We stayed in unit 211 and had a wonderful time. I was a bit disappointed that we were on a low floor at first. Once we got to the room, the view was great. It was very close to the beach. The patio was screened in and had nice furniture. The room had a full kitchen and laundry. The kitchen was well furnished with pots and pans, they even had gas grills available for use pool side. We cooked 3 meals in the room and had everything needed for cooking.
We did not use the pool, but saw people using it and it visually looked good. There was a spa next to the pool as well. The beach right in front of the resort was a little steep and had some rocks but just south of the resort they were very nice for swimming. We rented snorkeling equipment from a local shop(with in walking distance, Snorkel Bobs) and snorkeled the reef right in front of the resort and were amazed at the amount of fish and sea life that we could see.
The view from the room was amazing. We were there during whale season and saw many whales right from our room's patio. I would recommend bringing binoculars so you can view even more whale activity. One morning we even saw a baby whale jumping(5-10 times) 100 yards in front of the resort.
The location was great, it is close to Lahaina(rental or bus). There are a bunch of good restraints with in walking distance of the resort. The beach is nice at the resort and close to several great beaches for snorkeling, swimming and surfing.
Overall it was a great resort and made the whole vacation a wonderful trip. We are already planning our next trip back to the island and will be staying here again.
All rooms have a great view. In this case the higher rooms have a better view. Esp for whale watch...
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February 3, 2013
Aloha and thank you very much for your comments and we're very happy to hear you had a great experience here at the Aston Mahana. We very much agree that no matter what floor or unit you are in here at the Aston Mahana you will definitely have three things, great service, a clean and comfortable unit with all of the comforts of home with full kitchen and washer/dryer and a spectacular view.
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While we are conveniently located here on the quieter northern end of Kaanapali Beach you are right that within walking distance or a short drive away there are many dining or shopping options available in Kaanapali proper, Kapalua and Lahaina itself.
Of course, as you did, it's very easy to never leave the unit and property itself with the fully equipped kitchens and complimentary gas grills located at our pool/jacuzzi area.
We can't wait to host you again real soon so the entire staff here at the Aston Mahana can show you the Aloha Spirit and provide more unforgettable memories of the beautiful island of Maui and our paradise here at the Aston Mahana.
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