Luana Kai, Maui

Luana Kai is a serene, oceanfront resort located in sunny Kihei, Hawaii. The resort is surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and offers direct access to a peaceful, 1.5-mile long beach, perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and windsurfing. The resort is also conveniently located near various shopping areas and restaurants, and is just a short drive away from the airport.

The resort offers a range of amenities including a heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi, tennis and pickleball courts, shuffleboard, and a putting green. Guests can also enjoy the resort's full outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ grills, perfect for grilling up a meal while enjoying the beautiful Maui sunsets. The resort is non-smoking and offers free self-parking. The friendly staff at the front desk offer free concierge service, assisting with reservations for tours, restaurants, golf tee times, and more. Please note that the resort does not have elevators and some construction work may be expected in the coming years.

Luana Kai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Luana Kai is $311. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $372. 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 600 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 reviews for the Luana Kai condo resort on Maui paint a picture of a generally well-regarded complex with a few minor issues. Guests appreciate the resort's perfect location, which offers easy access to the beach, restaurants, and local attractions. The pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor amenities like pickleball courts and grills are frequently highlighted as key features that enhance the stay. Many reviews mention the stunning ocean views, especially during sunset, and the friendly atmosphere both on-site and in the surrounding community.

The resort appears family-friendly, with several guests noting how perfect the space is for children, thanks to the pool and the spacious, grassy areas leading to the beach. The condos themselves are described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, with many units offering updated kitchens, comfortable beds, and additional amenities like beach gear and air conditioning. Guests appreciate the thoughtful touches and the presence of everything needed for a pleasant stay.

However, there are a few drawbacks mentioned across the reviews. Some guests experienced issues with cleanliness or maintenance, such as dirty floors or aging fixtures. The absence of air conditioning in some units is noted as a downside, especially during warmer periods. Noise from nearby pickleball courts and the lack of privacy on ground floor units due to proximity to common areas are also mentioned by a few reviewers.

Overall, the sentiment towards the Luana Kai condo resort is positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return. The minor issues noted do not seem to significantly detract from the overall experience, which is characterized by beautiful surroundings, convenient location, and well-appointed accommodations. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 600 guest reviews.

Recent Luana Kai Reviews


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 a great location if you want to stay in between Waikiki and Ala Moana. Nice view from the balcony. Everything we needed was provided. This is our 3rd time booking with this company and no complaints.
Grace M.
April 2024

Very nice older unit, well kept ,close to beach.Quiet and relaxing just what we wanted.
Dennis W.
April 2024

We had a very nice time. Close to eating places and shops. Beautiful view.
Elizabeth F.
April 2024

Great place as advertised with views, spacious lanai and bedrooms with plenty of space for the 6 of us. Location great with ability to have a view and walk out to the ocean (which is why we stayed on that side of the main road). We had an issue with the dryer which was brand new so not their fault and they were quick to try and respond and when it wouldn't work, gave us an appliance credit which was much appreciated. Loved the layout and would recommend updating the peninsula stools which are hard to sit on (and we put small pillows so not a biggee) and would also recommend (as another reviewer commented) a cleaning of the couch and/or cover. Otherwise, super place and would rent again.

April 2024

We had a great stay. Jennifer was extremely responsive, and the check-in process was seamless. We used all the provided equipment including boogie boards, cooler, tennis and pickleball gear! The sunsets were as lovely as advertised. The location isn't very walkable, but you can walk on back roads to an Akamai coffee shop and a plaza with some good restaurants. We were a short drive from great snorkeling at all the Kihei and Wailea beaches, and it was convenient for the airport.
Linda R.
April 2024

A lovely condo in a great location. Our family of four recently stayed here and really enjoyed our time. Jill, the owner, is extremely helpful and attentive. She has thought of all the details. The unit is on the ground floor and is very well-stocked. It is very spacious with two large bedrooms - it was more than enough space for us. Luana Kai is in a great location - we could easily walk to Aztec shopping area in about 10 minutes. Also - the complex is a nice size with lovely green space right off of the lanai for the kids to play (and parents still have visibility). The pool is very nice too and there are multiple BBQs for guests to use. Even though it was March break, we never had a hard time finding time to use a BBQ. The beach was easily accessible too. Although we didn't swim in the ocean at this location, it was a great spot to do beach walks, play in the sand, look for shells/coral, and enjoy the sunset. We even saw some turtles on the beach. All in all, it's a great spot and we all agree we hope we can return one day!
Leanne R.
April 2024

