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Ka'anapali Beach

Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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US$ 130.53*
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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” (1,229 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (846 reviews)
“beach walk” (139 reviews)
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviews (6,849)
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fantastic beach! We have stayed here twice, in 2013 at the Sheraton and then 2017 at the Whaler. It is the best portion of Kaanapali beach. No rocks, great sand and fantastic views and sunsets. Makena beach is ranked #1 and for...More

Thank wuensme
Reviewed yesterday

Ka'anapali Beach has a number of places you can access it, if you are driving from another spot. If you are staying on the beach you have a long way you can walk along to get some exercise or choose the best spot for your...More

Thank 943colleens
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach. The color of water is a beautiful blue. It gets deep sharply. Due to the steep slope of the beach, the waves pull us towards ocean. Be careful if you don't know swimming and stay at knee deep waters, or go to Wailea...More

Thank rishi277
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love to snorkel here ... close to shore no need to travel in a boat. Gentle waves and family friendly

Thank cherylreddan
Reviewed yesterday

Ka'anapali Beach is the best beach overall on Maui. It faces the west towards, where Moloka'i Island and Lana'i Island are in view. There are plenty of amenities accessible along the way from Lahaina to Kapalua.

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach was one of the most beautiful we visited. Turquoise water. Be sure to spend some time here. It is crowded though.

Thank ktateMissouri
Reviewed yesterday

The day I visited the beach was virtually deserted. To our delight there was a green sea turtle coming up out of the water onto the sand we were able to enjoy at a distance. Further down the beach, one of the local sea lions...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beaches and clean. Watch out for high waves. Was warm sea water. You wont be disappointed for sure

Thank Sue P
Reviewed yesterday

Now granted, we haven't been to every beach in Maui, but this was our favorite. It had beautiful sand and perfect waves (just big enough to be fun), and everything to do like Jet Ski's, parasail, etc.. There were several restaurants and bars right on...More

Thank Colttravelers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

beautiful beach but very steep for kids. Don't venture into three sea unless you're a proficient swimmer! There are big waves that are so much fun and to the north snorkeling spots with amazing fish and enormous turtles!

Thank NZart
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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.
7 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