A vacation to the amazing islands of Hawaii should be on every traveler’s bucket list. The fiftieth state in the United States has eight islands but only six are open to the public. The most populated island is Oahu, also home to the capital city, Honolulu. The Big Island, Hawai’i, has some of the best snorkeling and diving waters in the state. Kauai, known as the Garden Island, is filled with lush greenery. Lanai is the most quiet of the public islands. Many native Hawaiians reside on Molokai. And the island still remains fairly underdeveloped today. And the island of Maui, with its wealth of beaches and upscale resorts, is a luxury destination not to be missed on a Hawaiian vacation.
The luxury destination of Maui
Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian islands. As such, it is separated into five distinct regions. From desert to lush rainforests, low valleys to the top of volcanoes, Maui has a unique topography all its own. In addition, Maui has 30 miles of beautiful beaches. The luxury destination of Maui has something for everyone. In fact, for more than twenty years, Maui has been ranked the best island in United States by one of the world’s most preeminent travel magazines.
The Exclusive Getaway of Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa is on Maui’s north western coastline, which was once the vacation paradise of Hawaii’s royal family. Nestled on 38 acres between the beautiful Kaanapali Beach and the West Maui Mountains, this exclusive getaway is one of the newest resorts in the region. The extensive property offers 600 guest quarters from which to choose. Moreover, AAA has awarded four diamonds to the Honua Kai Resort & Spa for seven consecutive years. This prestigious rating is a testimony to the resort’s upscale accommodations, bespoke amenities, and superior level of hospitality.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa has a variety of suites for ever need and desire. However, accommodations from The Royal Collection are sure to amaze. The Ali’i Suites, ali’i meaning royal or chief in Hawaiian, have three bedrooms and three baths. With 2,700 square feet of living space, these generous suites have a full gourmet kitchen and a washer and dryer. The stunning in and out lanai with a private grill and views of the pools and ocean round out these luxurious guest quarters. The Pi’ilani Suites, or Rising Sky Suites, are on the top floor of the resort. These suites average 2,300 square feet and have the option of two or three bedrooms. They, too, each have a large 400 square foot lanai.
However, for the most exclusive getaway, the Kamehameha Suite is the epitome of Hawaiian luxury. Named for the ancient chief who established the kingdom of Hawaii in 1810, there is only one Kamehameha Suite at Honua Kai Resort & Spa. This luxurious sixth floor suite has 2,650 square feet of indoor living space with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, living room, and dining room. Moreover, this suite has the largest lanai on Maui with 3,200 square feet of space and panoramic views of the ocean. Lounge on a chaise, dine in the sea breeze, or even whale watch from the comfort of your suite!
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Royal Collection Amenities
Also, The Royal Collection offers unique amenities to their guests. Upon arrival, each guest receives a kukui nut lei greeting. Guests can indulge in the freshest of Hawaiian fruit with a complimentary tropical fruit basket. The suites receive everyday housekeeping services and replenishment of amenities every five days. Ho’ola Spa offers a discount to Royal Collection guests. Of course, the concierge is of service to help create unique vacation experiences. In addition, Royal Collection suite guests receive a mid-size car rental to travel throughout Maui at their leisure.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa has an amazing three acre aquatic playground that is sure to delight the entire family. Adults are sure to enjoy lying by one of the pools, meandering down the lazy river, and soaking in one of the five hot tubs. However, kids can careen down the water slides and explore the waterfalls and caves. And, of course, this water park is just steps from Kaanapali Beach. This world renowned beach has three miles of white sand beach and crystal blue waters. Be sure to watch the daily sunset cliff dive at Black Rock!
Duke’s Beach House sits between the resort’s aquatic playground and Kaanapali Beach. Named for the famous surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, the oceanfront restaurant offers a wide variety of fare for every taste. Each dish features fresh, local ingredients with a Hawaiian flair. Not only does Duke’s Beach House have a menu especially for children, it also has a chef’s tasting menu designed for the more refined palate. But regardless of age or palate, everyone should save room for a slice of the Hula Pie Many have tried to copy this recipe but no one does it quite like Duke’s. This famous dessert is a decadent combination of macadamia nut ice cream, chocolate cookie crust, chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts. Yum!
‘Āina Gourmet Market is the perfect stop for guests on the go. This rustic cafe, located in the Hokulani lobby, has a coffee bar and wide variety of pastries and prepared meals. Also, ‘Āina Gourmet Market pledges to source their ingredients within a 100 mile radius. An easy way to bring a healthy, locally-sourced meal on your daily Hawaiian adventure.
Incredible Maui Activities
Adventure can be found everywhere you look in Maui. And the concierges at Honua Kai Resort & Spa are ready to help you find it! Some of the most popular excursions include: hiking through the rainforest, helicopter tours, waterfall rappelling, zip lining, snorkeling, surf lessons, and watching the sunrise atop a volcano. The staff at Honua Kia can even arrange for guests to travel 100 feet below the ocean surface in a submarine!
Ho’ola Spa is the perfect place for pampering on a luxury Hawaiian vacation. One of the most unique features of Ho’ola is their Himalayan Salt Room. Long ago, ancient healers noticed that halotherapy, or salt therapy, had physiological benefits. The modern practitioners of today believe halotherapy releases negative ions, helping the body achieve wellness.
Of course, Ho’ola Spa also offers a wide menu of spa and body treatments. Their signature ritual, the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, is not to be missed. This massage technique has been handed down through generations. As practitioners deeply massage the body using their forearms, guests will reach a new level of muscle relaxation. In addition, Ho’ola Spa only uses Malie Organics, a luxury spa brand made on Kauai.
When you want a vacation filled with sun, surf, and relaxation, look no further than Honua Kai Resort & Spa in the luxury destination of Maui, Hawaii.