Kaanapali Beach Club
Reviews of Kaanapali Beach Club
We are staying in a 2 bedroom suite with a wonderful ocean view and could not be more pleased. Unit has a very open feel and is spacious. There are five sliding glass doors to access the wrap around balcony which we leave open all the time to enjoy the cool breezes coming off the ocean. I have actually slept outside on the balcony a couple of nights on the lawn chair with extra padding provided to us. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large frig, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, blender and two stove top burners. Housekeeping even brought us a crock pot. The living and dining areas are large and there are three flat screen TVs. The large swimming pool has been recently refurbished and includes a volleyball net and a kids section with a long water slide. There are plenty of chaise lounges around the pool and beach area and the new padded cushions are a nice touch. There is a poolside restaurant and bar where you can enjoy Happy Hour bargains and watch the whales and beautiful sunsets. I just wish I did not have to return to frigid Minnesota in 10 days.
Beautiful resort with an abundance of amenities. Right on the ocean!
The first time my wife and I visited Kaanapali Beach Resort was in 2008. This place has an incredible location, on the beach, near a market/shopping center, and just of the main drag. The rooms are huge, we had a 1 bedroom suite with a kitchenette. If you have 2 kids, a 1 bedroom would be fine. The room that have mountain view futhurtest from the beach and the best views. The balcony was at least 300 sq/ft, you could have had a party of 20 out there. We enjoyed the pool area very much as well, but why would you do that when the beach is 100' away? I would most definetely come back here again. By the way, the TIMESHARE GOONS did not bug us, I have no tolerance for the timeshare presentations. I am actually in the process of buying a timeshare here on Redweek.com. My only compliant was the required breakfast fee we were charged. The service here was non-existant, this is typical for most of timeshare in Hawaii. For the price, I will deal with awful service and adequate food.
For the price, there is not any place nicer on Kaanapali. The rooms have been redone, are very large and have lots of light. Compare this to the others, where the rooms are dark and like being in a cave. The 2 bedroom corner units have walls of windows on 2 sides.
While there one year, my dad drowned when snorkeling with my sister. He drowned and consequently died. My sister was running over coral to get dad to the shore for help. She got all cut up and was hysterical (understandably). I held my sister for a while and told her dad was dead. I rode in the ambulance with my dad and the resort doctor took good care of my sister.
The Resort personel were so kind and understanding. When I came back to my room the manager was there to let me in my room and extend his condolences. When I got in the room, there was a huge gift basket the Resort got for us on a table. They also gave us free food & drink for the rest of our stay. They went out of their way to make the rest of our stay bearable. They extended this offer to my friends also.
The next year I was remembered and they asked how my sister & I was doing. One of the reception desk ladies was very friendly to me. That year I learned how to snorkel and SCUBA dive from the Resort's trainer. I wanted to do this the year before but for obvious reasons I didn't. I am sure my dad was happy I didn't let his death stop me.
This Resort and personel are a class act! They comforted people they didn't really know. I now have 4 timeshares there. I do recommend Kaanapali Beach Club. It is also a very beautiful place!!!
We have stayed at the Embassy Vacation Resort for the past 10 years. It is absolutely great for families and vacationers that do not like snobby people. We have also stayed at the Westin and Maui Marriott - both are beautiful but hotel units are very small. The bartenders at the pool bar are very friendly.
We did not go this year. Can someone tell me if "all" of the elevators are now working? Did they ever re-open the nicer restaurant or is it just the Ohana Grill outside area by the bar? Do they still have pool side beverage and meal service?
Kaanapali Beach Club is my escape from every day life. I usually stay at Kaanapali Beach Club in May and November. I love the location and the relaxing atmosphere. The rooms have a lot of space not confined like a lot of Marriott accommodations of same type of unit (I know from my personal experience). The beach is very nice: clean and not busy from foot traffic like Marriott property at Whalers Village (nonstop chain of people passing, next to your chair and constant noise). This is my primary reason to stay at Kaanapali Beach Club for a very relaxing vacation. I am a runner, so every morning I am going for a 10ml run north to Kapalua. Beautiful road for running or relaxing walk. You will be able to see the residential area between resorts and very beautiful volcanic costal trail in Kapalua, please take advantage to see it... If you would like to see very busy life take a nice walk on the beach to Whalers Village: restaurants, shops. You will really appreciate the peace a quite after that visit The resort has very accommodative customer service. I like the fact: restaurant has different menu every day, so a lot of verity. If you need any recommendations on attractions or locals favorite places to see, have lunch or dinner- just ask, you will be able to discover more hidden secrets. Take advantage of your free time and see the nature, drive around. The roads not congested, so the driving will be fun. May vacation is coming up in three weeks and I cant wait. I have the memory of ocean breeze on my face with sound of coming waives and intoxicating smell of tropical plants and Plumeria when I am running early in the morning.
