Mana Kai, Maui

The Mana Kai Resort in Hawaii is situated on the beautiful Keawakapu Beach, offering a stunning beachfront swimming pool and numerous vacation conveniences. Guests can enjoy various activities such as snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and biking, with equipment available for rent at the on-site Beach Equipment Rental Shop. The resort also features an Activities Desk/Concierge, an Outdoor BBQ Grill area, and a general store, 808 General Store, for guests' convenience. Although the resort currently does not have a restaurant on premises, a new Peter Merriman restaurant is anticipated to open in 2024. In the meantime, guests can enjoy coffees, sandwiches, and beverages at the 808 General Store. The Mana Kai Resort also offers a state-of-the-art workout facility, a business center, and outdoor barbecues for guests' exclusive use. The resort is located near world-class golf courses, shopping centers, and other attractions in Wailea and Makena.

Mana Kai Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Mana Kai is $364. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $495. 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 910 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 Mana Kai condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. Visitors praise its ideal location in South Maui, close to both Kihei's economical shops and restaurants and Wailea's upscale shopping and luaus. The resort's proximity to the beach and some of the best snorkeling spots is highly appreciated. Guests are impressed with the breathtaking views from the lanais, the well-equipped kitchens, and the comfortable accommodations suitable for families and couples alike. The property's cleanliness, the convenience of on-site amenities like the pool, general store, and easy check-in/out process, contribute to a pleasant stay. Despite minor suggestions for updates in some units and the temporary closure of the restaurant and general store for renovations, the overall sentiment is extremely positive. Guests enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, the availability of beach equipment, and the responsive and helpful property managers. Many express a strong desire to return, recommending the Mana Kai as a top choice for a Maui vacation. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 910 guest reviews.

Recent Mana Kai Reviews


Great location. Super great communication. Very clean. Only minor concern was the washer/ dryer were not actually in condo. They were across the hall and coin operated, which was not obvious to me in the listing. Once again, minor issue.
Gary Charles A.
February 2024

The view was beautiful. The unit was extremely clean and ready a bit early. Had everything one could need.
Randy T.
February 2024

Exactly what it says it is. Very comfortable.
Paula L.
February 2024

Condo and location are great, 3rd time in Maui , ist time in winter. water in Ocean is a little colder, waves and swells much stronger making cloudy conditions for snorkeling at times, but to see Humpback whales breaching everyday was a once in a life time experience.
Suzette N.
February 2024

I have been traveling to one of the Hawaiian islands for the past 30 years and sometimes twice a year. Almost all have been condos rented out by owners. This property is exactly as described and the views are amazing! Check in was easy and communication with the owner was immediate. We will be back again and urge anyone else considering this condo to not hesitate! Thank you, Victoria, will be renting again!
William G.
January 2024

Enjoyed our stay.
Tim W.
January 2024

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and it was pretty perfect. There was a fridge and a microwave, a lot of good counter space in the bathroom and a comfy bed. Out the window, you could see the ocean and palm trees and the resort was a great place to watch the sunset. The resort also had a big general store which was very convenient. Things like the hair dryer and TV could use some updating, but it was a really nice stay. Mahalo!
Erin E.
January 2024

Fabulous view. Clean unit. Easy check in. Attentive on site and remote staff Every possible kitchen appliance supplied if you choose to be a master chef. We did not. Maybe next time. Quiet respectful guests on all areas of property. Generous towels, amazing supplies for sun sand and water fun. Nothing was lacking
Susan A.
January 2024

We enjoyed your condo, kitchen remodeled with modern appliances, nice comfy king size bed and great ocean views. Could see whales right from the balcony. Ocean was ruff with big waves that took over the beach but that has happened all over Hawaii and the Pacific Coast. Thanks for letting us check in early!
Edrene C.
January 2024

3rd time staying at Mana kai and 2nd time in this unit. Love the Mana Kai location and this unit is clean and well equipped with everything you need for a great stay!
Jamie D.
January 2024

