Kā‘anapali Beach

A three-mile playground of golden sand and clear ocean waters

Ka'anapali Beach coastline near Ka'anapali Beach Hotel Hawaii

The sun-drenched shoreline of Kā‘anapali was long ago home to a flourishing ancient Hawaiian community. Its famous landmark, Puu Kekaa (known as Black Rock) was a sacred place where the natives believed the souls of the deceased would leap off to go from the physical world into the spiritual realm. As the plantation era came and sugar cane operations overtook the island, these villages gradually disappeared. Today, this resort area has expanded into a world-class destination with luxury oceanfront resorts, championship golf courses, shopping, and dining. For families, honeymooners, empty nesters, or sun-seekers, the golden stretch of beach remains the main attraction for snorkeling, paddle boarding, sunset sails, whale watching (in season) or simply relaxing for the day.

Photo Credit: HTA/Tor Johnson

Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali, HI 96761, USA 96761 Kaanapali United States