Charming coastal communities on Maui's west side offer a relaxed Hawaiian ambiance.

Welcome to Honokowai

Honokowai means “A bay drawing water” and is located just north of Kaanapali and south of Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua with proximity to some of West Maui’s best beaches.  Mostly low-rise resort properties line the coast and residential condominiums and homes are mostly located across the street from the ocean.  The Honokowai shore is ideal for watching sunsets year-round and whales in the winter.   

The Honokowai Farmer’s Market health food store and beach center is located right across the street from Honokowai Beach Park. The park has a grassy area, picnic benches, and a playground.  There is small sandy beach with some wading pools inside the reef area, which is close to the shore. Times grocery store is located in Honokowai / North Kaanapali and is convenient to this community. Doctors on Call urgent care is located in Times plaza.  Residents also enjoy close access to Kaanapali’s Kahekili Beach and the Kaanapali Beach boardwalk by way of Honoapiilani Beach Park. 

Mahinahina borders Kahana and is close to Pohaku Beach Park (S-Turns) and Kahana Beach. The Kapalua airport is located on the hillside. The surrounding area is the planned future site of Pulelehua future residential community. 

Honokowai Restaurants

The Fish Market, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, Okazuya Deli, Miss Arepa, Cruzin’ Café, Java Jazz, Pizza Paradiso, Slappy Cakes, Subway, Papi’s Ohana, L&L BBQ, Various Food Trucks

Honokowai & Mahinahina Resort Properties 

Properties allowing short-term vacation rentals

Papakea Resort 

Maui Sands (Leasehold)

Maui Sands Seaside (Leasehold)

Paki Maui

Honokowai Palms

Hale Kai





Hale Ono Loa


Polynesian Shores

Mahina Surf 

Hale Mahina (Leasehold)

Honokowai & Mahinahina Residential 

Condominiums, Homes, & Estates 

Oceanfront Estates

Mahinahina (homes)

Mahinahina Beach (condos)

Kapalani Estates

Tiny Town

Leinani Apartments

Maui Lani Terraces

Hale Royale

The Breakers

West Maui Trades (Leasehold)

Honokowai East (Fee Simple & Leasehold)

All Residential Homes

Pulelehua (future development)

Overview for Honokowai, HI

7,121 people live in Honokowai, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $56,773. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Honokowai, HI

There's plenty to do around Honokowai, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tiki Pizza, Privacy, and HeleWai Eco Tours.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.23 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 50 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Honokowai, HI

Honokowai has 2,481 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Honokowai do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,121 people call Honokowai home. The population density is 4,340.886 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.92 / 50.08%

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Schools in Honokowai, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Honokowai. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Maui Preparatory Academy
PreK - 12th
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