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“great beach”
Review of Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach
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US$ 130.53*
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West Maui Snorkeling Adventure
Ranked #1 of 124 things to do in Lahaina
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Owner description: One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great beach”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

This beach is truly the best beach in Maui. Is clean, the waves are calmer here and is not rockly at all. You can snorkel, paddle board or just relax and enjoy the view. 2 beach chairs with umbrella are $37 to rent daily...(hint)...buy a beach chair from Costco or Safeway and bring it to the beach with you and then just hand it off to another guest before you leave).

Visited May 2012
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Irving, Texas
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“Two worlds of Kaanapali Beach”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Most people think of Kaanapali Beach as the part from Black Rock to the Hyatt. It is part of Kaanapali Beach. This is the south section. It is more commercial with a lot to offer. There is swimming and snorkeling at Black Rock and to a limited extent swimming all the way to Hyatt. But there are coral reefs from mid way down and steep drop offs near Black Rock that can add a challenge. The best part of south Kaanapali is the board walk. It stretches the whole distance and is a great place to stroll or exercise. It connects the various accommodations and Whaler's Village which is home to nice shops and good restaurants.
But Kaanapali Beach also has a north end. It is accessible by going through the Sheraton or from a few public parking lots off Hwy 30. It has a large sandy beach with gentle waves and fairly shallow swimming area. It also has a boardwalk for a mile or so that is just over the dunes from the ocean that is nice for walking or running. There are a variety of condos and older hotels with a few restaurants (Castaways and Dukes), and a little convenience store at Royal Lahaina Hotel which are on the boardwalk more or less.

Visited June 2012
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Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful but windy”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Ka'anapali is great but this is the windy side of the island. The beach is extremely kid friendly with Black Rock as a great snorkel spot. You'll find lots to do here-from shopping (a lot of the same shops are here as in Wailea) and beautiful ocean front dining. Also beautiful sunsets and a nice jogging path!

Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

First trip to the HI Islands. Beach was great for snorkling, riding waves, walking or just enjoying the sun. Stayed at Hyatt, excellent

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Sand!”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

The beach is beautiful - everything you expect Hawaii to be and more. Many activities take off from the beach but the best part is the beach is so large you never feel crowded.

Visited June 2012
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