Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
October 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
real feel: 76°F
humidity: 73%
wind speed: 13 mph NE
wind gusts: 13 mph
sunrise: 6:20 am
sunset: 6:09 pm
Forecast October 8, 2015
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
wind speed: 2 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast October 9, 2015
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast October 10, 2015
Partly sunny with thundershowers
Partly sunny with thundershowers
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
wind speed: 2 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)


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

Maui Beach Weddings

Weddings on the Maui Beach

Ahhh the good ol' days

Ahhh the good ol' days

Up until August 2008, the above was a common sight on Maui – I remember walking with my wife on the beach and watching the wedding coordinators setting up a wedding chapel right on the beach.  Sadly those days are gone.

Modern Maui Beach Weddings

Modern Maui Beach Weddings

Today’s Maui beach weddings have the ceremony performed on the beach with the couple, minister, and entourage standing near by.  No chairs or arches nor disturbance of the sand can take place.

Don’t get me wrong many weddings take place on the Maui beach yearly, but the larger ones now must take place at a place designed for weddings.  The beach in front of the Honua Kai is perfect for a wedding – no need to go anyplace else really.  I’m listing a number of links to wedding planners that do offer beach weddings:

Maui Beach Wedding

Aloha Beach Weddings of Maui

Maui Weddings on the Beach

Beach from Honua Kai lobby

Beach from Honua Kai lobby

Beach from the Honua Kai

Beach from the Honua Kai

I guess you could find a nicer beach for the wedding; why bother – every beach on Maui is fantastic.

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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Best Stage Production

The history and culture of Maui and its fun to watch too!

We have seen ‘Ulalena many times – its a great show and oozes with Maui culture and folklore – I highly recommend adults see this; kids are bored to death.

When “‘Ulalena” opened almost 11 years ago, its Cirque du Soleil-inspired way of blending old and new, using dazzling stagecraft and technology to convey ancient myths and Hawaiian history, was considered bold and original. With some of the island’s best dancers, singers, aerialists and musicians bringing mythical gods, historical figures and even forces of nature to life, the dazzling production casts a spell bigger than the sum of its parts.

Beginning with the ancient creation chant, Kumulipo, it is not just a history lesson, but a journey into the soul of Hawaiian culture. Economic conditions dictated a reduction in weekly performances, but other challenges, including new competition have just energized “ ‘Ulalena,” which will celebrate its 11th anniversary later this year with special bargains for kamaaina.

The new “ ‘Ulalena” is greener, cutting energy costs by 60 percent, and fresher, which you’ll notice on a return visit. Its local connections run deep. “When ‘‘Ulalena’ was created, the purpose was to have a tourist show which inspired and gave local people pride and honor of the local culture,” says General Manager Dennis Preussler. “We wanted a show kamaaina would attend when guests visited, not just drop off and pick up.We feel these awards help to validate ourmission and we are going to work hard in the future to improve andmaintain our show.” “It just might be the perfect time to rediscover this Maui favorite,” says Maui Scene theater columnist Sky Barnhart—“and maybe even be blown away.”

First Place:
Maui Theatre, Old Lahaina Center
Lahaina, Maui

Second Place:
Maui Onstage
Historic Iao Theater
Wailuku, Maui
Third Place:
Cirque Polynesia
Hyatt Regency Maui
Ka’anapali, Maui
808- 667-4540

Best New Restaurant on Maui

2010 – Best New Restaurant on Maui

*** Update ***

Ocean Front at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Of course the opening of Duke’s Beach House in December qualifies it as the Best New Restaurant on Maui. I’ve written extensively about Duke’s click here for more information.  Duke’s is fantastic and folks from around the world go out of their way to find a Duke’s restaurant.

Duke’s is ocean side on the grounds of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa.  The lucky owners and guests at the Honua Kai can simply stroll to Duke’s and not have to worry about parking or crows or finding their way back in the dark after watching the Maui sun set and enjoying watching the Pacific ocean while dining.

  • 1st Place -Cuatro
  • 2nd Place – Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill
  • 3rd Place – Merriman’s

I’m going to be honest with you folks, I’ve not been to any of the above so I’m going to recap what others have reported.  All three of these restaurants offer great food and service at an affordable price – not a small feat for Maui.  #1 and #2 are not in the league of a Roy’s so think of them as a great place to visit on your way to some activities on Maui.  Merriman’s is upscale and worth of trying for a sunset dinner.


