Category Archives: Kaanapali Beach Resort

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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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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Kaanapali Alii: The Best Maui Family Vacation Resort

If you’re planning a Maui family vacation, finding the best resort should be at the top of your list. Where you stay will determine the overall feel of your trip, and will have an impact on the activities you enjoy while vacationing. It’s important to find accommodations that fit each person’s preferences in your family. Thankfully, Kaanapali Alii is the perfect resort for families. Here are a few reasons why:

Maui Family Vacation - Best LocationFantastic Location:

The location of your accommodations while you vacation is extremely important. Kaanapali Alii is located on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach, which is world-famous. In fact, it was once named America’s Best Beach. You’ll have instant access to three miles of white sand, and crystal blue water, where you can swim, sunbathe, surf, or simply build sandcastles. In the evenings, a cliff diving ceremony takes place at Black Rock, at the northernmost point of the beach. This memorable event is distinctly Hawaiian, and will enrich your trip as a family.

Great AmenitiesGreat Amenities:

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you can enjoy a wide variety of amenities, all without the resort fees. We have activities for everyone in the family. For those who want to get a workout, they can enjoy full, complimentary access to our 3,000 square foot fitness center, and the ability to sign up for yoga or fitness classes. If lounging by the pool is more your style, you can enjoy pool-side food service, access to our oceanfront heated swimming pools, and a soak in our whirlpool spa, while children can enjoy our wading pool. In addition, guests at Kaanapali Alii have complimentary access to our 3 lighted tennis courts, can consult our beach activities desk, enjoy the poolside entertainment pavilion with gas grills, or sign kids up for the complimentary Alii Ki’s Club. There truly is an activity for everyone in the family to enjoy at Kaanapali Alii.

Countless ActivitiesCountless Activities:

There are countless activities for everyone in the family, just steps away from Kaanapali Alii. Kaanapali Beach’s white sands are right outside the door, allowing everyone the family easy access for water activities, or simply enjoying the stunning beach. Our accommodations are spacious and each condo has its own private lanai, allowing those who stay in the resort to have gorgeous, private views of the lush beauty of Maui. The Kaanapali Golf Courses are just moments away from the resort, providing 36 historic holes. Built by Robert Trent Jones, the two courses provide breathtaking panoramic views of West Maui and the Pacific Ocean.

Kaanapali Alii is the Best Maui Family Vacation Resort

Kaanapali Alii resort provides the best Maui family vacation accommodations in the area. With a wide variety of amenities, access to many activities, and a great location, we are sure everyone in your family will enjoy their vacation in Maui!

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Best Family Reunion Locations: Kaanapali Alii Oceanfront Condos

If you’re looking for the best family reunion locations, look no further. The oceanfront condos at Kaanapali Alii are hands-down the best choice. There are many reasons for this – we’ll go over them in this blog post. If you have any questions about the Kaanapali Alii resort, and how it accommodates large groups, don’t hesitate to contact us – we are happy to help!

Leaf-IconReason #1: Kaanapali Beach

One of the biggest reasons that Kaanapali is at the top of the list for best family reunion locations is that it is the perfect location: The resort sits right on Kaanapali Beach, which is considered one of the top beaches on Maui. Maui’s beaches are famous for their beauty, and Kaanapali Beach is the quintessential white, sandy beach. There are a myriad of activities to enjoy right on the beach, including snorkeling, swimming, parasailing, whale watching, surfing, or just lounging in the sun reading a book.

Leaf-IconReason #2: Wide Variety of Activities

One of the reasons that Kaanapali Alii is at the top of the best family reunion locations list is that its location provides easy access to a wide variety of activities. For those traveling with a bigger group, it offers many different activities for the variety of preferences in your group – and all within walking distance. The Whalers Village Shopping Center is just steps away, and there are many shops, restaurants, and bars to explore and enjoy.

