Hale Kai, Maui

Hale Kai is a classic Maui oceanfront resort surrounded by beaches and lush tropical foliage, located in the small community of Honokowai in West Maui. The resort offers an oceanfront pool, barbeque grills, an onsite laundry room, and complimentary off-street parking for one vehicle. Guests can enjoy easy access to sandy beaches, coral reefs, and tide pools, as well as whale watching during the season and regular sightings of green sea turtles. The resort is conveniently situated near a neighboring beach park, farmers market, grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping areas, with the world-famous Kaanapali Beach, Kapalua, and Napili Bay just a few minutes away. Please note that Hale Kai does not have elevators.

Hale Kai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Hale Kai is $288. 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 188 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.

The Hale Kai condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, cleanliness, and amenities. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to the ocean, beaches, and local attractions, including restaurants, stores, and markets. Many reviews praise the stunning ocean views, the opportunity to see sea turtles and whales, and the convenience of having a pool and beach access right at their doorstep. The resort is described as perfect for families, couples, and individuals seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay. While most guests have a fantastic experience, a few mention issues such as noise, cleanliness in some units, and the lack of air conditioning. However, these concerns are relatively minor compared to the overall satisfaction expressed by the majority of reviewers. The resort's management is noted for being responsive and helpful, contributing to the positive experiences of many guests. Overall, Hale Kai offers a memorable and delightful stay for visitors to Maui, with its beautiful location, well-maintained facilities, and welcoming atmosphere. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 188 guest reviews.

Recent Hale Kai Reviews


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: Love the Hale Kai & have stayed In 1 bedroom units several times in addition to numerous times in Unit 120 (which is the very best location just steps from the ocean & a small beach). There are two well-maintained BBQ's on the property as well. We were treated to watching whales breaching nearly every day of our stay! The unit was very clean and property managers (Valerie #1 and Valerie #2) are the best and quick to respond to any questions or needs. The fact the deadbolt on the front door does not work should be corrected promptly as that is a safety issue and reported to management the day of our arrival. We love the Hale Kai and we will be back!
A guest from Cardiff by the Sea, California
April 2024

I loved looking out the window at the bird activity at the park next door, had coffee on the patio every morning, watched the sunset at the park. Watch for the opening time of shops. The market closes early and is not open on Sundays. Enjoyed Slappycakes for breakfast, the Gazebo for lunch and Duke’s for dinner.
Christine I.
April 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great view of ocean on 2nd floor balcony, but Condo was old with outdated appliances and living essentials. Bathroom is old and dirty. Toilet needs replacing. Walk in shower needs replacing. Old electric kitchen stove needs replacing. Very dull kitchen knives. Only 2 raggedy kitchen towels and wash cloths. Balcony sun shade stuck with birds building a nest in it. Bedroom in back noisy with traffic. Perhaps the owners would be interested in this review to do some upgrades? Mahalo for sharing your Condo though!
greg m.
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: 6th year #217. feedback- departure day, asked for late check out. it was a busy day for cleaners, but there were other units unoccupied that she could have cleaned first. Other renters said same thing- long-time renters are working around the cleaners being inflexible rather than the cleaners doing unoccupied units first. Some of these people have been coming 30+ years. Seems like the cleaning people's schedule trumps renter's preferences. I understand sometimes not possible, but the chat is that the cleaning crew is getting more inflexible and doesnt understand customer service. As an aside our unit was cleaner than it has ever been, so kudos to quality cleaning. Any chance management could talk to Maria about the schedule issues. Happy to pay for late check out
Sherry M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Have occupied many units at the Hale Kai since 1976. This year's experience did not disappoint.
Lee U.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. 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: Whale and turtle watching from the deck was fabulous. Site offers something for everyone. Son-in-law and daughter are able to enjoy snorkeling and granddaughter enjoys exploring and running on the beach as well as swimming in the pool. Am concerned about the condition of the property. Mop boards and doors were very dirty as well as some walls.
Cynthia H.
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 had two separate rooms. Both rooms were lovely in their own way. The kitchens are stocked with everything you need.
A guest from Green Bay, WI
March 2024

The property was amazing and decorated with feel of Aloha. Perfect location within walking distance to everything you’d want. All the other guests/residence are all very friendly and fun.
Paul S.
March 2024

Very friendly environment.
Steve R.
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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful. Great location. Unit in need of basic upgrades however.

