Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
February 7, 2016, 12:20 am
real feel: 67°F
humidity: 89%
wind speed: 9 mph N
wind gusts: 11 mph
sunrise: 7:01 am
sunset: 6:20 pm
Forecast February 7, 2016
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
wind speed: 11 mph NNE
wind gusts: 18 mph
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
wind speed: 7 mph NNE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast February 8, 2016
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
wind speed: 7 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
wind speed: 2 mph NNE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast February 9, 2016
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
wind speed: 2 mph NNW
wind gusts: 7 mph
wind speed: 2 mph NNE
wind gusts: 4 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

Picture 1 of 11

Duke's of Maui Restaurant is the brown ocean front building

Inside Pictures

Six Star Resort

Picture 1 of 13

Treat yourself and stay at a true six star resort in Ka'anapali

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

Road to Hana

Road to Hana Tours


The Road to Hana is a “Must Do” when visiting Maui – we have taken the trip to Hana many many times and will do it once again on the next visit.  The road is 53 miles long from the Kahului Airport to Hana, has 600+ curves, 54 bridges and the drive takes 3 hours – one way.

I highly recommend that you DO NOT DRIVE – take a small tour bus and enjoy the ride and scenery.  If you drive a rental car be advised that you signed a waver stating you will NOT drive from Hana south to Kihei – it is an unpaved road and full of potholes and there is absolutely NO cell phone service in that part of Maui.

The Road to Hana is eye candy for all those who wish to see how Hawaii/Maui looked before man invaded the islands.  You will see huge tracks of land that Oprah has bought and the grave site of Charles Lindbergh.  Your van driver has many friends along the way – fruit stands, flower stands, and country stores.  He/she will have dozens of stories of Maui and the Hana area – you will have a fun filled day.

Tour vans will drop by the Honua Kai early in the morning and return you late at night – you will be exhausted so plan to do nothing that day but take the tour and sleep when you return.  You can get substantial discounts if you take a timeshare sales tour – we do this all the time and save big bucks – the sales tour takes 90 minutes and we schedule it in an off time the first or second day on Maui.  The discounts work on all kinds of things.

Vally Isle

Valley Isle Excursions

This van has all captain’s chairs – a “Must have” for a 12 hour journey.  We have been on their tour many times and have always had a great time.  They stop 13 times at various locations and spend 4 hours at these stops.  You get breakfast, lunch, snacks, and sodas throughout the day.  Their van has 12 captain’s chairs, 2 on each side of the isle.

Ekahi Tours

This is a family-owned tour company that has a number of Maui torus and their Road to Hana tour.  I’ve never taken their tour and there are very few reviews.

Polynesian Adventure Tours

Their tour loops around the complete western part of Maui.  They have a video to watch on their website.  I’ve never taken the triptour and there are few reviews to get more feedback from customers.

Aloha Tours

Never have taken this tour but this is a large company that charges a premium price and I can’t find anything negative about them.  They have small tour busses, serve breakfast and lunch, and make many stops through the day.


All in all I recommend Valley Isle Excursions since we have taken their tour 4 times in the past 10 years.  Let me know your experiences with any of the tour companies and I’ll post it here.

Click to read more

Click to read more

A great book on the Road to Hana is the above book – click it if you want to read more.

Start Thinking Whales!

Whale Season Starts Thanksgiving!

Right around Thanksgiving humpback whales start arriving in Maui.  Early December is an ideal time to visit Maui – just before the busy holiday season and when fellow tourists are just starting to shovel snow back on the mainland.

Anyway the Honua Kai is the place to stay and you can see whales from your villa, if you have an ocean view.  I found some great YouTube shots of whales – we see this kind of stuff all the time when we go whale watching on Maui.


For you surfer folks here is Jaws which starts in December too:

This is why Maui is the #1 island in the world
and the #1 destination too!

What are you waiting for?  Book your stay at the Honua Kai with me and you will get the lowest rates possible:

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.

Read About Honua Kai

Read Other Websites

The Honua Kai is THE place to stay when visiting Maui – here are links to other websites/blogs.  Check them out and then come back here to actually make your reservation – no one can beat these owner affiliated rates – no one.

Special Honua Kai Resort Promos

Five-Star World Class Resort

Summer Savings Special with 35% discount

Maui’s Newest Luxury Beach Resort

Best Overall Dining Out

Best Overall Dining Out

*** Note ***

Since publishing this 6 months ago, I must include Duke’s Beach House as a “Must Try” restaurant while on Maui.  Click here to read more about this 5-star restaurant ocean front at the 5-star Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach Maui.

  • 1st Place – Stella Blues
  • 2nd Place – Mama’s Fish House
  • 3rd Place – Lahaina Grill

Continue reading Best Overall Dining Out

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Convention Facilities

Hold a Convention at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa!

Up to 50 people

OK, so the 2 900 sq ft meeting convention rooms would be nothing for Vegas but on Ka’anapali Beach they mean 50 folks can hold a convention in paradise – per room.

