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Marriott Maui Ocean Club

Marriott Maui Ocean Club

About Marriott Maui Ocean Club

The Marriott Maui Ocean Club is ideally located in the heart of Kaanapali Beach along the famous Kaanapali beachwalk. It is right next to Kaanapali Point and mere minutes from the shops and restaurants of Whaler’s Village.

The Kaanapali Marriott has been a longstanding Maui favorite since it originally opened as a Marriott hotel back in the early 1980s. During the early 2000s the hotel underwent a major renovation and the hotel rooms were all converted into one and two bedroom suites and sold as deeded timeshare weeks.

After the original suites sold out, Marriott expanded to the south of the original building and built the Lahaina Tower in 2007. The new Lahaina Tower sits next to the Hyatt Kaanapali Resort on the oceanfront property where the original Marriott parking garage was located. It was the first new construction in the heart of Kaanapali Beach in over 20 years. The Lahaina Tower features 12 oceanfront three bedroom luxury villas and around 60 two bedroom luxury villas. Many of the villas can be separated into studio and one bedroom villas.

Two years after the Lahaina Tower opened, the Marriott opened the second new tower to the north of the original building. This tower is called the Napili Tower and it sits where the oceanfront tennis courts once were between the Marriott’s original building and the Kaanapali Alii. The Napili Tower features 10 oceanfront three bedroom luxury villas and around 60 two bedrooms villas.

Those familiar with Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club typically refer to the suites in the original building as “the suites” and the villas in the two new towers as “the villas.”

The suites in the original building have undergone a number of renovations and updates since they were first sold in the early 2000s, with the most recent renovations taking place in the fall of 2016. All one and two bedroom suites in the Maui Ocean Club original building feature a kitchenette with a small dishwasher, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a toaster, a sink, and the recent addition of new apartment sized refrigerators to replace the original mini fridges. The one bedroom suites are roughly 800 square feet and feature a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen pullout in the living room. The two bedroom suites are roughly 1200 square feet and feature a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen pullout in the living room, and a king bed and a queen pullout in the guest bedroom (commonly known as a lock-off).

The view categories for the suites are island view (2nd and 3rd floor locations looking directly back towards the West Maui Mountains), mountain/garden view (generally overlooking the manicured resort area and frequently with partial ocean views), oceanview, and oceanfront. All of the oceanview suites in the original Maui Ocean Club building overlook one of the pools as well as the Pacific Ocean.

One notable difference from a traditional one bedroom villa is that the one bedroom suites in the Marriott’s original building feature two full bathrooms. The bathrooms have nice granite vanities and tiled tub-showers. The two bedroom suites feature three full bathrooms. The suites in the original Marriott building can also be locked off into studios and these studios feature a king sized bed, a queen pullout, and a very small kitchenette with a mini fridge, a microwave, a toaster, and a coffeemaker. For guests not requiring a full kitchen or a washer/dryer, the suites provide something more akin to a typical upscale hotel suite. All of the Maui Ocean Club suites have the exact same decor and furnishings and the floor plans are nearly identical for comparable unit sizes. For those staying in the suites who wish to cook, there is a shared kitchen in the lobby area in addition to the BBQ grills throughout the property.

The villas in the Lahaina and Napili tower are similar in size to the suites in the original building but the notable difference is that the new villas feature full kitchens and washer/dryers in the villa. The furnishings and decor in the villas is also different than that in the suites, but the decor in both new towers is identical from villa to villa.

The two bedroom villas at the Maui Ocean Club are roughly 1200 square feet. They have a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen pullout in the living room. The master bathroom features a glass walk-in shower, a spa soaking tub, and separate vanities. The full kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and comes fully equipped with all the necessary cookware and utensils. The guest bedroom in the two bedroom villa is around 400 square feet and has a king bed as well as a queen pullout so the entire two bedroom villa can accommodate up to 8 guests. The entire villa is accented with African Mahogany crown molding. It should also be mentioned that the Marriott Maui Ocean Club can provide rollaways to guests at no additional charge. Guests also have the option of occupying the one-bedroom piece of the two bedroom villa.

