Review by Jen F.

Our family just spent 10 days in The Whaler, unit 1201 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. There were 7 adults - my husband and our 2 girls (24 and 20) stayed in the room with 2 queen beds, my sister-in-law and her husband stayed in the king bedroom and my 18 year old nephew had the study with the murphy bed - perfect and plenty spacious for all. The unit itself was fantastic - clean and not dated at all - gorgeous furnishings, cabinetry and artwork indicative of Hawaii, top of the line appliances and countertops. 

There was nothing we didn't have provided for day-to-day living - all cookware, kitchen cleaning items, washer/dryer, plenty of towels for several days without washing - all carefully and thoughtfully planned out. I was worried about the air conditioning given that the unit is flanked by windows on all sides but it was great - electric sun shades can be lowered during the day when you're not there to cut down on the heat, so it was never an issue. The views were spectacular - we sat out every morning and evening and got much enjoyment from large the patio areas. 

The Whaler location is perfect too - walking distance to the best shopping and plenty of restaurants and quickie eating places in one direction - access to parasailing and snorkeling trips in the other. Only had to use the concierge once but she was very helpful with my inquiry about how/where to get pineapples to ship home. The grounds of The Whaler were lovely and all staff we encountered were so friendly and eager to assist. 

If you're daunted by the price of the unit, don't be - we did ALOT of research, and if you have a large family and try to find accommodations for all, it is right in line with what you would pay at any of the other beach front resorts we looked into - and a higher quality than most all. Would absolutely return to this wonderful place! 

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Review by Jennie H.

I planned this trip to Maui with my family for two years. We wanted to spend a Christmas in a different setting than Provo. Beaches for my kids and golf courses for my hubby had a nice sound to it. Well we came away satisfied. The condo was actually much bigger than we thought when we booked it. Cable TV and internet, DVD player, and a full kitchen really allowed for us not to feel like we had to sacrifice the normal comforts of home. The pool on site is newish looking, and made for a nice alternative to the beaches for the kids. Really impressed with the booking agency for this condo. They made the booking and check-in process easy as can be, and as a bit of a clean freak, I was happy at the cleanliness of the place. I would love to make this a yearly family tradition.

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Review by Emelia P.

Escaping winter's grasp on the Canadian prairie, our family enjoyed the vacation of a lifetime in Maui this January. We had the luxury of staying at the marvelous Whaler on Kaanapali. Being on the 12th (top) floor in this spacious, tastefully decorated corner suite was truly remarkable.

Spacious is a bit of an understatement, as the suite was shockingly large with a superb design conducive to both privacy and socialization. Tasteful is also a bit of an understatement, as the suite's decor was as breathtaking as the beach/ocean view that was just steps away. The children enjoyed the large pool and hot tub. In fact, they spent as much time at the pool as in the ocean. I asked the children what they enjoyed most about our trip and their quick reply was 'the place we stayed, it rocked! When can we go back?'. We all enjoyed the modern appliances, comfortable beds, and revitalizing showers.

The suite was luxurious whilst also being comfortable, welcoming. It was very convenient to be so close to Whalers Village and the trendy restaurants/entertainment lining the Kaanapali boardwalk. The sunsets were glorious but even these paled in comparison with the acrobatic shows of the Humpback whales in the distance. The staff members at the Whaler were courteous and helpful, always ready to ensure our stay was pleasurable. If the question is, 'would you stay there again?' my immediate and emphatic response would be 'in a heartbeat.

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Review by Laurie T.

We were excited the moment we stepped into the unit, it is beautiful!! There are the most amazing views from every room. We especially enjoyed morning coffee on the balcony watching whales in the distance. There was plenty of comfortable space for our family of 5, lovely large dining table, large beautiful fully equipped kitchen.

Spacious bedrooms with en suite. The pool area has lots of lounge chairs in the sun or shade, even has a separate area for barbecuing with table and chairs, we liked using the grill in the units kitchen. The gorgeous beach is just steps away. The Whaler is close to Black Rock to snorkel or to Whaler's Village for shopping and restaurants. We had a fabulous family vacation and would love to go back again!

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Review by Bill L.

Stunning ! Absolutely fantastic. From the moment you enter, it is as though you have been transported to another world. Every amenity you wish for from a beautiful kitchen, fully functional office, beautiful bedrooms and luxury at every turn. World class views from every window, and there are lots of them, as well as a deck that runs the length and width of the unit. Readily accessible to Black Rock, Whaler Village and one of the best beaches in the world. Sunsets are beautiful yet different every night.

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