Hale Hui Kai, Maui

Hale Hui Kai is small beachfront condo complex on one of Maui's nicest beaches - Keawakapu beach. The layout of the complex is unusual in that units surround an interior atrium/walkway with bedrooms (except oceanfront units) facing inward toward the hallway. But the complex is small (only 40 units spanning 3-4 floors) and foot traffic from the hallway isn't an issue.

Unit numbers ending in 2,4,6,8 and 10 face south while unit numbers ending in 1,3,5,7 and 9 face north. Unit numbers ending in 11,12 and 13 face the ocean. All else being equal, south facing and oceanfront units are more desirable because they have better views, get more natural light, and are prone to less wind. Oceanfront units average about 1250 sq.ft. while the rest average about 850.

Hale Hui Kai Address: 2994 South Kihei Rd, Kihei, 96753

Hale Hui Kai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Hale Hui Kai is $563. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 468 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests generally have positive experiences at the Hale Hui Kai condo resort on Maui, praising its outstanding beachfront location, beautiful sunset views, and proximity to local attractions. Many appreciate the well-equipped units, responsive hosts, and additional amenities like air conditioning, beach gear, and well-stocked kitchens. However, some guests note issues such as expensive rates, noise between units, maintenance problems, and outdated decor in certain condos. Despite these drawbacks, the majority of guests enjoy their stays, highlighting the resort's laid-back atmosphere, friendly community, and ideal setting for beach lovers. The resort's management and cleanliness receive mixed reviews, with some guests experiencing excellent service and others encountering challenges. Overall, Hale Hui Kai offers a memorable beachfront experience on Maui, with many guests eager to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 468 guest reviews.

Recent Hale Hui Kai Reviews


Great property with all the amenities that one would imagine at a vacation beach home. Complex is right on the south Kihei beach shoreline, easily accessible- plus there are beach toys and gear in the condo for our use! Would stay here again for sure.
Stephen T.
April 2024

I’m very familiar with that part of Maui, so I knew in advance how great the location is. Fantastic view from lanai including sunsets. Keawakapu is consistently rated one of best beaches in world, and never disappoints. Swim with turtles, snorkel, boogie board, rent a SUP from next door is all steps away from Hale Hui Kai. I was there with 3 teenagers and was great they could walk to get ice cream, nails done, shops in Kihei and Wailea. The unit itself was clean and well appointed. I prefer open windows to AC and was fine with setup of AC in bedrooms only. Don’t think we used it. It was nice to sit on lawn furniture in shade or sun when beach too windy. Lots of whales in March, we could watch from lanai or lawn. So that’s all the great stuff and worth every $ to me, but just a heads up to not expect luxury accommodations, if that’s your thing. No laundry in unit, and could have used an extra set of sheets and beach towels. No common bathroom by pool, which was tiny and always full of little ones. Complex definitely older, but clean and well maintained/bug free. Overall a great stay and I highly recommend!
Andrea J.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: GoodWe would have liked to have had more dishes and cutlery, needed to use dishwasher too oftenFlashing light in master bedroom was annoying when that light was necessary to use.

March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This unit was so well appointed and the access out to Keawakapu Beach was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and can not wait to visit again.
Kimberly G.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Nice location and great support for maintenance issues. It would have been nice if extra blankets were available
Karen W.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Best place to stay for beach access and quiet time
James T.
March 2024

Rating Details: The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We’ll appointed condo. Great view. Loved it !
Nancy G.
March 2024

We stayed at Hale Hui Kai complex for the second time in March 2024 for spring break. We love this property and the close proximity to the Keawakapu Beach just steps down from the condo. We were a little worried about the beach erosion from the storms earlier this year, but the beach was as beautiful as ever. The condo was equipped with all the inside items (cooking/towels/soap, etc) needed for our stay. The condo has an ocean view off the lanai and we saw tons of whales during this trip, and an abundance of turtles while swimming and snorkeling at the rocks below the condo. This condo has a nice shower in the master as well as a tub for kids in the second bathroom. A/C was in both bedrooms and the main living area along with dehumidifiers, which made a huge difference for comfortable sleeping. No boogie boards, water toys, or sand toys for kids that we usually find left by other guests, but there were plenty of beach chairs, a cooler, and an umbrella for the beach. Overall this stay was great and we love this property, especially having young kids (ages 4 & 6) and not needing to pack up all of our stuff in the car every day to go to the beach.
Matthew C.
March 2024

