Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
May 1, 2016, 7:51 pm
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
77°F
real feel: 80°F
humidity: 72%
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
sunrise: 5:56 am
sunset: 6:51 pm
Forecast May 1, 2016
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Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
86°F
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 mph
night
Mostly clear
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70°F
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 13 mph
Forecast May 2, 2016
day
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
85°F
wind speed: 11 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
night
Clear
Clear
69°F
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 mph
Forecast May 3, 2016
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
85°F
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 18 mph
night
Partly cloudy
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69°F
wind speed: 4 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)

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

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

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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.

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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

The Road To Hana Maui Hawaii


The Hāna Highway (also known as the Hana Road or Road To Hana) is 68-mile roadway and the main highway connecting the population center of Kahului with the town of Hāna in east Maui. Although Hāna is about 52 miles from Kahului, a typical trip to Hāna takes about three hours, as the road is very winding and passes over many one-lane bridges.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Price Comparisons

Honua Kai Reservation Comparison

July 10 – 17, 2010

Periodically I do a review of the major reservation sites and publish the comparisons here.  The most commonly asked for reservation is a 1-bedroom for a family of 4, and that’s what I searched for.  There are many things to consider when doing such a comparison and here are the things I accounted for:

  • Family of 4
  • 1-bedroom partial ocean view
  • $10/day parking fee not included in prices since they are collected at the front desk at the Honua Kai when you check-in.

I just finished the comparison today, March 21, 2010 and there it is:

Source Rent/day Rent Fees Taxes Total /day
ME $189 $1,323 $135 $183.17 $1,641.17 $234.45
Ambassador Club $443 $3,101 $455 $416.16 $3,972.16 $567.46
RoyalHawaii.com $453 $3,171 $455 $425.55 $4,051.55 $578.79
Booking.com* $453 $3,171 $455 $425.55 $4,051.55 $578.79
Travelocity $453 $3,171 $455 $425.55 $4,051.55 $578.79
Hotels.com $468 $3,276 $455 $439.64 $4,170.64 $595.81
Expedia.com $468 $3,276 $455 $439.64 $4,170.64 $595.81
Orbitz.com* $496 $3,469 $455 $465.56 $4,389.27 $627.04

* these sources had no partial ocean views available

Hope you find this helpful.

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.

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Continue reading Fodor’s Maui 2010: with Moloka’i and Lana’i

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

Ratings are in for the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Ratings – What do Guests say?

The Honua Kai has been open just about a year now and the results are in – Honua Kai is a 5-star resort with a reputation to match!  I’m going to recap a number of popular websites’ reviews of the Honua Kai.  Please remember that positive reviews are hard to solicit from vacationers and hyper-negative reviews are very easy to solicit; that’s what’s make the reviews of the Honua Kai so outstanding.

During the past year two (2) construction projects have been going on both sides of the Honua Kai.  1) The second Honua Kai tower and 2) Westin timeshare construction.  The Honua Kai has had no restaurant to add to the ratings, only one swimming pool, and no kids-club.  Still the reviews are just outstanding:

From the #1 travel site:

There are 31 hotels in the Lahaina area and the Honua Kai is rated #1 by popularity of all of them.  Here is the list of the 31 hotels/resorts:

Popularity Index:

#1) Honua Kai Resort & Spa

#5) Ritz-Carlton Kapalua (Big big bucks)

#6) Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas (timeshare and resort next door to Honua Kai)

#9) Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club (timeshare)

#12) Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

#13) Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

#14) The Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach

#18 Westin Maui Resort and Spa (the hotel)

Many of the above are just hotel rooms and have no bedrooms, full kitchens, washer/dryer, and a feeling of being at home while in paradise.

Reviews:

26 reviews were submitted from February 2009 to the end of November 2009.  Out of these 26 reviews 22, or 82%) were rated the highest satisfaction level of “Excellent” and the remainder of 4 (18%) were rated “Very good” their second highest satisfaction level. There were no “Average”, “Poor”, or “terrible”.

I have to reiterate that folks who have bad experiences with hotels/motels/condos/resorts can’t wait to bash the place when they get back from vacation.  To have 82% of the visitors to the Honua Kai rate Excellent is outstanding!

Quotes from reviews:

Here are some of the quotes from the reviews:

“Great luxury at great prices (for now).”

“Hawaiian luxury at its finest”

“Simply Wonderful”

“If you like a luxurious peaceful environment for a reasonable price, stay here !!”

“Incredible resort, highly recommend!”

“First Class Hotel Location Location Location”

“Fantastic time, can’t wait to go back”

I could go on and on and on but you get the idea…

I was going to pull reviews from other popular travel sites but they are all basically the same as the above.

Make a reservation here:

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!

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.

Best Dessert in Maui

It’s all about the dessert isn’t it!

  • 1st Place – Roy’s of Kahana
  • 2nd Place – Marco’s Grill & Deli
  • 3rd Place – Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe

Most of the time we never order dessert – the main meal is so large that there is no room left in the tummy.  Well there are exceptions where the dessert is so good that you must leave room at dinner for a dessert out of this world.

Roy’s in Kahana

Roy's of Kahana; 10 minutes from the Honua Kai

Roy's of Kahana; 10 minutes from the Honua Kai

4405 Honoapiilani Highway, Kahana Maui
808-669-6999
Website: www.roysrestaurant.com

When you eat at Roy’s, the first thing the waiter will ask is if you want to order their hot-chocolate souffle for dessert.  Imagine that, dessert is ordered before dinner!  Well it takes an hour to prepare one of these mouth-watering goodies and it must be ordered before the meal starts.  We ALWAYS order the chocolate souffle when we eat at Roy’s.

To be honest there are two Roy’s on Maui, one in Kahana just minutes from the Honua Kai, and the second in Kihei 45 minutes away – both offer the same great dessert.

So if there is a chocoholic in your party they have to have this for dessert.

Marco’s Grill & Deli

444 Hana Highway Ste. M • Kahului • 877-4446

I’m going to be honest with you folks here, there is no way that Marco’s Grill deserves second place – the food is average and WAY overpriced.

Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe

Stillwells is just minutes from the Honua Kai

Stillwell's is just 30 minutes from the Honua Kai

1740 Kaahumanu Ave. • Wailuku, Maui • 808-243-2243

Everyone who eats at Stillwells will tell you that their desserts are to die for.  This restaurant is located near the big airport in Kahului.  There are malls near the airport as well as Wal-Mart, Costco, and large retail malls.  While there have lunch or dinner at the Stillwell and save room for dessert.

They are famous for their cream horns which are layers of flaky dough made with a “tunnel” in the middle to fill with cool, rich pastry cream.  Dip one end in chocolate and it’s a winner! Also try the apple tart, which is very good and pretty, and what made it special is an almond paste between the pastry shell and the sliced and carmelized apples.  Awesome.