Papakea Resort

3543 Lower Honoapiilani Road

Lahaina, HI  96761

With it's 13 acres of meticulously landscaped tropical grounds, including lagoons, bridges and Koi Ponds, Papakea is the first choice for accommodations. Situated in front of the Pacific Ocean, minutes away from the historical town of Lahaina,Whalers Village ,and Kapalua this resort is ideal. With units that will lodge up to 4 comfortably, this resort is perfect for the intimate get-away, family gathering, or your dream wedding. Each condo is beautifully decorated and is complete with a fully furnished kitchen, includes a washer and dryer, and high speed wireless internet. There are two pools for your enjoyment, one heated and on-site weekly guest activities which include classes on snorkeling, swimming, pineapple cutting and more. Enjoy the private spa, sauna, cabana and catch a nap on the oceanfront lawn, or sunbathe as you watch for whales to surface.

The Resort

The Papakea Resort is centrally located in West Maui between Kaanapali and Kapalua, with a view of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Only 10 minutes to the old whaling town of Lahaina, one of the most popular spots on Maui, full of shops, romantic oceanfront dining, ice cream parlors, boat harbor, and nightspots! This ocean front condominium resort is located on 13 lush acres. Enjoy fine dining cuisine nearby and stroll the sand kissed streets as you shop many of the numerous island boutiques.   Nearby you can enjoy a round of golf at Kaanapali and Kapalua, or walk off your balcony and engage in surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, whale watching, and other numerous water activities.

With it's original Hawaiian ambiance Papakea is exquisite, soothing, and intimate. This paradise resort offers the perfect lodging for families, couples, or romantic get-aways.  Location is key.  Situated on the less crowded yet beautiful north end of Kaanapali Beach, you will not be disappointed in choosing this resort.  There are a total of 364 units spread among 11 low rise buildings nestled in 13 acres of the most breath taking natural tropical vegetation imaginable.  No need for shoes here as the landscaping provides lush garden-style areas which are manicured for your ultimate viewing pleasure.  While this resort may seem vast, it is in the areas that matter most to a perfect setting.  As one of the largest acreage resorts, it houses the smallest number of units, compounded with the location and landscaping will make you feel as if you have the island to yourself.  Spend your day on the beach, or nap by one of our two radiant pools, one which is heated.  Each pool has a private spa, sauna, cabana and barbeque area.  There are poolside shops that rent snorkel and other water-sport gear.  You can also enjoy two 12-hole putting greens, three lit tennis courts and two ocean-front shuffleboard courts.  Papakea is a mystical paradise boasting tranquil freshwater lagoons and bridges.  Spend the evening walking through the tropical array of lawns dotted with colorful flowers, view the numerous Koi ponds and hear the lulling sound of the waves hitting the shore as the coconut palms rustle in the breeze.


Barbeque area

Beach Towels (At Valley Isle)


Fitness Center

Guest Services

Handicap Accessible

Hot Tub (2)

Internet / WiFi Lobby

Laundry facilities (in units)

Linens Provided

Movie Rental

Non Smoking

Parking (Free)

Parking Garage

Pets allowed

Pool (Indoor)

Pool (2 Outdoor)

Security (24 hour)

Tennis Courts

Telephone (Free Local)



The Units
Our units can accommodate from 1-4 and offer a wide selection of beautifully decorated condominiums that provide all the amenities of home. Each condo has a fully furnished kitchen including blender, coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. Spacious living accommodations provide cable TV, DVD/vcr player, and telephone. Every unit is also outfitted with a washer and dryer, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, clock radio and ceiling fans. For you convenience and to be able to stay in touch we also offer high speed wireless internet. From your private lanai or patio, you'll enjoy a view of the beautifully manicured landscape and from some units an ocean view as well.
AMENITIES Studio 1 Bedroom
Sleeping 1 QW & 1 QS 1 Q & 1 QW
Occupancy 4, 2 for privacy 4
Approx. Square Feet 537 699
Bath Shower only Shower only
Q=Queen, K=King, QS=Queen sofa sleeper. QW= Queen wall bed, LO=Lock off, EZ=Disabled access.  

Air Conditioned


Cable/ Satellite TV

Clock Radio

Coffee Maker


DVD / VCR Player

Hair Dryer

Internet / WiFi Fee

Internet / WiFi Free

Kitchen (Full set dishes/pans)

Kitchen (Partial)



Refrigerator (mini)

Washer / Dryer

Units are not pre-assigned.  See a resort map for unit locations.

