Kaanapali Magazine Debut – Summer/Fall 2013 - Kaanapali Resort
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Kaanapali Magazine Debut – Summer/Fall 2013

Kaanpali Magazine Cover S/F 2013

We’re happy to announce the debut of Kaanapali Magazine.

The inaugural Summer/Fall 2013 issue is published on Maui and commemorates the nearly three miles of pristine white sand bordering the crystal blue Pacific, affectionately known as Kaanapali Beach Resort.

It is the only point on Maui where you can see both the islands of Molokai and Lanai in their full buxom beauty. It is the only place on Maui where ancient Hawaiians played war games while their chief leapt from Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) into that same clear aquamarine water. Where still later, island plantation owners recognized its fertile soil and temperate weather as an ideal birthplace for today’s modern coffee farms.

As Hollywood discovered Hawaii’s appeal and designated the territory as their unofficial back lot – and back drop – to many of the World War II films of the 1940s, little-explored Maui was destined to become a star. Kaanapali Beach was the set for the 1957 film Twilight of the Gods, starring Rock Hudson and Cyde Chariesse. By then, plans were underway for the world’s first master-planned resort community. The 50-year-old story is retold and celebrated in “Kaanapali: A Place in History,” by Jill Engledow.

The magazine is a culmination of all the experiences to be had in Kaanapali Beach Resort – Where the World Comes to Play!

“The Hawaiian-Inspired Spa” is a first-hand look at two of Kaanapali’s spa retreats, and “A Cup of Paradise” profiles the newish coffee farms in the area. Both stories are written by Maui girl Shannon Wainecki.

Writer Marti Rosenquist dives into the Resort’s latest restaurant at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, “Japengo,” and leaves us salivating for Chef Jay Ledee‘s Korean pancakes with chunks of lobster and fresh local seafood, and the entrée-sized Big Roll, a California roll topped with tender ahi slices and salmon roe.

Rozenquist then jumps over to “Pulehu,” an Italian Grill with Chef Wesley Holder at the helm.  He’s cooking up risotto-crusted fish, veal chops and short ribs at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas’ restaurant.

It’s all about the cocktail. “Waiter, There’s an Umbrella in My Drink!”, is a flirty story floating from bar to bar and written by Alix Buchter.

Food-and-wine aficianados know the annual Kaanapali Fresh festival is penned in for Labor Day weekend. Read about it in “Kaanapali Fresh, a Culinary Experience.”

Activities from golf and snorkel trips, to historical trail walks and magic shows unfold in brilliant story fashion alongside photography bursting with Hawaii’s rainbow color pallet.

Grab a print copy of Kaanapali Magazine anywhere you are staying in the Resort, or view the digital magazine here.

We know you’ll enjoy it as much as a Kaanapali vacation.

Our hearts are with our Maui and Lahaina ‘ohana as our island continues to rebuild. As West Maui opens following the devastating wildfires, our restaurants, shops, hotels, resorts, condos, and activity partners welcome you with aloha.

For the latest updates on Ka'anapali and West Maui locations, please view our resource page.
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