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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” (1,238 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (858 reviews)
“beach walk” (140 reviews)
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this place because of the warm hospitality, beautiful location, wealth of information on Hawaiian plantings in their gardens, Hawaiian decor, lei making, craft sales, breakfast buffets, hula and Hawaiian language lessons, friendly and helpful personnel, kukui bead tradition, restaurant and tiki hut offerings, and...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's easy to see why Ka'anapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach; 3 miles of white sand and crystal clear azure blue water. Fronted by seven resorts, Whalers Village Mall which has many fine shops & restaurants plus a host of water activities like...More

Thank JetSetPhotoTours
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Usually this beach is very calm but during our visit there were limited opportunities to get into the water because of waves and undertow. It is a very nice, clean beach otherwise.

Thank Stacey R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice beach but our part (Marriott) was not very wide. Second visit there. Don't need to go to Black Rock. Just go straight out snorkeling and there are lots of fish. Turtles often lay in the sandy depressions between coral formations

Thank riverandsnow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it. Family friendly. Great snorkeling and various water sports available. Water is the clearest I've ever seen.

Thank rubberbubby
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was ok...not the best beach , saw 1 sea turtle..it had some fish but water isn't as clear as other beaches so hard to see...had restrooms so that was cool.but no steps to get to beach had to jump rocks

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This resort-lined beach is beautiful, well-maintained, and long. Although busy, it never truly feels crowded. Great fun! I would warn families with small children that this is a rougher beach than is ideal for much water play, and there are no lifeguards on the stretch...More

Thank Cammie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect beach for everyone. Chairs available to relax, clean beach, warm water..... ahhhhhh sit back and relax and enjoy your day.

Thank Freakyfigs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My kids and I really enjoyed this beach is one of the mos favorite by tourist here in Maui. You can't go wrong, we loved it! Beacause it is a Long Beach you can enjoy a walk and people is very friendly here.

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this beach we just laid out and have fun in the sun. The beach is very beautiful but… The sand was very hot on bearably hot so just run to the water.

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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