Overall, Hale Kai offered a good place to set up camp and branch out to nearby locations. It is not fancy or located among the high profile tourist hotels, but it suited our needs well. It is within 10-15 minutes driving time of many of the really nice beaches (DT Fleming is a must!). It is within walking distance of a nice long boardwalk that connects many Kaanapali beaches and hotels. There is a great Farmers Market on M,W,F just across the street, as well an an organic deli that is open daily. A 10 minute walk (or <5 min drive) takes you to a great grocery store (Times Super Market) that has seafood, fresh fruit/vegetables and all other food supplies. We had a condo on the second floor facing the county park. For the most part, the park was quiet and visitors were appropriate. The beach itself has a lot of corral but is still nice. We saw sea turtles and humpback whales daily from the pool area. The condo was clean and worked well for us. If you are on a budget and can't afford the more expensive hotels/condos, this is a very good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hale Kai means "Home by the Sea" in Hawaiian, and we are well named since we're located right on the West Maui coastline where we feature scenic views of Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi directly offshore. Conveniently situated midway between the Ka'anapali and Kapalua resort areas, we're just a 10-15 minute drive from most any West Maui attraction. We are located in real community with a local park, a thrice weekly Farmers' Market, and numerous, reasonably priced stores and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Come stay with us and know what it is to have lived Hawaii instead of merely visited there! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Kai Oceanfront Condominiums Hotel Lahaina
- Hale Kai Oceanfront Condominiums Maui/Lahaina