It costs $500 to rent each room for an entire day and $250 for half a day.  In reality each convention room seats 25 people comfortably.  Like most convention resorts you get a price break when you book more villas.  If you have an interest in holding a meeting or convention at the Honua Kai I would call the Honua Kai and ask for the Director of Owner Relations for availability and pricing.  The phone number for the Honua Kai Resort & Spa is 808-662-2801.

Meals can be catered from the 2 fine restaurants at the Honua Kai – The Aina Restaurant and Duke’s Restaurant would be glad to cater the meals and drinks.

So your only job now is to concoct a reason to have a convention at the Honua Kai – all your personnel are rooting for you!!

Honua Kai versus other 5-stars

Comparison Shopping

Because the Honua Kai Resort & Spa is in it’s opening phase rates are way below where they will be one year from now – why not take advantage of these bargains?

The holidays are very special on Maui – the whole island seems to get into the holiday spirit and visiting Maui during this time will make your vacation even more memorable.  I’ve just done a comparison of rental rates for the up coming holiday season – thought you might want to see the results.

Comparing the Honua Kai to other 5-star resorts for 4th of July week 2010 (July 3 – July 10, 2010): (Compared Jan 12, 2010)  (Don’t forget the Honua Kai has a FULL kitchen, washer/dryer, and is 25+ years newer, is a real condo)

Studio – Ocean views:

Honua Kai $388.38 per night – North Maui (Using my owner discount code)

Grand Wailea $619.00 per night –  South Maui

Ritz-Carlton $535.00 per night – North Maui

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas $570 per night – North Maui (Timeshare)

Westin Maui Resort $560 per night – North Maui

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa $520 per night – North Maui

Four Seasons $825.00 per night – South Maui

1 Bedroom – ocean view sleeps 4

Me $331.60 per night ($400 rack rate but $331.60 with a 17% discount for booking 170 days in advance)

Honua Kai $469.13 per night (Using my owner discount code)

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas $750 per night – North Maui (Timeshare)

Westin Hotel$947.14 per night

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa $1,010 per night (really a suite) – North Maui

Four Seasons $2,110.00 per night

2 Bedroom – Ocean view

Honua Kai – $590.25 per night sleeps six (Using my owner discount code)

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas $990 per night – North Maui

3 Bedroom – ocean front

Honua Kai – $1,450 per night sleeps eight (Using my owner discount code)

No other 5-stars listed

The Honua Kai is a “Best Buy” for 4th of July week and anytime you want to stay on Maui.  The new resort isn’t overcrowded which means you get more attention and less hassle than other 5-star resorts.

Hope to see you at the Honua Kai this holiday season.

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!

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.  I’ve inserted my Ambassador Number of 60001X and the promotion code of 12604266 to get your discounts; just place your reservation and the discounts are automatic.   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.

Maui on YouTube

This is Paradise – Just Watch!

Sometimes reading about Maui just doesn’t impart the activities of Maui.  Here are some YouTube videos that are fun to watch:

West Maui Locations

Continue reading Maui on YouTube

How a Vacation Rental Can Make Your Travel Worthwhile and Affordable

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - for rentEven with the tough economic crunch, nothing is stopping people from packing their bags and enjoying some little sunshine in the tropics or skiing their woes away in Aspen. While the cost is a primary concern among many, they find that opting for a vacation rental alleviates a wide-range of travel dramas. So just what makes this travel accommodation special? Here are a few simple benefits that might hook you into choosing one for your next getaway.


There is no shortage of vacation rental. If you’re planning to travel anywhere in the country, it will be impossible not to find a property owner that offers a rental in an area you choose. This makes holiday rentals quite easy to access. Their fortunate ubiquity is the product of the increasing popularity of the rental industry fueled by another factor: affordable real estate.


And because vacation rentals are prevalent in any part of the country, the world eve, this makes it easier to find a specific property in a travel hotspot. Rental investors typically pick locations that get significant rate of visits from travelers; and since you’re their demographic, you’ll find it easy to spot a holiday rental in your planned destination.

These properties are also too often strategically located to provide renters easy access to some of the most exciting tourist spots in their destination. This in turn will cut transportation expenses that usually run the bill during vacations.


These properties are home themselves. What you find in your home will most likely be present in them. From the sofa to the bed to the kitchen appliances, almost everything will be included in these properties. Not only that. Many property owners who cater to upscale travelers equip their properties with top-notch amenities the set it apart from the rest.

You’ll luxury options quite alluring with their home theater system, lavish pools and state-of-the-art kitchen. And speaking of kitchens, you don’t have to worry about expensive restaurant dining because most, if not all, rental properties have a well-equipped kitchen.


Hotels and other travel accommodations also offer a level of privacy for their customers. In a vacation property, however, there is no staff to bother you, no children running around the hallways, or busy lobbies. You can enjoy full temporary ownership of the home without the bothersome aspect of hotel accommodation.

Yet while a vacation rental may seem perfect, it isn’t without flaws. Its lack of staff means you have to pay for after-care or clean the property yourself before you leave, depending on your arrangement with the owner. But that is a small price to pay with a travel accommodation that is a vacation unto itself.