Family of 4 stayed September for 10 days. Third visit to the immediate area. A very low key and comfortable setting. Staff was really outstanding, particularly the bell captain/parking staff. Our room was dated, but my sister's room on the other side was upgraded with flat screens, etc... Big difference. Couldn't leave windows open at night because of birds. Maybe something could be done about that. Food for kids was great and cheap, but I found adult food bland. Normally I spend alot more money at the pool but I found myself not wanting to order...the exception were the drinks, which were excellent. Seems that putting a strong free wireless connection in the building would be welcomed, I met several folks trying to find the "perfect spot" to get an outside connection in the lobby. Liked the pool and the slide for the kids. Resort is in an ideal location for trips to Lahaina and Kapalua. Would return but I am not sure if I would own.
I am a owner and my unit is located in the upgraded portion of the resort. Very beautiful. I love keeping my balcony doors open during the night and listen to the waves. During the day, I can watch the whales (during whale season) from my balcony - very entertaining. There is a fairly new walkway along the beach so I enjoy my morning walks for about 3 miles each day or you can also walk to a Luau (sp?) There is a grocery store within short walking distance and also a farmer's market. I do miss the complimentary daily cocktail reception with entertainment. A great way to meet people and talk about vacations and restaurants, etc.
A fantastic location with a great, attentive staff. Extremely family-friendly, BUT NOT overrun with kids ! The view is amazing, especially during whale season and the constant upgrades to amenities assure a room that is very up-to-date. The nicest resort on Maui that is not "stuffy."
Virtually anything you want to do is within close reach from this resort.
Perfect for newlyweds, adults and whole familes. Try to get Deluxe Ocean Front view whenever possible and request a corner room. you WON'T be disappointed.
Many of the units are very dated, it requires major renovations. As disappointing as the complex itself was, the location is good and so are the beaches in the area, keeping in mind Kaanapali is know to be very windy. I wouldn't recommend this place till upgrading has been completed. The pool is great for kids and is one of the only positive things I can offer.
We have gone here three years running over Christmas, so we know the place pretty well. We rent directly from an owner so we know exactly which unit we'll be in, so there are no unpleasant surprises there. Be aware that while the rooms closest to the ocean have very nice views, many, if not most, rooms primarily view the highway or other buildings.
While the place seems reasonably well kept up, services and amenities diminish each time. This year the Lion Cafe snack bar closed at 5:00 forcing a sit-down meal (or take out) after that time. The bar closes at 10:00...what is this, Salt Lake City? Towel service is by request only, and you have to put your own trash outside the room for pickup, except on the one full housecleaning day. Not a big deal to us, but maybe for you.
Water sports: The ocean and beach here are kinda funny; when it's really calm there is pretty good snorkeling right in front of the place, and when the waves are good you can do -some- boogy boarding. But under average conditions it's not really good for either. But there's excellent snorkeling about 1/2 mile south at the county park next to the Westin, and it's a short drive to Fleming Beach for serious BB'ing. And there's always the pool, the most popular location for sunning.
Also I should mention it can get pretty windy here, but there are sheltered beaches south, not too far by car.
Night Life? None to speak of...don't stay here for that. This is more a family place. But the bus runs to the Kaanapali strip...
Staff: Friendly and helpful to my experience.
Room: Big and well laid out. But avoid the handicapped rooms unless you need it; they are a bit awkward (no tub, for example) and sadly are the ones with obstructed views caused by the shape of the building.
Tips: If you rent directly from an owner you can get a roll-away bed at no extra charge. Star Market is an easy 1/4 mile walk and has all your grocery needs. The Java Jazz cafe by Star Mkt is a good place, with bar, and has good take-out, although a bit expensive.
