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“Our Little Paradise”

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Honokeana Cove Condominiums
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Walnut Creek, California
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1 review
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“Our Little Paradise”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

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!

Room Tip: These are individual condo units not a formal hotel, therefore the facility does not have a fitness...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Aloha Tim & Frances...Mahalo for your raving review. You will always have a room here when you need it....you are part of our Cove family. It is great advice to book early.....this goes for our repeat guests and for our new guests. I look forward to seeing you next year as you relax on the lawn with your favorite books....you really know how to vacation! Mahalo Nui Loa....Su
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 wonderful, relaxing weeks at Honokeana Cove. The Cove is a very special place. It has everything you need inside the condo and a beautiful landscaped lawn and pool area. The barbecue grills by pool were used nightly by all the guests. The cove itself probably is the best snorkeling spot in Maui - the turtles are plentiful and easy to spot and there are tropical fish galore. It has easy access to the water. We have been coming to Maui for many years now and will only stay at the cove. The staff is exceptional, especially Su. They are always very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to be greeted by C.P. (gardener) every morning as we sat on our lanai drinking coffee and welcoming in another wonderful day at the cove. If you want a nice quiet and relaxing vacation Honokeana Cove is the place to stay.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Aloha Linda & Mike.....Welcome back to the Cove! We look forward to your next visit.... We guarantee many more turtles! Our gardener is a hard worker and continues to be an asset to our Cove family; thank you for acknowledging him. See you soon, hopefully!
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We have been to Honokeana Cove many time over the last 30 years. We never get tired of going. Unit 217 has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice living room area and a wonderful lanai to sit and drink your morning coffee. Whether you want to sit in the sun, read a book while listening to the ocean or be on the go from morning until night this is the place to be. There is no better place to snorkel than at the cove. You will always see sea turtles and countless number of fish. Going on day trips to see the other parts of the island can keep you busy as well. Honokeana Cove is NOT a high rise so you don't have lots of people. It is peaceful and calm and makes you feel like you are in old time Hawaii.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Aloha Beverly & John,
it is always a pleasure to have you back at Honokeana Cove. Even though you stayed in unit 217 which is not part of my rental program, you have stayed with me numerous times in many different units. Hurry back to the Cove soon and I will find you a comfortable unit to stay.
Many Mahalos.....Su
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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you want to snorkel and see turtles, stay here. You can walk out across the lawn and into this little cove, and see turtles every day. You're close to Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, and away from the hubbub of Kaanapali. Management sees that units are keep clean, grounds immaculate, and there is a family-friendly atmosphere about the place (e.g. pupu parties every Wednesday night). We've stayed here multiple times, with and without our children. This is a unique, small condo place with beautiful views and lots of quiet contemplation time. The addition of the security fence is great, as is the new landscaping. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Talk to Su in the office. She can help you with what kind of unit location you need.
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Aloha Judith & Ron,
It is always a pleasure to have you back home at the Cove. Thank you so much for your review. I am looking forward to your happy faces back at the Cove soon! have a great year.
mahalo, Su
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El Cajon, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have been coming to the cove for 10 years now and would not stay anywhere else. The grounds are stunning and the units are very nice, we have stayed in several units over the years and all are outstanding. The recent remodel has made the place sparkle with new life.

With the new fencing around the property it has helped make this a much more relaxing place and keeps the cove from getting overcrowded. Its nice to see more families and kids playing in the cove or pool. Su as always takes great care of us and helps with any info or questions you might have. We think of the cove as our Maui home and are treated like family here..

Already booked for 2015 Wooooooooot !!!

Room Tip: The fitness center is in the cove swimming !!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Aloha David,
It is always a pleasure to have you and your beautiful wife come stay at the Cove. You are part of my Cove family....always! Thanks for your great photos on our Facebook page. I am already looking forward to your return next year...Much mahalos, Su
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Ripon, California
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My wife and I have stayed at Honokeana Cove several times and love the location. That said the last trip there in Feb 2014 was not good. We rented unit #112 directly from the owner. The unit is sub-standard and the owner has not returned our $300 deposit. He has not responded to emails and will not answer his phone. The one time I did talk to him he said he would put the check in the mail but I'm still waiting. Our other trips there were great but I would definately avoid renting this unit.

Room Tip: All are nice except unit #112.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Aloha Dennis,
I am sorry you had a bad experience in unit #112. Please me a call when you want to come back...I have 33 other units in the Honokeana Cove LLC Association. Unit #112 is not part of this program. We will make sure your next experience at the Cove will be a good one.
mahalo....Su
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California
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

A good friend recommended Honokeana Cove to us. What a great place!!! The property is not huge, located right on the water and superbly maintained. Many of the other guests we met have been coming there for many years and it is not a surprise why. You'll find the peace and harmony that is not attainable in a large resort. Hopefully we will become another one of the
"regular" guests.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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alohaturtle, Manager at Honokeana Cove Condominiums, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Aloha John,
Thank you so much for your review. The first time to the Cove will definitely not be your last. I look forward to your return as soon as you can.
Mahalo Nui Loa.......................Su
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Property: Honokeana Cove Condominiums
Address: 5255 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9158
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Honokeana Cove Condominiums Hotel Lahaina
Honokeana Cove Condominiums Maui/Lahaina

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