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    Ka’anapali is located along the coast in West Maui, between Lahaina to the south and Napili-Honokowai to the north. Historically, it was the first master-planned resort area in Hawaii, opening in 1962. Today, it is one of the most in-demand resort areas in Hawaii, famous for its world-class beach and ocean activities, shopping and dining, and golf-course communities.    


    Live in Ka’anapali

    Ka’anapali is in high demand for its world-class beach, oceanfront resorts, services, activities, and golf-course communities.

    In fact, the area also has some of the best, easy-to-access snorkeling on Maui, with the waters off Ka’anapali Beach teaming with marine life.

    Live in Ka’anapali

    Kahului & Kapalua Airports

    Maui’s main gateway is Kahului International Airport. Kahului is well-served by major US domestic carriers, which offer nonstop service to Maui from cities across the US.

    The US West Coast has ample flights, with multiple departures from LA, San Francisco, and Seattle, and nonstop service from several secondary airports. Nearby Kapalua Airport, which serves West Maui, is preferred for private and inter-island flights due to its proximity.


    Diverse Market

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    Buying and selling real estate in Ka’anapali is competitive. The area has diverse housing options that run from one-bedroom hotel-zoned condo units to opulent gated communities built around golf courses.

    We are going to speak to three types of properties available here in Ka’anapali.

    • Check Single Family Homes
    • Check Condos
    • Check Lots


    According to Maui MLS, the median price of a single-family home in Ka’anapali in Q1 of 2024 is $2,900,000.

    To get a better sense of the higher end of the market and popular neighborhoods, let us look at the communities of Lanikeha in the Ka’anapali Golf Estates and work our way toward the unique community of Ka’anapali Coffee Farms. These communities sit above the coast, boasting iconic views of the ocean and the outer islands of lanai and Molokai. Sunsets from the homes in these communities are postcard perfect. Both offer luxury resort-style living and excellent community services.

    Typical Home Features for Luxury Homes
    • Check Gated Communities
    • Check Community Clubhouses
    • Check Iconic Outer-Island Views
    • Check Impeccable Community Landscaping
    • Check Built-in Pools & Spas


    Lanikeha is a double-gated community inside the Ka’anapali Golf Estates. In Lanikeha, lots are between one-half and one acre.

    In early 2024, single-family homes are selling for around $1,300/sq. ft. with home prices averaging around $4 million, while half-acre lots in Lanikeha are selling in the $1,000,000 range. Lanikeha has its own clubhouse, offering residents access to a pool, gym, billiards and more. The HOA fees run about $700 per month.


    Coffee Farms

    The Ka’anapali Coffee Farms sit on approximately 500 acres upslope from the Ka’anapali Beach Resort and are composed of 4-to-7-acre farm lots. Each lot is a part of a working coffee farm managed by local farmers.

    Ka’anapali Coffee Farms is a private agricultural community that blends contemporary island living and the rich farming culture of West Maui. Homes in the coffee farms are selling in the $4-8,000,000 range. If you are looking for a beautiful home tucked away from the buzz of the resorts, the Coffee Farms is a uniquely beautiful option.



    When it comes to condos, there is a wide range of properties, from $500,000 studio residences to fabulous, short-term-rental-friendly Honua Kai residences that sell from $1.5 to $5,400,000.

    Below is the median sale price trend for Condo Residences in Ka’anapali.



    If you’re looking for a lot to build your Maui dream home in Ka’anapali, lots are in high demand, with a median price of $1.1 million. A half-acre lot inside the Lanikeha development runs approximately $950,000.



    Ka’anapali residents with keiki or children can choose from the following public and private schools.

    Private Schools
    • CheckMana'o'io Baptist Academy (Pre-School - 12th Grade)
    Public Schools
    • Check King Kamehameha III Elementary School Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary

    Things to Do



    Whaler’s Village is home to a diversity of shops, including global brands and local boutiques. You’ll find Lululemon and Tommy Bahama as well as Hawaiian brands like Crazy Shirts and Na Hoku fine jewelry.



    Ka’anapali also offers excellent dining, including Roy’s with its famous Pacific Rim cuisine, The Monkey Pod, Hula Grill, and Duke’s in the Honua Kai resort.

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