Honua Kai Weather

Honua Kai Weather
December 5, 2016, 7:43 pm
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
real feel: 73°F
humidity: 65%
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 9 mph
sunrise: 6:50 am
sunset: 5:45 pm
Forecast December 5, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 4 mph ESE
wind gusts: 7 mph
wind speed: 4 mph NE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast December 6, 2016
Partly sunny with showers
Partly sunny with showers
wind speed: 4 mph ENE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Mostly cloudy with showers
Mostly cloudy with showers
wind speed: 2 mph NNE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast December 7, 2016
wind speed: 4 mph S
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

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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

Honua Kai’s Conservation

Environmental Conservation

Signs educate guests about coral reef and turtles

Signs educate guests about coral reef and turtles

Environmental Education

There is a coral reef directly in front of the Honua Kai and the resort has posted informational signs which can easily be seen as you walk over a bridge on the way to the beach and ocean.  The signs inform guests that a healthy coral reef is vital to the area and that snorkeling over and around coral should be done without harming the coral.  Feeding fish by hand should not be done since it easily upsets the natural balance of predator and prey fish.  Too many of one type can harm the coral reef as a side effect of fish feeding.

The goal is to have a healthy coral reef in front of the Honua Kai and the signs will ensure that folks who swim/snorkel/SCUBA dive nearby are stewards of the Honua Kai.

Endangered green sea turtle (honu)

Two endangered species of marine and mammal creatures visit the beach right in front of the Honua Kai – the green sea turtle (Honu) and the Hawaiian monk seal.  There are informational signs along the Honua Kai shore line that inform guests of these rare animals and that its not cool to run, scream, and chase these gentle animals.

Retention Ponds

Retention ponds (huge “bowls” of scooped out beach sand and soil) were deliberately designed and landscaped into the Honua Kai property to protect the beach and ocean from soil run-off during heavy rain storms.  The concept of fertigation means that the soil that does run into the retention ponds fertilizes the plants that have deep roots in the ponds to hold the retention ponds together for a long time.

Wetlands and Dunes

The Honua Kai is the ONLY resort on Maui with a wetland pond on the property.  When Honua Kai was designed special attention was paid to the wetland pond to insure it remains alive and healthy today with a great future.  The aukuu (black-crowned night heron) and kolea (Pacific golden plover) have begun stopping here to preen and rest at the Honua Kai wetland pond.  It really adds something to the feeling of being with nature while at the beach.

Almost invisible to the eye are sand dunes which line the beach in front of the Honua Kai.  These sand dunes form a line of defense against howling winds during intense storms and shield the resort from drifting sand.  This can happen often during the year in Maui.  The sand dunes also act as a warehouse of sand that can be used to replace beach sand lost during large pacific storms.

1 Bedroom Villa

1 Bedroom Villa

This villa sleeps up to 4.  Two in the king size bed and two in the queen size sofa bed.  The stats:

Suite area: 700 sq ft

Lanai area: 150 sq ft

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!

From Lanai

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5 Ways To Have A Romantic Maui Vacation

Are you and your partner in need of a romantic getaway? If you are, you may want to take the time to examine Maui. Maui is known as a popular vacation destination, as well as a popular destination for romantic getaways. With the beauty of the island, as well as a lot of fun, romantic things to do and see, achieving romance on your next Maui trip shouldn’t be a problem.

Although the beauty of Maui is often enough to create romance on its own, you may be looking for additional ways. The good news is that there are a number of different steps that you can take to up the romance levels for your next Maui trip. Five approaches that you will want to take are outlined below for your convenience.

1 – Book a Stay at a Maui Vacation Rental

Booking a stay at a Maui vacation rental is one of the easiest ways to add romance to your next Maui trip. Maui vacation rentals, especially when compared to traditional hotels and vacation resorts, provide you with an unlimited number of romantic opportunities. When examining Maui vacation rentals, you will find that you have a number of different options. These options include Maui villas, condos, homes, cottages, and apartment rentals.

2 – Choose a Beautiful Vacation Rental

When it comes to booking a stay at a Maui vacation rental, like a Maui villa, you will find that they come in all different formats. The beauty of a Maui villa and other vacation rentals, both inside and out, can play a huge role in the romance factor.

