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Very fun and exciting, will go again to KBH next year!! Woot! Woot!
Date of stay: February 2013
Trip type: Family
Everything was excellent! People from the hotel were very good. Only thing was there is no WIFI service. The WIFI we paid for did work on the odd day but even then signal was very weak. There is no room service ...
Everything was excellent! People from the hotel were very good. Only thing was there is no WIFI service. The WIFI we paid for did work on the odd day but even then signal was very weak. There is no room service but can get food downstairs at the restaurant or the TIKI Bar and Grill. TIKI Bar was awesome...got to know Tom and Dan, among others. Cheaper to have breakfast at Lahaina. Pic added is taken from our 6th floor room.
KBH's location & outstanding hospitality make it truly "The Most Hawaiian Hotel".
Date of stay: December 2012
Trip type: Couple
This was our third stay at KBH & we continue to love it for its old fashioned charm & genuine Hawaiian aloha spirit. Every single staff member we came in contact with was warm & friendly. Our spacious ocean front ...
This was our third stay at KBH & we continue to love it for its old fashioned charm & genuine Hawaiian aloha spirit. Every single staff member we came in contact with was warm & friendly. Our spacious ocean front room & lanai were perfect for relaxing. The beautiful grounds & primo beach location cannot be beat. Nightly entertainment was enjoyable & Sunday brunches were delightful. We have stayed at other resorts & checked out more resorts & condos in Maui. KBH is the best & we will definitely stay there again.
You will feel that " you " are their reason for getting up in the morning, no doubt about it !!
Date of stay: September 2011
Trip type: Couple
My wife and I discovered the KBH back in 2004 and have returned each and every year with the exception of 2012 due to an unexpected medical emergency. We plan on going back in 2013. I cannot find the words ...
My wife and I discovered the KBH back in 2004 and have returned each and every year with the exception of 2012 due to an unexpected medical emergency. We plan on going back in 2013. I cannot find the words to describe the exceptional service and hospitality we have always received at this resort. When we arrive at check in there has always been a number of staff in the lobby that recognise our faces and in response come right over and greet us both with big hugs and kisses.We have travelled to many places over the years where we have gone back to the same hotels and never saw any familiar faces from one year to the next. The majority of the their staff have 20 + years of service time. That in it self speaks volumes as to how the hotel cares for its employees and guests alike. Genuine hospitality in every aspect without any trace whatsoever of sensing scripted behavior. If you are seeking a "true" down to earth Hawaiian experience this is the place to call your home while vacationing. Sincerely Brenda & Ken R.
Loved our stay in Maui! Can we move there????
Date of stay: February 2012
Trip type: Friends
This hotel has a great beach - we updated to a beach front room and it was worth it for the great view. It is a family oriented hotel, and has a small convenience store that has drinks, sandwiches ...
This hotel has a great beach - we updated to a beach front room and it was worth it for the great view. It is a family oriented hotel, and has a small convenience store that has drinks, sandwiches and cheese and stuff, so you don't have to eat out at every meal. It was close to a mall, and fairly close to Lahaina - we had a great vacation! We were there during whale watching season - could see the whales breaching right in front of the hotel..... Did the road to Hana which is beautiful, but long! Note that some of the boat tours leave directly in front of the hotel which would be great if you don't want to drive.
Date of stay: May 2011
Trip type: Family
love Maui. One of my fav places to ...
love Maui. One of my fav places to vacation.
We Love Maui!!
Date of stay: May 2011
Trip type: Family
We went to Maui this time to attend a close friend to the families wedding. We stayed at the Kaanapalli Beach Club and it was fantastic. It had a kids club room for the kids with bowling alleys, craft area, ...
