Honua Kai Resort & Spa, a AAA 4-Diamond hotel, is a calmer and quieter option to some of Maui's neighboring bustling resorts. It sits on a stretch of golden sand on Kaanapali's north beach, which tends to be less crowded than main Kaanapali just to the south, but be prepared that Maui's entire west coast can get windy.
Named to the Conde NastTraveler 2014 Gold List, the beachfront hotel features lush landscaping that practically runs right into the open-air lobby, with tile floors the color of sand flanked by intricate hand-carved teak beams. All rooms are suites and on the large side (studios start at 590 square feet, and the three-bedrooms are 2,600 square feet). Glass-paneled lanais border the ocean-view rooms and are worth paying extra for.
Pick up a towel from the front desk (housekeeping, room service and a concierge desk are also included) and grab a poolside mai tai from Duke's Beach House while the kids hit the waterslide.
Aloha Hour (daily from 3-5 p.m.) at Duke's is a fun spot for eating out and mingling, and the view from there is "amazing" according to Fodor's. If you're in a hurry, grab an acai bowl or gourmet sandwich from Aina Gourmet Market (open daily 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. in the lobby), which serves locally sourced items that change based on what's in season.
From the press:
"Since opening in 2009, this North Kaanapali Beach resort has quickly become a favorite with residents and locals alike" -- Frommer's
"From the open-air lobby with its well-placed couches to the aesthetically pleasing pools to the extra spacious lanai adjoining the units – there's a consistent and effective blending of style, functionality and comfort" -- Lonely Planet
"Active families will enjoy the spacious suites with large lanai, as well as the water features -- slide, waterfall, lazy river, and serenity, lap, and kids pools -- and the fitness center " -- Fodor's
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the condominium resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 16 per person (approximately)
Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 8 per night
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Resort fee: USD 29 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
Fitness center access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is about 50 minutes from Maui's main airport, Kahului International Airport. Valet parking is included in the $29 daily resort fee.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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