Best location near beach, clean comfort, car must Posted Jun 20, 2015 on Expedia
We (well-travelled couple) were exceptionally pleased by the hotel complex, grounds, service, cleanness, friendliness, and were fortunate with the weather (June 13-19). We did not ask but were offered an upgrade from a standard room to a studio with kitchen (what a difference it made!), did not asked but offered a complimentary hospitality suite for one hour to refresh ourselves with shower at 6 pm before heading to the airport. The hotel staff was welcoming and made us feel living in comfort. We explored island by all main routes - Aston Kaanapali Shores was definitely our lucky choice: long stretch of sandy beach; 4 ml to a tourist hub Lahaina (enjoyable to visit, to take an ocean tours but not to stay); about 4 ml to the north you will find a nice, semi-secluded sandy beach where on an occasion you may meet a celebrity (our apology to those who might be displeased by this disclosure); 45 min drive to Costo; not as windy as you may find out in Makena State Park beach; and, of course, the road to Hana (not Hana itself, about 3-1/2 – 4 hours drive one way) is incomparable – first time we saw the rain forest “eating” into a narrow serpentine road with picturesque one-car bridges (roller coasting is not advised). Enjoy it !!