There are only 22 three bedroom villas at the Marriott Maui Ocean Club and all 22 of them occupy prime oceanfront real estate with some of the absolute best views on Kaanapali beach. 12 are in the Lahaina Tower and 10 are in the Napili Tower. The three bedroom villas feature roughly 1700-1800 square feet and come with full kitchens, washer/dryers, expansive open floor plans with ocean views from most vantage points, and larger balconies than any other units at the Maui Ocean Club. The three bedroom villas have a king bed in the master, a queen pullout in the living room, a king bed and a queen pullout in the first guest bedroom, and two double beds in the second guest bedroom. In total, the three bedroom villa has sleeping capacity for up to 12 guests. The master bedroom in the three bedroom has a glass walk-in shower, an air bubble soaking tug, and dual vanities. The 2 guest bathrooms are each full bathrooms with tub showers and granite vanities. The 3 bedroom villas at the Marriott have such a stellar vantage point that in the higher floor villas guests are able to see the ocean from virtually everywhere inside the villa, including the glass shower.

The Marriott has two types of ownership classification…floating and fixed. All of the suites are floating, the two bedroom villas are a mixture of both, and the three bedroom villas are all fixed. When guests reserve a floating unit they are essentially guaranteeing themselves a view category and a unit size/type, with the exact location determined at check in. The floating suites and villas at the Marriott are similar to booking a hotel in this regard. The Marriott also has some fixed week/fixed unit ownership. When guests reserve a fixed week/fixed unit they know exactly what villa they will be occupying before they check in. All of the 3 bedroom villas at the Marriott are fixed and a portion of the two bedroom oceanfront villas are fixed. Please contact us for details if there is a particular week that you are looking to reserve and we may be able to tell you where in the building it will be located. If you are inquiring about a three bedroom, we will definitely be able to tell you where it will be located.

The Marriott Maui Ocean Club resort has 2 lagoon style pools (one by each new tower) and an impressive 3.5 acre super-pool with waterfalls and a waterslide in the main center area. There is a famous pirate ship area for the kids. There are numerous grills and hot tubs spread throughout the property. All guests enjoy a mid week tidy service, pool towel service, a fitness center, and a full service concierge desk. The Marriott Maui Ocean Club includes three restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and food and drinks are available at the pool or the grass area in front of the resort.

World-class shopping and dining at Whaler’s village is just a 10 minute walk up the beach path and there are countless opportunities for fun and adventure right along the beach including snorkel charters, sunset sails, surf lessons, parasailing in the summer, and luaus. The Marriott Maui Ocean Club is only a 15 minute drive from popular downtown Lahaina and about 15 minutes from Kapalua with its world-famous golf courses. Even closer to the resort are the two golf courses of the Kaanapali Resort - the Royal and the Kaanapali Kai.

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is a fantastic choice for vacationers who value the space and convenience of a luxury villa or suite, but who desire the amenities and atmosphere of a luxury resort. The location in the heart of Kaanapali Beach is fantastic and the views and unit quality are some of the best on Maui.

Here at Maui Resort Rentals we specialize in Marriott Maui Ocean Club rentals and we manage the largest collection of private rentals at The Maui Ocean Club. Many of us are former employees and over the years we have forged relationships with owners that has allowed us to offer the best weeks available at the Marriott. In addition, we have 8000 square feet of office and warehouse space just minutes from The Maui Ocean Club so we are always close by the resort and poised to offer our assistance so that you can enjoy the best possible vacation.

**The resort’s Molokai, Maui, and Lanai towers will be undergoing an electrical distribution system upgrade, which is currently anticipated to take place approximately from Mar. 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024. Replacement of the electrical distribution system will require the towers to be on generator power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the project's duration. No power disruption to the resort is currently anticipated, however, if you have any special concerns or considerations or would like additional information on the impacts of this project on your stay, please reach out to the resort team at 808-667-1200.  It is anticipated that there will be construction and generator noise during this project. All resort amenities are currently expected to remain open and fully operational.

**The resort’s Molokai, Maui, and Lanai towers will be undergoing a significant villa refurbishment and plumbing infrastructure renovation project, which is currently anticipated to take place approximately June 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. This work will occur daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. HST, and there will be construction noise, including noise from demolition, operating machinery, and carpentry. There may be intermittent impacts to resort amenities during the project.**


Resort Highlights

  • Located in the Heart of Kaanapali Beach
  • Studio, one, and two bedroom suites with kitchenettes
  • Studio, one, two, and three bedroom villas with full kitchens and washer/dryers
  • 3 pools including .5 acre superpool with waterfalls, waterslide, and pirate ship
  • Walking distance to Whaler's Village
  • Multiple outdoor grill areas
  • 24 hour fitness center
  • Multiple whirlpool spas
  • Free hi speed WiFi
  • Longhi's Ka'anaapali, Lokelani Pool Bar, Makai Tiki Bar, Beach Walk Grill, and Starbucks
  • Spa by the Sea
  • Concierge services
  • Club Thrive children's activity center
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