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“Beautiful Property/Great Location” – Kaanapali Alii

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Sep 10, 2009 | Trip type: Business

My husband and his staff celebrated achieving a significant business goal with a trip to paradise. Kay Ryan ( helped us book two condos to accommodate our party of 9. We wanted a beautiful property within walking distance of a variety of activities. Maui Kay recommended The Kaanapalli Alii, which turned out to be the perfect spot. There are great restaurants and lounges; very good swimming, snorkeling and boogie board beaches; and a wonderful shopping center–all without the need to drive.

The condos themselves (Kay helped us book a premium condo) are fantastic. They’re incredibly spacious and beautiful. The view from our premium Ocean View condo was spectacular.

All in all, it was truly a trip to paradise!

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Cumin Seared Ahi

Cumin Seared Ahi

Ingredients for the Ahi:

3 blocks              Ahi, sashimi grade (1” square 2.5” length)
1 tablespoon       Cumin, grounded
1 teaspoon          Garlic purée
1 tablespoon       Olive oil

Ingredients for the Seviche:

4 pieces                Baby carrots
4 pieces                Baby beets
1 piece                 Red bell pepper
½ piece                Maui onion
1 piece                 Jalapeño
2 tablespoons       Molokai ogo, sliced
½ piece                Lime, juice
½ piece                Lemon, juice
4 sprigs                Cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon         Extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for the Anchovy Purée:

12 cloves             Garlic, peeled, stem removed
8 pieces               Anchovy
½  cup                 Milk
2 tablespoons       Extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and white pepper to taste.


Blanch 5 times the garlic in boiling water, (to remove the aggressive taste).  Simmer the blanched garlic in milk for 8 minutes.  Blend the garlic, milk, olive oil and anchovies until smooth purée, season with white pepper from the pepper mill.

Season the ahi blocks with the garlic, the cumin, salt and pepper.
Sear the blocks with olive oil in a non-adhesive frying pan.
Cut each block into 4 cubes.
Slice paper thin (best done with a Japanese mandoline) the carrots, beets, Maui onion, bell pepper.  Cut the jalapeño into small brunoise.
Mix all the vegetable and ogo with the lime and lemon juices, olive oil, cilantro, season to taste.

On an individual rectangular plate, arrange the ahi, 4 pieces in the row, one row of vegetable seviche, anchovy purée in between.

George Mavrothalassitis, chef/owner
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Kaanapali Alii Renovation Update

Aloha to our guests and friends, from the staff at the Kaanapali Alii.

 This will be of interest to those vacationing at the Alii from now through mid- December 2009 during our renovation period.

What to expect: The golden sands of Kaanapali Beach are still right out front with cabanas, chaise lounges and sand chairs available for daily use; Low renovation rates are available from $250 for a luxury one -bedroom condo; Renovation work is limited to Monday – Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. so daytime activities are recommended with discounts available from our concierge. Access to the swimming pools of neighboring resorts and fitness center at the Westin can be arranged at our front desk as the Alii pool, center courtyard and fitness center are closed. Important Note: Alii guests are given passes to enjoy neighboring pools.

We can assure you access to one of the neighboring resort pools each day although access to a specific pool cannot be guaranteed.

Exciting details: The Kaanapali Alii renovation will dramatically enhance our oceanfront resort. The new and expanded amenities will feature an aquatic playground with a second fresh water swimming pool and whirlpool spa, an enlarged children’s pool, and a pool deck extension that will accommodate additional chaise lounges. In response to guest demand for health-oriented vacations, the Alii has invested in a new state-of-the-art Fitness Center with more cardio & weight equipment, a yoga area and treatment rooms. This brand-new facility will be conveniently located at the entrance to the property. It will be a Wow!

Mahalo for your interest in Kaanapali Alii.

Aloha, Kaanapali Alii Staff For more information or to make a reservation call us at 1-866-966-7169 or visit