Ka'anapali, Whaler's Village

(November 1998)

There is an abundance of excellent beaches on Maui. The most important tourist resorts have been built in West Maui along the coastline north of Lahaina and in East Maui in the area of Kihei.

We had chosen Ka'anapali in West Maui, because it promised a quiet atmosphere, and it was easy on the other hand to go to Lahaina and have some change. There are also many accomodations north of Ka'anapali, from big hotels to smaller hotels and bed-and-breakfast pensions.

Several public parks are located along the beach between Lahaina and Ka'anapali. You can swim, take a sunbath, grill a steak and have a party. The picture shows a view to Ka'anapali. There is also public access to the beaches of Ka'anapali.

We don't play golf or tennis, but with jogging in the morning, excursions during the day, relaxing and dining in the evening we could agree to the slogan describing Maui as "Close to Paradise".

November is rainy season, and there were many beautiful rainbows, but there was also a lot of sunshine.

Whaler's Village is a shopping mall in the middle of the Ka'anapali hotels (left picture). There is a variety of shops from Tiffany's to Hamburger restaurants. And there are two small museums, one is dedicated to the natural history of whales. At the entrance a predecessor of the whales is shown (right picture). The other museum shows an exhibition about whaling and the whalers.