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Aloha, Laipni i Maui, (Hello, Welcome to Maui),
Mahalo for choosing to stay at one of the homes we represent here at the Royal Kahana. We are excited and thankful to have you as guests. For over 40 years, our family has owned at the Royal Kahana. We are a family based property management company. Dan and I manage multiple homes at the Royal Kahana ranging from studio homes to two bedroom oceanfront homes.
Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.
Whether you want to play or relax on Maui. Regardless if you have traveled here for work or pleasure, Maui has something for everyone.
The Royal Kahana Resort is a great location. It is a short drive to Whalers Village, an open-air mall that encompasses more than 90 fine stores and restaurants, outdoor stage with live entertainment and the Whalers Village Museum.
If you are seeking some retail therapy or want to nosh on fresh seafood and sashimi, participate in traditional Hawaiian activities or learn the Maui history of the whaling industry you will find it at Whalers Village.
Front Street in Lahaina is also a few minutes away by car and is the heart of art galleries, local events and various restaurants.
Another nearby attraction is the Kaanapali Golf Course; the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Royal North Course and Arthur Jack Snyder Kaanapali Kai South Course, offering 36 championship holes. Hawaii Golf is definitely on the bucket list for most golfers.
Please read through this welcome guide, we have included some essential information including emergency information, community and rental customs, area services, and other great information and sources.
Dan and I are eager to make your vacation enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Please remember that now that you are part of our “ohana” (family), a (loyalty) “Kaamaina” discount will be applied to your next vacation stay with us. We appreciate you!
“In the spirit of Aloha, we strongly request “shoes off” while in the condominium. Also, this is a non-smoking condominium complex.”
We also respectfully request that you not sit on the furnishings when you are wearing suntan lotion or oil as it stains the fabric, also please refrain from applying spray lotions/oils while inside the home.
Shelly and Dan Williamson
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Occupation of any unit at the Royal Kahana shall be restricted to the maximum limit of the unit, which is designated as;
Studio (3), (Please ask as some of studios will also sleep 2)
one bedroom (4),
two bedrooms (6).
The Royal Kahana is a non-smoking facility and smoking is prohibited anywhere on the property other than designated smoking area(s). This includes common areas, hallways, stairways, parking areas, pool, grounds, lanais, and inside units. Violations are subject to a $250.00 fine and/or expulsion from resort with no refund of accommodations and services. Discretion of enforcement left up to property manager (rkmaui).
The following information has been provide to assist you in any difficulties navigating the appliances or electronic in this home.
Refrigerator Use – Important! Upon arrival, should you fill this empty refrigerator (especially after a trip to Costco) it may take 12 or more hours before it reaches proper temperature. DO NOT ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT! This will only compromise the compressor and slow down progress. You may want to keep meats in the freezer until morning.
Air Conditioning: Close the drapes in the afternoon. The sun will shine directly into your home in the afternoon and while beautiful, it will cause the home to heat up and be difficult to cool.
Other: If you notice water intrusion or water leaks in the condo, please pick up the condo phone and dial 5927 (Resort Manager) then
Each of our Vacation Rental homes is equipped with a telephone for your convenience. All outgoing “local” calls are free. As a courtesy, please do not accept collect calls during your stay.
Long Distance calls may be made with a calling card or credit card by dialing the operator for assistance.
To make an outside call, dial “9” and then the local phone number. Keep in mind if calling emergency number 911, the sequence would be 9, followed by 911Calling other homes in the Royal Kahana is simple
This great big country doesn't stop spinning while you're on the Maui, and it's important to stay connected wherever you find yourself. At the Royal Kahana, we make it easy to keep in touch with friends, family and business associates during your stay. It is easy to stay connected, no matter where you happen to be at the resort.
Your home includes complimentary Wi-Fi. The welcome packet that we sent you from rkmaui has the Network Name and password for your rental identified. In addition, you will find it on a sticker attached to the router in your home. Find the available wireless signal by searching as you would normally on your wireless device.
If you are having problems logging into the Wi-Fi router in the condominium, please locate the router and unplug for one minute to reboot. Any issues with the Wi-Fi or cable; please call the Spectrum Hospitality Line at 808-643-0877, maintenance at 808-667-7789. The Maintenance Department is open M – F 8am-5pm and Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. All the information you will need for the call is on a tab on the modem.
We now have free Wi-Fi for everyone to access in the lobby and around the pool. The network name for the lobby is “Lobby”, for the pool, it’s “Pool”. Simple enough and no passwords are required. Spectrum (Formerly Oceanic/Time Warner) recently updated the television cable boxes in the homes.
In homes/rooms that have a cable box, please follow these steps:
TV/Cable Remote Operation Guide
*If you plug in your own device, please make sure to return the “Source” back to the appropriate port to avoid incurring a service fee. Mahalo! The cable service can easily fail by pressing any wrong buttons. Please follow directions carefully.
