Maui Kaanapali Villas, Maui

Maui Kaanapali Villas is an oceanfront resort set on 11 acres of exotic tropical gardens along one of the finest stretches of Ka'anapali Beach, just north of Black Rock. The resort offers a range of amenities, including two adult swimming pools, a kiddie pool, spa, Castaway Restaurant, fitness center, and beach activities center for water sports rentals. Guests can also enjoy complimentary trolley rides to Whalers Village for shopping and dining, as well as access to nearby championship golf courses and tennis facilities. The daily facilities fee covers parking, Wi-Fi, morning coffee and tea, beach towels, yoga classes, and more. With its prime location and variety of on-site and nearby activities, Maui Kaanapali Villas is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Maui Kaanapali Villas Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Maui Kaanapali Villas is $409. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $633. 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 1000 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.

Based on the reviews, guests generally have a positive experience at the Maui Kaanapali Villas condo resort. Many appreciate the well-kept property, its proximity to fantastic beaches, great walking trails, and excellent restaurants like Dukes and Castaway Cafe. The condos are described as clean, well-stocked with kitchen and beach items, and comfortable, with some units offering super comfortable beds and high-quality sheets. The property's immaculate maintenance, beautiful gardens, and great pools are frequently mentioned. Guests also appreciate the prompt and helpful communication from hosts or property managers.

However, there are some mixed feelings and negative comments as well. Issues such as problems with air conditioning, cleanliness, maintenance, and outdated decor in some units are mentioned. Some guests experienced problems with check-in and communication with property management. Despite these issues, the positive aspects like the location, views, and overall resort amenities seem to outweigh the negatives for most guests. Many express a desire to return in the future, indicating a generally satisfactory stay at Maui Kaanapali Villas. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Maui Kaanapali Villas Reviews


Our trip to Maui was awesome! The condo was spacious and clean and the location of Maui Kaanapali Villas is really great - right on the beautiful beach with views of Molokai and Lanai. Easy walking to Whalers Village restauants. We saw whales every day from breakfast at the villa cafe! The condo provided beach chairs which we used daily on the beach! And the condo lanai patio gave us gorgeous views of sunsets each night. Loved our stay!
David M.
February 2024

Beautiful property with magical sunset views of Kaanapali beach. After the sun goes down, the torches glowing over the pool below provide a peaceful evening for casual conversation or star gazing. The unit itself is well-equipped in the kitchen and spacious with a living area, sleeping and extra large washroom. Definitely will come back.
Carla R.
February 2024

We had the pleasure of staying at Barbara's VRBO in Maui Kanaapali Villas, and we cannot express what a great experience it was. The unit has breathtaking panoramic views of the azure ocean and lush greenery from the comfort of the private balcony. Situated in a convenient prime location - steps to the beach, short drive to shops and grocery stores. Barbara was a great host, ensuring we enjoyed our stay and that everything was satisfying. We felt like valued guests, and her responsiveness to any queries or requests further enhanced our overall satisfaction. Our nine-day stay was a great experience, from the stunning location and well-appointed accommodations to the exceptional hospitality of the host. 5-star stay.
Jim P.
February 2024

This condo has such a lovely setting, we had to make ourselves go down to the beach! We ended up doing takeout more to enjoy sitting on the lanai at sunset! We will return!! đź’–
Ann L.
February 2024

The unit had a great location right next to the pool and had two beds in the bedroom. However, the kitchen is so old it is dangerous. There isn’t a hood above the stove. There were rat traps in the kitchen as well. We caught several. The bathroom was old and had a nonslip mat in the tub that actually made you slip, so we removed it. We were provided with exactly one roll of paper towels and two rolls of toilet paper for 9 days. We spent an ungodly amount for this place. I was very disappointed.
Kimberly S.
January 2024

