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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!


Kaanapali – Paradise Beach and Historic Resort Community

Kaanapali is an area of Maui on the western coast that encompasses more than six square miles, 3 of which are uninterrupted, white sand beaches. Named as one of the  Top 25 Beaches in America by Trip Advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Kaanapali Beach is the ideal getaway.

Kaanapali was Hawaii’s first master-planned resort community, with development started in the 1960’s it became a model for developing inclusive resort communities around the world. Kaanapali was once a tropical retreat for Maui’s royalty. The stunning sunsets, calm waves and pristine beaches beckoned to the ancient rulers. Pu‘u Keka‘a, now called Black Rock, was a cliff made infamous by Chief Kahekili. The Hawaiian people believed that this sacred point was where deceased souls left the physical world and entered the spiritual world. The Chief would intimidate his rivals by diving into the waters below to prove his courage and skill. Today the rite is honored every evening at sundown when a cliff diver jumps into the ocean below.

The present day Kaanapali is a thriving vacation destination with luxurious resorts, exceptional restaurants and myriad ocean excursions. Some of the best restaurants in the U.S. can be found on the Island; with seafood caught fresh year round, it’s no wonder. Maui is a diverse culture, with a close bond to the land. The cuisine prepared by the local chefs is both modern and sustainable, using organic, indigenous ingredients but in a new, imaginative way.
Maui and Kaanapali offer endless water activities and adventures – fishing, snorkeling, surfing and whale watching just to name a few. Black Rock is by far the best spot for snorkeling, the calm waters protected by the peninsula makes for perfect conditions to view fish, turtles and other marine life. There is plenty to do for land-lovers too – zip lining, hiking, exploring volcanoes, or shopping. If golf is your thing, you are in luck, because Kaanapali has two championship golf courses – the Royal Kaanapali and Kaanapali Kai.

Maui is an Island this is laid-back and welcoming; Kaanapali Beach stands out not only for its beauty but the energy and activity it imbues. The west coast of the Island brings the happy medium of serenity and liveliness. Whatever you are looking for in your holiday – Kaanapali will deliver.


Kaanapali Fresh – Taste the best Kaanapali has to offer

This weekend, our friends at Kaanapali Beach Resort Association will be hosting the first annual Kaanapali Fresh, an unparallelled three-day culinary experience, designed to highlight Kaanapali as the premier destination for exquisite cuisine, experiences and activities.

Beginning Friday, August 31st and running through Sunday, September 2, you will have the opportunity to sample locally sourced culiary masterpieces created by some of Maui’s most talented Executive Chefs, including locally born and raised, Chef James Domingo of Leilani’s On the Beach and Culinary Institute graduate, Matt Dugan of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

Kaanapali Fresh will offer many diverse activities, all designed to allow you to experience Kaanapali’s finest.  Choose from an upland visit to Kaanapali Coffee Farm, Champagne Sunday Brunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, or a mixology lesson with Chandra Lucariello, Director of Mixology for Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii.  There is a little something for everyone.

If you are visiting us this weekend, Kaanapali Fresh is an a once in a lifetime event that you will not want to miss.

For more information, or to view the schedule of events and pre-purchase tickets, visit the Kaanapali Fresh website.


Beachfront Grill Master Services at Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii first resort to offer beachfront Grill Master services

– Guests get tips & sauces from Chef Michael Barry


KAANAPALI, MAUI, Hawaii – Kaanapali Alii adds Grill Master services to its long list of innovative amenities for guests. Effective immediately, Chef Michael Barry will be at the Alii’s popular oceanfront gas barbecue grills from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. He will offer cooking tips and a variety of rubs, Maui pineapple sauce, and marinades. Grill Master services and condiments are complimentary for guests of Kaanapali Alii.


Michael Barry, Kaanapali Alii's new Grill Master
Michael Barry, Kaanapali Alii’s new Grill Master

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 a barbecue chest with complimentary plates, utensils, napkins, and aluminum foil add to the appeal of this inviting area reserved for Alii guests only.


“The Alii is the first resort to offer Grill Master services! We listen to our guests who often tell me how much they love our oceanfront gas barbecues.  Now our Grill Master makes it even more fun and service oriented,” commented Mark Altier, general manager.


Guests return again and again in part because the savings of an Alii vacation are so significant.  No resort fees, free parking, daily newspaper and internet connection, free tennis and clinics with an in-house tennis pro, free use of the fitness center and yoga stretching studio, and a free kid’s club in the summer.


Kaanapali Alii is managed by Classic Resorts, a Hawaii-based condominium management company specializing in luxury properties in unique resort locations.


Reservations 1-866-966-7169 or visit our website. For frequent updates we invite you to follow us on Twitter find us on Facebook.



