Kaanapali Royal, Maui

Kaanapali Royal is a luxury gated condo resort located on the 16th fairway of the Kaanapali Royal Golf Course in Hawaii. The resort is a short 5-10 minute walk or free trolley ride to Whalers Village, which offers shopping, dining, and access to the world-famous Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock snorkeling area. Onsite amenities include a heated pool, whirlpool, tennis courts, basketball courts, BBQ and picnic area, and secured parking. The resort is surrounded by beautifully manicured tropical grounds and is a 5-minute drive to Lahaina Town, known for its waterfront shops and restaurants.

Guests can enjoy various activities such as swimming, snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, catamaran day-trip sails, and whale watching (in season). The resort charges a flat $154 parking and facilities fee per stay, which covers gated parking, pool and tennis court access, and 24-hour security. Kaanapali Royal is an ideal destination for romantic getaways or family vacations, offering a relaxing and intimate setting without the crowds.

Kaanapali Royal Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kaanapali Royal is $352. 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 855 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.

The Kaanapali Royal condo resort on Maui receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. Visitors appreciate the clean, spacious, and well-equipped units, highlighting the comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchens, and the inclusion of beach necessities such as chairs, umbrellas, and towels. The location is frequently praised for its convenience to beaches, shopping, dining, and activities, with many appreciating the short walk to Whaler's Village and Kaanapali Beach. The views from the condos, especially of the golf course and ocean, are noted as highlights. The resort's pool and BBQ area are also well-liked, offering a quiet and relaxing environment. Some minor criticisms include issues with parking, occasional maintenance needs, and the distance to the beach for those with young children or lots of gear. However, these are generally seen as minor compared to the overall positive experience. The responsive and helpful property managers and owners are often commended for their excellent service. Overall, guests report a fantastic stay at Kaanapali Royal, with many expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 855 guest reviews.

Recent Kaanapali Royal Reviews


The location is perfect! We loved sitting out on the lanai and walking over to whalers village. It was clean and had all the accommodations! We will be back!
Candace F.
March 2024

The condo was clean and well-organized. There were plenty of beach towels available. The outdoor closet was stocked with beach toys, chairs, and umbrellas, providing everything we needed for a day at the beach. Having access to a washer and dryer was a major convenience. The air conditioning kept us comfortable throughout our stay. And the sunsets from the lanai were simply breathtaking. Kaanapali Royal is a fantastic condominium complex. It offered a variety of amenities, including a pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, and a basketball court. The location was unbeatable, just a short walk to both Black Rock beach and the shops at Whalers Village. We truly appreciate you sharing this wonderful location with us, Jim. It helped us create lasting memories!
Matthew F.
March 2024

This unit was perfect for us! Even without air conditioning, the cross breezes made it very comfortable. The unit was very clean and well stocked. Excellent communication with the property manager both before and during our stay. Close to several beaches aside from the famous Black Rock beach. I would absolutely book here again.

February 2024

My sister and I enjoyed our stay at your beautiful condo. The only negative comment we have is the patio was lovely but not practical because all afternoon the sun shines into the patio and there is no shade. The sun even came into the living room - no window covering.

February 2024

Nothing but good things to say about this beautiful condo. I think my favorite part was waking up each morning with a gorgeous view of the ocean. I loved the beach feel throughout the house. Easy check in and check out. Beds were very comfortable. So many amenities here. Our family of five were very comfortable while staying here.
Rebecca S.
February 2024

We booked this property because of the location and the fact that it had AC, however the AC did not work. The owners did send the repair people over several times to work on it but it did not get fixed until 2 days before we were getting ready to leave The air vents were nasty dirty along with the air filter that the repair person changed on the 1st visit. The owners continued to tell us that we were not shutting the doors correctly… they had sensors on them… when in fact we were On the last visit by the repair person he stated that the sensors were defective and that was causing the problem along with a faulty controller.
Debbie H.
February 2024

