Kaanapali Beach of Hawaii

Kaanapali Beach of Hawaii

West Maui is best known for Kaanapali Beach. In fact, Kaanapali Beach is tagged as the "signature beach of west maui." The long stretch of powdery white sand and blue waters has placed Kaanapali among the list of best beaches in USA. Kaanapali was once a secret getaway for Maui's elite, until the beach was popularized in travel journals around the world.

Kaanapali Beach

Kaanapali is a pioneer of sorts in the tourism industry of the world. It was the first planned resort of Hawaii and has since served as a pattern and model for other beach resorts in the Pacific and in the world. The beach has five highly acclaimed hotels and six condominium villages with vacation rentals. Another feature of Kaanapali is the Whalers village, a marketplace that includes shops, restaurants and a whaling museum. Whalers village also offers free cultural entertainment.

Kaanapali is a sportsman's heaven, serving as a host to two championship golf courses. The Royal Kaanapali and Kaanapali Kai both offer spectacular views to golfers as they tee-off.

One of the cultural attractions at Kaanapali is the daily cliff diving diving ceremony held every sunset. Held at Puu Kekaa or Black Rock, the ceremony reenacts a feat done by Maui's King Kaheliki.

Kaanapali is accessible via Kahului airport, which is just 50 minutes away from the beach.