Kohea Kai Resort
551 S. Kihei Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kihei Phone 808/879-1261 Prices Double from $369; studio from $389; suite from $489; Penthouse suite from $529. Extra person $45 Units 26 Amenities Concierge; 2 Jacuzzis (rooftop hot tub is clothing-optional); pool; free parking; no resort fee; free Wi-Fi Web site Kohea Kai Resort Other No children allowed
Across the street from windswept Sugar Beach in North Kihei, this cheery, adults-only boutique property welcomes all, and caters especially to gay and lesbian travelers. 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. Studios and suites have full kitchens or kitchenettes. The three penthouse suites are fabulous—especially #622, a gorgeous 3-bedroom retreat. 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.