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Honua Kai Resort & Spa Hotel Review: This 618-suite resort is situated atop 38 acres in a prime North Beach Kaanapali location. The full-service oceanfront property's design is contemporary Hawaiian décor with warm earth tones and textures inspired by the natural beauty of the island. The guest suites have fully stocked luxury kitchens with marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets, in addition to a stacked washer and dryer for laundry. Flat screen televisions with Blu-ray DVD players occupy the living spaces, along with queen sofa beds and lounge chairs for winding down after a day in the sun. Living areas open up onto spacious covered lanais for the perfect entertaining and outdoor dining areas. The multiple pools include a main infinity-style pool surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas, as well as a network of pools, hot tubs, pond bridges, waterfalls, waterslides and a relaxing, meandering river that flows amid even more waterfalls and swimming holes for the ultimate aquatic experience. The resort features gourmet dining options and a beach activities desk, and is home to Duke's Beach House Maui restaurant, a local island favorite offering live island music and daily "Aloha Hour" specials.