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Unikta Vacations offers three distinctively exquisite accommodations, two on Maalaea Bay and one in the Honua Kai Resort, Kaanapali, Maui.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Kaanapali – Maui has been voted by Condé Nast Traveler as the Best Island in the World fourteen times. The exquisite Honua Kai Resort & Spa is situated on nearly forty acres of the world’s most beautiful beachfront – Ka’anapali Beach.

The resort is just a five minute drive to Kapalua Airport, which offers daily inter-island flights between Oahu and the other islands, and is just over a half hour from Kahului International Airport.

The historic town of Lahaina is a short drive away as is Whaler’s Village. From whale watching and golf to surfing and scuba diving, Maui offers a wealth of memorable experiences and activities for every age group. Honua Kai Resort & Spa is the perfect home base to enjoy everything the island has to offer

Maalaea Banyans and Island Sand in Maalaea – The village of Maalaea sits on Maalaea Bay, the first stop for the humpback whales on their way into Hawaiian waters every winter to breed and give birth. Maalea Bay is 15 minutes from the airport and is a destination for snorkeling, whale watching, fishing and dinner cruises. A seven-mile long white sand beach offers an incredible backdrop for relaxing while enjoying the sunsets. Several award-winning restaurants are just a short walk from the harbor and Maalaea Village is home to the Maui Ocean Center, a world class aquarium.

Read some of our recent TripAdvisor and Guest Book Reviews…

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From the guest book (Island Sands #605)

“Enjoyed our one week stay in your lovely condo. It is beautifully decorated and well equipped. We were celebrating our 50TH anniversary! Other members occupied additional condos making a group of 12- The entire family!!” ….
Jim & valla H.

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Dear Nikta, As I write this note to you the waves are coming in, the view is so beautiful and peaceful . …What a wonderful treat I have had these days in your beautiful apt. My days have been so peaceful and helping me to appreciate every day . I love everything in the apt. Every day was better than the last and only you have made all this come about with your thoughtfulness and love.
Norma H. -Kentucky

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It was such a pleasure to meet you yesterday . We feel privileged to be able to share your wonderful condo. It is amazingly equipped with every thing one needs to be comfortable & happy. Everywhere we look, we see things ranging from cute to beautiful. So much care and attention was used by you and your son in designing & decorating….Great job!….Tomorrow is our last day here but, we will always remember this visit…and plan to return. Thank you so much.
Suzie & Steve L

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Dear Nikta, We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. Your condo does show every ounce of love you put into it and we definitely will be back. It took a lot of searching online before we came across your site and now I’m almost glad because it seems your hospitality is a little secret! We really did find the diamond in the ruff and I wish you many more successful years. We will spread the word wherever we go about Unikta Vacations. Mahalo,
Amanda & Paul B.

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The most beautiful condo that we have stayed in at Maui. The candy and the spices and misc…really give you a feeling of home. We are very impressed with the décor. It’s the little things that add the extra touch. The CD next to the vcr (the road toHana) is a must to tak in the car. We got to experience all of it and then some. Luckily we brought our own binoculars and whale watching everyday from the balcony is sight to see. We were here to celebrating our 20 years anniversary and y husband promised me a trip to Hawaii if I could survive the last year of chemo and radiation being diagnosed with hodgkins  cancer. So I got through  it so I could have another change to come here and see all the beautiful Hawaii has to offer. So put away the coputer, black berry turn off the TV and enjoy what’s all around you because you never know. I am so grateful for this beautiful place Nikta provided for us and I hope you appreciate it as much as us. We hope to come back again, so for now Peace, Love and Enjoy every moment in Paradise. Thank you Nikta!
Mark & Elizabeth S
N.Y.

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(Maalaea Banys #219)

This is my 30th visit to Maalaea Banyans an my 5th  stay in your lovely condo. My husband & I shared those great times in previous years, but he’s till here with me in spirit. God willing I will be back again in 2011. My visit was enhanced the past 2 weeks with exceptional weather even for Maui and super whale action. Who needs whale watch action from cruises when we have a chance to see them in complete comfort here from condo #219. I have been here for 47 days while the Chicago area has had a horrible winter weather!
Mahalo, and Aloha ’til next year.
Dolores M – Illinois

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“We celebrated our honeymoon here, during our first trip to Maui. We loved everything about the condo & can’t wait to come back. The location si fantastic, with amazing views, great waves for learning to surf on one side and the Harbor & Ocean Center on the other.  #219 Maalaea Banyans is a perfect honeymoon location & really sets the bar high for the remainder of our trip in Maui.
Nikt & Brandon, you are wonderful hosts. We will definitely recommend Unikta Vacations to everyone we know who is coming to Maui. Thank you for making our honey moon start off perfectly.”
Jennifer & Chris

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“Thank you so much for your great hospitality on such a short notice. We are truly grateful for the use of your beautiful suite. You have top notch taste and fine detail. Best home we’ve stayed in, ever!!! Scenery, water and the weather is just perfect. We are sad to be leaving but looking forward to coming back in the near future. Will definitely let our friends know of your condo, and hope to bring them with us. You are a beautiful woman, and full of knowledge. Great to have met you and will stay in touch. We are going home feeling so relaxed and full of energy. This is how a vacation should  be right? Perfect & then some. We thank you so much for everything. Take care, With love ,
Ray & Eileen P
Canada

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Honua Kai Resort #622

Aloha Nikta!
We are having a fabulous time and are really enjoying your beautiful condo.  The personal touches (flowers and gift basket) were a really nice touch. We’ve all decided that we don’t want to leave. Thanks again for everything.
Mahalo,
Trevor, Lori, Aspen, and Sydney

