Kaanapali Beach Resort was the first planned resort community built in the world. Kaanapali was originally reserved as a retreat for Maui Royalty. During the late 1800’s and 1900’s as agriculture became the dominant industry in the area, large plantations growing sugar cane, taro, and pineapples flourished. But today you can enjoy the miles of white sand beaches, world-class shopping, golf and restaurants.
For the golfing enthusiast there are two 18 hole championship golf courses, the Kaanapali Royal golf course, Maui’s first resort golf course, and the Kaanapali Kai golf course with its sweeping views of the West Maui coast. There’s a professional tennis facility with lighted courts for evening play. And there’s no shortage of water activities: scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, and surfing. In fact, many of the charter boat excursions conveniently launch directly from the shores of Kaanapali Beach. If you’re looking for something different, try the eco tours on horseback, bicycling, or hiking.