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Morgan Hill, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed here a number of times both as a couple and with family. We always come back because it is peaceful (right on the ocean), well appointed, and has easy access to beach walks and snorkeling. A welcome break from the stresses of living and working in Silicon Valley.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great location, you are waterfront. Watched Whales everyday from our room and lanai. Whales breaching, cows and calfs, it was amazing. Condo very comfortable, nicely decorated, all amenities. We loved staying there. Many of the guests we spoke to come back each year. Would like to return someday.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed the beautiful view and the fantastic location. Whale watching season is one of our favorite times of the year. We do our best to monitor our MKRP units so they are nice and comfy. We have so many wonderful guests who come back year after year to...

Okanagan Falls, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week in this wonderful resort. 180 degree views of the ocean from our corner unit. Lost count of how many whales we counted. Art and Sophie were amazing and so great to deal with. Lots of suggestions on what to do, and where to eat. If you dont book here, you are missing out. Art, Sophie, you guys...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Jim, Thanks for the compliments! Sophie and I know there can be many questions when organizing a Maui vacation and we are always happy to personally help with details. The views are amazing and great to hear you lost count of the whales. Let Sophie or I know when you are ready for return visit to Maui and we'll...

Garden City, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our condo through Donna Bender, owner of #807, which is where we stayed for 1 week. Communicating with her and her husband was a breeze. They were helpful on our first night when we were too tired to figure out the TV. It was simple and we felt silly once we figured it out. The condo was well-equipped...

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in my junior suite Unit 807 and that my husband and I were helpful before and during your stay. I'm happy you got to see so many whales from the lanai - I hope you found the binoculars in the desk! Thanks for appreciating my unit as being clean, comfortable and well-equipped....

Newberg, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this unit through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickels. I was a little hesitant on using VRBO but couldn’t have been more pleased. After a long day of travel we got to the condo about 8 PM. The gentlemen who greeted us and checked us in was extremely friendly and helpful. The condo was exactly as...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Jeff, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! As you said you can't beat the unbelievable views and great to hear you experienced a lot of amazing whale activity directly in front of the Maui Kai. We have great on site staff and amenities like daily housekeeping are included with all our reservations. We book up to a year in...

Alberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed in studio suite #107 at Maui Kai for two weeks and we loved the place. Literally the closest resort to the water on the whole west coast with all suites facing the water and the pool behind the building. It is an older building but very well kept with a pool, hot tub, and barbecue area as well....

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Travis, Thanks for the detailed review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to get you into 107 which is one of our rental program partner units (and owned by a good friend of ours). As you mentioned not only is the Maui Kai direct oceanfront but also well located close to restaurants, shops, a...

Cortland, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently we discovered what we consider to be the best place for an extended stay on the island of Maui. The Maui Kai is truly a hidden gem. The Maui Kai is not a hotel but rather a condominium building sitting directly on the ocean where every room is ocean front with a fantastic panoramic view of the ocean. You...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Diane, Thanks for the personal compliments. I'm glad Sophie and I could help with arrangements for your dream trip. As you mentioned the Maui Kai is a true oceanfront gem with perfect ocean views that can make for some amazing sea turtle and whale watching. And we are well located for those times when you also want to leave...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in apt 105 this January, which we reserved last minute by phone through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel - the process was very smooth. Everyone we interacted with was so nice and friendly. The apartment had everything we could possibly ask for - towels, beach chairs, fully equipped kitchen ... (and if weird decor with...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Stana, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your last minute booking into one of our many great Maui Kai partner condos. And 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 reserve condos up...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our 4 day stay through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. Everything was as advertised and the service on-site was excellent. The property is an older one, but maintained well, and in a super location. The balconies all directly look out to the ocean. We saw whales pretty much anytime we spent 5 minutes watching the...

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Thomas, I'm glad you enjoyed all the whale watching from your lanai and our excellent on site service. The Maui Kai is not only direct oceanfront but also well located with many restaurants, groceries and shops within walking distance. Our new Maui Kai gate is also great for access to the boardwalk and exploring Kaanapali Beach. Let Sophie or...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $285 - $460 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffR897, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suites are individually owned so quality will vary, higher floors offer best view for whale watching”
 of 5 bubbles CanuckAlberta, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“mid-level floor”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
  • My daily view
 of 5 bubbles PatUNC, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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