Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.
Now picture the perfect setting: Spacious accommodations graced with stylish comforts that set you squarely in the lap of luxury. With amenities that see to your every need, offered up in a tropical wonderland guaranteed to delight the senses and gratify the soul. At Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Kaanapali, Maui, the picture is complete: All the amenities of a luxury hotel paired with the comfort, ease, and spaciousness of a private residence.
To begin with, all accommodations are suites - from a roomy Studio Suite with approximately 595 sq. ft., to a palatial 2,650 sq. ft. Specialty Suite. Each suite features a private bathroom for each bedroom and many more unexpected luxuries. A stone entryway welcomes you, setting the stage for the natural teak and travertine throughout this spacious residence. Your professionally equipped gourmet kitchen gleams with high-end Bosch appliances. Every fixture, every furnishing, every feature of the open floor plan has been designed to take Maui luxury accommodations to an entirely new level.
Gracious and attentive Room Service is just a phone call away. And should you choose to dine out, two on-site restaurants are available to satisfy every appetite. The ever popular Duke's Beach House provides guests an authentic Hawaiian dining experience and pays homage to the restaurant's namesake, legendary Hawaiian surfer and waterman, Duke Kahanamoku. The restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cuisine is Hawaiian-influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks.
Maui's year-round mild climate invites you to spend leisure time at the Aquatic Playground, which features something for everyone. The Wailele Waterfall Pool features a Keiki area where you can soak up the sun while watching your children play in shallow water. The Maile Calm/Quiet Pool is perfect for cooling off or swimming laps. The Nanea Leisure Pool provides a serene pool experience when it's time for ultimate relaxation. Hot Tub Facilities include four hot tubs conveniently located throughout the Aquatic Playground. And, of course, one of the world's most beautiful beaches lies just a few feet away .
If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable Maui luxury resort experience, you won't find a better place to do it than Honua Kai. Everything you need is right here.
LocationKaanapali - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unlessauthorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee will be charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. This fee is not included in your package price and is subject to change.
Resort fee inclusions:
-Beach and Pool Services and Service Discounts
-Access to Fitness Room
-Internet Access (wired and wireless)
-Self or valet parking*
-Suite Starter Kit
-Elecom - local calls are free
*Additional vehicles will be assessed a parking fee per day.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in. Mandatory hotel-imposed house keeping fees plus tax per unit, per stay based on unit type.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3593 reviews
Just stayed for 10 days at Honua Kai in Lahaina, it was great, family friendly...but, just a warning..I booked through VRBO, and they made my life a living hell. My family and I booked a year in advance, and one month before our trip, I discovered the property management company handling my reservations went out of business, no notice, no direction. VRBO did NOTHING. My family played detectives, tracked down the condo owner, and ONE day prior to our vacation, we got the condo rental. VRBO’s attitude was “Too bad for you”. Check out their corporate website reviews, BAD! Do NOT book through VRBO! Honua Kai: a YES VRBO: a NEVER again
The suite provided plenty of space for just 2 of us. We had a room overlooking the construction, but it didn't bother us because the mountain view was awesome too (& we could even see a partial ocean view if it makes a difference). The room was very clean & housekeeping comes every other day. The pool area was great; this is a very family oriented hotel, but there is enough space by the pool area to get away from it if needed (which we did). The drink service by the pool was great & Dukes provided some great apps to enjoy poolside. The only negatives I saw were in the housekeeping service. They would come late in the day, around 3/4 which was poor timing since that was usually when we would arrive back to our room from morning activities & were in the middle of showering/hanging out before dinner. Also, each time the maid came they would leave less towels than were originally there, so I was consistently calling to the front desk for more towels. Overall would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in West Maui. The facilities were awesome & we really enjoyed our stay!
Great for young families!
Honua Kai is a great resort for families with young children. With various sizes and styles of pools, you can pool hop and not get bored. There is a lazy river style pool (no current), long and a meandering;a medium length slide; a pool with a rock grotto under a waterfall; a sand pool; an adult only pool; a larger open area pool; AND multiple spas... 5 at least. It also has Duke's restaurant on property. There is a grassy area for kids to play as well. The beach is steps away, though not the best for swimming. A short walk down the beach is better (less rocky/fewer direct waves). Rooms are spacious and affordable!
Best resort experience!
We stayed in a 1/1 and found the space and amenities great for our family of 4. The sofa mattress was more comfortable than most and the lanai was large with additional table and chairs. The kitchen was upgraded with everything we needed and the in unit laundry was extra helpful and efficient. The resort was beautiful and ideally located on the beach which even provided good snorkeling. The staff, especially Justin, was amazing and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. There is a Duke’s restaurant on property and beach rentals for chairs, snorkeling equipment, beach toys, etc. While convenient, it would be nice if a discount to Duke’s was given to resort guests and the beach equipment should ideally be included as part of the daily resort fee. All that said, this was the best resort we stayed at during our 3 island vacation. We will definitely be back (someday!) and would recommend to anyone.
Perfect Stay at Honua Kai
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Honua Kai. Unit Konea 106 was so nice and comfortable and the perfect size for our family of four. We enjoyed having two separate bedrooms and the convenience of the location on the first floor. The washer/dryer was an added bonus. We also had use of beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, snorkeling gear and a cooler. The resort itself was amazing. While a large resort, we never felt crowded. The pools and beach were nice, and we enjoyed the convenience of Duke's for dinner one evening. Brandon, the owner, was very responsive to questions. I would highly recommend this property and this unit in particular. Thanks for helping make our time in Maui so amazing.