Why You Should Visit Kaanapali Beach Maui for a Relaxing Vacation

Ka’anapali Beach is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in Maui Hawaii, and was once rated America’s best beach! With the islands of Molokai and Lanai in the distance the views from your beach chair, or stand up paddle board, are worth spending the day doing not much but gazing.

The Kaanapali Beach Hotel

The Kaanapali Beach Hotel will fill up your mana (spiritual energy). The hotel is dedicated to sharing their aloha with visitors through songs, crafts, educations, and special cultural ceremonies.

Nightly hula performance

We ate at the Tiki Terrace, one of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel restaurants a couple of nights, mostly because of the hula performances and Hawaiian music. 

Things to do in Kaanapali Beach Maui

You can rent SUP boards from the Kaanapali Beach Resort. I found them a good price at $25 an hour. Children 10 and under have to double up with an adult. 

Snorkel at Black Rock Beach Maui

Fancy some Kaanapali Beach snorkeling with turtles? Just a short barefoot beach walk from the hotel is Black Rock Beach, popular because of the cliff diving available from the finger stretch of yep, black rocks.

Sunset at the Cliff Dive Grill

Maui is known for its spectacular sunsets, and it sure was pretty watching it go down with a glass of chardonnay from here.