Fire and Police Department
Emergency calls for Police, Fire or Ambulance dial 911
Maui Police Department:
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports 808-244-6345
Road Closure Advisory Line 808-986-1200
**These locations are subject to change. Please see phone book for complete listings. If an emergency, call 911.
Emergency Information/Local Resources Power Outage Information
Maui Electric Company works hard to provide all of us with reliable electric service. However, power outages could happen due to uncontrolled forces, such as tropical storms or a hurricane. The key to successfully weathering these situations is to be prepared. To report a power outage call 808-870-7777 or 911 if it is an emergency. Before calling to report an outage, check with the front desk to see if it isolated to your home or the building. If it is your home, please call Chase n’ Rainbows at 808-667-7088.
Directions and Information for Weather Disasters
Maui Civil Defense/Evacuations 808-986-1200 or 808-270-7285
The Emergency Alert system (EAS) is your official source of emergency information and instructions. This information originates from the county Emergency Operating Centers as well as state and federal partners. If the Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens sound (which is tested in the beginning of each month), turn on your TV or radio. All radio stations have voluntarily agreed to participate in the EAS. In the event of a power outage, some stations are equipped with back-up generator power and will continue to stay on air. Stay tuned to these stations for further information and instructions. Take the necessary protective actions as directed and keep tuned to your radio for further updates. During an emergency, a battery, hand-crank or solar-powered radio will be your primary source of information. If using a battery-powered radio, be sure you have enough batteries to operate your radio for at least 24 hours. Emergency Management information will also be available on television and cable TV systems. During a major power outage, the electric utility company will provide power restoration updates to the EAS. *** The owner/management company are not required by law to provide radios, flashlights, batteries etc…
Definitions of Terms and Signals:
Tropical Depression: A low-pressure system or cyclone with sustained winds of less than 39 miles per hour (mph)o Tropical Storm: A cyclone where winds range from 39 to 73 mph Hurricane: Hurricane Season runs from June 1stto November 30th every year. A tropical cyclone with winds of 74 mph or more. Torrential rains, destructive waves, and high waters known as storm surge, may create flood conditions in coastal and low-lying areas. More lives are claimed by storm surge and flooding in most parts of the world than by the winds of a hurricane. When a Tropical Depression forms, the NWS issues a series of advisories, which include watches and warnings, based on the strength and position of approaching storm. o Earthquakes: There is no earthquake season. Earthquakes are year-round, 24-hour a-day threat and hazard to all the Hawaiian Islands. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. We instruct you that in the event of an earthquake to get under a sturdy piece of furniture and hold on. It will shelter you from falling objects that could injure you during an earthquake. Earthquakes can cause immediate tsunami with no warning time, we advise you to grab what you can quickly and evacuate to higher ground ASAP. o Tsunamis: There is no Tsunamis season. Tsunamis are a year-round, 24-hour-a-day threat and hazard to the shoreline areas of Hawaii. A tsunami warning is issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center when a potential tsunami with significant widespread inundation is imminent or expected. Warnings alert the public that widespread, dangerous coastal flooding, accompanied by powerful currents is possible, and may continue for several hours after the arrival of the initial wave. Issued when a local earthquake with the potential to create a tsunami has occurred; and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has determined damaging waves are probable. Sirens and other notification systems will sound immediately as wave travel time may be short as 10-20 minutes. Persons in the tsunami evacuation zone should evacuate immediately. When a Distant Tsunami Warning is issued, evacuation sirens will sound. Tsunami Refuge Center locations will be broadcast over TV, radio, or NWR. You must bring all of your disaster supplies with you to the center.
In the event we do experience an evacuation because of one of the listed natural disasters, we recommend that you quickly pack up your personal belongings, food, water, any flashlights or candles you may find in your condominium, (the owner/Manager is not required to provide these items), and locate the phone book. A phone book will list a disaster preparedness guide and an evacuation map of each location on the island and where a safe zone is located. If time permits, please unplug all electrical outlets; fill up bathtubs (in the event there is no running eater), and gas up your vehicle.
The Front Desk at the Royal Kahana is operated by Outrigger Hotels and is available to our guests for the following services:
Our guests are allowed one parking space. Parking is free of charge for one vehicle and there are no designated parking places by unit number but do not park in the spaces marked reserved.
Parking is by permit only; automobile identification permits will be issued to all guests. It shall be displayed on the vehicle dashboard at all times while on property. Each home is offered one complimentary parking space. Additional spots may be rented on a space available basis. The current rate is $5.00 per day. Please visit the Royal Kahana Homeowners Office (AOAO), located in the lobby area to obtain additional parking permits.
There are elevators in the resort from the lower parking lot for access to all other floors. The parking garage does not offer elevator access after 10:00pm.
Please close doors/windows before opening front door as a strong cross-breeze can blow through the center of the house and cause things to fall off walls and knock items over, including lamps. In addition, the wind can bring in additional sand and red dirt, which could cause unnecessary cleaning costs. Thank you.
