Honua Kai Resort & Spa
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This is my second time back. I was here 4 years ago. It was very nice. Now, things are a bit run down. The mattress has a hole were you lay down. The maid is every other day and when they do come in, they don't even vacuum the floor (beach front hotel) and they don't wipe down the bathroom counter tops. Change some towels and make the the beds and there done. The lobby used to have a nice floral arrangement and cold water to drink, not anymore. The kitchen is very nice with double ovens but they don't have any baking pans and only 2 oven mitts. The BBQs are very nice and clean.Now let me say, that the views are great and the pools are plentiful (3 1/2 ft deep) but at these prices prices I just expect more.You might be asking yourself, should I spend my money here? Overall I would have to say yes but with reservations.
We rented a 3BR/3BA through VRBO, Hokulani 629 and it was beautiful. If you go on the VRBO website, you'll see the pictures of the unit and it is a perfect depiction of the unit. Nice sized kitchen where we made b'fasts, easy snacks, lunches if we didn't order from Duke's, airy living room and the rooms were all nice sized. We had 2 families of 4 and it worked out perfect. The only "hiccups" one could point out - b/c we booked thru VRBO and not through the condo directly, we only could use the towels provided by the owner and we only got 8 small sized towels which wasn't the most convenient thing to deal with given how much time we spent in the pool or beach and needed to dry off but then needed a dry towel to lie down on. We tried to get more towels or even bigger ones but were told by the mgt company sorry, no more towels. The washer/dryer unit was typical stackable unit and not too big so very small loads that took a long time to dry. But all in all, great ocean view, beautiful sunsets, great location of the unit relative to the elevators which made it easy to get in and out. We are definitely coming back, different unit but all in all, HK is a beautiful property.
I would not stay here if I didn't have little kids because it is definitely geared for kids. But I do (3 and 6) and we had a ball. We rented through Vacasa and they were great at communicating before the trip and easy to work with once we got to the island. The 2bdr condo (Konea 933) was big, clean, upscale, great pool and ocean view from the lanai. The lanai was smaller than some others because it is a corner room but it was not a big deal. We used all the pools and hot tubs. It was great that there were so many 3ft areas that my kids could stand in. I felt the larger pool - in front of Holukani tower - had more of the older kids (meaning over 5) and was more active with people playing with balls. There were plenty of pool chairs even during spring break - the week before Easter. There was some unfortunate chair saving in the few areas protected by umbrellas but I saw security cracking down and collecting the towels from those chairs. The poolside Duke's service was a treat. One improvement would be if they offered a kids club or even activities for kids and adults like hula lessons, arts and crafts etc. like you see at the hotels along the way. But still 5 stars.
Honua Kai is not a typical resort. Many people are there that seem to stay regularly, cook on the outdoor grills. There is only 1 restaurant on the property. This resort is very pretty. The property is fairly new and well maintained. The rooms are great for space - one bedroom, with washer and dryer. But they don't come everyday to the room to clean - so you have to hunt for fresh towels. Not nearly enough umbrellas and chairs around the pool. The concierge was not knowledgeable about activities or the island- which was very frustrating. When trying to secure a late check out, I was given misinformation by the front desk that it was no problem - then had to fight the manager for them to stick to what was promised - at a very high cost. The beach is not great - and this is not the resort's fault. You need to go elsewhere for the beach. I would not recommend this resort to another traveler. Wifi was really really poor.
Beautiful views, huge lanai, big rooms. We used the complimentary valet parking which I loved. We were in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit. All the comforts of home and everything is new. A couple of things negative: no a/c control in the master bedroom, the maid service did not empty the trash can in the kitchen and it was overflowing.Didn't give us more coffee packets either and we're big coffee drinkers. Loved the on grounds restaurant, Duke's. Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere and good service. 5 pools between the two big buildings. Grounds just beautiful. Felt like we were in Disneyland at some places.
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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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