Originally developed by Amfac Inc. in 1960, this area fronting the one-mile long Kaanapali Beach was Hawaii’s first planned resort. With seven resort hotels and a dozen condominium villages Kaanapali has become a model for resorts all over the world.
Consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the US, Kaanapali, with three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Boasting 2 world-class golf courses, a meticulously maintained beach boardwalk, shops, restaurants and one of the best sunsets on the island it is no wonder the resort area is one of the island's most popular destinations.
Not to be missed, Kaanapali’s most popular attractions, the daily cliff diving ceremony off of Black Rock at the Sheraton Maui Resort. Every evening at sunset, a cliff diver lights the torches along the cliff before diving off of the famous landmark in a reenactment of a feat originally performed by Maui’s own King Kahekili.