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2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9697
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#4 of 69 Specialty lodging in Kihei
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The Mana Kai Maui (Spirit by the Sea and Maui) is a sparkling jewel that places you right where you want to be — and steps from the soft sands of Keawakapu (Forbidden Cove) Beach. Both the Mana Kai Maui and Keawakapu Beach are located at the far southern end of South Kihei Road, bordering the entrance to Wailea. The mile-long-beach is a popular swimming, snorkeling and the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui. Here you are offered the convenience of having all of your needs met at our beachfront property, or venturing out to Wailea (less than 5 minutes away). Just north of the Mana Kai are the bustling activities of Kihei, popular restaurants, shops, and activities, (which we can happily arrange for you) from seeing waterfalls to whales (seasonal).

The Mana Kai Maui, the official on site rental management program, manages 44 two bedroom condominiums. The variety of condo upgrades has created nine different categories, ranging from Hotel Room to newly renovated Ali’i Condominium. One building, 8 story, 2 elevators and there are no ground floor units, all rooms start on the 2nd floor. All of the Condominium category rooms have a private lanai (patio) with fabulous million dollar views of the sandy beach of Keawakapu. Daily maid service, (no check out cleaning fee) and pool towel exchange is included in the rate. Free parking, free WIFI, Fitness and Business Center and no resort fees.

Our front desk is open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm HST. Our reservations staff is also located on site and available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, HST. Reservations department is closed on the weekends and most major holidays; however, guests may book their reservations online 24/7.

The Mana Kai Maui ‘ohana (family) strive to preserve the “Aloha Spirit.” Our guests have been returning for many years. Some even returning since the year we opened in 1973. Generations of visitors return annually and are greeted with aloha by their names. Just as our visitors return year after year, we have the good fortune of retaining a long-time staff with a handful of employees with 20+ years of service. It is this familiarity that embraces the soul and spirit of the Mana Kai Maui ~ where true Aloha lives.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Street parking
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Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Happy hour
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
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Air conditioning
Dining area
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Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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robo44 wrote a review Aug 2021
Santa Clara97 contributions32 helpful votes
The selling point of this place is the location and proximity to a swimmable beach. Just right outside a few steps away. Pros – Location, Location, beach front access, food on site, general store, free parking and free Wifi. Beach is wonderful Cons – Do not expect the front desk to actually help you out with any issues you may have. Front desk closes at 5:30pm required a security guard to let us to our room. These are condos so some owners live there. They are supposed to notify you when they are planning construction. Room 401 above us did not, they were running power equipment from 4 hours every day. We notified the front desk 3 times and they shrugged their shoulders. We just wanted a courtesy note or times that they planned to work.. Not unreasonable?? Room was adequate single king bed (Nothing like the website photos) but dingy and the window was duct taped together. We checked about a late check out due to airlines canceling our flight. They stated we had to wait till the last day at checkout to inquire about a late check but, when we did they stated all rooms were booked and could not allow this… If they were just up front 7 days earlier. Parking is mixed resort and public. While they do have spots reserved for you we constantly had to get the security guard to point us to a preferred spot. Due to COVID and water conservation they only cleaned the rooms and exchanged new towels every 3 days. They NEVER came to our room once. Only on the 4th day did we ask for a housekeeping visit. They did clean the room. Only other time we saw house keeping was on day 8 of checkout.. When she knocked on our door at 9am……. We felt like the stay was just adequate, could have been much better.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Justin wrote a review Aug 2021
Westborough, Massachusetts15 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is conveniently located right on the beach and has a nice sitting area out back. I love the fake grass, it was nice when it got windy and the sand was blowing around. Rey easy to move onto the grass but still be on the beach. The hotel provided chairs and towels, had a restaurant on site, and is a convenient location to access some of Maui’s best sites and activities. It’s a lot closer to the road to Hana or Haleakala than the west coast towns like Lahaina, a bit less touristy, and has equally beautiful beaches. I got the king bed room with no balcony, which was tiny. You get what you pay for, it was much cheaper than those kitchenette and balcony rooms, but definitely too small. I also didn’t like the way the rooms were situated, you open a door and there are then 2 doors inside for your u it and a neighbor unit. Our neighbors were loud, rude, and kept slamming doors.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Christine R. wrote a review Aug 2021
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Location is incredible and the views are stunning! Perfect for families but also romantic for couples. Centrally located with easy access to shops, road to Hana and water activities. Yummy sushi happy hour as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Stacy wrote a review Aug 2021
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We have stayed at the Mana Kai Maui a bunch of times and have had nothing but good things to say, however, this last stay was terrible! This trip we stayed in room 710 A and B. The sheets were stained, the dishwasher, oven, AND microwave were broken, and during our week stay, there were no attempts to fix anything. The only appliances that worked were the toaster oven, and fridge. The couch was stained with dirt and oil, and the fan had one setting, low, and that’s a problem seeing as how the unit also had no air conditioner. Underneath the beds had not seen a broom in a long time. There was sand, pieces of plastic and my 10 yo found medication. The best part was the management company asking that at the end of our stay, WE pay to wash the towels!! We did not. You are assigned a parking space but building management does not enforce it. Every single time we left, someone would take our spot. The front desk just shrugged their shoulders. We would have to park in the public lot and wait for our spot to reopen so we could repark 😡 There are some very nice units. I would think that there would be some standards that each owner would have to adhere to. Apparently not.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Winston Chinn, General Manager at Mana Kai Maui
Responded 6 Aug 2021
Sorry to hear 710 was not up to your liking. It is not in the on-site rental program. We manage 36 two bedrooms and if we have the availability in circumstances like this, we have the ability to move guests to another unit. Our on-site rental program does have unit category standards. Try us next time.
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Just1sandy wrote a review Jul 2021
Cordova, Tennessee51 contributions23 helpful votes
This resort was beautifully designed! We stayed in 614A in June 2021 for my 50th birthday trip to Mauiiiiiiii! And while that within itself was a great surprise... the Mani Kai Maui Resort was an excellent choice. The morning sunrises, the midday & afternoon views, the evening sunsets and views were just breath taking. Our condo overlooked the beach and ocean and the sounds of the ocean were wonderful. The resort itself had a restaurant called the 5 Palms onsite along with a sundry and a place that you could rent gear of needed. Parking was no hassle and accessing the beach, pool, and everything in between was the best! The one bedroom open space condo had a full walk in kitchen fully equipped with whatever you needed! The bathroom was spacious enough and the living room/bedroom area was perfect! And the balcony....oh my...was on point! We enjoyed a few breakfasts and some evening cocktails/appetizers on the patio while we enjoyed each other's company along with the nice weather and breath taking views! The Mana Kai Maui is a great destination choice when visiting Maui! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mana Kai Maui
Which popular attractions are close to Mana Kai Maui?
Nearby attractions include Island Art Party (5.0 km), Maui Professional Photography (1.4 km), and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mana Kai Maui?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mana Kai Maui?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mana Kai Maui?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Maui Fish Company, Honolulu Cookie Company, and 808 Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mana Kai Maui?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Mana Kai Maui have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mana Kai Maui accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.