Discover The Paradise of Kā’anapali Beach Resort

Historically a playground for Hawaiian royalty, Kā’anapali Beach Resort stands as a beacon of tropical luxury and natural beauty. With its pristine sands, crystal clear waters, and a wealth of amenities, it’s no wonder that this destination has earned its reputation as one of Hawaii’s premier vacation spots.

At the heart of Kā’anapali Beach Resort lies its namesake beach, which is consistently ranked one of the best beaches in the world. The three-mile stretch of golden sand gently caressed by the Pacific Ocean’s turquoise waves and framed by the lush West Maui Mountains on one side and the azure expanse of the Pacific on the other. This idyllic setting offers a perfect backdrop for relaxation and adventure alike.

Kā’anapali Beach Resort is home to a collection of world-class hotels and resorts, each offering unparalleled comfort and hospitality. Guests can choose from oceanfront hotels featuring lush gardens and waterfalls, family friendly resorts with kid-centric programming and multiple waterslides, or luxe villas including a private lanai and full kitchen. Many of these accommodations feature upscale amenities such as infinity pools, gourmet dining options, and rejuvenating spa services, ensuring that every moment in Kā’anapali is nothing short of extraordinary.

Beyond the tranquil shores of Kā’anapali Beach Resort, a world of adventure awaits. Water enthusiasts can snorkel alongside vibrant coral reefs, embark on thrilling whale-watching excursions or try their hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Typically, the first week in June, the Waʻa Kiakahi Canoe Festival is held. This legendary event demonstrates a modern adaptation to the ancient way of the voyaging canoe and canoe culture, where guests get the opportunity to go out in the canoe with skilled watermen and women. Meanwhile, landlubbers can explore the scenic hiking trails of nearby Haleakalā National Park, tee off at championship golf courses, or immerse themselves in traditional Hawaiian culture through luaus and cultural experiences.

Whale Watching season is a huge draw in Kā’anapali, as each winter and into spring, over 10,000 humpback whales (“kohula” in Hawaiian) migrate from Alaska and the North Pacific while breeding, giving birth and nursing calves along the way, putting on a magical show off the shores of Hawaii. The whales and their unique behaviors can be witnessed from the shoreline, on a boat tour such as Teralani Sailing Adventures or from ocean facing hotel rooms and suites. In Kā’anapali, locals call this “whale soup.” Whether you choose to view the whales from land or sea, in season, they are easily spotted playing and spouting along the famous three mile stretch of stunning beach.

Kā’anapali is also home to two renowned golf courses that are located on sacred grounds that were once called home to Royal Chiefs of Maui. The Royal Kā’anapali Course and Kā’anapali Kai Golf Course both feature views of the ocean and neighboring islands, taking golfers Makai (oceanside) and into the West Maui Mountain foothills (Mauka). Boasting stunning panoramic views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai from its sloping vistas, the Royal Kā’anapali Course features historical plaques at each tee that share stories and history of Kā’anapali. Fun fact – Arnold Palmer called the 18th hole one of the best and most challenging finishing holes he’d ever played!

The Kā’anapali Kai Golf Course once set the scene for Hawaiian royalty who would spend their days admiring the island scenery and taking part in active games, including a form of bowling using stones that are now the fairways of the course. The Kā’anapali Kai Golf Course also completed a renovation that transformed eight of its bunkers to Billy Bunker style (the best construction method for golf) and refreshed the course’s Pro Shop which now holds some of the best brands in golf.

Culinary aficionados can enjoy regionally inspired cuisine from over 30 culinary options in Kā’anapali, not to mention the annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in the fall. From culinary collaborations to grand tastings with top chefs from across the country, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is one of the island’s most coveted events. Year round, Kā’anapali boasts an array of dining options that cater to every palate, from gourmet seafood restaurants overlooking the ocean to casual beachside cafes serving up tropical cocktails, there’s no shortage of culinary delights to savor. After dark, the destination comes alive with local music and cultural performances.

Following the devastating fires in West Maui in 2023, Kā’anapali has worked to rebuild and reopen to travelers with multiple exciting additions, including Maui’s premier oceanfront retail center, Whalers Village, announcing new stores including Banyan Tree Tattoo and Aloha Collection.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa will soon be opening its new 10,000 square foot social space for all adventurous families, inclusive of children’s entertainment, virtual reality, modern and traditional arcade games, and finished with a bar and lounge offering exciting food and beverage options.

Outrigger Resorts & Hotels finalized its acquisition of the Kā’anapali Beach Hotel, now the OUTRIGGER Kāʻanapali Beach Resort. A beachfront paradise perpetuating true Hawaiian culture, guests at OUTRIGGER are encouraged to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions and customs of the islands through daily activities, captivating Hawaiian entertainment and insightful programs.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure-filled retreat, Kā’anapali Beach Resort offers the perfect blend of luxury, natural beauty, and Hawaiian hospitality. With its pristine beaches, luxurious accommodations, and endless array of activities, it’s no surprise that this tropical paradise remains a favorite destination for travelers from around the world.

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