The Mana Kai has always been highly-regarded for its location on one of the best beaches on Maui (Keawakapu Beach), for the incredible ocean views from each unit in the building, for its inviting atmosphere, and for its impressive occupancy rates.
As most people who have stayed at the Mana Kai know, it is important to book your Mana Kai reservations early, due to the incredible popularity of this wonderful complex. Over the past several years, the owners’ association, the board of directors, and the resident manager have worked diligently together to dramatically improve what was already a spectacular place.
The Mana Kai overlooks spectacular Keawakapu Beach
Mana Kai – It Just Keeps Getting Better!
Just when it seemed like there was nothing left to do, they have now begun another project that will benefit the complex – they are putting a new roof over the Five Palms lower terrace. The Mana Kai owners and the Board of Directors have been waiting a very long time to be able to make this improvement, and they just recently received the necessary permit from the County of Maui.
The work is already underway, and they expect the project to be completed very shortly. This will provide a more attractive roofline over the Five Palms terrace area, both from the ground and from the condominium units themselves.
In the lower, right-hand corner of this photo is the old terrace roof
On the right side of this photo you can see the work on the terrace roof is underway
The new terrace roof – nearing completion!
Mana Kai Improvements
This is just the latest of a long list of improvements that have been completed in recent years, many of which were performed as part of a $5 million renovation to the property. The Mana Kai retained the imaginative Island Design team, who demonstrated incredible vision in the design work for the improvements.
These improvements included, among other things:
- An entirely re-designed and refurnished lobby
- A new entry area
- Two new elevators
- New pool decking
- A new pool design
- New water features
- A resurfaced building exterior
- New carpeting on walkways
- New unit doors and door frames
- New soffets
- New lighting and artwork
In addition to these substantial improvements, the Mana Kai also brought all new electrical systems into the building (a very extensive undertaking), which were relocated and replaced.
The parking lot and curbing was beautifully redesigned, new lighting was added, the landscaping was extensively renovated, and attractive new signage was designed and installed. There is also now a beautiful new walking path along the ocean. The Mana Kai has never looked better!
The Mana Kai, as seen from Keawakapu Beach
The Mana Kai front desk
Part of the renovated lobby area
Another seating area in the new lobby
My Experience with Mana Kai
The Mana Kai has always held a special place in my heart, as my family has vacationed there since I was about 12 or 15 years old. My folks eventually bought their first unit in the building in the 1980′s, and we spent the vast majority of our family vacations there, before my folks eventually made it their permanent residence. We continue to spend a great deal of time at the Mana Kai, and I encourage you to do the same, whether as an owner or a renter.
For those of you not familiar with the Mana Kai units themselves, here is a link to some information and photos for one of the Mana Kai units currently on the market. I hope to see you at the Mana Kai soon!