Vacation Internationale owned units are as follows:
































If you request an availability calendar, we'll provide one for you.  The up to date calendar is on the Vacation Internationale secure site so we're unable to post or link to it.  About 70% of our business comes from cancellations and from "fills" from waitlists we request for our guests.  So even if we don't have availability right now, we very well may be able to accommodate you.  

Additional Fees:  Papakea Resort Fee ($15/day)

Our rates include all fees and taxes.  Rates depend on whether your visit is during low or high season and how many days in advance of arrival that you book.  See links to the left for a rate calculator. A one time reservation/cleaning fee of $50 is applied to all reservations.  Discounts  are available to military, veterans, some seniors, and those who are disabled.  We want everyone to be able to afford a vacation.  Low Price Guarantee:  (for low season rates only)  If you are able to find a comparable unit for less, right up to your day of arrival, we will beat that price by 5%.  For all other rates, we will strive to beat any other price you find for a comparable unit. For a rate quote, either use the rate calculator or contact us. Prices below do include the 13.4% Hawaii State tax.

Studio Days from booking to arrival
From To Over 60 Under 60
15-Dec 30-Apr $184 $151
1-May 30-Jun $145 $119
1-Jul 31-Aug $165 $136
1-Sep 15-Nov $145 $119
16-Nov 14-Dec $165 $136
1 Bedroom Days from booking to arrival
From To Over 60 Under 60
15-Dec 30-Apr $214 $169
1-May 30-Jun $168 $133
1-Jul 31-Aug $192 $152
1-Sep 15-Nov $168 $133
16-Nov 14-Dec $192 $152


  STUDIO            1 BEDROOM

You will be asked to open an excel file.  Simply enter your arrival and departure date and your total rate will be determined.  Or contact us and we will send you your total cost. 


Our Competition   Our goal is to provide you with the lowest price available.  In the event that you ever find a lower price elsewhere, please send us the link and we'll try to beat it for you.  Our competition sites may provide you with additional photos and reviews as well as a price comparison so our rates will be appreciated.
Vacation Resorts International  ($242-$302 plus tax) Resort Time


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Leave a review

Please note that our reviews are limited at this resort.  We don't have an ad for Papakea.  We have nearly 200 verified reviews at Trip Advisor/Flipkey that average 4.7 out of 5. The below are reviews sent to me by e-mail by a few of my guests.

7/14/11 Papakea was wonderful, just as you described. We will likely stay in Kihei next year, so we will check in with you for availability. May look you up for some snow skiing this winter too. I very much appreciated working with you and thank you for making my family's first trip to Hawaii such a wonderful time. Mahalo.  Fred 


 3/15/14  We just returned from a week at the Papakea Resort on Maui. What a great week it was!! Papakea is a beautiful resort and we didn't want to leave. Our one-bedroom condo facing the beautifully landscaped gardens and the ocean was the perfect escape, providing us with a wonderful, relaxing retreat after our one-week cruise around the islands. Our unit was quiet, very clean, and well supplied with all one needs for daily living. The beach and all kinds of activities are available; however, we spent much of our time on the lanai enjoying the view and the sound of waves against the shore. A convenience store is just a few steps away.

 Our reservation and check-in procedures went smoothly and all staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Rick Rose was wonderful and we will definitely rent from him again. He went out of his way to get us this last-minute rental. All staff on site also can be credited with making our stay comfortable and memorable. We would definitely recommend Papakea and working with Rick Rose when looking for a rental here. Linda M.


5/6/15  Rickís Place in Paradise! - Unit #103 and #105- Papakea Resort, Maui

From the moment you walk into the condo you feel like you are at home! Home in paradise!! The gorgeous swaying palm trees and Hawaiian birds chirping are right outside your patio, this ambience sets up everything right away! All you need for your Maui vacationJ this spacious condo awaits you, it is very clean and charming. We loved the big kitchen, where we were able to bring in food from the local grocery store.

One morning we had time to enjoy our breakfast of fruit right outside on our lanai.  Heavenly! NO words to describe this place, it was even more than what we hoped for in a vacation rental. We will most definitely return, true that this is the only place we will stay at in Maui. With all the amenities and views it offers, makes it very appealing for any traveler to this island.

You will not find a better deal or outstanding service on Maui!! The response from the owner is fast and pleasant. Rick and his team are very nice to deal with and are quick and efficient to help with any questions before you arrive.

