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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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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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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:

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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.

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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.

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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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Escape the Gray: Watch the Sunsets of Lahaina in Maui

Winter is cold and gray for most people in the world. Currently, the east is recovering from the “ridiculously snowy” blizzard of ’16 –  a storm that buried people in New York in over 26 inches of snow, and the unsuspecting people of Georgia with 6 inches of snow. Did your car, home, and town get blanketed in snow and ice? Thankfully, there’s a way to escape the bleak winter you are currently experiencing: Book a flight to Maui, and stay at Kaanapali Alii.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll enjoy:

 – Watch Wildlife

Kaanapali Alii is situated right on the beach. This offers you easy access to the ocean, and all the wildlife it contains. The sea is simply teeming with a rainbow assortment of fish, colorful coral, and curious turtles. One of the best ways to enjoy the sights is to rent a paddleboard, so you can paddle slowly over the beauty below.

 – Watch the Sunsets

Maui is known for its sunsets. The perfect end to a warm, sun-soaked day on the beach is to walk along the shoreline, weaving in and out of the surf, and watch the sun sink below the surface of the ocean. The orange, red, yellow, and purple shades that paint the sky are the perfect end to a perfect day in Maui!

 – Watch the Whales

In Maui, you can catch a glimpse of the whales as they migrate. They often cruise through the waters around Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai. Watching from the shore is a treat, or you can take a charter or a tour to get up close to see these majestic animals in their own environment.

Winter Warmth Sale for Beachfront Condos in Maui

If lounging on the beach and reading a book, dipping into the emerald-green ocean for a swim, or whale-watching before catching a Maui sunset sounds like a great break from the winter blues and grays, book your stay at a beachfront condo at Kaanapali Alii. Our luxurious condos start at only $399 a night. Book your stay and escape 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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Spot a Humpback on Your Maui Getaway

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What Are Humpback Whales (Kohola)?

Kohola (Hawaiian for humpback whale) is a large species of baleen whale. Males usually range between 40 and 50 feet long, and weigh around 90,000 pounds! Their immense size makes their graceful movements even more impressive, as it’s not uncommon to see these beautiful creatures “breach.” Breaching (also known as “cresting”) occurs when a humpback propels at least 40% of its massive body out of the water. No one knows why Kohola breach, some scientists think it may help them “scratch” itchy skin, while others believe that Kohola breach for fun. Either way, seeing a Kohola breach is one of the most fantastic things to experience when visiting Maui.

 

Why Do the Whales Visit Hawaii?

We don’t actually consider the humpbacks as visitors, but “kamaaina.” This means native born. North Pacific humpback whales are born in Hawaiian waters. The vast majority of them come to our beautiful paradise to breed, calve, and nurse their young. It’s a long, dangerous journey that is over 3,000 miles and two months in length. But when they visit, the Kohola stay for an extended vacation. They usually stay from December to May. Some Native Hawaiians believe the Kohola are “aumakua,” or family guardians. They bring warm tides, and are treated with honor and respect.

 

How Can I See a Whale?

Humpbacks can be seen across all of the Hawaiian Islands, but the best viewing spot is in the Aua Channel, a shallow length of water between West Maui (Lahaina and Kaanapali), Lanai, and Molokai. People travel from across the entire globe to see the Kohola frolic and play in our warm waters. If you want to see the whales up close, there are several whale-watching tours that guarantee a humpback sighting. For safety of the Kohola (and the sightseers!), all watercraft must stay at least 100 yards from any whale. But even at that distance, the power and grace of these gentle giants is incredibly impressive. If boats are not for you, their breaches can be seen from land. Bring a pair of binoculars with you when you visit, if you get lucky you may even get to see one spout!

 

Save Our Whales

Although the Kohola once roamed the seas in high number, decades of whaling and fishing has depleted their population. Now, the Endangered Species Act protect whales from hunting, harm, or disturbance. In the early 90s, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary was established to help protect these beautiful creatures and their habitat. This sanctuary extends from the shoreline to a depth of 600 feet. If you come visit, please treat the Islands and oceans with the same respect that you would treat your own home. Mahalo.

