Review: Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui

A mid morning flight from Honolulu, Oahu saw us land to a sunny and beautifully warm Maui day. After collecting our hire car and our fancy-prancy GPS we were on the road to our chosen resort for our 3 night stay in Maui… the Royal Lahaina Resort. After some googling, trip advisor reading and consulting our budgets, this resort was perfect for our price range and honestly exceeded our expectations.

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Sunset at Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

So here is my review of the Royal Lahaina Resort:-

Arriving early we parked our hire car and made our way to reception thinking our room would not be available yet as we were a little earlier than check in time but the travel gods were watching over us and not only were we able to check in to our room, but we had also been upgraded to an ocean view room, which was a pleasant surprise and one helluva view from our balcony.

The room was spacious with two double beds, a study desk, television and bathroom with separate toilet and shower room which is fantastic for 3 girls trying to all shower and get ready at the same time. My only downfall would be that the lighting really isn’t too great for applying make-up, but we made do nonetheless.

The beds themselves were amazing, very luxurious and super comfortable with a variety of pillows to choose between.

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Twin Ocean View Room. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan


Royal Lahaina Resort Lobby. 2015. Photo Credit: K.Allan

Oh and did I mention our view? Looking over the golf course, pool area and ocean, observing sunset from here really was a treat in itself. Maui knows how to do one awesome sunset that is for sure!


Ocean View Room. 2015. Photo Credit: A.Barton

The hotel itself is really beautiful, with many elevators to each floor so you are rarely ever waiting, complimentary water tower on arrival, valet parking, concierge facilities, a restaurant and bar on site, a pool side bar to quench your thirst while you take a dip or soak in some sun on the sun lounges provided (although not the most comfortable lounges, I must say, but still, included). Located beach front, the hotel also provides the perfect opportunity for an ocean dip or sunset stroll along the sand.

The hotel also plays host to one of the highest rated Luau’s on the island (traditional Hawaiian feast and entertainment) and the Royal Lahaina is incredibly popular. Including a traditional Imu unveiling, buffet dinner and dessert, included alcoholic beverages (you have to try Pele’s lemonade, it was absolutely my favourite!) and comedy and traditional dance show, the Luau itself is a reason to remember this resort.

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The Final Verdict

I would definitely recommend travellers check out the Royal Lahaina resort even if only to attend their excellent Luau. This hotel is great for a variety of holiday makers with something for everyone.

I would definitely recommend this resort if you are after an affordable stay with a great view and location. I’d also recommend this hotel if you are planning on attending a traditional Luau whilst in Maui.

Perhaps continue looking for accommodation options if you are wanting high-class luxury as there were other hotels with bigger pool areas (including water slides etc.), more on site restaurants and closer locations to Lahaina town.

Overall, this hotel was a perfect pick for us due to its price point, location and services on site and I would definitely consider staying there again next time I visit Maui and you should as well!

You can check out the Royal Lahaina Resort at 2790 Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761. 

All posts are by Global Whispers and are entirely my own opinions, views and experiences.


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