Maui Kai, Maui

Maui Kai is an oceanfront resort located on the world-famous Ka'anapali Beach in Hawaii, offering stunning views of the nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai. The resort is conveniently situated within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the Kaanapali boardwalk, connecting to Black Rock Beach and Whalers Village. Guests can enjoy a heated pool, Jacuzzi, gas BBQ area, poolside cabana with kitchen, and laundry facilities on site. There are no additional resort or parking fees, and the resort offers free Wi-Fi and on-location parking.

The resort is close to historic Lahaina Town and the prestigious Kapalua Golf Resort, providing a perfect balance of relaxation and activities. The sandy beach in front of the resort is ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing, while the nearby coral reef offers a unique opportunity to explore marine life. With its prime location, numerous amenities, and breathtaking ocean views, Maui Kai is an excellent choice for vacationers seeking a memorable Hawaiian getaway.

Maui Kai Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Maui Kai is $264. 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 863 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.

It's clear from the reviews that guests have had overwhelmingly positive experiences at the Maui Kai condo resort. The overall sentiment is one of satisfaction and enjoyment, with many guests highlighting the beautiful views, convenient location, and well-equipped units as standout features. The resort's proximity to beaches, food options, and other amenities was frequently mentioned, making it an ideal spot for both relaxation and exploration. While there were a few minor criticisms regarding maintenance and updates in some units, these did not detract significantly from the overall positive experiences. The presence of wildlife, such as whales and sea turtles, viewed directly from the condos added a special touch to many guests' stays. The management's responsiveness and the cleanliness of the units were also praised. Based on these reviews, the Maui Kai condo resort offers a memorable and enjoyable stay for visitors to Maui, providing comfort, convenience, and stunning natural beauty. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 863 guest reviews.

Recent Maui Kai Reviews


Maui Kai is a great place to stay at. Right on the ocean and all the views of Lanai, Molokai, whales and sunsets. This unit is a real gem of a place. Clean great furnishings comfortable owner easy to communicate with. I highly recommend it (except when we want to be there 😆).
David R.
February 2024

Second time at this property and it doesn't disappoint! Couldn't ask for a better location right on the water. Beach just out the door and whale watching during the right time of year. A well stocked condo with everything you need for a low key Maui stay. Great communication with owner as well.
michael a.
February 2024

Whale watching extraordinary from lanai.
Lisa F.
February 2024

One of favourite stays ever. The pictures don’t do it justice. Quite clean and comfortable. The deck is great and property came exactly as described. Owners were responsive to questions and concerns. Will be looking for this property when we go back.
Rod P.
February 2024

This is a beautiful property that is directly ocean front with unobstructed viewing. The unit was clean and fully updated and had most kitchen items except a cocktail shaker and a pasta strainer if you plan to eat in. Honestly we loved staying there and can't wait to go back. During whale season, which we were there for, you can watch them from the lanai, absolutely stunning.
David E.
February 2024

The view from this condo is amazing! Looking out you feel like you’re floating. The only way to be closer to the water is with a bathing suit on. Although not an adults only location, that’s pretty much what you get. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Didn’t have a Keurig so, as a small token of appreciation, we bought one and left it to say thanks for sharing this wonderful place.
Kenny M.
February 2024

The property was exactly as it was described. We loved sitting on the balcony and watching whales in the ocean.
Earl H.
February 2024

Sunsets, whales, extraordinary views all day. Unit has been very well renovated, Maui Kai has been around since 1970 I believe, everything functioned well, clean, no issues, of particular note were the sliders were cleaned as it is a million $$$ view.
Art M.
January 2024

This location is the best view in Maui. We were there during whale season and spent as much time on the lanai as we could. Saw sooo many whales. Saw turtles every day, monk seals and dolphins. Absolutely Loved it. Bed is comfy, building is great. We had a fantastic stay! Thank you so much!!
Michael M.
January 2024

Best turtle watching, whale watching ever. Even saw a monk seal swim by!
MerriLee V.
January 2024

Our stay in the Oceanfront studio was amazing. You just can’t get much closer to the ocean. We loved sleeping next to the ocean and waking up to stunning sunrises. The size was perfect for 2 people! I took off a star because the air conditioner was not working at the time we stayed there. It wasn’t a huge deal for us as the weather was mild, but it would have been uncomfortable if it had been warmer. The screen doors and closet doors don’t slide properly (or at all) Also a mat by the front door for shoes would be nice to prevent tracking sand around especially since the bathroom is directly next to it.
Annie B.
January 2024