The host of this VRBO has made sure that this unit has everything you need while you are here. It is as if they are expecting their family and friends at any moment. The unit was very clean and comfortable with everything in excellent condition. The pool area is just steps from the beach! There is just a little bit of extra noise because this unit is near the parking lot and recycling bin. The Double Tree Hotel entrance is seen from the kitchen windows. The porch is very private and the plants completely screen the view - as shown in the picture. Everything you need for the beach is here. The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils to cook a nice meal. There are plenty of towels, pillows, and extra blankets. The air conditioning is excellent. It is controlled separately in each bedroom and living area.
Terry A.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We spent a very pleasant 5 days in this condo. The unit is lovely inside and out. It has a wrap-around balcony and a full view of the ocean and beach, just as it is shown in the property description. Having direct access to the beach, just a few steps away, meant enjoyable, peaceful walks along the shore early in the morning and great views of the sunset in the evening. We definitely will return!
Harvey P.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Relaxing, no stress, enjoyable; how about just Great!
john h.
March 2024

Great location—quiet and secure building.
Nancy F.
March 2024

We loved this unit. The balcony is on the shady side of the building until about 4pm then you have the most perfect sunny perch to watch the sunset. There are NO BBQS on this property so you must cook inside. Other than that, it’s an excellent property.
Nicola D.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Aloha! HHK is a absolute dream. We've stayed at HHK 5 times now and it never disappoints. Unit 110 is our favorite unit as we can see and hear the ocean from our lanai (you can hear the waves at night too which is wonderful!). The unit is a bit retro but we actually enjoy that aspect of it...makes it very comfy cozy. Its very clean and the king bed is very comfortable. Its only a few short steps to the best beach ever. Management is very helpful and the property is absolutely delightful. Can't wait to come back. Mahalo Hale Hui Kai!
Allison C.
March 2024

We loved the location just away from both Kihei and Waimea both close to anything you need and good food options. We liked how easy it was to get to anything we wanted to do on Maui. Hale Hui Kai is a beautiful little old school, vintage Hawaiian fell kinda place. We loved it. Right on the beach for perfect sunsets. The condo had everything we needed in a great layout. Beds were comfy and bathrooms perfect. Thank you for the great memories! ALOHA!!
Michael W.
February 2024

Cute condo right on the best beach in Maui. Super easy check in and out process. Would stay here again for sure. Mahalo!
Sandie L.
February 2024

The Hawaiian style hotel with a garden, pond and trees growing throughout it was such a treat for the eyes! The open air community lanai is a lovely place to enjoy the afternoon and/or sunset. We really enjoyed that there weren’t a zillion kids running around in the complex, and was well suited to our party of four who were all quiet adults looking to relax. Our unit was very clean and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and this unit is away from the water, so offers stillness at night which was very nice. The private patio was perfect for coffee or lunch, and is surrounded by lush vegetation. This unit has a spacious interior, and is nicely designed. Each bedroom and the main room have their own AC which was great for people who like to sleep at different temperatures. All appliances are quite new and functioned very well. This unit is right next to the property managers office, so once someone was in there in the AM (or the laundry room), there is nothing to spare you from the sound of their conversations, or the sounds of the laundry room. There are quiet hours between 10pm and 8am, but the daily noises of those things usually started around 7:15, so that tended to dictate when we got up. Luckily for us, we usually went to be early, and were ready for a morning walk on the beach by the time. We would stay in this unit or complex again in a heartbeat!
Leah H.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful time here. The unit was clean, tidy and easy to move right in. The kitchen had what we needed to cook simple meals and the bed rooms were perfect. The proximity to a gorgeous beach is what really sets this building apart. Decent snorkeling right off the point.We love the location of this building, lots of great food option in town and a super short drive to wailea with lots of great things to see there.We will absolutely be back!
sherry D.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have been staying at Hale Hui Kai for going on 15 years now. Unit #302 is probably our favorite...and we have been in 4-5 other units over the years. In comparison to other units, the amenities we enjoy in #302 are AC, granite counters/island, new living room furniture, king beds, and full tiled/glass standing showers. It may not have a smart TV, however, while in HA, we’re on the beach or out on an activity exploring. The ocean view is not the greatest from this unit, however, we just go down to the lanai or beach. Oh, and watching the sunset every evening from the lanai or lawn is one of our high points at Hale Hui Kai! You can’t go wrong with this unit. Bryce, as always, was a complete pleasure to work with. I had a tricky schedule this year and the rest of the Bello Realty team I worked with, Jessica & Jason, were also very understanding and accommodating...I appreciated that.
Bryan C.
February 2024

