Thanks to Costco travel, we had reservations at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is not an overly fancy hotel with awe inspiring rooms, but the grounds, the service and the rooms were clean, comfortable and welcoming. We had room 649 and adjoining room 650. Gramma and 10 year old son stayed in the room with 2 double beds and hubby and I had the room with a king and a trundle/couch. With the adjoining door it was like having a large suite! Both rooms were considered a partial ocean view, but there was nothing partial about it. Unbelievable views from the lanai! Beds we're comfy and very clean, towels were soft, mini fridge cold, safe roomy enough for all our electronics that weren't needed while exploring Maui.
The grounds were amazing, much better than the more expensive next door Sheraton. Very Hawaii-esque.
There is a fancy restaurant, which we didn't use for dinner, but they have the breakfast buffet in every morning. Our breakfast buffet was included in our package which was a money saver. The few days we had lunch on site, we ate at the Tiki Grill. Expensive (as is all tourist food, so no real complaint), but tasty. Burgers, salads and sandwiches. Works for picky kids and "can't stand another burger" adults too. The Tiki Bar is adjacent and they make wonderful drinks. Many locals come up from the beach for the drinks too. That should tell you something.
The pool was warm and inviting. It is in the shape of a whale, with a shallow tail, going into a 7 foot deep end at the head. Even when full, it was still enjoyable.
The hotel has a nice paved path out to the beach. The path also runs the length of Kaanapali beach. The water is clear, small waves, but note, there is a sand drop off in certain places with a bit of a pull out past standing up in the water (in case you have non swimmers or real little kids). It is super close to Black Rock where there is great snorkeling.
There is a beach shack that you check out towels for the pool and for the beach. You can exchange all trip but you check the final set in before check out. They also rent snorkel equipment and beach stuff (chairs, umbrellas, etc). You can schedule adventure tours through them too.
All in all, it was a very comfortable, non pretentious, Hawaiian feeling stay. Worth every penny.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself with aloha on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches...At Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel! Located on golden sand next to the clear blue waters of Ka'anapali, all rooms have balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens, inviting you to relax to the sound of gentle surf and cool tradewinds. Award winning dining, shopping and recreation are on hand or close by. Here you'll discover the best in Hawaiian culture and family-style hospitality - truly aloha at its best! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ka Anapali Beach Hotel
- Hotel Ka Anapali Beach
- Kaanapali Beach Hotel Maui/Lahaina