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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Maui
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed today

Certainly an attractive beach which is why multiple hotels are there. That is also a little bad news since I wouldn't suggest this area if you are a beachcomber. LOL!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed today

We have visited almost every beach in Maui and this beach is hard to beat. Also a great choice to watch the beautiful Maui sunsets

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank gregfrazier66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Kaanapali beach area is great for a nice all around beach experience. Bring your sunscreen! The clouds can go in and out but there is no pollution here to filter the UV Ray's. The sand is a bit sticky but easy to brush off....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ralph A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small beach in its own cove. Napili Shores on one side and Seahouse restaurant on the other. Becoming eroded by reasonable size waves.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stuartdmclean
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the beach every morning between 7-10am. The place is so calm and predictable with gorgeous water color, temperature, and small waves. Perfect for snorkeling or just dipping in and out while you enjoy the sun at the slightly sloped and sandy beach. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 145shawna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our 3rd stay and having explored most of the island now I don’t think I would stay anywhere else. Such a clean uncrowded beach with crystal clear water and snorkeling at black rock. The beach walk takes you past all the resorts, shops,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 243jennya
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning beach. We snorkeled and sunbathed and enjoyed the trail behind the beach. Well snorkeling we saw two large sea turtles

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ingridv626
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved Ka'anapali Beach as it is the epitome of why we went to Maui and you can't say you went to Maui unless you go to this beach for swimming, sunbathing, and people watching.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank travelgurusandiego
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by this beach for an afternoon and are so glad we did! The beach is really wide so even though there are other people, it doesn't feel crowded at all which is great! There's a lot of shopping and restaurants in the area...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gentle surf. Lots of sand and many activities!!! Great beach walk for morning exercise! Lots of dining options too!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeff M
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October 10, 2019|
Response from Akiskalevo8 | Reviewed this property |
Next to whalers village
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April 16, 2019|
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Response from tspencer9 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I’ve taken a snorkeling trip and I didn’t enjoy it.... I felt like most of the tour was just time spent on the boat and the actual snorkeling was minimal. I found we saw everything right off the beach! Try... More
January 7, 2019|
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Response from minniem102 | Reviewed this property |
Only one road and I'd highly recommend leaving early, taking drinks/snacks (or even pack a lunch), and stopping when you can. My husband suffers from motion sickness and he drove. We took our time and stopped occasionally... More