Imagine a place where crystal blue waters meet an even bluer sky, rainbows bridge mountains, and luscious flowers saturate the landscape. Ka‘anapali Beach, a 3-mile stretch of sand located in West Maui, 45 minutes from Kahului airport, is this fantasy brought to life. Rich in history and culture, the area once served as the training ground for ancient Hawaiian warriors. Its hallowed shores have also played host to Hawaiian kings and queens who flocked to the region for repose. Whether you’re traveling with a family, seeking a romantic refuge, or going solo, Ka‘anapali offers something to satisfy every sense. From experiencing the majestic scenery on land and under water to zipping high above the lush tree line, vacationing here is truly a chance to escape from it all. Click through the slideshow for a detailed guide. Once you go, you might not want to come home.