Wonderful condo with great views of golf course. Only few minutes walk to shops a, restaurants and beach.
E S.
February 2024

Very clean condo with modern updates. Stayed with another couple, plenty of room, 2 bedrooms each ensuite, king beds very comfortable. Large condo was well equipped with everything you need and more to cook meals, beer/wine fridge, well furnished, large TV etc. The large lanai was fantastic with beautiful view of the golf course, we ate every meal and spent most of our time outside on the lanai. Walking distance to Whalers/black rock, a little far if you are hauling a lot of beach gear/kids but Kaanapali trolley is an option, and 15 minute drive to Nāpili/Kapalua Bay beaches. Needs minor fix of guest room patio door and shower head but overall great condo you won't be disappointed, we would stay again.
Dave T.
February 2024

The location was so close to the beach, shopping, dining and of course golfing! And we enjoyed all of them! There were chairs and boogie boards we could use, laundry, and a beautiful deck. Plus as an added bonus there are a few Rainbow eucalyptus trees right next to the building.
Maria H.
February 2024

We visit Maui just about every January and always stay at one of the condos in Kaanapali Royal. Each one is different, but they all have just about everything you need to feel at home, cook easy breakfast/lunch/dinner, and even do laundry in the condo if needed. Little extras (board games, puzzles, books) always on hand too and come in handy if there are ever rainy days. The pool and jacuzzi are great, and right outside of every condo, and the restaurants, shops and beaches are just a quick walk away. We love how quiet they are and how easy they make it for us to just relax and enjoy paradise.
Jamie K.
February 2024

We had a wonder two week stay at Ka’anapali N-202. The condo was very clean, nicely decorated and provided plenty of space to stretch out and call “home base” for our time in Maui. Within walking distance to Whaler Village and the beach so no one in our party of four ever felt stranded as we shared a rental car. I highly recommend this property and would love to have the opportunity to return.
Jeffrey D.
February 2024

The unit was everything that was promised and more! It has a beautiful view of the pool and golf course and the distant ocean. It worked great for our family. A well equipped kitchen. Much quieter and less busy than the ocean front resorts.
Teri C.
February 2024

Location of property is excellent. A few things could make the stay better: pillows were flat and need replacing. The carpets are old and smell musty/dirty. They need a good cleaning. There is a faint smell through out the whole place.
Shawn M.
February 2024

Close to wonderful beaches pleasant people to deal with. Nice pool and hot tub . Great time
Laurel H.
February 2024

Excellent condo! Unfortunately arrived the first day with strong cat urine all over the entryway/ exterior porch. The welcome door mat was just moved ten feet away. We placed our shoes on the lanai with cleaned soles with Clorox wipes. We then mopped up the tracked in cat urine. The management company was Very Helpful and had the exterior entry cleaned the next day and remapped the floor! With a new door mat! The Condo is Perfect, clean, modern, and comfortable. Nobody can control cats or herd them ! Ha Ha Thank you for the rental and great service!!!!!
Patrick C.
February 2024

We very much enjoyed our stay in this condo very much and appreciated a late check out which made it feel like we had an extra day of vacation. The condo is spacious and nicely finished. We cooked 'at home' a lot and it is a nice kitchen although a few more basics in the cupboards would have been nice (oil, bbq sauce etc). It was nice to have a bbq on the lanai. We made great use of the tommy bahama chairs and umbrella. We had asked in advance about the type of coffee maker in order to buy the right supplies. We were told it was a drip coffee maker but there was also a keurig which was our preferred choice so we went back out for coffee supplies. Also the code we were give for the door was 4 digits and did not work. We called and were given a 6 digit code which worked. We appreciated the quick response of the mgmt team when we couldn't get in.
Sherri H.
February 2024

The directions to the condo and the check in instructions were so helpful. The condo was clean, well decorated, beds were super comfortable. The whole space is relaxing. Love sitting on the back patio enjoying the sunset. Only 2 minor cons- the condo has a very musty smell. Totally understandable with a humid environment, but it was a rather prominent smell. The other is the cost of parking. Was very expensive to park our car. Other than that, it was a fantastic place and I would absolutely stay again.
Rachel W.
February 2024

