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“Beautiful views above and below the water” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-3271
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$38*
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
Calgary
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“Beautiful views above and below the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a wonderful beach with a boardwalk that is well traveled. The gold sand beach is busy, but not overly crowded. Edged with hotels on the one side and the ocean on the other, there is plenty to see. Surfers, both beginners and experienced, dot the water, as well as paddle boarders and those playing in the surf and sand. There are plenty of shops along the way, and showers to clean up under when you are done. It's a great place to spend the day, and if you are lucky, catch the sunsets.

Visited May 2013
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“Loved this beach and all it has to offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great resorts here, has a walking trail that runs all along the shore, snorkeling was great (saw sea turtles & lots of colorful fish). I stayed at the Westin.

Visited April 2013
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“over developed crowded beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had heard a lot about the Black Rock beach. Beach was gorgeous, clean/fine sand. Lots of people from the many, many hotels. Whaler village is the only place to park(even though it says not beach parking), but you need to spend $10 somewhere in the overpriced mall to get the 3 hour validation. By 11am it was a completly packed beach and time to leave. Many other beaches on Maui with less hassle and less crowded.

Visited May 2013
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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“Beach time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The Kaanapali Beach is a beautiful golden beach with tons of room for everyone. There is a drop off of the beach, almost 2 levels. Great time swimming and splashing in the waves.

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Barrie, Canada
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“Ka'anapali Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very nice, clean, no rocks. Short walk to Black Rock for snorkelling. Gentle waves, good for kids. I liked that the strip is open to anyone, you can walk all the way along, past all the hotels on the beach strip

Visited April 2013
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