Island Institutions

This year, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi, we are celebrating beloved local businesses that have stood the test of time. Here are four more of our favorites.

More cottages were added to the grounds over the years for a total of 122, and the Lahaina Kai Tower was built in the early 1970s.

Royal Lahaina Resort & Spa
Est. 1962

Mod dresses. Paisley shirts. Pixie haircuts. That’s what you might have seen at the grand opening of the Royal Lahaina Resort & Spa in 1962. 

One of the first hotels in what would later become Kā‘anapali Beach Resort, the Royal Lahaina made its debut with a small collection of private beachside cottages. More cottages were added in ensuing years, for a total of 122, and today they continue to be guest favorites. In the early 1970s, the Royal Lahaina added the 12-story, 333-room Lahaina Kai Tower to its 27-acre oceanfront property. Around that same time, the Myths of Maui Lū‘au debuted at the hotel, showcasing the cultural and culinary spirit of the islands; it is now the longest-running oceanfront lū‘au on Maui. 

In 2020, the hotel underwent a property-wide renovation, revamping the tower rooms and remodeling many of the cottages as well as the lobby, restaurant, lounge and pool. And though things today may look different at the hotel since its opening in 1962, the Royal Lahaina Resort & Spa continues to be a home away from home, where guests make lasting memories. 

2780 Keka‘a Dr., Kā‘anapali | | FB/IG @RoyalLahainaResort | 800.222.5642



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