You can also buy $10 boogey boards at Star Mkt instead of renting (give them to a kid when you leave). Housekeeping will bring you a electric skillet if available, which is perfect for pan frying fresh Ahi in butter, Maui onion and minced pineapple. Heaven in a pan.
We are owners and stay here every year for at least two weeks. This year we will be staying for four weeks, and we never get tired of the resort. The location can't be beat, and the staff tries to meet your needs in a pleasant way. You can watch the whales from your balcony, and the swimming pool is exceptional with a deep end for swimmers.
We regret that the resort no longer has the free Cocktail Reception. This was a great way of meeting new people, and establishing new friendships. I know some owners don't agree because of the cost, however when we purchased, this was a major consideration. I believe all owners could be satisfied if they were to limit the number of drinks to each person, as they do when the developers rent a unit to people interested in possibly purchasing a unit. This way the price of the cocktail hour should be affordable to all, and would eliminate the risk of someone being hurt by overdrinking.
The breakfast is very reasonable and we like the improvements that have been made by moving it inside, and upgrading the serving lines.
This is a great resort and I support Diamond Resorts plans to keep this their flagship resort.
Excellent facility, centrally located with lots of amenities. All suites are very large and have been recently redecorated with Hawaiian furnishings and flat screen tvs. Ka'anapali Beach is a primo location on Maui and in spite of being one of the most requested destinations in the world, it still remains uncrowded. Diamond Resorts is continuing to upgrade this resort and it committed to maintaining it's status as a top Maui Resort. New elevators are being installed, new pool lounges have been provided, and the pool is scheduled for Renovation next April. Don't get the impression that this is a dump because all of this work is being done, it is just what it takes to maintain a high end resort to it's highest capability. I own here and stay here for as many weeks as I can each year. Maui is a truly tropical paradise, almost magical. Read the reviews, and other than a few whiners, you will get a true impression from guests who have stayed here.
We just returned from Maui after staying in a two bedroom unit for two weeks. The only issue we have is lack of laundry facilites. Those facilites need to be made available on every floor. It appears that Diamond has indeed begun to upgrade the resort. There are now more than enough pool chairs and they have added thick cushions to all the pool chairs. The pool area is great and the service and staff around the pool are terriffic. They have added four very nice grills which we used and have begun to upgrade some of the landscaping. The property is a hotel conversion, so plan to use the grill or eat out.
I get a laugh out of people who think they should get free drinks and free breakfast from the resort. Those become part of the maintanence fee and just raise prices. I'm glad those have been changed or removed.
The daily garbage and towel exchange was great and the room was cleaned every Wednesday and Sunday.
The location of the resort couldn't be better with Lahania, Kapalua, Honolua within five minutes drive. The beach park next to the Westin even has decent snorkeling.
You won't be disappointed if you buy or stay here.
This was a good resort at one time until Las Vegas Diamond types got their hooks in it. Possibly a rapid downturn of service and bankruptcy will bleed and leave it busted. DO NOT buy a timeshare as long as Las Vegas Diamond thugs have anything to do with it. Even if you own the deed fully paid off, if you are 31 days late with a maintenance fee, expect to pay 5% late fee plus a $240 collection fee due immediately. Then if you don't send in a certified check for that amount immediately, foreclosure proceedings will occur within 60 days with legal fees that nearly double the maintenance fee and your $25000 timeshare will be gone before June if you can't pay the doubled fees. Most places, you just can't use the property and owe a late fee before you can resume use. Not with Diamond Resorts. Read and Heed! Even though it is not legal according to the deed without a lien first, they will sell it illegally, and somehow Hawaii lets it happen illegaly. There is no limit to how quickly they can increase the maintenance fees (nearly 12% this year). Pretty soon you will have to pay more than what you pay for the really nice timeshares thru Interval International "Escape Time" just about any week that you want but still have paid a small fortune for the priviledge of begging for some reasonable week. Remember guys, $23,000 at even a miserable 5% interest rate will still earn you over $1,100 each year and you get to keep the money in the bank. Check out what these timeshares are worth for resale. Check back next month too since these are only the asking prices. Only a fool would buy from Las Vegas Diamond. Yep, I tagged myself good!
