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.
I've been on hold for 17 minutes trying to make a reservation
(San Diego, California)
I've been on hold for 17 minutes trying to make a reservation. There is construction going on at Mahana so I didn't want to make reservations online without some assurances, ie I didn't want to pay $500 and have dust and noise from construction outside my lanai.
Anyways, I gave up. If I have to wait 17 minutes to give them my money, imagine the poor service once they had your money!
We stayed at the Mahana in #1107...the unit itself was great. Very clean and updated...laundry in the unit and supplies for the beach. Pool area is nice and parking was never an issue. The view is outstanding...
We stayed at the Mahana in March/April 2021 for a week and had a fabulous time. The location to the beach is the closest on the island and it felt as you could touch the ocean from the room. While there isn’t a beach to layout on (because the resort is that close to the beach) you can walk 3 minutes (literally 3 minutes at most) and have the full Ka’annapali beach to layout as you wish. The room view from the room was the most incredible ever. I would highly recommend the Mahana and would plan to stay here again.
Amazing waterfront views
Absolutely loved this place. Amazing waterfront views from your lanai, which is so close to the ocean it feels like you’re darn near on top of it. We saw whales, seals and sea turtles right from our patio. Beautiful rainbows and incredible sunsets every single night. The grounds are pretty nice too with beautiful, lush gardens in the front. The whole place had a kind of quiet tucked away vibe even though it’s actually pretty darn close to everything. Most everything you could need as far as a grocery store, coffee shop, quick eats, etc. is within easy walking distance.
The downsides meant very little to us but they might to others. First, there are not very many amenities and the pool area is quite basic. Second there is very little beachfront, like maybe 5-10ft wide. Third it’s pretty windy (though the lanais are very well protected). Fourth, there aren’t many sit-down restaurants or bars nearby, though Duke’s (right next door) is quite good. Most everything is a short drive away but if you truly want to be right smack in the middle of it all you may have to go a little further south along kaanapali beach. We liked this as it added to the relaxing retreat vibe, but others may be looking for something different.
We’ll definitely consider this property again should we return to Maui, and will recommend it to our friends. Thanks for the great stay.
BEST Views in town!
(San Clemente, California)
We booked the Aston Mahana because of their flexibility with cancelation. The proximity to the ocean was the best out of all the other resorts we looked at. They are very mask "crazy" which was annoying since we were outside and the wind was blowing.