Kaanapali Celebrates Ancient Hawaiian Canoe Sailing

Join Kaanapali Beach Resort in celebrating and perpetuating the ancient sport and culture of Hawaiian canoe sailing at the 7th Annual Wa’a Kiakahi.  A fun and educational experience the whole family will enjoy at this free three day event!

7th Annual Wa'a Kiakahi

On Friday, June 10, 2011 at 4:00pm on Kaanapali Beach there will be a traditional Hawaiian welcome for the 10 participating crews of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association.  On Saturday, June 11th from 10am-4pm look for the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association tent and register for a complimentary Hawaiian sailing canoe ride.  Crew members will be on hand throughout the day and this is a great opportunity to meet the crews and learn more about this ancient form of Hawaiian Canoe Sailing.  Sunday, June 12th at 8:00am experience a traditional Hawaiian farewell ceremony for the crews before the teams race from Kaanapali to Moloka’i.  This is one event you won’t want to miss!

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


Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from Dallas, Texas – May 2011

“You don’t need to look any further than the Kaanapali Alii in Maui.”

We have stayed at the Kaanapali Alii several times.  Each time we return our visit is better than the last!  Located right on the beach, the Kaanapali offers ocean view rooms.  We open our windows at night and are lulled to sleep by the ocean.  Can’t get any better than that!  Our accommodations are always 5-star.  The management sees to it that every guest is treated like royalty!  You truly feel that you are in paradise!  Each staff member really seems to like his/her job.  They are so patient to answer any and all questions.  We don’t think you will be disappointed at the Alii——-located close to Whaler’s Village, dining, and shopping!  Enjoy!
Room Tip:  Ocean, mountain, or garden-view rooms.  All great!


Travel Tip From Your Friends at Kaanapali Alii

We’ve mentioned some really great travel apps to you before and since it’s that time of year when people everywhere are gearing up for summer travel we thought it a good time to share this great article we found on Time.com called 25 Essential Apps for Travelers.”   These 25 apps are not only helpful but some are just plain ingenious.

One that we thought to be really helpful and clever is #4 Find My iPhone/Where’s My Droid.   We know first hand how frustrating it can be to misplace our phones but with Apple’s Find My iPhone app and the Android-compatible Where’s My Droid app, we can now rest assured we’ll most likely find it.  These apps will make your phone ring for two minutes to try and help you locate it and in case you can’t there’s the option to lock it with a pass code or remotely delete its contents.

The #22 Netflix app was another that caught our attention.   Since traveling can sometimes come with delays or periods of down time this app keeps you entertained by letting you browse TV shows and movies, tweak your rental queue and the best part, stream videos on your iPhone.

You can learn more about all 25 Apps here.


Join Us for the Ki Ho’alu Slack Key Guitar Festival

Come and relax on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Amphitheater lawn to an all-star lineup of Hawaii’s best slack key guitar musicians at the 20th Anniversary of the Ki Ho’alu Slack Key Guitar Festival.

Ki Ho'alu 2010

Popular musicians who will perform on stage include:  Makana, Brother Noland, George Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Bobby Moderow and Walter Keale.

Brother Noland at the Ki Ho'alu 2010

The festival will also feature crafters from Hawaii and food by Maui restaurants and caterers.  Enjoy this free laid-back festival with local-style ambiance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Amphitheater & Pavillion on Sunday, June 26, 2011.  The fun starts at 2:00pm.  Admission is free.

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