It is easy to explore Maui from Honu Kai’s central location, and there’s plenty of incentive to do so—there’s adventure and beauty everywhere. But you will certainly enjoy returning to this second-floor Hono Kai condo, B-16; it feels like you’re living in a tranquil, tropical tree house! The bedroom has a serene vibe, an AC, and a queen bed—a shoji door can be opened or closed to the living area, where there is a sofa sleeper (the unit sleeps four), dining set, and flat screen cable connected TV (which is complementary, along with high-speed internet and WIFI). The bathroom has a tub/shower combo. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen for savoring on the lanai.
Hono Kai is a beach front complex, south facing, with panoramic views of the white-sanded, curving coastline all the way down to the red Makena cinder cone, Ma’alaea Bay and all the activities taking place on it, Kahoolawe and Molokini, and majestic Haleakala. From December to April, Humpback Whales return from Alaskan waters to have their calves—you can see them from the pool and beach in front of the resort, which is quiet and lovely. The grounds are pristinely maintained, including the pool, barbecue station, lounge chairs and on-site laundry facilities. The parking here is free. There are no elevators.
You can walk Sugar Beach’s 2.5 miles of serenity all the way to Kihei—it is accessed at the end of the street through Haycraft Beach Park. Shopping, restaurants, the boat harbor and Maui Aquarium are about a half-mile jaunt to the west at Ma’alaea Village. GET# W40881376-01