Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
May 30, 2016, 9:44 pm
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
real feel: 76°F
humidity: 74%
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
sunrise: 5:45 am
sunset: 7:03 pm
Forecast May 30, 2016
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 7 mph NNE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
Forecast May 31, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Partly cloudy with showers
Partly cloudy with showers
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast June 1, 2016
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 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

Ka’anapali Beach Maui

Honua Kai Resort 7 Spa

Maui has been awarded Condé Nast’s “Best Island in the World” 15 times as of 2009.  Ka’anapali Beach has been awarded the title “Best Beach in the World” by Dr. Beach.

What are you waiting for?  Oh, a 5-star, brand new, resort on Ka’anapali beach Maui – well you’re in luck that would be the new resort Honua Kai.  The total Honua Kai Resort and Duke’s Beach House are now open.

Honua Kai is the first new resort on Ka’anapali beach in 25 years – 25 years!  Why on earth stay at 25+ year old condos, resorts, hotels, etc?  Rates are at introductory pricing and you can stay here for a 3 star price!

Whalers Village Shopping Center is just 1.5 miles away, on Ka’anapali beach, with fine restaurants, art, apparel, gift, specialty, and boutique shops.

Click to read more

5 miles away is the city of Lahaina, is known around the world for its fine restaurants, luaus, shops, and harbor.  Two million tourists visit this town, each year, and it’s the second most visited spot on Maui, after the beaches.

The Road to Hana starts right at the front entrance – mini vans will pick you up early in the morning and return you late that night and drive your party to the other end of Maui and into the lush rain forests with jaw dropping waterfalls and scenes of Maui as it looked to Captain James Cook when he discovered the island in November 26, 1778.

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

Whaler’s Village,
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui

Second Place:
Honolua Surf Co
Lahaina Cannery Mall
Lahaina, Maui

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

Rent Our 1-Bedroom Villa For As Low As $99 A Day!

Stay at our 1-Bedroom villa for as low as
$99 a day – any day of the year!

Book our 1-bedroom villa and you will celebrate too!

Welcome to 2010 – the year you should visit Maui and stay at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!  Honua Kai is the newest resort on Maui and the newest resort on Ka’anapali Beach in over 25 years!  Maui is THE #1 island in the world to visit – no other island comes close.

Starting on February 3, 2010 our 1-bedroom, ocean view, villa can be rented, on this website, for the unheard of price of as low as $99/day. That same day has Orbitz renting a similar 1-bedroom for $599.38!  (February 3, 2010) – this is a 700 sq ft condo with full kitchen, King bed, Queen sofabed, huge bathroom, washer/dryer, and an unbelievable view of the ocean.  So what’s the catch?  A sane pricing policy – that’s what we offer.

February is the month when snowbirds spend in Maui and not with their snowblowers back on the mainland; rental rates are at their highest in February on Maui.  Orbitz wants about $600 per day to stay in an identical villa at the Honua Kai and our “rack” rate is half of that at $300.  In addition we offer two kinds of discounts that help both you and us:

Firesale Discount of $99 for any day of the year:

14 days before any check-in day, our rental rate drops to just $99 a day!  Why on earth have our villa go empty – I’d rather see someone enjoy our villa.  So on January 3 at 1 minute after midnight, CST, you can book January 17, 2010 stay at what the Orbitz charges, $600 a day, for just $99 a day!  Our normal 5-day minimum stay requirement is lifted and you can just book one day if you wish.  I must be honest and advise you that there is an exit cleaning fee of $135 but even adding that in makes our villa the bargain of all bargains on Maui.

Real-time Price Comparison

Example of Mid July week (July 10 – 17, 2010; family of 4) and today is Dec 30, 2009:

Our cost:

The “Rack Rate” for July is Regular rate of $189/day.   Orbitz wants $555 per night!

Vendor Rent Extra
Expedia $3,675.28 $182.21 in additional fees & taxes when you check in
Travelocity $4,203.85 $182.21 in additional fees & taxes when you check in
Orbitz $4,285.40 $182.21 in additional fees & taxes when you check in
Booking.com $3,675.28 $182.21 in additional fees & taxes when you check in
Royal Hawaiian $3,914.12 $182.21 in additional fees & taxes when you check in
Me $1,323.00 $70.00 in parking fees & taxes when you check in

Let me make this clear – this is for an identical 1-bedroom partial ocean view!!!  There isn’t any difference except the glutinous profit the reservation companies demand.  Me, I think you deserve the money and not some huge conglomerate.

Expedia is the cheapest but costs $1,953.48 more than me!

That savings would pay the airline tickets for a family of 4!

$99 per day rate!

At 14 days and less, before check-in, you can book any open day(s) for the ridiculous price of just $99/day.  Normally we require a 5-day minimum stay but even that requirement is waved.  There is the exit cleaning fee of $125 but spread over 7 days it becomes peanuts.

Let’s say that you luck out and on July 14, 2010 at 1 minute past midnight you check our availability calendar and see that – you just hit the jackpot!  Here is the rental rates for the Firesale Discount:

30-Day Firesale Discount Rent Extra
$99/day $909.28 $70.00 in parking fees & taxes when you check in

For a family of 4 or less you should consider our 1-bedroom, ocean view, Honua Kai villa when you do your price shopping – you won’t be sorry!

Click here for availability and prices!

If you need something besides a 1-bedroom (sleeps 4) or our villa is already booked then I can still help you – click the picture below and enter my owner number 60001X to get owner discount prices!  This is a direct connection to the Honua Kai Resort’s reservation system.

