Kaanapali Beach is a three mile stretch sand and clear blue waters. This beach area is quite popular and is lined by resorts, The Whaler's Village and restaurants.
One of Kaanapali Beach’s most famous attractions is the daily cliff diving ceremony off of the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. Held every evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along the cliff, diving off of Black Rock in a reenactment of a feat by Maui’s revered King Kahekili.
We like that there is a concrete path along the beach so it is easy to walk from the Hyatt all the way down to the Shearton by the Black Rock. This is also good for travelers with mobility issues that have to use a wheelchair or scooter to get around.
The beaches in Maui are amazing and Kaanapali Beach is no exception! I love the fact that the beach has these amazing views of Lanai and Molakai to the distant. The sand is so powdery and soft and the water is always quite warm.
There are a few miles of beach to enjoy with a coastal walk as well as the Whaler's Village where you can do some serious damage shopping. You can also find the Hula Grill as well as a few other dinning options.
Ferni and I enjoy spending a few hours at the beach before hitting the Hula Grill for a drink and then some shopping at Whaler's Village.
The beaches of Lahaina are a far cry from those in Honolulu, for one the beaches of Maui are much wider and the sand feels much more like...well sand. Plus the beaches aren't as crowded and the waves are much, much bigger and therefore alot more fun. For those who are looking for a beach experience put Honolulu out of your mind and think about visiting Lahaina!
Ooooooooooh, this beach.... When the tide is in, though, you may not have much space to lie in the sun. So be sure to put your things in some higher place when you plan to go for a longer walk or swimming spree.
one more place. (you guys are going to kill me)
OK - I don't know the name of the beach, I have no pictures and I can barely give you directions, but please try and find this place. There is a beach on the other side of the island where we saw only locals. This beach was the absolute clearest beach I've ever been to. Crystal clear water and white sand. It's unbelievable!!
From Lahaina, head back to the airport go thru Kahului. Now here's the part I can't remember, but don't worry because I do remember it wasn't far from the fork in the road. You either want to turn right up hwy 36 (i think that is the correct way) or turn left and go up hwy 340. Then just start looking. You'll see the clear water and white beaches. If you do find it, please update me so this doesn't look so ridiculous. Thanks! :)
Go to the beach
There are so many great beaches in Maui, I didn't want to list them all here. Instead, you'll find detailed information on my separate Beach Guide Travelogue, including descriptions of facilities, how to get there, and more importantly, where to park!
Photo: Kahekili Beach