. I love it now. Great furniture, beautiful walls, very chic. It's still comfortable. Still Hawaiian. Just more so. Only regret - the stay was too short to grill up some fresh ahi and local veggies, or make one of my Maui onion, tomato and cheese frittatas. Next time.
I'll be back next spring. Sooner, if I get lucky.
P.S.: The view from the lanai is still the best in the world.
- 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