We stayed at the resort at the end of March 2008. The resort was great. We have 3 young children and they loved the place. There were tons of pool chairs and not a long wait for the elevators. The kids meal costs were very nominal ($2) and the portions sizes were large. Even though we made most of our own meals in the room (love a kitchen with kids!), the kids loved the occasionnal outing.
The pool was great for our kids. Large enough to not be too busy and the kids pool got crowded at times but we would move to the big pool or the ocean.
The charge for the cabana chairs on the beach and equipment was rather high in my opinion. There was no listing posted, you had to ask, which I didn't like.
With 5 the room still did not seem too crowded as it is quite spacious.
Definitely would stay here again.
We stayed here over Xmas last year and we are back on an Encore Package same week (leaving tomorrow). Diamond Resorts has indeed purchased the property and the owner is currently "on site". According to the time share salesman the new company plans to highly upgrade the property, starting with the pool area and the beds and bedding (good idea!) and then eventually upgrading the restaurants and common areas. They are trying to compete for the Westin Time Share clientele. I looked at the Westin and it is indeed more upscale but the rooms are much smaller and from what I read online the furnishings in the units are not as upscale as the model. I still feel that the KBC is the best value for the money if you are travelling with family but note that the construction next door, which up til now has been far away enough not to be a problem is now right up to the front door of the hotel so noise may be a problem through late 2009. By the way,there seems to be a new chef at North Beach Grille - we had dinner there one evening and the food was delicious and beautifully presented..hardly anyone in the restaurant, which is really a shame - give it a try!
We are owners and stayed here from Oct. 22- 29, 2007.
We have an ocean view unit and have stayed here 3 years in a row. We truly enjoy this resort. When booking, we always request the same room and have always been obliged. However, to our disappointment, as of October 1, 2007, the social gathering( happy hour ) has been discontinued. We always looked forward to this everyday. It gave us a chance to meet new people and friends. Yes, it was an open bar between 4:00pm and 6:00pm but why can't they just charge a flat fee and continue this event? We miss meeting new friends and owners.
The staff here is friendly and very accomodating. Even though there is no stove or oven, you can request an electric frying pan which served us well. There is a supermarket across the street as well as a pizza restaurant which has a great caesar salad to go, and a Mexican restaurant. Don't forget to stop at Costco which is within a mile of the airport.
As far as finding pool lounge chairs is concerned, sometimes when it gets busy you do have to hunt to find one but unfortunately people put a towel over the chair in the morning and leave it there all day long. You never really know if it's being used or not.
We recently heard that Diamond Resorts has bought the resort so we don't know what changes, if any, will take place.
All in all, this is a great place to vacation, we will come back as usual, but we really do miss the social happy hour and hope the new owners will bring it back even if they decide to charge a reasonable fee.
Stayed as guest of owner in August of 2007 for 1 week in Ocean View Room. This was our 3rd time at the resort and our first since it became the Kaanapali Beach Club. A lot has changed and not always for the better. There are a very limited number of pool chairs in the pool area. Appears about half the number of chairs since the last time we were there in 2005. Guests/Owners were stealing pool chairs from eachother when you would get up to go into pool. Hotel staff did nothing other then place out folding chairs. It appears unthinkable that during the busiest month of the year (August) the resort would have so few chairs in the pool area. Elevator waits were normally 5-10 minutes. There are 6 elevators and during peak periods 2-3 evevators were shut down. We were told they were being worked on by staff but one day I watched 1 elevator sit at the 12 floor for 5 hours with no one in it or no one working on it. We stayed on 5th floor and every elevator that arrived from upper floors was full. We were forced to get an elevator up and ride down full stopping at every floor on the way to the bottom. The free morning buffet breakfast is no more. The weekly family rate of $75.00 or $85.00 is gone as well. Now the cost is $12.00 per person per day. The rooms were nice but there is no daily maid service. The resort will only change out towels and empty your trash on a daily basis. Beds are made up only 1 time during your stay. If you want it done more often it's an extra cost of $25.00 per day. Sunterra Employess make up the majority of spots on the owners board. There appears to be very little ownership representation. It's obvious that decisions are being made about the resort for profit motive only and not in the best interest of the owners and guests.
