Home to award-winning beaches and some of the best resorts on Maui, Kaanapali is a place where dreams come true. Bask in the sun by the pool, snorkel in deep-blue waters, and attend an island Luau to experience the taste and rich culture of the Hawaiian Islands
. Life is easy when you book a stay in one of our Kaanapali beach rentals - find out for yourself!
Where is Kaanapali?
Sitting on the west side of the idyllic island of Maui
and less than 30 miles from the Kahului Airport, Kaanapali is a hub for sun-seeking tourists. Five miles south is the historic whaling village, Lahaina
, and six miles north is the iconic Kapalua Bay. If you're hoping to catch a legendary Haleakala sunrise while you're on the island, it's an easy journey by car from here. With basically everything Maui has to offer at your fingertips, you can’t go wrong with a stay in one of our Kaanapali beach condos.
Shopping & Dining in Kaanapali
All your shopping needs in Kaanapali will be met at one destination - Whalers Village. Here, you’ll find a number of designer clothing stores for buying swimsuits and island-wear, local shops selling handcrafted souvenirs, and a handful of food and ice cream shops. If you’re in search of fresh fish and produce, a quick walk north of Kaanapali Shores
will bring you to a fish market and a wonderful farmers market, where you can buy heavenly tropical fruit and something to cook up in your vacation rental.
You won’t have to wander far to find superb dining options, either. Connected to our luxury rentals in Honua Kai Resort
, Duke’s Beach House offers classic Hawaiian food in an oceanside location, and Leilani’s on the Beach has a surf ’n’ turf menu with open-air seating. For a quick bite to eat after a day in the water, visit Hula Grill. Romantic evenings are best spent at the upscale venue, Roy’s, dining on Hawaiian fusion food.
Outdoor Activities in Kaanapali
With so many resorts in Kaanapali, it comes as no surprise that this is also a hub for any activity you can imagine doing on Maui. Sign up for surf lessons through Island Style Adventures, or go parasailing for a different kind of thrill. A few companies in the area offer catamaran tours, where you can choose to either snorkel or go on a tour at sunset and enjoy dinner out at sea.
There’s plenty of fun to be had with minimal to no gear, though. Rent a mask and some flippers to go snorkeling at iconic Black Rock Beach and spot sea turtles, or lay a blanket down on the soft sand to soak up some rays. Golfers will find two of the most beautiful courses you’re sure to step foot on at Kaanapali Golf Course.
Find your personal paradise in one of our Kaanapali beach rentals!
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