With three miles of white sand and crystal water, Kaanapali Beach is now a popular getaway for the world, but was once the former retreat for the royalty of Maui.
Kaanapali was Hawaii’s first planned resort area and Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach.
Though Kaanapali is an acknowledged resort region, it is also a popular residential area for many Maui kama’aina (resident). It is one of the most sought after neighborhood in West Maui real estate. Currently, condos and single-family homes in Kaanapali are priced between high $200,000 to low $5,000,000.
The daily cliff diving at Puu Kekaa (aka Black Rock) is a famous attraction at Kaanapali Beach. It is held every evening at sunset. The ceremony is a reenactment of a conquest by Maui’s admired King Kahekili.
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