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Enter our Photo Contest for a chance to win free nights

Show us a favorite moment from your trip to Kaanapali Alii! You’ll have a chance to win two nights in a  one-bedroom Garden View condo (plus entry into the Grand Prize of a 5-Night Stay)

Kaanapali Beachwalk

The winning photo for entries from April-July is a gorgeous sunset shot from Brooks S. He writes about this Kaanapali Alii Ocean Front condo experience:

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“Breathtaking views from our two room ocean front suite! So relaxing and just minutes from food and entertainment on the beach. This was our second stay, but it won’t be our last!”
To enter the My Alii Photo Contest: the first step is to make your reservation at Kaanapali Alii with Classic Resorts. Then from the time you check in and even after you return home…you can submit your photos! Good luck with the contest!
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Spend the Day on Kaanapali Beach by Your Condo

When you think of vacationing in Maui, what comes to mind? Odds are, the scene you picture in your head is this: Miles of white sand, a turquoise ocean lapping the shore, the sun shining brightly in the sky, a light breeze cooling the air, sandcastles being built on the shore, and a refreshing cocktail in hand.  If this is how you picture vacation, then you’re in luck: When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you have access to one of the best beaches in Maui. This picturesque scene can be an every day reality during your vacation. Plan on spending the day on Kaanapali Beach by your condo – we’ll show you just how close it is to the beach, as well as offer a few great activities you can enjoy.

World-Famous Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali Alii is located directly on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. This world-famous beach is the perfect location for a relaxing vacation. Here’s everything you need to know about why this beach is so great:

If you’re picturing the perfect beach-lounging vacation, this beach is the best choice for you. World-famous, and simply stunning, you’ll have the most picturesque vacation of your life.

Stay Right on the Beach

The best part about staying at Kaanapali Alii is that you get to stay right on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach. You heard us right. Our ocean-front condos are located within seconds of the beach. No piling into the car, and no walking miles to go relax on the beach. When you stay at our luxurious condos, you can be on the beach within minutes of waking up. And, you’ll enjoy amenities that no hotel can offer, such as:

  • Much More Space: Each condo is four times larger than a standard hotel room. Our condos range from 1-2 bedrooms, and are 1,500 – 1,900 square feet.
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen: Our condos have fully-functioning kitchens, which means you don’t have to eat out for every meal.
  • Private Lanai: Each condo is equipped with its own private lanai. Enjoy your coffee with a fantastic view in the morning – all to yourself!

Spend Each Day on Kaanapali Beach by Your Luxurious Condo

If you’re looking for the quintessential beach getaway, Kaanapali Alii is the condo for you. With easy access to all the restaurants, bars, and activities you could possibly want, and more importantly – with its location right on the beach – you’ll experience the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever been on. Book your stay today!

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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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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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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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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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Maui No Ka Oi and Other Great Hawaiian Expressions

In Maui, there is an expression that leaves little up for translation. “Maui no ka oi,” means: “Maui is the best.” And, for those who visit this Hawaiian Island, this expression couldn’t be more true. While Maui is the best island, Kaanapali Alii is the best place to stay: You have access to the best that Maui has to offer. Just a short walk from the beach, restaurants, and shopping, our luxury condos are the perfect place to base your explorations of the beautiful island of Maui. The Hawaiian language is ancient, beautiful, and unique. Let’s take a look at the history of it, and how it is experiencing a revitalization.

History of the Hawaiian Language

Captain Cook recorded the Hawaiian language in 1778. He and his companions noted the similarities of the language to Maori and Tahitian – they even used Tahitian words and gestures to communicate with Hawiians. Despite its similarities to other languages, Hawaiian is unique and exceptionally beautiful. The use of many vowels results in a lilting cadence that is simple and beautiful. Today, there are only a thousand native speakers left in Hawaii, while over 8,000 can understand speak it. A renewed respect for the language has taken root in the past 50 years, with Hawaiian being made the official language in 1978. Since that time, Hawaiian has been taught as a second language in schools all throughout the area. The true Hawaiian language has been given a new life, and is being preserved for future generations. Here are a few Hawaiian expressions like Maui no ka oi to learn during your stay!

Aloha and More

We all know that “aloha” is the way to say hello when you’re in Hawaii. But, there are other variations of this well-known phrase. There are also phrases for saying goodbye. Here are a few of our favorite Hawaiian phrases:

Leaf-IconAloha kakahiaka – Good morning

Leaf-IconAloha ke akua – God is love

Leaf-IconE komo mai – Come in, welcome

Leaf-IconAloha nui loa – Much love, fondest regards

Leaf-IconKomo mai e noho – Come in, sit, rest

Leaf-IconA hui hou – Goodbye, until we meet again

Leaf-IconMalama pono – Take care, be right

Leaf-IconKe Akua pu a hui hou – God bless you and see you later

Leaf-IconE pili mau na pomaika’I ia ‘oe – May blessings ever be with you

Leaf-IconKa makani ‘olu ‘olu – Refreshing, perfect wind

Leaf-IconMai ‘ai – Come and eat

Experience the Best Island at Kaanapali Alii

When you visit Maui, you’ll agree with the locals – that it is the best. And, when you choose Kaanapali Alii as your accommodations, you’ll have access to the best that Maui has to offer. Our luxury condos have four more times space than a standard hotel room, which means you’ll have a home away from home. We know you’ll thoroughly enjoy your stay – give us a call to learn more about booing your stay.

E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe (May blessings ever be with you)

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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.

KA Palapas

 

 

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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.

Kaanapali Beach

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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