My husband and I stayed at the Honua Kai Resort for 8 nights for our honeymoon and we could not have been happier with it! The service and staff are all professional, courteous, and attentive. The rooms were VERY clean. I am sensitive to smells/dirty rooms in hotels because of all my allergies and I had no issues here. The kitchen was gorgeous and fully stocked making it easy to eat in the room before heading out for the day! We stayed in a mountain view room and really enjoyed it! Sure, an ocean view is nice but if you can't afford it don't sweat it!
The restaurant on site, Duke's, was fantastic. We ate there every day! There is also a little market in the hotel lobby that is full of wonderful grocery items, most of them organic. I have a lot of food allergies and managed to find plenty of things in there I could eat!
The beds? OH MY WORD the beds. Hands down the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. I was so sad to leave it and go back to my own bed at home which I THOUGHT was comfortable before staying at Honua Kai.
We thought the location was very convenient. Walking distance to a grocery store and a 10-minute drive from Lahaina.
My only "complaints" aren't really complaints, they are just something to be aware of. The pools were jam packed with kids. So much so that my husband and I didn't even want to go in them because it was so noisy. Kids were literally cannon balling into the hot tub, so that was a bit of a bummer. I usually blame the parents more than the kids though ;) There IS an adult only pool, but parents were still letting their kids into it. A bit frustrating, but not a deal breaker. We WERE ther during a spring break time, so maybe that is why it was extra crowded. Overall, the luxury feel of the resort and the incredible rooms were so important to me that the pool issue was not a big dea.
I gave the spa rating a "terrible" because there was no spa! What's up with that Honua Kai? Why is it called a spa if there are no spa services?
The hotel's concierge service was wonderful. They were so friendly and helpful in booking us excursions. Within our first 24 hours there, our concierge had booked everything for us and made it SIMPLE! When we booked our helicopter tour, she said she would try and call the company later to get us seats up front with the pilot. I wasn't expecting it to happen as she had a lot of customers but sure enough, we were in the front seat when we got to our tour the next day! They were such a great part of our experience at Honua Kai!
Overall, we were VERY happy with Honua Kai. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!!
- 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 Resort And Spa
- Honua Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui/Lahaina