Honua Kai Resort & Spa

130 Kai Malina Parkway | Lahaina, HI 96761  [SEE MAP]Lahaina, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All-suite hotel
Better for families and large groups than couples looking for a romantic atmosphere

The gorgeous grounds of Honua Kai Resort & Spa occupy a good chunk of Ka'anapali Beach along the western coast of Maui  a location that previous guests just can't help but praise. As for the experience of staying here, travelers have mixed feelings. Honua Kai's suite-style accommodations come equipped with full kitchens, ample living space and balconies or terraces; however, some recent travelers say that some of the balconies' ocean vistas leave much to be desired. And while visitors were generally pleased with the resort's atmosphere, they say to look elsewhere if you're seeking a more romantic ambiance, as this property is popular among families and some partiers. It's easy to see why: Not only can the rooms house larger groups, but the resort also boasts a pool with an accompanying water park. Should you need a break from the family bustle, the Ho'ola Spa can easily serve as a place of refuge.

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Location
Lahaina, HI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 628 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Families, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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The Honua Kai's upscale-relaxed atmosphere takes a cue from its natural surroundings. The island-inspired artwork in the lobby gives way to colorful koi ponds, artfully landscaped grounds, and meandering swimming pools.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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Two high-rise towers contain these individually-owned eco-friendly (and family-friendly) units combining the conveniences of a condo with the full service of a hotel.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3494 have reviewed the Honua Kai Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3494 reviews 4.5 (based on 3494 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All accommodations at Honua Kai Resort & Spa are modern suites, all have full kitchens and most have separate bedrooms. Each suite as a private, furnished lanai. The rooms' decor reflects the natural colors of the islands.
  • Flat-screen HD TVs and DVD players come standard in all rooms
  • Housekeeping services are limited
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils are provided in the full kitchens
  • Daily $29 resort fee includes valet parking, internet access, in-suite safe and more

Standard room size595 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Honua Kai Resort is located on Ka'anapali Beach on the island of Maui. Outdoor activities, such as snorkeling and whale-watching are popular here. Shops and restaurants are located at the Whalers Village complex, about 2 miles south.
  • Any guests wishing to get off-property are encouraged to have a car or arrange for a taxi since very little is within walking distance.
  • The Whalers Village Museum is a popular, educational attraction
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort has one on-site restaurant, Duke's Beach House, named for surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and also has a bar area. Duke's serves authentic Hawaiian cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
  • Aina Gourmet Market is a convienient place to stock up on snacks and coffee
  • Room service is available

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort's "Aquatic Playground" is its pool complex with a wealth of features, including waterfalls, a waterslide and a shallow sandy beach area that's ideal for kids.
  • The Hokulani Pool is the resort's lap pool
  • The Konea Pool is a quiet pool for relaxation
  • There are cabanas for rent and beach/pool items are available to purchase or rent
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Ho'ola Spa offers a menu of massages and facials that use local ingredients. After treatments, guest are invited to relax in the spa's Himalayan salt room.
  • Massages include hot stone, deep tissue, Swedish, prenatal, and sports massages
  • Treatments include body wraps, including a detoxification wrap
  • Spa has three separate treatment rooms

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Kids 17 and younger stay for free.
  • Aquatic playground features waterslides, waterfalls, a shallow pool with a sandy beach and a children's play area with fountains.
  • Kids menus at Duke's Beach House
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The resort has a 24-hour fitness center with basic cardio and strength-training equipment. Bike and boats rentals and other activities can be arranged with a third-party vendor through the concierge.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

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