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“The best of all worlds!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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Atlanta
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The best of all worlds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I would highly recommend staying here! We stayed in the hotel part. From the staff, to the grounds, to the location, it's just wonderful! The beach has snorkeling reefs so you don't have to go far to find that. The views of Lanai and Molokai are gorgeous. Sunsets from the beach are beautiful! The pools on the grounds are perfect for the size of the property. Plenty of room - lots of choices in where to lay out. They offer something for everyone - between the water slide for the children, the quiet pool for adults, the lazy river, waterfalls into the pool, a larger pool, as well as kiddie pools - everyone is happy lounging, taking in the scenery or being an active part of the water scene. The rooms are gorgeous and clean. I was very happy when I walked in. The folding glass ceiling to floor doors on the lanai are awesome - the ultimate in bringing the outdoors inside (with folding screen doors too). The housekeeping staff was amazing! They were very attentive to detail - they actually loaded up our dishwasher for us - loved that! It was great having a washer and dryer. The Konea building is the quieter building - no problem with noise in either building - just depends on your personal preference on how much foot traffic/activities do you want around you - the activities are held over in the other building including their very healthy market store. A fresh fish market is right near the property as well as a grocery store across the street. Viking grills are readily available on the property and some units have them on their lanais. Perfect distance to Lahaina, Whaler's Village, excellent restaurants, NW scenic drives, Kapalua etc. Duke's on the property is awesome! We tried both their "bar food" and their "fine dining" menus - both times requested to be seated outside with no problem - their food was amazing! Loved hearing the Hawaiian musicians! This made it difficult to leave the property to visit other restaurants. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can see us returning here on our next trip to Maui. It was the best of all worlds!

Room Tip: Get a room with a partial ocean view or higher - you're in Hawaii for the views! I prefer the h...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Used Tripadvisor and some other resources to find Honua Kai and we were so lucky! It's an incredible property that is located well and is just gorgeous. It was our first time on Maui and we would definitely go back to the Honua Kai. The staff was also very nice -- no issues at all and we just went through a travel agency -- not an owner which is also an option.

Room Tip: I would try to avoid the front of the HH tower. There is a sewage treatment plant nearby and if the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice hotel, nice spot, completely let down by apathetic, ignorant, and generally rude staff. And it's a consistent theme, from the front desk staff to the wait staff. I'd note that management haven't responded to many critiques of their hotel in this site, which I think is telling in terms of their attitude towards the customer

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

I can't even put in to words how amazing our stay was here. We took our whole family and none of us wanted to leave!! I will be going back in the future for sure!! The pools were great, close to the beach, and with Duke's right there, you can have a great meal. We also made meals in our room. It was all around just a great week!! The best vacation we have taken so far!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Spent 8 nights at the Honua Kai just north of Kaanapali Beach and found it to be an outstanding place to vacation. The location was close to everything. The grounds were spacious with several pools and Dukes's restaurant on site. The food was amazing as were the specialty drinks. I would recommend happy hour where drinks are more reasonable. The ribs are a must!!! We booked our 9th floor ocean view through Kay at mauikay.com. She was spot on about the property as well as the room. It was spacious for the 5 of us, very clean and a gorgeous lanai which overlooked the property as well as an ocean view. She also helped us book activities and again was right on the mark.

Room Tip: I would recommend an ocean view room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Spent a week with the family here. Great hotel. Rooms are spacious, modern, and have everything you might need, including a fully equipped kitchen, washer & drier, etc

The pools are great, and are very children-friendly.

Staff was as good as one could hope for.

Best kept secret is that you can get the 'informal' side of the great restaurant that is there, where portions are slightly smaller (but still very big) and are priced significantly lower (about half price). The restaurant was our best dining experience on the island, and we ate 50% of our meals there.

The only downside is the beach, which is nice, but nearly as nice as some of the other beaches the island has to offer. So if you aren't spending time at the pool, get in your car and find one of the recommended beaches in the area.

Room Tip: When going to eat onsite, ask for the informal area & menu. Totally worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Exceptional facility... The units are equipped with high end bosch appliances... washer/dryer, stove, refridgerator, dish washer, microwave, large flat-screen tv in living and bedroom area... dining room table and chairs... furnished lanai... wood cabinets with granite countertop... high-end bar-b-ques on the grounds near the pools, sand beach... comfortable bed... had no complaints with our stay...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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 Top resorts Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#6 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#8 Romantic 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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Honua Kai Hotel Lahaina
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