We just returned from our first trip to Maui on 8/11 - 8/18/07 and had a wonderful time at this resort. The swimming pool was fabulous with it's waterfall and cloverleaf design. It was very roomy even with the large number of people hanging around the pool during the day. They offered scuba lessions which started in the pool and ended out in the beach directly in front of the resort. They had a little shop to rent all types of water gear and provided free beach towels you could check in and out for your use. At night they lit all the torches which made the swimming pool and beach even more romantic. The beach was beautiful and there was always a wonderful breeze to keep us cool during the very warm August days and evenings.
The A/C in our room was a huge blessing. The two-bedroom unit we had was not oceanfront but we were glad as we weren't hit by the direct sun at any time during the day or night but still had a view of the swimming pool and the ocean from our deck. There were four sliding doors to our private deck, two from the bedrooms, one in the living area, and one in the dining area. We were located at the back of the building where the construction was happening next door, but never heard any noise from it, so don't let that discourage you.
At first we were disappointed by not having a cooking appliance other than the microwave in our unit but once we started discovering the great restaurants, we were glad we didn't have to cook. We never made it to the breakfast but did eat a couple of times in the outdoor restaurant downstairs by the pool and found them to have the most wonderful fish and chips (Mahi Mahi).
We loved the master bath as it was updated and roomy with his and hers sinks that were at opposite sides of the bathroom. The maid and towel service was excellent, and even though we had heard complaints about the beds, we found them perfectly comfortable, and having the A/C and overhead fan kept the room very cool for sleeping.
All the staff was impressive and responsive. Word of advice to anyone planning to stay there with owner benefits, before even booking your rental car or anything else, contact the concierge ahead of time to make all your arrangements...you will get amazing owner discounts. We made the mistake of booking our rental car months in advance directly through Enterprise and would have saved hundreds of dollars by calling the Concierge instead and booking directly through the resort. Be sure and ask for Julie or Tina...they were fabulous and made many phone calls in getting us the best prices and times for our helicopter tour, Luau, & Catamaran Sailing Trip. Julie even begged and pleaded to get us into the sold-out Luau.
Everything booked through the resort turned out perfectly...and if you want a beautiful, pampered "Luau"...be sure to book the "Feast of Lele"...well in advance. No buffet lines, we had a private table with wait staff but since it is in Lahaina, be prepared as it is very warm. If you are interested in snorkeling, be sure to check out the coves to the North of the resort, we swam with the turtles in a cove with white sandy beaches and great body surfing waves. And South of Wailea there are some great snorkeling areas with fish we didn't see when we took our Catamaran trip. On our way back on our Catamaran trip, we floated through a pod of Dolphins...they were showing off and jumping out of the water and swimming right next to the boat. We were disappointed that we didn't get to sail but the seas were quite rough with the approaching hurricane and would have been dangerous for our boat to set sail.
Even though this resort is not in the main part of Maui, it was a short drive to everything. Lahaina (which means "unforgiving sun" especially during the day) at "night" was really fun...lots of activities, be sure to visit Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant, we ate there three times and ordered the great "Cajun Shrimp" bucket appetizer. After visiting, Lahaina, we were always eager to get back to our resort because of the wonderful breeze, especially on the beach at night. Also be sure to visit the Maui Brewery North of the resort where you will find the most delicious "Natural" steaks and crab cakes we've ever had.
We've decided we need to vacation at this resort every year...Thank you so much to all the resort staff and management. This was truly a vacation to remember which was our first real vacation in our 15 years of marriage. John & Suzanne
This place is awesome. We loved the free cocktails every night. The location was great. Beautiful landscaping. It was everything we hoped it would be.
Hi all and Happy New Year! We stayed at the Ka'anapali Beach Club the week of 11-3 to 11- 10-06 and were impressed with the size of our 1BR Unit. The porch was long and narrow, not a party porch, but it had a nice oceanview of almost a full 180 degrees and you could almost touch the offshore islands. Perfect for a bloodymary at sunrise or a quick nap after a long day of snorkeling!
Don't know about any 1BR oceanfront units that others have posted about on this Board but was told that only 2 BR Units are true ocean front and none were available to peek into while we were there!
It was our very 1st visit to Hawaii and Maui was a tough choice to make, all the islands were so very attractive, but we loved it there. You will too, and this place, everyone will always call it the "Embassy", is a great choice for a place to stay. For 2 people, the 1BR units are spacious and perfect. We could have spent much more money and wasted it! We spent so little time in our room.
