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What It’s Like to Live in Kāʻanapali

September 6, 2016, 12:02 PM HST
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Kāʻanapali is one of the most in-demand locations for island living in West Maui.

Located between Historic Lahaina Town and great oceanfront neighborhoods like Nāpili Bay and Kapalua, this area is creme de la creme for West Maui living.

When living in Kāʻanapali, residents can expect perfect ocean conditions, endless sunshine and picturesque sunsets from Kāʻanapali Beach. Kāʻanapali Beach, Maui. Photo source: Flickr/Joe Parks

When living in Kāʻanapali, residents can expect perfect ocean conditions, endless sunshine and picturesque sunsets from Kāʻanapali Beach.
Kāʻanapali Beach, Maui.
Photo source: Flickr/Joe Parks

Residential areas in Kāʻanapali are located on both the mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) sides of the Honoapi‘ilani Highway.

Although Kāʻanapali is mostly regarded as one of the most popular resort areas in Maui, there are many opportunities for buyers looking for vacation condominiums, single family homes and luxury estates in Kāʻanapali.

Set oceanfront in Kāʻanapali, buyers can take advantage of rare opportunities to purchase luxury condos at the Honua Kai Resort, Kāʻanapali Ali’i and The Whaler.


Maui luxury homes are a plenty in Kāʻanapali with gorgeous oceanfront estates, and incredible gated luxury homes in the Kāʻanapali Golf Estates.


For buyers that would like to build their own Maui dream home in Kāʻanapali, there is much opportunity with land available in the Kāʻanapali Coffee Farms agricultural community, Lanikeha neighborhood in the Kāʻanapali Golf Estates, the Pinnacle development, and a few rare oceanfront lots that front the sand on Kāʻanapali Beach.

Perhaps the best advantage to living in Kāʻanapali is the close proximity to exciting West Maui activities and attractions.

When in Kāʻanapali, you can always count on long days of sunshine and the most consistent ocean conditions on island for swimming, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding and more great West Maui ocean activities.


Whaler’s Village Shopping Center is where you can find the best shopping, dining and entertainment in West Maui, and there’s nothing like a magical Maui sunset front Kāʻanapali Beach.

Throughout Kāʻanapali areas, residents will find 360-degree island views of the Pacific Ocean, outer islands and the gorgeous West Maui mountain range.

Schools Near Kāʻanapali

Children of The Rainbow Nursery & Preschool
Lahaina Preschool- Kamaʻāina Kids
King Kamehameha III Elementary School
Princess Nahienaena Elementary School
Lahaina Intermediate School
Lahainaluna High School
Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Sacred Hearts School

Conveniences & Amenities

Grocery stores
US Post Office
Gas stations
Police station
Fire station
Community center
Restaurants, cafe’s & coffee shops
Yoga & fitness
Golf resorts
Public & paid parking lots

Things That Stand Out About Kāʻanapali

Properties with acreage are still available
Amazing Pacific Ocean and West Maui views
Front Street
Close to top golf resorts
Close to activities in Lahaina and neighboring West Maui locales
West Maui Skate Park
Surplus of incredible restaurants and dining opportunities
Historical Sites
Rich Recent Cultural History (Less Than 100 Years)

Close to amazing West Maui beaches
Close to world renowned golf resorts

Frequent traffic due to school hours, swells and increases in visitors


65-85 degrees
Average temperature is 76.3 degrees (aka “perfect”)
13.54 inches or less of rainfall per year
Tropical savanna climate

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