February 2024

Great location, friendly patrons and perfect Murphy beds. It's great hearing the waves crash at night, being next to the ocean. There weren't a lot of people there so that was nice. Pool was cooler than I was hoping, but the the ocean at the doorstep made up for it.
Mark J.
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 coming for 5 years now. We love it here
Lori and Charlie T.
February 2024

This was our first trip to Hawaii. The location was phenomenal. We enjoyed our trip and would stay again if we were to go back to Maui. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed. I had reahced out to owners a few times with several questions before our trip and every time my questions were answered very promptly. I highly recommend this condo for anyone wanting to stay on the west side of Maui.
Vineta G.
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: Unit 120 is in a good location on the property Easy access to the bbq and poolUnit has a nice bathroom and shower The kitchen is tiny and narrow with room for one person at a time and the refrigerator door blocks entry into the kitchen Dishes and cooking pans are minimal with out any plastic dishes/ glasses to take poolside.Furniture is pretty and by adding some bedroom pillows was comfortable Renters need to know that the pool is not heated so not kid friendly although most renters are older couples with out children
Jim & Mary T.
February 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: This is a great place to stay. Close to ocean and can watch the turtles from lanai.The bad is the dishes are not microwave safe, Also condo doesn't have a portable cooler
ROBERT J.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: No hot waterfor 13 days, condo need kitchen supplies replaced a lot of junk. condo outdated compared to 119,118,116. Have stayed Hale Kai 2-3 weeks at a time for 9 years, was not a good stay
Gary & Bonny S.
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: Loved the location , great view of the park and ocean.
Aaron P.
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 staying at Hale Kai. Beautiful location and lovely people. Everything you need.
wendy 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 very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Amazing location, very clean, right on the beach. Highly recommended and family friendly!!!
A guest from Houston, Texas
January 2024

We loved this property. Sandwiched between the ritzy tourist areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua, this little condo in Hononkwai was just what we were looking for. It is in an older, interesting neighborhood right on the water with an ocean park right next door. The unit is in a 1980’s era, two story condo building, but the unit is completely redone and had everything we needed. We watched whales from our patio and sea turtles swam right onto our beach. The pool is great. The hosts are responsive if you have issues. Easy parking. Close to the road so it is a little on the noisy side. We would definitely come back.
Ted K.
January 2024

Condo was dated and needed repairs . Half the electricity went out our last 2 days and couldn’t be repaired . Did not look as good as pictures portrayed it. Was nice location and on a small beach and nice pool area . Bed and bedding were very comfortable. Was definitely not worth the price we paid however. I would have expected more for the price. Probably would not stay there again .
Linda H.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Unit 104 is a great location, but it needs to have a major deep clean.
Chuck S.
January 2024

This property was great. The location was wonderful! It was very clean. We loved being right on the ocean and being adjacent to a beach. My only complaint would be it was noisy. It's an older complex so thing are not made like newer places. We could hear our neighbors and even the screaming kid in the other complex. So keep that in mind. We would stay here again.
Mindee 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 satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Hale Kai is a gem on the water. This particular unit is ground floor with ocean view off the patio and front door is right on the pathway to the pool and bbqs. The property is all well maintained. Customer service is great. This unit itself is very run down. Has most all amenities and great location in the complex. Needs some TLC. There is a new owner; a new chair & sofa bed were delivered recently so perhaps they are in the middle of fixing up. Sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Or 3 adults & 2 little ones.
Mel D.
January 2024

We loved our stay at the Hale Kai. The unit is as described and accurately represented in the photos. We loved the location and direct access to the pool and beach. It was also well stocked with beach gear and all the essentials. We had several turtle sightings and even had one come up on the beach. Thanks for a great trip!
Amy J.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Not good no hot water for a week now, electric on demand doesn’t work, waiting for new one coming Florida, boil water for dishes, 30 second shower as hot ends.. We are here for 2 more weeks not impressed. Condo needs updating we have stayed in much much nicer ones. We will need a good refund we didn’t sign up for this!
Gary & Bonny S.
January 2024

Perfect for a family of 4. Would stay again.
Sathish S.
January 2024

Absolutely love this unit. Great location in the complex. We had this one and our adult children & grandchildren were in another unit nearby and it worked out perfectly. Nice open layout. The only thing this unit is missing is an oven. Beautiful views. Right on the beach
Mel D.
January 2024

We loved our stay! We arrived to find everything exceptionally clean and we were so comfortable throughout our stay. We were just steps from the gorgeous beach, where you can see Molokai from the sand. We were able to walk to restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. We were also just down the street from the resorts so we were able to access those easily to eat or shop as needed. This was perfect for a couple and we would definitely return again!
Claire S.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Right on the Beach, just North of the Kanapali resort area! A very cute condo convenient to all the great things that Maui has to offer. A great experience, and an even better value.
John C.
December 2023

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 booked several condos each having spectacular view.t To stay so close to the water and beach. Mix for family vacation to remember.
William H.
December 2023

Our first trip to Maui, many to HI / other islands. We loved the island, the location of this condo and the entire experience. We will be back! The condo was clean, quiet and beds, kitchen, balcony - everything was comfortable. We cooked great meals, slept well and enjoyed the morning view. We loved everything about our stay and the location.
Stacey L.
December 2023

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: Valerie (the property manager) was kind and accommodating. She had many helpful ideas that made our stay extremely enjoyable.
John C.
December 2023

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 most wonderful time and will return next year for a month. Two weeks was not enough!
John P.
December 2023

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 were a party of five, my daughter and her children age 9 and 7 and my husband. Having the beach outside our door made it so easy for the kids to play outside all day.
Francie H.
November 2023