Everyday was a new adventure on Maui, and from the Embassy you are perfectly situated to enjoy it all. The wonderful breakfast buffet in a glorious beachfront restaurant gets you going as early as 7AM, and the open air feel of the lobby and courtyards were always a treat. I also loved the parking options, cause I was usually pretty tired after a full day in the Hawaiian sunshine and valet parking was most appreciated. There was some renovating/remodeling going on while we were there and this probably bothered shut- ins, but not us. We were up and out long before the drilling started!
Hope you enjoy Maui as much as we did and definitely check out the Ka'anapali Beach Club, just be sure to tell your cab driver to take you to the Embassy, otherwise you might wind up at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel!
4.5 Stars What can I say its tough to get 5 Stars.
Ocean Front 1 Bedroom was perfect. Bathroom was band new and spotless.
Ocean Front Balcony is great for Whale watcthing.
My wife and I were in the unit for 2 days and then went and picked up some great fish and steak filets only to realize we had no oven.
Other than that just a great complex!
We stayed at the Maui Embassy Sept 22 to the 29th and loved our visit. We bought our timeshare here posted on Redweek.com. Thank you Syed!! We stayed on the forth floor with a direct oceanview. The room was just perfect and the view was amazing. Granite in the kitchen, microwave, full fridge, dishwasher. The rooms have been remodeled this year and they have done a really nice job. The bedroom has a king bed, which was very comfy. And the livingroom has a full sofa sleeper. The bathroom was very large and decorated nicely with travertine floors and shower. The pool is great, huge. Waterslide is super fun. We have a two year old and she really enjoyed the pool. The staff at the Embassy was very helpful and friendly, especially the staff at the beach/pool service. Mai tais are yummmy at the pool bar! They have buffet breakfast available for an 85 dollar fee for up to 4 or 5 in a room for the whole week. It is Ok. Good pastries, but the eggs where pretty bad. But that was really my only complaint. We are very happy with our purchase at the Embassy and can't wait for our next trip there. Mary
My wife and I purchased a every other year senic view unit on Redweek.com prior to staying there, so we were a bit anxious to find out what it was like. It far exceeded our expectations, and we are now closing on an every year ocean view unit. The place is fantastic, and the people were even better. This location is nicer than the main part of Kaanapali beach where we stayed before, less crowded and plenty of beach. Tell Dave at the cocktail party Tracie and Jim from Lake Tahoe sent you for one of his special Mai Tais! We watched the whales breaching from our deck and from the beach over Christmas. The rooms were very big, new everything, and a very big beautiful bathroom with plenty of space for both of us.
When you walk into a 1 bdrm suite with an oceanfront view you will know it doesn't get any better than this.
This is the resort to stay at when you don't want to see any other part of the island, because everything you need is right here.
Don't go looking for a snorkel spot, walk off the embassy sand right into the water and you have all you need to see. Turtles the size of coffee tables, octopus you name it.
Had to take the dive/snorkel trip to Lanai'i and had the entire pod of spinner dophins swim through, twice. Must have been at least 500.
Surprized the room didn't have a full kitchen, but the concierge was forthcoming with the frypan to cook meals.
A true vacation to remember!!
We've been to Maui now 4 times since 1999. The first trip we bought 2 timeshares to be deeded to our 2 children. Every other time we have gone, we have bought another timeshare! We now have 5 weeks at Embassy, including2 weeks in a 2-bedroom every other year. The timeshares are great as is everything else about Embassy.
I stayed in suite 411 and I loved it. Everything was beautiful. The breakfast was wonderful. However, the main thing I liked about the hotel was that it was pink. I have a passion for pink hotels. They are so romantic and different from the ordinary dull brown and gray beige. By the way, 411 was oceanfront. That was another good feature with the lanai. Sherrie Moore from Kentucky
Excellent resort - breakfast was wonderful and worth every $$ -- pool/slide were a hit with the kids and the beach was not at all crowded. Only complaint is the elevators are soooooooooo slow and the laundry facilites are only on every other floor on only one end of the resort (with only 2 washers/dryers) - this could use some looking into on their end.
