Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Kaanapali

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Kaanapali. This city's snorkeling, shopping and spas draw many visitors. Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Kaanapali

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Kaanapali has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kapalua Golf Club Plantation Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Maui Ocean Center (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Kaanapali Golf Courses (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Kapalua Golf Resort Bay Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • The Dunes at Maui Lani (13.7 mi / 22 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kaanapali

Kaanapali is famous for its beautiful ocean views, breathtaking sunsets and tropical locale. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kaanapali. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kaanapali Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Kapalua Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • D.T. Fleming Beach Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Iao Valley State Park (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Kahekili Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Kaanapali

Fly into Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Kahului, HI (OGG), which is 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station.

Where to stay near Kaanapali?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,200 house rentals near Kaanapali. From 3,002 Condos/Apartments to 401 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kaanapali for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kaanapali?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kaanapali:

  • Kaanapali Hillside: 296 vacation rentals
  • Montage Kapalua Bay (Residences at Kapalua Bay): 430 vacation rentals
  • Ukumehame Ahupuaa: 287 vacation rentals
  • Historic Lahaina Front Street: 506 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Lahaina: 415 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kaanapali?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kaanapali. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kaanapali Beach: 5,520 home rentals
  • Whalers Village: 5,651 home rentals
  • Whalers Village Museum: 5,648 home rentals
  • Kaanapali Golf Courses: 5,798 home rentals
  • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station: 5,236 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kaanapali listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kaanapali?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,002 Condos/Apartments in Kaanapali. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kaanapali include:

  • Villas: 401 lodging choices
  • Houses: 201 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 25 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kaanapali?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,556 vacation homes with pool available in Kaanapali.

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