Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from Littleton, Colorado

“A spectacular place to stay!!!”

We have stayed at the Alii about 6 or 7 times and each time it gets better!  The resort, amenities, staff and environment are the best!  They bend over backwards to make your stay unforgettable!  The location is superb for activities, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance.


Kaanapali Alii Original Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Marinade

The most common ingredients for Hawaiian barbecue marinades begin with brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic.  We created, tested, and enjoyed this recipe so much we’re passing it on to you.

(Serves 4-6)


  • 4-6 Chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 Cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Small can crushed pineapple (including juice)
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Fresh whole ginger root (peeled)
  • 1 Sweet Maui onion
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper


Chop garlic, ginger, and onion.  In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except chickenStir well.  Separate one cup of the marinade into small pot.  Marinate chicken in remaining sauce for a half hour to one hour in the refrigerator.  Heat sauce in pot for 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Place chicken on grill and cook approximately 10 minutes on each side.  Serve chicken and pour small amount of sauce from pot onto chicken.  Bon Appetit!


Travel Tip from Your Friends at Kaanapali Alii

Since searching for airfare can sometimes be a frustrating process involving many steps, we thought we would let you in on an upgrade to Microsoft’s Bing Travel Price Predictors called “Autosuggest Flight Prices.”

This new “Autosuggest Flight Prices” feature displays flight prices, including Bing’s prediction of the best flight price over the next 90 days, directly in the search box without having to even hit the enter button.

Now you are able to find out whether fares are rising or dropping and whether you should buy now or wait.  By offering this unique feature you will know the best time to buy your airline tickets saving you time and money! Currently, Bing touts an average accuracy rate of 75%.

You can check your best time to buy here.


Journey Along the West Maui Mountains

Journey along the West Maui Mountains on horseback with Lahaina Stables on the Historical Early Ride.

Lahaina Stables Historical Early Ride

On this 2 hour ride you will be treated to extraordinary views of Molokai, Lanai and Lahaina Town and Harbor.  You will ride into Launiopoko Valley where you will be treated to refreshments at an authentic Hawaiian Hale (house) located upon a ridge and situated next to a large pond.

Lahaina Stables Historical Early Ride

Lahaina Stables is located on Punakea Loop above Launiopoko Beach Park.  Check-in at 8:30am,  Monday through Saturday.  Cost is $110 plus tax per person.  Snacks and beverages are included.  Children under 8 years of age are subject to trail boss’s approval.  There is a 270lb weight restriction.

For more information about this activity and other exciting Maui activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 661-3475.


Guest Review from TripAdvisor

Visitor from Chicago, Illinios – April 2011

 “Fantastic – Luxury and Beautiful”

This condo (312) was beautiful!  Walked out onto our patio onto the lawn and down to the beach.  Our kids (12 and 10) just loved it.  Walking distance to shopping and resorts.  Absolutely beautiful and would love to go back.  Great workout area, grill area, pools and the beach is spectacular.  We stayed for nine days and would have loved to stay for nine more.  The place is spotless and the staff is extremely helpful and conscientious.  Can’t imagine staying anywhere else on Maui.


Little Known Secrets

Maui is lucky to have a year round growing season and Kula Fields makes it easy and convenient to try Maui’s locally grown produce.  Kula Fields Delivery is a Farmer’s Market on wheels, delivering fresh local produce, flowers, and grocery items to Lahaina every Thursday.  Now you can order ahead of time and on-line!

Kula Fields Delivery

This is a great service for those who don’t want to grocery shop but still would like to take advantage of their fully equipped kitchen at Kaanapali Alii and Maui’s wonderful local produce.  The best part, the delivery fee is only $7.00!

You can learn more about this service here.


Lahaina’s First Front Street Jazz & Blues Walk Festival

Come and celebrate America’s original musical art forms, jazz and blues at the First Annual Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk April 15th-April 17th.  The featured headliner for this inagural event will be jazz legend David Paquette.

David Paquette
Paquette has performed with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra at the Taranaki Arts Festival, as well as with the Aotea Symphony for the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Devonport Food and Wine Festival, among other prestigious events.  Local jazz star David Choy will perform as well.  Choy, whose uncle is famed jazz saxophonist Gabe Baltaza, has been Hawaii’s most recorded saxophonist for many years.  He is a well-traveled, versatile artist who covers the jazz spectrum from traditional to contemporary.   A lineup of Maui’s top jazz and blues musicians will be performing at Hard Rock Cafe, Pioneer Inn, Longhi’s, Kimo’s, and Captain Jacks.

The schedule of the lineup at the venues are:

Hard Rock Cafe

  • Friday,  April 15th (two shows 1:00-3:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm) – The R.E. Metoyer Blues Rock & Soul Revue featuring Bobby Ingram
  • Saturday,  April 16th (two shows 1:00-3:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm) – David Choy & Slam
  • Sunday,  April 17th Grand Finale (one show 2:00-5:00pm) – Lahaina Jazz & Blues All Stars featuring David Paquette


  • Friday,  April 15th (one show 6:00 – 9:00pm) – Renata De Moraes & the Brasil Connection
  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 6:00 – 9:00pm) – Shiro Mori & Friends


  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 5:00-7:00pm) – Sam Ahia

Captain Jacks

  • Friday, April 15th (one show 2:00-5:00pm) – Keoki Ruiz
  • Friday, April 15th (one show 6:00-9:00pm) – Bob Jones & The Drive
  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 2:00-5:00pm) – Benoit Jazz Works
  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 6:00-9:00pm) – Bob Jones & The Driver

Pioneer Inn

  • Friday, April 15th (one show 12:00-3:00pm) – Fulton Tashombe featuring Kelly Covington
  • Friday, April 15th (one show 6:00-9:00pm) – David Paquette
  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 12:00-3:00pm) – Sal Godinez
  • Saturday, April 16th (one show 6:00-9:00pm) – David Paquette

For more information about this and other exciting Maui activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 661-3475.