Honua Kai Resort and Spa Offers a Luxury Experience

Honua Kai in Ka'anapali Maui

The Honua Kai in Ka’anapali is a perennial favorite for thousands of regular Maui visitors and a treasured retreat by its many individual owners. For many, it is the ultimate beach resort experience on Maui and there are so many things to love about the property we felt it deserved listing them all. 

There are many hotels and condos to choose from in Ka'anapali, yet the Honua Kai stands out as one of the absolute best options. So, what are the 8 reasons to love the Honua Kai Beach Resort? Keep reading to find out. 

1. Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach Maui

The Honua Kai is located right on the northern stretch of Ka’anapali Beach, one of Maui’s very best beaches. It’s also a less crowded beach than the southern stretch of Ka’anapali Beach as there are less total hotels in the area. The beach has very gentle surf and is usually very calm, making it great for scuba diving, snorkeling, or just relaxing on a float. 

The area of Ka'anapali was once a retreat for the Hawaiian royalty and its easy to see why the royals loved it. Now as a master planned resort community, there are miles of walking paths, many great hotels, and a myriad of shopping and restaurants to choose from.

Why is Ka'anapali Beach Famous?

Ka’anapali Beach is famous for having gentle waves, a long and wide stretch of sandy beach, and for the iconic Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock) where thrill seekers can cliff jump.  In the 18th century, Chief Kahekili, a famous Maui chief, is known for having demonstrated his bravery by jumping from the highest point at Black Rock. He was notably one King Kamehameha's biggest rivals.

2. An Epic Pool Complex

Pool at the Honua Kai

The resort features one of the coolest pool complexes anywhere on Maui and it is massive! With over 3 acres dedicated just to the pool network its so easy to end up spending the entire day enjoying the pool. There are kids areas and adult areas, as well as swim throughs, a water slide, and several jacuzzis for an evening soak. You can also receive poolside service from a favorite on site restaurant that is the next thing to love about the Honua Kai. 

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3. Duke's Beach House and Restaurant

Located oceanfront at the Honua Kai along the Kaa’anpali Boardwalk is Duke’s. Name after the legendary Duke Kahanmoku, the restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant also features a nice outdoor bar area and regularly features live music for entertainment in the evenings.

If your staying at the Honua Kai, you’ll naturally findyourself at Duke’s more than once. Of course, there are many other great restaurants nearby in Ka’anapali and great restaurants nearby in Kapalua, but there’s something nice about not leaving the resort to have dinner. 

4. Breathtaking Ocean Views From Many Villas

Many of the units at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa feature incredible views, especially the units located on the upper floors of one of the two, 10 story buildings. The front rows of each building offer the most stunning views, but many units throughout the resort will also feature some very nice views to enjoy. 

5. Spacious Layouts Throughout

Luana Garden Villas at Honua Kai

These villas do not compromise on comfort and space. Within the Honua Kai and its sister property, the Luana Garden Villas, you’ll find units as small as a 595 sq foot studio up to 2770 sq ft 3bd residences. In total, there are over 600 units just between the Hokulani and Konea towers.

6. The Onsite Hoola Spa

On site at the Honua Kai you can treat yourself to a wide variety of massage treatments as well as facials, cosmetic enhancements, and other types of bodywork at the Hoola Spa.

7. Beach Valet Service

Looking to get away from the pool and also to have a luxury experience at the beach? Look no further than the onsite beach valet service to set you up with your own beach umbrella and lounge chars to create the ultimate beach day. 

8. The Honua Kai is a Hotel Zoned Short Term Rental Complex

Given the County's current efforts to ban short term rental condos in Apartment Zoned complexes on Maui, those interested in buying a short term rental condo will be drawn to hotel zoned properties until the issue over the Minatoya List is resolved.

With Hotel Zoning, Honua Kai owners are able to rent their units on a nightly basis to help cover the costs of ownership including HOA fees, property taxes, and any applicable mortgage costs. These units rent extremely well and have been long sought after by investors. 

Honua Kai Offers Great Ownership Opportunities

Units at the Honua Kai Resort are fee simple and available for sale periodically. It offers a great investment opportunity for families who want to enjoy as much time as possible at the resort and also generate significant rental income when they aren't able to be there to enjoy it themselves. You can see all of the Honua Kai condos for sale here or you can call/email me to learn more about how to become an owner of one of these units.

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Evan Harlow Maui

Evan Harlow is a Realtor on Maui who has the expertise, experience, and work ethic to help you achieve all of your real estate buying or selling goals. We promise exceptional service and support from the beginning of the process through closing and beyond.

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