This studio condo had a wonderful oceanfront view and was great for the price point- the condo itself is very old and not as appealing as its neighbors - the unit was comfortable but old and a bit worn.
Dan S.
January 2024

This was an excellent property with a fabulous view! We could see whales out every morning and just steps to the beach and a lovely beach path. The kitchen was well equipped, and the studio was very efficient and functional. We enjoyed our stay greatly, and would definitely consider coming back again. The owner and the property manager and office staff were all friendly—fabulous! The cabana with the pool and hot tub was clean, and lovely!also. Overall just an outstanding place to stay!
James R.
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: This unit is a must for viewing the ocean wildlife. We saw whales, turtles, seals, and even a ray swim by. The location is convenient to restaurants and shopping. The unit is very nicely decorated and very comfortable.
TIMOTHY D.
January 2024

Great condo to rent if you want to view plenty of whale and turtle action, incredible sunsets, and lots of cafe, markets and shopping opportunities. Its got all you need for a perfect vacation location mahalo
Sue K.
January 2024

Loved this unit. Beautiful view, nice swimming beach, everything within walking distance. There are several Food Trucks nearby with lots of options and outside eating. The kitchen is nicely furnished so we prepared most meals. There are 9 floors in the building but we hardly saw anyone. Very quite. No loud partiers! Very relaxing spot for vacation.
Nancy B.
January 2024

Great place. Nice view. Very comfortable. Tv did not work even after management chgd cable box. Need more plates. We had to do dishes every day as we ate in 3 meals a day and did not want to run dishwasher for so few dishes
Judy H.
January 2024

Beautiful condo, very clean with great views in a prime location
Jim T.
January 2024

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The check-in process was easy, the room was clean, and the location was wonderful. The facilities at this place are great, we went in the hot tub and pool every night we were there. It was also convenient that they had a washer/dryer (coin operated) on almost every floor. I would highly recommend staying here!
Cece K.
January 2024

Great apartment. Well equipped, air conditioned, pool and jacuzzi at the premise. Very convenient location, close to shopping plaza, beaches, attractions. Nice place to watch whales right from the apartment.
Stanislav G.
January 2024

Just as described. Wonderful location ON the ocean, and nearby great beaches and West Maui hiking. Kind and communicative hosts.
Amanda W.
January 2024

Can’t ask for a better view or a more responsive host
Judy H.
January 2024

Condo was great. You can't beat the view. We saw turtles, whales, stingrays and even a monk seal. Love the location!!!! Lots of amenities within walking distance.
Becky S.
January 2024

We came to Maui to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to watch the migration of the humpbacks. The lanai on this property was perfect…we watched mamma and baby whales, turtles and manta rays. Because the lanai could be enclosed, we were able to still sit outside when it was windy and even when it rained. We will return!!!
Craig H.
January 2024

Great location, the nicest unit in the building, easy to book and check-in/check-out. 5/5 stars.
Anthony C.
January 2024

As expected- Great views, great area, great condo owners and managers! Mahalo! 🤙
Russ M.
January 2024

The condo at the Maui Kai was a great place to stay. It does not have some of the amenities that the larger resorts provide, such as huge glamorous pools or on site restaurants, but it's a very short walk to others that are nearby. Groceries and food trucks are also in walking distance. The condos have kitchens and separated rooms, like apartments, so they really feel like a home away from home, rather than a cramped hotel room. Laundry is available on each floor. The owners also leave sundries such as snorkel gear, binoculars, etc. that can be enjoyed without having to buy or rent them, or pack from home. The beach is right outside your window, so you can enjoy the sound of the waves and the beautiful sunsets over Maloka'i and Lanai, and watch whales all day if it's the season. It's only a few steps out the door to walk on the beach, and you can walk all the way down Ka'anapali to Black Rock. I stayed with my wife and son, while my older daughter and her boyfriend stayed in another room on the same property. It was a wonderful vacation, and if we choose Maui as the island we visit again on our next trip, I'll be looking for rooms here again.

