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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” (1,282 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (943 reviews)
“beach walk” (154 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach was crowded, but there were hardly any snorkelers. We went out several times (stayed at the Westin). We saw squid and turtles, in addition to dozens of varieties of fish frolicking just off the shore. There is a steep drop as you enter...More

Thank SeattleSuburbanite
Reviewed yesterday

Every year we visit Kaanapali Beach. It is my favorite spot. There are gorgeous views of Lanai and Molokai, and to the back the West Maui Mountains. The beach is wide and deep in most spots. This year, we were saddened to see that some...More

Thank dfjj
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful very long, sandy beach but it is very busy every day. You cant find a bit of privacy as everybody come to this beach :) I understand their choice because it is very nice but if you want to relax and avoid noisy environment,...More

Thank Monika M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Due to changing climate and higher tides, There is not much beach left. Eventually, the entire area will need to invest in millions of dollars for either beach restoration or a permanent sea wall. If not, in another 20 years, some of the resorts will...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock twice, once to snorkel and most recently to dive. The beach is breathtakingly beautiful. There is ample free parking. No vendors to bug you, so bring anything you need with you. Our personal belongings...More

1  Thank barbaraUsa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this beach! Water can be a bit cool to get in but once in it is great. Waves can be a bit strong but I liked that. The beach is clean, and very few rocks. Kaanapali beach is popular so it can be busy....More

Thank smarshyyz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come to Maui every other year and always stay at Ka’anapali Beach. The views are spectacular and we use the beach walk every day. It’s roughly 3 miles end to end and most of it is right off the beach. The beaches vary in...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In winter, you can see breaching whales in the distance! Nice beach but very commercial with resorts and restaurants. The waves were quite strong the day we were there - they'll take you out so be careful!

Thank Rashi D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kaanapali Beach is great for walking, swimming, surfing,digging or just laying around. Fairly busy. But very large so always lots of places to hang out Restaurants and shops all along the beach

Thank RebeccaGK
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved that we could stroll this beach, watch the sunset and listen to the waves breaking from the promenade that goes from Whalers Village to the Sheraton

Thank Sandra J. S
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Asis B
9 January 2018|
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Response from AZMesaFamily | Reviewed this property |
I know there is one from Maui to Lanai but I have not heard of one from Maui to Honolulu.
1 December 2017|
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Response from Ryland A | Reviewed this property |
Just find a good hotel! There are many! If you can't find one go to the other side of the island!
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.