Beaches

 

Below is a list of six, popular Maui beaches near to The Royal Kahana. Each has it's own character and ideal activities associated with it. Feel free to browse through and explore each of them so you can determine which ones are most appealing to you! Click on the name of the beach for a map.

Located in Lahaina, this beach is teeming with marine life (including an abundace of turtles!) and has beautiful coral reefs. It is a great location for snorkeling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, and swimming.

 

To find parking, ideally you want to try and arrive before 9:00am or after 3:00pm.

Named America's Best Beach in 2003, Kaanapali Beach goers can enjoy three miles of white sand and crystal clear water.  
 
One of Kaanapali Beach’s most famous attractions is the daily cliff diving ceremony off of the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. Held every evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along the cliff, diving off of Black Rock in a reenactment of a feat by Maui’s revered King Kahekili.
Yes, the name doesn't sound appealing, but don't judge it by this name. Slaughterhouse Beach got its name from a slaughterhouse that used to be above the cliffs that back the beach. The slaughterhouse was built by Honolua Ranch right at the edge of the sea cliffs, but was torn down in the mid-1960s. The beach has since then been known as Slaughterhouse Beach. Its Hawaiian name, Mokuleia, means “district (of) abundance.” This name describes this lovely beach much better.
 
Because the area is a protected marine preserve, fishing and spearing are not allowed on Slaughterhouse Beach. Harming or taking any marine life is prohibited. You can reach the beach by hiking down a trail from the highway.

Kapalua Bay Beach is protected by two reefs jetting out on each side forming a cove. As a result, these waters tend to be much calmer than other beaches around the area, making this beach ideal for swimming with kids and snorkeling for beginners. 

Honokohau is a remote, boulder beach in west maui. It's important to note that the ocean bottom in this bay is rocky and rip currents are common, so this is not a suitable place for swimming or snorkeling. However, in the winter months this beach becomes popular among surfers. So when the surf is up it can get crowded here and there is only a small parking area.
This beach was voted America's Best Beach in 2006. The great thing about this beach is that it has a parking lot, easy beach access, restrooms, fresh water shower, picnic tables, barbeque grills, shaded area, grass area, lifeguards, and seaside grill. Oh.. and the ocean view of the nearby island, Molokai, is pretty cool too.

 

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