Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
October 2, 2014, 4:26 am
real feel: 76°F
humidity: 86%
wind speed: 2 mph ENE
wind gusts: 4 mph
sunrise: 6:18 am
sunset: 6:14 pm
Forecast October 2, 2014
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast October 3, 2014
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
Forecast October 4, 2014
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
wind speed: 4 mph E
wind gusts: 9 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
wind speed: 2 mph SSE
wind gusts: 4 mph

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 Windsurfing Movie

This is Maui

While on Maui why not take a few lessons – it sure looks fun.

For windsurfers

Studio Villas

Studio Villas

The smallest villas at the Honua Kai is the studio.  The studio stats:

Suite area: 600 sq ft

Lanai area: 114 sq ft

The studio is really meant for a couple.  A studio still has a complete kitchen and the lanai faces inwards to the court yard.  This kind of villa is head and shoulders above your typical hotel room in the 25+ year old resorts that litter Ka’anapali Beach – trust me these are fantastic for a honeymoon couple.

If you want the lowest possible rental prices use my owner discount code of 60001X and click here to get rates:

Click and use 60001X for discounts

Living area

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Best Maui Bakery

Best Bakery

Komoda Store & Bakery

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Komoda bakeryThe staff at Komoda Store and Bakery prepare award-winning pastries pretty much the same way they were made when Takezo Komoda founded the landmark Makawao business in 1916. “It’s all by hand,” saidManager Calvin Shibuya. “The onlymachines we use are mixers.

“On a busy day, wemake 100-dozen creampuffs,” Calvin continued. “On an average day wemake half that.” The filling for the prized confection is a closely held “secret family recipe.” Komoda’s creampuffs and stick donuts are the twomost popular items offered, according to Calvin.

The bakery also sells a variety of donuts; turnovers; danish; butter rolls; breads; pies; cakes and cookies—all baked fresh daily. “Komoda Bakery has the best pastries ever,” wrote Glenda Bucos ofMakawao. “No other can come close to their taste.”
“Komoda’s Bakery—it’s worth getting up early and waiting in the line that goes out the door,” wrote Jerry Labb of Makawao.

Komoda Store and Bakery
3674 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui
ClosedWednesday and Sunday.

Second place:
Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe
1740 Kaahumanu Ave.
Wailuku, Maui • 808-243-2243

Third place:
Home Maid Bakery
1005 Lower Main St.
Wailuku, Maui • 808-244-7150

Maui Scuba Diving – Right in Front of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Scuba Diving on Maui

Great diving in Front of Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Great diving in Front of Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Maui is popularly called the tourist Mecca loaded with fun filled adventurous tourist activities. The best scuba diving center is located at the Molokni crater which is about 20 minutes from the coast of Maui. This location has about 100 different species of fish and it is a great place for snorkeling too. This is often considered to be one of the best places for scuba diving in the world. The visibility range is almost 40 to 50m of distance and hence all the features can be truly enjoyed. There are many other locations specialized for windsurfers, helicopter tours, horseback riding but scuba diving locations alone give much importance for the true pleasurable experience for the tourists. Nature can be enjoyed at its best here.

The Scuba dive in Maui is mostly a drift drive on most days. Due to the clear visibility range, divers can see many species of fish, turtles which come to the surface for fresh air. The places are filled with sharks and occasionally whales can also be found. They can be seen at a depth of 70 to 80m of distance. Manta rays are excellent to be watched and most scuba divers will get their chance to watch them. They are harmless if the divers restrict their activities. Feeding directly is not allowed with these gigantic creatures as they may start following the tourists after feeding. This may create a problem for them. Hence direct feeding to the fishes is prohibited.

