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Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel Takes Top Rankings in HAWAI’I Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

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Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, and sister property, The Plantation Inn, were recognized in HAWAIʻI Magazine’s 8th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel ranked number one on Maui across seven categories ranging from “Best Hotel/Resort with Aloha Spirit” to “Best Buffet” and “Best Hotel/Resort Staff.” Adding to its extensive list of honors, the hotel was also acknowledged across six additional categories for Maui including “Best Hotel/Resort For Families,” “Best Hotel/Resort Guest Services Program” and “Best Resort For A Wedding,” while sister property, The Plantation Inn, was voted the prestigious title of “Best Maui B&B or Inn.”

“With the  Aloha spirit serving as the cornerstone of Kaanapali Beach Hotel and The Plantation Inn, we give our most sincere thanks to Hawaii Magazine readers who continue to visit and celebrate their milestones and cherished memories with us,” said Mike White, general manager at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel.


“We also salute our dedicated staff whose commitment to ensuring the highest level of care for our guests is unparalleled; whether it be through educating guests on Hawaiian culture at Hale Hookipa or helping families and locals create life-long memories at Kaanapali Beach Hotel’s legendary Sunday Champagne Brunch.”

Rankings in the HAWAIʻI Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards are determined after extensive reader survey conducted by the magazine. Thousands of mainland U.S., Hawaiʻi and international readers participated in the 98-category survey, rating everything from the best Hawaiian hotels and resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and inns, beaches and activities, to the best places to eat, scenic road trips, fashion designers and coastlines in Hawaiʻi.

HAWAIʻI Magazine tallied the picks of more than 200,000 surveys to arrive at the final award-winner list, in which Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel and The Plantation Inn were awarded the following rankings:


Kaanapali Beach Hotel:

  • #1 Best Maui Mid-Range Hotel/Resort
  • #1 Best Maui Value Hotel
  • #1 Best Maui Boutique Hotel
  • #1 Best Maui Hotel/Resort for Long Vacations
  • #1 Best Maui Hotel/Resort with Aloha Spirit
  • #1 Best Maui Hotel/Resort Staff
  • #1 Best Maui Buffet for Tiki Terrace
  • #2 Best Maui Hotel/Resort Guest Services Program
  • #2 Best Maui Hotel/Resort For Families
  • #3 Best Maui Resort For A Wedding
  • #3 Best Maui Breakfast for Tiki Terrace

The Plantation Inn:

  • #1 Best Maui B&B or Inn

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