January 2024

We had a great time here. Perfectly slept our family off four and the views are amazing. The only downside was the kitchen was not well stocked (would have been nice to have a pizza stone or baking sheet) and we were only provided four towels. It would have been nice to have two each but we understand it’s just more laundry. Overall we had a great time and wouldn’t hesitate to come back.
Francis John Ellis
January 2024

Responsive owner, amazing views of sea turtles and whales, able to walk to stores and restaurants, and well stocked for any need! It truly is our happy place!
Pat F.
January 2024

We enjoyed our stay! We were gone most of the time during the day because the rest of the family was staying nearby. We would come back and have a nice place to relax in the evenings and leisurely mornings watching the whales. Perfect!
Cindi B.
January 2024

I will say that this has reached our favorites list. It was an incredible stay. I was there for about a week for work and the location and view was spectacular. I highly recommend Java Jazz across the street for great eats and drinks. As far as the apartment, it was amazing. AC was comfortable, we had everything we needed and that VIEW!!!! You could see turtles and the sunset was amazing after a long day at work. We will be back. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Alex V.
January 2024

The property had everything you can think of to make the stay pleasant. Incredible!
Irina G.
January 2024

We loved the view, and location. Room was great!
Alan A.
January 2024

Great location…love hearing the waves, seeing whales and the convenient proximity to groceries, restaurants, and beaches!
Kristen H.
January 2024

Great place, great view
Bryan G.
December 2023

great view. easy access to the beach. bathroom needs little more work but rest of condo is updated,
bill b.
December 2023

The property is great, a smaller condo in between larger properties right on the water with great views. The pool area and hot tub are nice with a lovely kitchen and grill and dining area. The area is fully open after the fires so support the local businesses that need some help.
Jill F.
December 2023

Everything about our stay at Gaspare's condo was amazing. The view is beautiful and the condo is just perfect. It was clean and ready for our visit. The location is wonderful as it is so close to many different things in the area. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we enjoyed your condo very much. Mindy
Mindy D.
December 2023

Property just as described. Would stay here again. Thank you
Bertha G.
December 2023

Clean, view is great! Been there twice now.
Debi F.
December 2023

Only improvement would be a bathroom downstairs.
Melodee M.
December 2023

We really enjoyed this condo - great location, well appointed and comfortable. Easy walk to restaurants, food trucks, groceries and multiple beaches. Parking was convenient. Lovely ocean views!
Robin W.
December 2023

Thank you
Andrew R.
December 2023

Great location. Property is a little run down that being said the view on this property is A plus. The beach is right out the door on floor 1 turn right or left and you're there. Beautiful sunsets, stargazing and many rainbows. The kitchen is well equipped. Food store and shopping close by. I know I will be staying here again. Neal was a pleasure to work with.
cynthia b.
December 2023

My wife and I visited Maui for the very first time and we could not be more pleased with our stay at the Maui Kai Condo. The studio condo was beautifully furnished with everything we needed for our time in Maui and the ocean views from the Lanai are amazing!! The Lanai is literally no more than 15 feet from the ocean!! Plus, the condo location is perfect and close to everything we wanted to do on the island...dining, hiking, shopping, sunset cruising...even the Road to Hana and the Haleakala Sunrise was very doable with an early start from Maui Kai! Times Supermarket is located right across the street from the condo resort and a food truck park is within a few minutes walk from the condo. There was plenty of safe parking and lastly, the condo owners were extremely nice and personally very attentive before, during, and after our stay! We truly could not have been more pleased with our stay at the Maui Kai Condo!!
Gary B.
December 2023

Beautiful stay
Andy H.
December 2023

Absolutely love this spot. You can't get any closer to the ocean without getting wet. The condo was decorated beautifully and well stocked with everything we needed. I plan on returning someday.
Kathy K.
December 2023

Rainbows, monk seals and dolphins greeted us with our morning coffee, while stunning sunsets with comforting ocean waves lulled us to sleep. There is no better place to be, and no better host possible than wonderful, kind, considerate Neal Norris. We are already booked in the same unit for next year!
Diane S.
December 2023

Great little condo right on the water with beautiful view. Clean, pretty and well stocked. Small pool and hot tub for building was in great condition and very convenient. Grocery store a short walk away. Easy access to boardwalk. 5 min walk to Duke's, 30 min walk to Whaler's Village. Easy check in and check out with good communication. Would absolutely stay here again.
Karin K.
December 2023

The condo had everything we needed for our vacation. The lania is great. We spent mornings watching the turtles while we had coffee. The ocean is so close its an experience in itself. You can snorkel and swim behind the hotel but the beach .5 miles to the south has a large grassy area and beach.
Jeff H.
December 2023


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