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Hi Nikta,
Thank you for your assistance in finding us the best condo on Maui!
Honua Kai was amazing, the condo was fabulous, the pool and beach wonderful.
We loved every minute of our stay and it was difficult to leave such a
beautiful spot.  The welcoming fruit platter and perfumed soaps were an
added touch.  Thank you for your efforts and attention
to detail, we Thank you again I would not hesitate to refer my friends to
you, you
served us very well.
Regards,
Henry and Lori S

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Nikta,

I have talked with my parents and they used words like “amazing” and “fantastic” when they described your condo.
They mentioned a fruit basket, very nice soaps, condiments, the most comfortable bed they have ever slept on, and a bunch of other things. Lots of personal touches that they both appreciate.
It sounds like it is even better than what they originally envisioned.. and they had high expectations from the start.
My parents are thrilled to have a vacation of any kind these days and this one is certainly turning out quite well thus far.
Thanks for taking the extra time to turn what could have been a regular, forgettable trip into a “fantastic” one.
Sincerely, Adam.

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Unit #219 in the Banyans, owned by the very very gracious Nikta Houston, has been our Hawaiian hideway for about the last 5 or 6 years (ever since we discovered it and we are in about our 20th year of visiting Maui). The unit is newly remodeled to “perfection” and lots of pictures are available at “Unitka Vacations.com”). The ocean and sunrise views from the linai are gorgeous beyond belief and walking on 6 mile long Sugar Beach (starts about a block from the Banyans) is a daily “must” for us. I posted two of my favorite pictures of Sugar Beach sunrises on this website.

The condo has a lovely and secluded pool, a nicely maintained gas barbeque area, extensive well maintained lawn coverage, and lots of privacy. Managers Patti and Rorie Day keep the Banyans perfectly maintained and they are an exceptionally nice couple who are always happy to assist with any need which you might have (their home is right there on premises). Malaaea area and the Banyans is centrally located for convenient travel to any part of the island within about 30 minutes and the harbor here can meet any whalewatching or snorkel trip wishes that you might have.

There are several “very good” restaurants and also some fast food/sandwich shops within easy walking distance (a little over one block) plus handy shuttle bus service to any part of the island. Nikta Houston owns the unit and is 100% customer focused. You will be “in awe” when you first walk into your unit and, for us, staying with Nikta is always the high point of the year. Trade winds are a part of Maui so enjoy it (your unit is always nice and cool for sleeping—other parts of the Island can be considerably warmer especially if facing west). We love it! – Roger and Barbara Heskett from Spokane Washington

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We spent a week at this outstanding resort. Everything about our stay was fantastic from the hotel staff to the beautiful resort grounds to the excellent central location. The two bedroom two bath condo was perfect for our family of four but could easily accommodate 6 or more. The resort has multiple pools to enjoy and very easy access to the beach. We stopped at Costco near the airport and picked up a week’s worth of supplies and used the resort’s bar-b-ques nearly every night. No need to pick up the usual condiments and sundries as our unit was fully stocked!

We stayed in unit number Honua Kai 622 which is privately owned and the owners’ property manager, Nikta, was awesome. She answered all of our questions and had a wonderful basket of fresh fruit and other local treats waiting for us at the condo. And, upon my request Nikta prepared a very beautiful wine and cheese basket as my special gift to my wife!! If you plan on traveling to Maui you must contact NIkta at www.uniktavacations.com. You will not regret it and Nikta will make your vacation as special as ours!

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We were all return visitors to Maui and this time we decided to stay at the Honua Kai Resort, Unit #622. ?The Unit was well stocked with all the supplies needed for a stay as well as flowers and a basket of special treats including, Hawaiian coffee. What a lovely surprise and a great way to start our vacation. We found the Resort was in a perfect spot, secluded yet accessible to other hotels in walking distance. The booking agent was a doll and made sure we had everything we could possibly want. What a nice experience! The lobby, speciality food shop and Dukes Restaurant on property, were a plus. Great trip!

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We stayed in an owner rented unit 622. Our stay was pleasant. The units are pristine and have everything you could need. Nikta, that manager for our unit made our stay seemless and had a lovely fruit welcome gift and chocolates waiting in our unit upon arrival from our 15hr trip. The unit has a Mtn/road/construction view, but we knew that going into it. We were pretty active off site almost everyday so that didn’t bother us. The property is beautiful and not overcrowded and cheesy feeling like the resorts down the way, Sheraton, Westin, etc. There are several pools so overcrowding was NEVER an issue. This location during our week was either misting always at some point during the day, and extremely windy while one mile south it was ALWAYS sunny. We had two 15yr. old girls, and as I said, were out and about most of the time. Kimmy Carter at the concierge desk took great care of our every need for all dining and excursions.

Must do:
Hula Girl catamaran excursion, best food and most beautiful non hokey charter I’ve ever been on. Snorkeled, saw whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and finished it with a made to order lunch of MAHI MAHI on board while sipping wine. Very nice!

Mama’s Fish House:
If you appreciate great food and are willing to pay for it, this was delicious from start to finish.

Luau: I guess you have to do it once. We did LE LE’s. The advantage that you are served rather than a buffet. We tried everything in the spirit of the event but the food wasn’t very good personally. Nice beachside location and authentic entertainment.

Zip Line at Kapalua:
Our 15yr olds loved this but every age was there.

Copter Ride:
Air Maui, ask for captain Kirk (yes Kirk). I have a weak stomach and I was fine….I did take one Bonine an hr. in advance though just in case. Very cool. You will be glad you did it.

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