Kaanapali and the rest of the island of Maui offer numerous attractions. Some of the featured activities are listed below.
Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach in the west side of Maui. Kaanapali’s waters are perfect for snorkeling and seeing sea turtles, bright corals, and schools of tropical fish. Other local activities include paddleboarding and surfing. Whalers Village is located on Kaanapali Beach, next to the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Home to a vibrant variety of shops and restaurants, it also has a renowned whale museum and free Hawaiian entertainment.
Nearby historic Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845, when the capital was moved back to Honolulu. In the 19th century, Lahaina was the center of the global whaling industry, with many sailing ships anchoring at its waterfront. Molokini is a small, crescent moon-shaped island located just 3 miles from Maui’s southwestern coast, and offers visitors snorkeling and diving among a kaleidoscope of coral and more than 250 species of tropical fish. Boats to Molokini Crater leave from Kaanapali and nearby Lahaina.
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Maui Island Attractions
The Road to Hana is well known for the natural beauty of its unblemished landscapes and towering waterfalls. Traveling down this 64.4-mile long road in east Maui is a popular activity. Among its pristine terrain lies the Red Sand Beach in Hana, known for a dramatic and beautiful hidden cove, and the red sand it gets from lava cinders off Kauiki.
The southwest part of Maui is known for its five beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches and stellar golf courses. Among them, Wailea is a luxurious resort community in South Maui that spans 1,500 acres of land with staggering ocean views.
Finally, don’t miss the magnificent sunrises and sunsets from the inactive Haleakala Volcano, the scenic national park known as the “house of the sun”
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