Spend the Day on Kaanapali Beach by Your Condo

When you think of vacationing in Maui, what comes to mind? Odds are, the scene you picture in your head is this: Miles of white sand, a turquoise ocean lapping the shore, the sun shining brightly in the sky, a light breeze cooling the air, sandcastles being built on the shore, and a refreshing cocktail in hand.  If this is how you picture vacation, then you’re in luck: When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you have access to one of the best beaches in Maui. This picturesque scene can be an every day reality during your vacation. Plan on spending the day on Kaanapali Beach by your condo – we’ll show you just how close it is to the beach, as well as offer a few great activities you can enjoy.

World-Famous Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Alii is located directly on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. This world-famous beach is the perfect location for a relaxing vacation. Here’s everything you need to know about why this beach is so great:

If you’re picturing the perfect beach-lounging vacation, this beach is the best choice for you. World-famous, and simply stunning, you’ll have the most picturesque vacation of your life.

Stay Right on the Beach

The best part about staying at Kaanapali Alii is that you get to stay right on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. You heard us right. Our ocean-front condos are located within seconds of the beach. No piling into the car, and no walking miles to go relax on the beach. When you stay at our luxurious condos, you can be on the beach within minutes of waking up. And, you’ll enjoy amenities that no hotel can offer, such as:

  • Much More Space: Each condo is four times larger than a standard hotel room. Our condos range from 1-2 bedrooms, and are 1,500 – 1,900 square feet.
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen: Our condos have fully-functioning kitchens, which means you don’t have to eat out for every meal.
  • Private Lanai: Each condo is equipped with its own private lanai. Enjoy your coffee with a fantastic view in the morning – all to yourself!

Spend Each Day on Kaanapali Beach by Your Luxurious Condo

If you’re looking for the quintessential beach getaway, Kaanapali Alii is the condo for you. With easy access to all the restaurants, bars, and activities you could possibly want, and more importantly – with its location right on the beach – you’ll experience the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever been on. Book your stay today!

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Celebrate King Kamehameha Day in Maui with Locals

June 11th is a special day of celebration across Hawaii. If you’re traveling to Maui during this time, be sure to celebrate King Kamehameha Day with the locals! Here’s a look at this exciting holiday, including the history, and how you can join in.

King Kamehameha Day: The History

King Kamehameha ruled Hawaii from 1782 to 1819. He was known as an intelligent ruler who unified Hawaii. This unification, which brought together O’ahu, Moloka’I, Kaho’olawe, Maui, and Hawaii in 1785, and later, in 1810, Ni’ihau and Kaua’i. King Kamehameha fought hard to preserve the Hawaiian culture, while maintaining business with the Western world. King Kamehamaha Day is celebrated to honor this well-loved monarch. The first celebration took place on Jun 11, 1872. Hawaiian’s celebrated by attending carnivals, fairs, horse raises, and more. This holiday is the only royal holiday under the Kingdom of Hawaii to continue, even after Hawaii became a state.

Celebrate King Kamehameha Day in 2017 on Maui

Each year, the celebration takes place on June 11th. Because this day falls on a Sunday, the holiday has been moved to June 12th in the year 2017. If you are staying at Kaanapali Alii, don’t miss the festivities. They take place in Maui along Front Street in Lahaina Town, ending in Banyan Tree Park. A parade (the Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pau Parade), is a colorful parade complete with bright floats and a string of local marching bands. After the parade, a well-loved Hawaiian celebration, called a ho’olaule’a is enjoyed. There is also a lei draping ceremony that takes place at the statue of King Kamehameha in the Capitol Visitor’s Center.

Kaanapali Alii: The Perfect Location

Kaanapali Alii is the perfect accommodation for your Maui vacation. Located less than a 10-minute drive from Front Street, it allows you to easily access shopping and restaurants. Front Street is the hub for entertainment (even the King Kamehameha Day parade).

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New Intro to Fitness session free for guests

Get started on an enjoyable path to good health during your luxury condo vacation. Each session of Introduction to Fitness is tailored to the interests and fitness levels of the guests.

Kaanapali Alii’s Fitness Trainer Tom Ockerman draws on 23 years of experience in fitness, nutrition, anti-aging, trigger point therapy and related expertise. The state-of-the-art Fitness Center includes Matrix equipment, a yoga stretching studio, and spa treatment rooms. Expansive windows offer inspiring views of Maui’s tropical flowers & trees.

9-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Complimentary for guests of Kaanapali Alii. http://www.kaanapalialii.com

Kaanapali Alii’s Fitness Center is located across from the Front Desk on the 2nd floor of this new facility.

 

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The 3 Best Restaurants in Kaanapali to Enjoy During Your Vacation

One of the best parts about vacation is the food. For one, you don’t have to cook (which is pretty much a vacation in and of itself), and you can try new and exciting restaurants every night, choosing a different cuisine (or sticking with your favorite). One of the best things about eating out is that you can try the food from the area – what the locals eat. Today, we’re going to look at three of the best restaurants in Kaanapali (ranging in lower to higher price), so you can plan where you want to eat during your vacation!

