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Ka'anapali Beach

Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-3271
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Ranked #3 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was a fantastic beach. There is plenty of space to set up and relax. The waves were mostly calm. Nice and much quieter than the other side of black rock where it seems more crowded. We saw a sting ray and a couple of turtles swimming near the shore.

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Atlanta, GA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This beach, in front of the Sheraton (Black Rock), is one of our favorites. It's wide and has fairly fine sand for Hawaii (many beaches are pebbly). The snorkeling is good by the rocks on the right but, as many before have stated, the surf can get rough. My husband saw colorful fish, turtles, and eagle rays - which are... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We spent the day at Ka'anapali beach near Black Rock. We had tons of fun. The beach is beautiful, despite the quantity of people there is plenty of room. The jumps from locals at Black Rock were impressive though slightly scary. There were intermittent HUGE waves. We got caught in some of them and the current kept us from getting... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great sand, clear water and overall just a beautiful place to be. Even if there are lots of people on the beach, it doesn't really feel like it.

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MIchigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was a nice sandy beach and the water was perfect. There are rocks so water shoues are suggested. There is good snorkelong in different areas on the beach

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Mountain View, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great beach right outside the hotel. Strong currents though, so be careful and go with people to the water if possible. The sand stretch is not too wide either, but doesnt stop you from having fun.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Ka'anapali is a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach with a walking path that follows the beach in front of the hotels. Good places to eat along the path as well as access to shopping at Whaler's Village. There is also access to surf lessons, para sailing, dinner and sunset cruises, and jet ski rentals along this stretch of beach.... More

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San Jose, CA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Of all the beaches we went to in Oahu, Maui and Kauai, this had the best snorkeling. There is the Black Rock where fish are plenty and people dive off of. Crowded, but there is always a place to be found. Parking at Whaler's Mall. If you spend $15 at ABC, you get 3 free hours.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

there is the local beach and then the private for the hotels. I typically go to the private one to relax but go to the local one to socialize.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite beaches. I loved the walking path... lots to see and do. There was good shopping and restaurants near by. Lots of sand and clear waters!

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