Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
June 29, 2016, 10:37 pm
real feel: 83°F
humidity: 79%
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
sunrise: 5:49 am
sunset: 7:12 pm
Forecast June 29, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
Forecast June 30, 2016
Partly sunny with thundershowers
Partly sunny with thundershowers
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 mph
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast July 1, 2016
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 13 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

Best Steak House on Maui

Best Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Ruths-Chris LahainaNo other Maui restaurant sizzles like this multiple winner, and its two Maui locations win hands down — each and every year. Sink your teeth into prime cuts of beef and chops, broiled in 1,800-degree incendiary ovens to lock in natural juices, flavors and tenderness. Pair them with big, red wines and sides of say, creamed spinach and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Martinis are shaken and poured tableside, booths are cushy and plentiful and service is impeccable due to the high standards of founder Ruth Fertel.
She’s since passed on, but her New Orleans-inspired dishes remain, such as shrimp remoulade, mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce and creme Anglaise.

Of course, since this is Hawaii, fresh catch such as mahimahi in lemon buerre blanc, whole lobster and scallops all are popular choices. The owner is Randall Schoch, who operates all of the Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses in the state. Whenever possible, Ruth’s Chris uses the freshest, Hawaiigrown
ingredients possible.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Shops at Wailea: 808-874-8880
Lahaina Center, 808-661-8815.

Second place:
Outback Steak House
281 Piikea Ave. Ste. 121 • Kihei • 808-879-8400
4405 Honoapiilani Highway Ste. 218 Lahaina • 808-665-1822

Third place:
DUO Steak and Seafood
Four Seasons • 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr. Wailea • 808-874-8000

Ocean Vista Weddings

Ocean Vista Weddings

Jaw dropping views

Jaw dropping views

From the Honua Kai you are about 15 minutes from north Maui and sheer cliffs 500 feet high – you’ve seen them on many movies.  Why not have the wedding ceremony where the movie companies film? Continue reading Ocean Vista Weddings

Luxury Vacations Can Be Affordable Vacations

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - luxury vacationYou don’t have to break the bank to take a well deserved break away from it all! Why should you have to stress over the cost of taking a vacation? Vacations are supposed to be a fun, stress free and relaxing time to recharge and enjoy life!

Take the stress out of planning your perfect trip, and put the fun back in by saving your money! Luxury vacations can be affordable vacations, just because you want to take a luxurious vacation whether it be somewhere close to home or to some far away resort, you don’t have to spend a lot of money for that dream vacation.

Today’s economy has left everyone feeling uptight and stressed, and you might be thinking that nobody needs a vacation more than you and your family. But you might be worried, and thinking, “How can I afford a vacation right now?” Well, you can no matter what your budget range or what type of vacation you are longing for.

There are plenty of travel companies across the internet, but if you do your homework and compare prices I guarantee you will find your dream vacation for a lot less than you ever thought you could. And maybe even save enough money to take a second vacation. No matter if you just want to go somewhere with that someone special or you want to take the family, there are great travel deals for both. So start planning your dream trips with your imagination instead of with your life savings and enjoy your freedom!

Of course we recommend the Honua Kai Resort & Spa when you desire luxury on Maui.

Planet Hollywood Towers For New Years

New Year’s Week in Vegas

Spend New Years week at the Planet Hollywood Complex in Vegas

Sales Incentive
Friends Get-Together
Family Reunion

Quick; where do folks who live on Maui, the definition of paradise, go on their vacation?  They go to Las Vegas, that’s where.

Imagine spending New Year’s Week at the newest 5-star resort on the Las Vegas Strip – at the Planet Hollywood (ph) Casino Complex.  Our 4-bedroom villa on the 32nd floor gives you a million dollar view of the Vegas Strip, actually a 3 million dollar view.  Our fractional ownership of the newest resort on The Strip allows us to spend every New Year’s Week in Vegas – this year we have other plans and are renting our villa.

ph Towers is integrated into the ph Casino Complex – you can spend the entire week there and never have to leave the 1 square block casino complex.  You can invite 14 friends/family-members/associates and spend time shopping at the 170+ stores, 17 restaurants and the 3+ acre ph Casino – all indoors safe and protected from the weather.

Our package includes limos from and to the airport, 7 days over New Year’s in a 4 bedroom 2,700 sq ft villa, travel insurance to cover any contingency, and 7 days at our 1-bedroom Honua Kai villa.  (That’s a sweetener that will be reduced and eliminated as the year goes on)

Click here for more information.

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.

Best Service Restaurants

Restaurant With the Best Service

*** NOTE ***

Since I last published this article 6 months ago Honua Kai’s own restaurant, Duke’s Beach House has opened.  It’s too early for comparisons but if you are in the area or are staying at the Honua Kai you might want to give them a try.  Click here for more information.

  • 1st Place goes to Nick’s Fishmarket-Maui
  • 2nd Place goes to Lahaina Grill
  • 3rd Place goes to The Maalaea Waterfront Restaurant

Nick’s Fishmarket-Maui


Nick's Fishmarket Maui; 45 minutes from Honua Kai

Continue reading Best Service Restaurants

Duke’s – Maui

Duke’s Beach House at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Ocean Front at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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

Duke's Beach House is the brown building ocean front at the new Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Walk to Duke’s – stay at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Duke’s Beach House Website

5-Star restaurant at a 5-star resort, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

5-star all the way

Ahhh this is how winter looks in Maui and at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

(808) 662-2900

Make a Reservation by Clicking Here!

