Step outside Honua Kai Resort and you're on North Kaanapali Beach, a golden stretch of sand with views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai in front of you and the West Maui Mountains behind you. An aquatic playground of four pools—hot tubs for adults and waterslides for kids, Duke's restaurant, and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Ho'ola Spa round out the experience of South Pacific bliss.
Duke's Beach House restaurant is deservedly famous for Hawaiian cuisine,and its surf-history vibe; open breakfast through dinner. Head to Aina Gourmet Market in the lobby for early morning lattes and pastries, picnic provisions, or to stock your kitchen for cooking in your suite.
Honua Kai is beachfront on North Kaanapali Beach, 10 minutes from Lahaina and 50 minutes from Kahului Airport by car.