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KaanapaliUnited States of America

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

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $511 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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! (1,315 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 CA $314 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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! (1,173 reviews)

"Great ocean views for the price. Room was somewhat clean. They needed to sweep the bathroom floor but staff quickly noticed and cleaned it up. Every Staff was super friendly. Food was good but over priced. No Valet but Still had to pay for self parking. Overall the location is close to lots of restaurants, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Royal Lahaina Resort
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2605 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $484 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kaanapali

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
130 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $452 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condominium resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kahekili Beach, Whalers Village and Kaanapali ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,936 reviews)

"I loved how close it was to the beach however I felt that there was a lack of seating around the pool and the beach. I didn't understand why there were cabanas that you had to rent they should just have a couple of them for free. Other than that everything was amazing and the hotel was ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2020

Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Aston Kaanapali Shores
Aston Kaanapali Shores
3.5 out of 5
3445 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $232 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condominium resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Keka'a Beach, Kaanapali Beach and Whalers Village. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,406 reviews)

"Location is amazing. We rented the two bedrooms suit For 10 days which is an auspicious room with beautiful view, full kitchen and living/dining room. I highly recommend this hotel. A little bit pricy but worth the money."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Aston Kaanapali Shores
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
3 out of 5
45 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, HI
The price is CA $307 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condominium resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kahekili Beach, Whalers Village and Kaanapali ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,811 reviews)

"Large, comfortable room, good location, pleasant staff. Will definitely recommend to friends."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Kaanapali

Kaanapali Beach
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Kaanapali Beach

4.5/5(393 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.

Napili Bay
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Napili Bay

4.5/5(157 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

Sunset Sailing with Dinner & Open Bar
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Sunset Sailing with Dinner & Open Bar

CA $127
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Road to Hana Adventure Tour
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Road to Hana Adventure Tour

CA $250
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Adventure
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Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Adventure

CA $191
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Snorkel Cruise with Breakfast & Barbecue Lunch
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Snorkel Cruise with Breakfast & Barbecue Lunch

CA $189
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Road to Hana Premium Picnic via Luxury Limo-Van
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Road to Hana Premium Picnic via Luxury Limo-Van

CA $368
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Discover Maui Scuba Diving for Beginners
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Discover Maui Scuba Diving for Beginners

CA $178
Per adult

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