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“Awesome place for families!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Awesome place for families!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed there in a three bedroom in the Konea tower overlooking the ocean. This was a perfect place for our family visit - two sets of grandparents, us and our son. The lanai is great for every meal - some of our favorites were breakfast and dinner out there en famille. The bedrooms and bathrooms are great - water pressure did leave a bit to be desired though. It's also worth noting that every bedroom is not identical some are nicer so if allocating them is difficult in your group then be forewarned.

We really enjoyed the pools for our two year old and the beach was great. I would recommend buying some beach shoes as it was pretty rocky and those will make it much more enjoyable. Don't rent equipment at the hotel - it is a 1/4 the price outside.

Duke's was a wash for me - had an awful
Mai Tai the first night and never went back. The aina market had amazing gelato and coffee - their sides were perfect for a meal in the condo combined with fish from the fish market.

Only drawback was that our dishwasher didn't work when we arrived and took a long time to fix.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great facility and very family friendly resort. We have stayed at many hotels in Maui and this would rank among the best that we have experienced. I was amazed at the resort like feel of the facility. The pools are heated so you can swim late into the evening and there are lots of beach activities available.

The condo we had was 2 bedrooms giving us enough space for our family of 5 and the balcony for our unit was spectacular allowing us to watch the wales in the ocean while having our morning coffee.

The concierge for the facility was excellent and helped us book several events along with providing us with dining options in the area.

Barb and Walt - the managers of the facility - were very helpful and made themselves available throughout our stay if we had any questions.

Room Tip: For this facility you want an ocean view. Other rooms are nice, however, the balcony will look out...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I had never been to Maui before. We took a lot of time trying to find a hotel that would meet all of ours needs during an 8 day stay. All I can say is WOW! LOVED this hotel. So much so that we are going back with our children this summer! Great staff, clean and very comfortable rooms, beautful views, clean beaches. The list goes on and on. It tends to be a little pricey but here I think you get more for your money than at other hotels. I hope this hotels high standards remain so we can come back year after year! Thank you!

Room Tip: I like the partial ocean view rooms with a high floor. You get the best of both worlds without payin...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We absolutely loved this place! It is very family friendly, the grounds are beautiful, the rooms are nice and big and perfect for having kids along. The market has the best coffee and great food options. The restaurant Duke's is onsite and has great food. We would definitely recommend this spot to anyone traveling to Maui.

Room Tip: The H tower is the tower with the market and daily morning fish feedings for the kids.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This resort is great for families traveling together. We rented a 2 bedroom, two bath ocean view unit. We were in the Holukani tower. The rooms are very nicely furnished and decorated nicely. I loved the lanai our room had which opened up completely to the outdoors. If you plan to cook in your room, the kitchen is equipped with enough to make simple meals and there is a small market on site, or a grocery sore rig down the street. If you prefer to dine out, then Dukes restaurant is also on site and offers a good selection of food. Poolside drink and food service is also provided. The only negative points I have about our room, were the beds were too soft for my taste and the bathroom lighting was really dim. Maybe adding a lighted makeup mirror would be nice.

Room Tip: We were in the Holukani tower and it seemed to be closer to the pool and had the market store in it...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at Honua Kai in November of 2012 after not having been to Maui in 18 years. We are a family of four - two girls (aged 5 years and 2 years). We stayed for 8 nights in a "mountain-view" room - one bedroom plus hide-a-bed for the kids (and we were certainly pleased with our experience!). We were slightly on a budget so we chose the one bedroom mountain-view over the studio with partial ocean-view (both at about the same cost). Although it's nice to see the ocean with the ocean-view rooms, we had a peek-a-boo ocean-view from the balcony of our mountain-view. The room was great - nice and cool with loads of room. The finish was modern and the use of the kitchen was much appreciated for breakfast and lunches. My wife certainly appreciated the AVEDA beauty products that are complimentary. High quality and virtually toxin-free. The outside pools and access to the beach was fantastic! The pools are a series of meandering streams that are perfect for kids (and parents). There was even a small waterslide for the kids (and parents!). We thought that this resort was very child-friendly. Highly recommended! We will stay again this year!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Booked a 2-bedroom ocean view unit. The room was a little pricey but that was the last thing on my mind as I sat out on the spacious lanai, eating breakfast & watching the whales frolic off shore.

I have stayed at many resorts around Oahu and Maui and what really impressed me about Honua Kai was the quiet and privacy. We kept our bifold Nanawall doors wide open whenever we were in the room and let the waves lullaby us (and our baby) to sleep. There were lots of guests about but the feeling I got walking around the resort, was that I had the place all to myself!

The unit came with a full kitchen that would be the envy of my home and there is a supermarket within walking distance. Should you choose to (we did), you can save a few bucks and cook yourself. There is a dining table inside the unit and another on the balcony. Duke's restaurant in right downstairs if you want a great meal steps from the beach and pools.

...and speaking of pools, there is a nice lazy river that my baby loved as well as more conventional pools.

Would not hesitate to stay here again. By far my favorite resort in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms are like condos. Book a big one and bring the whole family! The ocean view is worth the upgr...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Address: 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8413
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#6 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#8 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#8 On the Beach 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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