Ka'anapali has an enviable location. On Maui's west coast 10 minutes from both the Kapalua Airport and the historic fishing town of Lahaina, the Ka'anapali Coast is undeniably popular. With golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water, lush green mountains and a whole host of restaurants, activities and hotels, the area has become a victim of its own ... Read more
beauty. Yes, there are crowds and yes, parking is difficult, but did you see that sunset? Beachfront hotels allow visitors to add a special focus to their vacation -- Hawaiian culture, water sports or family-friendly activities are popular here.
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Maui has two high seasons: the winter, when mainlanders flock to its sunnier and hotter (78F/25C) shores, and the summer, when families take advantage of school vacations. The irony is that the best times to go ... Read more
are actually the spring and fall, when winter rains won’t spoil your tanning time and the summer’s 90F (32C) days won’t leave you searching for air conditioning. This is also the time when you’ll get the best hotel rates and airfare. Do keep in mind that the island is full of microclimates, so while it may look like there are clear skies from your hotel in Lahaina, if you decide to take a trip into the interior, you might need to bring an umbrella.

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What travelers are saying

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Honolulu

Great beach, awesome amenities, good food, and a few bars if mom and dad need a drink!

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Austin

This is a nice portion of Maui on the west coast, with Kapalua heading north and Lahaina heading south. The beach is very nice, and is anchored by Black Rock on the north side. There is a boardwalk, and Whaler's Village is in the middle with shopping, restaurants, and other places to explore. This stretch is filled with luxury hotels and vacation rental condos.

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Sydney

A resort stretch of beaches north of Lahaina in Maui, the area's Black Rock Cove is a spectacular spot for snorkeling, probably the best and most accessible such place on the island. There's a spot for modest cliff-jumping overlooking the cove, but even if you stay firmly in the water, Ka'anapali rates as one of the finest beaches on the island.

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Vancouver

It's a commercial crowded beach, but at least the jet-skiing and parasailing are confined to Ka'anapali. It's still a beautiful beach, especially at sunset.

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Longmont

beautiful! Really enjoyed our stay here, many things are in walking distance, or there is the Ka'anapali Trolly if you don't want to walk.

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Ewa Beach

Very much a resort section of Maui, but still so beautiful. I highly recommend an early morning walk, starting just before sunrise, along the beach walk. Watching the light change the colors of everything is phenomenal. Lanai and Molokai can be seen in the distance.

Also, I recommend sunset at one of the many beach / pool side bars. A beautiful sunset with a Mai Tai in hand is a delightful experience.

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Honolulu

I spent a few days staying at the Royal Lahaina Resort near Kaanapali Beach Maui and it was one of the most beautiful areas I have ever had the pleasure of residing. Our hotel was seconds from the beach, providing us with easy access to excellent snorkeling and soothing sounds of gentle waves as we slept. There are several different hotels along this are, in addition to plenty of golf courses and shopping opportunities. Everywhere you look in Ka'anapali provides nothing but scenic natural beauty staring back at you. If you are looking for a relaxing and accommodating area that has everything you could ever want out of a tropical trip in a small community of vacation accommodations, the Ka'anapali area of Maui is one of the best choices you could make.

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West Palm Beach

Magnificent

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San Francisco

Beautiful weather and wonderful whale watching.

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Lakewood

Beautiful beaches....

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