It was our first trip to Hawaii & the Kaanapali beach area is great for first time visitors. Aston Kanapali Shores is located at a pretty convinient location. There is a grocerry store right across the street, along with a dive shop & a copy center & a mexican cantina.
The hotel itself is very well kept, clean lawns, nicely decorated lobby area and small little waterfall and a small fish pond (fishes were missing).
We booked our trip through Costco and paid for a garden view but ended up getting what looked like a semi garden semi ocean view which was nice. We had a two bed room suite with a pull out sofa and a fully equiped kitchen plus washer - dryer.
The staff at the hotel is very friendly and helpful. There is resturant on location which we did not eat at but the pricing seemed reasonably priced.
$9 per day parking onsite plus pay per user internet stations are available.
Expedia has a Local Expert booth in this hotel which offeres free first morning breakfast along with tips for activities to do around the island.
We signed up for the Royal Lahaina Luau & the Molokini snorkeling trip through them which seems reasonablly priced.
If you go to Maui don't miss the early morning snorkeling trip to the Molokini crater.More