Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
January 27, 2015, 8:50 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
68°F
real feel: 67°F
humidity: 68%
wind speed: 7 mph E
wind gusts: 7 mph
sunrise: 7:05 am
sunset: 6:13 pm
Forecast January 27, 2015
day
Sunny
Sunny
80°F
wind speed: 16 mph NE
wind gusts: 29 mph
night
Clear
Clear
66°F
wind speed: 2 mph ENE
wind gusts: 9 mph
Forecast January 28, 2015
day
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
81°F
wind speed: 2 mph NNE
wind gusts: 4 mph
night
Partly cloudy with showers
Partly cloudy with showers
66°F
wind speed: 2 mph E
wind gusts: 2 mph
Forecast January 29, 2015
day
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
80°F
wind speed: 7 mph SW
wind gusts: 11 mph
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
64°F
wind speed: 4 mph SW
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

Frommer’s Maui Day by Day

Product Description
Maui Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best ways to see the island. This attractively priced, four-color guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to experience the best of Maui in a short time-with bulleted maps that lead the way whether you’re interested in beaches, outdoor adventures, or historical sights. Featuring a full range of thematic and regional tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Maui Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you’ll find:

  • Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps
  • Sample one-day to two-week itineraries that include Maui with Kids, Historical & Cultural Maui, regional and island-wide tours, and more
  • Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants and attractions that clue readers in to great finds and values
  • Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet
  • Foldout front cover, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference info

Frommer’s Maui Day by Day

What do you recommend for a honeymoon to Maui?

Colleen asked:

My fiance and I are going to Oahu for two nights, and then on to Maui for a week to 12 days (we haven’t decided yet). Neither of us have ever been there. Any recommendations you could give about travel books, places to see, stay, or things to do would be greatly appreciated. We were thinking about staying at either the Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maui Resort, or the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Of course, we are open to suggestions. Thanks so much!

Latest eBay Auctions – Ka’anapali

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Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

  • ISBN13: 9780971727991
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
USA Today calls it, “An authoritative and in-depth look at all that the island offers.” The author is a resident who personally and anonymously reviews every facet of Maui. From restaurants to helicopter companies to scuba to beaches to trails, he sees it all and shows you the best Maui has to offer…. More >> Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook

Best Cocktail on Maui

Maui’s Best Cocktail
Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe“Life is one long weekend,” so Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe upstairs in the Shops atWailea is the place to hang your hat for awhile. Sip an Island Estate margarita, munch Habana Cabana pork sliders, and listen to themusic as the cool breeze brushes past in the open-air dining room with the huge, rectangular bar.

“We have what we call, Island Time, which is Tommy’s version of a happy hour,” says General Manager Beau Moore. “It runs every day from4 to 6 p.m. and again every evening from 9 to closing. The drink prices are almost chopped in half. But we use all top-of-the-line ingredients. The pupu are priced at only $6. It’s a real deal, but unlike some other establishments, ours has an air of sophistication to it.We also feature livemusic daily from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

“We make our sour mix from scratch. And, all of our juices are fresh pressed eachmorning,” says Moore. “It makes all of the difference.  Tommy’s also has its own line of rum distilled in Barbados. The light rum is called White Sands and the dark is called Golden Sun. The two are our own proprietary blends.”

First place:
Tommy Bahama’s Tropical
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, Maui
808-875-9983.

Second place:
Mala Wailea
3700Wailea Alanui Dr. •Wailea, Maui • 808-875-9394

Third place:
Longhi’s
888 Front St. • Lahaina, Maui • 808-667-2288
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr. • Wailea, Maui • 808-891-8883

Tommy Bahama Watch

Jaws – Largest Waves on Maui in 5 Years!

Surfs Up Dude!

Surfers from all over the world, including Cardiff surfer Rob Machado, have converged on Jaws, the surfing spot along the coast of Maui known for some of the biggest waves in the world.  Jaws is about 15 minutes from the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Jaws

Images taken Monday, December 7, 2009  show 30 to 45 footers rolling into the area known as Peahi by locals.

The size of the swell attracted the likes of Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Darrick Doerner and some of the world’s other top tow-in surfers, according to the Honolulu Advertiser.

These waves are dangerous and only for the most experienced pros. Mere mortals watch from jet skis and boats nearby.

Thousands of spectators lined the cliffs to watch. There were nearly three dozen tow-in teams in the water and a number of photography helicopters swooping in and out to get shots of the action, according to published reports.

North County surfer and filmmaker, Steve Lawrence, took images of the 30 to 45 footers and reports that the waves are expected to be even bigger Tuesday.

Lawrence produced the award-winning film, “Down the Barrel” starring Machado and Kelly Slater.

The area has seen waves higher than 60 feet in the winter months however the largest wave spotted Monday was reportedly between 40 and 50 feet high.

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.

Best Maui Luau

Old Lahaina Luau

Just 10 minutes from the Honua Kai!

Mai-tai in hand, a sumptuous buffet awaiting, accompanied by gentle waves lapping the nearby shore in the “magic hour” of Maui twilight, visitors to the Old Lahaina Lu‘au quickly forget the jet plane they flew in on, and may feel like they’ve just stepped off a clipper ship or whaler.

Why not? The pageantry of Hawaii and Polynesia in dance,music and storytelling is about to unfold before their eyes, outdoors, the way it was done in the old days.

This blending of traditional food and traditional culture, with its respect for the land and sea and people of these islands has made the Old Lahaina Lu‘au the choice of thousands of visitors as the island’s best luau for the third year in a row—and the perennial winner in this category.

A “must” for visitors to the island, it’s almost as common to find Maui residents as repeat customers, sitting on the mats the old way, or at the long tables that turn strangers into families before the evening is over. While it’s an ideal experience for families here on vacation, local resident Romeo Butihi also points out, “The Old Lahaina Lu‘au is the best way to spend a romantic evening with that special someone!”

The Old Lahaina Luau is just 10 minutes from the Honua Kai; same with The Feast at Lele – both are owned by the same company.  You’ve got to experience one or both of these fine luaus while on Maui.

First Place:
Old Lahaina Luau
1251 Front St., Lahaina, Maui
808-667-1998.

Second Place:
The Feast at Lele
505 Front St. • Lahaina, Maui
808-667-5353

Third Place:
Drums of the Pacific at Hyatt Regency Maui
Kaanapali, Maui
808-667-4727

Kids Club

Kids Club at the Honua Kai

The Kids (Keiki) Club, known officially as the Family Fun Club, is a great place for kids, ages 4 through 12,to spend a few hours or the day with other kids who are having just as much fun.

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