We absolutely loved our stay at Honokeana Cove. It is very intimate, and low key, which is excatly what we like to have when we vacation from our hectic schedule and lives. Yes. the property is older, but the grounds are well cared for, and the units are certainly well equipped. Ours had snorkeling gear, and beach chairs in one of the closets. The units don't have washer/dryers, but there are two laundry rooms with several washers and dryers and there was nobody using them at all when I needed to do the wash.
The setting of the hotel is very tranquil and private. The fellow guests and staff were warm and welcoming to our family of three children, ages 10,13,17. The setting of the pool is exquisite, with a view of Molokei and the ocean. All the units have an ocean view, and sunsets were a daily highlight. From our lanai we could see the turtles popping up for air, and whales in the distance flapping their fins. This condo is ideal for snorkelers, as it is set on a quiet cove that many turles live in. I snorkeled there every day, and always saw turtles on my excursions, as well as a bevy of other tropical fish and sea creatures. Turtles also sun themselfs on the pebbly beach of the cove, so even if you are not a snorkeler, you will have a great opportunity to see these graceful creatures.
The location of the hotel is ideal. It was easy for us to have a morning excursion to a nearby beach, back to the condo for lunch, and then back out for another adventure in the afternoon. Usually I'd top off the day with another snorkeling jaunt in the cove. It is a very short and scenic walk around a rocky point to our favorite beach, Napili Beach, and just a few steps farther to Kapalua Bay. Kaanapali is only 10 minutes south with its beaches and shops. Other outstanding beaches for snorkeling and boogie boarding are also within 10-15 minutes north . We enjoyed Fleming Beach for the waves, and enjoyed Honolua Bay, Old Airport Beach, Kapalua Beach, Sheraton Black Rock, and our own cove for snorkeling. Napili Beach occasionally has great waves for boogie boarding. Lahaina was 15-20 minutes away with all of its restaurants and historic sites.
Grocery store is just 2 minutes away, along with some restaurants, dive shops, coffee shop, and anything else you might need.
Each Wednesday propoerty organizes a pupu party where you have a chance to meet fellow guests at the property. Contrary to other reviews, I thought this was a GREAT place for kids, due to all the interesting creatures in the bay to see. There were several families there during our trip, and they all appeared to have a wonderful vacation. It rained one day of our trip, and we found sun just 15 minutes south. We have stayed at several condos along Napili Beach and also at the Napili Point, and we certainly found this one to offer the most for the price, and that is why we chose it. As with many condo properties, each unit is individually owned, and can vary in condition. With pictures of units on Utube, you will likely find a way to preview the unit you are considering, and decide if it is right for you. The only negative to this property is the road noise from the back bedroom, but the noise did not reach any other part of the unit. Chances are if you've been at the beach and in the sun all day, you won't notice it when it's time to sleep which for us was always around 9:00PM. I believe the road noise diminished around that time also.
This place felt more homey than most we've stayed at, and I did not mind at all not having daily maid service, and in a way it was nice not worrying about being out of our unit at a certain time every day for cleaning.. The management does provide essentials such as soap, dishwashing detergent, paper towels, etc., but bring your shampoo and lotion. Our unit also had a blow dryer. All in all, we were extremely happy with our choice of Honokeana Cove for our family vacation, and I would happily return, the sooner the better!!!
- Also Known As:
- Honokeana Cove Condominiums Hotel Lahaina
- Honokeana Cove Condominiums Maui/Lahaina