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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” (1,228 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (843 reviews)
“beach walk” (139 reviews)
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Amazing Kaanapail Beach right in front of our resort. Will be back. Snorkelling was great and saw a turtle within 5 mins of being in the water.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! Great snorkeling by black rock! Lots of activities to do right off the beach parasailing, banana boats, sunset sails, snorkeling trips.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family stayed on Maui for three weeks, and we vistited this beach numerous times. Of course this beach is filled with tourists, but this is Maui, there are tourists everywhere. We had no problem finding a spot in the lot when we came about...More

Thank VacationGirl510
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful beachfront area, with lots of resort chains and spectacular views of the beach. It is also close to The Whaler's Village (where you will find shops and a few eateries), Starbucks (at various resorts) and a 15 minute ride (by Maui...More

Thank tarabW4802KV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soft sand, great waves, near shopping and restaurants. Come early to get the full experience - rent an umbrella and it will be the perfect place to relax all day. Parking is tough to find if you aren't staying nearby. If staying nearby, Uber would...More

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it attracts a large number of tourists. Ok for surfing, good for learning to surf. Relatively safe to play in the water during the summer, but as always watch small children.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Soft golden sand clear water mild waves perfect !! Great for kids too. Not too crowded. .Very beautiful sunsets.

Thank bearkat91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! Hot sand and lots of waves! If you can't swim I wouldn't recommend going in. Lots of snorkelers, we didn't snorkel but seemed like a popular location to do it.

Thank wonderwall39
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love ka'anapali beach so much - my favourite beach in the world. Crystal clear water, the sand is great and the beach is pretty quiet and peaceful. The colour of the water changes between the most beautiful turquoise and blue colours throughout the day....More

Thank lucky_charm2300
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. The people are friendly and accommodating. There are many diverse water sports offered. Golf is at its finest! This our 4th return trip.

Thank Judy W
Nearby Restaurants
Hula Grill Kaanapali
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Leilani's On The Beach
4,298 reviews
.37 km away
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my wife and I will be staying at Kaanapali Shores Resort in October. How close will we be to this beach? I have a lung issue and can't walk long distances.
6 April 2017|
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Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
The beach at this hotel is not really a beach. KNPLI as really more to the left of it. However, there is free parking...and the beach is right there off the lot. Fils up fast, so get there early. beautiful coral garden... More
Best place to have a 50th family dinner celebration
4 April 2017|
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Response from Jamie A | Reviewed this property |
We really enjoyed Leilani's next to the Hula Grill for one of our honeymoon dinner, it is a little nicer and fine dining if you are looking for that. Otherwise, Hula Grill is next door as well if casual is more what you are... More
Laura S
looking for it on the map to see if it's near the Ka'anapali Beach hotel where were staying
30 March 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, but a lot of people do it anyway