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Kohea Kai Resort – Kihei, Maui
Kohea Kai Resort Review
For the millions of annual visitors to Maui, the sky is the limit when it comes to accommodations. From quaint bed and breakfasts nestled in lush valleys to sprawling luxury resorts on postcard-worthy, white sand beaches, if you can’t find your idea of tropical heaven on Maui, it probably doesn’t exist. One upscale boutique South Maui resort that often stays under the radar is Kohea Kai Resort, a 100% Adult only resort with an incredible location, ocean views, no resort fee, free deluxe breakfast, concierge service, complimentary adventure equipment, and 24-hour room service.
Kohea Kai Resort
551 S Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753
Following recent renovations and new ownership, this property continues to deliver an impeccable level of service, with modern design and the new Kohea Kai Bistro. Enjoy Grab and Go food items for purchase 24 hours a day.
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Kohea Kai Resort room options include Standard, Studio, Junior Suite, Full Suite, Ocean View Penthouse, and Ocean Front Penthouse. The resort offers travelers a relaxing setting with modern amenities, including a refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, HD/3D Smart Flat Panel TV, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, ceiling fan, air conditioning, California King bed, private bathroom, daily housekeeping services, and free breakfasts.
In addition, they also offer complimentary wifi, parking, and daily use of beach towels, chairs, and coolers. Guests will enjoy complimentary breakfasts from the Kohea Kai Bistro.
(A QUICK NOTE: For the price, you’ll be blown away at what you get. It’s a very attractive value.)
This resort is outfitted with a saline pool, heated year-round by solar panels, in addition to two hot tubs, one for use by all guests and the other with limited access reserved for guests of the Penthouse.
One of the highlights of the property is the rooftop deck, offering stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and neighboring islands of Kahoʻolawe and Lanaʻi. The ample seating allows for perfect sunset gatherings, and during winter months, doubles as an excellent place to whale watch!
The property is home to a charming and beautiful outdoor garden, perfect for hosting an afternoon meal with friends or intimate wedding reception. Gas barbecue grills are available for use.
If sunset gazing, salty breezes, and surprisingly secluded beaches are your thing, the Kohea Kai has you covered. Only 30 steps from Mai Poina ʻOe laʻu Beach in Kihei, guests can enjoy a morning walk or sunset lounge largely to themselves. While not as swimmer-friendly as some of the other beaches in South Kihei and Wailea, largely due to strong winds that make it one of the best areas for wind and kitesurfing, you also won’t have to fight a crowd for a spot under the surrounding palm trees.
The North Kihei location makes it quick and painless to get to many of the other popular areas of the island, including Maalaea Harbor, West Maui, Iao Valley, Upcountry, and the Road to Hana, while still being only a 5 to 10-minute drive to South Maui’s best attractions and activities.