his pair of 12-story condo towers pops up on the north end of Kaanapali's long narrow strand like a slice of Miami Beach. But it's mai tais, not mojitos, that calm the nerves here.
Near the inferior Aston Papakea, this twin-tower complex of limited scope is built right up to the beach—a very narrow swath of grass and sand separates it from the ocean. At high tide, guests can toss ice cubes from their lanais into the foaming surf.
Like so many condo-hotels in this northern outpost, this on...