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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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Ka’anapali Beach is one of the most beautiful and swimable beaches in the world. It is also one of the first mega resorts designed for tourists to visit and not leave for their entire vacation. It is a tourist city. The rooms may be great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at Kaanapali Beach area some 20 years ago and came back for a 2 weeks vacation. Love every minute of it. The weather was sunny and warm. When there was occasional shower, we were rewarded with rainbows!! Never saw so many rainbows before....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annatZ7570DL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful blue water and never too crowded! Pretty hotels line the beach area but not too closely. Whalers village is a fantastic place to eat and shop and is located along this beach. The big black rock on the beach is an excellent place to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 123itsmeyousee
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our home base beach! Having stayed at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, we were literally steps from it. Waves were intimidating, I thought, at first- I later learned that these waves were nothing! Sure there were a fair amount of people but I never felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 206alyssa
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another picture perfect beautiful public Maui Beach! Great access! Sand and some rock formations which provide snorkeling. Next to a great restaurant (5 Palms)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pmckeow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just an outstanding beach! Very popular in Maui !The water is easier to swim in! You don't have the riptide problems you have on other beaches to the South and on the East Side. Can be windy especially in the afternoons and more so in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seemauinow
Reviewed 5 days ago

SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! Lovely and peaceful. Soft white sand, There's Beach Parking at various places next to/ at the hotels. DON'T turn your back on the water. Be careful. Great swimming and snorkeling. Leave the turtles alone.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tigerlei
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beach is something special! Warm and inviting and very very clean! We are here in December so the waves can be a tad rough and there is no life guard so a high level of caution should be maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MelR237
Reviewed 5 days ago

Once you walk this beach you'll always have a happy place to go to when you close your eyes and remember how this beach felt. The sun, the sand, playful waves crashing softly. This is my favorite place anywhere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dennis51wb
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful beach. The water is calm and there is snorkelling right off the beach since the reef is very close. It is narrow at places and wider by the Sheraton and Balckrock. The snorkelling at Blackrock is fantastic. Also, if you take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rosemary M
12 November 2018|
Response from bhudda65 | Reviewed this property |
We saw one while just sitting on the beach as it swam by. They aren’t plentiful is it is more a luck of the draw. Good luck!
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.