Beautiful property to relax and watch whales and the sunset from the amazing balcony. Very responsive hosts.
Steven B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our 3rd year coming here.This is my happy placeHopefully get to come back for many more years to come
shannon H.
February 2024

We had a wonderful stay at Hale Hui Kai. The check-in process was organized and easy. The communication was prompt and helpful. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed for a week stay. We would definitely stay again if possible. Mahalos!!

February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very easy arrival and self check-in.
Timothy B.
February 2024

Kirstin is a fabulous property manager. Communication was detailed and prompt. The condo was very clean and well stocked. The views here can't be beat. The complex is right on Keawakapu Beach - the beat beach in the Kihei/Wailea area in my opinion. This is a smaller more intimate complex with a very nice lounge area out by the pool where guests have sunset happy hour each evening. Just a fabulous stay!
Cindi D.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We've been renting at the Hale Hui Kai for over 15 years and always enjoy our stay. You can't be the location. This year was a bit different in that the sandy beach had been washed away in recent storms so the beach was inaccessible. Unit #109 is very nice with nice updates and well stocked. However, the air conditioning units were not working during our stay which left the unit stuffy and damp. Otherwise a great stay. We always go back.
John H.
February 2024

twin beds were old and very squeaky.2nd bathroom had 2 bath towels in it and no spares.
Bryce V.
February 2024

Wonderful as always. Our unit was well equipped and decor is very nice. Suggest new beach chairs, ac is very quirky, and a first aid kit would be great. Mahalo
Kim S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: For what you get, the price is too high. Overall the unit was clean but you get the feeling that it could use some upgrades and amenitiesThe vacuum was broken and the broom was pretty worn. From the site’s photos, you have the impression that the area in front of the condo is private, yet there is a steady flow of people camped right outside. It would have helped to have another entry to the beach in inclement weather like we had. This time there was a 4 ft. drop/jump to the beach. We’ve stayed several times at HHK & surrounding areas but were disappointed this time. If we were asked for a recommendation, we would have to say no and it’s difficult to say this because we’ve always liked HHK and the location before. That’s why we booked there this time.
Mike P.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Hale Hui Kai is my favorite place to stay on Maui! Great location, every condo I've stayed in has been well appointed and comfortable and the beach access can't be beat!
Paula T.
January 2024

Unit ready for a refresh.
Win W.
January 2024

Overall this is a nice property. The location is great. Access to the beach fantastic. (this time the waves took out the steps to the beach, but nothing the property could do about this). A couple of suggestions for the property itself: Refer filter needs changing. Coffee pot needs cleaning. Carpets need cleaning and stretching. The furniture is older and not really very comfortable including the living room and chairs for the kitchen. Other than that great!
Jeffrey P.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have vacationed at HHK for many years and now our family and friends have made it their special place. The unit was great!...clean with lots of extras to make you feel more at home! Jason was very helpful with a small issue we had! The main areas are looking a little weary; especially after heavy rains! Hoping the beach returns soon!
Randy M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our first time in 109 and found it to be very nice with its upgraded interior and a properly stocked kitchen with utensils. The location worked for us on the garden side. It has air conditioning but we did not use it . We did experience rain and humidity which might have contributed to a musty smell particularly in the second bedroom and at times slick footing in the living area. Beach chairs, umbrellas etc were all . The master bed is soft.
A guest from Port Coquitlam,
January 2024

If you are looking for beachfront views with great beach access, this is the condo for you. The two bedroom condo was just right for our group of two couples. We watched humpback whales at any time of day all week from our lanai/balcony. The kitchen had just the right amenities for a weeklong stay. Check-in and checkout were a breeze. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in the area. Mahalo!
Jacob P.
January 2024