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Ronald Lundberg

 

 

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Foodie Travelers Love Kaanapali Fresh and Kaanapali Alii’s Condo Advantage

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We overheard a guest at the pool telling a friend why she only stays at the Alii: “I HAVE to have a full kitchen on vacation!  How else could I enjoy all the goodies I bring back from the (Maui) farmer’s markets?”

 

This got us thinking about a fun upcoming event, Kaanapali Fresh. On Saturday, August 31st they will be having a Grown on Maui Farmers Market at Whalers Village. Maui farms produce a bounty of fragrant coffee, native taro, fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, exotic fruits, sweet Maui Kula® onions, landscape greens, sugar cane, pineapples, seed crops, grass-fed beef and even seafood.

 

So after you have filled your basket at the Farmers Market come “home” to your fully equipped gourmet kitchen and take advantage of all your Alii condo has to offer. You can stock your favorite foods & beverages and savor the delicious bounty of Maui at any time of the day or night.  A full-sized refrigerator, contemporary appliances, and designer details will inspire you to play Top Chef!  The open-plan design of the condos offers welcoming spaces to gather with family and friends for easy meals including large private lanais overlooking the pool, beach, mountains, or tropical gardens.

 

We also have oceanfront gas barbecue grills which are another great gathering place reserved for guests of the Alii. Bring your favorite foods and beverages to the grills and a friendly Grill Master is available with cooking tips and complimentary rubs and marinades.  To make grilling even easier, the resort offers a wooden chest of complimentary picnic supplies including tableware, napkins, aluminum foil etc.

 

For Kaanapali Alii reservations call 1-866-966-5790 or visit our website. Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information on Kaanapali Fresh and to purchase tickets visit their website www.kaanapalifresh.com.

 

 

 

 

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Kaanapali Fresh – Mixing it up!

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With only a couple of weeks to go before Kaanapali Fresh, each week we will feature an article, chef or farmer from their website. Let’s start getting excited for this fun, fresh event. Enjoy …….

 

The word “mixology” has come to mean an elevated and refined form of mixing drinks. It’s the art and craft of mixing cocktails by experimenting with new spirits and concocting new adult beverages.

 

The history of the cocktail is centuries old, and has become more sophisticated with time. Whether you’re stirring it up or shaking it up, it’s about layering and infusing the flavors of the drink.

 

According to mixology.com, the most important thing to remember when making (and understanding) a cocktail is the combination of three things: the base spirit, which gives the cocktail its main flavor; the modifier/mixer, which melds exceptionally well with the base spirit but doesn’t overpower; and the flavoring, which brings it all together.

 

Nowadays, many of the spirits, flavors and mixers are being sourced fresh and locally, following a food trend of the same. Pair them with equally fresh and sustainable produce and herbs, and you’ve got the recipe for an unforgettable drink with a distinct focus on local Hawaiian flavors that send your taste buds into hula heaven.

 

You’ll find quality cocktails including locally distilled spirits like Maui’s Ocean Vodka and Old Lahaina Rum being served at the second annual Kaanapali Fresh, a two-day end of summer event, over Labor Day weekend, highlighting all that Kaanapali Resort offers.

 

If you want to brush up on your cocktail repertoire, plan to attend the “Mixology – A Fresh Approach” class kicking-off Kaanapali Fresh on August 30. Master mixologist Chandra Lucariello will introduce us to her Hana Hou cocktail recipe made from Maui’s own organic Ocean Vodka and drinks using Old Lahaina Rum. There will be plenty of interaction encouraged, and appetizers and beverage sampling.

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Chandra Lucariello, director of mixology for Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii and education director of the Hawaii chapter of the United States Bartender Guild, leads “Mixology – A Fresh Approach” on Friday, August 30 from 2 to 4 p.m at the Royal Lahaina Resort, part of Kaanapali Fresh 2013.

Tickets to Mixology are $26 and can be purchased at the event website.

 

Article courtesy of our friends at Kaanapali Fresh, please visit their website for more information.

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