Kaanapali Alii, Maui

Kaanapali Alii is a premier condominium resort located directly on Kaanapali Beach in Hawaii. The resort is within walking distance to Whalers Village, which offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. Nearby attractions include the world-famous Black Rock for snorkeling and surf/paddleboard rentals along the walkway. The resort features lushly landscaped grounds, heated free-form swimming pools, whirlpool spas, a children's wading pool, a quiet adult pool, and an ocean-side entertainment pavilion with gas grills and flat-screen televisions. Additional amenities include complimentary tennis on three lighted courts, an on-site tennis pro, complimentary access to the Alii Athletic Club, yoga on the beach, Alii Kids Club program (seasonal), and a beach activities center. The resort is maintained like a hotel, offering an activities desk, 24-hour front desk, workout facilities, and free parking.

Kaanapali Alii Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kaanapali Alii is $860. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 548 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests have shared a range of experiences at the Kaanapali Alii condo resort on Maui, with many highlighting the resort's beautiful location, views, and amenities. Positive comments frequently mention the resort's proximity to the beach, shopping, and dining options, as well as the spacious and well-appointed condos. Several guests appreciated the ground-floor units for their easy access to the pool and beach, and the inclusion of beach gear in some units was a plus. The resort's quiet atmosphere, despite its central location, was also praised.

However, some guests encountered issues, including problems with property management responsiveness, cleanliness, and maintenance. A few guests noted outdated decor or the need for renovations in certain units. The lack of on-site dining options was mentioned, but this was offset by the convenience of nearby restaurants and shops for most. The resort's policy of requiring wristbands and the absence of a direct beach access due to erosion were minor inconveniences for some.

Overall, the Kaanapali Alii condo resort offers a prime location with stunning views and comfortable accommodations, making it a favored choice for many visitors to Maui. While there are occasional criticisms regarding specific units or management issues, the majority of guests report a positive and enjoyable stay. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 548 guest reviews.

Recent Kaanapali Alii Reviews


Second time in this unit. Clean and convenient unit. Hope to book again next year.
Doug M.
April 2024

This property is in a perfect location and has a better view of the ocean than anticipated. The main bedroom is very large and comfortable. The second bedroom is on the smaller side but we made it work. Living/Kitchen/Dining areas are very comfortable. You’re literally a few steps from both the beach and pool. There are BBQ grills near the pool and a large fresh community herb garden right next to them. Whaler’s village is roughly a five minute walk and has restaurants and shopping. My adult children went golfing a few times at the nearest golf course and it was roughly a 10-15 minute walk. The rental company was extremely helpful and quick to respond when we had a few minor issues. Our only issue was trying to fit 19 & 22 year old boys/men into the second bedroom. We ended up using the couch as a third option for most of the trip. Great location!!!
Kaye E.
April 2024

This resort & location were prime for our stay on Maui. The condo was very spacious with comfortable beds, showers & million dollar views. The resort staff were kind and accommodating, and we were surprised by an Easter egg hunt on Easter morning, hosted by the resort. Several restaurants & activities within walking distance- our favorites were walking to Whaler's Village to shop, eat & have shave ice and surf lessons next door at the Marriott. The pool is clean, the BBQ area is large and a fun area to sit around. The condo fridge gave us a scare when our food wasn't cold the morning after we got there- we overlooked the sign on the fridge door that says to shut it tight. Really shut it tight! We thought we had... twice. Overall incredible place & vacation. Thank you for everything.
Ann B.
April 2024

The room was very clean & the view was amazing. Fold out couch was comfortable, the king bed could use a topper as it’s very firm. A/C worked great. Appreciated the free laundry which was close to the room. Everything we needed for our family of four. Met all off our needs and more. Guest and staff were friendly. We will come back.
Tracy A.
March 2024

This 3 bedroom condo was perfect. It was my husband and I and 2 adult children. The place was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable. Some nights we were able to hear and see the luau nextdoor at the Westin. Really fun!! If you closed the doors you didn’t hear it. This is our 3rd stay at the Kanapali Alii. We love it!! My 3 stars for the listing is because the pictures did not do it justice. The beds were not made etc… it is very lovely!
Patti S.
March 2024

Great location. Very clean. Perfect spot.
brandon t.
March 2024

We loved our stay at the Kaanapali Alii - we had 6 adults on a family vacation and it worked out great! The location near Whaler's Village is wonderful, easy to walk to shops, beaches, luaus, restaurants, and golf courses. I would highly recommend this unit!
Jolene P.
March 2024

Nice place. Everything we needed for a week on kaanapali beach. Nice setting
Stephen M.
March 2024

