My parents treated our immediate family to a celebration vacation to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We had a great time at this condo-resort. The in-room kitchen had granite countertops and stainless appliances, which I think is standard in all units. Two HVAC units kept both our rooms comfortable when we didn't have the wall of windows open to the lanai. Our unit faced the ocean and we enjoyed lovely sunsets at cocktail hour before dinner. They have Viking grills onsite by the pools for grilling in, or you can take in a great restaurant nearby.
A few things that are different in this condo-resort than a typical hotel resort:
--the front desk is helpful, but can only do so much if the unit you've rented is not one they manage. Fortunately for us, ours was.
--the beach at the hotel has a reef that riuns along it...so, it's a little rough going when the tide is low, but still very very enjoyable! The water is clearer here than further south on Kaanapali (at least it was when we were there 1 week after Flossie blew through). Snorkeling is great here, there are a few really big turtles that hang out on the outer reef.
--the snorkel rental and pool services are run by a contracted company, so keep careful count of your rental items and towel cards!
--there is only one restaurant (Duke's) onsite; the coffee and sundries store is only in one of the two towers....not a super big deal, but something you should know prior to booking.
--there are great casual places to eat across the street (mexican, pizza, mediterranean, bbq) as well as a grocery store. We bought just a few items at Costco (near the airport on the other side of the island), then the rest at the market nearby.
--there is one Hawaiian souvenir/clothing store also in the mall across the way--might save you from a last-minute trip to Lahaina for gifts, etc.
- 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