Kaanapali Beach Resort

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.

Kaanapali resort area on the west side of Maui, Hawaii.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.

Drive along Hwy. 30 past the town of Lahaina and past the Lahaina Cannery Mall.  You’ll pass several nice beach areas with picnic tables and incredible views of Lanai and Molokai.

Keep going!  You’ll see the Kaanapali Parkway sign ahead and you’ll be turning toward the ocean.

Kaanapali resort area in Lahaina on the west side of Maui, Hawaii.The entrance to the Kaanapali Beach Resort will be ocean-side, and there are two left-hand turn lanes.  It’s easy to see when you approach the two lanes as you head west on Hwy. 30.

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.

Consider a light lunch or sunset dinner at Hula Grill or Leilani’s.  Both have excellent ocean views and incredible sunsets – possibly the best place on Maui to witness a gorgeous sunset.

Kaanapali resort has a lot of golf courses and is ideal for families and tourists to Maui, Hawaii.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!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

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.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

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.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

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.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

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.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

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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!

Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui, Hawaii.

Baldwin Beach

HDR photography on Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakala Crater

Baby Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii is a family friendly beach.

Baby Beach in Lahaina.

Honolua Bay is an incredible snorkel loaction on Maui, Hawaii.

Honolua Bay

La Perouse bay is a nice snorkel, swim and hike location on Maui, Hawaii.

La Perouse Bay

Sunset on Maui, Hawaii is an awesome, incredible experience on the island of Maui.

Incredible Maui Sunset

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai across from Maui, Hawaii.

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai

Black Rock is a great snorkel spot on Maui and good to see gian Sea Turtles.

Giant Sea Turtle At Black Rock

Welcome To Maui  Tourist Guide

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

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