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“black rock”(1,337 reviews)
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Maui
Off Hwy 30, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

very nice beach we spent every day there and snorkled with turtles the water is warm and clean and beach isn’t too crowded

Thank Maria V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a beautiful area. Sunsets are amazing. Enjoyed the beach walk this AM with a nice walk. Beach area is very nice.

Thank Duke95683
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at the Westin right on the beach and the views are stunning. This is great for surfers and body boarders but the water is a bit rough for swimming. But, the views (especially atsunset) can’t be beat! Wow!

Thank Telly L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After lunch at Monkeypod, and not ready to head into the water, we decided to walk from the Westin, north to where the paved path ends and onto the beach. Perhaps not the busy season but there were lots of people enjoying the beach. The...More

Thank Hola_PVR
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love swimming or paddle boarding at Ka’anapali beach. I frequently see large sea turtles and lots of beautiful fish while snorkeling. It’s my favorite beach!

Thank Lorry T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice but very busy beach. Go to black rock by crossing the sheraton hotel to have amazing snorkelling with sea turtles ! Also nice and safe with kids for body boarding . U can buy one for less than 12 usd at the shop nearby.

Thank tong n
Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking is the big issue at Ka'anapali Beach. I have to admit that we didn't check the hotel lots for beach parking - maybe we would have found some? - but went instead to the Whaler's Village parking garage. Did some quick shopping in the...More

Thank laurielagrone
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can walk the entire length of the beach on a board walk. The best place to snorkel is at the end of the beach at Black rock in front of the Sheraton Hotel. Many fish and turtles to swim with. There is a reef...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is where most Maui tourists end up for a reason, it’s great! Super fun by the Sheraton, where Black Rock is. Don’t bother with the activities here unless you’re staying in Kaanapali and don’t have a car, there’s better stuff everywhere

1  Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the beach in front of our Westin Villa in Kaanapali. It was not as crowded as some other parts of Kaanapali beach and you were able to use beach chairs and towels as a part of staying at the Westin property. Our...More

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25 September 2018|
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Response from MsOrewa | Reviewed this property |
On the beach, expensive!
Lynette R
16 August 2018|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
About a 45 min drive from Ka’anapali beach to the port in Kahalui.
1 August 2018|
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Response from 432belindas | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a paved path for wheelchair access.