Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
September 26, 2016, 3:51 am
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
73°F
real feel: 72°F
humidity: 83%
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
sunrise: 6:16 am
sunset: 6:19 pm
Forecast September 26, 2016
day
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
86°F
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 13 mph
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
72°F
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast September 27, 2016
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
86°F
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 mph
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
72°F
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast September 28, 2016
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
86°F
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
72°F
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
 

Announcement: Welcome to the Honua Kai Cafe

Welcome to the Honua Kai Cafe
(We have NO affiliation with the Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Nor IntraWest, nor Playground)

MauiCN

20 times now!!!  On October 11, 2013 Conde Nast readers voted Maui as the #1 island in the world for the 20th time!  Why vacation at any other island in the world but the #1 island – Maui?

This website celebrates the newest 5-star resort on Ka’anapali Beach, Maui; the Honua Kai (Ho-new-ah-keye) Resort & Spa.

We own a condo at the Honua Kai and are members of the Honua Kai “Ambassador Club” where owners can find guests to stay at ANY unit in the resort.  In return we get a small commission and you get THE best rates anywhere – nobody can offer you better rates.

So look at some of the pictures and ask a question if you have one (in the way of a comment which we will answer).  Then when you are ready click the icon below and you will enter the Ambassador Club reservations system with our owner number attached and get the best rates anywhere.

Need a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom at the Honua Kai?  Well click here and you will get THE best discounts available to anyone – you get our owner discount!  You will be brought direct to the Honua Kai Owner’s desk – you make your reservation direct with them with our discount number!  This is a win-win for both of us.

Ambassador Club

Honua Kai Owner’s deep discount reservations
that you can use too – just click the above icon

Click here to make a reservation. You will be asked for “Enter Membership Number” you can get it by clicking here.

There is a new website that does all the legwork for you comparing prices of all the places you can rent Honua Kai villas – Honua Kai Resort & Spa Rentals. In a matter of a few minutes you will have ALL your questions answered as to pricing and availability of Honua Kai villas.

Watch the below video – just click the picture

Click the above video to view

Outside Pictures

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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Duke's of Maui Restaurant is the brown ocean front building

Inside Pictures

Six Star Resort

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Treat yourself and stay at a true six star resort in Ka'anapali

5 Things to do at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

5 Things to do at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Iao State Park - 25 min from Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Iao State Park - 25 min from Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Here are 5 more of my favourite things to do in Maui for adventure. Whether you prefer land or ocean activities, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

1) The first thing I’d recommend is that you set aside some time to go on a snorkel trip. There are tons of options right on the island of Maui itself, and if you’re in the mood for a daytrip, you could check out the snorkeling on the nearby island of Molokini or island of Lanai. During whale season, you might luck out and see dolphins and whales on your trip across the channel to Lanai like we did!

2) Since I’m on the subject of ocean-related activities, I think that scuba diving on Maui would be fantastic.

3) Next on my list of things to do in Maui would be to check out Iao Valley State Park. This park is completely different from the rest of Maui… it’s not the typical tropical jungle you’d expect – it feels more like a primordial forest. One of the highlights of our day in the Iao Valley was our guided hike from the Hawaii Nature Center.

4) Especially if you have children with you, I’d highly recommend the Atlantis submarine tour. It’s a really cool way to see the underwater world surrounding Maui. The only catch is that any children going on the tour must be at least 36 inches tall, and capable of making it down the ladder into the submarine on their own.

5) Last but not least, I’d highly recommend that you to go on a helicopter tour of Maui. This was one one of the most memorable things to do in Maui on our last vacation here. Most of the island is only accessible from the air, so this is a fantastic way to see some absolutely beautiful sites that you’d never see otherwise!

Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show

Warren & Annabelle’s Magic Show

Barefoot Hawaii Activities and Tours

The first thing you should do is to set up and account with Tom Barefoot by clicking here – costs nothing to join. To learn more about Tom Barefoot Tours click here.

This show has NO discounts anywhere – Tom charges what everyone else charges but you get to do it in one handy location on his website.  This is another activity, on Maui, that is booked up way in advance, at holidays you must book months ahead.  The theater only seats 78 guests.

Warren is the world class magician and Annabelle is a ghost that inhabits the theater.