When examining your options, in terms of available Maui vacation rentals, it is important to examine pictures. You will want to look at the Maui rental pictures to see if the rental property in question is beautiful or elegant in nature. In addition to examining the inside of a Maui rental, you will also want to examine the outside as well. The view of which you are provided with can also help to add romance to your next Maui trip. Look for Maui vacation rentals that provide you with ocean or mountain views.

Of course I recommend staying at our 1-bedroom villa at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa – newest resort on Maui.

3 – Choose a Vacation Rental That is Private

As previously stated, Maui vacation rentals come in a number of different formats, such as Maui villas, condos, apartment rentals, cottages, and homes. While each of these rental property types do boast a little bit of privacy, some are more private than others. For example, when you rent a Maui villa, cottage, or home, you are renting the whole establishment, not just a few rooms. This allows you to have the utmost level of privacy and romance on your next Maui trip.

4 – Choose a Vacation Rental that Offers Convenience

Convenience is also an important component of creating romance on a romantic getaway. In terms of your Maui vacation rental, you will want to book a stay at a rental that simplifies your vacation. For instance, spending your vacation doing laundry at a local laundromat or doing a sink full of dishes by hand is likely to send the romance flying right out the window. That is why you may want to closely examine all Maui rental features and amenities. A Maui villa or another vacation rental that comes equipped with a laundry room, as well as a dishwasher is likely to simplify your vacation, giving you more room for romance.

5 – Plan Ahead, But Be Spontaneous At the Same Time

When it comes to planning a romantic Maui trip, there are certain portions of your trip that should be planned well in advance, like travel arrangements. Once you have made your airline reservations or booked a stay at a Maui rental, you may want to take the time to examine nearby attractions and activities. You will want to focus on those that may be fun and romantic at the same time. While you do not have to create a full schedule for your next Maui trip, having an idea of what you can do and see while on the island of Maui is likely to increase the happiness and romance factors for your next Maui trip.

The above mentioned ways are just a few of the many ways that you can go about ensuring your next romantic Maui getaway is just that, romantic. As a reminder, Maui, alone, is able to create romance, but the previously mentioned tips can help to maximize the romance for you and your partner.

Ka’anapali Beach Maui

Honua Kai Resort 7 Spa

Maui has been awarded Condé Nast’s “Best Island in the World” 15 times as of 2009.  Ka’anapali Beach has been awarded the title “Best Beach in the World” by Dr. Beach.

What are you waiting for?  Oh, a 5-star, brand new, resort on Ka’anapali beach Maui – well you’re in luck that would be the new resort Honua Kai.  The total Honua Kai Resort and Duke’s Beach House are now open.

Honua Kai is the first new resort on Ka’anapali beach in 25 years – 25 years!  Why on earth stay at 25+ year old condos, resorts, hotels, etc?  Rates are at introductory pricing and you can stay here for a 3 star price!

Whalers Village Shopping Center is just 1.5 miles away, on Ka’anapali beach, with fine restaurants, art, apparel, gift, specialty, and boutique shops.

Click to read more

5 miles away is the city of Lahaina, is known around the world for its fine restaurants, luaus, shops, and harbor.  Two million tourists visit this town, each year, and it’s the second most visited spot on Maui, after the beaches.

The Road to Hana starts right at the front entrance – mini vans will pick you up early in the morning and return you late that night and drive your party to the other end of Maui and into the lush rain forests with jaw dropping waterfalls and scenes of Maui as it looked to Captain James Cook when he discovered the island in November 26, 1778.

Frommer’s Maui Day by Day

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Things You Should Not Forget Before Arriving at Your Vacation Rental

One of the most preferred travel accommodations is a vacation rental. Aside from the fact that almost any travel destination is teeming with rental properties, these homes also carry plenty of amenities. These are essentially homes themselves, which means that they are equipped with kitchens, multiple baths and bedrooms, and, often, a spacious backyard. Many rentals even feature luxurious facilities, including pools, entertainment systems and even basic modern amenities, i.e. internet connection and satellite cable.

Vacation rental is really a great travel accommodation. But before you leave for your destination, here are some simple things that you shouldn’t forget to bring with you.