We went to Maui this time to attend a close friend to the families wedding. We stayed at the Kaanapalli Beach Club and it was fantastic. It had a kids club room for the kids with bowling alleys, craft area, air hockey table etc it also had a large pool with a kiddie pool with a waterslide. We found an awesome kids beach in Lahaina that has a rock wall far out in the water to break the waves so our little ones can play on the shore without the waves crashing on them. One of our favorite places to eat in Maui is a little Italian place called Antonios. The food was really freah and the staff are very friendly and hard workers. This was our son's first time to the ocean so it was was pretty cool to see how he reacted to the sand and water.
Love Love Love Maui!!!
Date of stay: October 2010
Trip type: Couple
It was my first time to Maui and I can't say that I had one single complaint. The hotel was amazing. It was very clean and the staff were so great. I would highly recommend the hotel. One of my ...
It was my first time to Maui and I can't say that I had one single complaint. The hotel was amazing. It was very clean and the staff were so great. I would highly recommend the hotel. One of my favorite oarts of Maui was Lahina. The cute little shops and atmosphere was really fun. All in all it was a great vacation.
Honeymoon in Maui
Date of stay: September 2010
Trip type: Honeymoon
What a perfect destination. We rented a Little Red Convertable and put on the miles. We explored every inch of the Island. Leaving our room at 4:00 am to watch the sun rise over Haeleakala, sample the ...
What a perfect destination. We rented a Little Red Convertable and put on the miles. We explored every inch of the Island. Leaving our room at 4:00 am to watch the sun rise over Haeleakala, sample the pineapple wine in the vineyard, hike through the bamboo forest, dip in the seven sacred pools (as the tourist call it), tour the Aquarium, visit National Parks, shopping trips to local markets and Costco of course, Art Gallaries, coffee plantations .... and then .... a Luau in La'hanai, explore old lava flows, snorkelling with the turtles and sharks. Oh right, this was our Honeymoon so we also had beautiful walks on the beach, ate scrumptious foods, found a few mornings to laze about. Just for good measure we through in the Maui Marathon. This Island has something for everyone and we can't wait to go back for our 10 year Anniversary and do it all (almost all) again! Helpful hints .. drink plenty of water, eat as much fruit and sea food as your tummy will allow .. and a few Mai Tai .. mmmm good!
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Beautiful and Authentic.
We stayed here with our two children aged 10 and 12yrs for Spring Break 2014. We looked at many hotels before making the decision to stay here and were for the most part very happy with the hotel...
We stayed here with our two children aged 10 and 12yrs for Spring Break 2014. We looked at many hotels before making the decision to stay here and were for the most part very happy with the hotel. The biggest plus for us was the location and the fact that there are no timeshare sales at this hotel. However there were many other attributes that we liked. Landscape The grounds are gorgeous, well maintained and thoughtfully planned with plenty of space to put a lounge chair and read a book in peace. The hotel is right next to the beach so you can literally walk out of you room and be at the beach in less than 5 minutes. There is also place to play outdoor checkers, a grass hut with wooden benches and huge stone slabs with an authentic Hawaiian game played with small black and white rocks, another grass hut for a place to eat your lunch in the shade. There are banana trees, aloe plants and many other amazing trees and Hawaiian flowers all over the grounds. Our kids loved climbing the trees! They also enjoyed the ping pong table that is a little hidden but worth seeking out if you are into that! The pool is small but functional, however we were in the ocean more than anything else. If you are here for the pool then I would definitely recommend one of the bigger hotels. There is of course a snack hut which serves pretty reasonable eats throughout the day and a walk up bar near the pool area. At night the main hotel restaurant Tiki Terrace opens up to the stage that has nightly performances. Food was pretty good and our waiters Nori and Charlie were great. We saw a couple of the performances and they were very entertaining; singing, ukelele playing and hula dancers. The Beach Amazing, clean, beautiful white sand, calm enough to swim in or on windy days boogie board. Note; we did not bring a boogie board with us as we were advised to ask at concierge if anyone had left one. Concierge were not too helpful but on our first day a couple on the beach passed theirs on to us. We loved that about this place and experienced so much "pay it forward" attitude. Another family at the hotel passed on all their beach toys, left over fruit and water bottles as they were leaving and so we then passed our stuff on when we left. Everyone here was so friendly and generous!! Back to the beach - another reason we chose this place - literally 1/2 mile to the right down the beach is Black rock - the best snorkeling we found there, if only it wasn't so crowded! But still we saw giant sea turtles, trumpet fish, purple, blue and orange colored fish everywhere, it was truly a sight! Later at 6pm the diver from the nearby Sheraton hotel runs down the beach torch in hand and climbs to the top of black rock and dives off it, that is a sight not to miss. Back to the hotel - you can rent a couple of the covered beach loungers for $30 or so for 4 hrs, which we did for a couple of days and thought it was worth the price. From the beach we saw many whales and on one day a school of spinner dolphins which was pretty awesome to watch. Hotel Activities The first or second day (your choice) they offer you a free buffet breakfast which I would highly recommend. At this breakfast they tell you a bit about the different activities that you can book from the hotel and this was very informative without being pushy, the breakfast buffet itself was not amazing but a pretty basic buffet with some eggs, cereals, pastries and fruit. We really went to learn about what we could do during our stay. You can plan trips to the road to Hana, whale watching trips, snorkeling, bike down the volcano, Sunset Catamaran trips, a magic show with dinner and much more. We chose to do the sunset cruise which I would highly recommend, Captain Kevin, Kai and Alex on the Trilogy Catamaran made it a very memorable trip, the drinks were flowing and the food was very tasty. We loved the daily activities they offered, some are free for guests or a small fee; we learned basket weaving, lei and bracelet making. You could also learn to Hula or how to play the Ukelele. Malihini helped us make the Lei's and basket weaving and was so patient and kind. Also for kids I highly recommend getting the hotel passport at the beginning of your stay - we only found out about this through another guest a couple of days into the stay but it was a cool idea; kids get a small book and get stamps and tokens that they can use in the gift shop, snack shack etc and they get a free bag, free french fries, flashlight and other goodies! Sam at guest services was very helpful. Location We loved the location of this hotel, not only because of it being right on the beach but the fact that it was also so close to Whaler's village, which we loved. We could go to the ABC store there and get food and snacks to make up a breakfast or lunch and then most days we would have dinner at one of the restaurants here. We also liked the fact that we could get a local bus to the town of Lahaina which we found to be very charming, if a little touristy... but we ate here several nights and were then able to get the bus back to Whaler's village. We also found some less touristy beaches here down some residential back streets near to the cannery. So this was a plus especially as we decided to not hire a car for the entire vacation. We hired one from the Sheraton, a 20 minute walk up the street from our hotel and had it for three days at the end of our trip which we found to be enough time to sight see and then drive to the airport. We used the car to go see the sunrise at the volcano, drive the road to Hana (highly recommend - grab a pre-made picnic at the nearby CJ's deli and diner and a self guided gps tour) and to drive down the coast for more snorkeling and beach fun. Rooms I have put this last for a reason, sadly not the best room I have stayed in, and the reason for the 3 stars rather than 5. Definitely in need of an upgrade and a good clean. Upon arrival when we walked in the room it just smelled moldy and damp! Saying that the size of the room was awesome though, a huge room with en suite bathroom, sink separate and a good sized closet. Our room was on the ground floor and had it's only lanai which was really nice to sit out on and watch the many unusual birds. We had two double beds which were really soft and uncomfortable and there was also a lower area with a table and a couple of chairs and a sofa bed so plenty of room for us all. We didn't dwell on the stench or uncomfortable beds too long as we weren't in the room that much. One day though we came back to the bathroom covered in little black flies everywhere, thankfully the staff were very quick to come and clean those up! So all in all a fairly good experience just wish this last item could have been better!
Reserved three nights at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, and after some initial misgivings about staying along the beach hotel strip (especially after the serenity of Poipu on Kauai), soon came to...