Great place to stay! Resort was nice and well kept and in a great location!
Brock
March 2024

Excellent set up for two couples with an en-suite in both rooms. Love the view. Well appointed with coffee and snacks. Beds are comfortable and the water pressure is good. The kitchen window rattled with the gusty winds. Thats about the only criticism. That and it’s a bit pricey.
Antonio T.
March 2024

We enjoyed our stay here at Kaanapali Alii. The unit was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay.
Blane S.
March 2024

Location was great!
Sharon L.
March 2024

Our VRBO was exactly like it was described. Close to the beach, restaurants and shopping. We could walk along the beach to almost every thing. It is a wonderful area.
BS H.
March 2024

The condo and property were great and would definitely stay here again.
Barbara K.
March 2024

Second time in this unit and will return
Michael W.
March 2024

The property was so close to the beach, beautiful view of the mountain in the ocean easy access to restaurants on either side of the resort and shopping
Cindy R.
February 2024

This was my second stay at Kaanapali Alii and my first in this particular condo. The unit is identical to the unit I stayed in last time - although this condo is on a lower floor. The property and location are great - Kaanapali is an excellent place to stay. The beach walk makes it easy, with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. We were 6 adult friends - 2 couples and 2 singles - layout of the condo was perfect for our needs. Lanai is a great size for lounging and talking and the condo is well appointed with everything needed. I would definitely stay here again! Mahalo!
Brian James M.
February 2024

great stay, beautiful place. But not sure you should call this unit a two bedroom, more like a converted office or den into the 2nd bedroom, and the attached bathroom had steps to get to, which is not good for us older folk in the middle of the night when you have to pee and can't see the steps at all, coming or going.

February 2024

This listing was not what we expected at all, the partial view was of a parking garage. The unit smelled terrible, the bedding was not nice or comfortable, and the unit does not sleep 6 as it stated, unless you think you sleep well with 2 people on a full size bed. Paid over 10k for this, not good!
Sarah R.
February 2024

We had a wonderful time at this location. The home was clean, comfortable and was in a perfect location at ground level. It also had a partial ocean view that was perfect to wake up and go to bed to. Yes, we would stay here again!
ROBERT S.
February 2024

We had a wonderful time. It was our last trip with my father in law. His health has took a turn and he wanted us all together to spread my mother in laws ashes. It was bittersweet, but created tons of memories. Kaanapali Alli was a great place for us all to stay. It was very family oriented.
Deanna H.
February 2024

Loved it
Chris G.
February 2024

The unit was clean and had a great view.
Carl F.
February 2024

Pretty property, basically on the beach. Due to a unit below us the water had to be shut off on two different days but they notified us before and shut it off at a time when we normally would not be in the unit anyway. Majority of the workers were very nice. Saw lots of whales sitting on the lanai and the unit is beautiful.
Holly C.
February 2024

We had a great time in this beautiful condo. Fit our family of four adults and one child wonderfully and we had a great time watching the sunset from the balcony, using the condo facilities, and playing on the beach.
Kate E.
February 2024

Excellent location and beautiful property.
stacy r.
February 2024

We have stayed in several of this owner’s properties and just loved every stay. Cannot wait to come back. Since our very first stay our family has grown and each time our stays have grown longer and wonderful memories were made and are treasured.
Ruth D.
February 2024

The Kaanapali Alii condo complex is one of the finest on the beach. While this condo is all of the original decor, it is clean, well equipped and large by Kaanapali standards. We have been coming to this area annually for 20 years and have stayed at almost every venue in the area. I would definitely come back and book this condo again. The owner was great and the staff at the Alii was very helpful.
Paul H.
February 2024

It’s was great and a great location
Vicky B.
February 2024

We have stayed at the Alli a couple times and we love it. We love the accommodations we love the atmosphere we love the location the hosts are great and we will be back!
Carley D.
February 2024

Had a wonderful time. Excellent location and property.
Miranda C.
January 2024

Property was exactly as described and perfect for our week in Maui. The resort and accommodation were very relaxing and we loved having access to the free beach chairs and boogie boards provided by the property owner.
Pat E.
January 2024

Very quiet, except for the wonderful sound of the ocean waves……we enjoyed this so much.
Kathy C.
January 2024

Magnificent condo. Service by Kaanapoli Ali was excellent.
Pat E.
January 2024

Our condo was lovely and had everything we wanted for a comfortable stay.
Karen H.
January 2024