There are two (2) types of shows available for this magic show (called packages):

Admission Package – Warren & Annabelle’s on Maui

Your evening begins as you are invited into Annabelle’s secret chamber to discover the hidden passage into her parlor where the resident ghost playing the piano will entertain you. Request your favorite song or ask her a question and she’ll respond on her piano! Then move into an intimate theater, only six rows deep, and join Warren Gibson, renowned magician and acclaimed showman for an incredible and interactive two-hour magic show.*

Basically this package is the magic show minus the meal they serve.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located right next door and you can get a magic show with the best steaks on Maui all in one place!  The setting of Ruth’s Chris in Lahaina is ocean front and we have eaten there many times.  4th of July evening was just fantastic – we ate at Ruth’s and watched the fireworks over the Lahaina bay as a huge cruise ship was anchored right off shore.

Click here to order this package.

Package-Royal Flush – Warren & Annabelle’s on Maui

Includes Admission, Entertainment in Annabelle’s Parlor, Appetizers, Dessert, Cocktails and a Two-hour magic show that will entertain and amaze you. 2 Premium Cocktails featuring premium Liquor, Specialty Drinks, Blended Drinks, Imported and Domestic Beers, House Wines, Well Drinks and Soft Drinks. Additional drinks are available for purchase. Ticket price includes Gratuity on food and drink. *

Dinner: Combo Platter of Appetizers; Spicy Crab Cake with Sweet Chili Plum Sauce, Coconut Battered Shrimp with Ponzu Dipping Sauce, Polynesian Chicken Satay with Tropical Plum Sauce plus a Savory Kalua Pork Wrap with a Maui Pineapple Salsa deliciously rolled into a Tomato Wrap served on a bed of local Kula Greens. Choice of One Gourmet Dessert, Creme Brulee or White Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Hot Apple Pie A La Mode, Chocolate Pots de Creme or a Classic New York-Style Cheesecake.

Click here to order this package.

*All Guests Must Be 21 + Years Of Age. Every Guest Must Present a Valid Photo ID at the Door. Theater A/C is Cool – Bring a Sweater. Days and Times can vary with season.

Elsafe at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Elsafe

Warning: if you lock yourself out of the safe you will have to call Island Lock & Safe at 808-661-4033 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri with no weekend or emergency service available – please use caution. If you should lock the safe and can’t open it the lock company must be called either by you or after you check-out the maids will check the safe and then call the Locksmith with an additional fee from the locksmith and maid service billed to you.

You can program the code just once for your stay with us and never have to program the number again.  Please program the number with NOTHING in the safe and try the code a few times before putting something in the safe.

There is a paper sign above the safe and the instructions are painted on the safe – here they are:

To program the safe (only need to do this ONCE during your stay)

  • Open the safe and make sure NOTHING is inside of it and then push it closed
  • The number pad has a [Reset] button on the lower – press it once.  The safe will display “OPEN”.
  • Punch in a 4-digit number that you can remember – the last 4-digits of your cell phone are ideal.  The safe will lock closed and display the 4-digit number you punched in – double/triple check that number against the one you remembered.  The safe will then display “CLSd” to indicate it is closed
  • Open the safe by just punching in your 4-digit number and the safe will click open and display “OPEN” – congratulations you did everything correct (if it opened)

You never have to do the above again unless you want to re-program your 4-digit number.

After you have entered your 4-digit number do the following:

To close safe using your pre-programmed 4-digit number:

  • The first time you do this make sure NOTHING is in the safe
  • Close door and press the [Lock] button which is on the lower right side of the keypad
  • Safe will lock and display “CLSd

To open the safe with your pre-programmed 4-digit number:

  • Punch in your 4-digit number and safe will click open and display “OPEN

Good luck and let’s be safe out there :)

Warning: if you lock yourself out of the safe you will have to call Island Lock & Safe at 808-661-4033 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri with no weekend or emergency service available – please use caution.  If you should lock the safe and can’t open it the lock company must be called either by you or after you check-out the maids will check the safe and then call the Locksmith with an additional fee from the locksmith and maid service billed to you.

You can program the code just once for your stay with us and never have to program the number again.  Please program the number with NOTHING in the safe and try the code a few times before putting something in the safe.

There is a paper sign above the safe and the instructions are painted on the safe – here they are:

To program the safe (only need to do this ONCE during your stay)

· Open the safe and make sure NOTHING is inside of it and then push it closed

· The number pad has a “Reset” button on the lower – press it once.  The safe will display “OPEN”.

