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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 today

We arrived just after hurricane Olivia, and the beach were nice, but because of the water run off from the higher ground, we did not swim in the ocean. Beautiful blue water, large beach's, and a great place to vacation.

Thank rlshire
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good with good snorkeling. Hard to walk over far from shore due to rocks. Need shoes or fins. Pretty setting.

Thank Gates W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful views, a nice grass area to sit under the shade of a palm tree, white sand and flat calm beach. Parking can be tricky as there are lots of people competing for no so many spaces but otherwise, a lovely beach to stop for...More

Thank rach_b999
Reviewed yesterday

Our hotel was right on Kaanapali Beach. While not terribly wide, the beach does have room for beachgoers and those who want to walk the beach at the water's edge. Overall very clean although beware of the "twigs" as they have barbs in them (and...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful beach to walk and to snorkel. It is amazing how many different fish you will see and coral formations, and if you are lucky, you will see turtles! Nice sandy beach for walking.

Thank hockwest
Reviewed 2 days ago

This long white sand beach has something for everyone: beach, sand, ocean, water sports, beach-side restaurants, surfing lessons, snorkeling & clif diving (north end of beach), golf courses nearby. The beach is very popular with several hotels just off the beach, it is often crowded,...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ka'anapali Beach Resort boasts a spectacular white sand beach that stretches for 15,840 linear feet. There are over a dozen hotel and condominium resorts in this tourist area first developed in the 1960's, 52 varied dining options, more than 50 retail shops in Whaler's Village,...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mean no disrespect but I grew up in the Caribbean and I will say, with no bias at all I promise, our beaches are better. More crystalline, less under currents, more swimable, etc. I loved Ka'anapali but the Caribbean has better beaches for sure...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful beach. Made for a long walk. In December it can be small rain showers. There are many restaurant to choose between.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A stunning beach with warm crystal clear water. Great for snorkelling along the reef. We were lucky enough to swim alongside a giant sea turtle!

Thank MsOrewa
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Lynette R
16 August 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.
1 August 2018|
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Response from 432belindas | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a paved path for wheelchair access.
Don H
21 July 2018|
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Response from Carole P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know all the rental car agencies are open late. You can take the drive to Hana or there are also tours. Call the rental car places that are at the airport and they can give you their hours. It is a long drive to... More