Kaanapali, Hawaii might be the most famous resort area of which you've never heard. Once a hallowed getaway for Maui royalty, it became the state's first planned resort area during the 1960s and has since been imitated all across the world. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous golf courses, a storied history—no wonder Kaanapali resorts are global darlings and great retreats for couples and families alike.
When you've checked in at one of the various hotels in Kaanapali, take a moment to look over what the area has to offer before you hit the beach. Kaanapali isn't large, but there's plenty to do. Black Rock (Puu Kekaa) is a large mass of volcanic stone where a diver lights a torch every evening before plunging off in imitation of a legendary Hawaiian king. Not only is it picturesque, it's a great place to snorkel. The Kaanapali Historical Trail and Legends Tour, a self-directed walking tour along the shore, is a short stroll through half a century of the area's past. The Bailey House Museum provides similar information in a more sedentary setting. Children and thrill seekers alike will adore zipline tours and parasailing. Adventure lovers with as much endurance as ambition should consider the 10-mile-long Pali Trail that begins in nearby Lahaina, while those who want something a little less strenuous can try their hand at 18 holes at one of the two local golf courses. Finally, none of our Maui Island packages would be complete without a luau. Various resorts and restaurants have their own take on this traditional feast, so call around first to find one that fits your price range.
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