Fronting a world- famous beach, this Hawaiian resort provides families and honeymooners with a charming setting to create lifelong vacation memories. In the heart of Maui's famous resort area, guests enjoy delicious cuisine, nightly hula shows, interactive cultural activities, an arts and crafts fair and a departure lei ceremony.
Recognized by a Hawaiian cultural foundation as "Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel," this family favorite is located on Kaanapali Beach amid palm trees and lush tropical gardens scented by plumeria. The 430-room Kaanapali Beach Hotel takes pride in its Hawaiian-ness. Employees study Hawaiian culture and values, and it's reflected in their uncommon friendliness and knowledge. Signs are written in both English and Hawaiian. The lobby displays large photographs of award-winning hula dancers and Hawaiian royalty, contains a lava-rock garden grotto, and provides soothing Hawaiian background music. All this creates an unpretentious atmosphere of warm hospitality and absolute ease for the variety of hotel guests.
A band entertains with Hawaiian music every night on a courtyard stage in front of outdoor seating, visible from the Tiki Terrace Restaurant. Guests dance as plumeria perfumes the air and tradewinds rustle palm trees. A dinner show featuring Hawaiian myth expressed through illusion, the hula, and chant is held Tuesday–Saturday nights in the hotel's Kanahele Room
Hula skirts rustle to music and chant during a Hawaiian dinner show; one of many offerings including lei making, weaving, and various children's activities—there's a whale-shaped pool, too.