My family and I take into consideration Maui to be a pretty special position in the planet a touchstone for us when times are tough or the climate is undesirable. We have been touring to this attractive Island for numerous years and have much more or considerably less settled on the Kaanapali region of West Maui to satisfy our holiday vacation demands.
We have stayed at most of the brand name resorts on Kaanapali seashore and have truly loved them – from the Marriott Maui Ocean club to the Hyatt to the Sheraton at Black rock. We felt that South Kaanapali Beach ( from the Hyatt at the southern level to the Sheraton to the North ) was genuinely our consolation zone… but possessing arrive to Maui for practically 20 yrs, I felt it was time for a improve.
Just after some in depth research we made the decision on the Honua Kai Resort. The vacation resort is situated on North Kaanapali seashore and was opened in 2009. The Canadian business Intrawest developed and created the resort. The original sales opening was held again in 2005 and practically 400 of the 720 complete projected condos ended up bought in a solitary working day. Of study course, with the ensuing inventory and true estate current market collapses, many of the models fell out of escrow and in some cases the entrepreneurs of the models sued the developer to get out from beneath their contracts.
So with a relatively controversial beginning, the Honua Kai vacation resort had some work to do to prevail over the initial upheavals.
I fulfilled one of the house owners who was one of the to start with to close and occupy and he explained to me that in the beginning the resort was nearly deserted. He likened it to the notorious hotel environment in the film “The Shining” – sans the ghosts and other paranormal functions.
Upon arriving at the Honua Kai resort we were being greeted with a bustling, flourishing resort community that seemed to location is major emphasis on the themes of land and sea (Honua Kai interprets to earth and Ocean in Hawaiian) – with huge swaths of grass, dunes, open up seashores, the vast Pacific and 38 acres of land – this was pretty a attractive and inviting area.
I did have some qualms with the assets: it’s located throughout from a business enterprise heart and sewage therapy centre ( about 500 yards north of home throughout from street ) – while I never observed any malodorous smells – just the strategy of a stink manufacturing unit coupled with the considerably less-than-Hawaiian truly feel of the business enterprise middle registered a number of marks in the unfavorable category for me.
All round the vacation resort was fantastically appointed, the lodging were initial class and the staff and facilities have been exceptional. After within the vacation resort grounds you are transported away from day to day life, it is comfortable and tropical location contributing to a carefree and great holiday escape.
I would hugely advise the vacation resort for everyone new or returning to our beloved valley isle: Maui.