Across the street from windswept Sugar Beach in North Kihei, this cheery boutique property welcomes all, and caters especially to gay and lesbian travelers (many who started coming here when it was still an LGBTfocused resort known as Maui Sunseeker). When you book a standard room, studio, or suite, expect bright decor, comfy California king–size beds, air-conditioning (wall mount), and spacious ocean- or mountain-view lanais. Suites have full kitchens or kitchenettes. The three penthouse suites are fabulous—especially #622, a three-bedroom suite (all king beds) with private two-person hot tub. Rates include a full hot breakfast. Chat with fellow guests over eggs and bagels or in the rooftop hot tub, where you can take in the panoramic view of Maalaea Bay and the West Maui Mountains. Maui’s best beaches are a short drive away; the owners supply beach chairs and coolers.
Kohea Kai Resort
551 S. Kihei Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 808/879-1261 Prices Double $256–$400; studio suite $306–$470; 1-bedroom suite $356– $500; penthouse suites $489–$900. Resort fee $25. Extra person $45. Rates include breakfast. Units 26 units Amenities Concierge; 2 whirlpools (rooftop hot tub is clothing-optional); pool; free parking; free Wi-Fi. Web site Kohea Kai Resort
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.