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.

Maui No Ka Oi - Maui is the Best

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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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Beachfront Maui Condos mean Savings for your Summer Vacation

Kaanapali Alii welcomes guests with space and savings not available in hotel rooms.  You’ll settle into 4x more space than a hotel room with  areas to gather and private space as well.  And you can enjoy healthy snacks and easy meals by stocking your condo’s gourmet kitchen.  The savings start when you can dine on your private lanai  instead of having to go to a restaurant 3x/day. Our unique policy of No Resort Fee also delivers significant savings! And when you have questions or requests, our Classic Resorts’ staff including a friendly front desk, bell service, concierge, maintenance and security staff are ready to assist.

Compare that to private rentals where you don’t have the safety net of the professional staff that we provide. Put your valuable vacation time in our hands for the peace of mind you deserve.

We invite you to contact us now for the widest selection of condo categories and available dates.  You’ll want to be in on the fun on Maui this Summer!

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Whale Watch Season is in full swing

Winter is one of the best times to reserve your condo at the oceanfront Kaanapali Alii. From the beach directly out front, you’ll have the best seat in town to watch dramatic whale behaviors!

whale watching maui

February is often the peak for whale sightings and it’s the month for many fun and educational whale-related events designed for all ages. The Pacific Whale Foundation organizes World Whale Day that goes on for weeks and includes everything from a fun run to a community fair.

One event within Kaanapali Resort is the 1st Annual World Whale Film Festival on February 11.  The goal is to promote visual storytellers who are passionate about whales, dolphins and our oceans. The mission of this Film Festival is to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world.  The Film Festival takes place just a short stroll down the beach walk from Kaanapali Alii at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Reserve your luxury condo  at Kaanapali Alii, enjoy whale watching and save on great rates and No Resort Fee!

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Kaanapali Beach is Out Your Front Door at Kaanapali Alii Resort

Let’s face it: People come to Maui for the beaches. Who doesn’t want to escape from winter’s ice and snow, and the biting chill of the wind? Unfortunately, many people fly all the way to Maui, and stay at a hotel or condo away from the beach. When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, the best beach in Maui is right out your front door. You have easy access to snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, dinner cruises, boat excursions, or simply lounging in the sun and building sandcastles. Don’t fly all the way to Maui and stay at a cramped hotel a car trip away from the reason you’re vacationing.

Easy Access to Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Alii Resort is located right on the beach. This is Maui’s most famous beach: 3 miles of white sand and crystal blue water. Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach, and for good reason. The sights are beautiful, and there are countless activities to enjoy, and it is located next to Whaler’s Village, where you can take a break and grab a bite to eat.

Fun in the Sun

When you step out of your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii, you only have to walk a few feet to enjoy the beach. We offer complimentary beach towels and chairs, or, you can rent a beach cabana for the whole day. If you want to get out and enjoy the water, there are countless activities to try:

  • Snorkeling
  • Boat Excursions
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Scuba Diving
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Beach Combing
  • Sand Castle Building
  • Sunbathing

Kaanapali Alii Beach and Kaanapali Alii: The Perfect Vacation Spot

Staying at Kaanapali Alii is the perfect choice for families of different ages: There is something for every age and activity level all in one location. And, with Whaler’s Village close by, you don’t have to hop in the car to find dinner or do some shopping. Get away from the chill of winter, and book your trip to Maui today!

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