My wife and recently stayed here for our honeymoon in November 2012. Definitely enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to others. The staff are very friendly, personable and helpful - certainly a standout of the experience. The rooms were large - featuring a full kitchen (oven, microwave, island bar, cocktail set), very large bathroom, euro-laundry, large balcony, lounge area and queen size bed.
We paid around $290/night for November 2012, which we thought was good value. The location is good - right on the breach, although it is about a 40 minute drive from the airport, and takes about 15 minutes to get to the nearest main/high street town (about a $15-$20 cab ride or a couple of dollars on the local bus).
Pool area is amazing! They also have an activities desk - I did SCUBA diving organised through the hotel, instructor meets you in the pool area and teaches you the basic skills in the pool, followed by an ocean dive for about 40 minutes off the beach in front of the resort - an amazing experience! The coral is colourful, and the different types of fish you get to swim with is amazing. I wasn't certified, but the dive you do counts towards certification if you wanted to progress it with the hotel or through another PADI provide at a later date. The hotel logs your dives with PADI.
The resort's restaurant (called Duke's) is great. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here on different days over the 5 days we stayed. The food is really good and the prices are good value - the servings are the typical American size (huge!), so you won't walk away feeling hungry. They have live entertainment on many nights during the week also.
We stayed during the American Holiday period (Thanksgiving), so the pools were over-run with children. It didn't bother us, but we certainly noticed it. There is suppose to be an "adults only" pool, but in practice this certainly wasn't the case. It's a great resort if you have kids or if you don't mind lots of them being around the facilities.
A great resort and would certainly stay here again! We had such a great time. Staff are very friendly and the hotel has very good grounds and facilities. Highly recommended!
- 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