Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
May 28, 2015, 9:51 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
77°F
real feel: 78°F
humidity: 69%
wind speed: 16 mph NNE
wind gusts: 16 mph
sunrise: 5:46 am
sunset: 7:02 pm
Forecast May 28, 2015
day
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
82°F
wind speed: 7 mph N
wind gusts: 11 mph
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
69°F
wind speed: 4 mph NNE
wind gusts: 9 mph
Forecast May 29, 2015
day
Sunny
Sunny
82°F
wind speed: 9 mph N
wind gusts: 13 mph
night
Clear
Clear
69°F
wind speed: 7 mph NNE
wind gusts: 11 mph
Forecast May 30, 2015
day
Sunny
Sunny
81°F
wind speed: 9 mph NNE
wind gusts: 13 mph
night
Mostly clear
Mostly clear
69°F
wind speed: 7 mph NNE
wind gusts: 11 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

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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

5 Things to do at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

5 Things to do at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Iao State Park - 25 min from Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Iao State Park - 25 min from Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Here are 5 more of my favourite things to do in Maui for adventure. Whether you prefer land or ocean activities, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

1) The first thing I’d recommend is that you set aside some time to go on a snorkel trip. There are tons of options right on the island of Maui itself, and if you’re in the mood for a daytrip, you could check out the snorkeling on the nearby island of Molokini or island of Lanai. During whale season, you might luck out and see dolphins and whales on your trip across the channel to Lanai like we did!

2) Since I’m on the subject of ocean-related activities, I think that scuba diving on Maui would be fantastic.

3) Next on my list of things to do in Maui would be to check out Iao Valley State Park. This park is completely different from the rest of Maui… it’s not the typical tropical jungle you’d expect – it feels more like a primordial forest. One of the highlights of our day in the Iao Valley was our guided hike from the Hawaii Nature Center.

4) Especially if you have children with you, I’d highly recommend the Atlantis submarine tour. It’s a really cool way to see the underwater world surrounding Maui. The only catch is that any children going on the tour must be at least 36 inches tall, and capable of making it down the ladder into the submarine on their own.

5) Last but not least, I’d highly recommend that you to go on a helicopter tour of Maui. This was one one of the most memorable things to do in Maui on our last vacation here. Most of the island is only accessible from the air, so this is a fantastic way to see some absolutely beautiful sites that you’d never see otherwise!

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Recap of what’s on this Website

Vie of ocean in 2005 before construction

View of ocean, where Honua Kai would be built, in 2005 before construction

Time for a recap of what this website is all about – the Honua Ka Resort & Spai.

We are owners of a 1 bedroom villa at the Honua Kai and we just love the place.  When we are not at the Honua Kai our villa is in the official rental pool or we exchange our usage for other villas in the Resort 2 Resort network.

We created this website to accomplish two things:

  • Give our discount code to anyone who want’s it
  • Inform Honua Kai owners and guests of things happening at and near 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.  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.

What’s happening at and near the Honua Kai Resort & Spa?

This is the fun part of building this website – I get to explore the Ka’anapali and Maui area via the Internet and find out things even I didn’t know about Maui and Ka’anapali.  I’ve learned a lot and on our next visit to Maui we will be visiting restaurants, beaches, and activities that we have never experienced.

So look at some of the Categories on the right and do some exploring of your own.  You can add comments and I will respond and hopefully add even more to the conversation.  Use the Search Box at the upper right to search for specific terms.

Please follow the posts here by simply clicking on the RSS feed button and/or Twitter bird.  That way you won’t miss a post and perhaps the opportunity to learn something about the Honua Kai, Ka’anapali, or Maui that you didn’t know before.

I hope you enjoy this website as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

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
808-871-8844

Second place:
Air Maui Helicopter Tours
1 Kahului AirportRoad,Hangar 110
808-877-7005

Third place:
UFO Parasailing
12 Ulupono St. • Lahaina, Maui
808-661-7836

Best Women’s Boutique

Mahina

When it comes to fashion, women want it all. It has to be stylish, comfortable and above all, affordable. Here on Maui, Mahina is the answer to every fashionista’s prayers. With three locations across the island, Paia, Kihei and Lahaina, this fun boutique is tops on Maui News readers’ best-dressed list.

Owners Joe Wilmot and Jody Curtin describe the Mahina look as “effortless, beachy chic.” In other words, the racks are filled with colorful, breezy and comfortable styles that range from dresses to blouses. Most items fall somewhere between $19 to $48, leaving plenty of room to browse the selection of jewelry, bags and shoes.

Joe and Jody hand-select each piece before it hits the racks, promising clothes that not only look good from afar, but feel good up close. “We’re very tactile and we love things that feel amazing against the skin,” reports Joe.

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Best Coffee House in Maui

Best Coffee in Maui?

