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Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

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Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Hello, found a great deal for our family travelling the first week of April to the royal Kahana resort. Question about “partial ocean view” vs ocean front.. is it worth splurging the extra cash for the ocean front? Or will the partial ocean view wow us?

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1. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Choose the ocean front!!! No contest here. Look at the floor plans and site map to see the difference. The OF 2 bedrooms have a huge wrap around lanai. The one bedrooms OF are pretty good too. But the 2 bed OF are spectacular.

Edited: 16 October 2018, 17:33
Iowa
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2. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

http://royalkahana.com/floor-plans/

Oops, forgot the link for floor plans and site map.

Request a high floor. We prefer the north side, not overlooking the pool.

Edited: 16 October 2018, 17:35
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3. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

+1 for the ocean front view, although a partial may still be good - of course no guarantees without booking ocean front.

You picked a great place on a beautiful beach that is quiet and never crowded, with a 10 minute walk to great snorkeling - and a shuttle or pleasant walk to the main Kaanapali beach when you want the stores, restaurants and action there.

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4. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Thank you so much! Ocean front it is!!

Iowa
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5. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Partial ocean view will probably have a sliver of ocean with lots of other buildings in it. We had “ocean view” for the beginning of our stay last time then switched to OF . Even OV, not ”partial” was a good ocean view, but had some ugly buildings in the view too.

Are you going with the 2 bedroom? That big lanai is great on the OF.

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6. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Yep, def do full ocean view. Have fun!

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7. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

We've stayed at RK twice in the same 2-bedroom oceanfront condo and the views are amazing! It has made it hard to stay anywhere else.

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8. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Thank you everyone! Oceanfront has been booked for April! For activities- snorkeling, road to Hana, Haleakala, and a luau... am I missing anything awesome? We are travelling with 2 six year olds and a 9 year old on a budget. Thanks again :)

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9. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Jen G

Feedback on your activities in post #8.

A lot of my feedback is cautionary. There are many threads on this forum for things to do with kids on Maui, do some searching, or start another questions with 'what to do with kids on Maui', repeat their ages and you will get ideas and pointers to useful posts.

1. Snorkeling.

I would call 'The Ocean Project' and speak to Mel or one of the other team members. Details at: -

theoceanproject.net/The_Ocean_Project/Ocean_…

Your kids will love their sessions - as will you - fun, you learn a lot and will learn safe and confident snorkeling. Otherwise be very careful in Maui waters especially with kids, currents and waves can be challenging and tours don't have the staff to babysit beginners.

2. Hana

A 12 to 14 hour day to see even the highlights, so be sure that your kids can handle it. You could try just going to Twin Falls, then the Arboretum, turning around if/when the kids have had enough or a car sick, still a 4 to 6 hour day. You can get an idea by going to Google Maps and 'driving' parts of the road..

3. Haleakala

Similar to Hana, in that the kids may be bored and/or car sick - plus altitude sickness can impact kids more than adults - talk to their pediatrician. It is a 5 hour round trip without any stops. Again, drive it on Google Maps.

4. Luau

Whatever you do, avoid the one at the RL, it is cheesy and low rated. Good ones (and many less good ones) are expensive. There are many free Hula shows that kids usually love, one is at the Lahaina Gateway Mall 10 mins from your house. The Old Lahaina Luau is highly rated and authentic Hawaiian - but check the price while you are sitting down, especially as you are on a budget.

Edited: 17 October 2018, 04:17
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10. Re: Royal Kahana by Maui outrigger room types

Psst! The Royal Kahana is not in Lahaina. It has a Lahaina mailing address ... as do the other hotels and accommodations in the area. The Royal Kahana is maybe 7 (?) miles north of Lahaina.

You've posted on the teeny sub-Forum for Lahaina ... so I wanted to be sure you didn't get lost! In the future, just post on the Island of Maui Forum, as it includes all of the Maui sub-Forums anyway.

Have a great trip!

Did anyone post this? http://kaanapaliresort.com Scroll down for a helpful map of the Ka'anapali Resort area to the south of you.

When you arrive at the Maui airport, you should find good, freebie maps that will be helpful.

Edited: 17 October 2018, 04:26
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