Kaanapali Alii Defines the Maui Luxury Vacation


By Angel Alcantara via ezinearticles.com


Hawaii is one of the most captivating places in the world and undoubtedly one of Hawaii’s most famous islands is Maui. A magical vacation spot, Maui is not only popular for its pristine beaches; but also for the nature and sports activities and Hawaiian cultural events as well. Whether you are planning a Maui honeymoon getaway or a Maui vacation with the family, then you’ll personally witness the splendor of this magnificent place and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.


Selecting the best location on Maui is one of the most important aspects of your Hawaii trip planning. Kaanapali Beach, on Maui’s west coast us unmatched when it comes to beauty, amenities, restaurants, shopping, golf and pristine beach. Any time of the year, visiting this wondrous part of Maui is a luxury because the Kaanapali Beach Resort offers all of the resort services you are looking for in a great Maui luxury vacation.


The other major consideration is the selection of your accommodations. Should you select the traditional hotel or should you go with a luxury condominium?


Condominium vacation rentals in Hawaii provide the flexibility and comfort that is generally not found in a traditional resort hotel. The convenience of the living room, kitchen, laundry facilities makes a condominium selection the perfect choice for a family, extended stay or for those who simply want more comfort. There may be lots of condos to choose from in Maui but there are only a select few that can be classified as a Maui Luxury Condo. On Kaanapali Beach, there is only one luxury condominium resort facility – The Kaanapali Alii.


The Kaanapali Alii provides the luxury you are looking for and is located right on Kaanapali Beach. Most importantly, the Kaanapali Alii has everything you need for that perfect Kaanapali Beach Vacation. Different from a hotel, the Kaanapali Alii serves as a luxury vacation home that offers a wide spectrum of activities for you and your family from golf, tennis, and some of the best water activities that Maui has to offer.


In sheer dimension alone, there’s no other accommodation in Maui that is equal to the Kaanapali Alii. The expansive one and two bedroom condos range from 1,500 to a whopping 1,900 square feet. Such spaciousness of the accommodations makes the Kaanapali Alii ideal for couples or family and friend groups. Each one of the condominiums, within the four oceanfront towers, offers the exclusive comfort of a luxury resort vacation home as well as the amenities of a luxury resort hotel.


A Kaanapali Beach Vacation at the Kaanapali Alii will provide everything you could ever need on your honeymoon or family vacation because they have a number of onsite resort services and activities. The resort also offers wonderful dining, nightlife and water adventures such as whale watching, boating and scuba diving. The Kaanapali Alii has everything you are looking for in a Maui Condo. When you choose to stay here, you will find yourself surrounded by golden sand and crystal clear waters. In the distance, the Islands of Molokai and Lanai are silhouetted against the horizon and will leave you and your family breathless; especially when you witness its glorious sunset. Let your eyes feast upon the lush Maui mountainside, or set out to play one of the Kaanapali Resort Championship golf courses.


If shopping is your preference, the Kaanapali Alii is just a meager ten minutes from the historic Lahaina town.


The Kaanapali Alii provides all of the magic ingredients and scenic wonders that serve as the perfect setting for an all around enjoyment for all ages. This luxury condo vacation in Maui not only gives you everything you desire for a great Maui getaway, but also gives you easy access to the best that Maui has to offer. To learn more about the holidays in Maui, visit kaanapalialii.com


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Great Maui Attractions For $25 Or Less


Maui, the valley isle, is expensive, but worth it. There are some great activities available on Maui that WON’T break the bank! They range from Under $25 to free. With options for the whole family from body surfing to free hula shows.


Try some of the following suggestions for a great and inexpensive time!


General: One great way to save money on Maui is to use the natural resources to your advantage!

From the Shore

Enjoy the Sunsets – There is nothing more spectacular than a Maui sunset. Sip in a tropical drink (virgin or alcoholic) and enjoy Mother Nature’s finest work.


Reading – Bring your own reading material, or visit the historical public library and sit on the beach, by the pool or pick a nice shady spot.


Picnicking – There are many beach parks that have picnic tables and barbeque pits.


Stargazing – Hawaii’s seclusion allows you to view the night sky unobstructed by big city lights and tall buildings. You can even go to the top of Haleakala Crater to view the stars. Join a group, with electronic telescopes, or do it on your own.


Whale Watching – Watch the 400 humpback Whales that winter in Maui from the beach or your lanai.


Try Beachcombing – Find seashells at Kanaha Beach Park or Waiehee Beach.


Surf Watch – Watch the surfers from any shore.


Scuba Dive – Introductory and experienced divers can take part in a myriad of dive locations from Kaanapali to Makena.


Body Surf – Let the cool blue water of the Pacific Ocean move you as you body surf in some of the most spectacular locations.


Go Surfing – You can take a two hour surf lesson from an experienced instructor, or if you would rather just rent a board and head out on your own, there are many locations throughout Maui that can accommodate your needs and abilities.


LOCAL EVENTS – Maui is famous for Halloween (also called Mardi Gras of the Pacific), The Taro Festival, The Makawao Rodeo, The Maui County Fair. There are way to many fun things happening year round to list. Check our Calendar of events to see if anything is going on during your stay.


