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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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Golfing in Maui Steps Away from Your Kaanapali Alii Condo

Golfing in Maui is truly unique: When you’re surrounded by panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains, lush Hawaiian botanics, and breathtaking ocean views, it’s difficult to find a better golf game in the world. And, when you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you are just steps away from the championship Kaanapali Golf Courses. If you’re a golfer, you’ll love golfing in Maui at these exceptional courses.

Kaanapali Golf Courses

The Kaanapali Golf Courses are located just across the street from your accommodations at Kaanapali Alii. The 36 championship holes offer a breathtaking view of the area.

  • The par 71 Kaanapali Tournament Course (the North Course) is 6700 yards. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., this course has been home to the Champions Tour, World Cup, Women’s Kemper Open, and the Champions Tour Skins game.
  • The South Course, Kaanapali Kai, was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder, and is a better option for less skilled golfers. At 6,400 yards, this part 70 course is beautiful and provides excellent views as well.

If you are a golfer, staying at a Kaanapali Alii condo will give you the best access to some of the best golfing in Maui.

Other Golf Courses in Maui

If you wish to explore additional golf courses in Maui, there are many to choose from int eh area. Here is a brief overview of each option:

  • Kapalua Golf Courses: Located around 10 miles fom Lahaina Town, Kapalua Resort is home to a course that hosted the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
  • The Dunes at Maui Lani: If you dream of plaing a Scottish links course, The Dunes at Maui Lani provide the closest you can get. Massive sand dunes are scattered through this fantastic course, which begins on an old Maui plantation.
  • Kahili Golf Course: Located on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains, Kahili Golf Course offers fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and the highest point on Maui – Haleakala. This unique course is great for a unique golfing experience!
  • King Kamehameha Golf Club: The King Kamehameha is named after the most beloved king in Hawaiian history. This private club can be enjoyed for a day through the club’s special packages.
  • Wailea Golf Club: Wailea Golf Club is renowned for its great weather, and has been rated as one of the best courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. You get ocean views at every hole at this course!

Stay at Kaanapali Alii: Enjoy the Best Golfing in Maui at Your Doorstep

When you stay at Kaanapali Alii, you can enjoy some of the best golfing in Maui, just steps away from your accommodations. The award-winning championship courses at Kaanapali Alii offer breathtaking views on a challenging course. And, with other golf courses within an easy drive, Kaanapali Alii is the best choice for the avid golfer visiting Maui.

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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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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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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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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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Past Guest Comments

As you know, from time-to-time we share comments from our Guest Survey Questionnaire.  

Visitor Donna, who said with us this past September, commented:

My sisters and I were celebrating our birthdays and our mother (who passed away 6 years ago).  Our stay was wonderful.  Our room was well equipped for 4 women.  From the sounds of the ocean (all day) to our drive on the island was great.  We have already been talking about returning to Kaanapali Beach Resort in the near future.  We definitely needed more time to finish doing the things we wanted to do like horseback riding, zipline, the lavender fields and shopping on Front Street.  We were able to attend a Luau, Pacific Whale Foundation sunset dinner cruise, Aquarium and Snuba in Turtle Island.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to congratulate you all on a beautiful stay at the Kaanapali Alii

Until we meet again,
Donna

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Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from Fairfax, Virginia – September 12, 2011

“Perfect In Every Way…”

The most dramatic part of any vacation is the anticipation you feel as you insert the keycard into the lock of a hotel room that you are entering for the first time – – especially after you’ve spent 12 hours of flying time with 3 young children to get to your destination.

So you can imagine the excitement we felt when we opened the door to enter one of the
most gorgeous hotel/condo units we’ve ever seen.  We had reserved a 2BR, recently renovated suite facing the ocean and that’s exactly what we got.  The unit was immaculate – – clean, spacious, nicely decorated…. it was actually a luxury condo rather than a hotel room.  The beds were extremely comfortable (even the sleeper sofa was nice – – usually hotel sleeper sofas are not so nice when you unfold them), the kitchen was modern and fully equipped, the bathrooms were pristine, and the condition of the overall unit was excellent.  The highlight of our accommodation was that our 3rd floor lanai was literally 30 yards from one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen.  Great for swimming and people watching as you had surfers dealing with some challenging waves while mostly newlyweds strolled the walkway extending the entire length of Kaanapali Beach ending at Whaler’s Village on the north end – – a very nice shopping plaza (we saw an excellent and free hula show there).  As for the kids, they didn’t even miss the lack of a pool slide that a few other nearby hotels had – – dancing in the waves and attempting to body surf in the ocean right in front of the hotel was more than enough entertainment for them (and us parents as well).

So when you add it all up – – central location on a beautiful stretch of beach, pleasant staff, immaculate and spacious suites, wonderful views, great amenities – – it’s one of the best places you could stay at without sacrificing a bar of gold for the experience.  Bravo Kaanapali Alii !!!

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Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from August 2011

“We love this place!”

Our family of five stayed here and absolutely fell in love with it.  We had a beautiful 2 bedroom (more like a 3 bedroom) unit overlooking the ocean and pool.  The staff could not have been nicer.  The pool area is not huge but it is very cozy and much more quiet than the pools at the resorts on the beach.  Speaking of the beach, the Alii has THE best beachfront in Kaanapali.  There are 8 state of the art grills overlooking the ocean for people who want to hang out on the terrace and eat steaks while they watch the sunset.  The charmingly busy oceanfront town of Lahaina is just a 10 minute drive away and it offers plenty of shopping, ice cream, people watching and food options.  At night many of the restaurants have live music which a nice added touch.  All in all, we had an amazing time, with no complaints, only great memories.  We would love to return someday!!

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