The beach is considered the finest in the Ka’anapali area with over a half mile of golden sand that seems to embrace the Hawaiian atmosphere of the 3.5-Star Royal Lahaina Resort. Among its 27 acres, guests are encouraged to stroll through the winding paths of the lush, tropical gardens, where the beachside cottages are. The casual ambiance of the resort lives up to its reputation as a laid-back sanctuary. There are green lawns with plumeria trees throughout the property providing shady areas with lounge chairs to enjoy the view, read a book or just contemplate the beauty of the Royal Lahaina Resort.
All the rooms in the Tower have been beautifully renovated, with first class fixtures, custom made teakwood furnishings and unbelievably comfortable bedding. The Cottages on the property have also just finished a multi million dollar enhancement project and are perfect for a family or a couple who want a different vacation experience.
Property amenities include three swimming pools, jacuzzi, Beach Activities Center with rentals, wedding services, jogging paths, a poolside bar. For the active traveler, the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch has been named among the world’s finest tennis facilities (fee), with a 3,500-seat stadium and ten surrounding courts (6 lighted for night play). A pair of championship Ka’anapali Golf Courses (North and South Courses) are adjacent to the hotel, with resort guests enjoying special discounts. You can rent sea kayaks, boogie boards, catamarans, wind surfboards, rafts, snorkel sets and more at the Beach Activity Center and on Ka’anpali Beach.
The Royal Lahaina has a nice range of casual and fine dining, including the open-air Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge overlooking the pool, gardens and ocean with both indoor and outdoor dining, for a la carte and buffet breakfast as well as complete dinner and cocktail service are available daily. For retro Hawaiian ambiance, check out Don the Beachcomber’s Tiki Lounge, which is open in the evening. Right past the entrance is an old fashioned ice cream parlor and coffee shop, the Royal Scoop, featuring homemade deli sandwiches and with WiFi internet access. Basil Tomatoes is just up the driveway from the resort, serves a selection of delicious Italian specialties and fine wines, open daily for dinner. There is an emphasis on fresh grilled seafood and grilled meats served in a cozy intimate setting with gorgeous views of the Golf Course and the Maui coastline. The resort also features an extremely popular Luau nightly with wonderful Polynesian entertainment. Enjoy an open bar and an all you can eat buffet with traditional island fare and delicacies.
At the Royal Lahaina Resort you can be as active as you want, play golf or tennis, learn to surf or kayak. Or you can enjoy peaceful moments watching the surf, the sunsets and the stars. It’s a great place for families, couples and anyone else who wants to soak up the ambiance that is Hawaii. The staff is truly welcoming and helpful, the grounds are lovely, the cottages are charming and the Tower rooms are stunning with views, whether of the mountains or the ocean, will take you breath away. It’s not as glitzy as some resorts, but if you want to feel the “old Hawaii”, you’ll no doubt find it here.