Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina: Address, Ka'anapali Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Ka'anapali Beach
4.5
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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
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Rob W
Paisley, UK7 contributions
What a gem - beautiful beach, grounds and outstanding friendly staff.
Sep 2021
Ka’anapli Beach Hotel (KBH) is a wonderful place to stay and experience Maui and the Hawaiian culture. We have stayed here 3 times - our honeymoon and two anniversary celebrations- and we hope to stay here many more times. The staff is very friendly and kind. Many employees that we visited with have been with the hotel for 20 to 30+ years. The hotel treats both employees and guests very well. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Every employee we encountered was extremely nice. The hotel has a department dedicated to providing free Hawaiian culture classes to hotel guests. We stayed in the newly renovated Papakū wing in an oceanfront room. The views were fantastic - like something out of a story book. Sunsets were stunning, rainbows were frequent - all accompanied by the steady sound of the ocean just outside the door of our private lanai (balcony). The room had simple clean lines, yet was very elegant, tastefully decorated and even included some crafts made by hotel employees. If you are looking for a big name, opulent, gaudy hotel KBH isn’t for you. But, if you are looking for gracious Hawaiian hospitality while you relax in beautiful surroundings then you will be very happy that you chose KBH. KBH management and staff should be proud of the atmosphere that they have created and nourished. I can’t think of a place I would rather be than KBH to relax and recharge.
Written 18 September 2021
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Julia C
Kenosha, WI4 contributions
Gorgeous!!
Sep 2021 • Friends
This beach was right outside our hotel, and it is gorgeous! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!! The beach is also very clean, and it wasn't too busy while we were there for the week. Highly recommend!!
Written 17 September 2021
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Howard R
2 contributions
Knowledgeable
Sep 2021 • Couples
Gina Schur the concierge at the Kaanapali shores was very friendly knowledgeable and helpful in planning our excursions. Had planned nothing prior to getting to Maui and she went above and beyond to get us everything we wanted to do. Even to those events that were full at the time we got there. Very good at what she does
Written 15 September 2021
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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA1,893 contributions
It a Very Popular long skinny beach.
Jul 2021
Its a great beach and offers very nice sunsets. Just be aware it will be crowded. Best to rent a beach cabana and camp out. There are a ton of adventures you can sign up for and pay on the spot. have fun Aloha
Written 15 September 2021
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MR
Bonita Springs, FL16 contributions
Gorgeous Beach
Sep 2021
It is a great beach, just a lot smaller than we anticipated. The water is beautiful and clear waiting for you to jump right in,
Written 8 September 2021
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Lisa Y
3 contributions
I must be dreaming!
Sep 2021
My favorite place is by the ocean, and I do believe Ka'anapali Beach has just become my all time FAVORITE place by the ocean - it's crystal clear blue/green waters with the mountains as the backdrop can NOT be beat!
Written 7 September 2021
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ksandvoss
Fort Mill, SC27 contributions
Beautiful beach with something for everyone.
Aug 2021
Beautiful beach with something for everyone. Great for surfing, walking, sailing, and cliff jumping.
Written 5 September 2021
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MBre
Denver, CO4 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021
Beautiful and gorgeous with lots of activities to enjoy for the whole family. Lots of room to enjoy the beach.
Written 3 September 2021
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Lawrence G
2 contributions
Best beach on Maui despite local richey rich jerks
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is the beach to go to for your first trip to maui - good snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. Lots of restaurants and bars and a great boardwalk. We stayed at the maui kai which has no beach but is very close. Our only issue was a local - probably a richy rich busy body that was on the beach serving as his own private beach patrol - yelling at people and accosting them for drinking beer, smoking, or not having dogs on a leash. I am surprised this guy - dressed in black shorts and a black long sleeve shirt didnt get punched out for being such an a-hole. Regardless of mr. local a-hole we had a great time and highly recommend
Written 31 August 2021
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Tacomafam
16 contributions
Gorgeous beach
Aug 2021 • Family
This beach is stunningly beautiful. It has fun waves, yet Black Rock stays pristine for snorkeling. We saw huge schools of fish and two green sea turtles. We love to arrive early (8 a.m.) to get a free parking spot in the small lot. If we arrive later in the day we park at Whalers Village and buy some macadamia chocolates or cold drinks from ABC store to validate our parking (only $15 for validation). When swimming in the evening, live music often floats down from the restaurants which makes for a magical atmosphere.
Written 28 August 2021
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