Royal Kaanapali Golf Course and Maui Timeshares

Golfing and Maui Timeshares

Read this even if you’re not interested in golfing at the Royal Kaanapali golf course for important exchange information on Maui timeshares.

If you’re a golfer then there are few better places to play it than Maui. And one of the best courses Maui has to offer is the  Royal Kaanapali. And one of the best places to use your timeshare is Maui. So this post will give you some great suggestions on where to golf and Maui timeshares.

Maui’s first golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and has been known as the “Hawaiian Home of the Senior PGA Tour.”  Because of that, it has been known as a difficult course for us non-professionals to play and many of us ended up playing the much tamer south course or Kaanapali Kai.

Not anymore.  The Royal Kaanapali Golf Course has been lovingly re-worked by one of the best in the business, Robin Nelson.  The course is much more playable and enjoyable and one of the best in Maui.

With sweeping mountain and ocean views, you’re able to see whales breaching in the distance while enjoying a pleasant game of golf.  And an added bonus is the great weather in Kaanapali.  Just 6 miles north of Kaanapali is Kapalua, one of the prettiest, but rainiest parts of an already beautiful island, and home to 2 great golf courses.

Playing the Plantation Course at Kapalua, home to the very first PGA event of the year, the Mercedes-Benz Championship, is a must.  But be prepared for rain showers.

Even if you’re not a golfer here’s what you need to know about Maui timeshares.   Most of the timeshares in RCI and Interval International on West Maui are in that rainier section.

The majority of RCI and Interval International timeshares.  They are located along Lower Honoapiilani Road.

If the address of the resort you want to exchange into in either RCI or Interval International is greater than 3500 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, expect more wind and rain.  Because there’s so little availability in Maui I still recommend the resorts in this rainier section.  It’s possible you’ll encounter good weather for the week you’re there.

However, I was hit by rainy weather almost every day in January and February this year while a few miles down the road, Kaanapali experienced much better weather.  The locals who’ve lived here for a while said that it was an unusual January and February.

Those of you that have good timeshares and apply the timeshare secrets in my Timeshare Exchange Bibles should request the best of Maui timeshares. Two of those are Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club and the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort.

Right on the very edge of this rainier section is the Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort a Sunterra/Diamond resort.  While the timeshare condos that I saw were very nice the resort itself needs some work.  It too is a difficult exchange but until it’s fixed up I’d rate it a 4 star rather than a 5 star like the Marriott or Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort.

The resort/s referred to in this post are not meant to be taken as my blanket recommendation as the best timeshare exchange to fit your needs. I encourage you to do more research and not just rely on this post and/or the ratings you find in the RCI Directory and Interval International Directory.

To further help you out, read my post “Accuracy of Timeshare Ratings in RCI and Interval International”.

This is a very popular destination with few timeshare units so you will want to plan in advance and make sure you have maximized your trading power.

If you are struggling with RCI or II, or even if you’re doing fine and just want to do better, you should take advantage of the resources I’ve put together for you.

There are many timeshare secrets,  tricks and strategies you can apply to guarantee yourself the best RCI resorts and best Interval International resorts timeshare exchange possible.

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Jeff Pierce – The Timeshare Expert

Royal Kaanapali Golf Course


  1. Aloha! Thank you for the great comments about our Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. Please let us know in the future if you need any information or assistance in future features regarding our Westin Vacation Ownership. FYI, we just opened a similar product in Princeville on Kauai (45 holes of golf nearby!)

  2. Aloha,
    My name is Craig Leeper, I am the General Manager of the Kaanapali Beach Club. I would love to provide you with an opportunity to come and experience the outstanding Diamond Resort International resort “Kaanapali Beach Club” the next time you are here on our lovely island of Maui.
    We are very pleased to be in a position to ensure you have our name correct and further to allow us an opportunity to show you just exactly why we and thousands of others beleive we are the best value if not the very best resort on the beach in the Kaanapali area . Many exciting things are happening for the Kaanapali Beach Club DRIven by our three brand tenets of simplicity, choice,and comfort. We beleive we match up well with any resort in our area. Our amentities, our staff, our love for guests and this island clearly make us a 5 star resort.
    We look forward to the opportunity to host you in the future.
    Craig A. Leeper CHA
    General Manager
    Kaanapali Beach Club

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