Enter my owner number 60001X for owner discounts

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.

Continue reading Kids Club

Best Coffee House in Maui

Best Coffee in Maui?

Quick – name the ONLY state of the United States that grows and produces coffee?  Hawaii of course.  When we visit Maui we drink Maui/Hawaiian coffee.  So which coffee-houses on Maui are the best?  Here’s the winners:

  • 1st Place – Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa
  • 2nd Place – Starbucks
  • 3rd  Place – Maui Coffee Roasters

Aina Coffee House in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

You would expect nothing less – Maui’s premier 5-star resort, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa,  is going to have the #1 coffee house on Maui.  For all the guests and owners at the Honua Kai this is a great way to support your 1st class resort and keep Aina busy and healthy.

Aina is about to start room service and you won’t even have to put on shorts and an Aloha shirt to enjoy their fine coffee products and pastries.

If you’re like me our first morning in Maui has my stomach 4 hours ahead of Maui time.  So at 7 am Maui time my stomach tells me its 11 am back in St. Louis and I’m ready for espresso and a latte and a cappuccino all rolled up into one huge coffee and head to Aina to wake up.  Of course you can’t drink coffee without a huge blueberry muffin and I’m ready to sit out in the open air lobby of the Honua Kai and enjoy our first morning on Maui.

Funny thing is every morning at the Honua Kai starts out that way…
Located at Honua Kai Resort and Spa
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761


Hours of Operation 7:0oAM to 9:00PM


Starbucks in Lahaina Cannery Mal

Starbucks in Lahaina Cannery Mal

Who can argue with Starbucks being the #1 coffee-house?  Well there are 6 Starbucks on Maui and 2 are a 12 minute drive from the Honua Kai.  Here are the Starbucks on Maui:

Lahaina Cannery Mall
1221 Honoapiilani Highway
Lahaina, HI 96761

878 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761

Queen Kaahumanu Center
275 West Kaahuman Avenue #1200 F5
Kahului, HI 96732
New Terminal Bldg @ Bldg 340
Kahului Airport, HI 96732

Maui Marketplace
270 Dairy Road
Kahului, HI 96732

OGG Baggage Claim (Maui)
1 Kahului Airport Road Unit 9
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 877-5858

(OGG is the big Kahului Airport location)
Website: Starbucks.com

Maui Coffee Roasters

Real Maui Coffee-House!

Real Maui Coffee-House!

Now this is a REAL Maui Coffee-House and available ONLY in the Hawaiian Islands!  Sadly this coffee-house is on the Road to Hana up by the airport; its a 30 minute drive from the Honua Kai.  But, if you plan to drive the Road to Hana then this is a great place to get some Java.

We have stopped at the coffee-house and it feels like a Hawaiian coffee-house – its a fun place to visit.

Maui Coffee Roasters
444 Hana Hwy
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 97669

Located at Honua Kai Resort and Spa
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761

Hours of Operation 7:0oAM to 9:00PM

Honua Kai Discount Code

Enter this Honua Kai Discount Code

Note: We are now renting our 1 bedroom
Direct for as little as $179 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!  If our villa is booked or you need something other than a 1-bedroom please click the following link and enter the Ambassador Number (my owner’s discount code) below.

If you are looking for THE cheapest reservation rates for ANY sized villa at the Honua Kai then write down this discount code number:

Enter this Ambassador Number: 60001X

Click here for the official Honua Kai Reservations website.

Enter the Ambassador Number and you will get owner rates.  The rates quoted to you are the cheapest available anywhere!  (Well if you find cheaper rates you can bet that you don’t get some very important features – like the front desk!).

Hope to see you at the Honua Kai!

Top Maui Restaurants 2010 from Thrifty to Four star: Indispensable Advice from Experts Who Live, Play and Eat on Maui

Product Description
If you’re planning your trip to Maui, you need this lovingly researched, frank and honest restaurant guide which is has been completely revised and entirely updated for 2010.

Disappointing meals (and there are a lot of them on Maui) can totally ruin a dream vacation. Don’t leave your planning to chance or rely on slick advertising-driven guides. Other tourist books with their capsule “reviews” don’t come close to the insight you’ll get from opinionated, knowledgeable restaurant critics who live on Maui.

Food journalists James and Molly Jacobson are two big-city-exiles who live on Maui and dine out an average of 11 times per week. Their honest, take-no-prisoners review guide is written with the philosophy that people who love to eat and prefer not to waste money on bad food should know the truth about Maui’s well-marketed dining scene.

Tens of thousands of elated and relieved visitors have trusted Top Maui Restaurants (both the online version and previous editions of this book) to guide them to the best eats on Maui.

In this 2010 edition you’ll find:
* The top romantic restaurants worth the splurge.
* The best inexpensive but tasty places.
* Hidden gems you wouldn’t find unless a local revealed the secret.
* A user-friendly reference to help you fulfill any food craving.
* Insider secrets and tips to help you get the most out of your Maui vacation.

NEW for 2010: A brand new Top Maui Tips section with useful, insider information to get the most out of your Maui vacation. Our best recommendations for planning that special wedding or anniversary event. Includes our top picks for great activities and cultural events.

Dining out on Maui is more expensive than any place else in America. For less than the price of a bad breakfast, this handbook could save your vacation. Top Maui Restaurants 2010 from Thrifty to Four star: Indispensable Advice from Experts Who Live, Play and Eat on 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

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

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

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

Tommy Bahama Watch