Wailea/Kihei, Maui Hawaii – March 23, 2009 - Known world-wide for its
perfect beachfront location, the Mana Kai Maui resort has completed over
$5 Million in renovations and improvements.
“The lobby, resort entrance, swimming pool, hallways and more have
had a complete makeover”, says David Fradin owner of unit 215 at the Mana
Kai (http://www.mauimanakai.com). “The only remaining task this year
is a planned touch up to the spectacular grounds around the building.”
Mana Kai is the rectangular Building
Mana Kai entrance
The theme of the renovations revolves around the meaning of the Hawaiian
words "Mana Kai". "Mana" means "spirit" and "Kai" means "sea". So, inspired
by the "Spirit of the Sea," the new Mana Kai lobby reflects the feeling
of swimming underwater. The colors of the resort blend the hues of wet
sand from Keawekapu Beach and light green of the tidal pools and incorporate
the natural beauty that is a few steps away.
Around 1970, a group of United Airline pilots spotted the peninsula
of land, which was once a place of refuge, or puuhonua, where people could
renew their spirit. With knowledge of the land, sea and prevailing
winds, the pilots situated the building and its structure in harmony with
nature. The Maui Mana Kai has become a place where the children who
vacationed there in the ‘70s remember fondly and return frequently with
The beach lies within 100 feet of the Mana Kai and it gently slopes,
has very soft sand and many locals attest to it being the best beach on
Maui. All remember the spectacular sun sets and falling asleep to
the sound of the ocean.
The cost to stay at the Mana Kai is very reasonable at less than one-half
of the cost of the 5 Star Hotels located about a mile south, a short walk
down the best beach on Maui!
In contrast to Oahu, about 90% of Maui’s vacation rentals are owned
by individuals who rent them out to the traveling public either directly
or through property managers. Through what is call a “lock out” the
two bedroom condos can be rented separately with the one bedroom side having
a full kitchen and lanai that is oceanfront. The second bedroom can
be rented separately as a “hotel” room.