Playgrounds – Kihei’s Kamaole and Kalama Parks have free swings, slides, and jungle gyms.


Play Tennis – Tennis courts available at Kaanapali Alii


Go Camping – Kanaha Beach, Hosmer’s Grove, Waianapanapa Park, Oheo Gulch.


Go Hiking – Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, over fifty trails.


Attend a Golf Tournament – Mercedes Championship (January), Ka’anapali Classic.


Whaling Museum – Hawaii’s largest collection of whaling artifacts from Lahaina’s whaling era, Short films on whaling and whales, photomurals, graphics, a large scrimshaw collection and gift shop. Free tours by a certified marine naturalist may be arranged. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Free.

TIP: Whale watch for free from the shore, or get on a boat. You might be able to save money by combining 2 boat trips, like a Whale watch and a cocktail cruise.

Whale watching Maui


With 120 miles of coastline, Maui offers more than 30 miles of spectacular beaches. On these shores you’ll find white, black and red sand. Perfect for surfing and windsurfing, as well as, some of the best swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Many offer beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms.


West Maui Beaches:

Kaanapali Beach: Kaanapali Beach is three miles of white sand with easy walking access from all Kaanapali hotels. Puu Kekaa, also known as Black Rock, on the northernmost section of the beach is excellent for snorkeling.


D.T. Fleming Beach Park: This classic Kapalua beach is great for boogie boarding and offers picnic tables, restrooms and lifeguards.

Launiupoko Beach Park: Just south of Lahaina, this local favorite offers a unique natural pool surrounded by a lava rock wall excellent for small children. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.


Puamana Beach County Park: It has all the facilities you may need with picnic tables, bbq grills, and restrooms. A popular Maui surf spot for longboarding, Puamana Beach Park is a great place to swim and snorkel as well.

Puunoa Beach: Also called Baby Beach – located in the north end of Lahaina Town. Calm and pristine white sand beach ideal for swimming, snorkeling or wading. A very safe, family friendly destination.

Iao Valley & lao Needle

Iao Valley’s sheer green walls are adorned with long, slender waterfalls. It is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on Maui.

On the road up to it from Wailuku is the Tropical Gardens of Maui, 808/244-3085 http://www.tropicalgardensofmaui.com; open weekdays)

Further into the valley, you will find the nonprofit Hawaii Nature Center 808/244-6500, http://www.hawaiinaturecenter.org

Rainforest Walks can be booked at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Sugar Cane Train: although this trip is admittedly very touristy, the Sugar Cane Train from Lahaina to Ka’anapali is a pretty fun outing, along six miles of incredible scenery at the foot of the West Maui Mountains. The conductor even sings! You must note that there is no longer any sugar cane being grown on the West Side of Maui, but the golf Course views are just as pretty.

Friday Night is Art Night, Front Street. Lahaina Arts Society, Lahaina voluntary donation for exhibit gallery: The old whaling streets of Lahaina are now filled with outstanding art. The galleries open their doors Friday Nights so you can meet the artists. Many galleries offer appetizers and beverages.

There is a Complimentary Hawaiian Music and Hula Show, nightly held in the Tiki Courtyard of the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. The show is open to the public the Hawaiian music is played from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the hula show from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For Aloha Friday, there are local crafters making their products in the lobby and courtyard between 9 a.m. and noon, and at 11 a.m. on Fridays the staff gets involved by performing songs and hula, as well


The three-acre Maui Ocean Center at Ma’alaea Harbor is more than just an aquarium, it is also a cultural experience, with an exhibit called “Hawaiians & the Sea,” which features the bonds of the Polynesians with the Pacific. The exhibit displays authentic hooks, traps, and nets. The guides at the Maui Ocean Center even refer to the sea creatures by their Hawaiian names.http://www.mauioceancenter.com. Contact the Online Concierge for tickets and more information.


Cliff Diving Ceremony, Sheraton Maui. This dramatic sunset show features a lone male diver lighting torches atop Black Rock, then plunging 100 feet into surging Pacific waves.

Arts & Crafts

The Arts and Craft Fair at the Lahaina Civic Center is a great place to buy souvenirs to take home for your friends and family, or for yourself – Sunday $1 admission. A great place to save money on Hawaii – made products.

Take an Art Class at Kapalua Art School for adults and children, ages 4 ½ and up. Prices for classes range from $10 for ceramic painting to $110 for kids’ all day programs. The Kapalua Art School also offers Yoga and dance classes. See http://www.kapaluaart.com for a complete listing and schedule of classes.


Introducing the New Kaanapai Alii eMagazine

We are excited to introduce Kaanapali Alii’s new eMagazine ‘UHANE O KA LA – Spirit of the Sun where you will find enticing photography and interesting stories about Maui’s top attractions and restaurants.  ‘UHANE O KA LA will bring Maui and Kaanapali Alii even closer to you. 

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