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We Know the Best Way to Enjoy a Day at Ka'anapali Beach

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The beaches on Maui are some of the best in the world. People travel from all over to marvel at the crystal-clear water and explore the shoreline made up of white, black, and even red sand. When staying on the island, you have to plan a visit to Ka’anapali Beach. This area is consistently named one of the best beaches in the country, and for good reason! You can spend the day swimming, kayaking, cliff jumping, and snorkeling. With three miles of beach, this stop will be one of the highlights of your trip.

Find out more about the area when you request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide! This handy travel planner has helped countless people plan the perfect Hawaiian getaway. Inside, you’ll discover recommendations for dining, shopping, recreational activities, and more. Create an itinerary based on our suggestions and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

Our 3 Favorite Things to Do at Ka’anapali Beach

Cliff Diving & Torch Lighting Ceremony

Each evening at sunset, the Ka’anapali Beach cliff diving ceremony takes place on the cliffs of Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. You can watch as the diver sets the cliff torches ablaze. Then, to complete the ceremony, the diver releases a lei into the ocean below as an offering to the ancient Hawaiian gods. This is a great way to experience the culture of the island and try something different when visiting Ka’anapali Beach.

Local Tip: Mention our inn for 10% off your food bill!


Explore the world-class shopping center at Whalers Village, located near the middle of the Ka’anapali Beachwalk. Along with high-class stores like Louis Vuitton and Lily Pulitzer, you’ll also find laidback brands like Lululemon and Billabong. During your day of shopping, you can stop at one of the many restaurants or entertainment facilities in the shopping center or spend time exploring the renowned whaling museum. Relax on the beach in the morning, then head to the open-air mall in the afternoon for a little retail therapy.

Whale Watching

Of course, lounging on the shores of Ka’anapali is a great way to spend the day. But, if you’re visiting between late November and early April, you may have the unique chance to spot a whale. During these months, 12,000 humpback whales migrate to Maui for the breeding season. You can sometimes catch a glimpse of these beautiful marine mammals from the shore. But, if you want a better chance, you can embark on a whale watching tour — one of the most popular winter activities in Maui.

Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

Skip the hotel experience when staying near Ka’anapali and opt instead for a unique and intimate experience at our inn. You’ll be able to enjoy authentic Hawaiian culture and spend time lounging on our lanai. Fall in love with our comfortable accommodations, luxurious amenities, and gourmet, complimentary breakfast. You’ll also have easy access to the best attractions in the area, including Ka’anapali Beach.

Check our availability and book your Hawaiian vacation today! We look forward to hosting you.

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  • 2199 Kaho'okele Street Wailuku
    Maui, Hawaii 96793