Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
July 30, 2015, 11:50 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
84°F
real feel: 92°F
humidity: 65%
wind speed: 18 mph NE
wind gusts: 22 mph
sunrise: 6:00 am
sunset: 7:07 pm
Forecast July 30, 2015
day
Sunny
Sunny
89°F
wind speed: 13 mph NE
wind gusts: 20 mph
night
Clear
Clear
75°F
wind speed: 11 mph ENE
wind gusts: 16 mph
Forecast July 31, 2015
day
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
89°F
wind speed: 16 mph NE
wind gusts: 20 mph
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
75°F
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
Forecast August 1, 2015
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
89°F
wind speed: 16 mph NE
wind gusts: 25 mph
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
75°F
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 20 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

Driving and Discovering Hawaii: Maui and Molokai

Product Description
Newly updated and expanded. Acclaimed for its beautiful photography [over 350 photos] and dozens of highly detailed maps, Driving & Discovering Hawaii: Maui and Molokai is considered a milestone in guidebooks.

Areas of Maui not found in other guides, such as Maui’s Upcountry and West Maui’s Rugged North Shore, are explored in great detail here. Nor has any guidebook ever before explored the island of Molokai in such a detailed, beautiful and comprehensive manner. Much more a guide to the physical beauty of Maui and Molokai than a guide to hotels and restaurants, every beach on both islands is described in detail and the majority of them are pictured in stunning photography. Five pages of beach charts outline the amenities that each strand offers. Secret beaches, hidden waterfalls and astonishing vistas are all displayed in Driving & Discovering Hawaii: Maui and Molokai in vivid color and with complete directions on how to reach them. Featured sections include Just Picture It!, a 4- page guide to photographing the islands; Best Beaches Maui; Best Beaches Molokai; Best Hikes Maui; Best Hikes Molokai; Best Waterfalls Maui and Molokai; and a 37- page guide to the Hana Drive.

Driving and Discovering Hawaii books are acclaimed for their unique Photo-Finder Feature: no other guidebook or guidebook series anywhere offers this valuable innovation. Each photo is numbered and corresponds to the same number on an adjacent map. This shows the visitor exactly where all of the islands’ most beautiful and photogenic sights are located, and allows the visitor to preview ALL accessible areas of the islands before visiting them to make the most of valuable vacation time. Since the author personally wrote this book as well as made all of the 330 photos, he was able to link all of the book’s information into one very complete, thorough and comprehensive reference work. This is one guidebook in which the photos are just as valuable a tool for the visitor as the text. The quality of photography and reproduction is excellent: the Eastman Kodak Company is a sponsor.

Driving & Discovering Hawaii: Maui & Molokai

Duke’s Beach House

Ocean Front at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Maui finally can welcome the legend of Duke Kahanamoku to its dining scene at
Duke’s Beach House

Duke’s Beach House has taken the island of Maui by storm!  Every night of the year has every seat booked – it is that good.  If you want to eat dinner at Duke’s you need to call for a reservation – I can assure you that if you show up between 5 PM and 6 PM you face a 90 minute wait at the minimum.

To make a reservation call:

(808) 662-2900

Make a Reservation by Clicking Here!

Duke’s is located ocean front at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa – this website is dedicated to owners and guests at the Honua Kai.  While you are at Duke’s take a stroll around the grounds and the next time you visit Maui why not just book a 5-star villa with us?  Click the top line of this page that says “Book our villa” and read more.

Dukes is wwned and operated by Maui-based T S Restaurants – the parent company of eight Hawaii restaurants including Maui’s own Kimo’s, a landmark in Lahaina since 1977 – Duke’s Beach House provide sguests an authentic Hawaiian dining experience and a glimpse into the life of the restaurant’s namesake, Duke Kahanamoku.

“In the tradition of T S Restaurants, guests at Duke’s Beach House will love the restaurant as much for its period-inspired interiors and outdoor dining area, as for its service with aloha and delicious food,” said Bill Terry, T S Restaurants Vice President Hawaii Operations. “Duke Kahanamoku was all about sharing the aloha spirit and our new Maui restaurant will reflect his love for the Hawaiian culture.”

Fresh, locally sourced ingredients will be featured throughout the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. “The cuisine is Hawaiian influenced with a focus on fresh, sustainable seafood and premium steaks,” said Shaughn Helliar, General Manager of Duke’s Beach House. “The team at Duke’s Beach House is looking forward to providing the residents and visitors of Maui with the Duke’s dining experience they know and love from our other locations, enhanced by a locally inspired menu.”