The resort itself is amazing, we enjoyed having the coffee ready in the lobby first thing in the morning and seeing all the friendly staff. The pools are spacious and warm and the landscaping impeccable. The adjacent beach is the best on the island. The condo has an amazing view of the ocean and had everything we needed. Barbara is quick to respond to any email and any question. It is obvious she wants your vacation to be as seamless as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend her and plan on returning next year.
COURTNEY H.
January 2024

We recently had an incredible stay and are thrilled to give this resort a well-deserved 5-star review. The resort's cleanliness is impeccable, ensuring a comfortable and safe environment throughout our stay. One of the standout features is the fantastic location, situated close to the vibrant shopping and dining area known as Whaler's Village. The convenience of a free trolley service running frequently from the hotel to Whaler's Village made exploring the area even more enjoyable. The resort's quiet pool and on-site restaurant provided a tranquil escape, offering a perfect balance to the vibrant surroundings. The attentive 24-hour service at reception added to the overall exceptional guest experience. Our air-conditioned suite, which was recently renovated, had modern decor and a very comfortable bed. It was lovely to wake up and have breakfast on the ground floor patio. Notably, we were initially nervous about visiting Hawaii soon after the Lahaina fires. However, the warm welcome from the locals and the strategic location of the resort meant that the fires had no impact on our stay. We felt completely at ease, and the experience exceeded our expectations. In summary, the resort offers a perfect blend of cleanliness, convenient location, and excellent amenities, making it a top-notch choice for a memorable stay in Maui. We highly recommend it and look forward to returning in the future.
Stephen & Elizabeth K.
January 2024

Great room and very comfortable for a family of 5 with 3 children. Friendly suggestion….The unit needs more flatware and plates to accommodate 6 people it advertises that it can sleep. There were only 4 forks so had to continually hand wash dishes for use, thus never using the dishwasher. Lovely resort and would return.
Charlee P.
January 2024

This is a very nice condo with a nice ocean view. Everything we needed was there. It is very relaxing with the beach, pools, and restaurant, right here on the property. We had a very nice honeymoon here!
Stephen J.
January 2024

Really enjoyed our stay at Maui Kaanapali Villas again. Andrew is a very responsive host to whatever may arise. Unfortunately for everyone there has been a major mechanical issue which has caused the Air conditioning as well as power to the laundry machines to be out of service. The resort isn’t expecting to have either up and running until summer. This affects every building in the resort.
David C.
January 2024

Comfortable, clean, private. A very attentive, and prompt property management. This was our 2nd stay, and we will return.
Mark P.
January 2024

This unit at MKV is absolutely the best! Located just steps from the beach, restaurant, bar and pool. The unit is better than pictures can describe. MKV is perfectly situated along Kaanapali beach close to many restaurants and shops and easily accessible by trolley or walk along the beach path. Bree was very friendly and helpful during the booking and check in. We will definitely stay here again without hesitation.
Janine R.
January 2024

Two brothers and their wives stayed in the unit with one infant. Resort is wonderful and unit is great….well appointed and great location. Would have loved to have a king bed in both bedrooms would be our only suggestion. Would stay again.
Charlee P.
January 2024

We loved the unit. It was updated and very comfortable. We could see and hear the ocean from the large windows. Loved it! Would book again!
Charlee P.
January 2024

The unit was very clean and pleasant. The property manager was easy to reach and communicated with us about quick repair of small maintenance issues. The beach access was a little far but very nice. We did a lot of site seeing and driving around so didnt spend much time in the unit since it was a bit of a trek from a lot of the attractions and food stops we wanted to visit but we were glad to come back to a comfortable spot at the end of the day. It was nice to have the full kitchen as well.
Malia N.
January 2024

Great place for relaxation, access to amenities, beach walk, dining, activities. Concierge was helpful, would stay here again in a heartbeat. Suggestions from host were appreciated and helpful.

