Nalu Kai Lodge

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(808) 385-4344
18 Nalu Pl, Paia

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This place was originally built in the 1960s but has been lovingly restored and turned into an intimate, casual inn tucked behind the busy main street of Pa‘ia (though you may still hear some noise). The historic rooms in the main building are extremely small at 120 sq. ft. but very clean. They make good use of the space with simple, charming decor and ensuite baths. (You better be at the point in your relationship where you are comfortable making bathroom noises around each other, because there’s only a curtain separating the toilet from the bedroom.) The rooms don’t have phones, TVs or lanais, but there are plenty of places to park yourself outside, including the tiki bar and hammocks. Occasionally, they have movie nights on the lawn.

The very nice folks here pay close attention to details and have made the place feel like vintage Hawai‘i by including a waterfall feature in the courtyard and fresh flowers strewn around. Three lockers for luggage storage are provided free for guests. A decent deal: Hotel rooms (three have A/C) are $115–$165, 1/1 (800 sq. ft. with a full kitchen and TV) is $185. 2-night minimum. No one under 12 years of age.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 9 rooms
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Free WiFi resort-wide
  • Ceiling fans
  • Walk-up only
  • No ADA accessibility
  • Optional housekeeping for a fee
  • Free laundry room
  • Empty fridge
  • BBQ available
  • Free self-parking
  • All non-smoking resort

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