Great property. Owners super easy to communicate with and location was perfect.
Nicole R.
March 2024

We loved our stay! The condo is beautifully updated, very well appointed, comfortable, and the view from the lanai is perfection. The location was very central for our needs and we would absolutely stay here again.
Tierney A.
March 2024

The location is perfect! The condo is clean, spacious, and the beach in the front is peaceful and calm. We enjoyed a few mornings and sunsets here. Trisha is very accommodating and helpful. We had a wonderful time and definitely will stay here again!
li k.
March 2024

We stayed in Kihei for a week. The condo was amazing, very clean and lots of room for 4 adults. Each bedroom had an ensuite. Very close to the beach and the pool. Lots to see and do close by. The host was very responsive to any questions we had. Will recommend this place to anyone coming to Maui
Sharon 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: Our unit was clean, comfortable and well furnished. The complex is beautiful. Check in time is 4 pm but the office closes at 3pm. That threw us for a little bit until we realized that we had the combo to our unit, and did not need to stop at the office first.

March 2024

Location was good, property is pretty and well kept. Unit was a bit tired…cushions on furniture looked soiled, bath towels had make-up stains. One towel smelled of mildew, I washed it with a load and it still smelled. Could not get ceiling fans to work in any room?!? The tabletop fan next to long bed is fire hazard due to the amount of dust buildup…not to mention downright disgusting. We enjoyed our stay in Maui but would not return to this unit.
Becke F.
March 2024

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely condo. The owners communicated in timely manner to some minor issues. Loved the box of chocolate macadamia nuts on the kitchen counter as a welcome gift! Highly recommend this unit and owners!
Wendy R.
March 2024

Great place the only problem which the property manager knows about now was the dust and debris that was blown through the louvre windows in the up bedroom. The wind was gale force but louvred windows obviously can’t handle the wind, the bedroom was covered in dust we had to go and sleep downstairs. I believe there were other condos having the sample problem. Remove louvred windows and install solid windows, which I believe many condos have.
IAN S.
March 2024

Convenient
Meg F.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: Good place for the family, despite the place was not properly cleaned and maintained.
Steven S.
March 2024

It's a 10 min drive to great beaches for swimming and a 5 min walk to a beach to sunbathe or walk at. The pool and jacuzzi in the common area could use some TLC. Overall, great stay. No elevators for the second floor in case it's critical. Thank you!
Alena M.
March 2024

Absolutely loved our time on Maui! This unit was perfect for my husband and I and one other couple who joined us. We stayed for 9 nights and the location was perfect for exploring nearly every square inch of the island, even roads maybe we shouldn't have ventured on in a rental car (shhh)! Nearly every morning began with a beach walk, where we saw whales and turtles each time. We typically cooked and ate a big breakfast on the generous lanai before heading out on the day's adventure to different beaches, or experiences. We used the barbecues at the pool one night, without any wait. We easily could have used them more often, we just had so many restaurants we wanted to try! Everything about the condo was as advertised and the owners were absolutely fabulous from the day we booked until the day we (sadly) had to leave. We especially appreciated the beach chairs and towels for our use, the cleanliness of the unit, and the quietness of the property. There were zero issues during our stay, but had there been anything unexpected I have no doubt Tami would have been a dream to work with. I can't wait until we can return and would have no hesitation in booking this property again.
Jill B.
March 2024

Excellent
Sean k.
March 2024

Everything went as expected. Just a leaky AC unit & TV issues. Other than that we would stay there next year when we return. The Luana staff was great! The parking for the week was convenient & affordable @ $40 per day in Waikikī. The walking and location to shopping and restaurants was 2nd to none. Loved it!!!
Thomas M.
March 2024

Only issue was the locks on the door were changed while I was at the pool. Poor communication with the owner/manager/front desk to gain entry that took quite some time to prove I was the tenant. Would have been nice to notify me before that happened. It was hotel wide so I wasn't the only one with that issue.
Dennis S.
March 2024

We enjoyed visiting the island of Maui and staying at this location given it was central to many sites. The condo was comfortable and well-appointed although there is no air conditioning. The fans were helpful but the unit did get quite warm over the course of the day. The availability of washer and dryer is helpful but if you have clothes that need pressing, there is no iron. The beach is a 5 min. walk away and the beach chairs, umbrella and coolers made heading to the beaches in the area very easy. All in all an enjoyable experience.
Claudia d.
March 2024