Property is beach front so access to beach is fantastic. Condominium complex has two elevators so that is very convenient. Parking is tight but doable. Washer and Dryers are coin operated (quarters). They are located on first and third floor. Beach chairs and cooler were available to use.
Carlene R.
January 2024

The property is old and it needs to be updated. the bathroom are the original and the screens have never been cleaned so opening the windows did not help that The hole place smells of mildew. On a positive note the local is outstanding! Beach is great!
Joseph W.
January 2024

We had an excellent experience with our stay at this property. The communication with the property management was amazing and they were very accommodating. The maintenance of the condo and the surrounding area was very good, including the common areas and pool. The barbecue pits were cleaned every morning and were in very good condition. The property is just across the street from the beach and has an amazing view from the lanai. It is within walking distance from many restaurants and shopping areas. Since the weather was very pleasant, the ceiling fans in each room (including each bathroom!) were sufficient and we did not need the air conditioners; however, they are available in both bedrooms. The kitchen was very well equipped with dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, and pots and pans, and the blender was a bonus! There were two couples staying in the unit, and we each had our private space in the bedrooms and bathrooms. The towels and linens were in excellent condition, with extras of each. There were so many nice surprises included in the condo which we did not expect, such as luggage racks, a tower fan, a pull-down shade on the lanai to help with the late afternoon sun, and a large table and chairs on the lanai to enjoy meals outdoors. Beach chairs, several beach umbrellas and a small cooler were available to make the trips to the beach even better. We could not have asked for more from our stay here. We definitely recommend both the condo & the management company!
Marilyn
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have rented 5-6 different units over the past 13 years annually. This unit wins for location with direct access to lawn and beach. Best fluffy pillows(no pancake pillows) and it’s was the best stocked and organized kitchen. We are cooks and ate in more than half our meals and they had everything we needed. Lots of beach toys, umbrella, chairs. Note: Knives need to be sharpened or replaced. There were no cleaning supplies other than dish soap, suggest proving so we can better clean up after ourselves.
Bridget B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect for a family holiday, location is outstanding
Irene K.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great for a family vacation, amazing location
Irene K.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: minimum amenity at the condo complex. The mattress in the main bedroom and the pull-out sofa in the living room do not offer good or much support. We had such back aches after a week that we were kind of looking forward to the end of the trip---which is so sad for a trip to the heavenly Maui
Zhengui X.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay here was wonderful. Everything went smoothly and Martha was very attentive, always making sure we have what we needed. The unit accommodated two adults and two young children very comfortably. The best part was feeling able to walk from your room to the beach in about 60 seconds...a MUST with toddlers!
Amy M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: All good. Great location, fantastic beach, great for snorkeling. Furniture somewhat run down but not a big deal. Great kitchen.
Shravanthi R.
January 2024

We had a great stay. The condo was steps from the beach and was well stocked with everything we could need. It is a large condo and we had plenty of space. We also had plenty of beach chairs. We loved being steps from the beach we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.
Joseph C.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great time as always! Best location on Maui. Easy, quick trip down to the beach. Condo and grounds were in excellent shape. Management helped out with a mail problem and got us a new beach chair when one of ours broke. Couldn’t be happier!Thanks. All 5s on the below questions.

January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We love Hale Hui Kai. The location is great and management is wonderful. We have stayed in this unit before and it is very comfortable.
Meg d.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The apparent we rented was simply perfect. The apartment was very nice and clean It was stocked with everything we needed (beach chairs, beach towels, a cooler was a nice added bonus for a day at the beach along with many beach items for fun. The balcony has amazing views, great location close to many restaurants and shops and fun activities. Wonderful to be able to walk downstairs and be at the beach. The host was very easy to communicate with. Everything went smooth and we had a blast. Will definitely stay there again if we go back to Maui and will definitely recommend to everyone I know.
Ela H.
January 2024

Everything was fine.
Sean A.
January 2024

Can’t beat the views and proximity to the beach with this stay. Comfortable accommodations with a well stocked kitchen. Our only initial challenge was from the description for bedroom 2 (two twins “or” a king bed - not “and” as listed), but it worked out fine for us since the couch was a sleeper sofa. We’d stay here again! Kim is a responsive and accommodating host.
Sharon
December 2023

Nice layout and great location
Pam M.
December 2023


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