Kaanapali Beach Resort is a major tourist attraction!
The Kaanapali Beach Resort area is a large, resort-designed community with several major hotels and restaurants, and the Whaler’s Village shopping complex. It’s home to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, the Marriott Maui Ocean Club, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
The Kaanapali Beach Resort area and the famous Black Rock snorkeling spot are located on the west side of Maui, and offers one of the island’s nicest, longest, most family-oriented beach on Maui.
Keep going! You’ll see the Kaanapali Parkway sign ahead and you’ll be turning toward the ocean.
Visit Whaler’s Village in the center of the resort area. It’s a nice, two-story shopping complex with a multi-story parking garage. There’s an assortment of high-end jewelry shops, clothing boutiques, gift stores, and a small food court on the lower level.
Also think about visiting the Whale Museum at Whaler’s Village. Learn more about the North Atlantic Humpback Whales that visit Maui each year. The museum is free and is ideal children of all ages.
Of course, the Kaanapali resort area is full of really nice resorts with intricate swimming pools. It seems each resort tried to “out do” the other resorts.
It’s fun to just walk along the ocean boardwalk to each resort, and view the swimming pools and open-air areas at each resort. The Hyatt Regency Maui is especially nice to explore in the late afternoon.
Aloha – Enjoy Maui!
Beaches. Maui has some of the best beaches in the world. Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina. Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite. Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.
Top 10 Lists. Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants. There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.
Eating & Drinking. Oh, yea. You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui. Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café. For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.
In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and Makawao Steak House. Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.
Ever been in a rainforest? Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest! Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back. Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!
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