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“Would definitely stay at these condos again!”
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Luana Kai Resort
Ranked #18 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Visited Maui for a family reunion last month (July 2012). Was very happy with the accommodations of the Luana Kai condos! It's so nice to have all the amenities of home while you’re on vacation. With our whole group I believe we rent out a total of 10 condos, so we got to experience many different set ups. All of them were very nice and clean. Some finishes were nicer than others, but a working faucet is a working faucet in my book :) We were able to make a run to Costco our second day there so we were stocked up on food and the extra items (toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. They do provide a single roll of TP for each bathroom, but after that, you're on your own).

There are (4) separate buildings with three floors each. We paid extra to have a top floor ocean view condo referenced as a deluxe ocean view (D-303), but we really didn't need it. Some of our friends had what I believe was referred to as a "garden view" that has a partial view of the ocean and it was perfect! You faced the center of the development where the pool, hot tub and BBQ area was and the ocean was just beyond that. I would recommend staying in one of those, unless you don't want the extra noise this area could bring. From what I understand, it wasn't too bad in that regard though. Our friend's condo # was C-202 and B-307 and they were both really nice rooms! C-202 had an extra large balcony that was nice. B-307 had the nicest finishes and fixtures out of our whole group.

The pool and hot tub in the middle of the complex were wonderful! The morning crew would come every morning to clean it all up prior to opening at 8am (hours are 8am-10pm). They also have several BBQ's in the pool area so you can BBQ. There is also an entire kitchenette set up (stove/oven, microwave, fridge) as well as a pop machine. Our group ended up conducting most of our dinners here. Was a really nice perk to let the kids swim while we cooked and visited. You can have alcohol there, just can't bring glass into the pool area.

The staff was always very warm and welcoming and helpful! There is a couple that runs the front desk and they were so accommodating and friendly!

I had read a few reviews prior to traveling over that mentioned the uncleanliness of this development and even an issues with bug infestation. I did not experience either! Everything was on the "up and up" on our visit.

The only thing I would mention is if you're a warm sleeper, make sure you get a condo with air conditioning. You have to pay extra for it, but being housed on the top floor that faced the sunset, it was fairly warm at night!

When we go back, we'll most likely stay here again! I would highly recommend it!

P.S. - There were many nationalities of people staying at this resort, so it was also very cool to meet people from around the world! Some of the younger people from our group even became friends with some of the other people and plan on staying connected through multimedia venues.

Room Tip: If you have a room that faces to the west, I would recommend getting a unit with A/C.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

We spent a week in Unit D304 and it was exactly as advertised. This unit has been tastefully renovated in the past couple of years. It is very comfortable for two couples. The view of the ocean is undisturbed. The price was reasonable. No complaints. Quiet facility. Very relaxing. Clean common areas. Well maintained.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We live in Alberta, Canada. When I booked on the phone Leslie was so nice and helpful, made me feel really comfortable about my decision to stay at Luana Kai. We got there late at night and everything was as they said it would be. Great place. We rented a jeep so we could explore the island on our own, and Mario pretty much made all of the arrangements for us, great!

The room was great and any questions we had where easily answered. They were also very helpful about recommending places to see.

At one point we had construction outside our room and when we asked them about it they were very helpful and we left feeling more than taken care of.

Amazing if you want a place to stay while you explore the island or if you want to just lounge, great pool for that.

Room Tip: We loved the oceanview rooms, Building A or D.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Leslie and Mario in the office, areso helpful and caring to both us and our various visitors. They were always ready to make a good experience even better! Whale watching from Luana Kai is wonderfully easy. Beach walking is pleasant and easy.

Room Tip: Oceanfront conos are ideal! Higher floors afford a better view of whales and wind surfers.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

We were three couples staying in a 3 bedroom condo (C311) and had absolutely no complaints. The rooms were well appointed and kitchen was stocked with all cooking essentials. We loved that we were able to walk to the beach. There were several take out eateries within a couple of miles and several supermarkets within a mile. Definitely recommend this place especially if you are travelling as a family.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Luana Kai Resort

Address: 940 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9198
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Kihei
Price Range: $189 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Luana Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable rates combined with a great location, in-condo conveniences, and on site amenities make Luana Kai your home away from home.Welcome to Luana Kai, your source for leisure by the sea. We have so much more than hotels can offer for so much less.Enjoy FREE Broadband High Speed Wired and Wireless Internet Access at our great individually owned condo resort in sunny Kihei Maui.We rent out 66 units out of 113 total. 1,2 and 3 bedroom condo's with and without AC. All rentals have their own kitchens and in-room laundry. Cable TV, Telephone, Internet. Most units have DVD players and large flat screen TV's.Every unit is owner decorated. Refresh, exercise, relax, and tan at our Outdoor pool and recreation with whirlpool, spas, barbecues and more.Keep fit on pro tennis courts, shuffleboard and putting green. Free equipment.Enjoy the Oceanfront beach for windsurfing, whale watching, picnics and sunsets.Stroll the enormous grassy lawn for sunbathing, reading, kite flying, picnics or games.It's always a Great Day at Luana Kai! ... more   less 
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