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Honua Kai Resort

Honua Kai Resort

About Honua Kai Resort


***Please note Honua Kai will be doing a routine painting of the Konea building exterior throughout 2023/2024. This project will impact the state of the lanais, some of which will be unusable M-F 8 am-4 pm. For any given week around a dozen or so condos will be directly affected. The exact schedule is fluid and subject to change. Please click here for the current updated schedule.***


Located on the shores of tranquil Kaanapali North Beach, Honua Kai Resort and Spa is one of the newest luxury resorts on the Island of Maui and Maui Resort Rentals is one of the premier private managers of Honua Kai Rentals. 

Recently voted one of the top 10 resorts in Hawaii by the Conde Nast 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, Honua Kai has quickly become a favorite among discerning travelers because it affords the amenities and atmosphere of a true world-class resort, while providing the spaciousness and convenience of staying in a luxury condo. The property is comprised of two adjacent towers - Hokulani to the south and Konea to the north. The interiors, furnishings, and floor plans are nearly identical between the two towers, although each lobby and courtyard area has a slightly different feel.

One of the benefits of Honua Kai is that there is a wide range of unit types and sizes available for vacation rental. Honua Kai features studios ranging from 583 square feet to 615 square feet. There are 4 columns of studios in each tower and all of the studios at Honua Kai have interior courtyard locations. The majority of them have ocean views with the amount of ocean in the view plane increasing as you go up above the 4th floor. All of the studios feature a king size bed, a full kitchen with washer/dryer, a queen pullout, and a balcony of around 100 square feet – which is large enough for a dining table and chairs and an additional lounge chair.

The one bedroom suites at Honua Kai range from 615 square feet to 780 square feet. They all feature a king size bed in the master bedroom, a full kitchen and washer/dryer, a queen pullout in the living room, and a balcony of around 150 square feet which has a dining table and chairs and an additional lounge chair. The vast majority of the one bedrooms at Honua Kai are in exterior tower locations but there is one column of interior one bedrooms in the Hokulani Tower–the "13" stack. While the developers of Honua Kai did not give the one bedroom suites the most spectacular ocean views at the resort, many of them do have pleasant ocean views in addition to views of the West Maui Mountains – which can often magically light up around sunset.

Honua Kai Resort also features a limited number of suites that were originally sold as one bedroom suites with adjoining dens. Many of these dens have been converted into bedrooms so that these suites now have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. A few of these are in the Hokulani Tower, but most of them are in the Konea Tower. These units are around 950 sq. ft. and their balconies are typically around 180 sq. ft. For value-minded families who prefer two separate bedrooms and additional space, these suites can be an excellent choice.

The true two bedroom suites at The Honua Kai Resort range from 1080 to 1620 sq. ft. They all feature a king size bed in each bedroom and a queen pullout couch in the living room. In addition, the king bed in the guest bedroom can be split into two twin beds. The bathrooms typically have dual granite vanities, glass walk-in showers, and separate soaking tubs. All of the two bedrooms have full kitchens and washer/dryers. The majority of the two bedroom balconies are quite generous at around 200 sq. ft., but they range in size from 100 sq. ft. up to 505 sq. ft.

The three bedroom residences at Honua Kai are among a limited number of three bedroom resort residences on all of Kaanapali Beach and they are truly some of the finest accommodations on the entire island of Maui. The fit and finish of the three bedrooms at Honua Kai is a cut above the rest. They all feature Viking appliances, in counter wine chillers, luxurious tile flooring, and opulently outfitted kitchens and bathrooms. There are two primary categories of three bedroom residences at Honua Kai – deluxe oceanview and oceanfront Ali’i.

The deluxe ocean view 3 bedroom residences occupy two columns in each tower - Hokulani and Konea. These deluxe ocean view units are further back from the ocean than the oceanfront units, but they all have direct facing ocean views. In general, the caliber of the view increases as you go up in floors. These 3 bedrooms are around 1600 sq. ft. and they all have 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Once of the unique features of this category is that all three bedrooms directly face the ocean.

