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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We booked a unit online through Maui Kia 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. They were quick to respond to any questions we had. Our unit had a great view of the ocean and easy access to the beach and a beach front walk. It was in a great location for getting around the Island. The unit was clean and...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Laurie, Thanks for the compliments! Sophie and I know there can be many questions when organizing a Maui vacation and we are always happy to help with details. As you mentioned you can't beat the Maui Kai's location. Not only are we direct ocean front but also a great location for getting around the island. Let us know when...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 March 2017

From booking to arriving and staying, everything was pleasant and perfect. Location was easy to find with good directions provided by Art and Sophie. Loved my stay and the lanai. for coffee, Mai Tais, and wine. Perfect getaway even for a single lady. The whales were playing in the not so far distance and even breached a few times. It...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Pat, I'm glad Sophie and I were able to help you with booking and planning (we know how tricky organizing a Maui trip can be). As you mentioned you can't beat the location for whale watching and we are also close to shops, restaurants and even a grocery store. We also have great on site staff and all our...

Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Donna Bender who owns Unit 807 helped us book our stay in a junior suite at Maui Kai. Donna gave us her Local Girl’s Guide to Maui to take with us to Maui. We have our own list of places and things we like and the Guide helped remind us what we enjoy on Maui. This was our second visit...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure arranging your return to Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed the spectacular view of whales too numerous to count! I'm sure you also enjoyed the view of the islands of Lanai and Molokai and gorgeous sunsets after a busy day of sightseeing and beaching. Maui Kai's quiet charm and comfortable units await your return! Let...

West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was our second stay, both of which we booked through Donna Bender, owner of Unit 807. You can't beat the location of Maui Kai - oceanfront, yet within walking distance of restaurants, supermarkets, snorkel shops, beautiful beaches, etc. We stayed in 302, a beautifully furnished junior suite with everything we could possibly need. Donna was very helpful with choosing...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Helene! I'm always happy to arrange your stays at Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed your junior suite and being able to walk to restaurants and beaches as well as farmers markets, shops and the large supermarket across the street. Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy to help you again. Mahalo nui loa,...

Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Art and Sophie were very helpful booking and afterwards. The view was amazing. The condo was perfect for a couple, is located in a great place where shopping, restaurants and beaches are close by and is well kept

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Bill, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to help make your condo booking process easy from start to finish. As you say, there is nothing like the view from your room). In addition to being so close to the water we are also conveniently located close to shops, a grocery store and...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked this condo directly on VRBO. This condo has a lovely large lanai, room for a lounge chair as well as a table & chairs for 2. The wifi worked perfectly. And added USB plug was great for charging phones and tables. The view of whales was fantastic which is the main reason I came. With binoculars you can...

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

The Maui Kai has so many wonderful owners who try to provide as many amenities as they can for the guests. During the month of February you would have a difficult time finding a better location to watch the whales from. Being one of the closets properties to the ocean is absolutely one of our claims to fame. We recently...

Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It couldn't be better located, just on the ocean. We saw tens of whales passing by - some nearby - over the nine days we were there and took some amazing pictures. Our condo was a bit "tired" and in need if renovation, but it was pleasant. Turn left and down the stairs and you are in a wonderful beach....

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

February is the prime whale watching month and as you said we are in the perfect spot to enjoy them as they pass by and play in the Maui Sanctuary. We will look into the unit that you were visiting and see what improvements we can make. Come back and visit us again soon. Call our reservations office or go...

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We booked Maui Kai through Art and Sophie Nickel, owners of unit 806. Everything went smoothly and we were well looked after. The unit we received was on the top floor , very clean and had everything we needed. It was also equipped with beach chairs and coolers so we were able to pack for the beach. It was very...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your booking into one of our Maui Kai partner condos. As you say, there is nothing like lying in bed and enjoying the views and all the ocean has to offer (like seeing whales and turtles from your room). Let Sophie or I know...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We booked Maui Kai through Unit 807 owner Donna Bender. A couple of months before Christmas, we decided to go to Maui around the holidays . All of the hotels that we could afford were booked. The others were way too expensive for our budget. When I looked on the VRBO website, I was immediately attracted to this property, mainly...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Julee! I'm so glad you had a great time at Maui Kai. It was my pleasure arranging your stay. Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff who have true aloha and are there to make your stay pleasurable and comfortable. And of course you can't beat the incredible view! Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Prime Whale Season the rates were a 4 rating, definitely lower than your higher end resorts like the Westin, but pretty high in comparison to more economy rates or areas slightly outside of Ka'anapali or Lahaina. All units are full Ocean front. Booked through agents of the Maui Kai Art and Sophie and they were incredibly responsive and communicative even...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $298 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Location is great. Some really good restaurants within a five a five minute walk.”
ChapmanReid, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room the better. Corner rooms looked great but the view wasn't much different than the others.”
JeffR897, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suites are individually owned so quality will vary, higher floors offer best view for whale watching”
CanuckAlberta, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“mid-level floor”
thomascL8039FT, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My condo was on the 7th floor and all have ocean view. It doesn't really matter what floor. View is perfect.”
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PatUNC, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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