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Just returned from spending a most enjoyable 3 nights at the new Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Maui.

Located at the north end of Kaanapali Beach (just before Honokowai), the resort is comprised of all suites … from a roomy 580 sq. ft. Ohana Suite to a palatial 2,650 sq. ft. 3-bedroom master suite. Each suite features a private bathroom for each bedroom and many more unexpected luxuries.  I had a comfy and spacious 2-bedroom unit with a great ocean view.

Living in a home on Oahu that was built in the 1970’s, I had some challenges with the wonderful new fixtures and appliances in the kitchen but, it was fun figuring out how they all worked.

Above is an image of the resort I snapped from a 6th floor balcony.

Right is a photo I took of one of the 2 bedrooms in my unit.  Very beautifully appointed with comfy king bed.  I did not take a photo but there was a tub and separate  shower plus a huge vanity area with double sinks in spacious the  bathroom and an almost identical set-up in the other bedroom.

Currently there is just one restaurant – but it’s the very popular oceanfront Duke’s Beach House.  Another restaurant will open in the second tower (possibly in mid 2011).  Aina Gourmet – a wonderful coffee shop and deli with groceries, sundries and more is available for anyone wanting items to prepare in the kitchen or something lighter to eat or snack on.  Here’s a photo of the breakfast panini I had one morning (note that half of the panini is missing).

The resort also offers a fitness center, children’s program with play room, 3-pool aquatic playground and more.  The spa will also open sometime in 2011.

When booking a visit, be sure to check for specials.  Currently, they are offering a 50% discount plus the 5th night free.  For the 2-bedroom unit that I had, the special rate is $375 per night but when you think that it can accommodate two couples or a family of six, that’s not a bad deal.

Finally, here is a photo I took from the huge lanai all units have.  Although you can’t see it, the glass doors to the deck do not slide open … rather, they fold open like a shoji screen … giving you a larger than large indoor / outdoor suite space.

For more detail about the resort and a photo gallery with gorgeous images, visit

Relax amidst the natural beauty and warmth of Maui at Napili Kai Beach Resort where you’ll find all the benefits of a full-service beach hotel in quiet, uncomplicated Maui condo.  Nāpili Kai Beach Resort offers several types of hotel and condo accommodations in low-rise buildings scattered throughout ten oceanfront acres of landscaped grounds.

A special offer to celebrate 50 years

Napili Kai Beach Resort, celebrating 50 years on the beach at Maui’s beautiful Napili Bay, is offering rates starting at $50 for the night of September 15, 2010 to mark the resort’s 50th anniversary. For that one night only, the following Anniversary Rates will apply for all Napili Kai guests staying a minimum of three paid nights: Studio $50 (usual rack rate is $310-$455); One-bedroom suite $100 (usually $475-$670); Two-bedroom suite $150 (usually $685-$995). 

These Anniversary Rates are subject to applicable taxes, based on room availability at time of booking, and are effective for both existing and new reservations for the night of September 15th. The Anniversary Rates can be combined with other specials, such as Napili Kai’s on-line offers for fall travel featuring 50% off One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites, reimbursement of airline baggage fees, or 5th, 6th, and 7th-night free packages.

Requiring a three-night minimum stay, the night of September 15 will be discounted and the other nights will be charged at the applicable rates or provided free if guests qualify for one of the free-night packages. To book the Anniversary Rate for September 15, call toll-free 800-367-5030. The rate cannot be booked online.

The resort is also featuring an online 50th Anniversary Contest, open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are at least 21 years of age. No purchase is necessary, and the entry form, eligibility, rules, and other contest details are available at . Entry deadline is December 31, 2010.

The winner of the random drawing will receive a Grand Prize trip of seven nights for two people including: Oceanview Studio accommodations at Napili Kai with welcome leis, roundtrip air transportation provided by Mango Tours from any continental U.S. airport serviced by Hawaiian Airlines, a seven-day Enterprise car rental, private oceanfront Na Hoku dinner for two at the resort, two roundtrip tickets on Expeditions ferry to the island of Lanai, two tickets to the Grammy Award-winning slack key guitar concert series at Napili Kai, and a slack key CD.

Call Napili Kai Beach Resort at toll-free 800-367-5030, direct (808) 669-6271, email or visit the resort’s website at

Here is an all-around remedy in a tin that can be used as a beauty aid or healing remedy … wow!

It’s Lavender.

The benefits of Lavender are amazing.

  • It is a natural moisturizer and hydrator to restore loss of moisture
  • It also has antiseptic and disinfectant properties which help to heal minor burns, cuts, scrapes, dry cuticles, callous and various skin rashes such as eczema.

What makes this salve so great is the 90% shea butter that promotes deep healing and seals in moisture.   (Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the seed of the African shea tree by crushing and boiling).

The combination of the light fragrance of rosemary, with a hint of Lavender, boosted with shea butter, makes this a ‘must have’ that can be used by the entire family.

If you won’t be visiting Maui and Alii Kula Lavender any time soon, this and other great products are available on their website here.

AKL Maui
1100 Waipoli Road
Kula, HI. 96790
Phone: 808-878-3004
FAX: 808-878-2645