Kāʻanapali, Hawaii, is a historic Maui resort community on Kāʻanapali Beach and the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Ron Garnett/Hawaii Tourism Authority)

100.5 The River's Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group spent Wednesday and Thursday on Maui, staying in the resort community of Kāʻanapali at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel; and is scheduled to leave today for Hilo on Hawai'i Island.

Nicknamed the Valley Isle, Maui is the second largest of the Hawaii's islands behind Hawai'i (The Big Island).

Located in West Maui, Kāʻanapali Beach is home to some signature sands and the resort of Kaanapali.

Whales are regular visitors in the Pacific Ocean waters surrounding Maui. The Whaling Village Museum in Kāʻanapali, Hawaii, chronicles the maritime and whaling heritage of the Hawaiian Island locale. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)

Kaanapali Beach has three miles of white sands and crystal clear Pacific Ocean waters.

Among its famed draws is the daily sunset diving ceremony off the cliffs of Puu Kekāʻa (Black Rock). For the event, a cliff diver lights torches along the cliff, re-enacting what the revered King Kahekili once did.

Kaanapali was Hawaii’s first planned resort, and has five hotels and six condominium villages. Also on Kaanapali Beach is Whalers Village, which includes Whalers Village Museum and more than 90 shops and restaurants.