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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Maui
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed today

We walked the beach, walked in the ocean, and ate food and shopped along the resort beach walk. It was a great pleasure to stroll along and enjoy some of life's great moments.

Thank alvinhardimon
Reviewed today via mobile

We were there in October 2018, so I'm not sure if it was related to the hurricanes or not, but the beach was posted with signs warning of dangerous conditions and to not go in the water, so that was disappointing. There were people in...More

Thank ramonalee3030
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach. A friend and I rented paddle boards. Paddled across ka’anapali to the black rock area. There were people jumping off the rocks and snorkeling. We watched the sunset with the husbands while having cocktails. Down side... expensive to park even with validation. Only...More

Thank tonieileen
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been to Maui 5 times over the years, and stayed in the Napili, Honokowai and Ka'anapali areas. Napili Bay is nice, but we feel the view is not as nice as Ka'anapali(especially sunsets). The beach is also at a pronounced incline, which is harder...More

Thank bayork
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even though the water was a little rough and murky due to the hurricane, the water the view and the setting was just beautiful

Thank danytoro
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have young children go to the “ baby beach” perfect for little ones! Calm sea! If you put in baby beach in google maps you will find it

Thank shetazz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little resort between big ones is way more than I expected. It's a gem! Our view is so beautiful, and we get to hear the ocean all night long! So easy to sleep with the sound of waves.

Thank Majel R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked this beach the best! It is pretty nice for swimming and not too terribly wavy. A great view of the sunset and a great view of the nearby islands.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Westin on Kaanapali and we were glad we did. The beach in front of the hotel was great for swimming and using the boogie board. We even snorkeled in front of the hotel and saw fish and turtles. Having Whaler’s Village...More

Thank johnsonknk
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to Kaanapali Beach at least 10 times and I never regret going! There is something special about Kaanapali Beach! The sand is soft, the water is clear blue and the sunsets are stunning!

Thank Desirée O
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25 September 2018|
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Response from MsOrewa | Reviewed this property |
On the beach, expensive!
Lynette R
16 August 2018|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
About a 45 min drive from Ka’anapali beach to the port in Kahalui.
1 August 2018|
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Response from 432belindas | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a paved path for wheelchair access.