Great location, comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen. Great for a family vacation.
Justin M.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. We’ve been to this location before but had stayed in other condo units so we knew what to expect when it came to arriving, parking and how to get around the grounds. The condo unit itself was very welcoming, with lights being left on to make it feel as if the owner was saying “come on in”!! We really like this location because it’s close enough to walk to the beach but far enough away from the busyness of the resorts. We do joke that we wish there was a tunnel under the golf course so that we didn’t have to walk up the big hill after a day at the beach!! This place is comfortable and you can really enjoy a quiet stay here. The pool was never super busy which my family enjoyed, it made it seem like we had a private pool to ourselves most days. It has most of the items that we needed except the grill that was featured in photos. I’d also like to recommend that a new potato peeler be purchased as the one in the condo is not good at all! But for those being our only concerns I’d say this place is pretty awesome. We loved sitting on the lanai in the evenings and playing cards. Thanks to Heather and Jay for allowing our family to stay in their home. ❤️
LaTonya M.
February 2024

It was very nice and clean, totally updated. The location was great for golfing, shopping and dinning. It was noisy in the second bedroom, being so close to the highway.
Marvin
February 2024

Grounds were very well kept. Super easy check in and great people to deal with. The condo itself had absolutely everything you could need, for cooking, storing, relaxing, visiting and heading out to the beach. Location on ground level and close to the pool was perfect for just hopping down to the hot tub for a relaxing soak after a long day of hiking, or going back and forth if you forgot something in the condo. The owners were super helpful anytime we had any questions and we felt they genuinely wanted to make our stay the best it could be! They had great ideas about where to go to hike and for meals if you didn’t want to stay in. Overall just an amazing experience and we will definitely stay at this resort, and hopefully this exact condo again!
Lori W.
January 2024

We wish we could have stayed another week!
Mitch M.
January 2024

We have been to Ka’anapali many, many times and we always stay in one of the Ka’anapali Royal condos. We love the location so close to Whalers Village and all of the restaurants and amenities. This was far and away our best stay at these condos. It was pristine, had everything we could have wanted and more. The beach stuff, like boogie boards and snorkeling stuff was a huge bonus! We will definitely be back in the future!
Jenny P.
January 2024

All rooms and the patio are very large and the space works well for two couples. The decor was beautiful and the location is excellent for easy access to Whaler's village. Very quiet complex. The owner was quick to respond to a minor maintenance issue.
Jerry R.
January 2024

excellent condo located across the street from the beach and easily within walking distance. Very clean and affordable - will stay here again if we ever get back to Maui.
Brian H.
January 2024

There were a few glitches, but Monty and Darnell were so responsive and helpful that it didn't impact our stay at all. The condo is very spacious so we didn't ever feel cramped. Had everything we needed to cook all our meals at the condo. Parking was easy and the location was great for a quick drive (we had a ton of stuff so driving worked best for us) to beaches, restaurants and shoppers. Monty was fantastic in helping my family find new accommodations when Alaskan Airlines canceled 100's of flights and had to stay three extra days. It was a lovely stay for our family.
Erin F.
January 2024

Very clean and well maintained condo in a great location. So close to the beach and many shops and dining spots. Jim is a wonderful host and made sure our Maui trip was a memorable one. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting 🏝️
MaryJo H.
January 2024

Beautiful area and so close to the beach. Loved being on the ground floor with close proximity to the pool.
MaryJo H.
January 2024