Quick – name the ONLY state of the United States that grows and produces coffee?  Hawaii of course.  When we visit Maui we drink Maui/Hawaiian coffee.  So which coffee-houses on Maui are the best?  Here’s the winners:

  • 1st Place – Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa
  • 2nd Place – Starbucks
  • 3rd  Place – Maui Coffee Roasters

Aina Coffee House in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa

You would expect nothing less – Maui’s premier 5-star resort, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa,  is going to have the #1 coffee house on Maui.  For all the guests and owners at the Honua Kai this is a great way to support your 1st class resort and keep Aina busy and healthy.

Aina is about to start room service and you won’t even have to put on shorts and an Aloha shirt to enjoy their fine coffee products and pastries.

If you’re like me our first morning in Maui has my stomach 4 hours ahead of Maui time.  So at 7 am Maui time my stomach tells me its 11 am back in St. Louis and I’m ready for espresso and a latte and a cappuccino all rolled up into one huge coffee and head to Aina to wake up.  Of course you can’t drink coffee without a huge blueberry muffin and I’m ready to sit out in the open air lobby of the Honua Kai and enjoy our first morning on Maui.

Funny thing is every morning at the Honua Kai starts out that way…
Located at Honua Kai Resort and Spa
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
808-662-2832

www.ainagourmet.com

Hours of Operation 7:0oAM to 9:00PM

Starbucks

Starbucks in Lahaina Cannery Mal

Starbucks in Lahaina Cannery Mal

Who can argue with Starbucks being the #1 coffee-house?  Well there are 6 Starbucks on Maui and 2 are a 12 minute drive from the Honua Kai.  Here are the Starbucks on Maui:

Lahaina Cannery Mall
1221 Honoapiilani Highway
Lahaina, HI 96761
808-661-0865

Lahaina
878 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
808-667-6974

Queen Kaahumanu Center
275 West Kaahuman Avenue #1200 F5
Kahului, HI 96732
808-871-6290
New Terminal Bldg @ Bldg 340
Kahului Airport, HI 96732
808-877-5858

Maui Marketplace
270 Dairy Road
Kahului, HI 96732
808-871-7884

OGG Baggage Claim (Maui)
1 Kahului Airport Road Unit 9
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 877-5858

(OGG is the big Kahului Airport location)
Website: Starbucks.com

Maui Coffee Roasters

Real Maui Coffee-House!

Real Maui Coffee-House!

Now this is a REAL Maui Coffee-House and available ONLY in the Hawaiian Islands!  Sadly this coffee-house is on the Road to Hana up by the airport; its a 30 minute drive from the Honua Kai.  But, if you plan to drive the Road to Hana then this is a great place to get some Java.

We have stopped at the coffee-house and it feels like a Hawaiian coffee-house – its a fun place to visit.

Maui Coffee Roasters
444 Hana Hwy
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 97669

808-662-2832
Located at Honua Kai Resort and Spa
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761

Hours of Operation 7:0oAM to 9:00PM

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Maui’s Best Cheap Grinds

Cheap Grinds
(Great cheap food)

Aloha Mixed Plate

Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Aloha mixed plateA local plate-lunch style menu with affordable prices and a location at the water’s edge in Lahaina make Aloha Mixed Plate this year’s winner in the “Cheap Grinds” category.

“My favorite place to go after surfing is Aloha Mixed Plate; it’s a great place on the water to hang out, the food is reasonable and awesome!” wrote David Bulliment of Wailuku.

“Aloha Mixed Plate has the best value and best service,” wrote Bill Mosley of Lahaina. Mini “half-portion” plates with one scoop of rice for select items give diners even more savings. There is also a selection of pupu, salads, sandwiches, noodles and even a keiki menu.

Signature items include coconut prawns, and the “Aloha Mixed Plate” with shoyu chicken, teriyaki beef and mahimahi.

The restaurant has a full bar that provides a bevy of umbrella drinks (plus beer and wine).

First place:
Aloha Mixed Plate

1285 Front St.
Lahaina, Maui
808-661-3322
www.alohamixedplate.com

Second place:
Da Kitchen
425 Koloa St. • Kahului, Maui • 808-871-7782
2439 S. Kihei Road • Kihei, Maui • 808-875-7782

Third place:
Sam Sato’s
1750 Wili Pa Loop • Wailuku, Maui • 808-244-7124

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

KiheiCaffe

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
808-579-9453
Website: charleysmaui.com

Duke’s Restaurant Update

Holiday Cheer!

Duke’s of Maui Restaurant is Now Open!

January marks the official opening of the “Resort” at Honua Kai – both towers open, all 3 swimming pools open, lazy river open, and our own 5-star, world class, restaurant open – Duke’s of Maui.

This is fantastic news – our very own 5-star restaurant ocean front right on Honua Kai property.  Here is the latest photo of Duke’s:

Duke's of Maui is the brown building ocean front

Duke's of Maui is the brown building ocean front

Read much more at this link.