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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
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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

No surf due to the time of the year, but great temperature for just a swim. Plenty of water sports available and there were plenty of parasailing people and jet ski's about.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Liked hotel because they are the most Hawaiian hotel on the island. Great breakfast buffet, great nightly hula show. Staff is so friendly. Ground are beautiful.

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Seattle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You just can't beat Ka'anapali. I will never stay anywhere else but near or on Ka'anapali whenin Maui. Spectacular views of the ocean (of course) and you can also see the nearby islands as well. The beach is wider and longer then anywhere else, as well. I've been coming here for 20+ years and have visited several areas in Maui... More

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Daly City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Calm waves, good for snorkling. Also good for jogging (trails), walking and sunbathing. A lot of hotel beach front properties nearby along with restaurants for eating.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

got a tad crowded on our last day, but mostly not at all busy. We stayed at the Sheraton, so we were on that strip of the beach. One night we stayed for sunset until we could see the stars popping out--lovely night!

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Irvine, CA
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nice sand and calm waters (most of the time) -- really worth a visit. With all the resorts surrounding it, the beach is amazingly empty. Bring and chair and a beach umbrella to take full advantage, or come at sunset.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Soft sands, gentle waves. And some of the clearest water you will ever see. Places to snorkel, swim, surf, paddle board, or do nothing. One of the best views anywhere in Hawaii.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Don't touch the turtles and keep your eyes out for coral/rocks and you'll be fine. Beautiful sand, but can be hot, don't leave anything out that you'd want to get stolen - common sense.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Three of the hotels on Ka'anapali Beach have been around since the late 1950s or 60s I think. But it's still a great place to visit. It's very commercial now and the restaurants are not all that great, but you can still get sun, swim, cocktails and food. So what's not to like? (Except maybe too many families now.)

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Woodmere, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's a nice beach but it can get very hot and you need an umbrella which will cost you $$$. The white sand is fine, the water was warm and calm. The beach doesn't have much depth at the Westin but widens out as you get to the Sheraton. The sunsets are fantastic. If you want to swim with the... More

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