This was our 28th trip to Hawaii, our 25th anniversary. We've stayed in unit 1202 before, and loved the views, so we booked it again even though our daughters did not accompany us this time. This unit has improved each time we have been here since 2010, this time with all new bedroom furniture that was very comfortable.
What's unique about the north facing stack at the Whaler ( units ending on 02-24)? The floors above the 6th have an unobstructed view because the KBH hotel next door isn't very high. This means even the bedrooms have ocean views. There is also a front ocean view from the 02 stack. The top floor (1202 and any 12th floor unit on the property) has higher ceilings especially on the lanai's.
The north stack high floors, therefore, have the only unobstructed views both ocean side on the entire beach. All the other hotels and condos on Kaanapali Beach have views that include your neighbors, which decreases the privacy of the lanai. this link shows you where the rooms are http://www.vacation-maui.com/Whaler/Whaler_Sitemap.php
The service at the beach cabana is great, bellmen and front desk are friendly, and the grounds improve every time we are there. We've already booked another trip in June.