**********10 plus stars, and hats off to Rick and his marvellous condo that he has opened up to people all over the world. We canít wait to return!

Mahalo again! Betsy Lulu


Local Attractions  We've put together a comprehensive list of Attractions, Dining, Events, Grocery Maps, Stores, Webcam, Weather and more.     Click on the Local Information Link on the left bar.

Off site, you will enjoy sightseeing, shopping and dining at Lahaina, Whaler's Village and Kapalua. Off-site activates include golf at Kaanapali and Kapalua, surfing and windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba, whale watching and other water activities at nearby sandy beaches.
Basketball Courts,
Bike Rentals,
Charter Fishing,
Fitness Center,
Golf Course & Pro Shop,
Grocery Store,
Hair Salon,
Historic Sites,
Horseback Riding,
Movie Rentals
Shopping Area,
Shuttle Service,
Snack Bars,
Snorkel/Scuba Diving

Maps and Directions Google map link

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From Kahului Airport

Head Northeast on Lanui Cir toward Hemaloa st, Continue onto Hawaii 380/Kahului Airport RD/Keolani pl, Continue to follow Hawaii 380, Turn left onto Hawaii 30 S/Honopoapiilani HWY, Turn left onto Hoohi RD, Turn right onto Lower Honoapiilani rd, Destination will be on the left.

From Kapalua- West Maui Airport
Head northwest on Akahele St torward Hawaii 30 E, Take the 1st right onto Hawaii 30 E, Take the 1st left onto Hoohui Rd, Turn right onto Lower Honoapiilani rd, Destination will be on the left.


Kahului Airport 30.0 mi  Costco 30.4 mi
Kapalua- West Maui Airport 2.1 mi K Mart 30.9 mi
Ka'anapali Beach 3 mi Walmart 29.8 mi
Napili Bay 3 mi Safeway 5.3 mi
D.T Fleming Beach 4.6 mi Makena Lava Fields 40.5
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Important Updates (updated 11/7/15) Feel free to request a recent update if the preceding date is over 60 days old.
Current weather report:   Accuweather


Exterior Construction

The final phase of a four year exterior renovation project approved by the Papakea Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) will take place in October and November 2015;work will include weekends to maintain the preset schedule:

 The work will consist primarily of slab edges and lanai ceiling work, warranty work and minor painting in the walkways.

The crews completing this work will be small and may involve use of the scaffolding and/or lifts around the building. A 50 % point reduction will be offered if scaffolding is directly affecting your unit.

The AOAO will also complete a parking lot repair project. The front desk will inform you of the parking restrictions, during the repaving and resealing of the asphalt.

Seawall Emergency Repair

The Papakea resort seawall itself is strong and stable; however, it is being undermined by the ever-changing ocean swells and waves, currents and tidal effects. For several reasons, (climate change, new ocean cycles, etc.,) these effects are occurring throughout Hawaii, including up and down the West Maui coast.

A seawall repair project is expected to start November 30, 2015 and to last through the end of 2016. There will be no work on Christmas day and New Year's day, but construction will take place during the holidays period. We anticipate noise during the repair project

Papakea Resort Fee

Effective since July 1, 2014, the Papakea Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) collects a resort fee. This fee, applicable to everyone including residents, renters, time share guests, and owners, is in lieu of a parking fee and includes free local calls and free Wi-Fi. Resort fees are common and accepted practices in West Maui and in Hawaii, in general.

The fee is set at $15.00 per night. For stays exceeding 10 nights, the fee will be applied to the first 10 nights of each consecutive 30 day period of the stay. It will be collected at check-out, by the Papakea Front Desk, as it is not a VI fee. 

New Check-in:  Please check-in at the Papakea office in the Papakea resort lobby (check-in is no longer at Valley Isle). For any questions regarding housekeeping or maintenance, please contact the VI check-in office at Valley Isle.

VI Staff:  There are no VI personnel onsite at Papakea; concerns should be directed to the VI staff located at the Valley Isle resort. 

Air Conditioning: The units do not have air conditioning but are equipped with ceiling fans.

Accommodations/Lodging Tax:  As required by state and local regulations, this nightly tax rate is based on condominium size and season.

Views:  All units have garden views.

WIFI: WIFI internet is available at no cost in all units.

Lost and Found Policy:  Vacation Internationale is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen personal items.  Each resort keeps detailed records of all 'found' items and will ship them back at the owner's expense, based upon local mail/shipping restrictions.  Any items in the Lost & Found not claimed within 90 days will be donated to a local charity or discarded.


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