Lahaina And Kaanapali In West Maui Make For An Amazing Vacation


Of course the entire island of Maui is fabulous, however if you’ve booked your Maui condo rental with our resort or any other in West Maui, you’ll be happy to know there’s plenty to do in terms of activities, things to see, restaurants, exploring opportunities, historical sites, and much more! Ka’anapali and Lahaina are some of the most popular destinations on the island, each with a plethora of fun, exciting, and interesting adventures. Whether you’re passionate about golfing; love touring art galleries or museums; or can’t wait to participate in water activities, shopping, or dining; get ready to have the time of your life!

Lahaina’s Front Street is where you’ll enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail after exploring the crafts, local art, souvenirs, clothing boutiques, and other shops and events in this historical town known for people watching and adventure. It’s where you can “hang out,” relax, and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Considering the snorkeling tours, surf shops and all there is to do, you may want to set aside an entire day to enjoy Front Street.

Lahaina is also where you’ll find a town party known as “Second Friday” on the second Friday of each month, a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy live music, unique gifts crafted in Maui, hula performances, sumptuous food vendors, art, mini-parties at the galleries and local shops, and more, stretching along the above-mentioned Front Street!

Ka’anapali – Whalers Village is essentially an outdoor shopping center located just a stone’s throw away from the beach. If you love shopping, you’ll think you’re in heaven. If it’s not really a passion, not to worry – Whalers Village offers a museum where you can learn all about the Humpback whales and their yearly migration to our state, or the Center Stage where members of your family will enjoy hula lessons, lei making, and even demonstrations of coconut husking, and more. You can also book snorkeling, whale-watching, or other ocean activities at Whalers Village and grab a bite to eat while you’re here.

MauiGrown Coffee Farm in Lahaina is something you definitely won’t want to miss if you’re a coffee connoisseur! You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but what about seed-to-cup? Explore the farm and enjoy tasting the rare varieties made from Moka, Red Catuai, Typica, and Yellow Caturra coffee beans, including Maui Mokka and others. Truly a coffee lover’s dream!

Horseback riding at Ironwood Ranch, touring the many historical sites in Lahaina, shopping, browsing the museums and souvenir shops, snorkeling, golfing, exploring the culture and magnificent landscape – so much to do, so little time! You’ll definitely want to take a day or two to enjoy Ka’anapali Beach where our Maui condo rentals are located – a beautiful stretch of beach offering sunset tours, parasailing, snorkeling tours, stand-up paddling, rock jumping at Black Rock, and quick access to great food, shopping, and nighttime activities catering to the adults in your group.

West Maui is where many people who vacation in Hawaii choose to spend all of their time because of the beautiful surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and diverse activities for every member of the family. If you’re planning a getaway to our spectacular island, be sure to check out our Maui condo vacation rentals at Honua Kai’s Finest!

Tourist Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid When Vacationing In Maui

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Perhaps it’s your first time vacationing in Maui; if so, congratulations! You’re going to have the time of your life, especially if you choose one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals instead of a cramped and uncomfortable hotel room. Accommodations aside, there are a few mistakes tourists make when visiting our beautiful island that we want to help you avoid.

Clean, pure, pristine – and that’s how we like to keep it, so that means no littering. That includes not only cups, but also fast-food bags and other trash, and cigarette butts too!

Be safe at all times. Likely all that’s on your mind is enjoying the beach, exploring the reefs or taking a dip underneath one of the gorgeous waterfalls. Be aware that any of these activities can be dangerous; imagine what could come over that waterfall, including large pieces of wood or even rocks! Certain fish are poisonous, and shore break waves in the ocean can leave even the best swimmer turned upside down. Common sense is always a good thing!

Leave valuables in your Maui condo rental, keep them on your person, or place them in the trunk out of sight. While Maui isn’t known for crime, theft is the most common offense. The last thing you want is to hop out of your rental car and head toward the beach only to return and find your iPhone, money, or other valuables gone.

Bring along the right clothes and footwear. Sure, it’s okay to run around barefoot occasionally, but sand can be extremely hot on your tootsies, as can cement – and don’t even think about the thorns from Kiawe trees! Bring along some beach sandals at the very least, and a long sleeve shirt or sweater if you intend to visit the Haleakala Crater or go Upcountry. While the weather is generally tropical, there are a few cool spots.

Our rock, sand, and shells are part of our landscape and are special to natives, so you may want to consider other souvenirs such as those at the many shops.