Cuarto is a 45 minute drive south from the Honua Kai

Cuarto is a 45 minute drive south from the Honua Kai

1881 South Kihei Road, Suite III in the
Kihei Town Center. Call 808-879-1110.

I know exactly where this restaurant is locate in Kihei – nice mall.  The reviews I read indicate that this restaurant serves great food and is worth your time to give it a try.  When you are in Kihei or going to and from Wailea this place could offer you a great dining experience.

One review ranks this restaurant #1 out of 135 restaurants in Kihei – definitely worth a try.  This place has an unusual concept – Mexican/Asian fusion in Maui.  I’ve read 50+ reviews and the place sounds fantastic – can’t wait until our next visit to Maui.  I can see why it’s #1.

Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill

1221 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, HI 96761
(in the Lahaina Cannery Mall)
Lahaina, Maui • 808-661-0808

The reviews I read state “The food was good, the drinks were tasty and big, and the service was great.”  I don’t know about you but that’s a great start to a great meal in my book.  The Cannery Mall is a 10 minute drive south from the Honua Kai.  I could find no review that really slammed the place and most were very glowing.

There seems to be discounts if you eat between 5 pm – 6 pm.  The mall has the Safeway store attached so this could be a great place to eat when you arrive in Maui and before you shop at the Safeway and bring the groceries back to the Honua Kai.  That’s exactly what we will do on our next visit to Maui.


15 minutes north of the Honua Kai

15 minutes north of the Honua Kai

One Bay Club Place
Kapalua, Maui • 808-669-6400

Website: www.merrimanshawaii.com

Kapalua is a beautiful area 15 minute drive north of the Honua Kai.  I know the area but I’ve not been to Merriman’s.

The restaurant is located at the Kapalua Resort, directly on the ocean, and view tropical sunsets from “The Point.”  Peter Merriman, the chef-owner, has brought  his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine to this beautiful ocean-side setting  within the Resort.

The reviews put this restaurant #5 of the 144 restaurants in Lahaina and I wonder why this isn’t the #1 pick for new Maui restaurants?  We will definitely have dinner on this ocean front restaurant the next time we are in Maui.

Snorkeling on Maui

Here’s what snorkeling on Maui’s Napili and Kapalua Bays looks like.

The coral reef, right in front of the Honua Kai, looks just the same!

We own these

1 Bedroom Villa

1 Bedroom Villa

This villa sleeps up to 4.  Two in the king size bed and two in the queen size sofa bed.  The stats:

Suite area: 700 sq ft

Lanai area: 150 sq ft

Note: We are now renting our 1 bedroom
Direct for as little as $99 per day

Click here to learn more!

Our villa is a 1-bedroom ocean view condo and sleeps 4.  I can assure you no one can beat our discounted prices – no one!

From Lanai

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Duke’s Restaurant Update

Holiday Cheer!

Duke’s of Maui Restaurant is Now Open!

January marks the official opening of the “Resort” at Honua Kai – both towers open, all 3 swimming pools open, lazy river open, and our own 5-star, world class, restaurant open – Duke’s of Maui.

This is fantastic news – our very own 5-star restaurant ocean front right on Honua Kai property.  Here is the latest photo of Duke’s:

Duke's of Maui is the brown building ocean front

Duke's of Maui is the brown building ocean front

Read much more at this link.

Read About Honua Kai

Read Other Websites

The Honua Kai is THE place to stay when visiting Maui – here are links to other websites/blogs.  Check them out and then come back here to actually make your reservation – no one can beat these owner affiliated rates – no one.

Special Honua Kai Resort Promos

Five-Star World Class Resort

Summer Savings Special with 35% discount

Maui’s Newest Luxury Beach Resort

5-Star Rates not at Holiday Times

Honua Kai V other 5-stars at non Holiday Times

In my last post I gave a comparison of how the Honua Kai is a fantastic bargain during the most expensive time of the year in Maui – Christmas week.  How about normal times in Maui?  Is the Honua Kai still a great deal among 5-star resorts?  Well here is the comparison:

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