Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina: Address, Ka'anapali Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Ka'anapali Beach
4.5
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
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2-3 hours
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Angie L
Fullerton, CA15 contributions
Great place to stay... and Black Rock end of the beach is beautiful!
Oct. 2021
We stayed at the Kaanapali Hotel Beach and loved our north end of the beach! The sand and the water in near Black Rock were great for hanging out and for swimming. And I enjoyed walking the trail from the north end down all the way to the public beaches past the Hyatt everyday! Lot's of people... but if you like people watching it is fun! And Whalers Village has a couple good eating spots (Can we say "Monkeypod"!!!) and shops.
Written October 24, 2021
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Beckibecka
Aurora, CO423 contributions
Overrated
Oct. 2021 • Family
Why is this such a highly rated beach? Maybe it was just the day we stopped in, but it was not great. We like to be able to at least swim, snorkel, or boogie board. We could do none of that here. The surf was too rough, and the beach itself is long but narrow. We quickly packed it up and found a better beach.
Written October 23, 2021
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SethAZ
Anthem, AZ20 contributions
Great Family Beach Day
Oct. 2021
Our family had a great day at Ka'anapali Beach. To our surprise, there was ample free public parking available when we arrived ~10am on our weekday visit, and plenty of space on the beach within 100 yards of the main park/restrooms. COVID-times surely contributing to the reduced traffic. Good snorkeling from shore in a number of spots. Good beach sand that was perfect for burying our 9-year-old daughter in up to her neck. A bit windy as to be expected...it's the beach! We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk/sidewalk and seeing all of the resorts. Plenty of resort restaurants to grab lunch at, from ultra-casual food trucks to high-end restaurants.
Written October 20, 2021
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65oski
Irvine, CA503 contributions
Nice, sandy beach conventent to resorts.
Oct. 2021
Lots of room, some shady spots unter the trees. No surf to speak of, pretty good snorkeling. Drop off at shorebreak is steep, keep an eye on the kids.
Written October 16, 2021
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Jeree M
Fremont, NE41 contributions
Beautiful beach
Oct. 2021 • Family
We had a full day on Maui before leaving for the big island in the evening. Our Uber driver said we should visit Kaanapali beach and dropped us off there for a few hours. Great afternoon spot. Beautiful beach.
Written October 16, 2021
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ChandlerAzBeachBum
1 contribution
Can't park!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
The beach is beautiful, clear, nice sand, and the beach walk that runs thru the area is awesome. Big problem is there is very little parking. All beaches are open to the public but the hotels own 99% of the parking lots. They tout public parking in a couple of places and once you get there, good luck. There might be a total of 10 spots and of course they're all taken.
Written October 15, 2021
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Lora Stewart
5 contributions
Beach
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful beach and a great place to snorkel. The water is so clear and beautiful. We loved this beach.
Written October 9, 2021
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Nancy R
Granbury, TX47 contributions
Best beach in this area
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Best beach we found during our stay in Maui. Lots of sand, few rocks and clear water. Lots of beach to walk. Not a lot of people so wasn’t crowded. People were surfing, swimming and snorkeling. Wish we had had our snorkels with us during this trip! Facilities (just bathrooms) and place to wash off.
Written October 8, 2021
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Stuerenberg2007
Hebron, KY23 contributions
1 of the best Beaches in the World
Sep. 2021
Beautiful, peaceful beach. You can roam the beach without a lot of people. Current is a little rough, you just have to be careful of tides. Scenery is to die for!
Written October 5, 2021
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sfprice1956
Napa, CA4 contributions
Hard To Beat This Beach
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This beach is one of Maui’s best. It’s approximately a mile long and borders numerous luxury resorts and condos. The extreme north end has famous Black Rock, which is known for cliff diving, great snorkeling and the island’s first mega resort, The Sheraton. The beach is widest in this area and gets much smaller on the south end. The best part may be the paved walkway that runs between the beach and the resorts. This walk offers beautiful views, entry points to the beach and numerous restaurants and retail shops. There are also several rental kiosks where visitors can obtain snorkeling gear, beach chairs, umbrellas and surf boards. Restrooms are plentiful as are entryways to public parking for those not renting rooms at one of the resorts. Get here early if planning to rent beach or ocean related equipment. Expect to pay high prices for anything available to purchase or rent.
Written October 3, 2021
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