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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Maui
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

OLL is one of the best in all of Hawaii. Traditional Hula - so not a Polynesian review, only Hawaiian dance. The service is wonderful. The food is above average and the grounds are beautiful. They do not discount and they sell out 2 months...More

Thank ARuiz1016
Reviewed yesterday

Great water temperature and clarity, coral reefs and fish everywhere, meters from the beach. It was our daily mediation with ocean and fish, unforgettable!

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One can walk from Hanakao’o Beach past Black Rock. The beaches are open to the public, are clean and beautiful. One can swim or snorkel almost anywhere, but snorkeling along Black Rock and around its point is the best. The big sea turtles will amaze...More

Thank RicknJulie
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Our favorite activity was sitting on the beach watching beautiful sunsets, cruises and people enjoying the ocean in their own style. The deep blue waters with the mountain background makes this beach one-of-a-kind.

Thank 110aarthic
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stay at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resorts, so much of this site is located offshore from the property but it is also accessible from an adjacent state park. From the first time we snorkeled this reef nearly ten years ago, we have never ceased...More

Thank panther03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So beautiful!! Lots of hotels along the beach as well. Gorgeous views and just an all around beautiful beach

Thank Steph P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must to visit all year round . Prefect for families, couples and singles. The sea is superb as is the local people

Thank esdekay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beaches at Kaanapali are beautiful! They are well maintained and there is no trash anywhere!!! The waves are perfect fo both kids and adults. You can walk in and snorkel in most spots.

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stayed right on the beach! Great location with food and shopping close by. Make sure you go to Black Rock Beach by the Sheraton for a great place to snorkel and swim with kids! No surf there!

Thank tmcd775
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great snorkeling at Black Rock by the Sheraton on Kaanapali. Can be a bit windy and currents are strong. Beautiful beach to spend a day.

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Rosemary M
November 11, 2018|
Response from bhudda65 | Reviewed this property |
We saw one while just sitting on the beach as it swam by. They aren’t plentiful is it is more a luck of the draw. Good luck!
September 24, 2018|
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Response from MsOrewa | Reviewed this property |
On the beach, expensive!
Lynette R
August 15, 2018|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
About a 45 min drive from Ka’anapali beach to the port in Kahalui.