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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.

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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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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!

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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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Celebrity Chef Martin Yan & Kaanapali Alii Grill Master

Celebrity Chef Martin Yan of “Yan Can Cook” TV fame enjoyed a luxury condo at Kaanapali Alii during the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Of course he stopped by to say hello to the Kaanapali Alii Grill Master McNiel Magdoang.

Grill Master McNiel offers complimentary assistance to guests who bring their favorite foods to the oceanfront grills at sunset. Sharing a barbecue at Kaanapali Alii is a vacation highlight for many. Complimentary plates, cups, flatware, napkins and even aluminum foil make it so easy to barbecue. And the Maui sunset offers continuous photo ops as it sinks into the blue Pacific!

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Maui Pineapple Salsa – Kaanapali Alii Grill Master

Grilled Maui Pineapple Salsa

Sunset grilling at Kaanapali Alii enhances the natural sweetness of the fresh tropical fruits and vegetables! Share this delicious salsa with family and friends at our oceanfront grills!

Ingredients:

1 whole Pineapple – cored, outer peel cut off, cut in 1 inch thick rings
2 each Jalapenos – cut in half, inner seeds and white portion removed
2 medium Maui Onions – cut in ½ inch slices
4 ears Fresh Corn on the cob – husk and silk removed
1 large Red Bell Pepper – cut in ½, seeds removed
2 each Limes – cut in half
1 bunch Cilantro – rinsed and chopped
Pinch Salt & Pepper – to taste

Directions:
• Heat grill with lid closed. 450 degrees is best for grilling. Keep lid closed while cooking.
• Place corn directly on grill. Cook 10 minutes, turning frequently.
• Place Maui pineapple and onion slices directly on grill, turn after 5 minutes. Grill another 5 minutes.
• Place red bell pepper halves and jalapeno halves on grill, turn after 3 minutes. Cook another 2 or 3 minutes.
• Cut cooked corn off cob into a bowl.
• Chop: grilled pineapple, onion, jalapeno, red bell peppers, and cilantro. Mix into bowl with corn. Squeeze 2 limes over the mixture and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
• Enjoy as an appetizer with chips or over your favorite grilled chicken or fish!

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An Alii grill master arrives at the resort’s popular oceanfront gas barbecue grills at dinnertime and offers cooking tips plus a variety of rubs and spices on a complimentary basis for guests of Kaanapali Alii.  The barbecue grills are the centerpiece of the Alii’s picnic lanai located directly on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. A fragrant herb garden and complimentary plates, utensils, napkins, and aluminum foil add to the appeal of this inviting area reserved for Alii guests only.

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An Oasis of Calm on Action Packed Kaanapali Beach

Of course Kaanapali Alii offers guests the best location on action-packed Kaanapali Beach.  But this luxury condo resort also offers a precious oasis of calm amidst all the available activities.

First the non-stop action: learn the popular sport of standup paddle boarding, rent some boogie boards, or book a sunset catamaran cruise. All these experiences are available along this beautiful stretch of golden sand right out in front of Kaanapali Alii.

KA Beach Boogie Boards family

Equally appealing though is Kaanapali Alii as an oasis of calm. In the beautiful garden courtyard it’s easy to enjoy peace and quiet. We invite you to “slow down and smell the plumeria!” Couples enjoy private time poolside, in the shade pavilion, or under the palapas.

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Kids Play Free on Kaanapali Kai Golf Course

Golfing for families is easy for guests of Kaanapali Alii. Now through August 31, 2016, one junior aged 7-17 can play free on the Kaanapali Kai Golf Course with each paying adult.

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Golfers love to share their favorite vacation activity and it’s so easy at Kaanapali Resort. Juniors can also play the Royal Course all day long for a special rate of $49 (regularly $75). Kaanapali’s popular keiki tees measure a junior-friendly 2,459 yards and play to a par 71.

Kaanapali Golf View

In addition to being located so close to the Kaanapali Golf Courses, the luxury condos of Kaanapali Alii are popular for multi-generational family vacations.  Spacious two bedroom condos can sleep up to six with lots of room to settle in and feel at home.

Grandparents love to take their grandkids out on the course during this Summer Junior Golf promotion. And just as often the whole family gathers for friendly competition. It’s for fun and learning together on the beautiful Kaanapali golf courses.

 

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Kaanapali – Where the world comes to play and relax

Kaanapali Beach is known as the place where the world comes to play! And Kaanapali Alii is in the middle of all the action on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. All the Maui activities that you can imagine are available along the beachfront boardwalk right out front.  Stand up paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling and just playing with your kids by the shore.

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Yet guests return again and again because these condos offer a unique oasis of calm.  There’s a welcome change of pace as soon as you step off the boardwalk into the peaceful pool garden of Kaanapali Alii. Our beach and pool staff are always close by to assist you with lounge chairs. The fragrant plumeria trees and tropical flowering plants add to the magic of a long lazy Maui day in this relaxing oasis.

KA Palapas

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Waa Kiakahi perpetuates traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes

On Kaanapali Beach! Guests of Kaanapali Alii will have a rare opportunity to see Hawaiian sailing canoes and meet top sailors preserving Hawaiian culture! Kā‘anapali Beach Resort will welcome 60 of the best watermen and women who practice ancient Hawaiian canoe sailing at the 12th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi festival, June 3-5., 2016. Events will include traditional Hawaiian ceremonies, sailing canoe rides, and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills.

Photo courtesy Kaanapali Beach Resort Association

Created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA), Wa‘a Kiakahi is an event dedicated to traditional Hawaiian canoe sailing and the education of its history.

Contrary to ordinary outrigger canoe paddling, the HSCA races honor how the ancient Hawaiians actually traveled between the islands: members do not make crew changes and they travel every island channel that connects the Hawaiian Islands.

Schedule of 2016 Events:

Friday, June 3, 3:00 p.m.

Arrival of sailing canoes on Kā‘anapali Beach and a traditional Hawaiian welcome ceremony after 10, six-man crews complete an approximate 27-mile race from Kahului Harbor.

Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sailing canoe rides for all ages, picture storyboards and “talk story” opportunities with race team members (including former Hōkūle‘a crew members) about celestial navigation and the history of the Hawaiian sailing canoes.

Sunday, June 5, 8:00 a.m.

Sailing canoe send-off and traditional Hawaiian farewell ceremony for 10, six-man crews as they race approximately 27 miles from Kā‘anapali to the island of Moloka‘i.

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