The couples stayed at a new resort on the north end of Kaanapali, called Honua Kai. There are two main buildings,with 1 to 3 bedrooms in each building. Probably about 200 condo units in all. They sit right on the beach - away from the crowds of Kaanapali area. Beautiful.
The resort has their own ocean-front restaurant, called Duke's, right in the middle of the resort. It's so convenient and the food is pretty good too. We ended up eating most of our lunches here - just walked over from the poolside for a little fresh mahi mahi sandwich and iced tea, then headed back to the pool. Rough schedule.
We shared an ocean view 2-bedroom condo with one other couple. We spent a lot of time out on the deck, watching the ocean, the passing cruise ships, the whales,the sunrise, the sunset, and just sitting and enjoying the view. We had a fifth-floor room at the front of the building, toward the ocean. So great views all around.
That's our condo up there. On the left, second from the top. The gardens and grounds were kept so nice at Honua Kai. Every other morning when I took my coffee out to the terrace, I would see a crew of gardeners working on the landscaping. It was perfectly tidy!
The ocean-front beach walk (like a boardwalk between the condos and the sandy beach) went from our condo development to the north way past Kaanapali and ended on the south end. Three miles long. We began each morning (after coffee and view-watching) with this walk...it was so lovely and heavenly. Perfect temps. Perfect views. Everyone was happy. No grumps anywhere. Just like paradise. We found it. There on Maui.