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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 yesterday via mobile

Kaanapali is genuine, beautiful and full of choices. This is our third visit and we always go back. Being in Kaanapali means relax, reset, walk everywhere and it's non commercial. Great beach restaurants and great warm clean water, what else do you want.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bawallovertheplace
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful stretch of beaches with a fairly good choice of parking. They have nice waves to play in and a variety of beaches along the stretch. Some good for seeing fish, others super sandy and great for swimming. Beautiful beaches and not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Di K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you plan on visiting Maui in Januaryn bring a jacket, a wet suit if you plan on snookerlling in the ocean. The ocean is cold this time of the year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johnbushwack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ka’anapali beach is really nice. Always seems sunny. We stayed at this beach and it a good proximity to front street and also whalers mall.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kiwiflyer10
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Sheraton so this was a no-brainer to spend every minute we could on this beach. There were definitely families here but there was so much space on the beach that everyone could happily coexist. The water was, of course, clear and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank caitlyn562
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful place to really experience Maui. The beach is beautiful, clean, unparalleled to many of the beach areas on the island. Whether just relaxing on a beach chair, swimming in the crystal clear water, people watching, reading a good book in perfect surroundings,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nanalosasso
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Near hotels and shopping. Parking sometimes difficult and not always free. Picture perfect beaches. Caution: tides and strong currents in some places. Snorkeling possible in some areas. Can watch whales in the distance from the beach Jan-March.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Junie L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Not a surf or wakeboard beach. Good to snorkel the reefs, paddle board, kayak and relax on the sand. Fabulous sunsets over Lanai.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeffpI3565PJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful beach. Every water activity and dining place is here. Sunset Happy Hours. Easy free parking. Nice beachfront walkway. Got to try it once:)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice sand beach can walk for quite a way.. did some snorkeling at black rock. Saw a bunch of fish and a sea turtle.. it can get crowded in the afternoon

Date of experience: January 2019
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8 January 2019|
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Response from minniem102 | Reviewed this property |
Only one road and I'd highly recommend leaving early, taking drinks/snacks (or even pack a lunch), and stopping when you can. My husband suffers from motion sickness and he drove. We took our time and stopped occasionally... More
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12 November 2018|
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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 MKingRohnertPark | Reviewed this property |
You can get them at the royal Lahaina resort. They have cabanas as well for $50 a day. Lawn chairs are $10, not sure how much the umbrella was