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Four-mile-long Kaanapali is one of Maui’s best beaches, with sugary golden sand as far as the eye can see. A paved walkway links hotels and condos, open-air restaurants, and the Whalers Village shopping center. Because Kaanapali is so long and broad, and most hotels have adjacent swimming pools, the beach is crowded only in pockets; there’s plenty of room to find seclusion. Summertime swimming is excellent. The best snorkeling is around Black Rock, in front of the Sheraton, where the water is clear, calm, and populated with clouds of tropical fish. Facilities include outdoor showers; you can also use the restrooms at the hotel pools. Various beach-activities vendors line up in front of the hotels. Turn off Honoapiilani Highway into the Kaanapali Resort. Parking can be a problem—the free lots that have been reserved for public access are small and hard to find. Look for the blue shoreline access signs at the Hyatt’s southernmost lot, between Whalers Village and the Westin, and just before the Sheraton. Otherwise, you can park (for top dollar) at the mall or any of the resorts.