Leaf-IconReason #3: Spacious, Comfortable
Accommodations

Kaanapali Alii’s condos are spacious, and comfortable for big groups. Our condos range from 1,500 – 1,900 square feet, which means even the biggest families can stay comfortably. Each on of our condos features two full baths, air-condition, a fully-equipped kitchen, and the best part: A private lanai for the whole family to enjoy. When your family books their family reunion in Maui, Kaanapali Alii’s oceanfront condos are the best accommodation choice!

Best Family Reunion Locations According to USA Today: Kaanapali Alii a Great Place for a Reunion

You don’t have to take our word for it: According to USA Today, Kaanapali Alii is one of the top 10 great places to gather the family for a reunion. The gorgeous location, wide variety of activities to fit the preferences of every person in your group, and spacious, luxurious condos will create the perfect backdrop for the best family reunion ever!

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The Perks of Staying at a Maui Beachfront Condo in Lahaina

Imagine waking up in the morning, opening your windows to feel the fresh sea breeze on your face and the rush of the surf in your ear. You’ll have breakfast on your private lanai, the sun warming your skin as you savor your coffee and take in the view of the Lahaina beach. This is a typical morning for those who choose Kaanapali Alii as their Maui resort. For those who stay in one of our Maui beachfront condos, the perks and benefits are countless. Today, we’ll try to highlight a few of the major benefits you’ll enjoy when you stay at our world-famous beach resort.

 Icon-LeafYou’re On the Beach

The most obvious perk of staying in a Maui beachfront condo is that you aren’t close to the beach, you on it. Gone are the days of packing up your umbrella, beach tote and towel, and driving to the beach. Instead, all you have to do is step out the door: World-renowned Kaanapali Beach is directly in front of the resort – its golden sands beckoning and easy to access. When you stay on a condo on the beach, you’ll be able to spend more time actually relaxing by the shore, instead of gathering up everything you need for the entire day and spending time driving to the beach. And, if you decide you need an afternoon cocktail, massage, or simply want to take a nap in your room – you’re just steps away.

Icon-LeafSpacious Accommodations

Vacations are meant to be relaxing. Which is why we don’t understand it when people stay in rooms the size of postage stamps while they travel. Having a spacious room in which to relax is an important part of the unwinding process. When you stay in a Maui beachfront condo at Kaanapali Alii, you’ll experience four times more space than the standard hotel room. Our condos range from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet. Our condos are designed to be a home away from home – a tranquil retreat from your busy life. And, our condos have their own private lanais, which allow you to be in your room but still enjoying the beauty of Maui.

Icon-LeafCountless Amenities

When you book your stay with Classic Resorts, you’ll have access to countless amenities, and take advantage of our excellent customer service. For example, you won’t pay any resort fees, our accommodations meet our strict quality standards, and our daily maid service is absolutely free. When you stay at a Kaanapali Alii Maui beachfront condo, you are minutes away from the legendary Kaanapali Golf Courses, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the area. An added benefit is that you have complimentary, unlimited access to our new yoga studio, fitness center, and private tennis courts.

Stay at a Maui Beachfront Condo for the Most Relaxing Vacation

There are many perks to staying at a Maui beachfront condo. When you stay on the beach, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the beauty of Hawaii and the spirit of ohana (family) that permeates this magical, stunning place. Book your stay today!

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Winter Warmth Rates: Leave the Snow Behind-Fly to Maui!

Are you sick of the winter chill? Tired of shoveling snow? You’re in luck: Kaanapali Alii is offering fantastic rates from only $399 a night through our “Maui Winter Warmth Rates” so you can escape the freezing weather! It’s time to trade your snow shovel with a floppy hat, your umbrella with whale watching, and your wool socks with a swimsuit, flip-flops, and sunglasses!

Use Maui’s Sun to Melt the Winter Chill Away!

