We stayed in a two bedroom suite for a week and had a wonderful time.
Both the living room and the master bedroom looked out onto the beach. The master bedroom had its own sliding door to the lanai/balcony that connected to the living room.
The suite had a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. There were lots of dinnerware/cups/pots/pans. The hotel has direct access to the beach and a nice boardwalk running parallel to the beach for morning walks or runs.
You have to walk about 100 ft north or south to snorkel but it's worth it. Every time my girlfriend and I went snorkeling we saw a turtle. From the lanai, we could see turtles in the waves as they crested. The water can be pretty murky when waves are rough. Generally, the waves make the water murkier than the shores of Kihei (where we stayed before at another Aston property).
The location of the property is at the top of the island, so be prepared to do long drives if you want to explore the rest of the island. There is a grocery store and ABC store just up the street along with some local restaurants and shaved ice places. There's plenty of restaurants along the boardwalk as well.
As for the friendly visitors, we did find a couple geckos in our room. No big deal, just caught them and let them outside.
I wouldn't mind staying here again. All in all, beautiful view and nice for couples, friends or families who don't want to drive too much and want to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the seclusion of this beachfront condominium resort where each custom-furnished oceanfront suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private lanai with panoramic views of the Pacific and Maui's magical sunsets. Nearby attractions include Lahaina Town and the Sugar Cane Train. At the Mahana, you can experience the tranquility of Maui. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aston Mahana At Kaanapali Hotel Lahaina
- Aston Hotel Lahaina
- Mahana At Kaanapali Aston
- Resortquest Mahana Kaanapali
- Mahana Kaanapali
- Aston Mahana At Kaanapali Maui/Lahaina