Great location
James W.
January 2024

The views are unbeatable! Wake up and open the blinds and the sunshine and sounds of waves hit you! We saw whales from the balcony and sea turtles on the beach. Air conditioning is a plus (a lot of places we looked at did not have that). Property has a nice pool, beach chairs and a mini convenient store. I will say the layout of the unit is a bit strange…the back bedroom is a totally separate unit (have to go through the locked doors to get to it). Not a negative, just something to be aware of (it is actually quieter and cooler back there if you want). Bring your toiletries (or buy some from the convenient store downstairs). They give a very small “starter pack”. The unit itself is nice and you can tell recently renovated. Restaurants in the “town” of Kihei are local laid back (we loved Three’s Bar”). If you go towards wailea there are more upscale restaurants. Definitely recommend this stay!!
Anne D.
January 2024

We just loved our stay at this property. It was extremely clean and very well stocked with needed items. The view was amazing. We are looking forward to staying there in the future.
Candace R.
January 2024

Lovely property. Unit is well maintained. Opening a bar/restaurant would be ideal (and a moneymaker).
Gil V.
January 2024

Lovely property-clean and well managed. All the comforts of home with tropical breezes.
Lee L.
January 2024

We saw whales from our balcony and beach area every day.
Leslie K.
January 2024

Awesome property right on a beautiful beach in a great location! Stunning views from 7th floor balcony - we even saw whales one morning! The location was walking distance along the beach that turned into a paved walkway to Wailea Resorts and other restaurants. Unit was very clean, spacious and had a reserved parking spot. Pool overlooked the beach and ocean. We would definitely stay again! Note: Property manager did not send check-in code via email until right at 4 pm, so had to call support when we got there an hour early to make sure we would be able to get in.
Paul
January 2024

This property is incredibly special. It has everything you need, and more. It's comfortable, adorably decorated, and it was the perfect size for our family of 4. It's in a great location, with amazing views and easy access to an incredible beach. We took long morning walks and lovely evening swims. We even watched whales breaching from the balcony while we were there! The complex had a chill vibe and a great store to purchase snacks, coffee, sunscreen, drinks, etc. The restaurant was under construction (had no effect on our stay), but when it's finished it will be a fabulous addition to this location. We will definitely return to this magical place!
Chelsea L.
January 2024

Our stay here was perfect in every way! The condo is on the best beach on Maui. The condo was perfectly sized for our family of 4 adults and set-up with all that you need for the vacation (kitchen has everything you need to cook, beach chairs, towels and coolers). The pictures do not do justice to view from the balcony. We watched whales, sunrises and sunsets from it every day. We will definitely be back!
Stacy M.
January 2024

Representing this condo as a 2 bedroom is a stretch. More like a 1 bedroom apartment converted to hold an extra bed by installing a sliding door across the living space, leaving the living space feeling very cramped.The building itself feels dated and the staff of the building made guests feel policed by enforcing what we found out to be the rules of the condo--no throwing a nerf ball back and forth in the pool. No "marco polo" in the pool. These enforcements were not on our family personally, but we constantly observed the security staff telling kids they could not play like this in the pool. The security staff were honestly more of a nuisance than the kids were. Might as well just make it a no kids policy if you don't want families to be part of the environment. We were also told that there would be a restaurant/snack bar present. There is a small shop that sells small snacks and other souvenirs, but the actual restaurant/snack bar has been closed for 2 years.On the positive side, the beach was excellent and had a great coral reef for snorkeling right off the shore. The beach is open to the public. Next time, I would stay elsewhere and come to this beach which is one of the best on the island.
Michael
January 2024

Only thing was it was pretty warm a few days, but otherwise it was great!
Joan H.
January 2024

We stayed here 3 days before moved to Marriott Waliea. I told my husband i enjoy this vrbo balcony view compare to the one in Marriott. And has better beach too. So close to the ocean. Highly recommended this place.
Popi M.
January 2024

One of the main reasons why we had a memorable vacation is because your condo has amazing views. Rain or shine we had fun! This unit had everything we needed. Any questions we had Todd was super helpful! Can’t wait to come back 😎
Eileen J.
January 2024

Easy access, nicely furnished, great view and location. Zero complaints b
Mike and Michelle C.
January 2024

We love Mana Kai. However, this is one of the oldest units we have stayed in at this complex. The dishwasher and fan above the stove both needed replaced. The dishwasher was being replaced the day we left but should have been done before we arrived. The manager did back to us quickly. With a few updates the unit could be great.
Ryan W.
January 2024

