Skip to content
Royal Lahaina

Royal Lahaina Resort

The impressive Royal Lahaina Resort is set on Kaanapali Beach, offering three miles of soft white sand and occasion views of humpback whales in late October. There is plenty of variety in accommodation with 333 guest rooms, 17 suites and several private studios, one- and two-bedroom cottages.

The resort boasts an impressive three swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and 11 floodlit tennis courts. There are also two wonderful onsite bars for sipping cocktails by the pool and a refreshing ice cream parlour. The Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant serves delicious Hawaiian dishes view superb views over the ocean.

Our rating: Medium

Speak to someone
who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Alex

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Hawaii specialists


All five room categories are well equipped for a comfortable stay with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee facilities. There are 17 suites which can be configured as either one bedroom or connected to create a two-bedroom suite; perfect for families or larger groups. Guest rooms are all decorated in keeping with the island’s lush tropical setting and are fitted with one king sized bed or two doubles. All but the standard rooms boast at least partial ocean views and private balconies.

The cottages vary greatly in size from ground floor studio cottages accommodating four guests to two-bedroom cottages that can accommodate eight guests. Each cottage has views into the lush gardens or over the ocean. The one- and two-bedroom cottages have a kitchenette, separate living area and one or two balconies.


The hotel is located right on Kaanapali Beach on Hawaii’s Maui Island. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the tropical forests and dramatic mountains around the island. The hotel has a shuttle to both Whaler’s village and Lahaina which are just 5-10 minutes away. The championship Ka’anapali Golf Courses are right next to the hotel should you wish to enjoy 18 holes during your stay. 

Food and drink

  • Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and lounge offers alfresco dining for all three meals, overlooking the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The restaurant also offers live nightly entertainment with Hawaiian music and hula dancers.
  • Enjoy delicious freshly made ice cream, specialty coffees and delicate pastries at the Royal scoop.
  • Tropical cocktails and cold craft beers on offer at the Beach Bar.

Facilities and activities

  • Three outdoor swimming pools with sunbeds.
  • Bocce Ball and Shuffleboard Courts.
  • Tennis Ranch with 11 courts.
  • Nightly Torch lighting ceremony.
  • Tennis Pro instruction.
  • Snorkeling.
  • Close to Ka’anapali Championship Golf Course.
  • Alana Spa onsite.

Our opinion

Be sure to sign up for the luau on the lovely Ka'anapali beach for an unforgettable evening. This hotel really is all about fantastic 'aloha' spirit.

Maui tour ideas

Nearby accommodation

Nearby places

Places & hotels on the map

    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Andaz Maui at Wailea

      Andaz Maui at Wailea

      First Class

      The Andaz Maui at Wailea is a sophisticated 60,700 square metre resort in a delightful beachfront location; with crescent shaped beaches and the glistening ocean at its doorstep.

    • Adult Pool, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

      Fairmont Kea Lani

      First Class

      Maui’s only all suite resort provides guests with peaceful, luxurious beachside accommodation on the island’s west coast.

    • Ho'oilo House, Maui

      Ho'oilo House

      First Class

      Nestled in the West Maui Mountains, this quiet, private B&B offers incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and islands surrounding Maui.

    • Hotel Wailea, Maui

      Hotel Wailea

      First Class

      Hotel Wailea is a luxurious adults-only escape, set in the tranquillity of a tropical garden the hotel offers stunning ocean views, friendly staff and an authentic, relaxed, Hawaiian feel.

    • Puna 2 Oceanfront Suites, Napili Kai Beach Resort, Maui

      Napili Kai Beach Resort


      Napili Kai is a traditional beach resort hotel offering a wealth of recreational activities and facilities.

    • The Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui

      Ritz Carlton Kapalua


      Located on the western edge of the paradise island of Maui at Kapalua, this extensive resort sits between lush inland foliage of rolling hills and beautiful white sandy beaches in the middle of a century-old pineapple plantation.

    • Beach front cottage at Inn at Mama's Fish House Restaurant and Inn, Maui

      The Inn At Mama's Fish House


      A small, traditional Hawaiian property, the Inn at Mama’s Fish House is a characterful base from which to explore the iconic Hana Highway.

    • Travaasa Hana, Maui

      Travaasa Hana

      First Class

      This award-winning hotel resort is situated above Kaihalulu Bay in the tiny town of Hana on the eastern tip of Maui; providing a tranquil sanctuary away from busier parts of the island with beautiful ocean views.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Discover Molokini
      Hawaii Molokini crater

      Discover Molokini

      Discover Molokini

      On this guided snorkeling trip to Molokini Crater and Makena, two prime spots in Hawaii, you can view tropical fish and turtles. You also have the opportunity to see whales and dolphins during January to March.

      View details