Duke’s Beach House will overlook the crystal waters of Ka`anapali North Beach. The scale and ambiance of this open air restaurant will be more residential in feel than other Duke’s restaurants. The renowned design team, Philpotts and Associates, will be responsible for the décor which will feature an extensive collection of Duke Kahanamoku memorabilia, including period photographs, koa outrigger canoes, vintage surfboards and Hawaiiana. Duke’s Beach House will be the 13th location for T S Restaurants and will join the ranks of the other Duke’s Restaurants in Waikiki, Kauai, Huntington Beach and Malibu.

Honua Kai Resort and Spa, situated along nearly 40 beachfront acres on Ka`anapali North Beach, is the first whole ownership resort and spa development of its kind to open on Ka`anapali Beach in more than 25 years. “We are thrilled to welcome Duke’s Beach House,” said Ed Sowers, General Manager of Honua Kai Resort and Spa. “We have a commitment to creating an ambiance where visitors and homeowners can experience connection to family, friends, sand, sea and aloha and Duke’s Beach House reflects that promise.”

T S Restaurants

Founded in 1977 by Rob Thibaut and Sandy Saxten, T S Restaurants is one of the top dinner house chains in Hawaii. The company owns and operates 12 restaurants in Hawaii and California, including Duke’s Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki on Oahu; Kimo’s, Leilani’s on the Beach, and Hula Grill Ka`anapali on Maui; Duke’s Kauai and Keoki’s Paradise on Kauai; and Jake’s Del Mar, Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, The La Quinta Cliffhouse, Duke’s Malibu and Duke’s Huntington Beach in California. For more information about T S Restaurants visit www.tsrestaurants.com.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Honua Kai Resort & Spa offers a uniquely contemporary Hawaiian experience. Situated on the oceanfront of pristine Ka`anapali North Beach, Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a master plan of resort accommodations positioned in two U-shaped buildings with ocean and mountain views, lush landscaping and expansive open spaces. The openness is mirrored in each of the 628 studio, one, two and three bedroom guest suites with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious and homelike floor plans, and luxury resort services. An imaginative aqua network of pools, hot tubs, natural pond bridges, waterslide, waterfalls and fountains allows for privacy and play.

Read more at this post

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.

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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Maui Whale Watching Season

Mom and the little one

Mom and the little one

Starting around Thanksgiving and lasting until mid May humpback whales visit Maui to give birth and mate.  This is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

Continue reading Maui Whale Watching Season

Maui Weddings

Getting Married on Maui

A Lifetime of Memories

A Lifetime of Memories

Who would not want to get married on Maui?  Well the easiest part is to book reservations at the Honua Kai and it then gets tougher from there.  Remember the Honua Kai can have everyone in the wedding party stay at one location.  Studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and 3 bedrooms are available.

I’m certainly no expert on this topic so I’ve scoured the internet and gotten some great resources for you.  I’m going on recommendations from a lot of good websites that specialize in Maui weddings.  Basically you can have a very simple ceremony on a Maui beach as the sun sets (and in front of the Honua Kai if you want) or hold a huge bash like many billionaires have done on Maui – your choice.

Basically you can get married at these types of locations:

  • On a Maui Beach – can be right on the beach in front of the Honua Kai if you like
  • Overlooking unbelievable ocean vistas – the stuff of fairytales
  • Waterfall weddings – some wedding planners have access to private waterfalls
  • Garden weddings –  wedding planners have access to estates that the public never sees
  • Resort Hotel Sites –  these are typically booked 6 months in advance and even more

Although the Honua Kai does not have wedding facilities the wedding can be catered to the beach directly in front of the Honua Kai – bring the wedding to you!  There are companies that specialize in doing this – all beaches on all Hawaiian Islands are public beaches and anyone can hold a wedding on any Hawaiian beach they want.

The northern part of Maui is just beautiful for weddings – the Maui shore lines have appeared in hundreds of moves in the past century – that’s how beautiful it is in Maui.  Folks get married on the beach all the time.  Here are some of the most popular locations for Maui weddings:

Honua Kai Beach!

Honua Kai Beach!

On the Maui Beach

You used to be able to have arches and chairs on the Maui beach but that ended in Aug of 2008.  You can have the minister and wedding party stand on the beach for the ceremony.

Unbelievable Ocean Vistas

Unbelievable Ocean Vistas

Ocean Vistas

Many wedding coordinators on Maui own or lease plots of land that overlook breathtaking vistas of the Maui Ocean.  These locations are typically above cliff areas so you are not on the beach for this kind of wedding.  The facilities are built or can be erected quickly then removed so as to not spoil the natural beauty of the location.