Please do not bring luggage carts inside the homePlease clean the dryer lint trap after each use
Although daily maid service is not included with your reservation, preparation for your accommodations prior to your arrival and departure is. Necessities have been provided in the kitchen and bath(s), and such items as paper products will need to replenish by the guest(s) as needed.
Your host has furnished your linens and all items must stay in the home to avoid additional charges. Additional services may be scheduled for a nominal fee.
Please keep in mind that this is a privately owned home, please respect and care for it as if it were your own.
The amount of linens and towels provided in your home has been established according to room size and average number of guests. In addition to the towels on the counter in the bathroom, there should be extra in the under sink cabinet.
Your home does have a laundry center. Please do smaller loads as the washers (in most cases) are on the smaller side.
These linens belong to our housekeeping vendor. Replacement costs for linens and towels are not included in your room charge. Your care and courtesy is appreciated.
Please reach out to us to schedule additional housekeeping services and we in turn will set it up on your behalf. The housekeeping service may reach out the day prior to your departure to find out your departure time for scheduling purposes. Mahalo Nui Loa.(Thank you very much)
**All services must be requested at least 48 hours prior for scheduling
Our housekeeping team will provide a mini clean of your home along with a linen exchange of bath, kitchen and bedding.
Our housekeeping team will provide a replacement set of linen; bath, kitchen and sleeping. Fee is per day.
Our housekeeping team will provide a replacement set of linen; bath, kitchen one time during the week.
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Please note some services may be impacted during national pandemics
Most homes are equipped with a mini-safe for your use while as a guest; you’ll find the safe information located in the welcome packet sent you along with your access/door code. It is important to know, WE CANNOT RESET the code for you. Please note that we cannot be responsible for valuables left in the home and anywhere else at the Resort. If our maintenance service is called to reset the code on your behalf, they do charge a call-out fee.
The house rules were included in the welcome letter that Dan sent you, please take the time to briefly read and familiarize yourself with the House Rules.
The use of the Fitness Center is for owners, long-term tenants and resort guests only.
We hope that you have enjoyed your stay with rkmaui at the Royal Kahana Resort. Please note that checkout time is 11:00am on the designated day of checkout. Our housekeeping team may reach out the day before your departure to confirm time of checkout. *Late check-outs, if available, must be arranged with Dan and Shelly at least 48 hours prior to scheduled check-out. **Reminder: Our keyless entry codes are set to deactivate at 11:00am. For security, purposes please be prompt with complying with check-out time. Before you leave, we just ask a couple of favors to help our housekeeper prepare for our next guests.
We sincerely hope your stay in our condominium and on Maui is a memorable one and exceeds your expectations. Remember that returning guests of rkmaui become members of our “ohana” family, and will receive a discount off future bookings.
We know that you will love it here in Tropical Paradise! Unfortunately, bugs like it too. A few suggestions will help us help you avoid their company.
Whether your idea of a day at the beach consists of lounging on golden sand, surrounded by palm trees and turquoise water or going out for body boarding session before enjoying an afternoon beach barbecue, West Maui has a beach for you.
2016 Travelers’ Choice on TripAdvisor ranked Ka’anapali Beach number 6 on their list of “top 25 Beaches in the United States”.
Enjoy this list of the most popular West Maui Beaches.
While beaches on Maui are lovely, the ocean can inflict serious injury or even death. Never turn you back on the ocean. The ocean can appear calm yet be capable of inflicting serious injury and even death to those who are not vigilant. Entering and swimming in the ocean is always hazardous.
Directions to the Royal Kahana Resort
4365 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina (Kahana), HI 96761
From the Kahului Airport: Follow Highway 380 approx. 7 miles until it ends at Highway 30. Turn left onto Highway 30 and proceed an additional 23 miles through Lahaina, past the AMFAC Development, past the Kaanapali Beach Resort, past the Honokowai exit to the Kahana exit (McDonald's Restaurant). Turn left and proceed to the stop sign. Turn right onto Lower Honoapiilani Road. The Royal Kahana Resort is the first left (check-in office, parking is located here and beneath the first level), approx. 30 miles (45 minutes) from the airport.
From the Kapalua/West Maui Airport: When coming out of the airport, turn right onto Highway 30. Proceed to the Kahana Exit (McDonald's Restaurant). Turn left and go to the stop sign. Turn right onto Lower Honoapiilani Road. The Royal Kahana Resort is the first left (check-in office, parking is located here and beneath the first level), approx. 5 minutes from the airport.
During your stay, you'll find these driving tips and driving distances helpful.
Driving Distances on the Island of Maui
Maui on the Fly Baby and Beach Gear
118 Kupuohi Street, Suite C-1
4310 Lwr Honoapiilani Rd.
4310 Lwr Honoapiilani Rd.
840 Waine’e Street
Now more than ever in the food and beverage business there are businesses closing (sadly) and new businesses popping up, Please share with us your favorite spots and we will share with others.