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Ka'anapali Beach

Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black rock” (1,260 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (925 reviews)
“beach walk” (143 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach was long, sand wonderful, water perfect, snorkeling good, & waves quieting your mind. I watched the sunrise almost every day of my trip. Sunsets also spectacular. Each one different from the last. Some even had rainbows.

Thank Renu B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great beach, sand is very light. Doesnt feel thick and sticky. Not a lot of people out on the beach this time of the year which made it even better.

Thank Alvin O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice location with moderate surf with good swimming. The sunsets in the evening were always worth making the effort to view

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife & I recently stayed here for a week visiting from Ireland. We were greeted with a warm welcome!! The following day we were invited to a breakfast talk about the Island & local area's. It was very helpful!! Michael & Kat at the...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of fish and turtle to snorkel here. Long beach that is a paradise if you love to walk on the sand.

Thank shachiacharya
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just got back from Maui and had a great time. The beach is absolutely beautiful and a great place for sunning and swimming.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kaanapali is historically one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. I was shocked this visit to discover how much of the beach is gone from erosion. The lovely expanse of brown sand is now reduced to 10 feet or less of sharp...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Marriott on Ka'anapali and it was a great location - great mix of hotels, restaurants, sandy beach, activities (parasailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, surfing). Whalers Village has great shopping - some high end and lots of surf shops. This is a great...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not one who actually gets in the ocean but totally enjoy watching the ever changing blues of the water. The bonus at Kanaapali is you get the beautiful islands of Lanaii and Molokai as a framework. For those who do enjoy snorkeling and...More

Thank mabfab2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very long and beautiful beach that is a good place to swim on most days. However, at certain times of the year the surf is too big for swimming.

Thank jbarclay
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21 October 2017|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Four winds II has a 1 pm departure for snorkeling at molokini only.
21 October 2017|
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Response from cshell53 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen online other places that do go out later - into the afternoon. Everyone says' that the morning ones are the best due to the tradewinds in the afternoon.
Alisha N
21 October 2017|
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Response from blissroman |
You can use their bus public transportation. I have already checked out the bus schedules. It's very inexpensive. I think it's 2-2.50pp(must have exact change) however you can buy a daily pass if you plan to visit more than... More