The Whaler

Lahaina, Hawaii

The Whaler

Lahaina, Hawaii

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  • The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is a luxury resort located in the resort heart of Lahaina. Its two gleaming white towers are situated directly on world famous Kaanapali Beach, a beautiful, pristine, white sand swimming beach consistently voted America's Best Beach. Guests at The Whaler are welcome to enjoy the full-service spa and salon or play at the beach. A pool, sauna and fitness center with tennis courts are also available for use. Concierge service is on hand to assist with any last minute plans you might need to make.

    At The Whaler, you have your choice of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans offering garden view, ocean view, and oceanfront views. Interiors are spacious, airy and decked out with comfortable amenities such as central air-conditioning, king-size beds, TV's with digital cable, large lanais, complimentary Wi-Fi access and full-sized kitchens in the one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations.

    During your stay on Kaanapali Beach, you'll experience all of what makes this stretch of coast so beloved to travelers across the world - savor long walks on the beach, catamaran trips, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, whale-watching, sailing, surfing, windsurfing and more! Golf can be enjoyed nearby, and Whaler's Village just a few minutes away is your go-to for shopping and dining. You're also just a mere stroll away from Black Rock, where you can watch the cliff divers in the evening or take the whole family for a swim with the turtles and tropical fish during the day.

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    • Avatar for andyb86
      By andyb86 Updated May 23, 2016
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      By barbarae162 Updated Dec 5, 2012
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      The remodeling is complete inside and out. The units have been completely remodeled with new bathrooms and kitchens, which are very well stocked. Our unit has beach chairs and mats. The beach in front of the Whaler is the best and SO close.

    • Avatar for harold187
      By harold187 Mar 31, 2011
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      There is a lot written about The Whaler probably because it has been around for quite awhile. We have stayed at Kaanapali many times, but never here. Much to our surprise, it turned up as an Exchange under II, and we snapped it up.

      The property is under renovation, so there is a little noise but no inconvenience. Our unit is on the ground floor, and we love it because we can walk out the patio door to the grounds. The interior of the unit has been refurbished with new appliances, granite counter-tops, and an HD flat-screen TV with cable and Tivo. It is well stocked with brand new pots and pans, silverware, and cookware.

      You cannot beat the location on Kaanapali beach. There is ample underground parking with large spaces. The only thing we wished that our unit had is a washer-dryer, but there is a coin-op unit right down the hall.

    • Avatar for thaneys
      By thaneys Jun 15, 2007

      Absolutely perfect in every way. Immaculate grounds, great housekeeping, sufficient underground parking, perfect location adjacent to Whaler's Village, lovely wide beach, FULL kitchen and TWO bathrooms with 1 bedroom (spacious throughout), wonderful views, lovely balconies and furnishings. I only wish I'd made reservations for this Christmas because I've thus far been unable to find anything at the Whaler and hate to consider anywhere else. TSO from MO

    • Avatar for richardl98
      By richardl98 May 23, 2007

      We've been renting here for 26 years and it is getting very tired. The new manegment is interested in only the OWNERS and themselves!! The rates for rooms, parking and check-in( $50.) is outrageous for a tired, old condo. It's location is the only saving grace. We were faxing some business papers and the rates at the hotel were exorbitant but if we went to the local UPS store it was very reasonable. Bye, Bye, Whaler!!!!!

    • Avatar for pauln54
      By pauln54 Sep 6, 2006

      We rented here during our hineymoon and had a wonderful time. THe whaler is right next to the shops and resturants, and a close walk to the reef by the Sharaton. We'd consider buying.

    • Avatar for shaver
      By shaver Jan 4, 2004

      We stayed a week here in November 2003. Our 1 BR/2BA unit in the north tower on the 8th floor was very clean, quiet, and large. The Lani was especially huge and had a great view up to Black Rock. Even at Thanksgiving time the beach was not overly busy, but we spent most of our time at other beaches.

      Parking was easy in the underground facility and the shopping carts to move stuff up to the room were very handy. Location of buildings was good -- close to mall next door, good food nearby, nice beach right out front, etc. Having the dive shop literally out the back door was great for rentals.

      Marble bath and wood floor more than a bit dated, but very functional. Overall, if we could find a killer deal to stay here again, we would do it in a heartbeat. If you're paying as much as a newer building, just be sure this is the place for you.

    • Avatar for gdubya
      By gdubya Oct 17, 2003

      The Whaler Resort is located at the north end of Kaanapali Beach facing the ocean with a view of Molokai and Lanai. The rooms are extremely spacious and with all amenities including a full kitchen, large bathrooms, attractive furnishings, spectacular views and large wrap around balconies. It has a lovely swimming pool beside the beach, a jacuzzi and two lighted modern tennis courts.

      It is highly favoured by travellers to Maui and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

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    • Biking
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    • Golf
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    • Live Entertainment
    • Medical Facilities
    • Mountain
    • Movie Theater
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    • Restaurant
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shopping Area
    • Water Skiing
    • Wind Surfing
  • 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy
    Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
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