It’s Time to Renew and Re-Energize

Winter is tough. Between the cold temperatures, grey skies, and the feeling that it will last forever, it can be tough to keep your spirits up during the winter and spring. If you’re feeling blue, it’s time to close our eyes and dream about your Maui Warmth Vacation at Kaanapali Alii. If you’re feeling the need for renewal and re-energizing, travelling to Maui is just what you need. Here are a couple ways you can relax in Maui:

 – Seawater Purification Renewal

In the stillness before the dawn on Easter Sunday on March 27, guests will gather on the beach for a sea water purification ritual called “Hiuwai.” This renewing event is led by our Hawaiian cultural specialist, Fred Torres. During the ritual, you will wade silently into the tranquil sea while releasing grief, stress, or problems. This event is also held before dawn on each New Year’s Day.

 – Stress Relief in the Beauty of Maui

Maui is one of the best places on earth to unwind, de-stress, and relax from your busy life. Take relaxing strolls on the beach, spend the afternoon whale watching, snorkeling with tropical fish, or simply reading a good book, and finish off each perfect day taking in the magnificent sunsets of Maui. Maui is home to many natural sources of renewal that will re-energize your life during these long winter months.

Book Today: There are No Hidden Resort Fees

When you book at Kaanapali Alii and Classic Resorts, you are reserving your accommodations with the official property management company. This means a couple of things: First, there aren’t any hidden resort fees, and second, you’ll receive property services such as maintenance and daily housekeeping. In our spacious condos, you’ll have room to relax and enjoy everything Maui has to offer!

To book, visit www.kaanapalialii.com or call (866) 990-9280 and book your stay today!

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The Road to Hana

“It’s about the journey, not the destination”, is a fair motto and philosophy of the beautifully, adventurous road to Hana. This 55 mile drive along the Maui coastline serves up gorgeous views, such as cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and the surreal Maui coastline as the Pacific gloriously collides into white sands or steep, rock cliffs. This road truly shows off the natural beauty of Maui.

For most, the journey starts in Kahului. From here, it is 55 miles to the final destination, Hana. Starting from here has been noted to take all day, if one does the trip right. It is recommended for one to plan out the stops and sights to see before beginning the drive. Taking the time to truly see and learn about Maui is what makes this drive memorable and worthwhile. Yes, it is a gorgeous drive even to just whip through. But there is much more to experience. Take your time, plan ahead, and enjoy the journey fully.

There are numerous stops on the trip that are worthwhile to see. Twin Falls is one of them. This spot is around the two mile marker going from Kahului to Hana. At about the 21 mile marker, the Wailea overlook or Waikani Falls, boasts more spectacular views and perfect photo opportunities. More stops include, Wainapanapa State Park, Hookipa Beach, and the Seven Sacred Pools. The Seven Sacred Pools are one of the most popular attractions on the island, to avoid heavy crowds, visit the pools as early as possible- before noon. Also, weather may cause the pools to close, so check in with the ranger station to be sure about the park’s opening.

A full day should be set apart to truly enjoy the road to Hana. Bring snacks, lunch, drinks, a camera, and good company. If there is any proneness to motion sickness, maybe bring some Dramamine as well, go slow and allow for time outside of the car to recuperate. Remember, it’s about the journey not the destination. See it fully, friends.

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Windsurfing Maui

Maui offers one of the widest range of recreational activities for tourists and residents. With its’ pristine beaches, mild weather, and fun loving culture, it’s the birth haven for fun in the sun. One of the most sought out after activities to do in Maui is windsurf. For those who don’t know what this is, essentially it is the use of a wind sail attached to a surfboard that propels a surfer across the surface of the water. Your feet slip into a binding, your hands grasp onto the shaft of the sail, and the sail catches onto the wind and guides you along the water.

There are numerous beaches in Maui that offer this recreational activity. The majority of windsurfing takes place on the North shore. The North shore is known for powerful north east trade winds that bring perfect waves sailing up and down the center of Maui’s shore. The beaches on the north side include Hookipa, Camp One, Sprecks, Sugar Cove, and Kanaha. On the south shore of the island, the beach Kihei offers windsurfing areas as well. At these beaches, one can find ideal places that allow for windsurfers to fully enjoy the sport.

