Ka'anapali Beach Parking Guide

Ka'anapali Beach Parking Guide
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Address 2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
Driving to Ka'anapali Beach? We'll show you where you can park.

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If you're staying at one of the hotels along Ka'anapali Beach and Black Rock Beach (Pu'u Keka'a) then accessing the beach is as easy as walking out the back door of your hotel. For everyone else who has to drive to get to Ka'anapali Beach and Black Rock Beach (Pu'u Keka'a), the question of where to park is a big one.

Maui County requires the hotels along this area to provide a certain number of public parking spots. As is often the case, the number of spots that are available are often kept to the absolute minimum required by law. This is a really a shame and it would be nice to see resorts be the "nice guy" and do right by the locals (and visitors) by providing plenty of parking.

Until the resorts realize that giving back to the community would be in their best interests, let's cover all of the current parking options you have, as well as those you don't.

Whalers Village

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Whalers Village and beach parking so I'll mention it first. Many assume they can simply pay to park in the large parking structure here. Technically, beach parking is not allowed in the paid garage. We guess it's because the owners believe the shopping mall is such a draw that they want spots for shoppers to use, though this mall doesn't really bring in a huge external crowd that we've noticed.

So, you have a couple of options here. First, there are 21 (20 required by law) public parking spots here so one is empty snag it. If not and you choose to park here in the paid garage you can buy something or eat here and get your parking validated which will buy you a few free hours of parking. If you hit the beach during that time you do so at your own risk of course. More at: Whalers Village

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa

The Hyatt is required to offer 72 public parking spaces and they generously (?) offer 74. The large number of spaces for public beach parking is likely your best bet to start at. More at: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The Sheraton is legally required to provide 20 public parking spots for beach access. More at: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Ka'anapali Alii

The Ka'anapali Alii is legally required to provide 10 public parking spots for beach access and they seem to offer 11. More at: Ka'anapali Alii

Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin offers 10 public parking spots as legally required for beach access. More at: Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel offers 10 public parking spots as legally required for beach access. More at: Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

Marriott's Maui Ocean Club

The Marriott is legally required to offer 30 spots for publically parking but they claim to offer 35. More at: Marriott's Maui Ocean Club

Still Can't Find A Spot?

It may sound like that's a lot of public parking, but it's really not. It's a fraction of what is truly needed to park in this area. The situation will be even worse on holidays and weekends. So what can you do if you still can't find a place to park for Ka'anapali Beach and Black Rock Beach (Pu'u Keka'a)? Try pulling up at any of the hotels in the area and ask what their rates are to valet park your car. Even if you're not a guest many will let you valet your car to eat at their restaurants, shop at their stores, or possibly even just to go to the beach. Just be ready, it won't be free and the valet will expect a tip when you pick up your car (see Tipping).