Rooms were clean, updated and very big with a large bathroom .... will definatly stay again. Happy hour is a must -- people are friendly and not snooty.
Stayed here in mid-October. This was an outstanding resort -- one of the nicest we've visited. Very good impression when you walk in to the open-air lobby with koi ponds, parrots, tropical plants and beautiful furniture. The beach is great, although we didn't swim at it much. We found an excellent snorkeling beach (complete with a sea turtle) about a half mile south of there.
The room had a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean, although a loud blower down at ground level made it not so peaceful on the balcony. The kids loved the pool, especially the water slide.
The king bed was a bit stiff, and we wish we could have gotten a two bedroom with the kids, but they made do with the hide-a-bed sofa.
All in all, we would go here again, but I might want to put a foam pad on the bed!
Just returned. The resort is beautiful. The room is very clean and nicely decorated. We like the huge bathroom with two sinks and a lot of storage space. I forgot to bring our reservation #. We had a hard time to check in due to they changed the computer system in 2005 and our reservation was made in 2004. They later gave us extra credit for the inconvenience. It seems the check in desk does not organized too well. The happy hour was nice. The drinks is toward the strong side. I had to request more 7 up to dilate my 7&7 drinks. The snacks were just chips. I expected a little bit more from the experience staying in other Embassy in US. The breakfast was great. We had selections of fruits, pastries, scramble eggs, bacons and other.
We booked some trips with Boss Frog. They are good. We took a two hours surfing lesson thru them for $33 each (taking a timeshare tour price), free luau and a snorkeling trip. The surfing lesson was fun. We later went to Honolulu trying to continue having more lessons. It costed $75 a hour. So take the lesson in Maui. In Honolulu, we stay in HGVC in Hawaii Village. The HGVC has 850 sq. ft for one bedroom. It was smaller than EVR and the bathroom was small. I kept telling my husband that I like EVR better for everything comparing with HGVC Hawaii Village in Wikiki.
Fabulous resort for families with a wonderful kids' program and a huge 1 acre pool with water slide. The views are amazing from the ocean view and deluxe ocean view rooms. Breakfast for the whole family was only $85 for the week and delicious.
Just returned from Embassy Vacation Resorts at Ka'anapali on March 26th 2005. We rented two timeshare units through Redweek.com. It was easy to do and well worth the money. One room was to be a garden view and the other an ocean view. I was advised by the owner of the garden view room that I rented to ask for an upgrade just to see if we could get it. We did and it was spectacular! The garden view room turned into a newly remodled deluxe ocean view on the 12 floor (top)with a beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains. The ocean view room was upgraded to an Ocean front on the 1st level of rooms which is at about a 3rd floor level. It was fantastic! It hasn't been remodled yet but the view was priceless. We sat on the lanai every day watching the whales and the turltes swim by. The weather was perfect while we were there. We received daily towel and trash service and weekly room cleaning service. Renting from an owner we recieved all the benefits that owners receive. (free parking and 15% off at gift shops and the resort restuarants, express chech in and check out)
Embassy at Kaanapali is a fantastic place to stay. We have been there twice before this trip through Pleasant Holidays. Both trips were nice but this one was much better because of the price and ownership privilages. We will definitly rent through Redweek.com again. When I can rent a timeshare anywhere in the world through Redweek.com why would I want to buy one?
I have been to Maui 3 times and Kaui 1 time. We stayed at the Marriott on Kaui and it was very nice. The Embassy however has it beat based on the Breakfast and Happy Hour. If you have not been to Maui before you need to know that Breakfast is expensive and to have it included is very nice. The rooms between these two resorts are equal in my book and are more than adequate. If you spend more than 2 hours of awake time a day in the room you should just go to Florida anyway. Good pool, nice staff, good beach (ask about the rip area and simply stay away from that small area) well worth the trip.
We stayed in a deluxe ocean view room on the third floor. The"extra" $ was worth the price. The view was exceptional, when you walked in the front door and looked out the sliders, it looked like you were ON the water. The nightly "shows" at suset were breathtaking. We love the Embssy Suites and would most definately stay here again. Do the timeshare presentation even if your not interested, its worth the time spent. My 10yr old loved the pool area with slide. The beach is not all that great, we spent 90% at pool. The happy hour was great, but get there early if possible to avoid lines. Same goes for the breakfast, you'll have to excuse some rude people. Overall, a beautiful resort in a great location (right in between Lahaina and Kaapulua). We highly reccomend do the bike tour of Haleakala and the restaraunt Pacific O's. Aloha!