Maui Waterfall Weddings

Maui Waterfall Weddings

Waterfall Weddings

Many wedding coordinators specialize in this kind of wedding – by a Maui waterfall.  The location is usually a leased area that is not open to the public so you won’t have kids diving into the pools below.

Maui Garden Weddings

Maui Garden Weddings

Garden Weddings

Garden weddings specialize in showing off the Maui landscape with rare flowers and birds that don’t exist near the beach or by secluded waterfalls.  These weddings typically have rare birds nearby to add a Polynesian ambiance to the wedding.

Resort Hotel Weddings

Resort Hotel Weddings

Resort Hotel Weddings

This is the most expensive kind of wedding on Maui – big bucks and lots of lead time of 6 – 12+ months for booking the wedding.  Expect to put up hefty deposits that are forfeited if you cancel the wedding.  This kind of wedding is favored by lots of folks who spend lots of money for the wedding.

Conclusion:

I’m starting a Wedding series and will post more detailed information about the 5 kinds of weddings on Maui and wedding coordinators.

VacationRoost and Honua Kai Resort & Spa

VacationRoost at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

VacationRoost now handles some Honua Kai villas!  Welcome to the latest and hottest 5-star resort on Maui – The Honua Kai Resort & Spa!  What does that mean to you, a possible guest at the Honua Kai?  More choices of course.

However, the rates I can offer as an Ambassador Honua Kai Owner are still cheaper and if you use my discount codes you will have more “goodies” while at the Honua Kai.

Our Discount Code

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!

We belong to the Honua Kai Ambassador Club and as ambassadors we can extend THE largest discount code to anyone who wants to make reservations at the OFFICIAL Honua Kai Reservation Desk.  Nobody is cheaper!  So read the next paragraph and take advantage of our discount code!

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” please type in 60001X and make your reservations.   If you have specific requests like a view or floor you can call 877-662-2809 and a reservation agent will help you – give them my Ambassador Number of 60001X to get the owner’s discount.

Here is the press release:

Luxury vacation rentals just steps from the world-famous Ka’anapali North Beach

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ — VacationRoost.com, the leading online marketplace for professionally managed vacation rentals has launched its Hawaiian market with luxury rentals at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Maui. The resort, which is just steps away from Kaanapali North Beach, features one, two and three bedroom rentals with fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private lanais and a full-service concierge.

“Honua Kai’s properties offer a unique combination of services and amenities and much more space than a traditional hotel room,” said Michelle Hagen, Chief Marketing Officer for VacationRoost. “We are committed to help our guests change the way they stay and Honua Kai fits that bill.”

Honua Kai is Maui’s newest destination and provides an unparalleled level of service and all the amenities of a luxury resort, including a full-service spa, room service, on-site restaurants, three pools and children’s programs. VacationRoost will offer rentals in each of Honua Kai’s room categories, providing a variety of options for guests to choose from.

“We feel it’s quite a distinction to be the first Hawaii resort selected to join VacationRoost’s exclusive family of properties and to be represented professionally in the marketplace by their experienced team,” said Ed Sowers, general manager of Honua Kai Resort & Spa.

ABOUT VACATIONROOST

With more than 100,000 ski, mountain, and beach vacation rentals in 84 destinations across North America, VacationRoost.com offers the largest selection of professionally managed vacation homes available on the Web. Travelers can search, compare and book their home vacation rental online, or work with an experienced travel specialist to find the perfect spot for their vacation. Based in Salt Lake City, UT, VacationRoost’s staff of experienced travel executives is committed to making booking a vacation rental just as easy and competitively priced as booking a hotel room online.

ABOUT HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA

Honua Kai offers a uniquely contemporary Maui experience. Nestled on 38 oceanfront acres of Kaanapali’s pristine North Beach, the resort is designed as two U-shaped buildings with ocean and mountain views, lush landscaping and expansive open spaces. This openness is mirrored in each of the 628 guest suites (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) with professionally equipped kitchens, spacious and homelike floor plans, and luxury resort services. An imaginative aqua network of pools, hot tubs, natural pond bridges, waterslide, waterfalls and fountains allows for privacy and play.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa is opening in phases through early 2010:

  • OPEN – Hokulani building (318 guest suites, ‘Aina Gourmet Market, pool, fitness center, concierge desk, Family Fun Club, pool & beach activities operation)
  • Late 2009 – Duke’s beachside restaurant (Now open)
  • Early 2010 – Konea building opens (310 guest suites, lobby cafe, two pools, spa)

Again, welcome to the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!  Remember you can’t use the front desk, don’t have Wi-Fi access throughout the resort, can’t charge things to your room, and can’t use the bellman.  Additionally, you will have to pickup your room key somewhere and return it their when you leave.