January 2024

Love this property! Great beach! Castaways restaurant on site is a huge plus! This room is lovely with a very nice view and well equipped. We will return! Hopefully soon!
Susan H.
January 2024

Unfortunately, not a great stay. The unit was not clean: fridge was dirty inside and out, construction material was dumped in one of the closets, smudges of dirt and food on the cupboards and stove and the shower was not clean. There was also an electrical short causing the power to be out for over 10 hours in the middle of the night. It was complete darkness, unit did not have a flashlight. I felt completely unsafe and left the next day. Host declined my request for a partial refund of that night.
Sara C.
January 2024

The staff and grounds were wonderful! Room was clean and bed was comfortable … had a great time at the beach and pool and the food was very good at the Castaway Cafe with great service ..I miss everyone already I met there.. Aloha until next year!
Nancy D.
January 2024

Condo was fantastic! Very spacious and clean with an amazing view of Molokai. Jennifer was excellent to communicate with, with quick responses every time. Location of this property can't be beat! On the beach along the beach walk. Beautiful golden sand. Snorkeling and a variety of restaurants a short walk down the beach. Grocery store just a 10 minute drive. Resort pool is scenic and large with a great hot tub. Our kids also loved the shuffle board courts right by the pool. Highly recommend!
Kristi R.
January 2024

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Barbara’s unit. The unit was very clean, was just as advertised, and we felt comfortable and welcomed at all times. In our short time in Maui, we made many connections with staff members who were most kind and hospitable. The unit itself had everything that we needed (comfortable beds, tv, wifi, full kitchen with everything needed for cooking or keeping left over food in containers, double bathroom sinks and a shower/bathtub with good pressure and hot water). Barbara herself was an excellent communicator and we feel blessed and very lucky to have made her acquaintance through the booking and staying process. Without a doubt, we would book another trip to Maui and we would absolutely book with Barbara again. The Kaanapali beach that the unit is located next to is a beautiful beach (we feel it is one of the nicest beaches in Maui that allows for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and whale and turtle watching). The location is also close to restaurants and Whalers Village that is all within walking distance. We can’t wait to go back!!!
Craig Q.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything was perfect. The condo was spotless and well maintained! The location near the pool an beach was great.
Nancy M.
January 2024

Very clean, we liked the location the bed was very comfortable!
Jo Ann S.
January 2024

Great unit! Great location! Great experience! All on all, great!
Robert F.
January 2024

We loved our stay at MKV. The condo was well appointed and comfortable. Communication with owner was prompt. Would stay here again.
Jeff W.
January 2024

Good room and exactly what we expected.
Tyson D.
January 2024

Couldn't be better, a great, clean, upscale condo steps from the beach
Matthew B.
January 2024

We stayed for 10 days. The apartment is clean and fully stuffed. Great location very close to the restaurants. The beach nearby is very good(clean and also contains coral reefs with a lot of fish). The host is very responsive. Highly recommend.
Sergei O.
January 2024

Our stay was great, the unit and amenities were as promised. The location was unbeatable. We have been to Maui 15 times+ and never have stayed at a more ideal spot. The condo, pool, the beach, the neighbors, the grounds all unbeatable. Would definitely return!~
Mary K C.
January 2024

We had an amazing time, the resort and accommodations were wonderful.
Stacey B.
January 2024

Excellent in all ways!
Andrew B.
January 2024

We absolutely loved it! We’ve stayed in multiple places on this property and the MKV doesn’t disappoint. The room was nice the bed was comfortable. I wish there was a drip coffee pot in the room. The lanai was very nice and private with a cool breeze and our room was very close to the gorgeous pool and hot tub. The landscapers take wonderful care of the grounds to ensure they are in perfect shape everyday. Mahalo
ray l.
December 2023

Pleased with the unit being so close to pool and beach. Loved my two mile beach walks every morning. Also loved the pool bar and restaurant!
Brenda P.
December 2023

We have stayed at MKV , many many times and this is by far our favorite unit. We were going to book it again in 2024 but the rate really went up.
Mary Ellen Z.
December 2023