The property was exactly as advertised and suited my needs for proximity to golf and other activities. We saw whale spouts and breaching every day except the stormy days. The small market/deli on site wasn't an important convenience on my wishlist but it certainly was a benifit on the day we experienced car trouble.
Bernard A.
January 2024

We’ve been staying at the Mana Kai for 20+ years, found John and Sara’s place a few years ago and have not stayed elsewhere since. Their communication is great. Their property manager is on it. They make a great team, always going above and beyond for us, making our stays easy and memorable. The unit has been remodeled beautifully and they continue to maintain and improve. Perfectly situated so both bedrooms have an ocean view. Nicely appointed and equipped. Already booked our next visit!
Beth M.
January 2024

We have stayed in this unit in the past and once again it was great. Nice quiet condo right on the beach. Walking distance to Wailea. Can’t say enough good things about this condo/location/beach. Perfect!
jane b.
January 2024

The place was just as indicated in the listing. Walk to the beach was 50 yards and the room was nice and clean. Check in was easy and parking was great. Location was 10 / 10. NO complaints with anything. Only suggestions would be to have an iron for the customers and the soap in the shower was empty so we have to use the shampoo for our showers. FYI we bought an iron and left it there so maybe the future customers will now have one. Overall all very satisfied.
Donnie K.
January 2024

The location is great! You can walk right out to the beach and there is a nice grass area for lounge chairs. There js an area for good snorkeling right off the beach. The shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Had a great stay and can’t wait to come again!
Dawn K.
January 2024

Beautiful location, host was extremely helpful. Would absolutely stay again.
Misty K.
January 2024

Stayed here for 2-weeks with my wife and two kids. The location is terrific and right on the beach. Views are gorgeous. Think the living room furniture needs updating and the condo staff seem to welcome people more that book directly with them versus someone booking through a 3rd party which isn’t the owners fault at all. Didn’t like the change the pool and restroom code everyday as it would be nice if they texted you the new code versus having to wait until 9 am to get the new code. The beach does allow public access so can get busy. Tracy at the conceirge is amazing.
Jeremy B.
January 2024

Great view, wonderful place!
Rhonda W.
January 2024

Maui is a gift we give our family year after year. This condo has been one of our favorites. We truly enjoyed our stay. Everything was better than advertised. Looking forward to our next stay.
Melanie M.
January 2024

We loved staying right in the beach and enjoyed the view from the balcony. We spotted whales and dolphins in the distance most days, and saw turtles when we snorkelled in front of the building. The condo is lovely and we appreciated the twin beds and bathroom in the second room for our kids.
Jennifer W.
January 2024

Excellent location. Beautiful view. Asked for toilet paper. Couldn’t find it. Quick reply on location of toilet paper. Needed a roll of paper towel. Delivered next day. Needed Kleenex. Never received it.
Sandra B.
January 2024

My husband, two children and I were fortunate enough to stay in this condo around the holidays. From the moment we walked in the door, we were speechless with the cleanliness, the luxurious updates throughout the entire condo, and of course - that view!! Listening to the waves crash made for an amazing nights rest (the beds are also very comfortable). The beach is right out the door, and it’s probably the nicest beach I’ve been on! Great for snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding, walking and playing in the sand. Great location with easy access to Shops at Wailea and Kihei. The Mana Kai property is lovely, a nice size…not too big and very secure. John and Sara were great to work with and we loved the welcome basket they provided at the beginning of our stay. Would rent this place again in a heartbeat. Hopefully someday…Thank you, John and Sara for welcoming us. We loved every moment and it’s evident the amount of care you put into your home.
Helen T.
January 2024