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 location, sparkling pool, convenient, very clean and all the bells and whistles for preparing meals.
Steven h.
November 2023

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 loved our stay at Hale Kai #103. The building itself is in a really great location of West Maui adjacent to Honokowai Beach Park and close to the best beaches like Ka'anapali, Napili, Honolua, etc. Unit #103 is situated right at the water's edge and next to the park so the kids can climb the tree, search for shells, play at the park, and with the reef so close to the sand, it provides a nice barrier for younger kids to play in the surf safely. The pool is nice and overlooks the water. Plus the condo itself had all the amenities one would need for their stay in Hawaii.
Serene C.
November 2023

Rating Details: The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than 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 received email correspondence on how to access unit with detailed instructions. Unit was fine. Wish there had been counter space in bathroom. Kitchen well equipped. Pool area very nice and some very nice longer term renters. Good laundry facilities.
Jennifer E.
November 2023

The view from this condo is beautiful. The condo is well stocked with dishes, utensils, pots and pans. They also have beach chairs and an umbrella to use which came in very handy. The pool area is very nice with comfortable lounge chairs. The location is across the street from coffee shop,small farmers market, snorkel rental shop. I would highly recommend this condo..
Tammy M.
November 2023

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 arrived the day of the firestorm. It was WINDY coconuts were falling on the road. We had no electricity or communication and worst no propane (we heard that they've been out of propane for 2 wks) residents were preparing their food going down to the BBQ to find out there was no way to cook their food- We had to toss eggs & shrimp etc. Thankfully Latino mkt opened Wednesday and we got 2 cans of bean, tortilla, cheese to make a burrito which was our only meal on Wed & Thurs - We weren't able to do any of the tourist things & understandably not at no fault of Hale Kai. Don the Mgr? at the condos was as helpful as he could be. The radio kept saying for road conditions go to but that was impossible with NO internet. Don would pass on what he heard. We got a flight out on Friday morning. So please take this into consideration when you read my answers to the question. We weren't able to go anywhere. Luckily the people where nice & the place/view was comforting. I'm sure any other time I'd give it a 5 star....maybe 4 because the propane would have help numerous guest.
Anna L.
August 2023

This condo was perfect for us, it was clean, remodeled and the Murphy beds were great to sleep on. Location is steps to the ocean. I would definitely stay here again! Excellent value!
Michael K.
August 2023

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: Stayed with family. Perfect for families. Within walk-in distance to so many things.
Joana A.
August 2023

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: The apartament has everything that you could ask for!!Perfect place to visit Maui and also to have some relax thanks to the swimming pool and the beach!Perfectly clean, this condo is highly recommended!! Book it!! :)
Ilaria F.
August 2023

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 Kai. My parents have stayed here for years, and now we are bringing our kids. Right on the beach, a pool that is never busy, a store within walking distance, the best view. You cannot go wrong staying here. Highly recommend.
Adam N.
July 2023

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: Beautiful place to live. Beaches in your front yard and backyard, from where You can actually find sea turtles, sea urchins and crabs.It is also in walking distance to many restaurants and stores.
A guest from Palo Alto, California
July 2023

Rating Details: The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than 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 loved the view, the balcony, and the space. Stayed here for 5 nights.
Pier C.
July 2023

Most amazing sunset everyday! 20 steps to the beach and 10 steps to the pool! Very well maintained. Did I mention the daily sunset! Just totally AMAZING! Didn’t want to leave! A must book!
James
July 2023

This place offers many opportunities to watch sea turtles from the pool! Overall great stay and amenities.
McKenzi W.
July 2023

Hale Kai is a wonderful location. When🤘the wind was blowing the pool was awesome and when it was calm the beach was right out my door. Everything I needed was close enough to walk to. If there wasnt a toddler upstairs wailing and running around the entire time, it would have perfect. I love kids but next time I book, it will not be on the bottom floor. Live and learn!! Aloha nui and a hui hou 🌺
noelle b.
July 2023

I cannot say enough good things about this condo. It's location is the BEST in Maui. I could be bias as we haven't stayed anywhere else but I don't think we ever will. We checked out the high priced resorts and we knew we got the better deal. While there are no private beaches in Maui, our back yard felt exclusively yards. Often we were the only ones out there, or shared with a fun of the other condo families. It was perfect. The overlooking pool chairs were amazing for viewing turtles and I'd imagine whales if you travel during the right time. The pool was great to chill in when the beach seemed too much to do (haha). Easy parking. Easy walk to our favorite Maui farmers market! Avocado sandwich! And so much more. The condo was pristine and clean. Very well organized for visitors to feel at home. Often the clutter while traveling overwhelms me but these owners thought of everything! There were so many empty baskets, decorative bowls and plates throughout to help stay cleaned and organized. The kitchen was well stocked. Cards to play, chairs to sit, boogie boards. Everything was thought out. I may be the only one to appreciate the organization of this condo but I APPRECIATE IT! I almost didn't want to review this so I can keep it to myself. But, I guess I'll share! MAHALO and AHOLA till next time! AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME!
Christina W.
July 2023


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