Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Just down the coast from Kapalua Bay, this resort sits between the white sands and clear waters of Kaanapali Beach and the mountains of the West Maui Forest Reserve. The U-shaped buildings contain 628 condos that can all be entered into the rental pool. The units are also connected by a network of pools and a lazy river, plus a waterslide for kids. Homeowners enjoy a fitness center, an oceanfront restaurant, the Ho’ola Spa at Honua Kai and Aina, a gourmet grocery store that has its own upcountry farm and sells local produce and ingredients from within a 100-mile radius of the resort.
The wholly owned studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom condos range from 580 to 2,715 square feet, with open floor plans, lanais and terraces off the living room offering views of the ocean and the green hills. They come turnkey, decorated with contemporary Hawaiianstyle finishes, except for three-bedrooms units, which are sold unfurnished. Those have upgraded Viking kitchens and wine refrigerators; some come with private barbecues and outdoor kitchens. Prices range from just over $1 million up to $3.8 million. honuakai.com
Try before you buy: From $324 per night