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.
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2-3 hours
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robert-not-home
Boston, MA2,249 contributions
Jan 2022
Expansive white sand beach, beware of rip currents, etc. as it can get rough. One hotel did post red flag warnings but most did not. Didn't see any lifeguards when I was walking the beach so you need to exercise caution as with the steep drop off it is easy to get sucked out to sea.

Warnings aside it was a nice beach to walk along, many hotels, shops, etc. boarding the beach so if you want a snack or meal places to do that.
Written January 10, 2022
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SkipperBill2
Belvidere, IL726 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a terrific beach with calm areas and some areas to body surf. Nice soft sand. There is enough people to make it enjoyable without being overrun.
Written January 9, 2022
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G. Bui
6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Great for snorkeling ( sea turtles) and whale watching (check season for whales migrate in December- Feb) are not as crazy as Makena Beach, Jaws, etc. Perfect for families…pretty clean and close to Whaler’s Village (Tommy Bahama, Johnny Was, Billabong, Lullulemon, etc.) and restaurants such as Hula Grill, Leilani’s and Huihui. I took off a star only because it can get crowded with tourists - lol!
Written January 8, 2022
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Satyajit R
2 contributions
Jan 2022
There are hotels lined up on this beach and it's hard to search/find parking. Fortunately, we found a public beach access parking near Hyatt that was hidden from public view (you have to find it carefully on Google Maps). The hotels have occupied most of the beach front leaving very little space for the beach. However, the beach is maintained very well probably by the hotels.
Written January 7, 2022
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Kelly T
Dallas, TX115 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Our Hotel was just steps away. Could always find a spot. If you walk down to middle you will see where all the snorkelers are and jump right in middle of it. FYI, sand is thick and gets everywhere not powder like. Just be prepared. Loved it. Can watch the whales all day long right from beach.
Written January 5, 2022
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Aashish K
Columbus, OH74 contributions
Dec 2021
It was a good beach with convenient access to shopping and multiple hotels. The beach was not large yet not crowded. It is right next to black rock, which is a prime diving spot and from which you can see an interesting and brief sunset ceremony.
Written December 25, 2021
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Rawa13
San Jose, CA368 contributions
Dec 2021
This is a great place to relax, enjoy the beach, snorkel at your own pace and dive from a 25-foot rock.

There is a hotel behind that has a bar, where you can get drinks.
Written December 22, 2021
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Brandi T
Blackshear, GA408 contributions
Dec 2021
The is a fabulous area of Maui! The beaches are clean and quiet! Very family friendly! Tons of resorts line this beach!
Written December 19, 2021
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CreatingMemories
Midvale, UT125 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Most perfect beach ever with great shopping really close by @ Whalers. Black Rock is such a beautiful spot & offers world class snorkeling. We saw sea turtles every day. Tons of tropical fish. The sand is so soft & white - it’s literally the picture beach! We loved having lunch @ the Hula Hut which is located right on the beach
Written December 13, 2021
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sparkle519
Chicago, IL54 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Beautiful beach! It’s definitely a beach you should come and check out if you’re not staying at a resort on Kaanapali beach. I recommend staying at a resort on the beach because they all have beach access. The sand is great and it’s a clean beach. The water is crystal blue!
Written December 9, 2021
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