Kaanapali on MauiThe Kaanapali Beach Resort is the Maui vacation resort and luau epicenter.
Located in west Maui just a few minutes north of Lahaina, Kaanapali is a three mile long stretch of beachfront resorts, restaurants, shopping, and a wide variety of ocean activities.
With everything so close together, you can spend your whole Maui vacation within walking distance of your hotel.
Four Kaanapali luaus are hosted by the resort hotels at the Kaanapali Beach Resort:
• Royal Lahaina Resort - Myths of Maui
• Hyatt Maui - Drums of the Pacific
• Westin Maui - Wailele Polynesian
• Sheraton Maui - Kaanapali Sunset
|The open air shopping mall Whalers Village is within walking distance to approximately 5,000 hotel rooms, and timeshare and condominium units. |
This shopping mecca includes about seventy stores, including Louis Vuitton, Tommy Bahama, Coach, Pacific Sunwear, Hula Grill, Leilani’s Restaurant and Cane & Taro Restaurant.
Named the best beach in America in 2003, Kaanapali Beach
anchors the resort. This is the classic resort beach - white sand, walkout access from your hotel, and calm seas for swimming and snorkeling.
Several catamaran sailboats go right onto Kaanapali Beach to load passengers. Read about our early morning Dolphin Snorkel Sail
on the Gemini sailing catamaran and our Snorkel and Whale Watch
trip on the sailing catamaran Kapalua Kai.
Sugar cane fields once covered much of Maui. Step back in time on the Maui Sugar Cane Train
, popular with young children and railroad enthusiasts who enjoy a relaxing six mile ride between Lahaina and Kaanapali.
Whalers village is a shopping mecca right in the middle of Kaanapali. The three level open air shopping mall also includes oceanfront restaurants and an outdoor stage for cultural events such as nightly free hula shows
Open daily from 9:30 am to 10 pm, the Whalers Village Museum
offers free admission to over 200,00 visitors a year. Inside they have everything you ever wanted to experience about whales and whalers in Maui during the mid 1800's.
The Kaanapali Video below gives a birds eye
(helicopter) view of Kaanapali Beach and the Kaanapali resorts.
The view starts with Black Rock, then sweeps south along the Kaanapali Beach and identifies the Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Whalers Village shopping mall, Kaanapali Ali'i, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, Westin Maui and Kaanapali golf courses.
Click on the PLAY button in the image below to view the video.
Maui Family Vacation from Kaanapali