Posted Nov 13, 2015 on Expedia
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon and it was amazing beyond our dreams. Ka'anapali Beach Hotel was so rich in Hawaiian culture - from the staff, to the classes available (ukulele, lei making, Hawaiian Language classes), to the hotel grounds. The beach is great because: it is steps from the hotel, the water is clear, it's close to Black Rock, the swells are manageable, there aren't any rocks close to the shoreline, and you can spot so many animals here. This hotel is perfectly located because it has a beachfront walk to the Whaler's Village and beachfront restaurants. This beach is a lot better than some hotel beaches in Wailea and Kihei that have a lot of rocks steps from the shoreline. Aside from the beach, there are complimentary loungers all over the site, rich foliage, and a great Lu'au. The staff is so embracing and caring, and they really feel like one big family. They have parking onsite, but you have to pay (you have in/out privileges) - but it is well worth it. The on-site Lu'au was also great - ample food, drinks, and dessert was awesome; I recommend the local craft beer! Also, before the Lu'au begins, there are various activities to try. The Lu'au only happens on Mondays, so book accordingly.
All in all, a great place, with great staff, a great beach, and a great culture!
I highly recommend Ka'anapali Beach Hotel and their Lu'au!