This property is very spacious for a family of five. The kitchen was well-stocked with the basics and the entire unit had plenty of storage and closet space. Very clean with updated bathroom off the king bedroom. We found the unit to be as pictured, and the communication from the host was top-notch! Very quick to respond and checked in during our stay to make sure things were going well! The location is awesome - just a 10-15 minute walk to Whaler’s Village and the beach, with a gentle hill on the walk back. There is also a free neighborhood trolley at the Fairway Shops, which is a short walk from the unit. The pool and hot tub were great! Partial ocean views from the lanai and wonderful breezes coming through the large slider door. Very easy to drive to from the airport, and centrally located among many different beaches and amenities. Would definitely stay here again!
Lori M.
January 2024

loved the location of this condo, the extra space, and the manager who was amazingly accommodating. Would absolutely stay here again.
Jen B.
January 2024

This was our family’s first visit to Maui, and Curtis and Martine’s condo was a perfect fit! The condo is equipped with everything you could want or need and everything is high quality as well. The condo was immaculate! We were some of the first guests to enjoy the stunning renovation. The location was wonderful and we strolled to the closest beach and drove to two others nearby. We picked up dinner many nights and ate on the lanai. My kids loved the pool and the body boards. My husband and I loved the comfortable beds, the luxurious linens, and the extremely efficient A/C. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Martine provided excellent arrival instructions and a very easy checkout list! She was very responsive too. Hoping to visit again someday!
Crystal W.
January 2024

The unit is in a perfect location on the golf course close to Whalers Village. The pool/hot tub and grills are nearby and all of these are in excellent condition. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed and furniture, as well as some beach items, were very nice and made us feel at home. We had two people using a sofa sleeper and they said it was comfortable. Since the unit faces westward the owner has installed remote-controlled blinds to help with the afternoon sun. A really good feature. Unfortunately, only two of the three blinds worked. Additionally, the light on the ceiling fan on the lanai did not work. The only other area that needed some work was the exterior wall off the second bedroom lanai. Communication with the property manager was very good with a quick response. We would gladly return to this unit and would rate it just below a 5 due to the needed repairs mentioned above.
Larry C.
January 2024

So many positives to highlight here. The rental is very nicely appointed on the inside with everything we needed for our visit. The kitchen has everything we needed, plus a good stock of beach supplies (chairs, boogie board, fins). Our boys are 8 and 6, so we used the complex pool and hot tub most evenings. The property manager was also fantastic and flexible - we had to change our dates at one point and he was super accommodating. For our flight back, we had a late redeye and with no one checking in the next day, he gave us a late checkout that allowed us to e joy the beach all day and still grab a shower before heading to the airport. A small thing that gave us a full extra day of vacation. The walk to Whalers Village is easy, although we drove most days to haul beach stuff with us and parking was never a problem. The only slight downside here is that the complex itself looks/feels a bit dated. But this rental has been updated and was really nice, so we didn't have any complaints.
Matt Z.
January 2024

We had a fabulous stay in J101. The location can not be beat. Ground level with easy assess to pool and barbecues. Walking distance to whalers village and blackrock beach. We will be back again!
Jennifer R.
January 2024

My family and I enjoyed staying here at the condo. It’s in a very quiet and gated condo that I feel safe with my family there. We can walk to the mall and around the golf course. Thank you for hosting our family.
Mai L.
January 2024

Condo was a great size. Plenty of room to sit together or find a quiet spot. Great location. Partial ocean view was nice
Sunny K.
January 2024

This property was conveniently located a few minutes walk to Whalers Village and beaches while the complex has a variety of amenities (inc pool & BBQ) that we were able to easily access and use. This made it all very easy for our family (parents & three teenagers, 15 18 & 19) to come and go as we wanted. The property manager was very responsive and the check-in process very easy. The unit is as it appears in the photos and had all that we needed inc. beach accessories and towels. It was a great base for the handful of days we spent on the island.
Sophie H.
January 2024

Property was perfect for our family of 6. Location was prime for walking to beach, dining and shopping.