We loved the views and location! It was so awesome waking up every morning and having breakfast on the deck watching the sun come over the mountains and then watching the sun set later on in the evening. The beach was steps from the door and was amazing. Great snorkeling was right there and we saw lots of fish and even a few turtles. The beach gets busy but we never had a problem finding a spot. The pool was nice in the evening to cool off and relax. Although our condo was showing signs of age, the beds were super comfortable and the condo met our needs perfectly. There is no air conditioning in the main living area but only in the second bedroom. We slept with the doors open at night and fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean and so never found it a problem sleeping at night. When we went out for the day we made sure to close the curtains and keep the fans on. It was warm when we returned but once we opened windows it would cool off. We were just off of the hustle and bustle of Kihei but close enough that we could easily walk to the shops and restaurants. Overall a great stay and many happy memories. We would stay in this complex again!
Layne G.
January 2024

The facility is well maintained and the location is perfect. Next to a super nice beach with corals next to it. Nice snorkeling location and beautiful scene of sunset.
Xiaobo F.
January 2024

Our first trip to Maui did not disappoint- fantastic location and a great set up for our family.
Stuart C. H.
January 2024

We absolutely loved it here. The views are stunning and we could see kite surfers and whales from our deck overlooking the ocean. Very positive experience with good communication. The location was central to many things we wanted to do as well - making every part of the island, easily accessible.
Brad D.
December 2023

This unit had everything we needed (although a beach umbrella would have been marvelous!) to enjoy the beach, pool, and grilling "at home." The lanai has a great view and wicker furniture where we enjoyed watching the sunrise over breakfast, and sunset over dinner. This condo is quite comfortable and had plenty of beach towels and kitchen stuff so we really felt at home. We can't wait to come back!
Amy S.
December 2023

We had a great holiday trip. My family are big snorkelers and something about walking out the front door right to a great snorkeling spot is our thing. I loved it being on the ocean side of the highway. Also, the place itself was super nice and we all loved it. Overall 10/10.
Tim M.
December 2023

Came for conference. Beautiful unit overlooking beach. Gorgeous view from the lanai and bed. Wonderful welcome package. Loved my stay here; would have stayed longer if unit were available. So many fantastic things to do nearby - central location makes everything about Maui accessible. Activities hostess was amazingly helpful too (and I’ve been to Maui many times). The only issues I had (not too big a deal): 1) upstairs neighbors were rudely noisy until 1am the first night - dragging furniture around, loud out on the lanai. I told downstairs office the next day and every night afterwards, upstairs went quiet at exactly 10pm. But otherwise still obnoxiously loud. 2) a few things just weren’t clean. Refrigerator had food drippings on sides along top shelf, hairs and mud on the shower walls. And I wish there were a hot tub, but that’s just not an option here. Be aware that laundry is not in the unit, but was on the sand floor (pay for it - no detergent or dryer sheets provided that I saw) Unit had a lot of great things for use. Coolers and chairs. Oils and spices and sugar and everything needed for cooking. Filtered water from the fridge. Ice maker in the freezer. Bed plenty comfy. I didn’t try the pull out sofa. There is a sliding wall to close off the bed - if separate bedroom space desires (and still leaves access to bathroom with complete privacy in the bedroom). Not all units have this feature. Loved this spot - hope to rent again.
Stephanie S.
December 2023

Shannon’s condo in Mana Kai was really nice. Our favourite place to stay in Maui. Her condo specifically felt like home for the almost 3 weeks we stayed there. Fully stock with all the essentials, comfortable furniture and not to mention there was beach gear that is generously provided for the kids and adults. The view from the lanai was breathtaking. We’ll definitely be back and highly recommend her condo!
Mark T.
December 2023

Everything was as described in the listing.
John B.
December 2023

beautifully renovated 2 bdr unit with sweeping views! Best equipped kitchen we've ever experienced! Stunning tile details in the bathroom. Looking forward to returning next year! Just a note for your balcony - would prefer one larger table, instead of 2. Make sure your housecleaners damp mop the balcony tile, too much dust and dirt out there. All clean and spiffy inside.
Ina T.
December 2023

Unit is as advertised. A really nice place and very comfortable. Views are incredible. Very close to all that Maui has to offer. Beautiful beach is out the front door. Highly recommend this place.
chris s.
December 2023

Great place to stay, well stocked with towels, beach gear, and appliances were exceptional. The location and view is probably the best on Maui!!! My only complaint was the TV programing?!?!
Richard
December 2023

The Mana Kai is always wonderful. This unit was perfectly fine and had everything we needed.
Kim B.
December 2023


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