Hana Kai Maui

Address: 4865 Uakea Rd, Hana, Maui, Hawaii, 96713, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 4865 Uakea Rd, Hana, is near Wai'anapanapa State Park, Kaihalulu Beach, Hana Bay, and Hamoa Beach.
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          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Kitchenette
          • Free parking


          • Suites

          TravelPod Member ReviewsHana Kai Maui

          Reviewed by psandefur

          A most relaxing place

          Reviewed Feb 24, 2011
          by (17 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          The view is spectacular and the management people are nice and helpful. We stayed 4 nights and only the first night we had some inconsiderate people above us.

          This is the place to stay if you want a relaxing place and the rooms are nice even without AC. It is nice not having a TV blaring also.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Historical Traveler Reviews Hana Kai Maui

          Great value for money


          We stayed at the Hana Kai for two nights on a trip to Hana, and really liked it. It has a great location, overlooking the ocean with a breathtaking view from the lanai. The suite we had was spacious, clean, and equipped with a full kitchen.

          The staff was very friendly, and it was quiet at night (no TV), so that you could have a really relaxing experience.

          I'd recommend this place, and would definitely go back, if I came to Hana again.

          Nov 2004 A Wonderful Paradise!


          After 20 years wed, my hubby & I got remarried in Hana. I spent much time looking at places to stay in Maui. Some place quiet, peaceful, beautiful, with all the comforts of home and close to beaches/nature. Hana-Kai fit the bill. Hana Kai has two buildings, one up on top of a hill, and one down closer to the beach. The beach in front of Hana Kai is round baseball to soccerball sized black rocks. It is not safe to swim, but a romantic place to sit and watch the morning sunrise over coffee. If you walk down the shoreline, which it is safe and easy to do so, the waves have pounded the rocks to "black sand", and every afternoon local school kids come "out to play in the surf" at this local beach.

          Town is a minute drive to the post office, bank, gift shops (2) and eatery. Plan on being impromptu on your eating, as everyone is on Maui Time! There is also 2 small grocery stores, and a gas station in town. I think we paid 2.85/gal for gas when we stayed. I'm sure gas prices have increased since our stay. We rented a jeep and drove the back roads all over the island, which was a wonderful relaxing way to spend time. We visited several beaches, Ko-Ki Beach being our favorite and closer than Hamoa beach. Hamoa beach had wonderful views, although we found it hard to climb down to get at it.

          The staff was courteous, more than helpful, and professional. We stayed in Unit 5, top floor, in the building closest to the beach. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of waves lapping on shore, and the curtains gently blowing in the tradewinds. We never heard any other sounds...not once in nine nights!

          We had two full baths, a full kitchen and two giant sitting areas, which could easily sleep four more people. The place is so close to salt water, that no matter HOW much you paint it, it WILL PEEL! Of course there will be bugs of some sort... PLEASE don't think you won't see anything, as you are in a tropical location! But follow a good rules of thumb, clean up your mess after morning coffee, and place all foods in the fridge when you're done, close the screen doors at night if you have the patio light on, and then you won't have any problems! We didn't have ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL! We slept with the sliding french doors open all night and never had one mosquito bite..The gentle winds keep them away!

          We did have one dinner at the Hotel Hana Maui. The meal was the most exotic I have ever had, and truely a work of art. There was live music during dinner, and the wear for the night was formal. After that lovely meal, it was nice to come back home to HANA KAI and kick off our shoes. I really don't think we would have enjoyed a stay at that "other place" as it was just too formal for our taste.

          If you are looking for "down-time" than this is THE PLACE. If you are looking to GO GO GO, then head to the other side of the island. But isn't a vacation to RELAX and UNWIND? What are you waiting for?

          Best Deal in Hana


          Request The Studio unit-Suite 102 (A great deal for the price) - which has been beautifully updated and is the best unit available that also offers a great view of the ocean - I understand that they will be updating the other 1 bedroom units as well, which are still pretty nice - This is a great propertly - and Hana is a great place to visit - it's pretty remote and the Natives are really friendly.

          Decent spot for a break after the Hana Highway


          Hana Kai accepts one night bookings, and looked attractive enough on the website. So we stayed overnight after the afternoon drive down the Hana Highway. We were in the second row of apartments that had a restricted view of the ocean, but it was pleasant enough sitting on the large lanai. Generally well-appointed with a fully equipped kitchen: and spacious enough accommodation in a peaceful spot right on Hana Bay. A little expensive in relation to other sites on the island with more facilities, but not too many alternatives in Hana. Note: no phone or TV.

          Not so great


          Looks great on their web site.

          Had a studio on the 2nd floor. We could hear every footstep from the rooms above. Very distracting and hard to sleep when the above residents are pacing.

          Rooms need some serious TLC. Patio door was rusted through and tracks worn out. Bed spread was dirty. Varmits ate the food that was not in the frig. Front desk person was indifferent at best. Bathroom and kitchen were clean as was the bedroom. Just needs some paint up fix up.



          This place was exactly as described. Beautiful views, grounds and accomodations. We loved it here, we'd definitely come back to stay again next time.

          Relaxing get away in Hana


          We loved our stay here...enjoyed being by the beach and being able to relax...no T.V.'s just the sound of the waves

          Great view, but overpriced


          We spent three nights here in June, 2003. These condos could use some TLC- but the view from our second story unit was just super. The kitchen is large, and the interior space attractive. The upper floor units get hot- partially the result of the architecture and lack of ceiling fan in the living area. We found the front desk staff really unpleasant- the worst we have ever experienced in four trips to Hawaii in the past 10 years. There is no question that for the price you could do much better in Hana.

          Great view, but a little bit of peeling paint


          We spent 3 nights here in Aug 2003. This is a condo complex right on the shore of Hana Bay. The beach is cobble and a bit rough for swimming, but it is used by surfers. It is visually pleasing and the view from the units is quite nice. Their web site picture gives an accurate idea of the view.

          On the down side, the units are not in tip top shape. They are clean, but a little shabby. One burner of our stove did not work; the refridgerator was rusty; no dishwasher or garbage disposal; kitchen was minimally equiped -- not even a salt shaker.

          On balance, the view made the $190/day cost for a 1br unit a fair value. With a little better management, the complex could be a much experience.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Hana Kai Maui

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Hana

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          Hurricane Ana, Ain't nobody got time for that...

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