My wife and I have been consistent guests of Honokeana Cove for over 11 years, There are so many positive attributes about the "Cove" that it's difficult to know where to begin. So, I thought I'd offer a string to provide the potential visitor some idea of the Cove Experience: "inviting, comfortable, scenic, serene, rejuvenating, slow paced, non-touristy, and private".
If you want to snorkel Honokeana Cove is, in my opinion, THE best spot on Maui. The Cove's reef is sheltered and is home to a huge variety of tropical fish and sea turtles (see the pictures of me and the turtles taken in 3/2014). In addition to snorkeling, the Cove is also a great place for paddle boarding, kayaking, and intermediate/expert surfers. The Cove also has a very nice pool and amazingly manicured grounds for folks who don't go in for ocean experiences.
We have stayed in many of the individual condos and have never been disappointed by the furnishings, kitchens, and decor. We like to eat breakfast and lunch on site and then head out for dinner to one of the many great restaurants in the area.
The Cove is great for couples and families. We have invited other couples to join us in our condo, and this has worked out well. If you prefer a "kid free" experience it's best to time your stay at times that don't overlap traditional school holidays. Even so, the Cove's "noise curfew" and culture of mutual respect means that extraneous noise is rarely an issue.
Lastly, this review would not be complete without mentioning the tireless and caring efforts of the Cove's management, maintenance, and maid services. Sue (the on-site manager) and Greg (the on-site maintenance man) have truly become friends over the years. I cannot recommend this location enough. In fact, my only reservation in writing this review is that it might increase the Cove's popularity and make it tough to make a future booking. Fortunately, we know where we want to be every year and therefore make our reservations for the following year shortly after we get home from our trip.
In addition to the pictures of the snorkeling, I've also posted some pictures I've taken of the Cove over the years. Happy vacationing. Honokeana Cove No Ka 'Oi!
- Also Known As:
- Honokeana Cove Condominiums Hotel Lahaina
- Honokeana Cove Condominiums Maui/Lahaina