Kaanapali is a magnificent coastal community in Maui County, Hawaii. The blissful atmosphere of the island provides the community with a sense of refuge.

Welcome to Kaanapali

A vibrant coastal neighborhood with luxurious amenities and exciting attractions
Kaanapali is a magnificent coastal community in Maui County, Hawaii. Offering resort-living at its finest, Kaanapali attracts visitors worldwide with its luxurious amenities and natural beauty. The well-maintained and up-to-date neighborhoods are landscaped to perfection and draw families, professionals, and celebrities to its shoreline. The blissful atmosphere of the island provides the community with a sense of refuge. 
Iconic attractions and hidden gems can be found around every turn in Kaanapali. From world-class golf courses to high-end shopping to award-winning restaurants, you have the island at your fingertips in the neighborhood. Nature lovers adore the peaceful beaches and rocky cliffs. Those with an adventurous spirit often embark on ocean excursions or adrenaline-filled experiences like ziplining. With a reputation for being one of the most outstanding resort communities in America, Kaanapali is a genuinely charming neighborhood.

What to Love

  • Miles of beautiful beaches and rocky cliffs
  • Luxurious neighborhoods with peaceful atmospheres 
  • Delicious restaurants and trendy eateries 
  • Adventurous activities and ocean excursions
  • Great golfing and recreational facilities  

Local Lifestyle

Life in Kaanapali is fun and adventurous. A seemingly endless amount of fitness activities and ocean excursions are available throughout the neighborhoods, leading most of the community to lead an active lifestyle. The neighborhood’s natural features and upscale amenities create a tranquil environment that captures the charm of a beach town while still providing the conveniences of a big city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kaanapali has a phenomenal selection of glamorous establishments and trendy venues to explore with family and friends. The culinary scene is full of delectable restaurants with lively ambiances to enjoy a meal. Monkey Pod is a delicious eatery in the neighborhood serving gourmet farm-to-table meals. Locals also adore Macadangdang for its delicious Hawaiian-Filipino fusion style and chic setting.
For a fine-dining experience with Italian-American dishes, Longhi’s in Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina & Napili Towers is a terrific place to have dinner with ocean views available. Another hotspot in the area is the Japengo eatery and lounge in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, which also offers views of the beach and some of the resort’s picturesque waterfalls.
When it comes to shopping, there’s a beautiful array of places to choose from around Kaanapali. The spectacular Whalers Village, a premier retail center, is located just steps away from Kaanapali Beach and has loads of high-end brands in its directory of stores. It’s easy to spend a whole day unwinding at this vibrant complex. Whalers Village also hosts unique events and has plenty of places to dine. The Fairway Shops is another popular complex and is located in the heart of the city. 

Things to Do

Kaanapali is bursting with fun activities to enjoy in the neighborhood. Those searching for a genuinely Hawaiian cultural experience visit the Drums of the Pacific Lu’au at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa or the Maui Nui Lu’au at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. These exciting celebrations are always a blast to attend, featuring live performances, delicious food, and traditional ceremonies.
The Daily Cliff Diving Ceremony is another fantastic event to attend. Held every evening at sunset at Kaanapali Beach, which many consider one of the best beaches in America, it taps into the cliff jumping traditions of the island.
For those who love adventure and those who are fitness enthusiasts, there are an endless amount of thrilling excursions to participate in. Surfing is a favorite pastime on the island, and those looking to learn can take a lesson with one of the many local surf schools, such as Kaanapali Surf Club.

Many community members also enjoy golfing at the world-class Kaanapali Golf Courses. For those looking to have a cliff jump of their own, Black Rock Beach is the perfect place and offers world-class snorkeling, too. When whale watching is in season, setting sail into the ocean with Trilogy Excursions, which offers a variety of cruise options, is a great way to make lifelong memories. And for a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the island, go on a zipline adventure.

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