The 3.5-star Aston at Papakea Resort is an oceanfront property with 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, tranquil Koi ponds, coconut palms, expansive lawns and, of course, beautiful tropical sunsets. Located a few miles from Lahaina, it is a relaxing haven featuring Studios, One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites with full kitchens. Surrounding the resort are convenience stores, restaurants, shops and a full service grocery store. Like all the islands, except Oahu, there is no public transportation, so a car is a necessity for any sightseeing.
The resort has two ocean-view splash swimming pools, sun decks and two jet spas. There are 12 barbeque grill and picnic areas, two complimentary 12-hole putting greens, complimentary tennis on three lighted courts and complimentary WiFi throughout the property. The resort also offers complimentary yoga and swimmercize classes as well as an introductory surfing lesson with more advanced surfing lessons available for a fee.
Other property amenities include parking, shuffleboard courts, 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning service, security guard, guest activities desk, sauna, year-round children’s program, Camp Ka’anapali, available at a nearby companion property and at that same property.
While these is no restaurant on site, guests have signing privileges at the companion hotel’s Beach Club Restaurant, a casual restaurant located poolside with open air and indoor dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Whaler’s Village is only about one mile away and offers a selection of restaurant, or you can go further afield and explore the cuisine at one of Maui’s award-winning restaurants.
For those who want to take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen, there is a Costco near the airport and two of Hawaii’s main supermarkets, Safeway and Foodland are in the Lahaina area where you can stock up on items for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. The money you save on just breakfast alone would let you take an extra excursion, or perhaps splurge for a very special dinner at one of those award-winning restaurants.
This is a lovely property, with beautifully maintained grounds, wonderful friendly staff, ideally located and a very popular choice for families and groups. So check it out and see why so many people are writing such excellent reviews about the Aston at Papakea Resort.