(Reservations are highly recommended – make them weeks ahead of time for holidays)
(There are 600 villas at the Honua Kai – you betcha you need reservations)
(There are 400 Westin villas just a 5-minute walk away – you’ve been warned)

One of the great things about Maui is the ability to sit outside 24/7 365 days a year without the a/c running or mosquito screening.  Duke’s Beach House is just that – you sit right next to the Pacific ocean and can watch the Maui sun setting each night; folks fly in from all over the world to see just that!  The weather is perfect as are Duke’s meals, drinks, and other goodies.  Same with the Honua Kai – each villa has a floor to ceiling glass wall that opens to let in the perfect Maui weather and ambiance.

If you look up “Paradise on earth” you will see Maui as the #1 definition.  (Assuming you don’t want a 3rd world destination or overrun by warlords)

On North Beach in Ka’anapali, located in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Duke’s Beach House offers stunning views out to the Pacific Ocean and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai.  From this distinctly Maui vantage point, you are invited to also get a glimpse into the life of Hawaii’s most honored son and surfing pioneer, Duke Kahanamoku.

We invite you travel back to a bygone era as if you are Duke’s guest in his beachside vacation home filled with vintage surf memorabilia and photographs of his life as Hawaii’s most revered waterman and ambassador of Aloha.

This open-air restaurant offers a breakfast menu filled with traditional favorites that are enhanced with local flavors, like the Onolicious French Toast made with Molokai sweet bread and lilikoi butter. You will find the lunch menu filled with casual fare including sandwiches, burgers, salads and island favorites like Huli Huli Chicken and Ho Daddy Fish & Chips.

For dinner Duke’s Beach House not only serves up spectacular sunsets, but tantalizing pupus and share plates to start your evening. Entrees include a daily selection of the finest seasonal and sustainable fresh fish offered in a variety of preparations along with classic cuts of USDA Prime steaks.

No visit to Duke’s is complete without dessert and the Kimo’s Original Hula Pie® is not to be missed.  You’ve got to drop by and try the Hula Pie while staying at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Read about Duke

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Reservations accepted (808) 662-2900

Ka’anapali Live Webcams

Check Out These Live Webcams
on the Ka’anapali Beach

There are a number of live webcams near the Honua Kai that can show you live conditions.  Its fun to drool over the live cam shots while you are locked in an air conditioned or headed room back on the mainland.  While on Maui you can check weather conditions at other locations on Maui – so if its overcast where you are there probably is a part of Maui that has sun.

Mahana's webcam, Honua Kai immediately to the left

Click the webcam above to see live Ka’anapali Beach

Click the above picture to take control of the webcam at the Mahana which is on the Ka’anapali beach next to the Honua Kai.  The Honua Kai is immediately to the left of the Mahana.

If you are staying on another part of Maui check the live webcam since the weather can be vastly different from one location to another on Maui.

Click here for live webcam of the Lahaina Harbor

Click here for live Westin webcam – next door to Honua Kai

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Kahului airport, Maui webcam

Maui helicopter tours info and comparisons of companies

Maui Web Cams Haleakala Volcano crater Crater at the top of Haleakala volcano Maui webcam

Maui tours including van tour to the top of the volcano

Biking down the volcano info and companies

Lahaina Maui webcam Cheeseburger in Paradise Lahaina from Cheeseburger in Paradise Maui webcam

Maui restaurants reviews, menus, food photos

Maui Web Cams Maalaea Bay Maalaea Bay Maui webcam

Whale watching boats you can ride from Maalaea or Lahaina

Maui Web Cams Napili Bay Napili Bay Maui webcam

Napili Shores condos on Napili Bay info & photos

Maui Web Cams Napili Beach Napili Beach Maui webcam

Napili Kai condos on Napili Bay info & photos

Maui Web Cams Kapalua Bay Kapalua Bay Maui webcam

Ritz Carlton Kapalua resort hotel info & photos

Kapalua Bay Villas condos info & photos

Maui Web Cams Eldorado condo and cabana Eldorado Kaanapali condos Maui webcam

Eldorado Kaanapali cabana Maui webcam

Eldorado condos info & photos

Maui Web Cams Mana Kai Mana Kai, Kihei, Maui webcam

Mana Kai condos info & photos

Five Palms restaurant in Mana Kai menu & photos

Maui Web Cams Mahana condo Mahana Honokowai condo Maui webcam

Mahana condos info & photos

Maui Web Cams Royal Kahana Royal Kahana Maui webcam

Royal Kahana condos info & photos

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North Shore Windcam Maui webcam Another North Shore Maui webcam
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Io restaurant Lahaina menu & photos

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Pacific O Bar Lahaina Maui webcam

Pacific O Lahaina Restaurant menu & photos

Maui Web Cams Lahaina waterfront Lahaina waterfront seawall Maui webcam

Maui Hotels near Lahaina

Maui Web Cams Molokini crater Molokini Maui webcam

Maui Hotels with views of Molokini

Maui Web Cams Kanaha windcam Kanaha, north shore windsurfing, two Maui webcams
Maui Web Cams Wailea Ekolu condos Wailea Ekolu condos Maui webcam

Wailea Ekolu condo info & photos

Maui Web Cams Hale Pau Hana condos Hale Pau Hana, Kam 2 Kihei, Maui webcam

Kamaole Beaches Kihei info & photos

Hawaii Web Cams Waikiki Oahu Honolulu Hawaii webcams on other Hawaiian islands

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.