Stay was fantastic--beautiful setting, amazing condo, knockout ocean views, all the amenities. Only problem was getting the stove to work. Didn't report to the host but should be addressed.
Howard B.
January 2024

We are a family of 4 (2 young teen boys), and have traveled a decent amount. This was far and away the most beautiful, luxurious, and spacious condo we've ever stayed. The decor and finishings throughout were expertly thought out and very high end. Spacious storage throughout made for a clutter free week. The condo was stocked with anything you could possibly need and more. Moving onto the resort as a whole, it is very quaint and quiet. The courtyards were lush with well-manicured walkways. The resort didn't have an elaborate lobby or pool, but I was much happier with the smaller, more remote feel (even though you are are a short walk to Whalers Village with numerous dining and shopping options). The beach was amazing. Great sunsets and the way our pool area integrated with the beach to allow for views from the sand or pool side were amazing. The grill area was always clean and towels were readily available each day as well as chair towels. The front desk and concierge were very helpful and friendly. We did an instacart order and they brought our groceries up 11 floors without asking them to. The concierge helped navigate us to amazing snorkeling spots and gave us tips on the way to the top of Haleakala. My son also lost his stuffed animal souviener and the front desk heard about this and gave him a stuffed turtle to cheer him up. All around the room, the owners (who were extremely responsive) and the entire Kaalapali area was a full 10 out of 10.
Matthew P.
January 2024

We had a fabulous time- the property was beautiful! We enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to come back!
Kevin K.
January 2024

Beautiful location with great views and very peaceful. Has all necessary amenities and close walking distance to everything in the area.
Mark L.
January 2024

The location of this property was great. Close to Whalers and all restaurants. This was our first experience staying on the Kaanapali side and it won’t be the last. The property and people were so accommodating and helpful. Check in was a breeze. The room itself fit us perfectly.
keely w.
December 2023

Everything was great.
Ray H.
December 2023

Love our 3rd stay at this property.. will
Cindy C.
December 2023

The perfect location. Beautiful views, easy and quick access to the pool and sandy beaches. Convenient 5 to 10 minute walk to shopping, restaurants and excursions such as whale watching and snorkeling. Very clean and quiet. We watched whales spout and dolphins frolic from our lanai. Truly loved every minute on this beautiful property.
Cheri R.
December 2023

Very nice place to stay. Comfortable, spacious, and clean.
TODD M.
December 2023

You will hear from us next year!
Camille Maurine A.
December 2023

What a great stay and the unit was perfect for us! Beds and pillows very comfy. Kitchen well appointed. Nice view of black rock in this unit. Mahalo
Bettina H.
December 2023

The accommodations were very comfortable with pretty much everything we needed almost like being home. Everything was good other than owners of another unit that were very rude, confrontational and abusive with foul language to my daughter & her husband in the parking structure over where they parked which wasn’t even their space. According to staff we talked with this couple is well known for this kind of behavior and I believe the condo board they said are forcing them out. Perfect stay other than them.
Jerry T.
December 2023

The property is good, and the views are great. Our low rating is due to the Remote Property Manager (RPM) Katie, located in the Midwest. The listing says locally managed, but the on-site person only deals with housekeeping. RPM Katie seems inexperienced or incompetent. Our trip was almost ruined by how often RPM Katie did not give us 24 hours’ notice before people entered the condo, even though they were not emergencies. First, the owner walked in unannounced and seemed surprised we were there. The next day, RPM Katie requested access to the condo for the owner, who came later that day. Days later, at 9 am, a Lahaina contractor arrived to install blinds in a bedroom with no prior notice at all. After the contractor was already here, RPM Katie called requesting access for them, which we were completely unprepared for. Unsecured personal items, money, clothing were all laying out. We declined and RPM Katie still gave the installer approval to continue. When we didn’t let him in the room, she charged us a $250 contractor rescheduling fee. We disputed the charge with VRBO and won. Our recommendation after having to change plans and spend hours dealing with the poor communication, inexperience or incompetence of the RPM Katie, is to look for rental properties that are truly locally managed. BTW, VRBO limits reviews to 1500 characters. You can find our complete detailed review with an internet search.
Donald B.
December 2023

Maui is our favorite place. 2113 was a great home for our family this trip. It had a beautiful view and came with everything we needed during our stay. The trips always go by so fast but we can’t wait to be back. Thanks again for opening up your lovely home!
Mark H.
December 2023

There were two families staying here. My wife and I. Also, business partner and his family. The kitchen had everything we needed- we like to cook. Everything was well appointed and in excelled condition. We had several minor issues and they were dealt with promptly. We'd happily stay here again.
Jim D.
December 2023


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