Honua Kai Resort & Spa
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My husband and I had to change our vacation plans at the last minute and found ourselves at Honua Kai Resort with no advance research...but, I'm soooo glad we spent our week there! The resort is gorgeous and well maintained with all the amenities you need...especially the beautiful ocean view. But, our stay was highlighted by the special care from the front desk personnel...so glad to have our requests fulfilled and our questions answered by Dani, Maria, Mikela and the manager Adriana. Mahalo!
Nice place with nice staff. Room was large, 600-650 sq. feet; bathroom was large and the private lanai was as advertised. Full kitchen with fridge and stove, even a washer and dryer. Excellent.BUT the shower glass could have been cleaner. AND they failed to fix the light bulb in the shower despite two requests to do so. Also, the "general store" in the lobby was actually just an overpriced convenience store.A bit more hotel-like than the impression I got online but perhaps that is my fault for getting the wrong impression rather than theirs for giving the wrong impression. Probably 50/50...Overall, however, excellent. You can walk to the beach in five minutes from the lobby. That is nice. Found sea turtles snorkeling off of their beach, actually saw more turtles there than on my snorkeling trip! Nice grounds to walk around on, large enough to go for a decent walk without leaving the grounds. Also convenient to Lahaina with Front Street only about a 15-20 minute drive away.I would recommend Honua Kai and was told by a nearby jeweler that, of the resorts in the area, it is the newest, for what that's worth...
My sisters and I went there to celebrate our birthday. The staff was nice and accommodating and the views awesome. I do wish they had a shuttle service. We had to rent a car and made sure we got back before dark because there's not much lighting on the streets and old people don't see so well at night. More restaurants and shopping on the very large grounds and within distance for "everyone" would have made the stay so much better.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite mid August. Upon arriving early, we were given an access key to the lounge to have a comfortable place to relax and wait for our room. After taking a walk around the property, we went to the lounge which had a TV, coffee and snacks, a few couches and chairs and a bathroom. It was more than comfortable and gave us the chance to meet some other people and exchange info about the area.We booked mountain view and had no complaints. We were not in the room during the day so the mountain view was something different to look at in the evening. We did have an issue with our air conditioner on day 2 or 3. We called the front desk and they sent someone up within 5 minutes to fix the issue. Honestly, there was such a nice breeze in the evening that we didn't even use the air as we kept the patio doors open and enjoyed the lovely breeze. There are two large grocery stores within 5 minutes or so of the hotel. We shopped at both. The one to the left of the hotel when pulling out was closer and we liked better...I think it was called Times, however Safeway was good too. We bought more than enough groceries for 3 meals a day for $200 including drinks and snacks..for our family of three. The hotel has four BBQs near the pool and they had what you needed to use them. We never had to wait for one to open but we started cooking on the earlier side of dinnertime. The kitchens had everything we needed for the three of us. Ours had service for four but the room was only able to accommodate four so it was enough for us. Refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, microwave all worked perfectly and were clean. The washer and dryer in the room was such a convenience. We did laundry in the evening when we were in the room for the night. It was so nice to come home from vacation with a suitcase full of clean clothes! The room was nice, furniture comfortable and the lanai was large and had a table and chairs giving the option to eat outside or inside at the dining table. We cooked all of our meals except for a few during the 5 days we were there. Dukes had great drinks, great service and the most amazing steak and eggs for breakfast! It is right on the property between the pools and the beach. They have servers offering drink service while you are sitting poolside so you didn't need to leave the pool area.Three pools- infinity pool, family pool with slide, waterfall and a kiddie pool and then a lazy river. We never had a hard time finding a lounge chair by the pools. There are places to rent beach chairs, snorkels, etc. right near the pool. The beach was very clean and never too crowded. I suggest water shoes as the ocean floor is not smooth. There were fish and turtles swimming in the ocean that could be seen without a snorkle mask. Staff were all very nice and excursions could be booked at an area near the front desk. We had a 10:30 PM flight home. We asked the hotel for a late checkout and they have an option, when available, to keep the room until 10 PM. This was perfect for us as we spent the morning at the beach, then pool then did some local sightseeing and were able to go back to the room to shower before heading to the airport. I believe it was $175 for this option,...well worth it for one more full day!Whalers village was very close by, a couple of minutes by car. The beach there was gorgeous and you didn't need water shoes. Tons of shopping there too. If you buy something ($15 minimum) make sure to have the store put a sticker on your parking receipt so they waive the parking fee. The guys went jet skiing on an excursion right from the beach here while I spent a couple of hours enjoying the ocean.Make sure to go to Front Street in Lahaina too. Plenty of stores and restaurants. The waterfront is loaded with different things to do from fishing and glass bottom boats to a submarine tour which was something different that we enjoyed.This hotel was amazing and the location was perfect! The staff was accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. We started this trip in Oahu and ended in Maui so we could relax before heading home. They did not disappoint! We will be back!
We booked for a 1br with resort view. We were given a mountain view as per picture Konea wing room 524. I clarified with the hotel if they have allocated me the correct room and they said the room that I have been given is categorised as Category 1B Resort View. They have also mentioned the only difference between a mountain view and resort view room is the size i.e. mountain view is at least 620sq ft while resort view is at least 700sq ft. I have gone back to Expedia where I booked the room to get a refund because:1) We paid extra for a resort view i.e. 700sq ft or more room, and2) Never before this that the hotel's website or advertisement in expedia mentioned that mountain view and resort view offer the same view only difference is the size. Never before the hotel mentioned there is a 1B category resort view which only they themselves know.Needless to mention they have not agreed to the refund as they explained they have given us the correct room. This is very disappointing for a reputable resort to treat its customers with dishonesty.Other than that the resort is good and occupied by families and couples as majority. The pools are great. The unit itself is clean and well maintained. Kitchen is equipped with almost everything we need to make a decent meal. Bed is comfortable excepting for the sofa bed that is very worn out and almost too thin to sleep on. Loved the dryer and washing machine which offers a lot of convenience.
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- Items of a personal nature
- 2 restaurants
- 3 pools
- Fitness Center
- Tour desk
- Deli and sundries shop
- Room service
- Internet access
- 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Television and DVD player
- Clock radio
- In-room safe
- Wireless Internet connection
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchen facilities
- Maximum occupancy of 4, up to 2 children
Resort Location Map
Honua Kai Resort & SpaMaui,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8413
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