Our Honokowai condos provide comfort and luxury in one of Maui's nicest areas. Nestled between the elegant resort areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua resorts on Maui's scenic western shoreline, Honokowai is known for its excellent weather and beautiful beaches with everything you need for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do An abundance of activities await you in the Honokowai region including land and sea adventures. Spend relaxing days at the beach, go snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding or parasailing, or enjoy a scenic hike or ziplining adventure. A world-class snorkeling spot is located about three miles offshore at Molokini Crater, and during the winter months these are some of the best waters in all of Hawaii for seeing humpback whales either from shore or on a whale watching tour. Fishing charters go after big game fish like swordfish and marlin.
Golfers have great options in this area including the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course with signature beachfront holes and views of the West Maui mountains. A nice day trip is a drive through the scenic Maui Upcountry region and on to the summit of Haleakala Volcano for stunning vistas and hikes through the native forest. After a day of fun pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment.
Nearby Beaches Honokowai Beach Park offers some fun snorkeling with openings in the reef to explore and many fish to see as well as green sea turtles. Restrooms, showers, picnic facilities and a grass lawn make this an enjoyable place to spend the day. There's even a playground for the kids. Head over the resort areas of Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua Beach to enjoy more pristine beaches and plenty of options for activities from snorkeling and scuba diving to boat tours and parasailing, or just relax and enjoy the beauty and crystal blue waters. Black Rock at Kaanapali is an exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving area. During the winter months this West Maui coastline is a great place to see humpback whales swimming by offshore, and you can get a closer look at these gentle giants on a whale watching tour.
Restaurants A local fish market and health food store in Honokowai will provide you with some basic supplies. Try the Honokowai Okazuya & Deli for excellent take-out meals to enjoy at the beach. They are known for great pasta and exceptional deli sandwiches including vegetarian options. Some exceptional dining in this region can be found at the posh resort areas of Kapalua and Kaanapali. There is no shortage of fine dining at the resorts, and with great ocean views. If you are just looking for a mid-day refueling try the hearty burgers and sandwiches at Leilani's on the Beach located along the Kaanapali Beachwalk. This popular boardwalk is also nice place to get some exercise as it spans for two miles along the resort shoreline. Enjoy sunset views from Merriman's Kapalua which offers a farm-to-table menu of upscale Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
Shopping In Honokowai there are several stores in the small commercial district including a dive shop for ocean adventurers. Head over to Kapalua Resort to browse the boutique gift shops. From Honokowai a long walk on the beach will bring you to Kaanapali Resort where you can explore the interesting shops along the oceanfront promenade. Many more shops and an abundance of art galleries can be found farther south in Lahaina town. Take a drive up into Kona Coffee Country for some interesting shops in the small towns and some great fresh-roasted coffee beans straight from the farmers.
Getting Around Renting a car is recommended when staying in a Honokowai condo giving you easy access to the area's immaculate beaches as well as the resort amenities of Kapalua and Kaanapali, exceptional shopping and dining in Lahaina town, and day trips to Haleakala Volcano and "Heavenly Hana." Maui's public bus system operates 7 days a week with service between communities in West, South and Central Maui including Haiku, Kula and the Maui Upcountry.
Weather and Ocean Conditions Honokowai as well as the rest of Maui's western shore is known for its idyllic weather with plenty of sunshine, a very moderate amount of rain annually, and pleasant temperatures that are usually in the 70s and 80s. Trade winds provide a pleasant cooling effect. Temperatures drop about five to ten degrees at night. Expect cooler temperatures if you are visiting higher elevation areas like Haleakala National Park.
Ocean conditions are generally very calm though intermittent ocean swells can bring times of high surf and strong currents with some beaches more protected from the open sea than others. If you would like to participate in water sports it is best to visit lifeguarded beaches and ask water safety personnel about the safest areas for the activities you choose.
Vacation Info Honokowai condos provide an ideal way to enjoy your Maui vacation with the comforts of home and luxuries of resort living including nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Honokowai condo listings to get an understanding of the different property features and amenities we offer. Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Honokowai accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We offer the largest selection of high-quality condos in Honokowai and stand behind our product, listing only the best properties on our website. If you have questions about our condo rentals or which destination is best for your Maui vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an overview of some of Honokowai's finest condo resorts.
