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2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9697
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#4 of 69 Speciality lodging in Kihei
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The Mana Kai Maui (Spirit by the Sea and Maui) is a sparkling jewel that places you right where you want to be — and steps from the soft sands of Keawakapu (Forbidden Cove) Beach. Both the Mana Kai Maui and Keawakapu Beach are located at the far southern end of South Kihei Road, bordering the entrance to Wailea. The mile-long-beach is a popular swimming, snorkeling and the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui. Here you are offered the convenience of having all of your needs met at our beachfront property, or venturing out to Wailea (less than 5 minutes away). Just north of the Mana Kai are the bustling activities of Kihei, popular restaurants, shops, and activities, (which we can happily arrange for you) from seeing waterfalls to whales (seasonal).

The Mana Kai Maui, the official on site rental management program, manages 44 two bedroom condominiums. The variety of condo upgrades has created nine different categories, ranging from Hotel Room to newly renovated Ali’i Condominium. One building, 8 story, 2 elevators and there are no ground floor units, all rooms start on the 2nd floor. All of the Condominium category rooms have a private lanai (patio) with fabulous million dollar views of the sandy beach of Keawakapu. Daily maid service, (no check out cleaning fee) and pool towel exchange is included in the rate. Free parking, free WIFI, Fitness and Business Center and no resort fees.

Our front desk is open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm HST. Our reservations staff is also located on site and available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, HST. Reservations department is closed on the weekends and most major holidays; however, guests may book their reservations online 24/7.

The Mana Kai Maui ‘ohana (family) strive to preserve the “Aloha Spirit.” Our guests have been returning for many years. Some even returning since the year we opened in 1973. Generations of visitors return annually and are greeted with aloha by their names. Just as our visitors return year after year, we have the good fortune of retaining a long-time staff with a handful of employees with 20+ years of service. It is this familiarity that embraces the soul and spirit of the Mana Kai Maui ~ where true Aloha lives.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Happy hour
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Brian wrote a review 17 Oct
Denver, Colorado57 contributions12 helpful votes
Super mediocre. Actually quite disappointing so we left a night early (and happily forfeited our fully paid room to get out of there). Good: The staff were great, very polite and helpful. It’s great that they have plenty of assigned parking for guests and a nice beach front spot and also nice area in front of then beach with ample lounge chairs so didn’t see folks going and guarding spots early in the morning. The shop on site has a good supply of food/drinks and miscellaneous items that you’ll need! The not good: where to start… Our room was horrible. See the photos on the web of the updated 1 Bed Ail’i Ocean View and then the actual unit we were in. While the appliances were new a few years ago, there was left over trash in a closet, the countertops and cabinets were hideously filthy, the TV was very out dates, part of the shower didn’t work, the couch was dated and uncomfortable, and there was minimal dresser space. Would have been fine for a night, but not a great way to start a vacation. Seems like most rooms share a common entry way with a secure door and then you have your own door to your room. Our “neighbor” enjoyed getting up early and going in and out of their room often at early hours and letting the door slam shut. And could even hear the doors slam down the way. Though the place is smoked free, this isn’t enforced. Enjoyed the wafting cigarette smoke coming in to our condo multiple times. The 5 palms restaurant seems convenient especially with the 20% off… but there were no spots saved for note guests and no reservations so wait times were often an hours. The 20% off actually only applies to only a single meal. And though we went in the evening thinking we were having dinner, appears we were there for happy hour and couldn’t use our 20%off. Is this place horrible? No, and in fact it seems many people have been coming here for years and love it. But looking at what was expected based on the o line description and photos, definitely feel duped. Was not worth it at all, and in fact leaving a night early and losing that paid room and paying to go a night early to our next place was worth it…
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Check you room before agreeing to stay to see if it meets the description. Honestly, probably...
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CourtneyS wrote a review 16 Oct
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Prior to arriving, we had great interactions and assistance with the front desk and customer service, setting our expectations for the room and stay high. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. The view, on-site beach and location to shops/restaurants are what made this place for us. The room left a lot to be desired. The room was dirty, banged up and simply not taken care of. Front desk and housekeeping closed at 5 pm, leaving us without sheets and towels our first night. Would look for another place next time we visit the Kihei area.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
robo44 wrote a review Aug 2021
Santa Clara97 contributions32 helpful votes
The selling point of this place is the location and proximity to a swimmable beach. Just right outside a few steps away. Pros – Location, Location, beach front access, food on site, general store, free parking and free Wifi. Beach is wonderful Cons – Do not expect the front desk to actually help you out with any issues you may have. Front desk closes at 5:30pm required a security guard to let us to our room. These are condos so some owners live there. They are supposed to notify you when they are planning construction. Room 401 above us did not, they were running power equipment from 4 hours every day. We notified the front desk 3 times and they shrugged their shoulders. We just wanted a courtesy note or times that they planned to work.. Not unreasonable?? Room was adequate single king bed (Nothing like the website photos) but dingy and the window was duct taped together. We checked about a late check out due to airlines canceling our flight. They stated we had to wait till the last day at checkout to inquire about a late check but, when we did they stated all rooms were booked and could not allow this… If they were just up front 7 days earlier. Parking is mixed resort and public. While they do have spots reserved for you we constantly had to get the security guard to point us to a preferred spot. Due to COVID and water conservation they only cleaned the rooms and exchanged new towels every 3 days. They NEVER came to our room once. Only on the 4th day did we ask for a housekeeping visit. They did clean the room. Only other time we saw house keeping was on day 8 of checkout.. When she knocked on our door at 9am……. We felt like the stay was just adequate, could have been much better.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Justin wrote a review Aug 2021
Westborough, Massachusetts15 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is conveniently located right on the beach and has a nice sitting area out back. I love the fake grass, it was nice when it got windy and the sand was blowing around. Rey easy to move onto the grass but still be on the beach. The hotel provided chairs and towels, had a restaurant on site, and is a convenient location to access some of Maui’s best sites and activities. It’s a lot closer to the road to Hana or Haleakala than the west coast towns like Lahaina, a bit less touristy, and has equally beautiful beaches. I got the king bed room with no balcony, which was tiny. You get what you pay for, it was much cheaper than those kitchenette and balcony rooms, but definitely too small. I also didn’t like the way the rooms were situated, you open a door and there are then 2 doors inside for your u it and a neighbor unit. Our neighbors were loud, rude, and kept slamming doors.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Christine R. wrote a review Aug 2021
12 contributions
Location is incredible and the views are stunning! Perfect for families but also romantic for couples. Centrally located with easy access to shops, road to Hana and water activities. Yummy sushi happy hour as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$230 - US$849 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mana Kai Maui
Which popular attractions are close to Mana Kai Maui?
Nearby attractions include Island Art Party (5.0 km), Maui Professional Photography (1.4 km), and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mana Kai Maui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mana Kai Maui?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Maui Fish Company, Honolulu Cookie Company, and 808 Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Mana Kai Maui have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mana Kai Maui accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.