Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
August 23, 2016, 10:59 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
real feel: 95°F
humidity: 73%
wind speed: 7 mph N
wind gusts: 7 mph
sunrise: 6:08 am
sunset: 6:50 pm
Forecast August 23, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 2 mph E
wind gusts: 7 mph
Partly cloudy with showers
Partly cloudy with showers
wind speed: 2 mph ENE
wind gusts: 4 mph
Forecast August 24, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 2 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Partly cloudy with showers
Partly cloudy with showers
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 4 mph
Forecast August 25, 2016
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 13 mph
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
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)


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

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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

Gazebos, Cabanas, and Chars at the Pool

Pool Furniture

If you plan to spend the day around the pool or at the beach you can rent furniture from the Honua Kai Pool Service Shacks.  You can grab your own piece of pool/ocean for a full day or half a day.


Rent a gazebo for a full day for $45 or starting at noon for $35 for the rest of the day.  Up to 3 pool chairs can fit in the gazebo.  Act like Donald Trump and carve out your piece of the pool for the day. It’s a lot of fun to just read a book without moving every 30 minutes to stay in the shade.  Ka’anapali has afternoon “Spritzes” of rain that last a few minutes and you are totally protected.

Cabanas are two pool chairs together with a clam-shell type of cover that folds up and down.  They rent for $35 for a full day and $25 starting at noon.  Only your face and upper body are protected from the sun.  For $10 more you can rent a gazebo which is much nicer.

Chairs and Chairs with a hood by the beach: If you plan to spend time on the beach you will see chairs near the edge of the beach cable locked to a pole.  Beach chairs can be rented for $10 for the entire day or $5 starting at noon.  A hooded version of the beach chair rents for $20 a day and $10 starting at noon.

All these rentals are done at the Pool Service Shacks.

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

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

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!

Best Maui Sea Activity

Trilogy Excursions

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Trilogy ExcursionsAfter being voted Maui’s Best Sea Activity for the third year in a row, some people might say there’s something in the water when it comes to Trilogy Excursions. Indeed. There are ample creatures to observe, whales to watch and adventures to have when sailing with Trilogy’s six-catamaran fleet, in a range of cruise options out of Lahaina, Maalaea, and Kaanapali.

New additions include O Pa‘ani Kai, a half-day of activities including kayaking, stand-up paddling, ocean scooters, snorkeling and sailing. And while Trilogy sails in blue waters, it’s always been green at heart, receiving the coveted 2008 Living Reef Award for its commitment to conservation. But LiAnne Coon has a different explanation for its success. The sales and public relations representative is a third-generation daughter of the Coon family that began Trilogy 38 years ago and has been happily running it ever since.

She thinks it’s about what goes on above the surface, on deck. While Mom Coon’s sticky buns go a long way to bringing guests to come back for repeat voyages, she ventures, “The true reason behind our success is our staff. Our dedicated captains and crew make it a priority to ensure each guest has the best day of their vacation while spending it with us … and the cool thing is, they do so unconsciously. Each member of the Trilogy ohana has a heart for the Hawaiian culture, our environment and getting people to smile!”

First place:
Trilogy Excursions
180 Lahainaluna Road
Lahaina. Maui

Second place:
Pacific Whale Foundation
Maalaea, Maui

Third place:
Outrigger Canoe Experience – Makena Club Maui
Makena Beach Activities

Maui Prince Hotel
Makena, Maui

Honua Kai Resort & Spa News

Honua Kai Resort & Spa is Ready to Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Brand New Second Tower of Suites, Two Spectacular Pools and the Opening of Duke’s Beach House Restaurant

KAANAPALI NORTH BEACH, Maui, Hawaii, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Honua Kai Resort & Spa today announced the completion of the Konea building, the second of two towers that will offer an additional 310 guest suites and a network of new swimming pools at Maui’s newest luxury resort. In addition to the new building the resort is also celebrating the opening of Duke’s Beach House restaurant in time for the holidays. With this, Honua Kai Resort & Spa will offer a total of 628 guest suites, three ocean-front pools and two premiere restaurants, all located on nearly 40 acres bordering Kaanapali North Beach.

