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 […]

Road to Hana – Valley Isle Excursions

Don’t drive to Hana – take a van Every time we mention the Road to Hana to folks someone wants to drive it in their rental car.  If you read the fine print on your rental agreement you can NOT go to the very south end of Maui – the roads are not paved and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best New Restaurant on Maui

2010 – Best New Restaurant on Maui *** Update *** Of course the opening of Duke’s Beach House in December qualifies it as the Best New Restaurant on Maui. I’ve written extensively about Duke’s click here for more information.  Duke’s is fantastic and folks from around the world go out of their way to find […]

The start of Whale Watching Season, in Maui, Gets going in November

Close to Thanksgiving, humpback whales begin arriving around Maui. Humpbacks migrate from their Alaskan feeding grounds each and every year to be able to give birth, raise the young whales, mate, and return to Alaska in April. The seas close to Maui are usually teaming with whales playing, courting, nurturing their young, combined with merely […]

Best Maui Land Activity

Hop out of the water, dust off the sand and forget the snorkel gear. For a truly unique fish-eye view of the island’s underwater marine life, head over to the state-of the-art Maui Ocean Center.  We visit the Ocean Center each visit to Maui.  This is a great activity to visit on rainy days “The […]

Discount Maui Luaus

Best Luaus on Maui at a DISCOUNT The first thing you should do is to set up and account with Tom Barefoot by clicking here – costs nothing to join. To learn more about Tom Barefoot Tours click here. Visiting Maui without taking in a luau should be illegal – you can’t spend all that […]

Best Wine List on Maui

Best Wine List Son’z at Swan Court For 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 […]

Condo Versus a Hotel Room

Honua Kai is a Real Condo – not a Hotel Room With the exception of a few timeshares and 35 year old condos ALL the units for rent on Ka’anapali Beach are the typical hotel room.  You’ve stayed in hotel rooms – they are one room and a bathroom.  Just trying to find a comfortable […]