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Outrigger Maui Eldorado
The Eldorado is in Kaanapali, near Lahaina on Maui's west coast, an area known for its pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear blue waters. The resort has three pools and four poolside gas grills and offers discounts on golf, scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, and guided bike rides in West Maui Forest Reserve. Whalers Village, a popular dining, shopping, and art gallery district, is a 10-minute walk away. Families can go on guided nature walks and learn how to read cloud formations and wind directions; kids take home a handy guidebook. All 90 units include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a private balcony with partial ocean or garden views.
On the beach? No, but public Kaanapali Beach is a five-minute ride north in a complimentary golf cart.
Price From $129.
Contact 808/661-0021, outrigger.com.