Kaanapali Alii

50 Nohea Kai Drive | Lahaina, HI 96761 [See Map]
#11 in Best Maui Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 595 reviews
Property Type Resort with 184 rooms, 11 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Located on Maui's west coast (next to The Westin Maui Resort), Kaanapali Alii is a tried and true favorite among families. The accommodations at this resort are larger than your standard hotel room — making them comfortable for those traveling with kids in tow — and come equipped with homey amenities like separate living and dining areas, private balconies, multiple bathrooms and TVs with DVD players. Guests also have complimentary access to Kaanapali Alii's complimentary movie lending library. But we doubt you'll want to spend that much time indoors. This resort houses a laundry list of facilities for the whole family to enjoy, including outdoor grills for barbecues and picnics, easy access to the beach (and a wealth of water sports equipment), multiple pools (including one especially designed for children), tennis courts and a full-service spa. You won't find a full-service restaurant here — however, the on-site Sundry Store offers a wide array of food items available for purchase, and The Westin's eateries are just a short walk away.

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“The gorgeous Kaanapali beach is right outside, and there is no fee to use the resort’s fitness center, pool, and barbecue spot, or attend yoga classes. ”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Recommended

Guest Rooms

Kaanapali Alii's accommodations offer loads of space, with one- and two-bedroom condos featuring full kitchens, two full bathrooms, and private lanais. Rooms offer views of the ocean, the West Maui Mountains or the property's tropical gardens.

  • Each condo is individually owned and decorated
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • No resort fee

Standard room size:

1,500 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 595 guests have reviewed the Kaanapali Alii, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 595 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Kaanapali Alii offers an alternative to the typical resort. Instead of hotel rooms, this resort boasts condominiums fitted with the comforts of home. Located right on Ka'anapali Beach, the resort is also a short walk from Whalers Village’s shops and restaurants.

  • Complimentary shuttle to Whalers Village
  • 24-hour security
  • Kahului Airport about 25 miles east

  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


There are no on-site restaurants but visitors will find several restaurants at Whalers Village, which is within walking distance of the property.

  • Resort offers a grocery procurement service prior to arrival
  • Oceanfront pavilion has grills and picnic table-style seating with disposable dining needs

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The oceanfront pools include a children’s pool, two freshwater swimming pools with a waterfall and two whirlpools. Poolside service is also offered.

  • Lounge chairs at the beach are complimentary, though cabana rentals require a fee

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Kaanapali Alii offers a small spa with three private treatment rooms within the fitness center. Treatments include a variety of massages.

  • Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


This resort is designed with families in mind. The seasonal kids club is complimentary and keeps kids busy with crafts and other activities.

  • Spacious accommodations are ideal for groups or families
  • Full-size washer and dryer in every unit
  • No on-site restaurants

  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The 3,000-square-foot fitness center features cardio machines and weight-training equipment. Access is complimentary for resort guests.

  • Fitness classes, including yoga, are also available for a fee and a personal trainer is on staff
  • Three tennis courts are available for play at no cost

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats




There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


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Kaanapali Alii

50 Nohea Kai Drive | Lahaina, HI 96761 [See Full Map]