Along the west coast of Maui,
Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina is
one of the Maui attractions and true hot spots of the island. Kaanapali is Maui's
equivalent to Waikiki Beach though it remains more tranquil,
smaller and crowd-free. Clear, warm water, a sandy stretch
of shoreline, public restrooms, showers and an abundance
of shops and restaurants along the main strip make a Kaanapali
vacation great for those looking to spend some time in
one of Maui's terrific
The coast is lined by Maui
resorts providing direct beach access for guests but
there are also numerous public accesses available. Dividing
Kahekili and Kaanapali Beach, Black Rock is one of the
most popular Maui attractions along the beach. Once frequented by ancient Hawaiians
who believed their spirits left the world from this special
point, one of the last volcanic eruptions in Hawaii occurred
at the site. These days locals and visitors use the point
for diving into the deep, ocean water below.
There are several great accommodation choices for a Kaanapali vacation. Kaanapali Shores offers a number of things to do for all ages and includes Camp Kaanapali, a fun child's program that operates throughout the year. Kaanapali Shores is a triple diamond, AAA Maui resort exhibiting studios, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens perfect for couples and families. Air conditioning, daily maid service, private lanais, private laundry facilities and complimentary wireless internet are all in-room resort features.
Guests of the Kaanapali Shores resort will have easy access to ocean sports, two large freshwater pools, dual jet spas, a sauna and a pool side bar. The onsite restaurant provides a diverse menu and championship Maui golfing is nearby. Visitors will also find great options for shopping and many nearby attractions to explore during a Kaanapali vacation. There are also three tennis courts, a fitness club and an outdoor barbeque area. The resort's Wedding Gazebo is available for Maui weddings with a wedding coordinator on site for your important day.
Maui Kaanapali Villas
When visiting Maui Kaanapali villas are another great
lodging option to consider. There are several private
villas that can be rented through a travel agent or from
private owners. Maui Kaanapali Villas in Lahaina are nestled
on eleven spectacular acres brimming with exotic gardens
and situated on an unspoiled stretch of golden sand. Iao
Valley State Park is only a half hour drive and excellent
for a leisurely afternoon of Maui
hiking. Guests can choose from a number of activities
like snorkeling, sailing,
surfing and many other fun sports.
Three swimming pools provide plenty of space for guests without feeling crowded. After a long day, professionals at the onsite day spa will ease any aggravating tensions. Maui tours can easily be arranged at the tour desk while beach services provide a shoreline advantage. The Maui Kaanapali Villas offer guests world class amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, coffee makers, a kitchenette and more in rooms with colorful Hawaiian adornments.
Other local attractions near Kaanapali Beach include Whalers Village featuring an incredible, 40-foot whale skeleton in the museum. The Old Lahaina Luau or the sunset luaus at Black Rock are both excellent Maui Luaus in the area for those looking for classic Hawaiian entertainment. Head to the massive banyan tree on Front Street and enjoy a cold drink and some great people watching. Submarine tours, historic monuments, art galleries and numerous dinner theaters are accessible in this exciting area of Maui.