We just got back from a weeks vacation here and had a great time. We had an ocean view room and watched the whales every day from the balcony.
The breakfast buffet and afternoon happy hour was excellent. A great way to unwind and plan where to go for dinner. the staff was very frendly and courtious.
Resort is close to Lahaina with its various shops and restaurants.
Would definitely go back and reccommend the resort to everyone.
We LOVED this resort! Friendly staff and VERY accommodating NOT TO MENTION THE VIEW!!!! NOt as crowded as the Maui Marriott...but all the ammenities of Hawaii!!! We liked it so much we bought the timeshare! Wish we could buy for an entire month!
Beautiful resort, fantastic views, beach and snorkeling. Friendly, professional staff. Rooms are clean, comfortable, attractive and large. Great for families or honeymooners. Our family has had the pleasure of visiting two years so far, we will return and refer our friends.
We just got back from a great vacation the second week of February. We were fortunate to stay on the 11th floor which has just been remodeled. The kitchen was great with the new granite countertops. The bathroom was so large and beautifully decorated. Stone floors and shower. Granite countertops and a great jacuzzi tub. The bedroom was well appointed. The staff were extremely helpful. The pool is fantastic and the grounds were well kept and spotless. We all loved the daily happy hour including the non alcoholic drinks for the teenagers. I would recommend doing a timeshare presentation so the activities are greatly discounted. Do this first so you can save hundreds on the activities. Now we know how to play the game so we'll do that next time. The Embassy is great for families and we will definitely be back! We seriously considered purchasing a timeshare while we were there, but you can buy a resale for thousands less.
Wonderful place and wonderful location on Maui. The rooms are HUGE. Our only complaints were that they need more than one hot tub to go along with the two very large pools, and the drink prices were outrageous at the hotel restaurants. So make sure you take advantage of the free cocktail hour!
Stayed for 2 weeks with 3 toddlers.
The awesome sunsets & whales off the balconies were awesome.
Great to be so close to the pool or ocean if we wanted the sand. Had showers for the kids.
Would recommend it to everyone young & old alike. Close to shops & the road to Hana. Had full amenities other then had to leave the room to do the laundry no washer/dryer in the 2 bedroom unit.
Great breakfast buffet to start out the day included for just $10 a day per room. Can't beat that price for all u can eat.
Happy Hour was a great place to unwind & meet people with entertainment before going out or whatever.
Great vacation spot. Beautifuol amenities. Outstanding and friendly service.
Great resort and nearby to many nice areas. Kids loved the beach, pool and the mini-golf. Staff is very helpful and very responsive. Parking was easy and plentiful. Very few extra charges either so you don't feel like you are getting "nickel and dimed" to death. I will definitely stay here again.
This resort has everything you need for a great stay. The rooms are well equipped (fridge, big screen TV, microwave, A/C, ceiling fans, large bathrooms, stereo, vcr, dvd). The grounds are kept clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Huge pool and you're right on the beach. Nightly entertainment by the pool, and you can rent movies on site. Minutes from Lahaina and walking distance to a local shopping center. Great for families or couples. We stayed the week of 4/5 and plan to return again.
Lots of kids...a little cheezy at the 'squat and gobble' happy hours and free breakfast. Nice beach and pool.
Very beautiful surroundings and a nice breakfast for guests.
Honeymooned there and loved it. The staff was great and setup was even better.
My wife and I stayed here in November 2002. We both LOVED it. The staff is very friendly. The food served it the restaurants was great. We loved the large pool area. The units are a nice size with a very large bathroom. The ocean views were great. We sat out on the balcony for hours watching the wind surfers. We are already planning our return trip.
Stayed there 2 weeks ago Dec. 9-16. Great resort, it had some of the most beatiful views from my lanaii.
Satyed at Embassy twice this year. Very friendly and courteous staff. The breakfast and cocktail reception are outstanding. The view over the pools and out to the ocean are to die for. We asked for child locks to be put on the sliding glass doors and the maintaince crew was up there within 15 minutes. Outstanding resort!!!!!