Awesome: communication, cleanliness, and view. This property was perfect for our needs. I would definitely rent this property again! Jeannie
Jeannie J.
March 2024

Coffee on the lanai in the morning, watching the sun rise onto the green Maui Mountains= heaven. In the evening the sunset from the lanai is a different painting each night. And watching the whales from the lanai is so much fun. The owners of this condo really care about providing a comfortable place to take advantage of the island. The location is central which makes it easy to go sightseeing in any direction. The condo is stocked with absolutely everything you need. No need to bring towels, beach chairs, etc. The kitchen is very well stocked and the check in is easy (no keys to deal with). We have stayed here two years in a row and hope to come back again. Thanks for another nice stay Jen and Jason!
patricia j.
February 2024

This was our second stay at Luana Kai. We love the location, the pool and grill, proximity to the water, and the units are great. Would definitely recommend for a family looking for a place to stay. I do have to say this time we could have done without the Pickleball courts between the balcony and the ocean. I’ve read other comments say they didn’t mind them and some actually enjoyed them, but my wife and I found the noise from the courts from 8am to sundown to be the only minus of our trip. Other than that, this condo has everything one would need. Mahalo.
Craig P.
February 2024

My wife and I stayed for a month with our primary goal being golf. We completely enjoyed sampling many courses on the island. With pickle ball courts right out front, after watching from the deck, we gave that a try as well.The condo is spacious and well equipped and the vaulted ceilings allow air circulation along with the ceiling fans. We used the AC very little, have the sliding doors open while there. Jim was very responsive to any questions we had. We hope to come back next year.
Dan B.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our time at the property! We will definitely be back!
Steve F.
February 2024

Nice location and very clean unit although furnishings a bit dated
Judy K.
February 2024

On arrival the door code provided did not work. Checked with on-site staff who called manager and we were given alternative code to use. The apartment is spacious with separate bedrooms. Apartment was very clean and kitchen had all amenities and was clean. The overall complex was nice and quiet with easy access to the beach. Swimming pool was well maintained.
David B.
February 2024

Very clean and extremely comfortable. We are not overly picky but really look for value in our dollars spent. This condo was a home run. Weather was cool during our stay, so the absence of A/C never became an issue. Seemed like the air circulation was really good though. Easy walk to the beach, groceries and restaurants right down the road. 20 minute drive from OGG airport. Would not hesitate to stay there again (and might next year).
Roderick G.
February 2024

Excellent place. Great location. Beautiful ocean view.

February 2024

We loved the condo. The location is central, it is on the beach and very comfortable. The accommodations were perfect and were exactly as advertised.
Sherri V.
February 2024

Well stocked kitchen, ocean view, right outside the pickleball courts. Bring your own paddles and balls (none in the unit). Tennis rackets are in the unit, and two tennis courts are beside the pickleball courts.
Jam J.
February 2024

Lovely condo by Pickleball Courts. They start at 8am and play most of the day. Didn't bother us. The "noise" became background noise. We could see whales breeching from the condo and on our walks along the beach. Beach has a lot of rocks. So if you have tender feet where sturdy shoes. Also turtles can be seen around to the point to the left around sunset.
Maureen L.
February 2024

We stayed at your lovely property with our granddaughter and her husband. The condo was in a great location and there are beautiful views from the lanai. The unit was comfortable enough although the twin beds are in terrible shape and definitely require new mattresses. The blowdryer was broken and not usable, the umbrella was not useable either as it was broken and the “ok” button on the tv remote was broken as well so we could not watch tv. I sent a message to the host about these issues, after we arrived, and did not receive a reply. These issues did not stop us from having a great vacation but I mention these details so they can be addressed for the next visitors.
Jennifer G.
February 2024

We celebrated our 50th anniversary with family of 8, and had plenty of room. The little ones loved the upstairs beds! The grounds are lovely. The only drawback is the proximity to the main road just outside the condo. It is very loud. If you are a light sleeper, a white noise machine might help. The unit is well equipped with all the necessary beach equipment you might need. Yolanda was very attentive to our needs, and took care of the few issues we had. The car was older, but came in handy for our jaunts around town.

