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Where to Find the Best Happy Hour in Kaanapali

This three-mile stretch of Ka’anapali Resort’s white sand on the west side of Maui is ideal for a sunset cocktail and tasty snacks. Keep in mind, the phrase “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” takes on a new meaning in Hawaiʻi where, depending on where you’re visiting from, 5 o’clock happens to be at least two hours earlier here. On top of that, there’s also a whole concept applied to this beloved practice of discounted drinking on the islands.

The expression “pau hana” is often interchanged with the words Happy Hour and translates to “work is finished” Pau means done and hana, work. It refers to a conscious decision to leave any worries behind and enjoy free time. The essence of “pau hana” encourages visitors to put down their phone and relax in the company of others over drinks and pupu (appetizers). Here are some of the top spots to get your pau hana on in Ka’anapali.

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