Maui Kaanapali Villas are located in the middle of the best beach in Hawaii with views of Lahaina and Molokai. Great swimming and snorkeling, not crowded, warm water and gentle waves. With two large swimming pools with excellent water aerobics and yoga classes 5 times a week and Castaway restaurant on the property, everything is right there. Fine dining and shopping is a short tolley ride away at Whalers Village. The studio unit is a little small but the price is right and it has all amenities needed for a comfortable stay.
Bruce W.
December 2023

We had a fantastic week in MKV A209! The unit was very clean, bright, and extremely well-stocked. Kitchen had every appliance (and evening basic seasonings and tupperware) we would ever need. Dual-zone air conditioning worked perfect. Was quiet and peaceful at night. The complex was on a spectacular stretch of beach and was impeccably landscaped. My toddler loved the swimming pool The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, especially considering the recent tragedy the affected them and the surrounding community. We are already looking forward to returning there again!
Ben N.
December 2023

We loved staying in this unit! Very clean and close to the beach.
Brittney S.
December 2023

The place is amazing and the location is awesome. You have a great view of the garden and the ocean from the patio. The condo was neat and clean. The condo has all you need for your stay.
Vivek M.
December 2023

We loved our stay at this condo. Its mere steps to the gated pool, a very short walk to the beach, and so great to be on the ground floor with kids. It was nice to have access to the vacuum to clean up as needed. A few minor gripes—the rubber bath mat is an accident waiting to happen (the mat slides unpredictably, rendering it a huge risk rather than anti-slip safety feature), the unit is definitely a bit dated, and it could use a deep clean (lots of dust, crumbs, etc) in the areas that aren’t easily vacuumed. We needed a new set of towels part way through our visit and Vacasa was quick to set us up. One small gripe is that we could not find a baking sheet for the oven but were able to make do with the Pyrex we found. Overall, we were very happy here and recommend it to others, especially families.
Charles R.
December 2023

Very clean beautiful property! Was exactly as expected and pictured.
Jennifer J.
December 2023

We were very impressed with the property. Although we have been coming to Kaanapali for over 20 years we had not discovered the KMV property. We often came to Castaways for breakfast over the years but never paid much attention to the Villas. The beach is amazing to look at and to walk along. The music at Castaways was special. Just all around good vibe!!
Richard R.
December 2023

Fabulous location !
Lois S.
December 2023

Everything was fine until the Maui fires started. At that point, this owner/property manager refused to respond to communication regarding refunds or help. Use this company (STAY MAUI) at your own risk bc they will disappear when you need them most.
Timothy M.
December 2023

Lovely newly renovated space. Management company was very responsive and helpful.
Jenna L.
December 2023

Very well appointed apartment. Good for two people as there is only one king bed. Lots of hwy noise on the 4th floor but MKV is a terrific low density resort on the less busy stretch of Kaanapali beach. Great visit.
William G.
December 2023

It was as expected but a few things were not as clean as in previous stays (various suites) which was disappointing but won't stop us from staying again. The MKVs are near one of the Lahaina community relief distribution centers so it was very convenient to walk to to volunteer
Deborah H.
December 2023

We have stayed here twice, both visits were great. The location is perfect for a relaxing get away… the pool is only steps from the lanai, and the beach is a short walk from there. We look to return again next year!
Mark V.
November 2023

The condo itself was clean and had every accessory that you could possibly need for a beach vacation. Joe was so easy to work with and responded to me within minutes whenever I reached out to him. He even let us check in a little early on our arrival day! A+++
Beth H.
November 2023

After the heartbreaking fires in West Maui we weren’t sure we should come. We didn’t want to disrespect those who lost everything including their lives. However, after speaking with several people and doing a little more research I was confident that going would be the right thing to do, so we would be able to contribute to the local economy. Having that said, our stay was fantastic. The property was very clean, neat & well kept and the people were even better. The room was just right for the two of us. The beach is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever had the chance to enjoy. If you choose to stay here you will not be disappointed, just read everything so you know what to expect. Communication with our hosts was easy and informative and we’d like to thank them for their hospitality.
Paul G.
November 2023

Location of resort is great. Overall a very nice place to stay.
frank k.
November 2023


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