Before you leave

You need to basic items to get to your vacation rental. If you are flying, don’t forget to bring your travel documents, especially your passport and other identification cards as well. Also, if you are planning to rent a car once you arrive or plan to drive to your destination, keep your driver’s license close to you.

One way to help you remember these things is to pack them in a single bag. Always keep them close to you. Also, don’t forget to include important contact information and credit cards.

Personal stuffs and some supplies

Of course, you should not forget to pack your clothing. Remember plenty of underwear, and other personal items. Since you are going to another place, it may be a good idea to include toiletries in your items as well as your personal shampoo and soap. Most importantly, remember to bring the necessary medicines. Antihistamine and cold medication are two of the most important things you shouldn’t forget to bring.

If your rental terms don’t include kitchen and bath supplies, you can either get them yourself once you arrive or bring them along with you during your travel. Only buy the necessary items, like toilet tissues, towels and even cleaning agents.

Leisure items

Although you can book a rental with enough toys and games to occupy the kids, to be sure that you don’t damage anything, it might be best to bring your own, especially if you have children or teens with you. Teens especially get bored easily. The novelty of your vacation destination can easily set on them and, as such, bringing some leisure items with you may be helpful.

Lastly, if you are flying to your vacation rental and destination, see to it that you don’t bring anything prohibited. Always check the things that aren’t allowed in the plane before you step out of your home to avoid delays.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Terms and Conditions

Why am I the Best Value Rental Source?

First, please click here to compare my rates to all the big rental agencies which handle renting Honua Kai villas – it’s an eye-opener!  Let me recap the results:

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
$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

As an owner at the Honua Kai my rates partially cover my mortgage, maintenance fees, and reserves needed to do deep cleaning twice a year and reserves for replacement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment on a timely basis and to cover expenses incurred while renting my villa.

So the question is why the HUGE difference in price?  Profit of those companies/agencies is the answer of course.

But to be fair, there is more.  Some/all of the above companies get into:

  • Profit – all are companies that employee a staff and computers to handle renting of my fellow owners’ villas.
  • Travel agents/companies use the above to book reservations at the Honua Kai and there is a bounty returned to those agents
  • Loans – some of my competition extend credit terms to renters like “2 nights payable now and the rest paid 7-days before check in”  just who finances that money not collected?
  • Insurance – ALL of my competition allow renters to cancel and get back most/all their cash if they cancel the reservation.  All those broken reservations mean villas going unrented – you pay for that in one way or another

I don’t do any of the above.  Let’s go further and analyze the terms and conditions of rentals assuming the reservation is made and taken:

Source Terms Conditions Cost
Me 100% up front No refunds $131*
Ambassador Club 100% up front 7 days before 100% back then 2 days charge $2,330.99
Travelocity 100% up front 7 days before 100% back then 2 days charge $2,410.38
Booking.com 2 days charge 7 days before 100% back then 2 days charge $2,410.38
Hotels.com 100% up front 7 days before 100% back then 2 days charge $2,529.47
Expedia.com 100% up front 7 days before 100% back then 2 days charge $2,529.47
Orbitz 100% up front 100% back before 2 days of check-in;then all lost $2,748.10
Royal Hawaiian $125/person;bal 55 days Before 18 days $100 fee, then 2 days charge $2,410.38
800 Hotels 100% up front 3 days before get 80% back, then all lost $2,410.38

* the $131 cost is for trip insurance on $1,641, which is my rental fee.

My goal is to offer you the least expensive rent which is not full of thousands of dollars of overhead covering financing options and insurance fees.  As you see when you do it this way renting from me saves you at least 50% over going with the big rental companies.

It’s much less expensive to rent from me, buy travel insurance, and save a lot of money – a lot.

I want to deal with smart/educated customers and the more I can help you understand what’s going on the better I look!

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2 Bedroom Villa

2 Bedroom Villa

Sleeps 6 with two in king size bed in master bedroom, two in king size bed in second bedroom, and two in queen size sofa bed in living room.

I’ve been in the 2-bedroom villas as the Honua Kai and 2-bedroom villas at the Westin next door – the Honua Kai is hands down better!  However, the Westin rents for about twice or three times as much – go figure.


Suite Area: 1,100 sq ft

Lanai area: 235 sq ft

Fantastic kitchen

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