We recently stayed at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. It was a week in paradise. The property is located right on the water on what I would consider to be one of the nicest beaches we saw in Maui. On two different days, we saw Alaskan Humpback whales frolicking in the bay right outside the hotel. The area has shops, restaurants, and a great ocean walkway that takes you from one end of the beach to the other. The snorkelling is fantastic, with Black Rock at one end of the beach being the top spot. All of the suites in The Whaler seem to have a pretty spectacular ocean view. We spent our mornings and evenings on our lanai relaxing and enjoying the sights and the sounds of the ocean. The staff at The Whaler is very friendly and helpful. During our stay we had something come up and required the assistance of the hotel manager. He dealt with the matter immediately. You can tell that customer service is very important to them. Our studio apartment was a good size for two people. It seemed to have been totally renovated as all the appliances were new, with granite countertops, king size bed, and a new bathroom. We look forward to returning soon.