"That was a last moment deal, but it was win-win"
Last time I've stay to the south of Kihea, and was sceptical about north Kanapali area. But fortunately I was wrong. It is nice, charming secure area with a plenty of facilities you can use and enjoy. We stayed at Kanapali Shores, my cheapest room was complimentary upgraded to spacious appartment with kitchen and bedroom. The best view is on the upper floors. The room has everything you need and even more. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean. Right across the street is spopping area with supermarket Times Store with all the food stuff,and at walking distance fishmarket - a tiny shop with fresh Havaiian fish and farmers market - organic food shop. Best place on the beach for swimming is near Kanapaly Beach Club and maked with big red buoys, go 10 meters left and you fine with nice sandy beach without rocks undewater. Rest area is perfect for snorkling, you can sea fish, corals, and even big turtles. You can use pool at beach club with waterfalls to massage the spine, nice jakuzzi. It wise to rent a car for whole stay, the parking charge is 10 dollars per day, which is acceptable. So at the end, room for 2 cost 200 dollars, plus the car, and you can save a lot money on food if you use a kitchen eating every day see food, fresh fish, nice wine ets.
Traveller from Moscow Russia