The 3 bedroom oceanfront residences sit at the very tip of each wing at Honua Kai (2 wings in each tower), and they are the closest units at Honua Kai to the ocean.. These 3 bedrooms are referred to as the “Ali’i Residences” which comes from the Hawaiian word for royalty. The expansive residences have approximately 2200 sq. ft. of interior living space with an additional 550+ sq. ft. of outdoor balcony space. They all feature 3 full bathrooms with glass walk in showers and separate soaking tubs. Along with the glass shower, the master bath features an elegant fee standing vessel style tub – unique to the oceanfront 3 bedroom Ali’i residences at Honua Kai. One final point of distinction for the 3 bedroom Ali’i residences at Honua Kai is that they all feature Viking BBQ grills and outdoor kitchens built onto the balcony.

The Honua Kai Resort and Spa property is nestled on 38 well-manicured beachfront acres and is home to 4 separate swimming pools with waterfalls, 4 hot tubs, a spa, a beachfront restaurant, a modern fitness center, a number of BBQs, and a gourmet market. The main pool is located in the Hokulani Tower courtyard and has an infinity edge making for fantastic sunset photo opportunities. There is a second meandering lagoon-style pool stretching between the two towers and a third more tranquil pool meant purely for relaxation. In addition, the resort boasts an impressive waterslide which empties into another pool area, as well as a sandy beach children’s play area with fountains. Poolside food and drink service is available.

Honua Kai is home to the popular Duke’s Beach House Restaurant, named after the famous Hawaiian Surfer Duke Kahanamoku. The restaurant occupies a prime beachfront location and specializes in Hawaiian inspired variations of classic steak and seafood dishes. Duke’s makes it a point to use locally sourced produce and freshly caught fish. All 3 meals are offered and food is served between 7:30 am and 9:30 pm. 

The resort is also home to the Aina Gourmet Market. In addition to providing a variety of groceries the market has a full coffee bar and deli where guests can enjoy fresh pastries, bagels, muffins, salads, and sandwiches made to order. The Market is located in the lobby of the Hokulani Tower and is open from 7am to 9pm daily.

The on-site Ho’ola spa offers a number of treatments inspired by the local culture and geography. The spa uses Maile Organics products exclusively and has been the recipient of a number of local awards and accolades.

Although Honua Kai offers everything that you need for a terrific Hawaiian vacation, the resort’s ideal location between Lahaina and Kapalua means that an incredible variety of shops, restaurants, beaches and activities are within a short drive. World famous Front Street in Lahaina is only a 15 minute drive to the south and the upscale shops and restaurants at Whaler’s village are around a 5 minute drive. Should you wish to arrange one of the local activities the on property concierge can make the arrangements. A number of activities are within a short distance of the resort such as luaus, snorkel trips, sunset cruises, zipline tours, surf lessons, horseback riding tours, whale watching tours in the winter, or parasailing in the summer. There are even more options beyond West Maui.

Honua Kai Resort and Spa is truly one of Maui’s gems, offering luxurious accommodations, a great resort atmosphere, and a fantastic beachfront location. As one of the premier private managers of Honua Kai Rentals, Maui Resort Rentals would love to assist you in creating your next incredible Maui vacation. Our 8000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space is located directly across the street from Honua Kai, so we are perfectly poised to make your stay at Honua Kai the best it can be.

Resort Highlights

  • 38 Lush Beachfront Acres
  • Located in Kaanapali North Beach
  • Studios, one, two, and three bedrooms available
  • Duke's Beach House signature restaurant
  • Whaler's General Store and Aina Gourmet Market
  • 4 pool areas with waterslide
  • 4 hot tubs
  • 3 outdoor BBQ grill areas
  • 24 hr fitness center
  • Ho'ola Spa
  • Free high speed Wifi

Maui Resort Rentals Honua Kai Highlights

  • Free courtesy shuttle offering transportation between Honua Kai and a number of West Maui locations
  • Free “Ohana Play Package” with Tommy Bahama beach chairs, beach towels, BBQ equipment, and portable beach cooler
  • Complimentary pack 'n plays, booster seats, high chairs, rollaway beds, and Bose bluetooth speakers available upon request (based on availability and unit selection)
  • Professional grade Vitamix blender and locally sourced Maui Organics signature bath amenities in all Honua Kai suites
  • A la carte mid-stay tidy services available
  • Guest experience and corporate offices located directly across the street for your convenience
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