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Ka'anapali Beach

Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black rock” (1,264 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (879 reviews)
“beach walk” (141 reviews)
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just pure paradise!!! The waves were great, the temp was fantastic and it was wonderful just wading with the waves for almost 2 hours on end.

Thank m0ntg0ms
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at the Hyatt, but brought our beach chairs down to spend a beach day down by Black Rock where the beach is wider. Had so much fun snorkeling, walking the beach, and my kids rented a jet ski.

Thank Elizabeth46905
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved staying in Kaanapali. The beach is actually rocky and can have issue with sea urchins so travel lightly but the waves, the sand, the facilities are great!

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can walk for miles it seems along the coastline of Ka'anapali...many beautiful beaches...one after the other, places to eat/shop. If you are a people person, this is the place for you. There are a LOT of people here! :).

Thank benzslkgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beach spanning major hotel chains ( Westin, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton) at end is black rock perfect for rock jumping and smirking. Bring your own gear ( or rent but expensive). Ample free parking thruout beach strip. Location is near Lahaina and consequently rarely gets...More

Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you wanted the convenience of not needing to rent a car, this would be the place for you. Everything is right there for you- resorts, restaurants, high-end shopping and Long Street a couple of miles away where the resorts provide shuttle service to. Popular...More

Thank Sal C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach is way better than anything in Waikiki area. Lots of hotels to chose from and beach is clean and long. Very cool place with lots of golf too.

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the nicest beach in the world, but probably the nicest on the island. Fairly big waves (not for Hawaiian standards but still) and rocks pretty close to the beach.

Thank Danail D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very good beach area. I particularly enjoy the path near the shore that is excellent for morning and evening walks. The views don't get much better !

Thank jwobkk
Reviewed 6 days ago

We come back again and again to Ka'anapali Beach. The sand is soft, the water is clear, and the location to many excursions and restaurants is convenient. We strolled the beach walk every morning that we were on the island.

Thank julatta
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
The beach at this hotel is not really a beach. KNPLI as really more to the left of it. However, there is free parking...and the beach is right there off the lot. Fils up fast, so get there early. beautiful coral garden... More
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Jamie A | Reviewed this property |
We really enjoyed Leilani's next to the Hula Grill for one of our honeymoon dinner, it is a little nicer and fine dining if you are looking for that. Otherwise, Hula Grill is next door as well if casual is more what you are... More
Laura S
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, but a lot of people do it anyway