Honua Kai Resort & Spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Lahaina (Honokowai), you’ll be close to Black Rock and Kaanapali Beach. This 4-star condominium resort is within close proximity of Whalers Village Museum and Whalers Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 628 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Rooms have private furnished lanais. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness center. This condominium resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the condominium resort’s restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I did a ton of research leading up to our trip. I've read so many reviews with people complaining of dirty carpet, old furniture, etc. in the unit they booked. Do your research, look at pictures closely! We booked through an agency and rented Hokulani 306, it was gorgeous just like in the pictures. I would recommend booking through an agency opposed to booking through the resort because then you know exactly what you are getting.
The grounds are beautifully manicured. There are multiple pools, yes they have sand in them sometimes but this is a beach resort! It's to be expected. Food and drink service is provided around the pool from Duke's and everything we had was delicious(kalua pork nachos!). Being that we booked through a private agency we weren't able to charge to our room but we were able to just leave our tab open after swiping our credit card for the day.
As far as the beach goes there is plenty of beach, it is more narrow in certain areas than others. Off to the left closer to Nanea it is wider. We loved being out on the beach and there is alot of good snorkeling right out in front of the resort.
Overall this is a beautiful resort, perfect for families and groups. The bbq areas definitely come in handy. While reading these reviews you have to take everything with a grain of salt. Some people will never be happy and look for things to complain about. I consider myself a bit of a hotel snob, myself and my family loved this resort and we are planning a return trip already.
After a ton of research on Maui hotels for the first part of our honeymoon, I landed on booking a studio unit through Maui Resort Rentals. I wouldn’t say I regret choosing Honua Kai, but I also probably wouldn’t be returning UNLESS I had kids with me.
-The room itself was spectacular. Good size, amazing view of the pool and ocean (although that was expected, since we booked an oceanfront room). Loved the kitchen and washer/dryer
-On-site restaurant (Duke’s) was very good. One of the towers has a large gift shop/convenience stop, which was very nice
-There were a ton of kids. I knew the resort catered to families, but since we were traveling in early November, I didn’t expect to see as many. Nope, they were everywhere. Not necessarily a bad thing, but we were on our honeymoon and the pool area just wasn’t as relaxing because of this
-Parking is a pain. There’s an underground garage, but it’s very tight and difficult to maneuver. After parking there the first night, we decided to fight for one of the surface lot spaces, which were easier to park in. There was actually a pretty good size surface lot, but they had a large portion it blocked off for the valet, which was frustrating since all the spaces they had blocked off were never filled up. To be fair, we found almost all parking on Maui to be a bit difficult as it seems the parking spaces are just generally smaller
-Check-in/out was a bit...weird. Since we booked with Maui Resort Rentals, we just had to grab our wrist band keys from the bellhop outside, not the front desk. It was just quick and didn’t really feel like we were interacting with an expensive resort. There was no real welcome, just a passing over of keys and an explanation of where to park
Overall, we had a good time and enjoyed our stay, but it really is a family-oriented place.
I loved this resort! We were drawn to it the minute we found it on the Costco website when looking at Maui beach front spots. What Costco could NOT guarantee was a ground floor room and thats specifically what we wanted. And while a full giant 2 bed was a bit out of our price range.. as luck would have it... on Air B and B we found a 1 bed den (which is totally a 2 bedroom -just without a window..which actually makes it even better for toddler security and for naps). We were stoked on this find but didn't realize how good of a find it was until we got there. The proximity to the pools, and Dukes beachfront restaurant and Aina's gourmet market (OH MY GOSH EAT THE MALSADAS STUFFED WITH CUSTARD... YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT), the proximity to koi pond with we spent lots of time at (remember..toddler) the entrance both to the valet.. and to the alternate "back" entrance to the building which takes you to the other set of pools and BBQ's with ease.. seriously it was like we totally won the vacation lottery. The unit was clean and stocked with all those super helpful extras (beach stuff sand toys)... the on island contact was totally helpful and responsive. The resort is so family friendly. The beach is like a stones throw from the pools and the units themselves. (Like for example we ate at the Ritz and played at their beach one day and the trek from the hotel across the grounds to the beach was super far.. with kiddo and all their swag mind you) The sand on the beach is gorgeous...
Yes a couple of the tiles on the pools are falling off and need repair yes a lounge chair or two have tiny tear from overactive kids but it doesn't take away from everything amazing about it along with its superb location to walkable markets, food truck gatherings, and the proximity both rather cramped but totally amazing to spend the day in Lahaina.