History For some interesting insights into the history of this West Maui region take the self-guided walking tour along the Kaanapali Historical Trail. The West Maui region was once covered with sugarcane plantations until the 1960s when the tourist development began and Kaanapali Resort opened including the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course. As more upscale master-planned resort development continued, including the opening of Kapalua Resort, this region including Honokowai became a world-class visitor destination. Old Lahaina Town to the south has many historic landmarks from the eras of Hawaiian royalty, missionaries and visiting whaling ships. Follow the self-guided Lahaina Historic Trail and read the bronze informational plaques on the landmarks to learn more about this history of West Maui.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Accommodations in the Honokowai Area Napili Point Resort overlooks Honokeana Bay where you will find nice swimming, snorkeling and tidepool exploring. One and two bedroom condos offer great ocean views including Molokai and Lanai in the distance. Amenities include tropical landscaping, two oceanfront swimming pools, picnic and barbecue areas. Close to golf, tennis, shopping, restaurants and Napili Bay.
Royal Kahana Resort is a beachfront condo resort in Kahana between Kaanapali and Kapalua Resorts with an oceanfront swimming pool, fitness center, barbecue area, tropical landscaping and tennis courts. Maid and full concierge service offered. Close to shopping and dining, and just a short walk to Kahana Gateway Plaza.
Valley Isle Resort on Kahana Beach offers one and two bedroom condos as well as studios, all with ocean views with Lanai and Molokai in the distance. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, high-speed internet, cable TV, swimming pool, barbecue grills and free on-site parking. Close to golf, shopping and dining including the resort areas of Kaanapali and Kapalua as well as Lahaina.
Aston Kaanapali Shores on Kaanapali Beach provides a vacation condominium setting on ten beautifully landscaped acres. One and two-bedroom suites are offered as well as studios and hotel rooms. Suites and studios have fully-equipped kitchens. Amenities include an oceanfront restaurant, Camp Kaanapali kids club, a day spa, elevator, concierge and close access to great shopping, dining and golf courses as well as water sports.
Kaanapali Beach Club Resort offers spacious interiors with kitchens, free internet and air conditioning. The resort has a full-service restaurant and cocktail/bar lounge as well as a coffee shop and poolside bar. Amenities include a fitness center, atrium gardens on the beach, spa tub, sun deck, barbecue area, spa services, nightly activities, on-site parking and a two-story slide at the huge lagoon-style pool.
Hololani Resort offers two bedroom, two bath beachfront condominiums between the upscale resort areas of Kapalua and Kaanapali. Condos have a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, free internet access, spacious lanais and great ocean views with Molokai and Lanai in the distance. Amenities include a swimming pool, poolside gas-fired grills for barbecuing, an elevator and free underground parking. Close access to great shopping, dining and beaches.
Maui Kaanapali Villas is located on the Kaanapali Resort oceanfront with great views and tropical landscaping on an 11-acre seaside property with two pools, a jacuzzi, barbecue area, laundry facility, fitness center and Castaways Restaurant. Close to dining, shopping, tennis and golf. Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Honokowai region including Mahana Resort, Paki Maui, Maui Kai, Papakea, Maui Sands, Hale Kai, Mahana, Makani Sands, Kuleana, Lokelani, Pikaki and Hale Ono Loa.
In the Kaanapali Resort area are The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali Alii Resort, Honua Kai Beach Resort, Kaanapali Royal, Maui Kaanapali Villas, Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, Outrigger Maui Eldorado, Kaanapali Plantation, International Colony Club, Kaanapali Shores, Hololani Resort, Maui Eldorado, Kaanapali Shores, Kaanapali Royal, Kaanapali Zen and Kaanapali Penthouse.
In the Kahana region are Kahana Sunset, Royal Kahana, Kahana Villas, Kahana Outrigger, Sands of Kahana, Pohailani, Valley Isle Resort, Hololani Resort and Kahana Reef. In the Kapalua region are Kapalua Ridge Villas, Kapalua Golf Villas, The Residences at Kapalua Bay, Bay Villas and Napili Kai Beach Resort.