I am wondering if the Honua Kai is a good fit for my family. Me, my husband and a 11 and 13 year old boys. We stayed in a studio with 2 queen beds at the Hyatt a few years ago and that suited us fine. What I liked about it was sitting on the lanai and watching the sunsets and whales. Also loved walking to Whalers Village in the evening along the boardwalk. My sons like the activity and busyness around the Kaanapali area. We would like to try something different though, with a kitchen. My questions about the Honua Kai:
1) Is there a studio with 2 beds? My boys won't sleep in the same bed but we have no problem splitting up a parent with a kid and have always done this in the past. Ocean View is more important than size of unit.
2) Any possibility of a rollaway being available?
3) How far is the walk to Whaler's Village? Farther than the Hyatt to Whalers?
4) If we get a one bedroom suite, is the second bed the pull-out sofa and is it comfortable? Do all rooms at the Honua Kai have a pullout sofa? I wonder this because when I input a room for 4 it comes up with a king bed so I assume the sofa must be a pullout or am I wrong?
We are also planning on staying at the Grand Wailea for a few nights at the end of the trip for a suprise ending for the boys. Thus, we are trying to make the first half of the trip more economical. The Honua Kai seems to have some reasonable rates at time of posting. I love the idea of the Mahana for myself but feel it might be a bit too far to Whalers Village and a bit too quiet for the boys.
Thank you so much for any info you can give me.