Make sure you bring along the sunscreen, manage your time well and set aside ample time for those activities that may take the better part of a day, and have a blast! Most important of all, book your Maui condo rental well ahead of time to avoid huge disappointment. Count on Honua Kai’s Finest for luxurious, comfortable surroundings and fantastic ocean views!

June Is Just Around The Corner, Book Your Maui Condo Rental Now!

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Time is flying by, and June will be here before you know it. If you plan to vacation on our wonderful island, it’s time to book your Maui condo rental! Many who vacation in Hawaii book their accommodations weeks in advance, sometimes even months ahead of time. A smart move, considering if you wait until the last minute you may be stuck staying in a cramped hotel room. Who wants to look at four walls from a tiny space when you can enjoy gorgeous beach and ocean views from a luxuriously appointed, expansive space?

If you’re bringing along the kids or a few friends, you may want to consider a 3-bedroom condo vacation rental such as 625 Hokulani. With three baths and magnificent views of the ocean from every room, “Hale Honu,” as we’ve affectionately named this suite, comfortably accommodates 8 people and offers beautiful furnishings along with a fully equipped kitchen for your cooking enjoyment, internet, a washing machine and dryer, towels and linens, a balcony, an outdoor grill, satellite and a video library, toys for the kids and so much more – you’ll enjoy a spectacular vacation.

Described by previous guests as “roomy” with high-end decor and magnificent morning and sunset views from the balcony, we have received stellar reviews for 625H which also has two ovens in the kitchen along with beach accessories for the family to enjoy. Another guest described our Maui condo rentals as amazing, saying that this suite provided everyone his or her own space with comfy beds, lovely furnishings and light-blocking curtains which were great for sleeping in.

Why not take the virtual tour for yourself and see just how amazing 625 Hokulani truly is? At Honua Kai’s Finest, Maui condo rentals are our specialty. We strive to make your vacation on our beautiful island the best vacation ever, one you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Be sure to book now to secure your vacation accommodation!

Traveling To Maui For Your 2017 Vacation? Helpful Tips To Make Your Trip Enjoyable

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People dream of vacationing in Maui every day – but when you actually get to live that dream, you come back to reality. Where are you going to stay, what are the activities and entertainment you’ll want to enjoy, how will you get around the island, what should you bring along? There are countless questions, and planning well in advance is essential. While there’s likely no doubt you’ll want to book one of our luxurious and comfortable Maui condo rentals, we have a few suggestions to help make your vacation and the weeks leading up to it less stressful and more enjoyable.

Most of those who choose Maui to vacation in love the beach and water sports, not to mention the tropical surroundings and warm weather. Sunshine is abundant on the island, so if you plan to engage in outdoor activities or lay on the beach to achieve that golden glow, be sure to bring along a sunscreen providing SPF 30 protection to prevent a bad sunburn, which could spoil a great time. Apply frequently and be sure to drink plenty of water when outdoors.

Wondering how you’ll navigate around the island? For first time visitors, it’s usually best to choose public transportation or a guided tour so you can experience all of the places you’ve dreamed of without worrying about getting lost or going in the wrong direction. If you’re confident in your navigation skills, you can rent a car, ATV, or even a motorcycle depending on your needs.

What about booking your accommodations? Whether you choose one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals or decide to stay at a hotel or rental house, it’s important to secure where you will stay far in advance. To be on the safe side, and depending on the season, book your condo or hotel room a month in advance to ensure you won’t have any problems. If an emergency pops up and you need to cancel, most resorts and other accommodations require 48 hours notice although there may be a cancellation fee that applies.

Be sure you don’t forget the essentials. While it isn’t likely you’ll need a heavy sweater or long pants, you may want to bring along some hiking boots and a long-sleeve shirt or two should you engage in outdoor activities in the early morning or evening hours. Some areas on the island are cooler than others at certain times of the day, better to be prepared! Sunglasses, a hat to protect your face from the sun and heat, closed shoes if you intend to go horseback riding, and of course shorts and cool tops are required! Also, keep in mind that some of the more upscale restaurants and bars may have a dress code, so bring along an outfit that’s casual but suitable for these occasions. Last, and perhaps most important of all – don’t forget your swimsuit! Swimming and relaxing on the beach is what it’s all about.

You can find plenty of tips online to ensure you have a wonderful vacation while visiting our beautiful island. By planning well in advance and making a list of what you’ll need, you can avoid a ton of stress and last-minute confusion when traveling to Maui. At Honua Kai’s Finest, our Maui condo rentals are the most splendid you’ll find, and affordable. Why settle for less when you finally get the opportunity to experience the vacation of your dreams?