Kahekili Beach Park
Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch
Named the 2010 ‘Facility of the Year’ by the United States Tennis Association, this is the largest tennis complex in West Maui, with six...
You'll find the best underwater sights off Pu'u Keka'a, also known as Black Rock, the lava promontory that protects the beach in front...
Kaʻanapali Beach Walk
Smell the salt air, take in the opulent resort sights and check out the lively beach scene along the mile-long walk that runs between...
Everybody swings by to watch the torch- lighting and cliff-diving ceremony from Puʻu Kekaʻa (Black Rock) that takes place at sunset....
Java Jazz & Soup Nutz
With a menu as eclectic as its decor, this arty cafe never disappoints. Breakfast packs ‘em in with everything from bagels to frittata;...
Lonely Planet review
To escape the look-at-me crowds clustered in front of the resorts, head to this idyllic golden-sand beach at Kaʻanapali’s less-frequented northern end. The swimming’s better, the snorkeling’s good and you’ll find plenty of room to stretch without bumping into anyone else’s beach towel. The park has everything you’ll need for a day at the beach – showers, restrooms, a covered picnic pavilion and barbecue grills. Access is easy and there’s lots of free parking.
Snorkelers will find plenty of coral and marine life right in front of the beach. Sea turtle sightings are common. If you want to go a bit further afield, you can swim north to Honokowai Point and then ride the mild current, which runs north to south, all the way back.
The wide beach, backed by swaying palms and flowering morning glory, is also ideal for strolling. It’s a 15-minute walk south to Puʻu Kekaʻa. Or you could walk north along the beach for about 20 minutes to Honokowai Point and have lunch in the village.
To get to the beach from the Honoapiʻilani Hwy, turn makai (toward the ocean) 0.2 miles north of the 25-mile marker onto Kai Ala Dr, then bear right.