Kaanapali Beach Club - Maui
The Ka'anapali Beach
Club is located approximately 45 minutes from
at the north end of
Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach.
Kahului (OGG) is Maui's main airport. Most of the
major airlines service this airport from the mainland. In addition,
Hawaiian and Aloha airlines service it from Honolulu (HNL) almost every
We rented a car and drove
to the resort. I would recommend that you do the same. You
really need a car to get around Maui.
It is a very beautiful drive to Kaanapali beach from Kahului
In case you're wondering, you take route 36 to route
380 to route 30. Once you're on route 30, it's about 45 minutes to
Kaanapali. You can also follow
the signs, when leaving the airport, for Lahaina. Once you reach
Lahaina, Kaanapali is about 10 minutes further down the road.
This beautiful resort,
with its open-air lobby,
traditional and contemporary Hawaiian
beautiful shoreline with turquoise waters, makes it a wonderful vacation
destination. You are surrounded by beautiful gardens, bridges, water
falls and the Kaanapali beach.
Geared toward couples and
families, the Ka'anapali Beach
Club Resort caters to all age groups. My
family stayed at this resort while
on a Hawaiian vacation in August,
2009. This resort is a
time-share all suites resort but you can book it
as a hotel as well. We were time-share visitors.
does charge a parking fee of $13.00 each day. They are sticklers about
check-in and would not allow for an early check-in. So be sure to
have a bathing suit and lotion in a carry on bag so that you can at
least enjoy the pool while you wait. If you need a cot
or roll away bed be prepared to pay $20 per day. This is something that
is normal for the Hawaiian islands but that I have never encountered any
where else that we have traveled.
We had a 1 bedroom, 1 bath
ocean view deluxe suite. Our room overlooked the pool and the ocean.
The view was spectacular. The room was very spacious and easily
accommodated my family of four.
had a well-furnished
living area, large bathroom and a
There was a king size bed
in the bedroom and a queen pull out sofa in the living room. To
eliminate any sleeping disagreements we opted to rent the roll away bed
so that each child had their own space. The room had a full kitchen
with a full size refrigerator and microwave. It did not have a stove.
We purchased some snacks, drinks and breakfast food at the Safeway
grocery store located in Lahaina (heard that it was much cheaper than
the store across the street from our hotel). Food is much more
expensive in Maui than in Philadelphia.
The grounds are
beautifully landscaped with waterfalls and fish ponds and it is located
right on the beach.
You can pamper yourself at the
on-site day spa and beauty salon and/or fitness center. You can rent
boogie boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, and tubes. In addition, you are
close to golf courses, tennis facilities, the charming old whaling
capital of Lahaina and Whalers Village!
One of the highlights of the resort is
a one-acre lagoon-style swimming pool with a 60 foot water slide, waterfall, and
Jacuzzi. The resort also offers yoga, water volleyball, miniature golf (which could use some
help), children's programs, and on-site dining.
The resort does
offer a luau at an extra cost and
also host a free movie night for kids.