Our hotel’s ideal location puts you in the heart of all things to do in Kaanapali. Take a look at some of our suggestions below for a fun-filled vacation. Take advantage of the various on-site activities at Aston Kaanapali Shores.
Old Lahaina Luau
If you’re looking for a traditional Hawaiian feast and authentic hula experience, join the multitude of travelers and locals who swear by the Old Lahaina Luau. While the Maui sun sets you’ll dine on island-style cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Bailey House Museum
Check out the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts on exhibit in Maui County. This museum was named after the home of the missionary teacher Edward Bailey. Built in 1833, this house was on the royal compound of Kahekili, last ruling chief of Maui.
Feast at Lele
Enjoy an intimate private dining experience with a premium bar and four-course menu. This luau is pricier than others, but the experience offers an entertaining culinary journey through the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Tahiti, and Samoa.
Lahaina Historical Walking Tour
Take an exciting (and free!) self-guided tour of 62 historical sites in Lahaina You’ll start on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina Town, and in 1-2 hours, you’ll make your way from 300 AD, when Polynesian settlers arrived in Hawaii, to the restoration of the Old Lahaina Courthouse in 1998.
Whale Watching Tours
During the winter months, you’ll find West Maui to be one of the best whale watching areas on the islands, and one of the most popular things to do in Kaanapali. Our activities desk will help you find the best tour for you, where you can sail through the Pacific while gazing out at the beautiful, larger-than-life Humpback Whales.
Located right in Kaanapali is an adventure you won’t forget! Zip through the West Maui Mountains while taking in views of the expansive Pacific Ocean. With eight ziplines you’ll find this classic tour exhilarating, as it is beautiful!
From ATV tours to freshwater water slides fed by the waters off the West Maui Mountains, Kahoma Ranch has over 600 acres of pristine land to explore. After a sunny day of ATVing, enjoy three slides, refreshments, and fresh local fruit.
Kaanapali Beach is home to some of the finest snorkeling on Maui. You’ll be able to interact with sea turtles, hover over bright corals, and get up close and personal with schools of tropical fish. Perfect for the whole family looking for things to do in Kaanapali.
Reach for the skies as you float through the air by parasail! This adventure will pull you alongside the Kaanapali and Lahaina coast where you’ll enjoy amazing views of Maui and the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai with this heart-racing adventure.
Tee-off on some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in the Hawaiian Islands. Test your skills on Kaanapali Resort’s two courses – Kaanapali Kai and Royal Kaanapali. With beautiful sunsets, ocean views, and the West Maui Mountains as your backdrop, golf in Hawaii couldn’t get any better.
Haleakala National Park
The dormant Haleakala volcano is located on over 33,000 acres of southeastern Maui terrain, offering amazing views at 10,000 ft. After a scenic drive up to the summit you’ll reach cool air met by clear skies. For the ultimate adventure take a one of the many hikes through the majestic landscape.
Pools of Oheo
Also known as the Seven Sacred Pools, Oheo Gulch is located on the lush, windward slopes of Haleakala in East Maui. The pools here, fed by waterfalls and streams, are famous for their distinct tiers and spectacular swimming. Check the weather and conditions first, and be sure to explore the surrounding hikes, including the spectacular Pipiwai Trail to 400-foot Waimoku Falls!
Depending on how ambitious you are, take this up to 10-mile hike, located in Lahaina. You’ll climb uphill to windmills with views of the central valley, Haleakala and the Maalaea coastline. In the winter, you’ll even see whales.
This is a breathtaking ridge hike! The 5-mile round-trip trail ascends 1,500 feet through a lush forest of kukui, guava, ohia, and ferns. Start the trail early and you’ll be able to view a cloudless Waihee Valley and spectacular vistas. Perfect for those looking for exhilarating things to do in Kaanapali.
One of Maui’s most iconic natural landmarks, the Iao Needle, rests in Central Maui’s verdant valley. The emerald peaks will beckon you to take the pedestrian path to an incredible outlook or explore the Hawaii Nature Center within the valley.
Karen Lei’s Gallery at Ka’anapali Shores
If you need a beautiful piece of artwork to remind you of your trip or that last minute gift for someone special, come and visit us in the lobby. We love meeting new guests and always enjoy chatting with our old regulars. Come and browse our great selection of unique and island-inspired art and gifts.
With over 90 shops and restaurants to explore, Whalers Village’s convenient location and located right on the Kaanapali Parkway makes this mall a must-see. You’ll find great men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, locally made jewelry, and tons of specially stores.
Whalers Village Museum & Gift Shop
After exploring the museum, which features free movies throughout the day, 10 exhibits, whale talks, and one of the largest collections of scrimshaw, check out the museum gift shop. With a collection of jewelry and art, you’ll find unique mementos to take home.
Craft Fair at the Lahaina Civic Center
On Sundays, you'll find a wide assortment of hand-made Maui crafts sold directly by the artists at the Lahaina Civic Center. If you’re looking for unique locally made handmade gifts, then this is the place to shop!
For information on tours and activities please visit the Pleasant Holidays Concierge Desk located in the hotel’s lobby.