Aston Mahana at Kaanapali is a tranquil tropical retreat that takes full advantage of its beautiful northern Kaanapali Beach setting. Guests rave about the beautiful landscaping and decor, but it’s the ocean that is truly the star of the show with breathtaking views of Lanai and Molokai as an added bonus. An accessible location, drive from Kaanapali to Lahaina and other popular Maui attractions. On-site amenities include a pool, jet spa, shuffle board, tennis court, and barbecue grills.
We have stayed here many times. We rent from a private renter and always stay in the Lanai building, which is where their units are. We have the opportunity to relax on the 8th floor or the ground floor. No matter where you are in each of the buildings, you are literally 50 feet from the ocean in these all ocean facing units. Views are spectacular, amazing sunsets and watching the whales out front and turtles too.
We could not be happier when our time to visit comes twice a year. Alicia with maui beach condos is awesome to work with
Perfect week by the beach
Stayed in the one-bedroom premium oceanfront room. The pictures online are accurate, we arrived to dramatic and peaceful floor-to-ceiling ocean views! The room was clean and had everything we needed (stove is electric so it’s not for serious cooking but there are shared propane grills). WiFi worked well but was not secured for our room (416). Noise from other guests was not a problem. After sunrise we often saw whales in the distance from our terrace!
The beach in front is very rocky and not good for swimming, but you can walk to wider beaches to the south, or drive to Black Rock beach which is spacious and sandy, and perfect for snorkeling and swimming. I’m really glad we didn’t stay near Black Rock because it was crowded and chaotic down there. Beaches to the north in Kapolei were beautiful and secluded (a short drive).
Really feel like we got the best of both worlds staying here and I think we will be back!
I recommend renting a car, and getting water shoes for the rocky beaches in this area.
INCREDIBLE CONDO !!! Unit 315!!
My husband and I stayed in unit 315 with another couple. 1BR/2bath with Murphy pull down queen bed - nice new mattresses on both! This condo was well decorated, very clean and appointed. A fully equipped kitchen made meal prep easy! It also had the most AMAZING views of the ocean in any place I’ve ever vacationed before! The ocean waves slap against the sand seemingly right outside of the floor to ceiling windows! We saw whales breaching and sea turtles frolicking in the sand right from the lanai! You must stay here, in unit 315, at least once in your lifetime - you will not regret it! Mahalo!
Photos: the floor to ceiling window and view from the lanai
Unhygienic, no cleaning
Extremely disappointing given that we had stayed here previously where everything went smoothly. We were traveling with two little ones, while working remotely during our ten day trip. Naturally we wanted the place to be clean, and it's not unreasonable to expect a couple of cleanings for a ten day stay? Especially when that's the normal policy. Well, we managed to schedule one cleaning and that went fine. We requested a second cleaning, and had it scheduled, but the place didn't get cleaned. What's more, when we complained, the person at the desk told us they don't do any cleanings, no apology.. As far as I see, there's no state mandated restriction on cleaning- this was communicated to my husband by the staff of a different residence managed by the same company. Mixed messages all around from the people at the front desk, some staff members informed me that occasional cleanings are done, just not on a daily basis. Others said they didn't do any cleaning at all. I don't blame the staff for this, I blame management's lack of a clearly communicated policy. However, a couple of the staff members we spoke to were very rude. Not cool at all! Finally, lest I forget, I found someone's lingerie in our bed, wedged between the mattress and the headboard while I fished around behind the pillows to find a pacifier my baby had dropped. Ew. Given their very lax policy on cleaning, I'm not one bit surprised. Doesn't inspire much faith in their 'extra' COVID precautions at all.
View from our 8th floor 1 BR unit was magnificent. The unit was spacious, recently recarpeted and well equipped. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Kitchen was adequately equipped but coffee maker needed filters not provided; otherwise fine and very workable