December 2023

Such nice interior spaces, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with kitchen, dining and living room. Also outdoor dining space. Pool is very close. It is a 15 min walk down to the beach and whalers village. This allowed us to walk down for dinners, shopping and back. They provide chairs and beach towels you can carry down to the beach. Kaanapali is such a beautiful beach and so swim able.
Darci E.
December 2023

Our family had the absolute best Christmas vacation stay here! The condo was so well-appointed, clean and offered some of the best views! The proximity to Whaler's Village and the beach were perfect. This is one of our top vacation rentals ever! Highly recommend!
Amy J.
December 2023

The property was exactly as described. We loved the view of the golf course and a little glimpse of the ocean. Location was perfect for our event which was my son‘s wedding and the property manager as well as the owner have been nothing short of amazing to deal with. We had to postpone the wedding due to the Lahaina fire earlier this summer, and the host, as well as the owner, were more than gracious to accommodate us with the new dates. I can’t wait to return and I will definitely, be hoping and praying this property is available when we come back to Maui next year. 🙏😊💛
Michele T.
December 2023

This is our second time staying here and it won't be the last! The place is very spacious, perfect for couples or a small family. Both bedrooms have comfortable king-size beds, the kitchen is functional and nicely updated, and you're within walking distance to Whaler's Village. We highly recommend this place to anyone. You won't be disappointed!
Brian G.
December 2023

Perfect spot for my family of 5. Incredibly close to the pool and hot tub. Walking distance to whalers village and beach and close to safeway and other locations for creature comforts. Condo was also very comfortable and stylish. Loved our time there. Thank you!
Fadi E.
December 2023

The location of the home is great as its near shopping and great restaurants; the inside of the home is also beautiful, although the pictures depict the condition well, in person it is even better. The pool was enjoyed, the homes' position is such that you can see the pool from the lanai/balcony which made it even better to keep an eye on our kids! The host is extremely pleasant to interact with as she communicates well and has explicit check-in and check-out instructions that are easy to follow. We highly recommend staying here!
Marcus B.
December 2023

I’ve stayed in many rentals in my years of travel. This is my first negative review. The couch was so disgusting. It’s stained, old, oily and damp, I put a towel on it to sit on it. Something I’ve never done before. Everything in the kitchen but the coffee maker was like stepping in to a 1980’s Time Machine. The curtains in the living room and upstairs master bathroom are also decades old. They’re ripped and stained. I kindly sent a message to Vacasa. Every response was, “We are so sorry to hear you’re experiencing issues, our goal to to perfect customer service.” Then nothing. No help. No communication. I reach out again, same response. I have found that Vacasa is horrible to communicate with. Period. It might be helpful to include in the listing that there are exactly 40 steps to get to the front door. It’s also extremely frustrating to have to pay for daily parking when there are no parking fees!! I spoke to 2 owners. It’s just a way for vacasa to make more money off guests. When walking to whalers village, it seems so close, yet so far due to having to walk around the golf course. At night, you can walk through, otherwise, it takes a hot minute. Suffice to say, I’d never stay there again.
bpblocker@yahoo.com
December 2023

Beautiful and spacious condo. Highly recommend. Well equipped kitchen. Even able to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Mahalo!
Beth H.
December 2023

We had a fantastic stay in K102! The location was great, near everything but not right in the busy areas. The pool was never busy and the condo had everything we needed plus more. Especially enjoyed having the beach chairs available. Rod was also very easy to communicate with and checked in regularly to make sure everything was ok. We would come back for sure!
Kathryn C.
December 2023

Nice place and location
Roy F.
December 2023

I believe this is our fourth time staying in Tom & Janet's beautiful home. It's a perfectly central location and everything is always clean and wonderful! We took the opportunity to volunteer at the Maui Food Bank while we were there, and encourage other visitors to do the same. Thank you to the community for the warm aloha as always. ❤️
Katie V.
December 2023

We had a wonderful stay in this condo! The location was fantastic and within walking distance of the beach and shops and the view was awesome from the patio. The condo had everything we needed for a week stay with four adults. Communication was also very easy, they checked in regularly to make sure everything was going well and sent us all the info we needed ahead of time for check in etc. We would definitely stay here again!
Kathryn C.
December 2023


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