“I am proud of the fact that we are two months ahead of the planned construction schedule and we are ready to welcome guests to celebrate the holidays and New Year in style at Honua Kai Resort & Spa,” said Ed Sowers, general manager of the Resort. “We have achieved our vision to create a fully operational resort that offers a unique alternative to the typical resort experience on Maui. Honua Kai fills a niche for a variety of travel options including extended stay conveniences and luxury resort services.

“The new Duke’s Beach House restaurant will add a wonderful dynamic to Maui’s west side, and we are excited to be a part of that,” added Sowers. “The parent company – TS Restaurants – is a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to Duke’s Beach House providing guests an authentic Hawaiian dining experience and a glimpse into the life of the restaurant’s namesake, legendary Hawaiian surfer and waterman Duke Kahanamoku.”

In January 2009, Honua Kai opened the Hokulani building with an initial 318 guest suites, `Aina Gourmet Market, pool, fitness center, concierge desk, Family Fun Club and pool & beach activities operation. Future plans for the new Konea building include opening of a third restaurant and the addition of a spa partner, both scheduled for 2010.

The Resort’s popular 50% Off Special will continue through January 31, 2010, excluding blackout dates of December 13, 2009 through January 2, 2010, based upon double occupancy in Ohana and one-bedroom, and up to four in two-bedroom category. The 50% Off Special rates start at $200 per night for the Ohana Resort View category and 50 percent off published rack rates in Ohana, one- and two-bedroom suite categories, based on availability.

Winter Special 2010 includes 7th night free and 15% off rates when booking a minimum of seven nights at published rates in Ohana, one- and two-bedroom suite categories, based upon availability. The Winter Special 2010 rates start at $340 per night for Ohana Resort View category and are valid February 1 through April 10, 2010.

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.

For more information and to make the lowest cost reservations click Honua Kai Resort & Spa.

Best Maui Air Activity

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue HawaiianThere are helicopter tours. Then there are Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tours. With state-of-the-art aircraft, expert pilots and a reputation for excellence, Blue Hawaiian literally soars above its competition.  We have taken many trips with Blue Hawaiian and highly recommend them.

As repeat Best of Maui winners, this family-owned helicopter company continues to take touring to new heights. The shining stars of the company’s fleet are the ultra-quiet ECO-Star helicopters. These Cadillacs of the helicopter world are the first of their kind designed specifically for air touring, and are equipped with the latest safety technology, wrap-around windows, multiple camera system, a cushy interior and more. And with itineraries that cover everywhere from Hana on the east end to the West Maui Mountains, and places in between, Blue Hawaiian is one touring company that sure is going places.

First place:
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter
is located at 105 Kahului Heliport

Second place:
Air Maui Helicopter Tours
1 Kahului AirportRoad,Hangar 110

Third place:
UFO Parasailing
12 Ulupono St. • Lahaina, Maui

Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive

  • ISBN13: 9780967007243
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Maui Trailblazer 2009 covers all of the island, and includes day trips to the neighboring islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini.

Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui’s well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect.

137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins.

Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats go.

Kayakers can pick from about 20 put-ins.

Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body surf. Onlookers will find the best places to watch the surfers, windsurfers and kite-boarders ride the big ones.

The text is complimented by 10 maps and 240 photographs. Driving tours-nine of them-take readers to all the attractions, natural wonders, and historic sites.

A Resource Links section provides numbers for free visitor information and recreational outfitters, as well as hand-picked accommodations and local restaurants to suit every budget and taste bud.

A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity to suit your mood and the day. Appendices include free hula shows, farmer’s markets, what to pack, climate, history, fauna, and a Hawaiian glossary.

