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Stay at a luxury resort, walk along the shoreline and learn the local legends surrounding the dramatic rocks that decorate sandy bays.

Kaanapali is a picturesque and serene region with several luxury resorts and excellent beaches. Make the most of the year-round sunny weather with a trip to the many beaches that line the town’s coast.

Sunbathe during the hot summer months on Kaanapali Beach, which is an idyllic spot with picturesque ocean views. Cool down with a dip in the ocean and go snorkeling to see the range of colorful fish. You can rent diving gear from a tour operator in a nearby mall.

Gaze up at the iconic Black Rock, or Pu’u Keka’a, which is steeped in folklore and tradition. It has an informative plaque explaining the legends surrounding it. Embark on the Kaanapali Historical Trail and Legends Tour for a comprehensive understanding of the regional lore. The trail includes 10 monuments with their own signs. Speak with docents at the local hotels for a deeper cultural understanding.

Take the Kaanapali Beachwalk that extends for 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) across a coastline adorned with lavish spas resorts. Join the many joggers and cyclists on this scenic route.

Enter the Whalers Village mall to browse its many shops, cafés and restaurants overlooking the water. Dine at one of the many international restaurants that decorate the coastline. Relax with a few beers and become accustomed to the slower pace of life here.

Among the highlights of the region is the Kaanapali Golf Resort, where you can practice your swing amid views of the spectacular rolling hills and the ocean.

Find the town on the western flank of the island of Maui. Fly to the small Kapalua West Maui Airport and drive south for a few minutes to get here. Visit nearby communes, such as Lahaina and Kapalua. Get around the region by car or shuttle bus.

Intriguing legends give a traditional backbone to the modern resort-laden town of Kaanapali.

Top Hotels in Kaanapali

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is $390 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Lahaina resort is within a 15-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village. Black Rock is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (1,454 reviews)

"Pools, beach, view was great. Great location to local village and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort
3.5 out of 5
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is $228 per night

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock. Whalers Village and Kahekili ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,335 reviews)

"I liked the location, gardens and beach. Hotel is old and need remodeling. Pool is pretty crummy"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Royal Lahaina Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI

Nestled on the beach, this Lahaina resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kaanapali Beach, Whalers Village, and Black Rock. May's Beach and Whalers Village Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice room and beach. Room service menu was limited. Water machine on our floor was broken."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Kaanapali

Kaanapali Beach
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Kaanapali Beach

4.5/5(2,521 reviews)

As one of the highest-ranking luxury beaches in the U.S., this stunning stretch of sand with crystal-clear water is lined with high-end hotels and shops.

Whalers Village
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Whalers Village

4.5/5(1,446 reviews)

When you visit Whalers Village, a favorite shopping spot in Kaanapali, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this romantic area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Kaanapali Golf Courses
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Kaanapali Golf Courses

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Play a round of golf at Kaanapali Golf Courses and enjoy other activities in Kaanapali such as snorkeling. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunsets in this romantic area.

Kahekili Beach
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Kahekili Beach

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Kahekili Beach during your travels in Kaanapali? Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Keka'a Beach
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Keka'a Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Keka'a Beach during your trip to Kaanapali? Visit the area's spas or amble around its beautiful beaches.

Napili Bay
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Napili Bay

4.5/5(823 reviews)

This vacation accommodation hotspot has everything you need. Its protected waters attract swimmers and snorkelers in summer, and surfers and body boarders in winter.

Top things to do in Kaanapali

Underwater Submarine Adventure
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Underwater Submarine Adventure

$122
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop
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Road to Hana Full-Day Tour -Full Loop

$145
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Royal Lahaina Luau & Submarine Combo
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Royal Lahaina Luau & Submarine Combo

$201
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Parasailing Excursion
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Parasailing Excursion

$117
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Hana Lava Tube Adventure
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Hana Lava Tube Adventure

$301
Per adult
Intro to Maui Scuba Diving for Beginners
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Intro to Maui Scuba Diving for Beginners

$135
Per adult

Reviews of Kaanapali

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5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 9, 2019

Paradise!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 9, 2019

It's a great place for a vacation, to relax for a busy business owner or anybody who wants to relax and come back home refreshed

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 9, 2019

We will definately stay in Kaanapali again. Lots of great resorts here!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 8, 2019

Very beautiful nature,water is amazing. Clean and warm. It was humid!! Hot. Please please please take care of animals,birds, small creatures.

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Find the best beach winter escapes to get away from the cold and enjoy sun and surf during your winter break.
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