· Punch in a 4-digit number that you can remember – the last 4-digits of your cell phone are ideal.  The safe will lock closed and display the 4-digit number you punched in – double/triple check that number against the one you remembered.  The safe will then display “CLSd” to indicate it is closed

· Open the safe by just punching in your 4-digit number and the safe will click open and display “OPEN” – congratulations you did everything correct (if it opened)

You never have to do the above again unless you want to re-program your 4-digit number.

After you have entered your 4-digit number do the following:

To close safe using your pre-programmed 4-digit number:

· The first time you do this make sure NOTHING is in the safe

· Close door and press the “Lock” button which is on the lower right side of the keypad

· Safe will lock and display “CLSd”

To open the safe with your pre-programmed 4-digit number:

· Punch in your 4-digit number and safe will click open and display “OPEN”

Jaw ( Peahi) Maui big wave surfing


A perfect condition at JAW’s generated a swell up to 50 feet waves Filmed in Maui on December 2004. A 10 minutes version of this video is available at: www.mauivideopodcast.com.

JAW’s is just a 20 minute drive north of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Best Men’s Island Wear

Shops at Wailea

Need a new outfit for a special occasion? Searching for a comfortable shirt to hit the links in? This year’s winner for Best Men’s Island Wear, Tommy Bahama, has got you covered—literally.

With something for every occasion, the brand’s styles and designs manage to move effortlessly from work place to after-hours. Linen and cotton shirts and leanfitting pants and shorts are a fast-growing component of the brand’s sportswear collection, while its signature silk camp shirts, silk blend polo shirts and easy-fitting pants and shorts continue to appeal to themore traditional customer.

While Tommy Bahama is known for its traditional designs, the brand has some new ideas up its sleeves, too. In celebration of Hawaii’s 50 years as a state, the company has designed special 50th anniversary shirts, available exclusively in Hawaii and online. It’s just one more reason to head over to this year’s winner for Best Men’s IslandWear.

First Place::
Tommy Bahama
has two locations
3750 Wailea
Alanui Drive,Wailea, Maui
808-879-7828

Whaler’s Village,
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui
808-661-8823

Second Place:
Honolua Surf Co
Lahaina Cannery Mall
Lahaina, Maui
808-661-5777

Third Place:
Maui Tropix
261 Dairy Road
Kahului, Maui
808- 871-8726

Maui Revealed – the Book

Maui Revealed – We Love This Book

We bought this book 10 years ago (older edition) and have taken it to Maui 10 times – that’s how good this book is.  The latest edition, #4, is even better than the original book from 10 years ago.

Maui Revealed

Click the above book cover to learn more about the 4th edition

Some of the topics in the book are:

  • Basic facts about Maui
  • West Maui Sights
  • Central Maui Sights
  • Hana Highway Sights
  • Southeast Maui Sights
  • Haleakala & Upcountry Sights
  • South Maui Sights
  • Offshore Islands
  • Islands

Every time we fly to Maui we take out Maui Revealed and drool over what awaits us – we’ve done this 11 times now and will do it on the 11th trip.  Each morning we are on Maui we pull out Maui Revealed and decide what to do today and plan ahead since many activities on Maui fill up fast and are easily booked up 3 days ahead of time.

As many pictures we have taken on Maui the book’s pictures are better!  Frustrating sometime but the pictures of Maui, in the book, are outstanding.

About one month before we fly to Maui we pull out the book and decide what we want to see and do this visit.  Some activities need 30 or more days lead time to book them.

Once on Maui we keep the book in our villa and when we drive anywhere we take it with us.  You would be surprised how many times you start out on one adventure and see something that you must spend time at – the book will tell you all you need to know on just about anything in Maui.

Make sure you order the 4th edition – that’s the one I link you to.  Don’t get cheap and order an older edition.

Maui Windsurfing Movie

This is Maui

While on Maui why not take a few lessons – it sure looks fun.

For windsurfers

Best Maui Bakery

Best Bakery

Komoda Store & Bakery

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Komoda bakeryThe staff at Komoda Store and Bakery prepare award-winning pastries pretty much the same way they were made when Takezo Komoda founded the landmark Makawao business in 1916. “It’s all by hand,” saidManager Calvin Shibuya. “The onlymachines we use are mixers.

“On a busy day, wemake 100-dozen creampuffs,” Calvin continued. “On an average day wemake half that.” The filling for the prized confection is a closely held “secret family recipe.” Komoda’s creampuffs and stick donuts are the twomost popular items offered, according to Calvin.

