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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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Enjoy the Kaanapali Beachwalk During Your Stay in Maui

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you’ll have easy access to the beautiful Kaanapali Beachwalk. Not only can you enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer, you can stop along the way for a drink or a bite to eat, making it the perfect way to spend an evening in Maui.

Enjoy the Kaanapali Beachwalk

Walking the Kaanapali Beachwalk gives you the opportunity to see the area around your condo. You can spot people taking surf lessons, try parasailing, swim, and build sandcastles along the way. If you get hungry, you can stop at Whaler’s Village, and find snacks to enjoy along your walk. Pick up an ice cream cone, stop for lunch, or grab a drink to enjoy on the beach. Use your stroll as an opportunity to scout for a restaurant to try in the evening. Many visitors have reported seeing more whales during their walk along the beach than they do on an official whale watching cruises. Here is a great video of one visitor’s visit to the beachwalk:

Along the Kaanapali Beachwalk, March 2015 from Thomas Wilcox on Vimeo.

Benefits of Staying at Kaanapali Alii

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you’ll be able to enjoy many benefits. One of the best is that you won’t have to find parking to walk along the Kaanapali beachwalk. Instead, you can access it only a short distance from your condo. Located towards the top of the beach walk, a walk in either direction offers beautiful sights. Walk North, and you will find yourself at Black Rock, famous for snorkeling. Here, you can spot the adventurous jumping off the top of the rock, into the ocean below. Walk South, and you’ll head towards Hanakao’o Beach Park. After your walk along the beach, you can go back to your condo and find a spot on the beach to relax the rest of the day: We provide complimentary beach towels and chairs, and you can rent a cabana to stay out of the sun. Staying at Kaanapali Alii allows you to enjoy the beach without worrying about parking, and offers easy access to the Kaanapali Beachwalk.

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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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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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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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My Alii Photo Contest is now LIVE!

February 2013 winner

Kaanapali Alii guests are inspired to snap photos all day long of Maui’s delicious food, natural beauty and all the special moments shared with friends and family!  So every month we open another “My Alii Photo Contest!”

 

Each monthly winner is determined by a popular vote of people just like you who visit the website and click on “Vote” next to the photo that you like best. Check January’s winning photo from Jennifer of Livermore, CA who captured stand up paddleboarding against a blazing Maui sunset. And notice the runner up winning photo of a gecko on a brilliant yellow hibiscus. So you see the subjects are limited only by your imagination and unique experiences on Maui.

February 2013 runner up

Monthly prizes change but have included gifts such as a Hawaii coffee table book by professional photographer Douglas Peebles, a logo beverage cooler and more. Of course everyone is shooting for the Grand Prize for 2013 – a 5-night stay in a fully furnished luxury condo at Kaanapali Alii.

 

Click here to go to the My Alii Photo Contest area of our website to enter your photos and vote for your favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaanapali Beach #1 US Beach According to TripAdvisor

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Kaanapali Alii proudly announces Kaanapali Beach is #1 in the US according to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Beaches awards.

 

The Travelers’ Choice Beaches awards honor top beach spots around the world, based entirely on the reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. In total, 276 winning beaches were named across Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. and more.

 

We have always known that Kaanapali Alii is located on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach’s golden sands. But now travelers have confirmed it. Kaanapali Alii is definitely the #1 Beach in the US!

 

“The Travelers’ Choice Beaches winners have joined an elite list of destinations that are enjoyed and appreciated by a large community of travelers,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “This award is a great honor for the local tourism industry and reflects the destination’s great charm and appeal.”

 

The complete list of 2013 Travelers’ Choice Beaches can be found at: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches

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Guest Review from Yelp

Visitor from Wichita, KS  –  October 2011

Paradise in Paradise!  This is, by far, the best place to stay in Maui!!!!  Our unit was on the corner with a panoramic view.  The owner spared no expense with all the upgrades from the green marble counter tops, electric blinds, bamboo four poster bed to the high end appliances and seductive lighting that reflected off the marble floors and built in to the coffered ceiling.  This unit is very sexy!  I would imagine all units have this similar atmosphere.  I can tell you that when you walk along the shore, amongst all the other resorts, the Kaanapali Alii is where you want to be.  Immaculate, heavenly grounds, simple yet elegant pool, wonderful area for grilling and fabulous staff.  Stay here if you can.  You won’t want to leave!!!

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Guest Review from TripAdvisor

Visitor from Vancouver, Canada

“Magical”

I have stayed here 3 times over the last 3 years and this is one of my favorite places in the world.  When ever I think of my “happy place” this is it.  The location is spectacular right next to the beach.  The grounds here are beautiful and the pool area is amazing.  We usually bbq every night and watch the sunset with a bottle of wine from the bbq area and then go for a stroll down to whalers village for frozen yogurt.  On tues and thurs mornings you can do yoga on the grass over looking the beach.  I love waking up early and going for an early morning run on the beach down to black rock and then down to the other end of the beach, it’s a great way to start the day.  There is always fresh coffee waiting for you down by the pool every morning..if your too lazy to make it in your room 🙂  The buffet at the westin is one of the best.  Those looking to do spinning classes..the westin has a great early morning spin class on the balcony over looking the ocean.  The staff here are all super firendly and are always willing to help you.

Can’t say enough great things about the Alii and can’t wait to go back every year.

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