Almost all the beaches are open to scuba diving. The sands are warm and gold and the water is so clear in the beaches. Molokni is the famous scuba diving center, and it has strong current flowing. Expert divers can enjoy a lot here. Ka’anapali Beach has also got strong current flow and the shallow dives are most popular here. Honolua Bay will take only few minutes of drive in a boat from Ka’anapali Beach. This beach allows a dive of up to 40 feet maximum where lots of coral deposits can be found. Various forms of fish life can be seen. Ulua Beach is another site, which is most suitable for beginners. It has got an underwater cave with a resident reef shark. Divers can have a top notch experience of entering the cave, come up and sit on the rocks with the breathing apparatus out of their mouth. This can be an exquisite experience for all the divers.

Most people would prefer to have diving classes. There are many travel advisors who will teach lessons in a short span of time before diving. They will teach about the tips and safety guidelines that are to be followed. There are even advanced open water diver courses for the experts. Agencies which arrange for the scuba diving should supply with equipments those are 100% working and safe. Get set to enjoy the perfect tourist destination in the world and collect information about the various activities to have a fun filled tour.

Day Hikes on Maui, 3rd Edition

Product Description
Day Hikes on Maui is a guide to 55 great hikes around this island’s coastline and atop its breathtaking mountains. Explore world-class beaches, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, lava flows, cascading swimming holes, steep canyons and the jagged coastline. Easy to moderately strenuous hikes accommodate all levels of experience. Ample maps and clear directions ensure a memorable hike. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 128 pages, maps)

Day Hikes on Maui, 3rd

50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook

Product Description
A collection of the most popular recipes from the 50-year history of the Maui Homemakers’ Council and its annual exhibits at the Maui County Fair. This book is the all time bestseller. It’s got everyone’s favorite auntie’s recipe in it. 50th Anniversary Maui Cookbook

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 Wine List on Maui

Best Wine List
Son’z at Swan Court

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Son’z at Swan CourtFor the third year in a row, Son’z at Swan Court has uncorked the “BestWine List onMaui.”What a beautiful setting in which to sip, say, a silky syrah.

Located at the Hyatt RegencyMaui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali, Son’z has been described by Robin Leach as the “most romantic restaurant in the world,” because of soaring-to-the-sky ceilings, dramatic staircase and dining roomthat is open and overlooks a lagoon with waterfalls and swans.

Sommelier Ari Gurunian will be happy to lead you through the 25-page wine list and the 3,000-bottle cellar that’s also a multiple winner ofWine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Hemay suggest you savor island snapper piccata with artichokes, caper berries.

Lisbon lemon in an overnight tomato puree with a Pahlmeyer chardonnay from Napa. Or swirl a nice, big KenWright Cellars Canary Hill Vineyard pinot noir fromOregon, paired with Olowalu vine-ripened tomato salad with gorgonzola-walnut pate, extra virgin olive oil and Kula strawberry and white-balsamic reduction.

Enjoy wines by the glass and half bottles, too. There’s something for every aficionado. This is the sister restaurant of Nick’s FishmarketMaui and Sarento’s on the Beach.

First place:
Son’z at Swan Court
200 Nohea Kai Dr
Kaanapali. Maui

Second place:
Cafe Marc Aurel
28 N. Market St. •Wailuku, Maui • 808-244-0852

Third place:
The Maalaea Waterfront Restaurant
50 Hauoli St. • Maalaea, Maui • 808-244-9028

Sliding Glass Wall – Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Sliding Glass Wall

Every villa at the Honua Kai has a sliding glass wall.  When opened it allows Maui to be part of your living room.  There is a trick, however, to opening and closing the wall.  With your left hand lift the locking lever which sets pins into the ceiling and floor to anchor the door and then rotate the locking knob clockwise two complete rotations.  The door is now locked.

When opening the sliding glass wall you must pull the levers outward and rotate upward to unlock the various panels.  Once this has been done, you can slide the wall in an accordion fashion to the side.  Do the opposite to close the wall and lock the panels.

The sliding insect screen can now be moved from the side towards the middle.  The two sides lock together with a magnetic latch.  Once latched closed you must use both hands to grab both sides and pull outwards – it takes some strength to do this.