Teppanyaki 2 Go by 808 Afternoons

Listed as the number one best restaurant in Lahaina on Yelp, Teppanyaki 2 Go is a great choice if you’re looking for delicious food at a great price. Reviewers having nothing but good things about their tasty food.

Foods to Try: According to reviewers, you’ll want to upgrade to the kimchi fried rice, as it is “off-the-hook yummy.” Choose from scallops, chicken, fish, or steak – they’re all delicious!

Prices: If you’re looking for something fast, are feeding a big family, or you’d like to try something a bit less formal, this is a great spot. Prices range from $11 – $30.

Getting There: Teppanyaki 2 Go is located less than three miles from your condo. Here are directions: It’s best to drive, and takes about six minutes.

Leilani’s On the Beach

Leilani’s is a special place, for many reasons. First, they source much of their food from 40 family-owned Maui farmers. This includes fresh-caught (daily) Hawaiian fish. They’re well-loved by locals and visitors alike. Located right on the beach, you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening dining with your friends and family. Plan on going around sunset, and you can enjoy drinks while taking in the fantastic ocean views.

Foods to Try: Be sure to order fish – because it’s fresh, it is absolutely delicious. The fish tacos are a favorite, and be sure to ask what the fish of the day is.

Prices: This restaurant is reasonably priced, with prices ranging from $4-$18 for appetizers, and $14-$24 for entrees. Head there with the family, or a romantic evening.

Getting There:  Leilani’s is conveniently located only a short walk from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. It’s best to just walk along the beach, as you can enjoy a short stroll and fresh air before and after your meal.

Roy’s

Another favorite, Roy’s serves Asian-fusion food that is well-loved by visitors and locals. The restaurant is located at the Kaanapali Resort, with a view overlooking the 18th of the golf course.

Foods to Try: Roy’s is known for their excellent take on meats – try the Hawaiian Sea Salt Ribeye with fingerling potatoes, grilled Maui onions and shishito peppers, or the Niihau Lamb Meatballs with linguini and grilled focaccia. You won’t be disappointed, no matter what you try!

Prices: Roy’s is slightly more upscale, with appetizer prices ranging from $14 – $37, and entrée’s ranging from $16 – $64.

Getting There: Roy’s is located just across the street from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. It is a less than 10-minute walk, and the views of the golf course are stunning!

Best Restaurants in Kaanapali – Walking Distance from Kaanapali Alii

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii you are within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in the area. There are many different places where you and your family can enjoy a meal together – you don’t have to eat at a restaurant twice, unless you want to!

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Try our fun Golf Boards at the Kaanapali Golf Courses

Introducing the GolfBoard! Why choose between the surf and the golf course?  Now you can take advantage of both at the scenic Ka’anapali Golf Courses next to Kaanapali Alii.

If you enjoy surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding, you are sure to love the GolfBoard. It’s a new way of getting around the Kaanapali Golf Courses. Of course Ka’anapali is best known for its 36 holes of championship golf, but we are also known for offering unique experiences like this one!

GolfBoard was designed with the consultation of surf legend Laird Hamilton.  It’san environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery mode of transportation around the Courses, With its technology and style, the ride is intuitive and easy for most players.  Guests watch a safety instruction and have a lesson with one of Ka’anapali’s staff to ensure proper use and safety. Then they are on their way to surfing the fairways of one of Hawaii’s most legendary tracks. Board rentals are just $25 for a round of 18-holes.

 

 

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Sangrita at the Fairway Shops is a must

Sangrita Grill + Cantina offers refreshing margaritas, freshly baked tortilla chips, and authentic Mexican cuisine. Located  just moments away from your luxurious Kaanapali Alii condo within the Resort! Don’t miss a stop at The Fairway Shops in Kaanapali Resort for a taste of real Mexico with a warm Maui-style welcome.

Longtime Maui restaurateur Pairs Nabavi loves his customers and makes sure that all the details meet your expectations.

From Baja to the Yucatan, a variety of flavors and styles can be found on Sangrita’s eclectic menu, which emphasizes seafood dishes and fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and fishermen. Just a peek at the lunch and dinner menu will inspire you to visit Sangrita early in your Maui vacation. That way you may become a regular!

Ask your Kaanapali Alii concierge for assistance with reservations or other information on Sangrita Grill + Cantina.

 

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Hanakaoo Beach – A More Relaxed Beach for the Day

Kaanapali Beach is famous: The long, white sandy beach runs along the strikingly blue ocean, and a fun boardwalk where there are countless shops and restaurants to enjoy. People travel from all over the world to visit the landmark beach. But, if you’re looking for a less busy beach, where you’ll find locals instead of tourists, then you need to head to Hanakaoo Beach. This beach is more relaxed, and will offer you a glimpse of Hawaiian life.

