My husband and I traveled with our 3 year old, 9 month old baby, and my sister. This is a fantastic option for families, but not sure I would want to stay here on a vacation without children. Kids adjusting to the time difference are up at 5:00am out on balconies, etc... Having two bedrooms was a life saver. We booked a crib through the hotel which fit well in the master bathroom. The second bedroom bathroom had access to the the main area as well as directly through the room so if baby was sleeping we all used the second bath. Our ocean view room overlooked the resort and the ocean from an angle. To have full ocean views directly from center of room you'll need to book ocean front. Great views from out on the patio. Birds are abundant and not shy to come in your room and look for food. They are also quick to leave if they see you. Just don't leave your patio doors open while at the pool. Our room did have a full sliding screen we could have used. Aveda products in the bathrooms were a very nice touch! Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion are provided and bath towels are plentiful. In the kitchen dish soap, dish detergent, sponge, kitchen towels. Laundry detergent and Bounce are provided. All are restocked daily by housekeeper. We booked through hotel (expedia) not private owner and had daily housekeeping. Housekeeping tidied bathrooms, did dishes, made beds (but didn't change sheets), swapped out towels and refilled supplies. Pool/beach towels are available by the pools and can be swapped out whenever you like. Dukes' servers frequent pool area taking food and drink orders. About $15 for entree, $9-11 for tropical drink, $6 beer. Kids meals $7-11. Cons: Sheets don't fit the beds! This is my only big complaint, they would pop off bed in middle of the night. Would be great if kids ate free. Also, the beach right off resort is quite rocky. You can snorkel right there but being so shallow and rocky at shore made me nervous getting in and out. The Westin right down the path may have had a more sandy beach entry, but we didn't try it out. If you go almost all the way south the the Sheraton, the ocean entry is very sandy and there is great snorkeling very close by. About a 30-45 minute walk. Merriman's was fantastic for a special dinner out - amazing location and view. Make sure to go at or before sunset. They also have a very cool outdoor bar area that would be fun to just have a cocktail if you don't want to spend $100+per person on dinner. All staff were kind and helpful. Bell service was always available and quick. We stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani on our previous trip to Maui and while I prefer Wail the accommodations and amenities were equal. Having a full kitchen and two bedrooms made Honua Kai better in my opinion. The area is older than Wailea and less fancy. The resort however is very high end. Times Market is a full service grocery store and is almost walkable (we always had too many groceries) - probably a 20 minute walk. Ask bell service for directions. There is also a Safeway in Lahaina that had more to pick from and a much larger bakery section. Safeway also sells fresh leis - since the Honua Kai doesn't greet guests with leis we ended up buying them ourselves one day =) The pools are very fun. Our tall 3 year old was able to ride the water slide by herself. The sign says riders have to be 42", it is loosely enforced... Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on world-famous Kaanapali North Beach, Honua Kai provides an unparalleled level of service and all the amenities of a luxury resort with expansive one, two, and three bedroom suites. Perhaps the greatest luxury of all is simply the space to spread out. Inside, the feel is that of a luxury Maui vacation home, graciously furnished in exotic wood and polished granite, and tastefully equipped with top of the line appliances. The gourmet kitchens contain everything you need to make a fantastic meal. Or simply make reservations at one of our spectacular restaurants. This is the Hawaii vacation you have always imagined, exactly as you imagined it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Honua Kai Hotel Lahaina
- Honua Kai Resort And Spa
- Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui/Lahaina