Reserved three nights at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, and after some initial misgivings about staying along the beach hotel strip (especially after the serenity of Poipu on Kauai), soon came to appreciate the comfortable atmosphere of “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel.” Conceding that one person’s ‘homey’ might be another’s ‘hokey,’ we found the first-morning orientation breakfast helpful and disarmingly entertaining. The beach . . . is beautiful. And KBH is well situated on it. We paid for the breakfast buffet package to eliminate that early morning decision-making, and were pleased with the food and the spacious tent dining area, aside from the sparrows who dined amongst us undeterred by the tent’s side screens. The evening music and hula performances were simple pleasures; the grounds well-maintained; and the staff genuinely friendly. You will form your own opinion of the Whalers Village shopping mecca down the beach. For our part we had a very satisfactory dinner at KBH, and another at Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina (behind the Cannery Mall). On Maui we very much enjoyed the Mount Haleakala downhill bike ride with Maui Easy Riders and the long and winding Road to Hana. Throughout our stay we felt welcome and at home at KBH, and would certainly recommend it to others.
Perfect beach location
My husband and I stayed here recently and had a wonderful time. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Unfortunately, it is located quite a distance from the airport and we were also surprised...
My husband and I stayed here recently and had a wonderful time. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Unfortunately, it is located quite a distance from the airport and we were also surprised to have to pay to use the in-room safe (free at every other hotel we stayed). The grounds of the hotel were well maintained and the beach is just seconds away. The restaurant food was excellent but overpriced. Cheaper food can be purchased at the Bar and Grill, but the choice is very limited and I would not recommend eating there. Whalers Village shops and restaurants is just minutes away...great food at a reasonable price to be found here.
A most enjoyable experience
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon after getting married on Kauai and we were glad we chose this hotel. The title of Hawaii's most Hawaiian hotel is fully deserved as the guest experience is...
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon after getting married on Kauai and we were glad we chose this hotel. The title of Hawaii's most Hawaiian hotel is fully deserved as the guest experience is enhanced by the attitude of the staff. Having never been to Hawaii before we were concerned about the hotel and rooms but having requested an upgrade we were given a choice of 3 rooms on arrival. We decided to go for the full ocean view room which is well worth the extra cost. Yes there are "smarter" hotels nearby, we had a walk round the Sheraton one evening, but we wouldn't have swapped. Our every encounter with a member of staff was a pleasant one and their commitment to keep true Hawaiian culture alive should be applauded and encouraged. A great location on the beach with the shops at Whalers Village a short walk away. Had to pay to park but we can understand why and can't understand why so many people moan about Wi Fi ? You're on holiday and the world will still turn without you so chill out and enjoy this beautiful location.
Keeping a culture alive
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is surrounded by Sheratons and Westins and all those big name hotels. But it's different, and it's better. Someone had a vision and someone made a slogan "the most Hawaiian...
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is surrounded by Sheratons and Westins and all those big name hotels. But it's different, and it's better. Someone had a vision and someone made a slogan "the most Hawaiian Hotel in Hawaii." It's a little surprising, in our world of fast and fancy, of get their attention but don't worry too much about keeping it, that this didn't turn out to be just a slogan. The staff take classes teaching them about Hawaiian culture - what still thrives today and what could be lost if Hawaii drowns in the ocean that is Western culture. They seem happy to be at work and their happiness is contagious.There are small, easy-going classes offered to visitors - garden walks and hula lessons. There is a free and very Hawaiian show every night. In the lobby every morning local artisans sell their hand-made items -- from clever beach cover-ups to jewelry and pictures. If you are like me, you will be inclined to ignore the Kupanaha magic show. But even this is a testament to Hawaiian culture. Entertaining and fun, magicians that visited the islands historically are remembered and celebrated. It's a great place to stay on a celebrated beach and close to shopping and wonderful restaurants. If you are going to Maui. Stay here.
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