Top 10 Beach Resorts In Kaanapali, Hawaii - Updated 2022

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One of West Maui’s best resort areas, Kaanapali has a beautiful shoreline featuring turquoise-tinted waters fringed by powdery white sands. Once a retreat for the Hawaiian royalty, Kaanapali attracts thrill-seekers and beach-bummers from across the world today. Diving, snorkelling, parasailing, cliff jumping, and an array of other adrenaline-pumping activities top the tourists’ charts at Kaanapali. Though, gorging on seafood, vibing to thumping Polynesian music, and shopping at the open-air Whalers Village shopping mall are no less fun things to do. If you’re planning a trip in winter, remember to book an ocean-view room and enjoy whale-watching. Listed below are the top beach resorts in Kaanapali, Hawaii, where you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

1. Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas (from USD 279)

Check into the four-star Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas and experience the best of oceanfront views, top-class hospitality, and unparalleled comfort. The resort offers guest rooms, suites, as well as studio accommodations. Some of these boast garden and/or ocean views. The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, while the suites and studios feature full kitchens.

The property boasts several on-site amenities that include two adult swimming pools and one kid-friendly pool, a restaurant, spa and wellness centre, and sprawling gardens that are ideal to soak in the Hawaiian sun. Water aerobics and yoga classes are also offered. Kaanapali Beach is 15 minutes’ walking distance from the property.


Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Wifi Available

Address: 45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace

2. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (from USD 649)

Perched at the foot of Black Rock, which is a famous local landmark and a water sports hub, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is an excellent beach resort to consider. They offer 508 guest rooms and suites adorned with Hawaiian artwork, some of which boast exquisite ocean views as well. All the accommodations are equipped with a refrigerator and in-room coffee-making facilities.

Cliff diving and snorkelling are the most popular activities near the property. There are also several shared facilities on-site that can infuse a sense of utter relaxation and fun into your getaway, such as the three tennis courts, six dining options, hula dancing and scuba diving classes, games room, spa and wellness centre, hot tub, and an oceanfront lagoon-style pool, among others.


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

3. Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence (from USD 472)

Jump into a world of tropical beauty at Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence. This beach resort offers guest rooms as well as one- and two-bedroom apartment units. The apartments feature a full kitchen, in-room washing machines and tumble dryers, and access to a private cabana.

In addition to excellent stay options, the resort boasts some great shared facilities as well, such as oceanfront pools, Alii Spa, a fitness centre, three tennis courts, and a convenience store.


Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence

Wifi Available

Address: 50 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 6

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

4. Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers (from USD 636)

Offering well-appointed guest rooms as well as suites, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers boasts numerous highlights that make this property unforgettable. There are a range of one- and two-bedroom suites, some of which feature a private balcony too. You can go in for their garden or ocean-view accommodations, else opt for the oceanfront accommodations for a wholly amazing experience.

In addition to great stay options, the property offers access to a private beach, two pools, a whirlpool spa, kid-friendly Discovery Cove Pool, and an oceanfront spa. Kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, sailing, and various other outdoor activities can be enjoyed nearby.


Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers

Address: 100 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

5. Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina & Napili Towers (from USD 619)

Book a stay at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina & Napili Towers and discover the best of hospitality and local beauty. This oceanfront resort offers guest rooms as well as fully equipped one- and two-bedroom villas. While the rooms feature kitchenettes and standard facilities (television, seating area, etc.), the villas are furnished with full kitchens, washer/dryers, and spacious balconies or patios.

Additionally, there are lots of shared facilities on-site. These include two outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, and five dining options. There is a recreation activity centre at the property, which runs a daily programme featuring crafts, board games, and a kids camp. Else, you can head out for some sailing, hiking, jet-skiing, snorkelling, and lots of other outdoor activities, less than 1.5 km (1 mi) away from the property, or have a swim at the beach.


Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina & Napili Towers

Address: 100 Nohea Kai Drive
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

6. The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka'anapali (from USD 1649)

Boasting spacious and well-appointed villas, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka'anapali is a great stay option. They offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom villa units that can accommodate up to eight guests. Each of these is equipped with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, seating area, and a private balcony.

Along with amazing stay options, the beachfront property offers some brilliant shared facilities, including an outdoor heated plunge pool and normal pools, a fitness centre, and spa. You can also enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, golfing, and snorkelling in the vicinity.


The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka'anapali

Wifi Available

Address: 45 Kai Malina Parkway, Vistana Hawaii Tax ID # TA-139-329-5360-01
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

7. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali (from USD 589)

Douse yourselves in a world of Hawaiian tranquillity at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali. The beach resort offers luxuriously appointed accommodations its 217-room luxury Hokupaa Tower and standard ocean- or mountain-view rooms in its Ocean Tower. Kids club, lei-making lessons, full-service spa, multiple eateries, and daily evening entertainment are some of the other highlights of this property.

Guests staying at Hokupaa Tower have exclusive access to the resort’s six pools (including kids splash pool and two waterslides) as well as several bespoke culinary and recreational facilities. Ocean Tower’s adult-only accommodations are appointed with standard facilities, such as refrigerators, coffee machines, and televisions, and feature sundecks with a large porch that connects to the pool deck.


The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali

Address: 2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. Kaanapali Ocean Inn (from USD 224)

With the white sands of Kaanapali Beach brushing against the Kaanapali Ocean Inn, this beach resort is a comfortable coastal retreat. Here, you can relish stunning views while sipping on a refreshing cocktail at the Beach Bar or savour lip-smacking seafood delicacies at the on-site restaurant. Activities such as snorkelling, whale watching, sailing, and beachcombing are at your doorstep.

The property offers 59 guest rooms, featuring tropical-inspired decor. They are equipped with a coffee machine, television, and refrigerator, but there is no air conditioning. Note that this three-storey hotel does not have an elevator and the rooms are only accessible via stairs.


Kaanapali Ocean Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 2780 Kekaa Drive
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

9. Royal Lahaina Resort (from USD 350)

Perched along a stretch of Kaanapali Beach, Royal Lahaina Resort enjoys a beautiful beachfront location. This 12-storey property offers 441 well-equipped rooms and suites, furnished with local artwork and equipped with modern conveniences, such as televisions, mini refrigerators, free WiFi, and toiletries. There is a selection of two-bedroom suites as well that can accommodate up to eight guests each.

Royal Lahaina Resort’s shared facilities include two oceanfront pools, two adjacent golf courses, a beach activities desk, ocean-view dining options, and complimentary live Hawaiian entertainment every evening.


Royal Lahaina Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI, USA, 96761
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

10. Ka'anapali Beach Hotel (from USD 356)

The 432-room Ka'anapali Beach Hotel offers the best of Hawaiian hospitality and tropical ambience. They offer accommodations based on their views, providing garden-view, ocean-view, and oceanfront accommodations. While all of these accommodations are equipped with standard amenities, such as refrigerators, coffee-making facilities, and televisions, the oceanfront rooms feature private patios as well that offer stunning ocean views.

One swimming pool, two restaurants, and some free learning activities such as hularobics (hula aerobics), ukulele lessons, and lei-making are also offered on-site.


Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 2525 Kaanapali Parkway
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

Hawaiian beauty

Kaanapali is a brilliant destination for those who want the best of surfing, sunbathing, and shopping. The place offers several retreats and some of the most amazing hotel accommodations that add to the overall experience. Plan your next trip to this fabulous destination and don’t forget to book one of the top beach resorts in Kaanapali, Hawaii.

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