If you don’t have the gear for windsurfing or are only going to be in Maui for a short amount of time, renting is a clear choice. There are multiple locations and shops that offer rental equipment. One can easily find options for windsurfing lessons as well, if one is needing a little extra help getting started. There are multiple websites of shops that offer rentals, pricing, and locations to best suite your needs if one is wanting to research that before arriving to the island.

Whether you’re a pro or a beginner windsurfing in Maui is a purely fun option.  Ideal beaches and locations, numerous options for rentals, and offered lessons make it an easy and fun way to spend the day out on the water and in the Hawaiian sun. Catch some rays, catch some waves, and catch some wind, adventurers!

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Beaches for everyone in Maui!

Okay, so you’re in Hawaii. The last thing anyone should really be worried about is finding a decent beach. Maui offers some of the most pristine, beautiful, and fun beaches on the globe. Whether you’re wanting to surf, hang out, or see a gorgeous view, Maui has you covered. There are numerous beaches to choose from. From the north, south, east, or west, there are a plethora of beaches to suit your every need. There are a few notable beaches of course, focusing in on the south side, three particular beaches stand out.

The first one is Makena Beach. Dramatic cliffs, fine and rich orange/white sand, and swells strong enough to satisfy the surfers, this beach has it all. Great surfing conditions, beautiful scenery, and clear blue/green water, this beach is an all-around competitor. Note: this beach is known for stronger and unpredictable swells, be cautious with the younger kids and the water currents.

Next to Makena Beach is the notable Maluaka Beach. The beach is a pristine stretch of white sand colliding against the crystal blue/green water shared with the Makena Beach. This beach offers surrounding picnic areas, restrooms, and showers. Another great activity one can enjoy at this beach is the snorkeling. This beach offers perfect snorkeling areas so one can see not only the beauty above the water but also under it. Don’t know what Ariel was complaining about, life under the sea is pretty awesome!

Another beach fit for the whole family, is the Charley Young Beach. On the north end of the Kamaole 1 Beach, is a large stretch of fine sand, complete with amazing views of the island. This is a swimming beach. The ideal place for a picnic with the whole family or just a fun time at the shore. The parking for the beach is said to be on the side of South Kihei road.

Whatever kind of beach experience you’re looking for, Maui’s diverse selection of beaches will be sure to attract your attention and tastes. Maui beaches are a trademark of the Hawaiian experience. Choose some beaches you want to visit, try something different, and have fun!

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Weekend events in Maui to benefit Will Smith charities and metaphysics

The tourism season in Hawaii is most active not when the weather is the best there, but when it’s the worst everywhere else. Hence, as the continental US stands of the precipice of a full-scale temperature turn-down, Maui and the islands are poised to start hiking up hotel rates, airfare, and car rental to accommodate the influx of traffic. However, the worst of the influx isn’t reported to begin until the months of December-January, leaving the fall travelers with quite the advantage. Fortunately, Hawaii’s seasons range from wet for their winter months to a dry and hot summer, with ground temperature basically maintaining between 70-80 degrees.

That’s great news for all the fall travelers interested in taking the journey to our shores, because this weekend has planned a few very special treats for tourists and locals alike. This weekend, Sunday, October the 19th, join Buddha Maitreya the Christ for his OM Group Pyramid Meditation and Dharma Teaching. The cost of entry is $15 and includes a free meditation CD. The study itself focuses on the inner-self interacting with the world around you, and learning how to become complete in the midst of the 90-mile-an-hour days we are prone to customizing ourselves to.

If the teachings of metaphysics and Zen aren’t your cup of afternoon tea, than the presentation by international stylist Billy Yamaguchi presented by the Will Smith Foundation may be an applicable alternative. As a benefit to the Will Smith Foundation, this event will feature cocktails and a presentation by the internationally-renewed stylist and master of Feng Shui. The cost of the event is $175 per person and the proceeds will go toward ensuring that the charities sponsored by the Will Smith Foundation function nominally.  MAuiFall

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