The bakery also sells a variety of donuts; turnovers; danish; butter rolls; breads; pies; cakes and cookies—all baked fresh daily. “Komoda Bakery has the best pastries ever,” wrote Glenda Bucos ofMakawao. “No other can come close to their taste.”
“Komoda’s Bakery—it’s worth getting up early and waiting in the line that goes out the door,” wrote Jerry Labb of Makawao.

Komoda Store and Bakery
3674 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui
ClosedWednesday and Sunday.
808-572-7261.

Second place:
Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe
1740 Kaahumanu Ave.
Wailuku, Maui • 808-243-2243

Third place:
Home Maid Bakery
1005 Lower Main St.
Wailuku, Maui • 808-244-7150

Kupanaha Magic Show at a Discount

Kupanaha Magic Show

(Kupanaha is the Hawaiian word for amazing and marvelous)


Barefoot Hawaii Activities and Tours

The first thing you should do is to set up and account with Tom Barefoot by clicking here – costs nothing to join. To learn more about Tom Barefoot Tours click here.

This show had NO discounts anywhere – Tom charges what everyone else charges but you get to do it in one handy location on his website.  This is another activity, on Maui, that is booked up way in advance, at holidays you must book months ahead.

This magic show is for the whole family and it’s just fantastic – it mixes Maui culture with state-of-the-art magic.

Kupanaha is the Hawaiian word for amazing and marvelous, and this magical dinner show is definitely just that. Kupanaha is an evening of cutting edge illusions and slight-of-hand magic tricks. The legends of mythical Hawaii are illustrated through hula and chant. The show features Jody and Kathleen Baran and their beautiful daughters along with the award-winning hula halau,” Kano’eau Dance Academy”, who cleverly weave dance, chant, Hawaiian Myth and Magic into the performance. Specialty drinks from the Volcano Bar and delicious cuisine are served right at your table.

“Maui Magic for All Ages” is an evening of cutting edge illusions and slight-of-hand magic tricks, legends of mythical Hawaii illustrated through hula and chant, specialty drinks from the Volcano Bar and incredible cuisine served right at your table. World class magicians, Jody and Kathleen Baran and their magical family will entertain you for an evening of hi-tech, cutting edge illusions, legends of Hawaii’s extraordinary demigods, special theme drinks from the Volcano Bar and enticing food served at your table. The show will feature magicians Jody and Kathleen Baran and daughters. The award-winning hula halau, Kano’eau Dance Academy, presents dance and chant to weave Hawaiian myth into magic. Kupanaha is the Hawaiian word for amazing and marvelous, and this magical dinner show definitely fulfills that meaning.*

Menu: Choice of Appetizers
Kalua Pork Maui Quesedilla – Hawaiian-style Smoked Pork, with Shiitake Mushrooms, Caramelized Maui Onions, Cream Cheese, Spinach and Cilantro in a Flour Tortilla Wrap. OR a
Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta – Garlic-Grilled Flat Bread with Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Eggplant and Tomatoes Bruschetta, served with a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Choice of Entrees – Select one
Seared Fresh Island Fish – Seasoned Red Snapper seared to perfection topped with a Sweet Chili Black Bean Sauce and Vegetables over steamed White Rice.
Grilled Marinated Chicken or Chicken and Shrimp – Breast of Chicken in a seasoned Soy and Garlic Marinade and Garlic Shrimp served with Caramelized Pineapple and Steamed White Rice.
Tenderloin Steak or Steak and Shrimp – a Medallion of Beef and a Grilled Jumbo Shrimp topped with a Lemon-Garlic Sauce and Garlic Smashed Potatoes.
The Vegetarian – Grilled Tofu, Sweet Potato and Taro with Sauteed Mushrooms, Spinach and Sweet Corn over seasoned Roasted Eggplant.
Choice of Dessert: Pina Colada Cheesecake OR a Tropical Fresh Fruit Plate.
CHILDRENS MENU for 6-12 years and FREE CHILD 0-5 years: Hamburger and Curly Fries – Chicken Nuggets and Curly Fries, OR Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce. Followed by Vanilla Ice Cream for Dessert.

There are two choices of tickets:

Regular Seating.

There are prices for adults, Teens, children, and infants.  You get all the above but not up front seating.

Gold Circle Seating.

There is just one flat, premium price, for all folks in your party but you get to sit up front.


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