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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get...
Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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This is a little gem of a place for snorkeling. The appeal is that if you're staying in a property along Kaanapali Beach the ease and access of getting to this place is a piece of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Reno, Nevada

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Franklin Ohio
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is our 3rd visit to this lovely Island and we always stay on this beach and as close to black rock as we can. This time we stayed at the Sheraton on the 3rd floor right against black rock. I love to snorkel at the rock every day but what we didn't know until we stayed right against the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved snorkeling at Black Rock. We were staying at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel so we had a great view and very short walk to Black Rock. My husband and I snorkeled there 3 times during our stay and saw green sea turtles every day! The first day we saw several green sea turtles, including three huge turtles swimming and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

OK, you want to please everyone? This beach has it. Nice water to body surf(further away from black rock), calm water near the black rock and shore for little kids to play with no waves, Nice beach to layout on, Sheraton hotel nearby for drinks, a pool, and rinsing off, good snorkeling (especially toward the tip of black rock and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a little gem of a place for snorkeling. The appeal is that if you're staying in a property along Kaanapali Beach the ease and access of getting to this place is a piece of cake. You can rent snorkel gear for $15+ (for the whole day and depending on where you choose to rent). You can access Black... More 

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Roseville,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Black Rock is an institution and a must-do in Kaanapali. However, after doing it once, you can snorkel at several other beaches that are MUCH better and far less crowded. Beware the locals and others jumping off the rock. The snorkeling is great for turtles but the coral is OK, pretty washed out. It's also VERY crowded. A must-see at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This a fun place to visit and test your daredevil skills. Our boys loved climbing up and jumping off Black Rock. It is not too high and easily accessible. I spent the day snorkeling in the water just below. If you stay till evening the Sheraton hotel hosts a short ceremony where a man climbs Black Rock and lights a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

To get the most from this review, I'll have to tell you my version + my daughter's version. My version is from the shore. I spent the day laying on Ka'anapali Beach enjoying looking out at a beautiful ocean and Black Rock- book in hand. Relaxing day for me! My daughter (and my husband) spent their time swimming out to... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Me and my wife were there during our honey moon: a great place. A lot of coloured fish and turtles. You can also dive from the black Rock. Be aware that you are in the ocean with shores and a lot of dangers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is beautiful but take heed that if there are rip tide warnings DO NOT SWIM. I made the mistake of ignoring the signs because I am a very strong swimmer and swimming in front of the Sheraton Maui nearly killed me. After an epic battle for my life I just barely made my way onto shore, dragging myself... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My 12-year old daughter's favorite adventure in Maui! We stayed at the Westin Resort and Spa, so it was about a 10-minute walk. If you are staying near the Wharf, I recommend that you walk to Black Rock for snorkeling. We also rented the snorkeling gear for one-hour for $8 each (max. $20) steps away from the beach. You can... More 

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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui

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