10 Best Places to Stay in Ka’anapali, Maui

One of our favorite areas is Kaanapali, or Ka’anapali in Hawaiian. Located in West Maui, just a stone’s throw from the old whaling village of Lahaina, Kaanapali is a popular resort area.

Indeed, it’s the oldest planned resort area in the Hawaiian island chain. The developers did it so well, Kaanapali has become a model for other resort areas around the world.

Deluxe hotels and condos with all the bells and whistles. Beautiful beaches. Watersports, manicured golf courses and some of Hawaii’s best shopping. Yes! You’ll find it all here.

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Sit and admire the ocean, majestic mountains, pristine golf course or lush gardens from your own private lanai and glass balcony.


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The Whaler

The Whaler sits smack-dab on Ka’anapali Beach, just a hop away from the Whalers Village’ shops and restaurants.

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Ho’oilo House

A comfortable common lounge area overlooks a smallish but beautiful outdoor pool, surrounded by immaculate green lawn with sun beds.

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Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali

A beautiful stretch of beach, cool shady places to hide from the sun, a recent renovation and six pools. Say hello to the Westin!

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Royal Lahaina Resort

The Royal Lahaina is known as a solid mid-range resort. It’s not fancy, but it offers good value with comparable amenities to its luxurious neighbor resorts.

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