It was our first time to Maui and decided to stay in the resort area of Kaanapali. The whaler was in a great location, midway along the strip. Our unit had an ocean view and a good sized lanai. We were very happy there for 4 nights.
We had a full kitchen, double stand up shower, beach chair and cooler to use. We were happy to have secure underground parking so we didn't have to put the top up on our jeep each night (never know when it's going to rain in HI).
The only drawback to our unit was that we faced the Whaler Village generator and A/C units. We closed the patio door at night as the mechanical noise was much louder than the ocean. It didn't bother us that much, but I would know better for next time.