February 2024

Great views
Catherine C.
February 2024

We had a nice stay in this apartment. We had trouble at check-in and couldn't get in contact with the owner so we waited about an hour to get into the place, but the host was nice enough to refund us a little for the trouble. Location was nice and everything was clean! We just wish there was more lighting inside the apartment.
Michelle S.
February 2024

We had such a positive experience with this condo rental. The owners were very quick to respond to my questions and I felt they valued me as a customer. The unit has two bedrooms - the master (king) at the front of the condo with an attached bathroom and a second room (queen) at the back of the condo. AC throughout the unit. Living room area does not have a dining room table but there were a handful of bar stools that my kids sat at for breakfast. The patio has a hightop table for 4 and some lounge furniture for 4. The couch in the living room is a pull out couch and there was a blowup mattress in the closet. The unit was also well stocked. The kitchen had a kettle, pots, pans, coffee maker, baking dishes, measuring cups, culterly, plastic cups/plates for taking to the pool area, a cooler bag for beach days, and lots more. The second bedroom closet had 4 or 5 fold up beach chairs and umbrella. The hallway closet has a washer/dryer, 5 quick-dry beach towels, first aid kit, and bug spray. Pool area was a huge hit with my family - be aware kids under 50" are not allowed in the hottub. We had large family dinners poolside almost nightly where we made use of the provided BBQs and outdoor kitchen space (oven and microwave as well). If I'm ever back in Maui I'll definitely be looking at this condo first! Central Kihei location was perfect for us.
Alison K.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. Place was clean and lived up to it advertizing
Peter S.
February 2024

Great space, location and amenities. Stores are conveniently located.
Kathie M.
February 2024

The grounds at Luana Kai are well maintained, the location is fantastic with perfect sunsets right outside the lanai. Watching the 8am Pickleball games got to be an unexpected morning ritual. Relaxing in the hot tub in the evenings was fantastic. The condo itself could use some updates. Everything is there and works but things like the carpet having some stains, a blown spring in the couch and the cabinet doors delaminating detract from an otherwise nice experience.
Tracy B.
February 2024

This unit was perfect for my families annual vacation to Maui. The view was amazing and you could watch the sunsets from the balcony. The AC was a nice touch for these Alaskans. The pool on the property was always clean and sparkling! We’ll definitely be back!
Giacinto P.
February 2024

This unit and location worked well for our family. The amenities in-unit and in-complex were appreciated and well-utilized by us. We enjoyed our 3-week stay very much.
Barb Hall H.
February 2024

We have stayed at Luana Kai many time, the resort is very nice and well maintained. The unit we stayed in had a fully equipped kitchen. The king size bed was a plus. The condo could use an update, the mini bathtub/shower is not really senior friendly, this condo does not have a smart lock but is key entry. Washer and dryer in the condo was great to have and the lanai was great. You can’t go wrong visiting Maui.
Kathy K.
February 2024

This is a wonderful unit at a lovely resort. The kitchen was super well stocked and we enjoyed the beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. comfortable bed, clean towels, linens etc. would definitely stay here again!
kindrey k.
February 2024

For starters the house does not come with AC. It says that in the listing, BUT you are told you can call the night manager, for nightly fee they would turn it on. We were told by her absolutely not. Even after she knew we had a pregnant woman in the humid and very hot house. That she would not be going out at 7:30pm to help us turn it on. And to deal with the heat for the night, someone could do it in the morning. The house is remodeled in the kitchen and bathrooms but don’t let that fool you that the bedrooms are clean. The carpet was filthy and has stains, that could easily be cleaned but very clearly haven’t been. Our socks were black from walking around. The curtains are full of stains they make you not want to touch them at all. As well as the pillow shams on the bed. We had to wash the bedding before sleeping in it. There are two MASSIVE leaks in the ceiling in the master bedroom. If you luck out and don’t have a rainy days you’ll be fine, otherwise be prepared for sopping carpet and listening to constant heavy water drips. Overall the place was disgusting and I would never recommend this house to my enemy to stay. A small remodel would go along ways in this house. And a better management team.

February 2024

Yolanda and Leo were helpful in making our stay a wonderful one.
Sang L.
February 2024

We took our two year old daughter, the pool and large green space near the resort were awesome for young kids and a great spot to watch the sunset. Many swimming beaches a close drive away. The full kitchen/bbq set up around the pool was also fantastic for preparing meals. Good family resort, would return in the future.
Travis C.
January 2024

Condo was as represented. Photos are accurate. The condo is well stocked.
patricia j.
January 2024


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