Honua Kai Resort & Spa
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I just returned from a stay at Honua Kai with my husband and toddler. Overall it was phenomenal, with a few drawbacks I will list here. We stayed in Hokulani tower room 708. This was booked through the hotel as part of their hard hat special, overlooking the neighboring Westin Nanea Villas construction site (although we were lucky to have a partial ocean view as well) . The resort is amazing when traveling as a family. There is a beautiful full kitchen, washer dryer in unit, and a spacious lanai. The Nana walls (retractable walls) were an amazing concept as well and we made good use of them. The bathroom was gigantic and also beautiful. As far as the grounds, the pools were amazing. There is a lazy river, a large pool with a waterslide and waterfalls, and a shallow pool area with a rock bottom for the younger set. There was also a "splash pad" type of area by the kiddy pool. There's a koi pond and a huge lawn for kids to run around on. If you didn't want to leave the hotel at all there would be enough to do there to keep you busy.Con:There were small hairs left in our bathtub (from previous guests, I assume) when we arrived to the room. With a hard hat view I understood that there would be a construction site view. However what I did not expect was a lanai that would be covered in construction dust every day, to the point that I would need to wipe down all the tables and chairs before every meal, because they were black. And also to sweep and mop the floor so that our feet don't get black with dust and then trace into the house. I do that all the time at home, I didn't want to have to do it on vacation too. The housekeeping did not clean the patio once over our entire week stay.The carpets were stained and dirty, and even though the housekeeper did come in with a vacuum, the debris on the floor was never swept up by said vacuum. Also, the furniture was old, worn and stained.The rooms smelled like sewage throughout our entire stay. It wasn't strong, but you could definitely smell it when entering from outside. Housekeeping every other day makes no sense in a beach hotel, what with coming in with sand etc. Furthermore, if housekeeping is going to come very other day please provide guests with a larger kitchen trash can . We were overflowing after a day. We had small bugs (looked like baby beetles/roaches) in our room throughout the stay. I understand that bugs are common in Maui but still unsetting to see in a high end resort. FYI: There is a Times supermarket around the corner, and a Safeway in Lahaina town about 10 minutes away.
We booked an ocean view room--but, it just turned out to be a "partial" ocean view. Our 2 bedroom HH0405 was old & worn. The furniture & rugs tattered & old. The glass doors to lanai complicated & difficult to operate. Not even a cutting board in kitchen. Clothes dryer would not operate. Bathrooms poorly lighted; no magnifying mirror; shower spray one setting: powerful!! Lots of pools, but none deep enough to swim. Children soiled pool we were at on 2 occasions causing pool shut down. Beach is narrow & steep. For $605/day--we expected better.
We just returned from a last-minute 8 day stay at Honua Kai, Hokulani Tower, room 642. We booked our stay through Home Away, VRBO, and met the most wonderful person...the owner of this rad unit!! We booked a future 13 day stay here at HK in May-June of 2018, but ended up coming THIS year too. Now we are counting down to next year because this was a truly magical vacation. We love the way this huge unit is layed out... one giant living room, a good size kitchen with all the perks and amenities (I'll get back to this), a large bathroom with separate tub and shower, master bathroom... and a den/2nd bedroom. We have a five year old daughter and she slept in the couch bed in the den. Soon after we left the owners were going to get a regular bed in there, as well as put doors on the opening so it would offer more privacy. We look forward to seeing that next year. The lanai is huge and you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner out there with trade winds blowing to keep you cool. We kept the doors open all the time to make an open living space and we didn't see one bug. I was looking (lol) because I've been to the islands 16 times now and have seen my fair share of cockroaches and mosquitos. The unit stayed bug free (We closed the doors at night), and we enjoyed the ocean breeze. While in Maui there's a ton to do, but staying here you don't have to go too far. The beach out in front of the resort is also known as Airport Beach, and is north of Black Rock if you know your Maui landmarks. Airport beach is a great beach for swimming and snorkeling (if you get out far enough), and the sand is super soft (water shoes in the water though just cause there are rocks and coral, but not a crazy amount). Anyway, the resort is so pretty and the beach it's on is awesome...so convince yourself and your significant other, family, and friends that you need to come here.Back to amenities in the unit...they take care of everything!!! You know when you stay at a resort and you have to ask for toilet paper and paper towels every other day? Oh is that just us? Seriously though. There was full-on stocked up paper goods (nice quality Charmin tp and Kirkland paper towels for those of you who care..and we do!) as well as tide pods for the washing machine. The kitchen has a fantastic BRAND NEW Ninja blender and spice rack, and all we had to do was buy a few things for food. We made a lot of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in the unit because we like to save money from eating out. This unit was so well-equipped that we felt really comfortable...just like home. Furthermore, they have beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys....the works! You REALLY don't have to think of anything. Amy has done it for you!As I said before, I've stayed in many condo units across the islands and feel that this one truly accompanies all you would need, and is laid out the nicest in terms of design. Our daughter felt comfortable getting out of bed in her room and walking across to ours in the morning, and with the extra space you don't feel like have to tiptoe to not wake your kids.Amy rents out their Hawaii home through VRBO, so it's not related to Honua Kai management. She has greeters/concierge to meet you when you arrive, walk you through the resort and room, and explain the way things work. We had friends staying in the resort during the same time as us (Totally random!) BUT they had gone through the resort, proper. They actually came through our unit to see it and were totally jealous of the fact that we had literally EVERYTHING in there. They didn't have so much as salt and pepper to put on their food. They pay a resort fee for housekeeping and the other niceties, but they got 2 rolls of paper towels and one thing of dish soap. They could not believe ours was so fully stocked. They also had issues with their housekeeping coming by at weird times and then not coming back when they needed them to. Amy takes care of the resort fee and offers all of these things to the first while they are here. It could not be better.What started as an idea for a family vacation ended up as someplace we will be coming for MANY years to come. Personally I have also found myself a lifelong friend. Speaking with Amy the first time was like talking to someone I've known for years. She's an amazing person and will be easy for you to communicate with when you're planning your vacation. Truly, we could not recommend her and this unit any higher.
Our favorite hotel so far on our trip. Very clean, helpful staff, great amenities and fabulous snorkeling off the beach. If you love snorkeling try the waters off this resort. Need to go out about 200 ft from beach to get away from murky water the waves create. Lots of sea animals.Rooms were very clean, plenty of towels and great views of either the mountain or the ocean. Not a bad view anywhere. When booking, ask for a high floor room if possible.Check in and out was a breeze. If you arrive early, they will hold your gear or leave in car and head to the pool or beach. They give you a voucher for towels. Multiple pools, never felt crowded, and great, expedient service from the bar.Mahalo
Spent a week in 3 bedroom unit 925 during 1st week of June.. It is located in the center of the U-shaped building. If you are below 9th floor you cannot see both Lanai and Molokai. The unit is very nice. There were 7 of us, 5 adults and 2 children. It was very nice to have 3 large bathrooms. There are 3 thermostats, 2 in 2 of the bedrooms. Were never quite sure which thermostat controlled the 3rd bedroom. The biggest problem was trying to figure out the complicated shower in master bathroom. We needed a master plumber. The living room furniture was worn out. Other than that it was wonderful and the view is wonderful. Has pool slides, etc. for the kids. The beach is not great but we did find some fair snorkeling there. Great snorkeling at public park just south of the Westin next door. Parking was fairly accessible.
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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
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130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-8413
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