We (mother and daughter) stayed at Royal Kahana from April 22-April 30, 2014 in suite 1005. We had to pay extra for an ocean view, which I think means a higher level suite as all of the rooms have ocean view. In the pictures that you see of the building, the suites all have lanai's facing the ocean and the other side of the building is the open hallways that you walk from the elevator to access the door to the suite. 1005 is a studio with a nice new king size bed, fridge, stove, microwave, no dishwasher. There is a nice washer/dryer that we used a couple of times throughout the week. The bathroom has been recently upgraded with a tiled walk-in shower. They provide towels, beach towels and a hair dryer. I loved the windows in the bathroom that were open the entire time, letting in a beautiful breeze. We also loved the bamboo curtains that you can close at night, making the room dark enough to sleep, and allowing the breeze to come through, and you can fall asleep listening to the surf. There's a power cord behind the couch to plug in all your camera and electronic batteries. If we were there in the evening we could watch the beautiful sunsets off the balcony. There is one boogy board in the closet and a safe, but I think you have to ask for a key to the safe at the front desk. We never used it and never had any problems leaving anything in our room while we were gone. We arrived on a Tuesday night and had maid service on the Saturday.
We didn't use the pool but there are plenty of loungers available. The beach is only a tiny strip but we had a car and drove around to different beaches every day.
We did notice that the clouds seemed to hover over the Kahana area and often times we'd have to drive south to find more sun.
We took a cab from Royal Kahana to the Old Lahaina Luau and it was $30(with a good tip) each way. We asked the front desk to book the cab for us and then the same fellow came after the luau to pick us up. We gave him one of our banana breads from the luau to get him through his shift.
The address for this hotel shows Lahaina but it is really about a ten minute drive from Lahaina. If you want to stay in Kahana it is a nice spot and we really enjoyed our stay. If we were to go to Maui again, we would probably stay in the Kihei area. The sun seems to shine more there, and you are closer to the airport. We seemed to drive towards the southern end of the island alot throughout the week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make yourself at home in Kahana. This beachfront community is the calm cousin to West Maui's high-profile destinations of Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua Resort. You won't find the typical string of Maui hotels, dazzling storefronts, and streams of shoppers and diners - although that's only a few minutes away if the mood strikes. Breathe in the breeze that sweeps across the ocean view from your high-rise lanai. Marvel at humpback whales slapping and rolling so close to shore! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Royal Kahana Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Lahaina
- Outrigger Hotel Royal Kahana
- Outrigger Lahaina
- Lahaina Outrigger
- Outrigger Royal Kahana Resort
- Royal Kahana Maui/Lahaina