I went with the #1 rating on TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed. Kaanapali Alii is a perfect blend of a condo and a resort property.
We were looking for a place where my wife and I as well as our three grown children could be very comfortable, have great access to all Kaanapali beach activities as well as have the ability to cook some meals in our condo. Kaanapali Alii was a perfect fit. We were able to get a two bedroom unit with a den. The den was really a third bedroom (queen sized bed) which was great for my 24 year old son.
I booked my stay through Kay Ryan at Maui Vacation Consultants. It was great to have a local resource to work with both before and during our stay. Kay was able to work with the property to get us the particular type of unit we were looking for as well as provide great recommendations on activities, restaurants, etc.
Some things we loved about Kaanapali Alii. It wasn't crowded, unlike the surrounding hotel and time share properties. The staff was very friendly and helpful with an onsite concierge. The outdoor grilling option was great with a knowledgeable staff member right there to assist. The location in Kaanapali is fantastic - large beach, shot walk to Whaler's Village and beautifully groomed grounds. Brand new fitness center with 3 nice tennis courts (all included).
A couple of suggestions. If you want a shaded area at the pool, get out there early. People are allowed to lay claim beginning at 8:00 AM and they do. If you don't want to watch or listen to the Luau at the Westin on a couple of nights, don't get a unit on the North side of the property.
All in all, we loved the Alii and will definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Expansive one and two-bedroom condos range from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet offering one of the finest accommodations on Maui. Each are individually decorated and furnished with all the amenities that you’d expect from a resort hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaanapali Alii Hotel Lahaina
- Kaanapali Alii Maui/Lahaina