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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” (1,250 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (911 reviews)
“beach walk” (145 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

This easy to access beach was right off our hotel and lovely to swim in. We were on the Hyatt side of the beach where it's not ideal for ocean sports or snorkeling. There is snorkeling near the sheraton. If you are looking for waves...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Please just be aware that El Niño has caused erosion on this beach and many of the hotels have lost beachfront. Still absolutely beautiful!

Thank Kim W
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Beautiful beach! Lots of fun and sun! A lot of activities to do, with multiple quality hotels right on the beach! We miss it already!

Thank Joe E
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This beach is everything they say. Stunning water colors and clear to the bottom. It is a perfect beach to hang out, people watching, swim in the ocean or to snorkel by Black Rock. It is a beach that I highly recommend on your list

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was mine and my husbands favorite spot. This beach is so beautiful. The water is so clear and sand is golden white. Highly recommend

Thank Tmoore11611
Reviewed July 6, 2016

All the hotels have cabanas to rent along the beach or bring your own umbrellas. The snorkeling at Black Rock is great and free!! Paddle boarding was fun and so were the boogie boards. Enjoy!

Thank lcount
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The beach is beautiful. The water is crystal clear. You can take a long walk. Watch the people jumping from Black Rock. There are plenty of restaurants and bars.

Thank lvschramm
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This was truly the beach to snorkel and swim. In a cove and although windy did not affect the swimming. Love this beach. Snorkeling the best.

Thank wellacampbell
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

There are many beaches on Maui, each with their own character. This beach seemed to be the largest, most crowded, and most happening of those I saw. Not only is it long, but also wide from shore to hotels so there is plenty of space...More

Thank Tsm821
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hang out or snorkel. Lots of fish and maybe even a turtle to see. Highly recommended if you're in the area. You can park at the Sheraton. But buy something and give it to the attendant at the parking garage when you...More

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October 21, 2017|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Four winds II has a 1 pm departure for snorkeling at molokini only.
October 21, 2017|
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Response from cshell53 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen online other places that do go out later - into the afternoon. Everyone says' that the morning ones are the best due to the tradewinds in the afternoon.
Alisha N
October 21, 2017|
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Response from blissroman |
You can use their bus public transportation. I have already checked out the bus schedules. It's very inexpensive. I think it's 2-2.50pp(must have exact change) however you can buy a daily pass if you plan to visit more than... More