Hanakaoo Beach

Hanakaoo Beach (also referred to as Canoe Beach), is a place where outrigger canoes often launch (hence, the nickname). It is located just a little south past the more popular Kaanapali Beach.  The beach offers great swimming for the entire family, and also has other great amenties, such as BBQ’s, showers and bathrooms, covered tables, and plenty of parking. And, if you have young children, this beach is a great choice, as it is one of only seven in Maui with lifeguards. The visibility for snorkeling can often be low, but some visitors have said they were able to see plenty of wildlife, including sea turtles. Additionally, be sure to see the ancient grinding stones: These basalt boulders are located by the lifeguard stand. They were used to shape stone tools in ancient times. A small plaque nearby explains more about the grinding stones.

Getting to Hanakaoo Beach from Kaanapali Alii

There are a couple options when it comes to getting to Hanakaoo Beach from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. You can either drive and park, or simply walk along Kaanapali Beach – they are connected.

Hanakaoo Beach is a wonderful beach where your whole family can relax. And, it is usually much less crowded and busy than the more popular Kaanapali Beach. Here, you can set up your umbrella, pack a lunch, and plan on spending the entire day relaxing in peace as you sit and listen to the waves.

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Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Festival June 2-4, 2017

An authentic experience of Hawaiian culture is waiting for you on Kaanapali Beach! Reserve your Kaanapali Alii condo now to be here June 2-4, 2017 for the 13th Annual Wa’a Kiakahi festival.  This multi-day series of events include an opportunity to ride in an authentic Hawaiian sailing canoe!

Kā‘anapali Beach Resort will welcome some of the best watermen and women who practice ancient Hawaiian canoe sailing at the 13th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi festival, June 2-4. Events will include traditional Hawaiian ceremonies, sailing canoe rides, and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills.

Select your condo and preferred dates now! Kaanapali Alii offers a privileged location on the best stretch of beautiful Kaanapali Beach.

Kaanapali Beachwalk

And there is no more exciting time to visit than during the Wa’a Kiakahi Festival.

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Ukulele lessons with Fred Torres – free for guests

Kaanapali Alii Offers Complimentary Ukulele Lessons for Guests!


Learn a bit of Hawaiian culture,  strum an easy song, and join in the fun! Great photo ops for social media posts. Ukulele lessons for Kaanapali Alii guests (adults only this time) are led by Fred Torres, Hawaiian Cultural Advisor and hotel manager.

Every Aloha Friday from 10-11 a.m. Limited to a small group. Ukuleles are provided and lots of personal attention will be given to beginners. Sign up at the Pool Desk and gather at the Pool Pavilion. Complimentary.

This experience of Hawaiian culture is just one of many free amenities for guests of these luxurious beachfront condo rentals.

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Spend the Day Relaxing on Kaanapali Beach by Your Condo

The definition of a good vacation varies from person to person. But, regardless of your preferences, I think we all can agree that relaxing on a beach can’t be beat. And, when that beach is right out your front door? That’s just paradise. When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you have access to the best beach in Maui – and it’s a few steps from your condo. Here’s everything you need to know about what makes Kaanapali Beach so great.

The Best of Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Beach is famous for its white sandy beaches, great snorkeling, and beautiful views. The beach is about a mile long, running from Black Rock to Canoe Beach. There are countless ways to enjoy this beautiful place in Maui. Here are a few of our favorite activities:

  • Swimming & Snorkeling: The beaches are wide, and offer easy access to the water for swimming and snorkeling. The best snorkeling is around Black Rock (which is the north end of the beach). Be careful, however, the currents can be strong.
  • Cliff-Jumping: If you are more adventurous, Black Rock offers a great place for cliff diving. Or, you can simply sit on the beach and watch the more adventurous leap off the rock into the water!
  • Shopping: A long concrete walkway meanders through the shops along the beach. Whaler’s Village mall is filled with great stores and fun places to window shop and pick up a few items for your friends and family back home.
  • Dining: Whaler’s Village has many fantastic restaurants from which to choose. Step away from the waves for a bite to eat, or stop for drinks after strolling the beach in the evening.

The Best of Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii is the perfect resort for your Maui vacation. Not only are we located on the best beach in Maui,  we offer a wide variety of amenities that will make your vacation all the more relaxing and enjoyable. Here are a few things that make Kaanapali Alii the best choice:

  • Ocean Front: Why come all the way to Maui, only to stay far away from the beach? When you stay in beachfront accommodations, you’ll be able to see the ocean fro your room.
  • More Spacious: Our condos are much larger than the standard hotel room: Hotels are typically 400 square feet. Our condos are 1,500 to 1,900 square feet of luxury!
  • Golf: Kaanapali Golf Courses are located a short distance away – this legendary course is only steps away from your accommodations.
  • Luxurious: Each of our rooms has a private lanai (so you can watch the sunset each evening). And, our resort has many luxuries, including an oceanside event area, pool-side service, a large pool, and much more.
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