Ka'anapali Beach
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Considered one of the best beaches in America, Ka'anapali is three miles of perfect white sand. Don't miss the daily cliff diving ceremony off Puu Kekaa.
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2-3 hours
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4.5
9,383 reviews
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Chris D
Melville, NY9 contributions
Jan. 2022
Time share there. zip lines over beautiful plantations, even the kids can do it, horseback riding to the most beautiful places with terrific guides. even the ride from the airport along the water past little private beaches.
Written December 2, 2022
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,411 contributions
Nov. 2022
This is a great beach. Other than a section that was washed out during a big storm in Sept there is a fantastic walkway that goes for miles. This area is beautiful. Many restaurants and shops as well.
Written November 30, 2022
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lgs701
Victoria, Canada47 contributions
Nov. 2022
Unbelievable seafront resorts the entire length. Much better and quieter beaches towards the south and north. Would not choose to stay on this beach again.
Written November 30, 2022
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WBJM2009
Little Rock, AR768 contributions
Nov. 2022
A lovely beach to visit - water is clear. We loved our stay in Ka'anapali and enjoyed our time on the beach!
Written November 30, 2022
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Robin A
Bozeman, Montana, United States91 contributions
Nov. 2022
We stayed in a location overlooking Ka'anapali Beach and thoroughly enjoyed walking the beach and watching sea turtles feeding.
Written November 15, 2022
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Debran R
Sacramento, CA2 contributions
Nov. 2022
Ka’anapali Beach is fabulous. Easy access, beautiful white sands, pristine waters with lots of sea life. It’s a must see.
Written November 14, 2022
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Tony R
Madison, WI4 contributions
Nov. 2022
A quick walk from many hotel options, the beach at Ka'anapali (old airport beach in particular) is an amazing attraction for first time snorkelers. We saw multiple sea turtles, octopi, eels and an amazing array of tropical fish.
Written November 14, 2022
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Nolan
13 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Great beach, easy access to hotels and restaurants, and Whalers Village. great place to watch the sunset!
Written November 12, 2022
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MRJSP
BOSTON27 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
One of the most spectacular beaches! And not at all crowded. The water temperature was about 70 degrees, waves were gentle and easy to swim.
There’s also a lovely paved beach walk you can do with restaurants and hotels.
Written November 12, 2022
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Georgia B
Keaau, HI6 contributions
Nov. 2022
The beach is not what we remember. Evidently a large swell in May or June took out a big portion of the beach. Upended boat remains in the front of the Marriott property. No longer the nice sidewalk that went from Hyatt to Black Rock. Walk on the sand or back up through the hotels to the street. There was also a fire in the West Maui Mountain raining ash into Lahaina.
Nature is relentless.
Written November 10, 2022
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KA'ANAPALI BEACH (Lahaina) - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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