This North Kaanapali Beach resort is a favorite with residents and locals alike. The property sits on Kahekili Beach, immediately north of busier, flashier Kaanapali Beach, with a much better reef for snorkeling. The resort’s upscale yet relaxed atmosphere takes a cue from its natural surroundings. Island-inspired artwork in the lobby gives way to colorful koi ponds, artfully landscaped grounds, and meandering swimming pools. Luxe accommodations range from huge 590-square-foot studios to vast 2,800-square-foot three-bedroom units, with top-of-the-line appliances, private lanais, and ocean views. The resort’s sociable restaurant, Duke’s Maui Beach House, offers an “ono-licious” breakfast and live music from 3 to 5pm. Stock up on organic snacks, gelato, and local coffee at Aina Gourmet Market in the lobby. Hoola Spa has the island’s only therapeutic Himalayan salt room and uses organic, made-in-Hawaii products in its treatments.