Trust me the difference, in price, just isn’t worth the small savings.

Best Seafood Restaurant on Maui

Mama’s Fish House

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Best fish restaurant on Maui; Mama's Fish HouseGlistening moi is caught off leeward Oahu, then wok-fried with Kula vegetables and topped with mango-lychee blackbean sauce. Deep-water ahi is hooked by Kamaki Everett outside his home port of Hana Bay, then peppercorn grilled with Hamakua mushroom-basil sauce and served with a side of sweet potato “mash.”

Mama’s Fish House reigns as royalty in 2009, when it comes to serving the Best Seafood on Maui. Readers voted for this landmark restaurant in Kuau, not only because of the sheer volume it serves, but because it utilizes only the freshest local products. And, you know it remains consistent as it’s a multiple previous winner in this prestigious classification.

“It’s nice to work for owners who care more about quality than price,” says longtime Executive Chef Perry Bateman. “We have no limitations, really, when it comes to buying the best. We serve the most expensive lobster in the world, from isolated Tristan Island (part of great Antarctica) and we buy the freshest catch from local fishermen.”

Mama’s even has its own “fish guru,” Mike Pascher, who examines fish brought in to the loading dock in front of his chilled Fish Room. After an intense inspection, his team slices and fillets countless whole specimens from the deep, and then Mama’s go on to sell it — and no other restaurant in the state of Hawaii can top its volume.

For those who want a taste of Polynesia, try the fresh mahimahi and pork laulau steamed in a ti leaf package, which is opened tableside by the waiter, who then pours aromatic coconut milk into it. The laulau is accompanied by grilled Hana banana and tropical fruit. Mama’s presentation of this timeless Hawaiian dish takes seafood to a whole new level.

First place:
Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Place
Kuau, Maui
808-579-8488

Second place:
The Maalaea Waterfront Restaurant
50 Hauoli St. • Maalaea • 808-244-9028

Third place:
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1881 S. Kihei Road • Kihei • 808-879-0004
115 Bay Drive Unit 115 • Kapalua • 808-669-6286

Kaba Oracode 660K Electronic Keyless Locks

Kaba Keycode Lock

Each of my renters gets a 6-digit random number when they get their Reservation Confirmation.  I can generate this number one year in advance by a program located at the lock manufacturer’s website.  This number only works from 4 PM on the day of check-in to 11 AM on the date of check-out and only on our Kaba lock.

To open the Kaba door lock simply punch in the 6-digit number and the door will open.  Write this number down on a sheet of small paper and place it in your wallet/purse.  You can easily reprogram the lock with your own 6-digit number and BOTH numbers will work during your stay.

Let’s actually do this now.  Say your code number is 123456 then that’s what you punch in.  If you mess up just keep punching numbers until the red light shines.  You get 3 attempts before the lock goes into a time lock of 3 minutes and then you can try again.

You have a family code number that is easy to remember which is your birthday of 122565 (Dec 25, 1965) and wish to reprogram the lock.  To do this first open the door and reprogram it while the door is open.  Next type in the code number followed by the pound sign “#” and then your family code number:

123456#122565

And that’s it.  You can reassign as many alternate numbers as you wish but only one is valid at a time.

Click here for a link to the manufacturer’s website.

Kaba Keycode Lock:

Each of my renters gets a 6-digit random number when they get their Reservation Confirmation. I can generate this number one year in advance by a program located at the lock manufacturer’s website. This number only works from 4 PM on the day of check-in to 11 AM on the date of check-out and only on our Kaba lock.

To open the Kaba door lock simply punch in the 6-digit number and the door will open. Write this number down on a sheet of small paper and place it in your wallet/purse. You can easily reprogram the lock with your own 6-digit number and BOTH numbers will work during your stay.

Let’s actually do this now. Say your code number is 123456 then that’s what you punch in. If you mess up just keep punching numbers until the red light shines. You get 3 attempts before the lock goes into a time lock of 3 minutes and then you can try again.

You have a family code number that is easy to remember which is your birthday of 122565 (Dec 25, 1965) and wish to reprogram the lock. To do this first open the door and reprogram it while the door is open. Next type in the code number followed by the pound sign “#” and then your family code number:

123456#122565

And that’s it. You can reassign as many alternate numbers as you wish but only one is valid at a time.