It is no surprise that Kaanapali hosts one of America’s Best Beaches (according to TripAdvisor). Surrounded by glistening water and soft sand, one can kick back and relax in Maui sunshine.
You can also immerse yourself in Maui culture by going to a luau, where you can let loose with the local music and eat authentic Maui cuisine.
Even before deciding where to stay, you might find yourself asking…
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers guests activities like stargazing, luau, oceanfront golf, and relaxing evenings at the spa to unwind.
The Drums of the Pacific luau offers a voyage across Polynesia, coupled with tropical Hawaiian cuisine. To add to this, you can dance your worries away with the traditional moves and music of Hawaii, Tahiti, the Tuamotus, Rarotonga, and more. It’s also a great luau for families.
There are two pools, the Napili and Lahaina. The Napili pool even features a 150-foot waterslide! Both pools have their own swim-up bar and waterfalls. A perfect mixture for both adults and children.
They also offer cabana rentals and daybeds to rent, to make your stay that much more luxurious and relaxing. It’s best to call ahead of time to make a reservation, as the rentals sell out fast.
Is the Hyatt Regency worth it? If all of the above sounds good, then yes, of course!
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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
No better way to experience the true meaning of Hawaii than at Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Being close to Kaanapali Beach, there are plenty of activities, such as an adults only infinity edge pool—with views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai—along with scuba diving, hiking, and famous Black Rock, a perfect spot for snorkeling.
There are plenty of rooms to fit all types of guests’ needs, including one or two bedroom suites. And there are family rooms rooms for larger groups that are fully furnished. The only issue, if you consider it one, is that not all rooms face the ocean.
For the shoppers out there, Westin Maui is connected to a mall so it’s convenient to fill your shopping bags.
And for those who prefer to lounge, Westin Maui does offer cabana rentals, featuring beachfront casabellas and larger cabanas that can accommodate up to six people. The cabanas may be worth it, especially during the busy season, as the non-rental chairs by the pool tend to fill up fast.
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Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Known as Hawaii’s most Hawaiian hotel, Kaanapali Beach Hotel combines the comfort of your own home with Hawaiian culture.
Located just south of Black Rock, Kaanapali Beach has all the usual suspect activities, like canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, and boogie boarding.
The recently updated 3-star hotel is perfect for honeymooners (couples might find gifts and champagne in their room), who can dine in the Hui Hui restaurant, perfect for breakfast and dinner and whatever inbetween.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa is north of Black Rock, along Kaanapali Beach, and combines luxury and adventure.
There is quite a bit of coral along the beach front near Honua Kai, so while it may not be great for swimming it is a great spot for snorkeling. After a day at the beach, you can de-stress at the spa and maybe choose from a variety of massages such as the famous Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Pihakatu Hot Stone massage, and even prenatal massage for expecting mothers. Or, you might pamper yourself with a variety of skincare and body treatment services.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa is also right next to the Westin resort, so there’s plenty of shopping nearby.
Or, stick around the resort and explore the resort’s network of pools. There are also five hot tubs, waterfalls, a waterslide, and fountains for children to play in. If you’re visiting at the right time of year, keep your eyes pointed towards the sea and you may even spot a humpback whale.
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Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Situated near Black Rock, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is situated right on the oceanfront of Kaanapali Beach, with a 142 yard lagoon pool, with plenty of facilities like a luxury spa and experiences like the Sheraton Maui cliff diving ceremony.
Sheraton is Maui’s pioneer resort on Kaanapali Beach. There are 508 rooms and suites to choose between, all sparkling new after being renovated. Windows look out on either the Pacific of Kaanapali Beach with views of Molokai and Lanai, or peer towards the mountains of West Maui.
Whereas other resorts in the area tend to be crowded with families, the Sheraton is a bit more private, offering a quiet retreat for couples looking to relax in a bit of sanctuary along the beach.