This new and completely revised third edition for 2009 includes a Trailblazer Kids section for adventuring families. Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive

Best Breakfast in Maui

Maui’s Best Breakfast

We live in St. Louis and when we fly to Maui the time change can be 5 hours – so 7 am Maui time is really noon in St. Louis; breakfast takes on a whole new meaning to us.  There are many places open for breakfast on Maui and most of them are truly awful – you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good day by eating breakfast that totals the day.

  • 1St Place – Gazebo Restaurant
  • 2nd Place – Kihei Caffe
  • 3rd Place – Charley’s Restaurant

Gazebo Restaurant

Gazebo Restaurant in located in the back of this resort

Gazebo Restaurant in located in the back of this resort

Restaurant is on the beach

Restaurant is on the beach

5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd
Lahaina, HI 96761-9005
Beach-side in the Napili Shores Resort.
Call 808-669-5621
Website: www.mauihawaii.org/restaurants/gazebo.htm

We have eaten here and the food is truly fantastic – so is the location on the beach.  Breakfast starts at 7:30 am and there will be a line of folks who got there at 7 am; the food is that good.  This restaurant is about 10 minutes from the Honua Kai.  This is probably the best breakfast on Maui!

Kihei Caffe


We have eaten here – the caffè is located in the norther part of Kihei on S. Kihei Rd.  It’s nothing fancy but the breakfast is great.  The caffè is open for a casual breakfast and lunch and is right across from the Kalama Park (beach).  This caffè is about a 45-minute drive south from the Honua Kai.

Willie Nelson can be found at this restaurant when he visits Maui – he loves the place.  Click here to see him.

1945 S Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI 96753-7836
(808) 879-2230
Website: kiheicaffe.com

Charley’s Restaurant

On the Road to Hana

On the Road to Hana

This is an important restaurant for you since it’s on the Road to Hana!  If you are driving to Hana you need to stop here and have a great breakfast.  Charlie’s opens 7 am to 10 pm and has a bar.  It’s a great place to unwind after a full day of driving to Hana!  The breakfast is fantastic and we have eaten there often.

142 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI
Website: charleysmaui.com

Best Pupu on Maui

Don’t PooPoo the Pupus!

Update – Duke’s Beach House!

Ocean Front at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

With the opening of Duke’s Beach House right on the grounds of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa you might want to check out the Pupus there before trying others.  I’ve not tried them yet but will in about a month and report back.

Check out their dinner menu with all the pupus by clicking here!

Dukes Beach House – on property – 0 seconds away

Duke’s Beach House

On the Beach at Honua Kai
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 662-2900

Best Pupus on Maui
Tiffany’s Bar & Grill

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Tiffanys bar and grillIf you don’t know what Pupu means, then I guess I’ll tell you – it’s the Hawaiian  word for  hors d’oeuvres (snacks).  You can easily fill yourself on Pupus and never get around to eating the main course.

Some locals drive straight to Tiffany’s Bar&Grill in Wailuku, right off the plane from Las Vegas, because they’re craving ono local grinds. Others gather with friends there on a regular basis, because it’s such a fun place to hang out.

With over 100 pupu on the menu, cool air-conditioning, lots of comfortable booths and big tables, Tiffany’s is THE perfect place to meet for pupu any day of the week from10:30 a.m. oftentimes all the way to 2 a.m.

“We’re always improving our pupu menu and sometimes we rotate things out to addmore items,” says owner Diane Orite, who trains her waitresses to offer fast service, to remember your drink preferences and to bring you complimentary pickled daikon and kimchee to munch.

Pupu favorites includemandoo, garlic shrimp noodles, mochiko chicken, edamame, spicy squid, sizzling steak bites and crispy pork —all perfect for sharing. Of course, the chow fun is a famous recipe from the former Noda Store, which was owned by Diane’s husband, Howard Orite’s family. You may even order it in half pans for larger gatherings.

“We can easily seat 50 to 60 people in the back part of the dining room,” says Diane. “We convert the pool table area to buffets.”

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First place:
Tiffany’s Bar & Grill
1424 LowerMain St.
Wailuku, Maui

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

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